Coffee and Conversation

Coffee and Conversation with Ms. Cifu

Join Ms. Cifu in the Commons every first Thursday of the month at 8:45 am for coffee and treats. The first meeting will be on October 4.

This is an opportunity for school families to connect with the principal, ask general questions, and get updates on all things St. Als. See you there!

Principal's Corner

Principal’s Corner – September 24, 2018

Hello St. Al Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Below you will find this week’s event info and policy/procedure reminders.


Wednesday: Conference Info Sheets 

Info and sign-up sheets for October conferences go out via email to all parents/guardians for K-8 students.  Please read the form carefully and fill out your choices for conference times.

Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Friday: SCRIP is on sale!

Check the SCRIP page on our website for more details about purchasing SCRIP and look for our new signs on school sale days. You can also purchase at the parish office.


Uniforms: Our school sets ourselves apart from other institutions in many ways—our knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith, our academic programs, etc.. One important way we stand out is through our uniforms.  Our uniform policy exists to assist students and parents on how to appropriately dress for a day at St. Alphonsus.  It is such a nice sight to see students looking their best in our uniform each morning, ready to start the day together.  I would like to encourage each family to take a moment and review our uniform guidelines as we have been noticing a few issues with socks, skirts, and other clothing items.  Teachers will be assisting me in addressing dress code concerns and we may contact you if a situation arises.   If you have any questions about our uniforms please contact our school office or your student’s teacher.

Remember that navy blue shirts are now allowed for Pre-K through 4th grade, in addition to the white shirts previously worn.

Finally, I would like to say thank you to all of the individuals who helped at Bingo on Friday night and the Welcome Breakfast on Sunday.  Bingo was a wonderful event to behold and I am so thankful for the parent volunteers who help make it possible.  On Sunday, our Student Council members were on hand to welcome parishioners, hand out bulletins, and bring up the gifts at the 10am mass.   Thank you to the volunteers and students who assisted with the Welcome Breakfast after mass.  Parents and volunteers served the parish community as the students represented our school.

Thank you,
Kathleen Cifu
Principal, St. Alphonsus Parish School

Welcome our new Principal, Miss Kathleen Cifu

Dear St. Alphonsus Families and Friends,

I’m so excited to announce our new principal, Miss Kathleen G. Cifu.

Miss Cifu is originally from southern California but has lived in the Seattle area for the last 12 years. She obtained her BA in History at California Baptist University and later studied at Seattle Pacific University where she earned her masters and PHD in Curriculum and instruction. She converted to Catholicism four years ago and is an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Seattle where she sings in the choir.

Miss Cifu comes to us with six years of teaching experience at the middle school level from West Seattle Academy and Islander Middle School as well as two years of administrative intern experience at Islander Middle School on Mercer Island. She is also a current adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University teaching classes to prepare future teachers for the job market.

Miss Cifu is very excited about being the next principal of our school. Please join me in welcoming her.

I also would like to invite you to a Town Hall meeting that the School Commission and I are hosting on Wednesday June 20th at 7pm in the Family Center. During this meeting we plan on presenting our new principal as well as answering some questions.

Please RSVP to let us know if you plan to come. We are organizing child care so please let us know how many children you might bring with you. We will offer a movie and other activities to keep them entertained.

Thank you for all your support during this time.

God bless,
Fr. Richard Klepac, SOLT
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

Principal Search Update

To Our St. Alphonsus Community,

The principal search committee would like to thank you all for the amazing participation in the survey. We were able to gather information and form a solid idea of whom our community is looking for based on the results.

We are now proceeding with candidate interviews.

Thank you for your prayers as we seek to welcome a new head of school.

The School Principal Hiring Committee
Fr. Richard Klepac
Karen Tarabochia
Jim Chamberlin
Mike Corcoro
Mija Hamilton
Anne Loucks
Kim Serwold
Rachael Stover

hiring Committee

A Message from the School Principal Hiring Committee

To Our St. Alphonsus Community,

The search for a new principal has officially begun with the formation of the hiring committee. The members of the committee (listed below) include representation from the parish, school parents, Parents’ Club, the School Commission, and the Archdiocese of Seattle.

We will be updating our school and parish community regularly in order to keep you informed of our steps throughout this process. We will also be asking for your feedback and a survey will be sent next week to gather your input.

Thank you for your prayers as we seek to welcome a new head of school.

Fr. Richard Klepac
Karen Tarabochia
Jim Chamberlin
Mike Corcoro
Mija Hamilton
Anne Loucks
Kim Serwold
Rachael Stover

2018-2019 SOS (1)

State of the School Presentations

Tuesday, February 6
2 pm or 6 pm

Wednesday, February 7
8:45 am

Join your fellow parents to learn school facts and figures as well as hear about curriculum and enrichment programs at the State of the School presentations.

Every family is required to attend a State of the School presentation before re-enrolling.

The one-hour session includes at 45 minute presentation from Principal Matt Eisenhauer, with time for Q&A. Please note child care will not be provided.

RSVP online or in the school office.