Curriculum Night – August 29th @ 6:00 p.m.

Parents are invited to walk the halls of St. Alphonsus School on Tuesday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m. Curriculum Night is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and get familiar with your child’s learning environment. The parents-only evening begins with a gathering in the Cafeteria and then allows time for parents to spend time in the classroom to see firsthand what students have been learning understand more about the classroom expectations for the upcoming year. Networking with other parents is always a highlight of the evening. Dr. Rogers, St. Al’s principal, and the teachers look forward to welcoming you and having the chance to share their thoughts on the 2017-2018 school year. Parents will have the opportunity to visit each of their children’s classrooms for families with multiple students at St. Al’s.

Weekly Worship

The students of St. Alphonsus Catholic School have a foundation in faith. Students receive direct Catholic religious instruction with a focus on scripture, prayer, and faith community experiences on a daily basis. Students attend mass each Friday or on the Holy Days. Parents are welcome to attend Mass and are asked to sit behind the classes as students worship together. Second grade through sixth grade prepare and lead the liturgy throughout the year. Kindergarteners and first graders may participate during the spring semester. Students participate in the greeting, readings, choir, offertory procession, and altar serving.

School Pictures – August 30th and 31st

Picture Day is broken up into two days (August 30th and 31st) at St. Alphonsus to allow our talented photographer more time with your child to capture that natural smile. Keep an eye out in your child’s backpack for more information on your child’s chosen day. Photos are used in the school yearbook and are available for purchase.

Some things to think about:
– Grades Kinder through 6th will wear their uniforms. Preschoolers are welcome to have your help in picking out clothes and colors that look good on them. After all, your child is the star of the photo—not their shirt, so avoid slogans, logos, and big patterns. Some poses may show pants or skirts, so plan the complete outfit.
– Glasses are okay!
– Any hairstyle works for Picture Day. Schedule haircuts a few weeks ahead of time to allow hair to grow back a little, or you can go for a fresh-cut look.
– Keep kids relaxed and ready to be themselves. Smiles can look fake if they’re practiced ahead of time. Remember, smiles are like french fries—they’re better when they’re fresh.
– Don’t worry about “perfect”! That hair that always sticks up or a missing tooth shows your child just as they are right now—and you’ll enjoy looking back on that for years to come. On Picture Day, teachers and volunteers will help straighten collars and check posture.


Labor Day – School Holiday

St. Alphonosus Catholic School is closed in recognition of Labor Day – Monday, September 4th. Classes will resume on Tuesday morning, September 5th.

Grandparents Day – September 8th

Blessed are those who snuggle and hug, spoil and pamper, boast and brag… for they shall be called grandparents! St. Alphonsus School honors these special people in our children’s lives with a special mass and classroom celebration on Friday, September 8th. Friday’s mass, beginning at 8:10 a.m., recognizes the grandparents in attendance and has a special message. Following mass, students and their guests will return to their classrooms for a short celebration.