School News

Teacher Luncheon (3)

January Teacher Luncheon

Help show our wonderful faculty and staff how much we appreciate all the time and hard work that they put into giving our children the very best educational experience possible. For the last Thursday of each month, I am organizing volunteers to provide lunch for them in the Teacher’s Lounge.

Use the Sign Up Genius below to volunteer. We need about 4 volunteers to bring mains, sides, salads, desserts, etc. Our next Teacher Luncheon is Thursday, January 31. Feel free to sign up for any month that works for you. It’s a great way to show our appreciation and earn your volunteer hours. (Every $20 spent on food = 1 volunteer hour.)

Contact Katy Coleman with any questions. Thank you!

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Volleyball Registration Now Open

Volleyball registration is open! CYO sports are open to school and parish kids, so recruit your friends and spread the word about volleyball!  The regular season games run from February to April, with practices beginning the week of Feb 11. Playoffs for grades 6/7/8  are held in April 2019. Volleyball registration costs $75.

Please register early so we can plan for coaches and gym times.

Click here to register. For scholarships click here.

If you would like to coach or assist, please contact John Fletcher.

Help Spruce the School – Volunteers Needed

Sunday, January 27 is our St. Alphonsus Parish School Open House and the beginning of National Catholic Schools Week and we need to put a little polish on our beautiful light here in Ballard.

We will meet at 10am in the school cafeteria and work until our tasks are completed, we are thinking about 1pm. You DO NOT need to stay for the whole time, any time you can spare will be appreciated.

We will have light snacks and drinks an of course, this counts toward you volunteer hours.

Winter Open House

Winter Open House Volunteers Needed

Our biggest Open House event is coming up on Sunday, January 27th from 11:30-1:30pm!

I need at least 15 parent volunteers to help with tours, sign-in, greeting, etc.

I have also listed the items we need to cater the event. If you can send supplies, I would greatly appreciate it. Every $20 you spend counts for 1 volunteer hour.

Please sign up for what works with your schedule. Thank you in advance for your help!

 

Stamps Needed: Easy Volunteer Opportunity

Jog-a-thon sponsor letters are ready to go out, but we need stamps!  Please drop off your stamp donation in the school office and write “Jog-a-thon” on the front of the envelope.

For every $20 you spend (that’s two books of stamps) you will receive one volunteer hour.

Did you know… you can purchase stamps online from the US Postal Service and have them mailed directly to the school (5816 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107). Just add “Attn: Jog-a-thon” in the address line.  Learn more:https://www.usps.com/

Questions?  Please email Sue Pierce or Chris Cairns at staljog@gmail.com.

A Note from the Librarian

You guys! The library shelves are overflowing (hyperbole alert!) with the books we were able to purchase from your generous donations at the St. Al’s auction AND from your donations of used books. Since late November, we’ve added 215 books to the school library catalog! For you statistics fanatics, that total breaks down as 81 new books and 134 used. Plus, we’ve already used over 135 yards of book tape to protect our new-to-us books. What a spectacular way to end the calendar year!

Our library donations box will remain in the Commons for those of you looking to re-home your gently used books, from picture books to young adult novels. We also have a wish list on Amazon if you’re interested in purchasing an item in the new year.  We in the library, both staff and volunteers, thank you for all your support and wish you a blessed Christmas!

Healthy Habits for the Christmas Holiday (1)

Healthy Holiday Habits

As we all know, it’s that time of the year for colds, coughs, fevers, and flu. Many people travel – or double dip in the chips and dips – and germs just get around. Please remember our healthy habits:

  • regular hand washing (20 seconds with soap and water – time enough for an Our Father or a Hail Mary and Glory Be Prayer!)
  • get lots of rest
  • drink lots of water
  • eat nutritious foods.

Staying home when you are sick with a cough or cold helps prevent the spread of germs. If you have a fever or are vomiting, stay at home at least 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided. If a fever is particularly high and/or lasts more than 48 hours, contact your physician.

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!