School News

Welcome our new Principal, Miss Kathleen Cifu

Dear St. Alphonsus Families and Friends,

I’m so excited to announce our new principal, Miss Kathleen G. Cifu.

Miss Cifu is originally from southern California but has lived in the Seattle area for the last 12 years. She obtained her BA in History at California Baptist University and later studied at Seattle Pacific University where she earned her masters and PHD in Curriculum and instruction. She converted to Catholicism four years ago and is an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Seattle where she sings in the choir.

Miss Cifu comes to us with six years of teaching experience at the middle school level from West Seattle Academy and Islander Middle School as well as two years of administrative intern experience at Islander Middle School on Mercer Island. She is also a current adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University teaching classes to prepare future teachers for the job market.

Miss Cifu is very excited about being the next principal of our school. Please join me in welcoming her.

I also would like to invite you to a Town Hall meeting that the School Commission and I are hosting on Wednesday June 20th at 7pm in the Family Center. During this meeting we plan on presenting our new principal as well as answering some questions.

Please RSVP to let us know if you plan to come. We are organizing child care so please let us know how many children you might bring with you. We will offer a movie and other activities to keep them entertained.

Thank you for all your support during this time.

God bless,
Fr. Richard Klepac, SOLT
Pastor
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

Be A Part of Our Community Kitchen!

As a way to celebrate not only the 30th anniversary of our Auction & Gala but also our amazing community, St. Al’s will be publishing a cookbook titled, Community Kitchen. 

Do you have a favorite family recipe? Or maybe you have a traditional dessert you make every Christmas? What about that quick and easy weeknight meal that all the kids will eat? We’d love for you to share your recipes with our St. Al’s community!

We’re looking for recipe submissions from our entire St. Al’s community, so please feel free to forward to parishioners, alumni, and/or alumni parents!

The cookbook will be published November 2018 and first sales will be at the Auction & Gala.

If you would like your recipe to be considered for our cookbook, please fill out this form.

Please note:

  • Recipes must be original or adapted recipes (if possible, please include credit to original recipe). We cannot accept published or copyrighted recipes.
  • Submissions are due August 1, 2018.

Please contact Season Evans with any questions or if you have issues with the submission form.

Scrip: Thank you, Volunteers!

The Scrip committee would like to thank our volunteers who are graduating this year:
Melissa Murphy
Michelle McMyler
Jean Forster
Lilli Forgette
Without their dedication to Scrip, we wouldn’t be able to run the Scrip program as effectively as we do!

Volunteers Needed

Scrip is looking for volunteers interested in helping sell Scrip next year. We are looking for people during the week and especially after the weekend masses. It’s a great way to earn volunteer hours and meet other St. Al’s families. Please contact Mija Hamilton if you are interested or would like more info.
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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!

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It’s Graduation Time!

Congratulations to our St. Alphonsus Parish School 8th Grade Graduates moving on to high school!

Ballard High School
Bishop Blanchet High School
Christian Faith High School (Idaho)
Holy Names Academy
Ingraham High School
King’s Christian
O’Dea High School
Wood River High School

Our 8th Grade Graduation Mass will be held on Monday, June 11 at 9 am. The Graduation Ceremony will take place in the Church at 7 pm.

Congratulations also to our high school graduates, both St. Alphonsus Parish School Alum and parishioners who are attending colleges throughout the country:

Loyola University of Chicago
Oregon Institute of Technology
Purdue University
St. Edwards’ University
University of Washington

Congratulations to all our St. Al’s graduates!!

 

 

EOY Teacher Gifts from Scrip

It’s hard to believe that the school year is drawing to an end already. It’s time to think about End of the Year gifts for teachers and staff.

If you are interested in contributing to an End of the Year SCRIP gift certificate for your student’s teacher(s) or any other staff, please complete the attached form and return with your check to the school office no later than Friday, June 1st. If you return your form and payment before May 31st, it will count toward May Madness!

Download order form here.

Young Authors at St. Als!

Each year our First and Second graders host their own nights for sharing their writing.

First graders write poetry collections. Mrs. Costa and the First Graders work hard on all kinds of poetry and finish with a wonderful evening of poetry reading.

The Second graders wrote and illustrated their own short stories. (Special thanks to Mrs. Cintron for doing all the typing!)

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