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Time to Spice Up BINGO!

 Time to Spice Up Bingo! 

We’re looking to expand our usual menu and here’s how you can help:

Do you have a great chili recipe you would be willing to make for our Bingo kitchen to sell?

We plan to sell each serving bowl of chili for $1.

All you need to do is make a pot (at least 8 servings please) and let Maura Cannon know you’re bringing it in. All chili makers will earn 2 parent volunteer hours.

And please email Maura (maurakcannon@live.com) in advance so our Bingo kitchen can plan accordingly. Thanks!

Join us for Bingo on Friday, January 25!
Kitchen Opens at 6:30
Bingo starts at 7 pm

Holiday Hoopla 2018

Volunteer for Holiday Hoopla

Holiday Hoopla

Friday, December 14

On a piggy bank budget ($0.25 per item) our children can shop for gifts for parents, grandparents, siblings and loved ones of all ages. But we need your help!

Donate
Suggested items include accessories, like scarves, purses, belts and jewelry. Check around your home or work for reusable toys, books, games, DVDs, CDs, holiday decor, kitchen items, gardening supplies, craft supplies. Gifts for Dads/Grandpa are often hard to find, so consider things that might work for them.

We can NOT accept donations of clothing or food.
We also are in need of gift wrap, gift bags, ribbon, and tags.

The day of Holiday Hoopla, please have your child bring a bag to put their gifts that they will purchase for family and loved ones. Our volunteer’s will help them wrap the gifts. Each item is a $0.25. Please have your child bring a list of family members’ names and enough money for each gift.

Volunteer
It takes a lot people to sort the items, help our kids shop, and then wrap the gifts. Please use the Sign Up Genius to volunteer!

Principal's Corner

Principal’s Corner – October 15, 2018

Hello St. Al Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and you found a moment to enjoy some of the fabulous sunshine we have been having.  This week, I wanted to send out a school wide announcement that Ms. Brain is no longer an employee at St. Alphonsus. We are currently looking for her replacement and would encourage anyone who is interested, to apply through the Archdiocese by clicking here or by visiting the Office for Catholic Schools website for open positions.  We have also placed ads on three other job sites, two specifically geared toward Montessori education. Feel free to spread the word and I will keep you posted on our progress.

Events

Tuesday, October 16: Middle School Instrumental Music Open House

–Middle school students can join us at lunch recess to get information about a new instrumental music group starting at St. Al’s.  Students can take a flyer and stay for a demonstration of several instruments.  The group will be run by Michael White, former music teacher at Bishop Blanchet.

Wednesday, October 17: GRACE Teacher Leader Conference

–St. Al’s will be hosting our regional GRACE leadership conference.   All events will be in the Wilson Room and should not impact the students as they go about the normal school day.  The one change you will notice will be the orange cones on the playground.  We will need to move those in to accommodate parking for our guests.

Thursday & Friday: Conferences for K-8 Parents

–The schedule is ready and you will receive your time(s) soon.  Teachers will be notifying families and Charleen Sweet has the master list in the office.  If you are not able to meet during our typical conference days, please contact your student’s teacher.

–Preschool: due to the recent changes in personnel, we will not be able to schedule conferences in time for the end of the week.  However, we will be sending out progress reports for each student by the end of next week.  Feel free to reach out to Ms. Beard and Mrs. Wittbold if you have specific questions or concerns.

Friday, October 19: St. Anne’s Dance for 7th/8th grade students

–Permission slips available from Mrs. Pollack or through the office

Tuesday, October 23: Middle School Open House for prospective families

–We are having an open house event for prospective middle school families.  Invite your friends and reach out to families in your neighborhood.  If you refer a family for a tour of our school you will get 2 volunteer hours and if they officially sign-up you will get 4 volunteer hours.

Thank you to everyone who donated time and items to the auction thus far.  We have been working hard on our end to make it a truly fantastic evening for all.  If you have not already done so, please RSVP.  Remember, you can reserve a table of ten as well as individual seats.  Contact Lena Anderson if you have any questions.

Auction Dessert Dash Volunteers Needed

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” -Julia Child

Calling all bakers (and baked good lovers)! Karen Leung-Waite is back to take charge of our Dessert Dash once again. Karen is looking for about 25 dessert options this year. Email Karen if you want in on the fun.

Remember, time spent baking or shopping and money spent on baking or shopping count towards your volunteer hours.

Don’t forget to check your inboxes for our Auction Insider, which keeps you up to date on all things Auction related. Past issues can be found on our website.

Fall Book Fair

Fall Book Fair!

 

Our Fall fair starts soon, please shop the fair and support our library. We will be open before and after school! If you would like to volunteer, contact Lori Corcoro at lcorcoro@msn.com. It’s a fun and easy way to earn some volunteer hours.

Our online fair opens Sept. 9. Anyone can order and the books will be shipped directly to school in your child’s name. There are many more titles available in the online fair, use the click here to explore what’s available.

Thanks for supporting the fair!

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!

GPDay

Grandparents’/Grandfriends Day

Thank you to all of our Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ who joined us on Friday, May 25th!

We so enjoyed the 3rd grade prayer assembly, the Kindergarten and 1st Grade songs, and the musical numbers from Mary Poppins, Jr. Our Book Sale was a success (all proceeds benefit our wonderful library) and the cake was delicious!

Finally, we loved seeing all the smiling faces in the photos by Suzy Petrucci of GlimmerGlass Photography. Here is the link to the photos, and the PIN (05252018) you’ll need to download.  Enjoy!

GPDay

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day: May 25

Grandparents’ & Grandfriends’ Day
Friday, May 25
10:0 am – 12 Noon

Grandparents and Grandfriends Day is a special morning honoring the Grandparents and Grandfriends of St. Alphonsus Parish School.

There will be a short program in the Family Center*, followed by the opportunity to visit your student’s classroom, enjoy refreshments, peruse our Spring Book Fair, and also capture a special morning photo.

Invitations have gone out but it’s not too late to invite your Grandparent or Grandfriend to join us!  You can forward the link or simply call them on the phone!

Please RSVP online or via email to landerson@stalseattle.org. We just need to know the name of your special guest(s) and which child(ren) they will be visiting.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 21st.

 

*Festivities will begin in the Family Center and not the Church, as previously advertised. Check-in at 10am.