17th of May Festival

We’re Marching!

Let’s Meet at 5:15 pm

We’ll meet around NW 60th St. and 26th Ave NW. Look for the St. Al’s spirit wear or school sweatshirts, our school banner, and a familiar face or two.

Please note: All children must be accompanied by an adult (either you or another adult you have communicated with in advance).

Complete Necessary Paperwork in advance

ALL Participants need to complete the following document and bring it with you:

Parade Starts at 6 pm

Once we know exactly where we will be starting from – the parade organizers line us up – we’ll move from our meeting spot over to the starting location.

Parade Route

The parade route begins at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. The route follows south to Market Street and eastward to Bergen Place park, then turns right onto 22nd and continues south down Ballard Avenue and ends at Lone St.

Can’t Make the Meeting Time and still want to March?

Text any last minute logistical questions to:

  • Development at 425-367-1735

And When You’re Done?

Be sure to submit your volunteer parent hours on RenWeb! Yes, marching in the parade counts as volunteer hours!

Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day

Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day

St. Alphonsus Parish School is delighted to host our annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day on Friday, May 24, 2019. Every student may invite their grandparents or special guests (parent, friend, or relative).

We ask you to complete the following Invitation Request Form by Friday, May 17. The school will be mailing/emailing invitations to these special guests. The Invitation Request Form may be found HERE.

Here is the schedule we will be following for the morning:

10:00 am Guests will be asked to check-in at the Welcome Table in the main vestibule of the Church. Students will come over to the Church and sit with their class.
10:15 am There will be a short program including songs performed by select classes.
11:00 am Following the performance, students will be dismissed with their class to return to the school. Guests may join their student(s) in the lunchroom shortly thereafter.
11:00-11:50 am Guests may visit the classroom and then, with their student, visit the lunchroom for a family photo by Glimmer Glass Photography, the Book Fair, and light refreshments.
11:50 am All students need to return to their classrooms. Guests are welcome to wait for their student in the school courtyard. Students will not be allowed to leave early with their guests.

(Preschool students should return to their classroom at 11:30 am for their regular morning dismissal.)

12 Noon Dismissal is at noon. The Book Fair will remain open until 12:30 pm.

To ensure the safety and security of our students, check-in and dismissal procedures must be strictly followed.

Questions? Please contact Development.

Shop With Scrip

It’s beautiful outside,
we can’t stay in all day.
The sun is shining bright,
let’s go out and play!

Enjoy the warm weather. Head to your favorite grocery store with Scrip (Fred Meyer, Safeway, Albertson’s, Whole Foods), get some ice cream and lemonade, and head to the beach for some Vitamin D!

And don’t forget, it’s May Madness, so stock up on all those grocery, gas, gift, and/or travel Scrip.

Please note that some items are special order and may take up to 2 weeks to arrive.

Scrip cards may be purchased:

  • Online at www.shopwithscrip.com
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 8:15-8:45 am in The Commons (small cafeteria) at school
  • Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am in the Preschool classroom
  • Friday afternoon at 2:45-3:15 pm in The Commons (small cafeteria) at school
  • After all weekend Masses in the back vestibule
  • At the Parish office during the week

Contact Mija Hamilton at mija@windermere.com for more info.

Hello Thursdays!

Hi St. Al’s families,

We are opening our doors for the remaining Thursdays in May between 9-11am for 2019-2020 prospective families! Please invite all of your friends and family to observe what great things our school has to offer.

We have space available in most classrooms and would really love to see more 1st graders next year!  Please let me know if you have any questions. Flyers will be coming home with each student today, please post or pass them along to someone who may be interested.

Thanks for all your help!

Jenny Horstmann
Admissions Director

Angels’ Angle: May 9, 2019

Message from the Principal

Message from the Principal

Hello St. Al Families,

This week was again a busy one with camp, MAPs, Bike to School Day, and looking forward to the final musical performances this weekend.  We also took time this week to honor our teachers, and really all of our staff, for Teacher Appreciation Week.  I would like to extend a special thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time and talent to provide lunch and other goodies for our staff.  All of the staff here at St. Alphonsus are so thankful for the ongoing support we receive from our parent community.

Jog-a-thon was a huge hit last week.  We all had a great time running/walking to support our school.  Thank you to all of the families and our school friends who donated.  Remember all donations are due May 10.  I would also like to extend a personal thank you to our Jog-a-thon Committee for all of their hard work putting this event together.  They reached out to companies, collected prizes, and, organized every detail of the event.

Finally, I have the unfortunate duty to announce Ruth Foisy will be leaving St. Alphonsus at the end of this year.  Ruth has been feeling the call to go back into administration and God has provided a wonderful opportunity for her.  I have been so thankful for Ruth this year as she served on both my leadership team and my GRACE teacher leader team.  She has been a huge help for all of us in the accreditation process and a strong support for our students.  The following is a statement from Ruth:

Note from Mrs. Foisy – “One of my long term plans was to return as a learning resource teacher. Here at St. Al’s, I truly valued that role and enjoyed contributing to the success of this special program. I’m answering the call back into administration near my home. Please know, it has been a blessing to work with so many wonderful students, parents and faculty. I wish all of the St. Alphonsus families and school the very best in the future.”

I will be posting her position before the end of the week.  If you know someone who may be interested feel free to direct them to the Office for Catholic Schools employment page.

May God bless and keep all of you.  Thank you for being a part of our community and thank you for all of your support with the work we do.

Thank you,

Kathleen Cifu
Principal, St Alphonsus Parish

Angel’s Angle:  May 9, 2019

Kindergarten Book Drive

Kindergarten Book Drive

Kindergarten is collecting gently used books for the West Seattle Food Bank Bookcase Program. They are especially in need of board books, picture books, and easy readers.

Kindergarten will have a donation box outside the school office beginning on May 6 and will collect books until May 17. Thank you for your donation!

Angel’s Angle:  May 9, 2019

Book Fair

A Note from the Librarian

April showers bring the May BOOK FAIR?!?

We’re excited to host our final Book Fair of the school year from May 20th to May 24th. We will be open for book sales before and after school each day, plus we will have evening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday that week for those of you who can’t make it during the day (these times coincide with the K-4 and Middle School orientations). Let’s help our students avoid the dreaded “summer slide” and keep their brains engaged with great books! We’ll see you at the Book Fair!


Angel’s Angle:  May 9, 2019


Jog-A-Thon Donation Deadline: Friday, May 10

THANK YOU for another fantastic Jog-A-Thon! All the kids did a wonderful job and gave it everything they had for their class, their school, and their families.

Just a friendly reminder that all Jog-a-thon donations are due back to school by May 10th. Friends and family can give easily and securely online to help you reach your $125 family commitment, $75 for PreK only families.

And don’t forget, for every additional $100 your child raises by the deadline, they will receive an extra entry in our GRAND PRIZE drawing on May 15th.

Thank you!
2019 Jog-a-thon Committee

Angel’s Angle:  May 9, 2019