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 email@example.com 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
Do you love Theater? Can you sew? Are you a bargain thrift store hunter?
Costume Work Party
Saturday, March 2
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there are other ways you would like to help with the middle school musical, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Tricia Bentley at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- March 17, 24, 31
- April 7, 14, 21, 28
- May 5, 12
- Wednesday, May 15 – Sunday, June 2, 2018
Winter After School Programs are starting the week of January 14, 2019.
Register at the links below or where otherwise noted. Information is also on our After School Activities page.
Flyers with more information can be found in the Commons.
For questions regarding Extracurricular Activites, contact our EC Coordinator, Gina McMann at email@example.com.
The 6th graders have the exciting opportunity to attend Camp Waskowitz Enviromental Camp! This week long camp is held in the spring. It is a chance for the kids to learn about environmental science in an outdoor setting.
In order to help defray the cost of environmental camp, the 6th graders will be selling See’s candy. Please support their endeavor by making a purchase. Candy also makes great Christmas gifts! Gift certificates are also available and make a great addition to a Christmas card.
Sixth graders will be selling See’s candy from Friday, October 26th to November 30th. Orders are prepaid, so have that checkbook handy! Candy will be available for delivery to customers before the kids go on Christmas break.
If you have questions, please contact Maureen@chris-endres.com
CYO Basketball Registration
Registration is open for coaches and players in grades 4-8. Registration fee is $105
Registration is open until October 29th, 2018.
If you do not register your child by this date, we cannot guarantee that they will be able to participate in CYO basketball this year.
Follow the link on our website to register at SportsPilot: https://stalseattle.org/school/extracurricular/cyo-athletics/
Assessments for teams will take place beginning the week of October 30th (unless your child’s team is in Soccer Playoffs that week). For 4th and 5th grade, teams will be separated by gender and the teams will split up as evenly as possible. For 6th – 8th grade there will be Varsity and JV teams for both Boys and Girls. Independent assessors will be evaluating to separate the teams according to CYO rules. Practices will start the week after assessments.
Games start the weekend of 11/16/2018. There is a week off for Thanksgiving, then one game each weekend for the first three weekends of December. There are then four games (one per weekend) between January 5th and January 27th. Playoffs will be held for 6th – 8th grade the first two weeks of February.
Your child’s specific practice and game schedule will be communicated by your child’s coach following the assignment of teams.
If you have any questions, please contact Matt Deines via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 206-300-0741.
Contact CYOemail@example.com for a scholarship. No questions asked.
Contact Julie Giebel (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with any questions.
Basketball/Volleyball Uniform Return
We need you to look through you drawers and closets for last years Under Armour basketball/volleyball jersey and shorts. We are missing a significant amount of them (about 100). Please, please return them. They are to be re-used to keep costs down over the next few years. This also goes for students who played volleyball including the high school teams.
You can return uniforms to the office. Please return them ASAP but no later than Tuesday 10/9. Thanks!
Is your girl interested in Girl Scouts? St. Al’s has an all-ages troop that meets after school on Mondays and Thursdays!
Last year we did crafts, made blankets for Seattle Children’s Hospital and created bird houses and squirrel nesting boxes for our community. Oh! And we also sold some Girl Scout cookies! 😉
This year, we will be making our world a better place! We will be educating ourselves on bees and our environment.
This is just one of our main projects this year. If your family is interested, please register for Girl Scouts on the regional website: https://www.girlscoutsww.org
We also need adult volunteers! Please contact Maureen Endres at email@example.com for volunteer details.
Our Fall 2018 schedule for meetings will be 3:15-4:15pm in the Art Room
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
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen Endres at email@example.com
Fall CYO Sports Registration Open
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.
There are a few jerseys in the uniform exchange. Help yourself.
Scholarships are always available. For scholarships or questions, please contact Julie Giebel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We always need adult volunteers!
Do want to help with CYO by coaching/assisting soccer, helping at XC practices/meets or doing other activities?
Reach out to email@example.com for Soccer and XC Head Coach Joe Sperry firstname.lastname@example.org , for Cross Country. Thank you!
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.
Create/log intoSportsPilot today from the link on our St. Al’s CYO Extracurricular webpage to register for soccer, and buy your tickets.
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.
Attention 4th and 5th Graders!
Join the Debate Club!
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)