#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.

SAINT VIATOR HIGH SCHOOL CONGRATULATES SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL

Saint Viator High School wishes to recognize the wonderful education provided to the students at Saint Alphonsus Liguori School.  Congratulations to the following former Saint Alphonsus Liguori students on their Second Semester achievements:

·  Principal's List:  Andrea Flood, Laura Kuper, Claire Slaski, Eun Jung Yoo

·  High Honor Roll:  Neda Kakish, Michelle Cechin, Louise Deardorff, Sehee Park, Emily Yacu

·  B Honor Roll:  James Bilhorn, Joseph Brunetti, Dominic Capellani, Maria Capellani, Myles Correa, Delanie Davia, Torry Davia, Christian Duenez, Katherine Mayer, Natalia Nedland, Maeve O'Malley, Emily Peric, Ryan Springer, Shannon Stanczak, Gina Tolan, Laura Yacu

·  We are so proud of our alumni!

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI STUDENTS REACH NEW HEIGHTS!

Saint Alphonsus Liguori Student Jimmy Mayer proudly wears his Saint Alphonsus Liguori Charger Spirit shirt on top of the Zugspitze Mountain in Germany.  Saint Alphonsus students really enjoy showing love for their school! 

The Zugspitze, at 2,962 m above sea level, is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany. It lies south of the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and the Austria–Germany border runs over its western summit.

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL STUDENTS CROSS THE FINISH LINE!

St. Alphonsus Families!
PSA would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our school during the
Fun Run. Thanks to you, we not only met our goal of raising $5,000, but we exceeded it. Our portion of the pledged amount is almost $7,000. Based on this amount, Boosterthon will donate 21 meals to a local food pantry to help families in need. We couldn’t have done it without you!
We hope that everyone had fun. We wanted to highlight some of the prizes that all of our
students earned during the pledge. We had freeze pops, crazy hat or sports cap day, dance party, bonus recess and munchkins (or allergy approved treat).
On Friday, June 2nd, we will have a dress down day.
Our grand prize for the school for reaching $5,000 was a movie and ice cream treat (or gluten free dairy free Trader Joe’s marshmallow treat).
On Thursday, June 1st, Preschool and Kindergarten will get their treat
On Friday, June 2nd, 1st-8th grade will get their treat
In addition to running the event, Boosterthon provided prizes to students based on the level of pledges received. As you know, PSA had additional prizes for the top three students with the most pledges. We would like to recognize
Ethan Suerth for raising $765
Jillian Franz for raising $645
Michael Franz for raising $555
What will we do with the money raised? As soon as the pledges are collected, we will place an order for the bottle filling water fountains. Once our parking lot is resurfaced, we will paint hop scotch, four square and basketball free throw lines as well as make other small improvements to our recess areas. The remaining amount will be earmarked toward the purchase of new text books in the upcoming year.
In order to truly make it a successful event, we need to collect all the pledges by Wednesday, May 31st. Check funrun.com for payment options. Checks can be made payable to
St. Alphonsus PSA.
Thank you again for generously supporting St. Alphonsus!
St. Alphonsus PSA

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL STUDENTS DONATE 86 INCHES OF HAIR!

Students at Saint Alphonsus Liguori constantly give back to the community.  However, service this time meant cutting off their hair!  Six students and one teacher donated 86 inches of hair to help children with cancer!   Charge On! 

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL STUDENTS ADVANCE TO STATE IN TRACK!

WAY TO GO CHARGERS!

The Charger track and field team completed both its conference and sectional meets this last weekend.  At varsity conference, for the boys Ben Duenez scored in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes. The varsity girls were led by Jeneva Mercado and Destiny Marchetti in the shot put, as well as a 6th place finish for the team of Destiny, Lily Baroud, Julia Konrath, and Sam Sebastian in the 4 by 100 relay. 

Sammi Sok was crowned conference champion in the long jump for the JV girls, with the relay team of Sammi, Katherine Vargas, Chloe Krier and Gaby Gross medaling as well.   The JV boys took home the team trophy for third overall, with AJ Marchetti, Max Karkut, Ryan Swann all medaling individually while the relay teams of Max, Ryan, AJ, Joseph Baroud and Nick Kiefer also scored.   

From the sectional meet -- we are proud to say Ben Duenez and Olivia Swann each won in the pole vault and will be representing Saint Alphonsus at the Illinois state track meet this Friday!  Chase Bradford, Christian Werba, and Max Karkut also scored for the boys team, while Destiny Marchetti, Sammi Sok, Jeneva Mercado, Nicole Mercado, and Julia Konrath all scored for the girls.

Congratulations and thanks to all the track team on a great job this season, and good luck to Ben and Olivia on Friday at state!


CHARGE ON!

SAINT ALPHONSUS LIGUORI SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN AT THE STATE SCIENCE FAIR!

We are so proud of the students who qualified to attend the State Science Fair this past weekend.  We are proud to announce the following:

Congratulations to Amelia Maglio and Anne Nguyen for attaining Bronze medals at the Science Fair. 

And Congratulations to Brenna Drabik and Mia Pistone for winning Gold medals! 

 

This is truly a great achievement by our students! 

CHARGE ON!