CYO Athletics

Track Registration is opening soon!

Does your child like to run?  Jump?  Throw things? Get to know kids in other grades?  Have fun?  Track season is starting soon!  Sign your 4th – 8th grader up for the St. Al/St. John track team.  We had a ton of fun last year with a record 85 kids participating, and a 2018 CYO championship team win.  We look forward to another year and any and all are welcome to participate regardless of experience or ability.

Practices start Monday, March 25 and continue through the end of May.  Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Ingraham High School track.  This year we are also able to offer Friday practices, 6:30 – 7:30, for those who want to do a bit more running or get additional practice on their field events.  Meets will be on Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and June 1. There is also a very fun 8th grade-only Pentathlon on May 19 that we encourage all 8th graders to participate in—pizza party details will be forthcoming.​ ​​​

Like cross-country, practices are optional–we understand kids have many other commitments, so please send your kids when it works. Please don’t worry if you can attend any or all of the meets.  Also, we understand many kids do club sports outside of school, so if they can’t make any practices but will be running elsewhere, we would still love to have them for meets if they are interested, so let us know.​​​
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We’re welcoming back Mike Martinez as distance coach and Trevor Sevigny as sprinting coach, and are thrilled to have Dave White and Rachel Lambert on board to coach sprinting and Chris and Marie Holt back to continue their support with coaching distance.  If anyone else has a passion for track, we welcome any and all parent-helpers at practices. ​

CYO Sports Registration Link

Angels’ Angle:  March 14

Vex Robotics Club

Vex Robotics Club attends Seattle Prep League Finals

Saint Alphonsus School’s Vex Robotics Club wrapped up their competition season with a strong showing at Seattle Prep League Finals on February 27th. Our three teams finished in second, third and fifth places overall. Congratulations students! We are proud of your achievement!

The team has been working since September to build and improve a robot to meet this year’s challenge called “Next Level.”  You can learn more about the game here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJML1_JNCLI

We intend to run the club again next year for middle school students.  If your child is interested in joining, please contact St. Al’s parent Chris Legere at waterdog3@comcast.net and keep your eye out for notices in Angels’ Angle before the end of the year and at the start of next school year.

Angels’ Angle: March 7, 2019

Beauty & the Beast, Jr.

Beauty & the Beast, Jr.

We’re looking for antlers! As part of our set design we’re looking for antlers. You know, the kind you find at a hunting lodge or cabin-in-the-woods. Nothing overly large, in fact smaller is better.

If you have something we can borrow, please contact Tricia Bentley at triciabentley@gmail.com.

Angels’ Angle: March 7, 2019

Costume Work Party

Do you love Theater?  Can you sew? Are you a bargain thrift store hunter? 

Costume Work Party
Saturday, March 2
2-4 pm
School Auditorium

We’re looking for volunteers to help us with this year’s production of Beauty and the Beast, Jr. You do not need to have a child cast in the show to volunteer. This Saturday we are having a Costume Work Party where we will begin by sorting through the many bins of costumes we already possess and outlining what needs to be re-purposed, adapted, created, purchased or procured. We’re looking to assemble a team to hit thrift stores, hem here or there, and help organize. We promise a fun time, clear communication, and tasks based on volunteer time available. Please reach out to Victoria Long and let her know you want to be part of this year’s Costume Crew: victoria.long63@gmail.com.

If there are other ways you would like to help with the middle school musical, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Tricia Bentley at triciabentley@gmail.com.

CYO Baseball Sign Ups

It’s time to sign up for CYO Baseball!

We hope to field a 5th/6th and either one or two 7 and 8th grade teams for the 2019 CYO season.

We need coaches for the 5th/6th grade team! Without a coach, we cannot field a team. Please contact Kevin Sylvester at sylvesterkj@msn.com right away if you would like to coach or be an assistant.

Register here:  https://reg.sportspilot.com/106510/leagues

Registration Fee is $95

CYO Baseball reminders:

  • Baseball is a co-ed sport.
  • We encourage our players to participate in additional leagues (LL, Pony, Club, etc.)  CYO is an opportunity for classmates to play the game together, but we do not practice (just 2 practices in March) during the season, this is an opportunity to play more games and get more chances to hit, field and pitch.

Outdoor practice will be at Loyal Heights 3/2 and 3/9 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

Game Dates:

  • League
    • March 17, 24, 31
    • April 7, 14, 21, 28
    • May 5, 12
  • Tournament
    • Wednesday, May 15 – Sunday, June 2, 2018

WATTS Girls in Coding:  Enrolling Now! 

WATTS Girls in Coding:  Enrolling Now! 
Session B for girls in grades 5th-8th

  • Location:  St Al’s (after-school, begins at 3:20pm )
  • Date: March 4 –  April 8   (6 weeks for 90 minutes)
  • Weekly program on Monday’s
  • Cost: Free!  This session is taught by the students at Holy Names Academy.

Please email Gina McMann if you would like to sign up your girls (gina.mcmann@wellsfargo.com)

Science Club

Join the Science Club! (Grades 3-8)

Science Club is an exciting opportunity to explore all things science!  We use fun to explore the everyday world through the lens of chemistry, physics and astronomy. It is an chance to have hands on fun without the pressure of a grade.  Last year the group made soap, cheese, explored chlorophyll chromatography, gas phases with dry ice and extracted DNA.

This club is open to students in 3rd through 8th grade. Limited to the first 22 students to turn in permission slips. Annual supply and snack fee is $15 for the year. If the supply fee is a burden, please contact Mr. Swanson. No child shall be excluded based on the ability to pay the fee. Permission slips can be obtained in the school office or Mr. Swanson’s classroom.

The club meeting dates are Thursdays, after school from 3:15 – 4:30pm
October 11
November 8th
December 13th
Jan 17th
Feb 7th
March 7th
April 11th
May 9th

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Swanson at pswanson@stalseattle.org or Maureen Endres at maureen@chris-endres.com

Join the Debate Club!

Attention 4th and 5th Graders!

Join the Debate Club!

DebateAble

DebateAble is offering an after school debate club every Tuesday, 3:15-4:15pm, beginning March 6th through June 5th.

Debate builds kids’ confidence, critical thinking, and public speaking skills. Spring Debate Club includes participation in DebateAble’s Annual Citywide Tournament, an exciting event that gives young debaters the unique opportunity to practice their skills in a real tournament environment. DebateAble is the only elementary program of its kind in the country, making debate fun for kids– no experience required! Students will prepare for the tournament during regular club meetings, engaging in games and other activities that build critical thinking and public speaking skills, then working with fellow debaters to formulate, practice and respond to arguments around this year’s (still top secret!) tournament topic. (The tournament is not a St. Alphonsus School sponsored event but the St. Al’s debate team will participate.)

DebateAble encourages kids to find their own voices and to listen to the voices of others! For more information, visit www.debateablekids.com.

Registration open 8am February 16th at  https://www.debateablekids.com

Cost: $260- 13 weeks (no class 4/3)