Asst. Principal, Middle School
Teacher: Dawn Manfred

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Many exciting events going on at St. Al's this Spring:

1. Starting Friday April 22nd students can wear past Fund Run t-shirts on Fridays with uniform shorts.

2. 7th and 8th grade choir trip is this Thursday and Friday in Pasco.

3. Social Justice presentations are Monday-Wednesday this week.

4. Hero/Villain novels and questions are due.

5. Jr. high Dance Friday at SJV 
Welcome Back from Spring Break, hopefully the week was full of rest and fun with family.

On Wednesday Bishop Daly will be visiting our school and celebrating Mass with us at 10:15, if you are able to join us that would be great! 

The 7th and 8th graders are very busy working on Social Justice projects and Hero and Villain projects, please check due dates and rubrics!

Welcome to the Easter Season!  What a wonderful blessing to have Easter Monday off to be with family.  When we come back to school on Tuesday the large focus will be on the start of the hero/villian projects for the 7&8 grade students.  Expect to see a packet with important due dates that need to be signed.  

Please check teacher ease. Late work is not able to be made up after Spring Break. 

Registration packets are due and Spring Break is next week!
Holy Week it is always such a blessing to teach in a Catholic School, but especially this week! Please take time as family to attend services and be together throughout this special week.

We have Stations of the Cross on Friday at 10:15am. Our 8th grade class always does a beautiful job, we would love to have families join us.

Poetry notebooks are due on Thursday.
If your child qualified for honors English at Gonzaga Prep they will need a recommendation from their English teacher, please be sure to notify myself or Mrs. Dixon.
Have a blessed week!
3/14-3/18MARCH 14, 2016

End of the 2nd trimester is upon us. Report cards will go out on Wednesday 3/16.

Wishing your family a blessed Lenten season!
MARCH 7-11MARCH 04, 2016
No school on Friday March 11th, teacher inservice day
Please continue to check teacherease. The end of the trimester is March 10th all late and absent work must be in.

Continue to work on Reading is the Ticket!! This is due on March 18th.
2/22-2/26FEBRUARY 21, 2016
Thank you to all of you for your support at our school auction. It was a wonderful community event last Friday! We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful families at our school!

Open House is February 23rd and 25th. We are offering tours on these days, if you know a family that might be interested in joining our community please have them call and make an appointment.

Novena of Grace begins this week at St. Aloysius Parish, this is a wonderful time of prayer during the Lenten season.
2/16-2/19FEBRUARY 15, 2016
No school Monday 2/15 Presidents Day

There are several tests this week in Grammar and Literature, please check treachease for dates

2/19 is our annual school Auction! Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

This lenten season try some of the following ideas with your family:
Participate in Operation Rice Bowl
Volunteer at Blessings Under the Bridge
Attend the Novena of Grace at St Aloysius Church
Say the Rosary together as a family
Try a new recipe and have a rice bowl meal as a family and say grace
2/8FEBRUARY 08, 2016
What a great Catholic Schools Week we had!!

This Wednesday we have Mass with the whole parish at 12:15 for Ash Wednesday Mass.  This is such a great way for our parish to begin the Lenten journey together.  Please try and join us as we embark on the next 40 days in prayer for families and students.

Don't forget we have calzone sales going on to support our jr. high choir and .50 cents of each order goes to Operation Rice Bowl.

Also, Silverwood Reading is the Ticket program starts today! Earn a free ticket to Silverwood by reading, we are so thankful for their support of reading for young kids!


Catholic Schools Week

Jan. 31- Feb.5, 2016

  Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service


Sunday –  Celebrating your parish                                Free Dress pass if you come!

·         Please join us at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Masses to thank the parish for their support.  Students will sing a song after Communion, and if they wear their uniform, will receive a free dress from Mrs. Holland at the 8:30 Mass and Mrs. Kelly at the 11:00 Mass.

Monday –   community                                                 Free Dress: Hawaiian  (Ohana = family)

·        Begin Blessing Bag Collections for the homeless

·        Students will write on a star what they love about Catholic Schools.  These stars will be on display near the main office!

·        Mr. Lee is our guest speaker who will talk about the importance of community in an assembly at 2:15. 


Tuesday –   nation                                                          Free Dress:  Favorite Sports Team/Patriotic

·         Bishop’s Mass  5&6th grade will be attending in uniform. 

·         Homeroom classes will have a contest to decorate their doors with an American theme.

Wednesday –   faculty and staff                                     Free Dress:  Super Heroes

·          There will be a breakfast for teachers and staff in the morning.

Thursday –   students                                                      Free Dress:  Class Colors

·         Classes will dress in their specified colors. It can be a tshirt, or other clothing article of that color (headband, hat, scarf, shoes, socks)

            BLUE - Pre-K1, 2nd, 6th

            PINK – Preschool, K-AM, 7th

            PURPLE – Montessori, Pre-K2, 5th

            GREEN – 1st, Toddlers, 3rd

            ORANGE – MAC, K-all day, 8th

            RED- Early Pre, Pre-K3, 4th

·         Assembly at 2:00

·         No Homework Day

Friday – Grandparents/Special Persons Day                     NO Free Dress – best uniform!

·         Morning schedule

            ~ 8:30-9:15  Grandparents and Special Persons will go to the gym for a presentation

            ~ 9:15-9:40  Students will show their guest their classroom.  Students may also invite 

                                   their guests on a tour of the school.

            ~ 9:45  Classes leave for mass

            ~ 10:15   Mass at St. Aloysius

            After Mass, parents may take students out to lunch. Must check out with teacher       

            (religion teacher for 7th/8th).  Normal afternoon schedule.


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