Friday, January 25
Kitchen opens at 6:30
Bingo! starts at 7:00
Join us for a fun filled evening: great food, BINGO fun for the whole family, and the best kid – and BINGO caller – jokes this side of the Ballard bridge! Bingo packets are $3.50 for seven – that’s right seven! – games.
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.
Principal, St. Alphonsus Parish School
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week #3 of our school year together. Below you will find some policy and procedure items as well as event news for the rest of this week.
Pre-K & Elementary Curriculum Night: This event is tonight from 7-8:30pm. The book fair will be open starting at 6:30pm.
Bingo: Our first Bingo night is this Friday in the lunch room, 7-8pm with kitchen opening at 6:30pm.
Policies and Procedures
Playground After School: Playground time is a favorite for some of our students. For the safety of all our children we need to have non-Extended Care students supervised directly by parents when on the playground after school. This means that parents need to be on the playground with their students to directly supervise their playground activity. Our Extended Care staff need to be the support for our Extended Care students. Tracking who is and is not in Extended Care can be difficult for our staff when children without adult supervision join them on the playground. Also, families who are not paying for Extended Care supervision are receiving services for free that others have paid for if their students are unsupervised with our Extended Care group.
Please note that when K-8 Extended Care students are on the playground they use both play areas, so smaller children will come in contact with older elementary children on the smaller playground. My hope is that we can all use the playground area after school.
Extended Care: Once you sign students out from Extended Care we are releasing them to you. I know that there may be times when you need them to stay longer or you may need to take care of something in the office. If this is the case, we ask that you sign your student back in or simply wait to sign them out. This let’s our Extended Care staff know exactly who is still under their supervision and who should be going home with their trusted adult.
Thank you to all of our school volunteers, parents, students, and staff. It has been a wonderful start to the school year and I can’t wait to see what the rest of September has in store.
Principal, St. Alphonsus Parish School