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Tablesetters is a program that was introduced to St. Alphonsus School 3rd grade - 8th grade students in February, 2011.  It is modeled after the program that was currently in practice at St. Francis Borgia, Cedarburg.  The goal of the Tablesetters program is to teach the students about the seven principles of Catholic social teaching and to bring them to life.

The club began with 25 students who were led by faculty members, Mrs. Kathy Clark, music teacher and Senora Rebecca Trojan, Spanish teacher.  Since then it has grown to 80 students with meetings that are led by faculty members, Mrs. Kris Halwas, Physical Education teacher and Mrs. Laurie Pledl, art teacher, and parent volunteer Mrs. Kelly Zierden.

The students meet once a month after school.  During the meetings the students sing, pray, discuss, plan, and execute service projects will reflect Catholic social teaching.

Over the years, the club members have collected food and baby items which were distributed by the St. Alphonsus Food Pantry, created and maintained a garden in the school courtyard, collected books for a pediatric clinic in North Dakota, held an all-school movie night which raised money for a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries, volunteered at the St. Alphonsus Fish Fries, and prayed and made gifts for retired members of the School Sisters of St. Francis community.

For more information on the program, please contact Mrs. Kris Halwas at or Mrs. Laurie Pledl at


Tablesetters Meetings
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Room 405
October 18
November 15
December 20
January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16