100th Day of School – 1.21.20

100 days of ANYTHING is a big deal and 100 days of being a St. Al’s Saint is a reason to celebrate! The 100th day of school at St. Alphonsus is Tuesday, January 21st.
 
Classes use this opportunity to look back on all they have learned, review lessons, and have some new number fun! Class projects revolve around a lot of math as 100s of candies, manipulatives, books, creative shirts and posters are made. We are thankful to be a part of even just one day of our students’ lives. Thank you for entrusting your children to S. Alphonsus Catholic School.
 
*As an added surprise, all grades may wear a “new logo” t-shirt in lieu of uniform tops. (Don’t have one yet? Visit saintshop.givesmart.com to order your Saints gear.)

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MLK Holiday

St. Alphonsus Catholic School is closed on Monday, January 20th, in recognition of the MLK holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday morning, January 21st.

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Mass 1.17.20 – Big and Small Things

On Fridays, all of St. Alphonsus Catholic School students attend mass and worship together. Faith formation is an important part of their St. Al’s education.

This morning, our elementary students shared their understanding of today’s mass message.
– “By the way, we go to Mass to pray and praise God.” (Amen.)
– “Today Father told us about St. Anthony Abbott and he had 600 followers… He gave all his stuff away; his clothes, his house, EVERYTHING!… That was hard to do because those are hard choices…. He gave it all away to help the poor.”

Taking it a step further, these students knew that it doesn’t always have to be “big” things that we do as followers of Christ. They worked as groups and came up with ideas of “small” things they could do to help the poor, like St. Anthony Abbott. They decided to:
– raise money
– share food (“It’s sad when people have to eat out of the trash sometimes.”)
– build a house
– give away clothes that are too small and cant fit anymore
– donate old toys that aren’t played with anymore
– give money to help or jobs to do

#massmessage #makemassmeaningful #fromourstudents #calledtobeaSAINT


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Mass – 1.17.20

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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PTO Meeting – 1.14.20

Tuesday, January 14th, at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., parents are coming together to support their school, teachers, and students by getting involved in the St. Al’s PTO.  Learn more about the state of the School from Deacon Allen, the Sweetheart Dance date change, a new event – Booster-a-thon, the Spring Soiree and more! Questions? Contact Marie at pto@stal.org.

 
The Parent/Teacher Organization is comprised of the Pastor, principal, teachers, and parents/guardians of the students of St. Alphonsus Catholic School; the St. Al’s community. The primary purpose of the PTO is to assist the principal in providing additional activities and events to help students and to raise additional funds that directly support the school. It is expected that all of St. Al’s families will join, and be active within, the PTO.

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Report Cards – 1.13.20

Report cards for the second nine week grading period go home during Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, January 13th. Please review, sign, and return.

St. Alphonsus Catholic School uses a rigorous curriculum guided by the Mississippi College & Career Readiness Standards (MCCRS). Each student’s progress is followed throughout the year, and report cards are given each quarter. An electronic grade book, PowerSchool, is a service provided by St. Alphonsus for parents to review their child’s status at any time online.

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Mass – 1.10.20

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 – 12.20.19

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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