CYO Track Update

Order your Track T-Shirt!

All students who are participating in track this year need to order the track T-Shirt. The on-line store is open now and will close April 14th so please put your order in right away. There is also a track sweatshirt that is optional. The track sweatshirt is only for track and cannot replace the school uniform sweatshirt. Please click on the link below to order your track uniform. The cost is $12.50 for the T-shirt. Sweatshirts are optional and cost $23.00. Track Store: https://stjohntrack2019.itemorder.com
 

Track Registration is still open!

Track:  4th – 8th grades
Practice: Monday, Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00 PM  through May
Optional Practice:  Fridays 6:30-7:30 PM
Where:  all at the Ingraham High School track.
Meets:  Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and June 1. Locations vary.

8th grade-only Pentathlon on May 19
Pizza party at the end of the season!

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.​​​ CYO Sports Registration Link

We need your CYO photos for the website and the yearbook!  Please send any photos to mwisen@stalseattle.org or to cyo@stalseattle.org.

Angels’ Angle:  March 28

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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.​​​
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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

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Volleyball Registration Now Open

Volleyball registration is open! CYO sports are open to school and parish kids, so recruit your friends and spread the word about volleyball!  The regular season games run from February to April, with practices beginning the week of Feb 11. Playoffs for grades 6/7/8  are held in April 2019. Volleyball registration costs $75.

Please register early so we can plan for coaches and gym times.

Click here to register. For scholarships click here.

If you would like to coach or assist, please contact John Fletcher.

Principal's Corner

Principal’s Corner – November 5, 2018

Hello St. Al Families,

November is in full swing and so is Saint Month.  All over the school doors are being decorated and students are learning about the specific saints for their classrooms.  November is also a very full month with events, such as our school auction just right around the corner.  Make sure to check out the school calendar on our website for more information.

Announcements

  • Accreditation Parent Survey

As some of you may know, this is our self-study year for accreditation.   This fall we have already been collecting evidence for various sections of our report.  We are now asking for the completion of a parent survey, filled out by current parents of St. Alphonsus students.  The deadline for completion of the survey is November 16.  At that time we will take the survey offline and begin sorting through responses.  Your participation in this survey is essential.  It serves as a key item for our initial analysis of the current state of our school and will be counted among other forms of data to determine next steps in our accreditation journey.

Parent Survey Link

  • Congratulations to 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys soccer.  Along with our teammates from St. John, they both won their championship games this weekend.
  • Calling all students who love to sing, the parish youth choir is looking for anyone 3rd-12th grade who would like to join.  Contact the parish office for more information. Non-parish? No problem.

Events

Friday, November 9: Parent Club Open Meeting with Special Guest 

–Join our Parent Club this Friday in the Commons/Cafeteria for their monthly meeting, featuring special guest Tom Uniack, St. Al’s parent and Executive Director at Washington Wild.

Monday, November 11: Veteran’s Day, School is closed in observance 

Saturday, November 17: School Auction 

–I would like to remind everyone to RSVP for the auction on November 17.  The date is fast approaching, and we want to make sure your space is reserved.  Feel free to drop off your RSVP cards in the main office or follow this link to register online.

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CYO Basketball Registration

CYO Basketball Registration

Registration is open for coaches and players in grades 4-8. Registration fee is $105

Registration is open until October 29th, 2018.

If you do not register your child by this date, we cannot guarantee that they will be able to participate in CYO basketball this year.

Follow the link on our website to register at SportsPilot: https://stalseattle.org/school/extracurricular/cyo-athletics/

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 dein34@gmail.com or by phone at 206-300-0741.

Contact CYO-scholarships@stjohnsea.org for a scholarship. No questions asked.

Contact Julie Giebel (cyo@stalseattle.org ) with any questions.

Basketball/Volleyball Uniform Return

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!

2018 Bump It Up Parent Fundraiser

Bump! Set! Spike!

…or something close to it!  This is our Annual FUNraiser Tournament to support St. John/St. Al CYO Athletics!

Moms, Dads, Grads & Teachers, grab some knee pads or not, and join the upcoming BUMP IT UP! Volleyball Tournament coming in October. Contact me to get on a team (see below or download flyer) It’s a great way to meet other parents and learn some volleyball.

Playing times for your team will be for 1 hour, twice a week during the evening hours (6:15 or 7:15 or 8:15) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during October. Support St. John/St. Al Athletics, by coming out and playing!

Any questions, please contact John Fletcher (Volleyball Coordinator) at fletchjp@aol.com.

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CYO Fall News

Fall soccer and cross country are underway! If you still need a purple jersey, there are a few extras in the office. Please help yourself.

Spring Track is looking for assistant coaches. Coaching is a fun and rewarding way to fulfill your family volunteer obligation. Please contact Nelle Steele at steeletupe@hotmail.com for more information regarding spring track opportunities.

Volunteers/Coaches: Anyone interested in coaching CYO sports is required to take a one-time training class. There is a rare opportunity to take this class at St. John next week. The training is called PLACT (Play Like a Champion PLACT Sports as Ministry training). The class will be held next Monday, September 17th from 6:30-9:00pm at St. John Egan Hall (121 N 80th St, Seattle, WA 98103).

St. Al/St. John CYO Night at Seattle Sounders – This Saturday!

To kick off the soccer season we have 150 tickets together for the Sounders match this Saturday, September 1 at 1pm.  As a result we have been given experiences for the kids.  Not only will some kids get a chance to high five the players pregame (filled) but there are open spots for kids to get on the pitch towards the end of the 1st half and watch from the field! The Sounders have a chance to make a historic win streak as they have already surged from near last place into a playoff berth.

Tickets are around $25 (depending on quantity). You can purchase them through Sportspilot.  Families just need to log into Sportpilot https://reg.sportspilot.com/106510/login , select register “Begin Registration”, select any family member, then Sounders Game and they can select the quantity they need.

Please purchase your tickets by Wednesday so we can organize the experiences and  be able to email you the tickets by Friday.  All St. Al/St. John students present, past and future welcome!

While we still have many on the field experiences, they are limited so buy your tickets ASAP!

Matt BonDurant
CYO Soccer Coordinator

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CYO News: Fall Sports Registration Open

Fall CYO Sports Registration Open

Cross Country
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

Soccer
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.

REGISTER HERE

Please note:

There are a few jerseys in the uniform exchange. Help yourself.
Scholarships are always available. For scholarships or questions, please contact Julie Giebel at cyo@stalseattle.org.


We always need adult volunteers!

Do want to help with CYO by coaching/assisting soccer, helping at XC practices/meets or doing other activities?

Reach out to matt.bondurant@procareportal.com for Soccer and XC Head Coach Joe Sperry jsperry@oz.net , for Cross Country. Thank you!


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.

Create/log intoSportsPilot today from the link on our St. Al’s CYO Extracurricular webpage to register for soccer, and buy your tickets.


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.

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CYO Track and Field Registration

CYO Track and Field starts soon:
Register your 4th – 8th graders now!

3rd graders are welcome to join at practice.

The daffodils are blooming and sun-breaks are emerging – this can only mean one thing: track season is here! Please don’t forget to register: visit the SportsPilot link and click “REGISTER HERE”.   Scholarships available too, just email cyo-scholarships@stjohnsea.org.

Running events include distance, sprints and relays of varying lengths. In addition to the running events CYO Track and Field features high jump, long jump, shot put, softball throw and turbojav.  8th graders have the opportunity to participate in the Pentathlon.

  • Practices begin Monday, March 26 and run to May 31 (no practice Memorial Day)
  • Practices: Mon. and Wed. 6:30 pm-8 pm at the Ingraham HS Track
  • Coaches can be very flexible on practice attendance for kids in conflicting sports programs, such as club soccer, baseball or Girls on the Run – please reach out to Coaches Mike or Sam with questions.
  • Runners compete according to grade/gender and we need at least 8 runners per grade/gender to run two team relays.

Kids don’t need to have any track experience—they just need a good attitude and willingness to try. Coach Mike Martinez (distance runners) and Coach Sam Lipscomb (sprinters) are both fabulous and fun, and welcome any parents can come who can help with practices and run with kids. Lorna Luebbe and Nelle Steele will be the team coordinators and help with field event practice.

Please email with questions:
Coach Sam:  sammylips@comcast.net
Coach Mike: michmart@starbucks.com
Lorna:  lorna.luebbe@pse.com
Nelle:  steeletupe@hotmail.com
Julie Giebel (St. Al’s CYO Rep) jpatbrowne@hotmail.com