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!

Principal's Corner

Principal’s Corner – October 8, 2018

Hello St. Al Families,

October is the month traditionally dedicated to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For many, praying the Rosary is a source of peace and contemplation. For me, praying the Rosary has always been a way to fully embrace the connection of my faith and its practice.  I would encourage all to take a few moments out of the day to contemplate the mysteries of the rosary and make a connection of your own.

Events

Month of October: SCRIP Presto Pay Contest

–Sign-up for Presto Pay through SCRIP.  It only takes a few minutes and gives you instant access to the same rebates you know and love from the physical cards.  Check out this link to sign-up.

–The class with the highest percentage of parents to sign-up for SCRIP Presto Pay will win a non-uniform day.

Tuesday, October 9: School Commission Meeting

Wednesday & Thursday, October 10-11: 8th Grade at Camp Huston

Friday, October 12: Auction Procurement Item Descriptions Due & No School (Teacher Excellence Day)

Policy & Procedure Reminder

Just a reminder that students who do not arrive in time to join their class for line-up should check in at the office.  In addition, if a student is going to be late or absent, please notify Lisa Macomber via email or through the main office phone as soon as possible. You may also want to connect with the student’s teacher for class work and other news from the day.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Club meeting and first Coffee with the Principal event last week.  It is such a wonderful part of my week, getting to spend time with our parents and share some of the reasons why I love this school community.   Also, a big thank you to Sr. Mary Elizabeth Albers who shared her story and inspiration with everyone at the Parent Club meeting.

I wish you all a wonderful second week of October.

Thank you,
Kathleen Cifu

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!

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