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Scrip News

The price for Brown Bear Car Wash is increasing. Once our current inventory of Brown Bear coupons is gone, we are increasing the price from $6 to $7 per car wash. This is still a $1 off the price at Brown Bear without a coupon.

Principal's Corner

Principal’s Corner – September 19, 2018

Hello St. Al Families,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week #3 of our school year together.  Below you will find some policy and procedure items as well as event news for the rest of this week.

Events

Pre-K & Elementary Curriculum Night: This event is tonight from 7-8:30pm.  The book fair will be open starting at 6:30pm.

Bingo: Our first Bingo night is this Friday in the lunch room, 7-8pm with kitchen opening at 6:30pm.

Policies and Procedures

Playground After School: Playground time is a favorite for some of our students. For the safety of all our children we need to have non-Extended Care students supervised directly by parents when on the playground after school.  This means that parents need to be on the playground with their students to directly supervise their playground activity.  Our Extended Care staff need to be the support for our Extended Care students.  Tracking who is and is not in Extended Care can be difficult for our staff when children without adult supervision join them on the playground.  Also, families who are not paying for Extended Care supervision are receiving services for free that others have paid for if their students are unsupervised with our Extended Care group.

Please note that when K-8 Extended Care students are on the playground they use both play areas, so smaller children will come in contact with older elementary children on the smaller playground.  My hope is that we can all use the playground area after school.

Extended Care: Once you sign students out from Extended Care we are releasing them to you.  I know that there may be times when you need them to stay longer or you may need to take care of something in the office.  If this is the case, we ask that you sign your student back in or simply wait to sign them out.  This let’s our Extended Care staff know exactly who is still under their supervision and who should be going home with their trusted adult.

Thank you to all of our school volunteers, parents, students, and staff.  It has been a wonderful start to the school year and I can’t wait to see what the rest of September has in store.

Thank you,
Kathleen Cifu
Principal, St. Alphonsus Parish School

Science Club

Join the Science Club! (Grades 3-8)

Science Club is an exciting opportunity to explore all things science!  We use fun to explore the everyday world through the lens of chemistry, physics and astronomy. It is an chance to have hands on fun without the pressure of a grade.  Last year the group made soap, cheese, explored chlorophyll chromatography, gas phases with dry ice and extracted DNA.

This club is open to students in 3rd through 8th grade. Limited to the first 22 students to turn in permission slips. Annual supply and snack fee is $15 for the year. If the supply fee is a burden, please contact Mr. Swanson. No child shall be excluded based on the ability to pay the fee. Permission slips can be obtained in the school office or Mr. Swanson’s classroom.

The club meeting dates are Thursdays, after school from 3:15 – 4:30pm
October 11
November 8th
December 13th
Jan 17th
Feb 7th
March 7th
April 11th
May 9th

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Swanson at pswanson@stalseattle.org or Maureen Endres at maureen@chris-endres.com

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.

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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).

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BINGO! Friday, September 21

BINGO!!

Friday, September 21
Kitchen Opens at 6:30
BINGO 7-8 pm
Cafeteria

Join us for a fun filled evening: great food, BINGO fun for the whole family, and the best kid –  and BINGO caller – jokes this side of the Ballard bridge!

Bingo packets are $3.50 for seven – that’s right seven! – games. Daubers are available for $2.

See you there!

Principal's Corner

A Message from the Principal – September 13, 2018

Hello St. Al Families,

Welcome to week two of our school year together. I wanted to provide information about a few upcoming events as well as reminders about some of our safety polices and procedures.

Events
Curriculum Night

  • Pre-K through 4th Grade; September 19, 7-8:30pm

Book Fair

Picture Day

  • September 18; full uniform day for pictures and for mass

Maps Testing

  • Begins September 17

Policies and Procedures

Visitor badges: When visiting the school please sign in and out at the front office. Also, please pick up a visitor badge.  We want to make sure all adults in the building can be easily identified and that the office is aware we have visitors.  This assists us in evacuating the building during emergency situations and allows us to maintain a high level of safety and security for our students through out the day. If you see someone in the building who is not a staff member and is not wearing a visitor badge, please report it to the office immediately.

Doors: All doors to our buildings remain locked during the school day.  This is to make sure that no one is admitted without permission.  Please make sure to close all doors behind you when entering the building and do not admit anyone behind that is not known to you or is not clearly going to the office.

Pets on campus:

* Absolutely no dogs or pets are allowed in the school building
* No dogs or pets are allowed on the outdoor courtyard area (where we line up for morning prayer and flag salute and where we dismiss in the afternoon)
* Please also refrain from bringing dogs or pets into the “yellow cone” area that connects our school to the playground
* No dogs or pets on any part of our designated playground areas including big toys and basketball courts

AHERA:  Attached is a letter that is sent out annually by the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Federal regulations require that all schools send out this letter regarding AHERA information.

Thank you for a wonderful start to our second week and I look forward to our exciting events together in September.

Thank you,
Kathleen Cifu
Principal

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!

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Lunch Recess Volunteers Needed!

We have returned to full days at school –  which means it’s time for lunch recess.

We need at least 1-2 parents to volunteer every day to ensure the safety of our kids.

This is a great way to get to know your child’s friends and classmates, as well as getting your parent volunteer hours!

We need volunteers:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:50-12:35
and
Tuesday from 12:00-12:45.

Click here to volunteer!