Crusader Chronicles

November 15, 2019

Spirit Wear - Order Now for the Holidays

Revolution Sports has opened an online Holiday sale! Click the link below to order Spirit wear as gifts for your whole family! This will be open until November 24th in order for items to arrive by Christmas!

Week Ahead - November 17th - 24th

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Cookies with the Crusaders after the 10:30 AM Mass hosted by grades K, 2, 3, 5 and 7


Monday, November 18th, 2019



Tuesday, November 19, 2019

SAHS Meeting at 2:00


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mass hosted by Kindergarten - NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY MASS

Home and School Meeting at 6:30 PM in Staff Lounge


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Student Council at 2:00


Friday, November 22, 2019

Sponsor Day for Ronald McDonald House - Out of Uniform - See details in Newsletter

Middle School Dance


Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd and 24th

SAHS Bake Sale after 5:00 pm, 9:00 am, and 11:00 am Masses. All the money we raise will go to Sole Hope in Uganda.

Pastor Installation of Fr. John Schmidt, C.Ss.R at the 11:00 AM Mass.

Middle School Dance - Friday November 22

The Middle School is hosting a Blackout themed dance on Friday, November 22 from 6:30-9:30 P.M. in the school gym for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from St. Alphonsus School. The cost is $6.00 at the door. Each person who dresses in all black will receive a free pop, and all students who attend will be entered into a drawing for prizes! For the safety of our students, parents are asked to meet their child at Door #12 (the gym door) at 9:30PM. Please do not wait in the car. Students will not be released until a parent is visible. Thank you!

St. Alphonsus Food Drive

St. Alphonsus Catholic School is doing a food drive from November 6th - November 20th.


Students may bring in non-perishable food items such as canned goods (soup, meat, fruit, vegetables, tuna, etc.) and/or packaged nuts, bake mixes, cereal, packaged noodles, etc.).


Please see the attached flyer for more details. Students may bring items to their homeroom teacher!

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Donation Days for Out of Uniform

Student Council is sponsoring a Donation Day each month that will raise money for specific charities. Each student that brings in $3.00 or more can be out of uniform on Friday, November 22. This month's, donations will be given to The Ronald McDonald House in memory of Clementine Brown.

December Lunch Orders Due Now

The December Lunch Menu is available for students in grades Kindergarten - 8th Grade (preschool is handled within their classroom)! Please Log in to Sycamore and order your child(ren)'s lunches for December. The deadline for ordering is Tuesday, November 19th by 11:00 PM. If you have trouble logging into Sycamore, please call the school office at

763-561-5101 for help.

If your child(ren) are having cold lunch all month, we would appreciate an email stating this!

It helps us for record keeping purposes!



El Menú del Almuerzo de Dieciembre
está disponible para los estudiantes en los grados Kindergarten - 8th grado (¡El preescolar se maneja dentro de su aula)! Por favor, ingrese a Sycamore y pida los almuerzos de su hijo(s) para el mes de dieciembre. El ultimo dia es el Martes 19 de noviembre antes de las 11pm. Si tiene problemas para ingresar a Sycamore, por favor llame a la oficina escolar 763-561-5101 para que le ayuden.

Si su hijo(s) vendran con su almorzando hecho en casa todo el mes, apreciariamos nos lo hiciera saber a traves de correo electronico.


Esto nos ayuda a mantener los registros escolares.

Front Office

As all of you know, today is Mrs. Coley's last day at St. Al's. We are in the process of hiring the perfect candidate for this position. The position is posted on the Archdiocese's website if you know anyone looking for an Administrative Assistant position. We would prefer to hire someone who is Bilingual-Spanish.


Please be patient with us as we head into this transition time. The front office will be covered by Mrs. Staples and Ms. Peters until a new person is hired and fully trained!


Thank you!

Save the Date - Christmas Concert

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! The time of this will be posted in future newsletters!


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.

Help Wanted - Morning Monitors on Mondays

We are still looking for someone to be a morning monitor on Mondays from 7:00 AM-7:30 AM. This is an awesome way to collect volunteer hours. The volunteer for this position needs to be E3 certified (VIRTUS, Code of Conduct and Background Check). If you are interested, please call or email Mrs. Coley at 763-561-5101 or schooloffice@mystals.org.

Want to Volunteer

We need many volunteers throughout the year to help our school be as successful as it is!


How to Volunteer: Log into Sycamore and see the MANY opportunities (new opportunities are added almost weekly)!


Most of these opportunities require the volunteers to meet the Archdiocese's Essential 3 Requirements (please note this is not unique to St. Al's - but across the Archdiocese)! Details on how to become E3 qualified are attached to this newsletter. If at any time you ever have any questions about this process, please connect with Sarah Gerads at geradss@mystals.org. Thank you for your continued support of St. Al's.

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 michellemmisko@gmail.com.

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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.