Queen Anne Food Bank

Angels Giving Back!

This week, Middle School boys and their 1st grade buddies worked together to create snack packs for clients of the Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart.

The snack packs consist of cereal, pretzels, and chocolate chips donated by Saint Al’s families. The students created enough snack packs to fill 10 grocery bags, which were then delivered to the food back after school. Great job students!

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

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.​​​
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

Holy Names Academy Summer Camps

Summer Camps at HNA!

Holy Names Academy offers summer camps for young women entering Grades 4 through 8, and to any student starting Grade 9 at Holy Names Academy in the fall.

The athletic camps are designed to offer quality instruction from the HNA coaching staff, players, and alumnae in a fun, welcoming environment. All skill levels are welcome. Please use the links below to register.

  • Cougar Basketball Hoop Camp
    • Grades 4-6: June 24-27, 2019, Monday – Thursday. 9 a.m. – noon
    • Grades 7-9: June 24-27, 2019, Monday – Thursday. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cougar Volleyball Camp
    • Grades 5-7: July 8-11, 2019, Monday – Thursday. 9 a.m. – noon
    • Grades 8-9: July 8-11, 2019, Monday – Thursday. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Cougar Soccer Camp
    • Grades 4-6: June 24-27, 2019, Monday – Thursday. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Grades 7-9: June 24-27, 2019, Monday – Thursday. 9 a.m. – noon
  • Cougar Crew Camp

Other HNA summer camps focus on other areas of  special interest and fun to middle-school-age young women. This summer we will offer Coding Camp and Leadership Academy. Please use the links below to register.

  • Coding Camp (designed as an introduction to the field of computer science)
    • Grades 6-9: July 29-August 1, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Leadership Academy (designed to inspire young women to grow as leaders through practical skills training and real-life examples)
    • Grades 7-9: August 5-8, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon

To register, please visit:  https://www.holynames-sea.org/athletics/summer-camps/

Angels’ Angle: March 14

8th Grade Yearbook Ads

8th Grade Yearbook Ads – Due March 22nd

The Yearbook committee invites you to purchase a ¼ page ad to honor your 8th grade graduate.

  • Please include up to 2 photos
  • Photos of your child growing up, family/friends, hobbies, milestones are all appropriate
  • Photos may be sent digitally but hard-copies welcome too
  • Please include a personal message
  • Cost is $25.00 checks made out to St. Alphonsus School
  • Ads will be ¼ of a page in size

Email all information/photos to mwisen@stalseattle.org

Questions: Mwisen@stalseattle.org

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.

Yearbook Photos Needed

Yearbook Photos Needed!

Do you have a school photo that might be a great addition to our yearbook? The Yearbook Committee is looking for any photo featuring St. Als students on a CYO sports team, field trip or at a class party, after school activity or working hard in the classroom.  Any photo featuring our great students are welcome.

Follow the link to download your photos:  plicbooks.com/go/K0CxY

Monica Wisen

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)


Middle School Open House – Tuesday, Oct. 23

Join us as for our Middle School (Grades 5-8) Open House!

Tuesday, October 23
6 – 7:30 pm

Families will have an opportunity to meet our Principal and faculty, learn about our curriculum, and our single-gender learning environment. We look forward to meeting you!

Register here: https://bit.ly/2A9rUDd

St. Alphonsus Parish School is an accredited Catholic School that welcomes families of all backgrounds. For over 100 years St. Als has been offering the families of Ballard and the surrounding community an excellent Catholic education for Preschool through 8th Grade by developing the whole student in a caring environment enriched by the faith of the Church and commitment of families. Our deep sense of community is fostered by our dedicated staff along with committed parents resulting in a safe, nurturing environment for our students.