Eureka Math Meet-Up – 08.06.19

Description:Eureka! We found it! Our teachers have researched. They have chosen. They’ve been trained. They are excited to now share with you the NEW St. Alphonsus School math curriculum. On Tuesday, August 6th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Deacon Allen (Principal), Ms. Illich (Assistant Principal), Ms. Hartzog (2nd grade), and Ms. Dent (6th grade) are hosting a parents-only presentation introducing the new curriculum. This evening is  thoughtfully prepared to cover everything you need to know about the curriculum, provide parent resources, and share the developmentally appropriate rollout plan.
 
Ms. Hartzog and Ms. Dent have played a leading role in researching the available curriculum options, sifting through options that would fit within the St. Alphonsus culture, being an instrumental voice in deciding upon Eureka Math, in training fellow teachers, and being a resource to the St. Alphonsus community. We hope you will join us on August 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria for an evening that is sure to have exponential benefit!

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Meet The Teacher Recap

The doors of St. Alphonsus Catholic School opened for a special sneak peek into the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, August 5th, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Meet the Teacher Night gave students the opportunity to see their classroom, say “Hi” to old and new friends, and learn a little more about their new teacher. Parents lightened their load and dropped off supplies and backpacks.
 
Hearing the laughter fill the hallways and seeing the smiles light up the classrooms was what we have been looking forward to all summer long. Here’s to a great start to the school year and we will see you all again on the first day of school – Thursday, August 8th.
 

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Meet the Teacher – 08.05.19

The doors of St. Alphonsus Catholic School open for a special sneak peek into the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, August 5th, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Meet the Teacher Night gives students the opportunity to see their classroom, say “Hi” to old and new friends, and learn a little more about their new teacher. It is also the perfect time to bring school supplies and drop the supplies and backpacks off in your child’s classroom. (This will alleviate clutter during the opening Mass on the first day of school August 8th).


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Back 2 School Checklist

On Wednesday, July 24th, St. Al’s families came together for the first event of the 2019-2020 school year. The Back 2 School Bash (formerly known as “Final Registration”) allowed parents to finalize your child’s enrollment, join the PTO, set up student accounts, pay classroom and technology fees, fill out emergency cards, set up tuition payments, stock up on school uniforms and Saints gear, AND MORE! Couldn’t make it? Here are a few checklist items to make sure you and your family are ready for the 2019-2020 school year! Questions? Contact the School Office at 228-875-5329.
 
  • Complete Enrollment Card and Emergency Contact Cards in the School Office with Amy.
  • Classroom and Technology fees are due as outlined in the Registration Information. Tuition checks or enrollment in the FACTS program for monthly tuition payments should be completed with Beth in the School Office.
  • If you are planning on participating in classroom activities or volunteering during the year, the Diocese of Biloxi requires a background check and online safety training be completed.
    • CLICK HERE to download the Background Consent Form and turn in to the School Office.
    • CLICK HERE to access the “Safe Environment” Training required by the Diocese of Biloxi for all employees and volunteers to complete on the Diocesan website. St. Al’s has created a step-by-step guide to setting up an account and completing the training.
    • CLICK HERE to view the “Safe Environment” step-by-step guide.
  • Yearbook presale has begun! Yearbooks are $40.00 and highlight each class and major event at St. Alphonsus. Yearbooks can be purchased in the School Office or on the online store.
  • Uniforms are available through Shalimar Apparel and School and Scrubs.
  • The PTO is excited and ready to kick off the 2019 school year in a spirited fashion! Tumblers, shirts, and more are available to purchase and show off your Saints pride! Saints gear is also coming to the online store.
  • Please review your contact information with the PTO! The PTO puts out a directory for school families and they want to make sure you are included! Need to update your information? Contact Marie Sanderson, PTO President, at pto@stal.org.
  • The PTO offers an opportunity for parents to celebrate their student, teachers, or friends with a special delivery balloon bouquet on any chosen day! Balloon bouquets are available to purchase on the online store.
  • Sponsorships for various events, t-shirts, and more are available for parents and local businesses to support St. Alphonsus School. Interested in sponsoring an event or making a donation to St. Alphonsus? Contact Brian Sanderson at brianwsanderson@gmail.com.
  • The PTO could also not be successful without people like you! There are many committees that work together that always need helping hands. Signups are available to join a group that matches any skillset! For more information and to get involved, contact Marie Sanderson, PTO President at pto@stal.org.

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Back 2 School Bash – 07.24.19

We hope that you have had a wonderful summer making memories, connecting with family and friends, recharging, and sneaking in some summer reading. The St. Alphonsus Catholic School teachers and staff have had a great summer too BUT are ready for you to come back!
 
Wednesday, July 24th, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Library, please join us for our first event of the 2019-2020 school year! The Back 2 School Bash (formerly known as “Final Registration”) is your opportunity to finalize your child’s enrollment, join the PTO, set up student accounts, pay classroom and technology fees, fill out emergency cards, set up tuition payments, stock up on school uniforms and Saints gear, AND MORE!
 
Teachers, staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the day but you are welcome to come and go as you are able! Children are welcome to join you to say hi to their friends, try on uniforms, and be a helping hand. Their opportunity to see their classrooms, meet their teachers, and run the halls is coming up on Monday, August 5th, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

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