SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL RECOGNIZED FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

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Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Saint Alphonsus Liguori School as a Common Sense School.

 Saint Alphonsus Liguori School has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. The recognition acknowledges our school's commitment creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.

 "We applaud the faculty and staff of Saint Alphonsus Liguori School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Liz Kline,  VP, Education Programs, Common Sense Education. "Saint Alphonsus Liguori School deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."

Saint Alphonsus Liguori School has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 100,000 classrooms nationwide.

 "We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School," said Linda Chorazy, Principal. "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."

 For more information about Saint Alphonsus Liguori School go to www.saintalphonsusschool.com. To learn more about the criteria Saint Alphonsus Liguori School met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-schools.

CHARGING ON TO THE REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR!

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St. Alphonsus Liguori School

Regional Science Fair

This weekend, some of our 7th and 8th graders will be participating in the regional Science Fair.  Congratulations to Audrey Drabik, Gianna Faraone, Julia Konrath, Amelia Maglio, Nicole Mercado, Jeneva Mercado, Brandon Claudio, Emmet Suerth and Samantha Sok.  

And...Good Luck!

CHEER ON THE 8TH GRADE GIRLS TONIGHT!

Cheer for our 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team!

Calling all Saint Alphonsus Liguori Families!  Tonight is the last home game for our 8th grade girls basketball team.  Come to the game in our school gym at 7:00 tonight!  Dress in
Charger red, free admission, free popcorn!  Every student who attends the game will receive a NUT pass (not in uniform pass) for a dress down day on Monday, February 26.  Only students with the pass will be able to dress down in charger spirit clothes on that day.  Charge On!  Charger Strong! 

Also, I am attaching a save the date for the PSA Skating Party! 

Save the Date! Orbit Skating Party 

One more thing!  Wednesday, February 21, will be a Red Out Dress Down Day for heart health with fun activites during recess.  Students must bring a donation of $2.00 for the American Heart Association (cash or checks made out to the charity) to be able to dress in red.  Students not on the list will wear the regular uniform that day. 

Have a great week and see you tonight! 

ALUMNI NEWS! WAY TO GO DESTINY!

 

Saint Alphonsus Liguori School

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Big shout out to our alumni Destiny Marchetti! We are so proud of her! She is being honored today at the AVID breakfast in Wheeling High School! Destiny maintains a 4.0 average while taking AP and Honor classes, starting on the Freshman A volleyball and Freshman A basketball plus practicing and getting some playing time with the Varsity basketball team! #stalchargers #preschool #elementaryschool #catholicschool #chargeon #ILoveStAls #taxcreditscholarship. CHARGE ON!!!

CHRISTMAS NEWS!

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Christmas is coming!

Good Morning,

This is just a reminder of fun events happening this week.

Wednesday:

  • Christmas Concert, 6:30 P.M., all students performing Preschool-8th Grades, Church

Thursday:

  • Dress Down Day!  Students can wear a Christmas/red/green shirt! 
  • Advent Candle Lighting, Dining Hall, 12:05
  • Christmas Caroling, Dining Hall, 12:10-12:45
  • Class Christmas parties, classrooms, 1:00-2:15
  • Dismissal, 2:15

Friday:

  • No School, Christmas Break begins!  Students return to school on January 8.

Please feel free to join us Thursday for the caroling and parties.  We will see you all at the Christmas Concert tomorrow night.  Have a wonderful week! 

 

#Giving Tuesday HAS BEGUN! DONATE TO SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL TODAY!

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

#Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

We are sending this reminder that we are accepting donations to the Sr. Agnes Scholarship Fund. Any funds raised will help our school budget and reduce the subsidy money needed from the Parish.  We use these funds to help new and existing families who otherwise would not be able to be in our school.  Many corporations will match donations by employees to non-profit organizations.  Checks can be made out to Saint Alphonsus Liguori School.  Please indicate this is a donation on your check for tax purposes.  You may also donate by credit card through https://www.givecentral.org/location/465/event/12089

Thank you so much for your support of our school in every way, every day!

Tax Credit Scholarships Through the State of Illinois!

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Have you heard? The State of Illinois has created a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend private schools through the “Invest in Kids Act.” Learn more about tax credit scholarships on our website at: www.archchicago.org/tcs

Como puede haber escuchado, el Estado de Illinois ha creado una nueva manera de financiar becas para niños que eligen asistir a escuelas privadas a través de “Invest in Kids Act”. Para saber más acerca de las becas de crédito tributario, por favor visite nuestro sitio web: www.archchicago.org/tcs

For more information:  https://www.facebook.com/archchicago/photos/a.264875283539280.85099.127530903940386/1967483983278393/?type=3&theater

 

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL SALUTES VETERANS!

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Saint Alphonsus Liguori School students celebrated and honored Veterans and First Responders at the Veteran's Day School Mass on Friday, November 10, 2017.  Students escorted Veterans and First Responders into the church, walking through a tunnel of American Flags.  The patriotic music stirred everyone's hearts, and smiles and tears spread through the church.  The PSA gave a lovely reception for all attending.  Thank you to our Veterans and First Responders.  We owe you a debt that can never be repaid. 

VOLLEY FOR THE CURE TOURNAMENT APPROACHING!

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Volley For The Cure is approaching and volunteers are needed!  The Saint Alphonsus Liguori Athletic Department helps every year to raise money for a family in the area suffering from Breast Cancer, as well as donating to breast cancer research.  We need your help!  Even if you have not been involved in athletics, or if your students are younger, you can help in numerous ways. 

Parents are needed during the tournament to help in many areas.  The games run on Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15 in our gym.  Flower sales will be after Masses during this weekend and help is needed there also.  Please, if you can volunteer your time, click on the Sign Up Genius below to sign up. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d44adab2da2fc1-saint


Donations of auction items are needed, and anyone can donate funds to the cause by sending items or money to the Athletic Department through the school office. 

Carnations are being sold for $3.00.  If you know someone who suffered from any kind of cancer and would like to purchase a carnation in their name, send in the name and money to the school attn:  Volley For The Cure.  Their names will be added to posters and the carnations will be brought up during Mass to honor those with cancer. 

Pink hair extensions can be ordered and students will receive them next Thursday during lunch.  Hair extensions are $10.00 and the order form was sent out in the last email blast. 

And finally, all students and parents are invited to the games.  Many schools will be playing, and it is a very exciting time.  Students who attend the games will receive boom sticks!  Wear your Charger Spirit wear or dress in pink!

Thank you all for helping.  We have a caring and strong community of families, and our Charger Spirit is shown by community service in so many ways.  This is one way to unite for a great cause! 

 

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM FINISHES STRONG!

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ST. AL'S

CROSS COUNTRY

  • Varsity boys took 7th overall of 13 teams, led by Chase Bradford (14th), Owen McClellan (34th), AJ Marchetti (42nd), and Christian Werba (59th);

  • Our lone varsity girl, Chloe Krier, took a respectable 43rd;

  • JV boys were paced by Ryan Swann (11th) running his best ever mile time at 6:30 despite the heat, as well as Brandon Marchetti (58th) and Ethan Suerth (59th);

  • JV girls finished the season strong behind Anna Baroud (36th) and Maeve McClellan (41st).

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL STUDENTS FEED THE LESS FORTUNATE

 I was privileged to chaperone these 8th graders at the soup kitchen with Deacon Cal and 2other St. Al'sparishioners. I was very impressed how well the children worked together, their good behavior, and their wiliness to work hard to serve those in need. They represented St. Al's very well and I'm proud of them.  Saint Alphonsus Liguori School 8th Graders have been helping for the last few weeks at the soup kitchen in Chicago.  These 8th Graders helped Deacon Cal and other parishioners serve food to the hungry.  All were impressed with how well our students work together and their willingness to work hard to serve those in need.  Thank you for representing Saint Alphonsus Liguori School so well!  #stalchargers #catholicschool #chargeon

I was privileged to chaperone these 8th graders at the soup kitchen with Deacon Cal and 2other St. Al'sparishioners. I was very impressed how well the children worked together, their good behavior, and their wiliness to work hard to serve those in need. They represented St. Al's very well and I'm proud of them.

Saint Alphonsus Liguori School 8th Graders have been helping for the last few weeks at the soup kitchen in Chicago.  These 8th Graders helped Deacon Cal and other parishioners serve food to the hungry.  All were impressed with how well our students work together and their willingness to work hard to serve those in need.  Thank you for representing Saint Alphonsus Liguori School so well!  #stalchargers #catholicschool #chargeon

Hurricane Harvey Emergency Appeal Providing Relief to Families Facing Devastation

Hello Family in Christ ~

Over the past few days, we have heard, seen and witnessed many heartbreaking stories and images of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, perhaps even family members. The damage caused by the storm and flooding is beyond catastrophic. Ongoing rains will continue these next days, over many areas, increasing the damage already done.

Next weekend, September 9th & 10th, a second collection will take place across the Archdiocese of Chicago. It is the Hurricane Harvey Emergency Appeal. More information is coming.

Immediately, Saint Alphonsus Liguori set up an electronic donation opportunity on e-giving. You will see this selection when you log onto your e-giving account. You can also find information to electronically donate, through Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, on the parish website: www.saintalphonsusPH.org

Your kind donation is tax deductible.

URL:
https://e-giving.org/PayPages/index.asp?pp=ce68fe2dc55e17c6c41d963361e41ec1

Please pray for and, if possible, financially support those affected.

Blessings to you all!

Prayers for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

In his USCCB statement, Cardinal DiNardo, the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, called all Catholics and people of good will to offer their prayers, solidarity and support to victims and survivors of Hurricane Harvey:

May God, the Lord of mercy and compassion,
protect all who are still in danger,
and bring safety to those who are missing.

May He care in a special way for those who were already homeless,
or without support and resources, before the disaster.

We pray in thanksgiving for the first responders
who are risking their lives to save others at this very moment.

We include in our intentions the everyday heroes
reaching out to help their neighbors in need,
those who, like the Good Samaritan,
cannot walk by a person in need without offering their hand in aid.

Amen.