Jog-A-Thon T-Shirt Logo Contest

Jog-A-Thon T-Shirt Logo Contest

Each year the student receive a Jog-a-Thon T-shirt and this year we are looking for a St. Alphonsus Angel to design our Jog-a-Thon Running Shoe T-shirt Logo!  Logo designs should be submitted to the office or teacher (homeroom for middle school kids) by February 1st.  The link to the art submission form and instructions are attached below.

There will be 2 winners in each class, a boy and a girl, who will receive a coupon for an ice cream.  The final winner will be chosen from these designs.

We can’t wait to see what our Angels come up with!

Download Contest Form here.

Help Spruce the School – Volunteers Needed

Sunday, January 27 is our St. Alphonsus Parish School Open House and the beginning of National Catholic Schools Week and we need to put a little polish on our beautiful light here in Ballard.

We will meet at 10am in the school cafeteria and work until our tasks are completed, we are thinking about 1pm. You DO NOT need to stay for the whole time, any time you can spare will be appreciated.

We will have light snacks and drinks an of course, this counts toward you volunteer hours.

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Parents’ Club News

Save the Date – BINGO! December 14

Friday, December 14
Kitchen opens at 6:30
Games begin at 7 pm ($3.50/Bingo Card – that’s 7 games!)

St. Alphonsus Giving Tree

Our giving tree this year is our gift to our SOLT Sisters. Our sisters give so much of their time, talents, and spiritual treasures to all of us at St. Alphonsus and this is our opportunity to show our appreciation and Christmas joy.

The tree is located in The Commons. Please pick an “ornament” with a suggested item to donate and return the item to the school by December 19th.

Unlocking the Future of Ballard Poster

Need a unique and beautiful Christmas gift for that person who has everything? You can get your very own copy of the beautiful 6th Grade Auction Art Project poster, “Unlocking the Future of Ballard”.  A sample, unframed poster is located in The Commons. High quality 16″ x 24″ posters can be yours for $40. Please turn in a check made out to St. Alphonsus into the box next to the poster in The Commons by December 4th. Posters will be delivered before Christmas break.

 

Can-u-Copia

Wow! St. Al’s really knows how to help out community in a short time. In just two days our community gathered and delivered over 500 cans of tuna/chicken, 29 packages of pasta, 63 cans of vegetables, 100 protein/breakfast bars, and many, many more items to The Queen Anne Food Bank! Great Job Angels!

The food bank and its patrons were very grateful for your donations.

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Parents’ Club Meeting – Friday, Nov. 9

Guest Speaker at Our Next Parent Club Meeting

Friday, November 9
8:45 am
Cafeteria

Parent Club Open Meeting is Friday November 9th at 8:45am in The Commons. Please join us for coffee and treats and enjoy our guest speaker.

St Alphonsus’ Parents Club Welcomes:
Tom Uniack, Executive Director of Washington Wild and St. Al’s Parent

Please join us for coffee and hear Tom speak on conservation in our beautiful state.

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night – Friday, October 26

Family Fun Night

Friday, October 26
at the Family Center

Our annual Family Fun Night is creeping up on us!

Please join us for a night of festive fun including carnival games and prizes, a scary cake walk, and a costume contest.  Check out the sign-up genius to see how you can volunteer.

Chili and Cornbread Cook-off at Family Fun Night

Dust off your crock-pot and dig up your award winning family recipes!  We only have room for 15 chili contestants so you will want to register early.

Sign up here to register. Unlimited cornbread entries are allowed. Besides the pride of winning, there will prizes for the best spicy chili, non-traditional chili, kid friendly chili and finally, the best in show! If you don’t cook, come out to enjoy the food and judge the entrees!

Scary Cake Contest

Our Annual Scary Cake Contest is back! Please deliver your scary cake to the cafeteria before school on Friday, October 26. All cakes will be judged by class and prizes will be awarded. The cakes will then be used in the cake walk at Family Fun Night.

No sign up is needed – just have your child bring their cake to school!

Help Us Fulfill our Amazon Family Fun Night Wish List

We will have lots of carnival games this year at Family Fun Night and want to have some fun and exciting prizes for the children to “shop” for after winning tickets at the games. Check our our Amazon Wish List to find items to prize items to purchase. You will get one volunteer hour for every $20 spent!  How easy is that? (And don’t forget to use your Amazon Scrip card when you purchase!)

Save the Date! Family Fun Night – October 26

Family Fun Night

Friday, October 26
6 – 8 pm
Family Center

Our annual Family Fun Night is creeping up on us!

Please join us for a night of festive fun including carnival games and prizes, a scary cake walk, and a costume contest.  Keep an eye out for more information and the sign-up genius to see how you can help and earn volunteer hours.

Also, this year, as part of Family Fun Night, we are having a Chili and cornbread cook-off!

Dust off your crock-pot and dig up your award winning family recipes!  We only have room for 15 chili contestants so you will want to register early.  There will be a flyer going home this week in your child’s back pack.

Fill out the form and return it to the office or email rachaelstover@gmail.com to register. Unlimited cornbread entries are allowed. Besides the pride of winning, there will prizes for the best spicy chili, non-traditional chili, kid friendly chili and finally, the best in show! If you don’t cook, come out to enjoy the food and judge the entrees!

Join us for School Clean-up and Uniform Swap!

School Clean-Up and Uniform Swap
August 25
9am-3pm

Please join the St Alphonsus School community for our annual school clean up!

Stop by any time and help beautify the school for our 2018-19 school year. A uniform swap will be held as well. Feel free to come with outgrown uniforms to donate or just to check out the swap. And your time will count toward your volunteer hours!

Parents’ Club Executive Board Voting Now Open

It is election season for our Parents’ Club Board. Our Parents’ Club is an important component of our St. Al’s community that both facilitates community building and fundraising events. The events knit our community together, and our fundraising commitments fill the budget gaps for those extra projects.

Please refer to this email for more information about our candidates. We are grateful to the following parents for their willingness to serve.

Voting will close Friday, May 4. Click on the link below to vote online. Paper ballots will also be available in the office.

Please take the time to vote and show your support for the Parents’ Club.

VOTE HERE!

 

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2018-2019 Parents’ Club Board Nominations

Spring is around the corner and it is now the season for Parents’ Club Board Nominations. If you feel drawn to one of the positions listed below or if you would like to nominate a friend, then please come to the office and fill out a nomination ballot. There will be a box on the counter in the office to receive your nominations. Please list the name of the person you are nominating AND your name. Nominations without the name of the nominator will not be valid as it is listed in the Parent’s Club Bylaws. Nominations will close Friday March 23 after morning drop off.

The available positions for you to consider are:

Co-President:
Leadership, Vision, Creativity.

Vice-President:
Volunteer Recruitment, Fill-in for any position given any unexpected shifts.

Secretary:
Recorder, Systems manager.

Treasurer:
Accounting experience ideal.

Thank you Parents’ Community! Each and every one of you are a Parents’ Club member. We look forward to hearing from you! For more information, please contact Victoria Long at pcboard@stalseattle.org.

Thanks,
Parents’ Club Board 2017-18