On a piggy bank budget ($0.25 per item) our children can shop for gifts for parents, grandparents, siblings and loved ones of all ages. But we need your help!
Suggested items include accessories, like scarves, purses, belts and jewelry. Check around your home or work for reusable toys, books, games, DVDs, CDs, holiday decor, kitchen items, gardening supplies, craft supplies. Gifts for Dads/Grandpa are often hard to find, so consider things that might work for them.
We can NOT accept donations of clothing or food.
We also are in need of gift wrap, gift bags, ribbon, and tags.
The day of Holiday Hoopla, please have your child bring a bag to put their gifts that they will purchase for family and loved ones. Our volunteer’s will help them wrap the gifts. Each item is a $0.25. Please have your child bring a list of family members’ names and enough money for each gift.
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” -Julia Child
Calling all bakers (and baked good lovers)! Karen Leung-Waite is back to take charge of our Dessert Dash once again. Karen is looking for about 25 dessert options this year. Email Karen if you want in on the fun.
Remember, time spent baking or shopping and money spent on baking or shopping count towards your volunteer hours.
Don’t forget to check your inboxes for our Auction Insider, which keeps you up to date on all things Auction related. Past issues can be found on our website.
If you want to serve as a volunteer working with kids and/or vulnerable adults (classroom aide, field trips, etc.) then you are required to take this training. This training is designed to teach participants how to recognize the signs of abuse, how to respond to suspected abuse and how to keep our ministries, programs and schools safe. More information about Virtus can be found here.
We will be hosting a class after drop-off on Wednesday, September 19 at 8:45 am in the school cafeteria. Please register at virtus.org. Click First-Time Registrant to create a profile and follow the prompts to complete the other requirements of a background check and policies sign-off. One of the prompts is signing up for a class, and you can scroll down until you find ours (although you can take at another location if that is easier for you).
If you think you may already have a virtus profile please contact Charleen Sweet (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lizzy Scholz (email@example.com). Also, if you are new to the Archdiocese of Seattle, but think you completed this training in another diocese it may carry over, contact Lizzy!
School Clean-Up and Uniform Swap
Please join the St Alphonsus School community for our annual school clean up!
Stop by any time and help beautify the school for our 2018-19 school year. A uniform swap will be held as well. Feel free to come with outgrown uniforms to donate or just to check out the swap. And your time will count toward your volunteer hours!
The Scrip committee would like to thank our volunteers who are graduating this year:
Without their dedication to Scrip, we wouldn’t be able to run the Scrip program as effectively as we do!
Scrip is looking for volunteers interested in helping sell Scrip next year. We are looking for people during the week and especially after the weekend masses. It’s a great way to earn volunteer hours and meet other St. Al’s families. Please contact Mija Hamilton if you are interested or would like more info.
Pre-K: $4 (yes only $4) plus t-shirt or purple sports jersey
Kindergarten: $25 plus t-shirt or purple sports jersey
Grades 4-8: $40 plus t-shirt or purple sports jersey
Pre-K and K: $40 plus purple sports jersey
Grades 1-8: $65 plus purple sports jersey
Don’t know your fall schedule yet? Register now and get a full refund for any reason if requested by September 9th. Registration open through August 1st. Registering for Soccer prior to August 1st will guarantee a player’s spot, but after August 1st it will be based on team/grade availability.
Want to get your child in the tunnel high-fiving the Sounders?
St. Johns and St. Als have secured a group of tickets for the Saturday, September 1st match against Kansas City. Tickets are on sale during soccer registration. The only way to currently get tickets is during registration and the only way to secure 1 of the 20 tunnel experiences is to purchase 3 tickets to the game (3 tickets per experience). The first 20 families who purchase 3 tickets will be guaranteed one spot in the tunnel to high five the Sounders on their way to pre-game warmups.
Looking for a good league and summer soccer camp outside of CYO?
For birth years 2000-2010: Check out https://www.shorelinesportsclub.com/ . The coaching philosophy and focus on the game is CYO friendly. This is a great option for advanced soccer without the extreme time intensity and cost of other local organizations.
A. Tryouts/Placements are May 12th at Ingraham High School
B. Summer Youth Program June 25- August 24 is only $350 for Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Bitterlake CC. Ages 7-17.