First Week Work –

Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” The teachers at St. Alphonsus couldn’t agree more! We have loved our time with your children this week and we hope that they have loved this week too! Some students shared what makes them special, others learned about their letters in creative ways, and some explored their love of reading through artistic expression and multidisciplinary exercises .Check out some of the work from this week that line the hallways of St. Al’s. (Click on the photos to enlarge.) – May the Lord bless you and keep you
 

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Reminder – 

Wednesday, August 16th, is the first early dismissal at 2:00 p.m. of the 2017-2018 school year.
 
2:00 p.m. dismissals are scheduled on Wednesdays, once or twice a month, for faculty/staff development and meetings. These early dismissals are preplanned and are listed on the 
. Extended care is available on early release days. After school care runs until 6:00 p.m. and there is a $3.25 per hour fee. Students have time to complete homework, a snack, and play time.
 

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1st Day of School –

Welcome Back! Thank you to our wonderful students, proud parents, and dedicated teachers for making the first day of the 2017-2018 school year an amazing one. Having Father Mike lead Mass this morning and bring our families together in prayer and reflection was a beautiful start to our year. The young voices in the hallways and finding the treasures they leave behind (a random show in the Cafeteria or a bow on the playground) brings everyone at St. Alphonsus joy. Your children are the reason we do what we do. Thank you for sharing them with us. – May the Lord bless you and keep you
 

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Meet the Teacher –

The evening of Tuesday, August 7th, the halls of St. Alphonsus Catholic School were once again filled with the sounds of children’s voices. Meet the Teacher Night gave students the opportunity to see their new classrooms, say hello to their old friends, and meet new friends for the coming year.
 
To hear the laughter in the hallways and the excitement in the children’s and parent’s voices is what invigorates the St. Alphonsus staff. Thank you the families that were able to join us tonight! We are so excited to have you be a part of the St. Al’s family! Whether you have been with us for a long time or tonight was your first official evening with us, we are thankful for you! We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the Church for a special Back to School Mass. – May the Lord bless you and keep you
 

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May Crowning –

Friday, May 19th, was a special day for St. Alphonsus School. All of St. Al’s students participated in the last official mass of the school year. The Mass also recognized the Catholic 2nd graders that received Communion for the first time.
 
The traditional “May Crowning” honors the Virgin Mary as the “Queen of May.” Children were asked to bring flowers to place at the feet of statue of the Blessed Mary outside of the school. Seeing children of all ages gathered together with their bright spring flowers was a sight to see! Special prayers were said and songs were sung. It was a beautiful and colorful day!!! – May the Lord bless you and keep you
 

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