Crusader Chronicles

December 6, 2019

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Advent Happenings at St. Al's

In this beautiful season of Advent, the students of St. Alphonsus Catholic School are preparing their hearts for Jesus' birth. As a school we celebrate every Monday at 7:35 AM with an Advent Prayer Service in the church.

Today, we celebrated the Feast of St. Nicholas. Not only did he leave a surprise for the students at St. Al's, but many classes did projects and read stories to reflect the life of St. Nicholas.

Christmas Concert 2019

This year's Christmas Concert is on Thursday, December 19th at 6:30 PM in the St. Al's church! This is "THE" event of the year and you don't want to miss it! Our students in Kinderstart - 8th grade will perform beautiful music to put you in the Christmas spirit!

There will also be an afternoon "dress rehearsal" families are invited to attend. This is a perfect opportunity for members of the family who might not want to drive in the evenings! This will begin PROMPTLY at 12:00 PM.

Students should dress in their Sunday best for the evening performance. Please remember: no jeans, bare shoulders, skirts/dresses that are too short, or anything that violates our school dress code.

Week Ahead - December 9th - 13th

Monday, December 9th:

Advent Prayer Service at 7:35 AM in church

Tuesday, December 10th:

Reconciliation for students in grades 3, 4 and 5

SAHS Meeting at 2:00

Wednesday, December 11th:

Mass at 8:30 AM hosted by 7th Grade

Advent Fellowship after Mass hosted by 4th Grade and Kinderstart

Thursday, December 12th:

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Student Council at 2:00

Friday, December 13th:

Middle School Honor Roll for Trimester 1

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Feed My Starving Children is Coming Back to St. Al's!

We are very excited to welcome Feed My Starving Children back to St. Al's! They will be here Thursday, February 6th and Friday, February 7th! Most of the packing shifts will be on Friday the 7th! Please look at your calendars and save the date! We LOVE having as many people as possible helping our students pack meals!

Family Bingo is Back - Save the Date

Family Bingo will be Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in the evening! More details to follow!

St. Al's Board of Directors

The Board of Specified Jurisdiction has had a busy fall. They have spent the majority of the past few months working on a strategic plan for the 19-20 school year in the areas of finance, facilities, enrollment and development. Here's a brief update of their work as of December 6, 2019.

Finance: The finance committee is working on tuition setting for the 20-21 school year, as well as, determining the budget for the school for the 20-21 school year.

Facilities: The Facilities committee is doing research on lighting options for the school campus and how best to convert to LED bulbs and fixtures. This is still in the research phase. In addition to lighting, this committee is looking into upgrading the switches in the HVAC system to be sure our system is efficiently running. Finally, through a generous grant, we are working on a remodel/upgrade of the cafeteria of the school. Plans and ideas will be shared with families and students soon.

Enrollment: This committee is specifically focused on growing our enrollment and retention of our current students. You will be notified of upcoming events and ideas to continue to share this amazing school with others in the community.

Development: The role of this committee is to grow our development dollars and donor database. Alumni and community relations are at the heart of what this committee is focused on this school year. Growing our development dollars allows us to continue to provide Catholic Education to all of our families and others who are interested in St. Al's as well as keeping our programs strong and growing!

Out of Uniform Passes Make Great Christmas Gifts!

Out of Uniforms for the Gala are just $5 each and expire at the end of the school year! If you would like to order some for Christmas gifts, you may send money to the school office or email If they are a gift, please let us know that and we will secretly send them home!!

Gala 2020 - Come join our Gala Core Team!

Do you like planning parties? Do you like spending time with great people? Do you want to help out St. Alphonsus Catholic School in an amazing way. Come join the Gala Planning Core Team. The Gala Planning Core Team plans our largest annual fundraiser which is scheduled for April 18, 2020. The time commitment is about 1-2 hrs each month. The team meets on the first Sunday of each month at 6:30PM in the Teacher’s Lounge. You’ll meet some amazing people and you’ll have a ton of fun at the same time. If you’re interested in people part of this awesome team, please contact Michelle Misko at

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Attendance Line

Attendance Reminder

Please remember if your child will be absent or tardy to call the attendance line at 763-503-3306. Please leave the specific reason your child is absent or tardy. If your child is gone from school for 3 or more days due to illness, a doctor's note is required. Also, if a child is gone from school for more than 1/2 day due to illness they may not participate in any evening activities. Thank you.