Crusader Chronicles

October 11, 2019

Conferences are Monday and Tuesday

Conference sign ups for K-5 are on Sycamore! 6th-8th grade teachers will be in the school gym and parents will have the opportunity to meet with each of their child's teachers. PreK parents should sign up for conferences with their child's individual teacher.

Ms. McCue and Mr. Egan will be in the gym and available to meet with any parents of Kindergarten-8th grade. They will not be available Tuesday from 2:30-5:00.

Please call the school office with any questions!

Walk-A-Thon Money Due October 15th!

Please remember all Walk-A-Thon money is due October 15th!

Here is a recap of the prizes:

Students Who Raise $180 & Attend The Run/Walk Will Receive

★ A St. Alphonsus Catholic School Spirit Wear T-Shirt

★ 1 Out Of Uniform Pass

After A Student Reaches $180, Every ADDITIONAL $50 Raised Will Receive

★ 1 Out Of Uniform Pass

Students Who Raise $300+ & Attend The Run/Walk Will ALSO Receive

★ Entry Into Drawing For Restaurant & Entertainment Gift Cards

Students Who Attend The Run/Walk & Turn In Their Money By October 15, 2019 Will Receive

★ 1 Out Of Uniform Pass

Week Ahead - October 14-18

Monday, October 14, 2019

Conferences from 2:3-7:30

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

WALK-A-THON Money is Due!

Conferences from 2:30-7:30

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Thursday, October 17, 2019


Friday, October 18, 2019


November Lunch Orders Now Available

The November 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 November. The deadline for ordering is Tuesday, October 15th 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 Noviembre

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 noviembre. El ultimo dia es el Martes 15 de Octubre 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.

October 28 is a Parent Drive Day

There is NO BUSSING on this day! Please let the school office know how your child will be going home that day!

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

Athletics Needs your Help!

We are hosting a volleyball tournament on October24, 26 and 28th here at St. Al's! There are a lot of volunteer opportunities for this event listed on Sycamore! Sign up TODAY!!! And come cheer on our Crusaders!

Educational Outfitters Fall Sale

Educational Outfitters is having a fall sale offering 15% off uniforms and accessories Oct. 5-15. It's a great time to shop for some long sleeve uniform shirts, sweatshirts or sweaters, and a long sleeve 1/4 zip (MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY). Please remember that sweaters or sweatshirts without the St. Alphonsus logo are NOT part of our dress code. All orders placed by Oct. 15 will be delivered to the school by October 31.

Please see the attached flyer

Photographer Needed

Are you a professional or amateur photographer? We are looking for a volunteer to take photos for grandparents/special persons day on the morning of Friday October 25th. The time frame for photos will be from 8 - 11 am. If this volunteer opportunity interest you and you are available please email Susan at

Help out with Teacher Meals during conferences!

Help Feed Our Teachers & Staff!

Volunteer opportunities are still available to help provide dinner to our hard working teachers & staff during the upcoming fall conferences on Monday, October 14th. The staff will be at school all day teaching our students and then will be here all evening meeting with parents during fall conferences. What better way to say thank you then to help provide dinner to the hard working staff? Sign ups are available on Sycamore to provide a food item for their dinner. The item can be homemade or store bought. Families will receive 1 hour of volunteer time for each item they bring. Please drop off your item to the school office or staff lounge before 4:45 p.m. on October 14th with any instructions needed. Please label your items with family name along with any containers or utensils you would need returned. You may pickup your clean dishes anytime October 15th. Please contact with any questions.

Cookie Coordinator

Home and School is looking for someone to help coordinate Cookies with the Crusaders (formerly Muffins after Mass). There are two dates this year, Nov. 17 and Jan. 26 and time commitment is approximately 4-5 hours for each date. Duties include sending information to teachers, getting the cookies and supplies and making sure things thing run smoothly. It's an easy way to get some volunteer hours and a great way to meet St. Al's families. If you are interested or have questions, please email Thanks!

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 Thank you for your continued support of St. Al's.

CSCOE is Sponsoring an Incredible Teacher Contest

We have FABULOUS teachers at St. Al's! Nominate your favorite teacher for this year’s Incredible Teacher contest: post why your teacher is INCREDIBLE and tag our page! One lucky winner will be chosen on October 23rd and announced on October 25th. More details is attached at the bottom!

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

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.