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.
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
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
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.
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.