Summer Camp at St. Al’s

St. Al’s is so excited to offer (and welcome back) students a summer of *FUN* at the St. Alphonsus Catholic School Summer Camp 2020. Campers will spend their days based at St. Alphonsus Catholic School having time in the sun on the playground, getting the wiggles out in the Gym, playing games with old and new friends, and taking field trips (as allowed by COVID-19 restrictions). Trips planned include skating, Point Cadet Spray Park, IMMS, movies, and more! Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Campers bring their own packed lunch.
 
St. Al’s Summer Camp begins Tuesday, May 26th and continues through Friday, July 31st, 2020. Camp is open for drop-in days here and there, a schedule of a few days a week, or care for Monday through Friday. Drop off begins at 7:00 a.m. and pick up by 6:00 p.m. daily.
 
St. Al’s Summer Camp is offered to students registered for the 2020-2021 academic school year. (Need to register? CLICK HERE to register!)
 
The fees are as flexible as the schedule… (cost per child)
– $140.00 for 5 days per week
– $120.00 for 4 days per week
– $100.00 for 3 days per week
– $75.00 for 2 days per week
– $45.00 for 1 day a week
* There is a non-refundable $50.00 Registration Fee per child.
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Sweetheart Dance – 2.15.20

St. Alphonsus School families create lifelong memories on Saturday, February 15th, at the annual Sweetheart Dance from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Note that the date has changed from Feb. 8th to Feb. 15th.) Children from every grade end up showcasing their moves on the dance floor, and even manage to teach the parents a new step or two! Fathers and daughters, mothers and sons also get a few special dances in too. Students can make valentines for their classmates to be sent on Valentine’s Day. There is even a photo booth to capture all the love! Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their fancy, twirly dresses and dapper suits for an evening with our beloved friends and St. Al’s family.

Sign-ups for food, decorations, and volunteer opportunities are sent out in the weeks leading up to the event.


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Volunteer Opportunity – Dance Set Up

Description:It is a labor of love to make the Sweetheart Dance a success. Friday afternoon volunteers are needed to transform the School Gym, complete with a balloon drop! A sign-up sheet is sent out leading up to the Dance.
 
St. Alphonsus School families create lifelong memories on Saturday, February 15th, at the annual Sweetheart Dance. (Note that the date has changed from Feb. 8th to the 15th.) Children from every grade end up show casing their moves on the dance floor, and even manage to teach the parents a new step or two! Fathers and daughters, mothers and sons also get a few special dances in too. Students can make valentines for their classmates to be sent on Valentine’s Day. There is even a photo booth to capture all the love! Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their fancy, twirly dresses and dapper suits for an evening with our beloved friends and St. Al’s family.

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Mass – 2.07.20

The students of St. Alphonsus Catholic School have a foundation in faith. St. Alphonsus aspires to be a Christian community with a love for all and encourages our St. Al’s family to have a place for all.
 

Our students receive Catholic religious instruction with a focus on scripture, prayer, and faith community experiences. All students attend mass each Friday and/or on Holy Days. Mass begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Church of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Parents are welcome to attend Mass and are asked to sit behind the classes as students worship together. Second through sixth grades prepare and lead the liturgy throughout the year. Kindergartners and first graders begin reading at mass later in the spring semester. Students participate in the greeting, readings, choir, offertory procession, and altar serving.


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Mass – 1.31.20

The students of St. Alphonsus Catholic School have a foundation in faith. St. Alphonsus aspires to be a Christian community with a love for all and encourages our St. Al’s family to have a place for all.
 

Our students receive Catholic religious instruction with a focus on scripture, prayer, and faith community experiences. All students attend mass each Friday and/or on Holy Days. Mass begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Church of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Parents are welcome to attend Mass and are asked to sit behind the classes as students worship together. Second through sixth grades prepare and lead the liturgy throughout the year. Kindergartners and first graders begin reading at mass later in the spring semester. Students participate in the greeting, readings, choir, offertory procession, and altar serving.


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Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. All parochial schools in the Diocese of Biloxi take part. St. Alphonsus Catholic School has a week chock-full of fun events, outreach opportunities, and religious learning planned. We are excited to share these events with our students and you! Parents, students, friends, the community, Catholic, and non-Catholic… EVERYONE is invited to participate in the week’s events. CSW is wonderful week celebrating our faith, education, and service!
 
  • Sunday, January 26th – St. Alphonsus Catholic School kicks off Catholic Schools week by joining with St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in a weekend of mass services highlighting faith and our wonderful children. Students are invited to wear their uniforms and participate in any mass offered at St. Alphonsus this weekend to show our church family how special our school is!
  • Monday, January 27th – It’s a free dress day to start CSW! On Monday, students will celebrate the community and support the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Students are welcome to bring their favorite stuffed animal to school and bring “Pennies for Pets” at the shelter.
  • Tuesday, January 28th – St. Al’s celebrates its students on Wednesday and is setting up an ice cream sundae bar after lunch! Its a sweet treat worthy of the sweetest Saints!
  • Wednesday, January 29th – Students wear red, white, and blue as St. Alphonsus celebrates our nation.
  • Thursday, January 30th – Catholic Schools Week celebrates our catholic heritage and Thursday honors those that have chosen the priests, religious sisters, and deacons that have chosen this vocation. During lunch, Father Mike and others visit with students, share their stories, and a few laughs.
  • Friday, January 31st – St. Al’s School is nothing without our teachers and staff. Friday is about celebrating with gifts and the popular “coffee cart!”

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Mass – 1.24.20

The students of St. Alphonsus Catholic School have a foundation in faith. St. Alphonsus aspires to be a Christian community with a love for all and encourages our St. Al’s family to have a place for all.
 

Our students receive Catholic religious instruction with a focus on scripture, prayer, and faith community experiences. All students attend mass each Friday and/or on Holy Days. Mass begins at 8:15 a.m. in the Church of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Parents are welcome to attend Mass and are asked to sit behind the classes as students worship together. Second through sixth grades prepare and lead the liturgy throughout the year. Kindergartners and first graders begin reading at mass later in the spring semester. Students participate in the greeting, readings, choir, offertory procession, and altar serving.


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Early Dismissal – 01.22.20

Wednesday, January 22nd, St. Alphonsus Catholic School will dismiss students at 2:00 p.m. for the day.
 
2:00 p.m. early dismissals are scheduled for faculty/staff development and meetings. These early dismissals are preplanned and listed on the St. Alphonsus calendar. Extended “After School 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 in after school care to complete homework, have a provided snack, and play.

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