ANNUAL FUND

Annual Fund

All proceeds from the Annual Fund directly benefit the students and teachers at St. Alphonsus. Make your donation today!

Remember, all families who’ve completed their Annual Fund donation by February 28th are entered into a drawing for a $50 Scrip certificate!

You can learn more about the Annual Fund on our school website.

Jog-a-thon Committee Needs YOU!

Jog-a-thon Committee Needs YOU!

Saint Alphonsus Parish School’s annual Jog-a-thon fundraiser is coming up on Thursday, May 2, 2019. This fun event is a student favorite and an important fundraiser for our school.

The Jog-a-thon committee is looking for volunteers to help plan the event. We are seeking individuals who are interested in communications, logistics, and hospitality.  If one of these focus areas looks like a good fit, please email staljog@gmail.com.

Please note, requests for day of event volunteers will be coming in April.

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.

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.

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!