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.
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.