School News

WA State GeoBee

Congratulations to Saint Al’s 7th grade student, Sam Jones!  Sam has qualified to compete in the National Geographic 2019 Washington State GeoBee, happening Friday, March 29 at Highline College in Des Moines, WA. The winner of this event will receive a top prize of $1,000 cash and a trip to Washington, DC for the National Championship!  Great job, Sam!  We’ll be cheering you on!

Learn more about the WA State GeoBee here.

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

Queen Anne Food Bank

Angels Giving Back!

This week, Middle School boys and their 1st grade buddies worked together to create snack packs for clients of the Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart.

The snack packs consist of cereal, pretzels, and chocolate chips donated by Saint Al’s families. The students created enough snack packs to fill 10 grocery bags, which were then delivered to the food back after school. Great job students!

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

Yearbook Contest

Yearbook Contest

This year’s theme is “A Year in Rewind.”

Due Date:  April 1st

  • Entries to be submitted on 8 1/2 X 11 paper.
  • Must include the words “A Year in Rewind.”
  • You may use crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, oil pastels but please make sure the color is bright.
  • Please include your name in the bottom corner.
  • Original works of art only.

5th-8th Grade winner will be featured on the front cover.
Pre-K-4th Grade winner will be featured on the back cover.
All entries will be showcased in the yearbook.

The 2019 Yearbook Committee thanks you!

Questions?  mwisen@stalseattle.org

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

Volunteer Survey

At Saint Alphonsus we are a community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and parishioners working together for our shared success. There are countless ways you can volunteer and we would like to help you find the right opportunities!

Please complete this short Volunteer Interests & Skills survey, which will be used to create a database of expertise and talent accessible to organizers as volunteer opportunities become available.

 

Kids & Technology

Kids & Technology

The Archdiocese of Seattle’s Office of Marriage and Family Life provides resources and tips to help parents navigate the ever-changing technological landscape and assist their children in using these resources responsibly.

Access here: https://bit.ly/2UL3qaX

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

Science Fair

St. Al’s Science Fair

St. Al’s Science Fair is an opportunity for students to present their completed projects and research to parents, classmates, and others in the community.

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

Spring Track Registration

Track registration is opening soon!

Does your child like to run? Jump? Throw things? Get to know kids in other grades? Have fun? Track season is starting soon! Sign your 4th – 8th grader up for the St. Al/St. John track team. We had a ton of fun last year with a record 85 kids participating, and a 2018 CYO championship team win. We look forward to another year and any and all are welcome to participate regardless of experience or ability.

Practices start Monday, March 25 and continue through the end of May.  Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Ingraham High School track.  This year we are also able to offer Friday practices, 6:30 – 7:30, for those who want to do a bit more running or get additional practice on their field events.  Meets will be on Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and June 1. There is also a very fun 8th grade-only Pentathlon on May 19 that we encourage all 8th graders to participate in—pizza party details will be forthcoming.​ ​​​

Like cross-country, practices are optional–we understand kids have many other commitments, so please send your kids when it works. Please don’t worry if you can attend any or all of the meets.  Also, we understand many kids do club sports outside of school, so if they can’t make any practices but will be running elsewhere, we would still love to have them for meets if they are interested, so let us know.​​​
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We’re welcoming back Mike Martinez as distance coach and Trevor Sevigny as sprinting coach, and are thrilled to have Dave White and Rachel Lambert on board to coach sprinting and Chris and Marie Holt back to continue their support with coaching distance.  If anyone else has a passion for track, we welcome any and all parent-helpers at practices. ​

CYO Sports Registration Link

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

Angels Around The World!

Angels Around The World!

Are you, or do you know of a graduate of St. Al’s or Holy Angels’ Academy?  Our graduates live and work all across the globe – we would love to see where they are.

Please print an alumni sign, write in your class year, and take a photo. Once you have the perfect shot, send it to us at marcom@stalseattle.org. We will publish photos received on social media and the school’s website.

Alumni Signs Available Here: https://stalseattle.org/school/community-resources/alumni/

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

Photo below: Our first Angel Alumni is Charleen Stratton Sweet, Class of 1975.

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

Dodgeball

Save The Date: Mother/ Son Dodgeball

Mother/ Son Dodgeball is happening June 7 at the Family Center. Want to join in on the fun? Contact Candice W. at candice.weissinger@gmail.com for more information. Remember, if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

Ballard Link Extension

Ballard Link Extension

Comment Period Ends April 2

Sound Transit has extended the public comment period on route and station alternatives for the ST3 Ballard Link (Light Rail) Extension project until April 2, 2019. Comments received will help inform which alternatives should be studied in the Environmental Impact Statement, the next phase of project development.

Comments can be provided online, via email, by regular mail, or voicemail.

  • The online open house is available 24/7 at https://wsblink.participate.online/.
  • Comments can also be emailed to wsbscopingcomments@soundtransit.org.
  • Written comments can also be mailed to Sound Transit, Lauren Swift, Central Corridor Environmental Manager, 401 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104.
  • Comments can also be called in at (833) 972-2666.

Feedback from this comment period will be shared with the Stakeholder Advisory Group and Elected Leadership Group as well as the Sound Transit Board to inform their recommendations  on alternatives to study during environmental review. In May, the Board will identify a preferred alternative and other alternatives to study in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

More information on this project and subscriptions for project updates are available at https://www.soundtransit.org/system-expansion/west-seattle-ballard-link-extensions.

Angels’ Angle:  March 21