Principal’s Post 2.8.19


Mass

Thank you to Mrs. McClure and her students for their leadership with liturgy at Mass Tuesday.  This week we specifically pray for all those impacted by breast cancer. We thank all of you who joined us for Mass.   Please know, all are welcome each week.

2019-2020 Re-Enrollment for St. Joseph’s

This year, re-enrollment is done online.  We have sent the links out to the primary contact’s email.  We hope this is an easier process, and with more than ⅓ of you completing this already, we think it must be.  In order to know about openings for new families, re-enrollment is due Thursday, February 21.  Our open house for future and prospective families is Tuesday, February 26.  Open-enrollment for new families will also begin February 26. If you do not see a re-enrollment link in your email, please contact Mrs Granvall (granvalla@stjoes.com) right away, and we will send you another link.

We are so grateful and blessed to be near capacity with enrollment.  We thank all of you for your word-of-mouth recommendations for new families who continue to enroll here at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

We also want to thank our community.  The past three years, families have seen increases in tuition from $300-$350 due to an effort to better retain and recruit quality staff.   Many teachers were making much less than counterparts in the Boise School District. Three years later, we have made great progress with teacher pay.  

For the 2019-2020 school year, tuition will increase $50 (Catholic $4,790 and non-Catholic $6,138).  Fees will increase $75 ($50 for books and curriculum and $25 for technology). This is a total increase of $125 for the 2019-2020 school year.  

As we begin to finish this school year, we will continue to plan and prepare to best serve your families next year too.

Dogs on Campus

With our warmer than typical winter weather, many have been tempted to bring their furry friends to school at release time.  We want to remind everyone that if you bring your dog(s), to keep dogs outside of the school and out on the sidewalks (away from the main entrance).  We have students and adults with allergies and fears of dogs, and we have dogs leaving messes inside and outside of the school.  We appreciate your help with this.

St. John’s Stairway to Heaven

Thank you to everyone who contributed during Catholic Schools Week to the St. John’s Stairway to Heaven collection.  Students, staff, and parents donated $2,295.67.  That means with the match, the total donation will be $4,591.34.

Wake Up Wednesday with Mrs. Elwer

Get Up and Get Going in the Morning With Mrs. Elwer: We are off to a great start.  We have a number of students attending this and welcome all students for the future dates.  Mrs. Elwer is offering the chance for students to come into the gym and get moving and stretching on Late Start Wednesday from 7:45-8:15 in January and February.  This was popular last year.  All ages are welcome. Remaining Dates: 2/13, 2/20, and 2/27

Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament

The Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament is March 15-17 (This is the Friday leading into Spring Break.).

For those participating, forms are due back as soon as possible to get teams registered.

5 Safety Tips From Officer Gomez (local police officer)

Link to Top 5 Threats to Children

SafeStudents Online

New Activation Method

To activate your account, please visit https://safestudentsonline.com/activate. Select our school from the dropdown list and type in the email address you have on file with our school (your SafeStudents Online account is linked to your email address). If you have any questions or trouble with the process, please reach out to customerservice@safestudentsonline.com.

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself (quilicit@stjoes.com) or our counselor Mrs. Porter (porterc@stjoes.com).

Three new apps added to list for monitoring: GroupMe, Flickr, and Kidzworld.

Link to Video Explanation

Announcement

Overview

Link to Resources

Student Safety

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

Bravely act like a Saint today!

We are blessed to have a loving and supportive community.  As a Catholic community, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.  When you see someone in our community going above and beyond leading by example and bravely acting like a saint, please let me know using the following link.

Upcoming Weekend Parish Hosted Masses at St. John’s Cathedral

Sun Feb. 24 5PM without choir (Hallissey) Grant/McClure – Hallissey Tournament has been moved to March 1, 2, 1 and 3
Sun Mar. 10 10AM with choir Weaver/Howard
Sat Apr. 27 5PM with choir (1st Communion) Cammann/Seidler
Sun May 19 1PM Spanish without choir Vietri/Arrubarrena

Principal’s Post 1.31.19


Mass

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Mass at St. Mark’s with all of the Treasure Valley Catholic Schools.  Bishop Peter Christensen will be the celebrant joined by the school priests. It is a great way to culminate the school week of Catholic Schools Week.

Please pray for our second grade students making their First Reconciliation Saturday.

2019-2020 Re-Enrollment for St. Joseph’s

Tomorrow afternoon, we will email out re-enrollment links.  We are moving the registration process online in an effort to better serve all of you.  The process will ask parents to verify information, provide/update medical information, technology agreement, photo permission, fees, and tuition.  

We are so grateful and blessed to be near capacity with enrollment.  We thank all of you for your word-of-mouth recommendations for new families who continue to enroll here at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

We also want to thank our community.  The past three years, families have seen increases in tuition from $300-$350 due to an effort to better retain and recruit quality staff.   Many teachers were making much less than counterparts in the Boise School District. Three years later, we have made great progress with teacher pay.  

For the 2019-2020 school year, tuition will increase $50 (Catholic $4,790 and non-Catholic $6,138).  Fees will increase $75 ($50 for books and curriculum and $25 for technology). This is a total increase of $125 for the 2019-2020 school year.  

As we begin to finish this school year, we will continue to plan and prepare to best serve your families next year too.

Dogs on Campus

With our warmer than typical winter weather, many have been tempted to bring their furry friends to school at release time.  We want to remind everyone that if you bring your dog(s), to keep dogs outside of the school and out on the sidewalks (away from the main entrance).  We have students and adults with allergies and fears of dogs, and we have dogs leaving messes inside and outside of the school.  We appreciate your help with this.

Wake Up Wednesday with Mrs. Elwer

Get Up and Get Going in the Morning With Mrs. Elwer: We are off to a great start.  We have a number of students attending this and welcome all students for the future dates.  Mrs. Elwer is offering the chance for students to come into the gym and get moving and stretching on Late Start Wednesday from 7:45-8:15 in January and February.  This was popular last year.  All ages are welcome. Remaining Dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, and 2/27

Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament

The Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament is March 15-17 (This is the Friday leading into Spring Break.).

This tournament is for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls.  

Signs of Suicide (SOS)

Spirit, Mind, and Body.  The well being of the whole person/child/student is as important as ever.  The societal challenges for students today can be tough. Christy Porter, school counselor, will be hosting a parent information night February 4th from 6-7:30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in room 108 (Mr. Grant’s).  Please consider attending. Link to RSVP

5 Safety Tips From Officer Gomez (local police officer)

Link to Top 5 Threats to Children

SafeStudents Online

New Activation Method

To activate your account, please visit https://safestudentsonline.com/activate. Select our school from the dropdown list and type in the email address you have on file with our school (your SafeStudents Online account is linked to your email address). If you have any questions or trouble with the process, please reach out to customerservice@safestudentsonline.com.

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

Year to Date Information:

13,582                Activities analyzed

284                      Alerts

2.09%                 Alert Rate (SafeStudents online average is 1.5%)

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself (quilicit@stjoes.com) or our counselor Mrs. Porter (porterc@stjoes.com).

Three new apps added to list for monitoring: GroupMe, Flickr, and Kidzworld.

Link to Video Explanation

Announcement

Overview

Link to Resources

Student Safety

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

Bravely act like a Saint today!

We are blessed to have a loving and supportive community.  As a Catholic community, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.  When you see someone in our community going above and beyond leading by example and bravely acting like a saint, please let me know using the following link.

Upcoming Weekend Parish Hosted Masses at St. John’s Cathedral

Sun Feb. 24 5PM without choir (Hallissey) Grant/McClure – Hallissey Tournament has been moved to March 1, 2, 1 and 3
Sun Mar. 10 10AM with choir Weaver/Howard
Sat Apr. 27 5PM with choir (1st Communion) Cammann/Seidler
Sun May 19 1PM Spanish without choir Vietri/Arrubarrena

Principal’s Post 1.24.19


Mass

Thank you to the St. Joseph’s Parents for their leadership with liturgy, music, and Mass this week.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass. This week Deacon O’Neill calls us to follow the intent of the law instead of stopping at the letter of the law.   Please know all are welcome each week.  

Catholic Schools Week

Next week is Catholic Schools Week.  We look forward a great week.  The week is kicked off this Sunday with Mass at 11:30 at St. John’s.  The week is culminated with Mass and First Reconciliation Saturday, February 2 at 8:30 at St. John’s.

Wake Up Wednesday with Mrs. Elwer

Get Up and Get Going in the Morning With Mrs. Elwer: We are off to a great start.  We have a number of students attending this and welcome all students for the future dates.  Mrs. Elwer is offering the chance for students to come into the gym and get moving and stretching on Late Start Wednesday from 7:45-8:15 in January and February.  This was popular last year.  All ages are welcome. Remaining Dates: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, and 2/27

Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament

The Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament is March 15-17 (This is the Friday leading into Spring Break.).

This tournament is for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls.  

Signs of Suicide (SOS)

Spirit, Mind, and Body.  The well being of the whole person/child/student is as important as ever.  The societal challenges for students today can be tough. Christy Porter, school counselor, will be hosting a parent information night February 4th from 6-7:30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in room 108 (Mr. Grant’s).  Please consider attending. Link to RSVP

Vaping

Are you aware of the dangers of vaping?  According to the American Psychiatric Assoc.: “About 13 percent of 8th graders, 24 percent of 10th graders, and nearly 28 percent of 12th graders at U.S. schools reported using a vaping device in the past year, according to data from the 2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey results, which were released in December 2017, found that while most of these students said they mostly vape flavoring liquids, 1 in 10 reported vaping nicotine, and 1 in 20 reported vaping marijuana.” Please talk with your student(s) to see what they know about vaping and to share the dangers of vaping.

SafeStudents Online

New Activation Method

To activate your account, please visit https://safestudentsonline.com/activate. Select our school from the dropdown list and type in the email address you have on file with our school (your SafeStudents Online account is linked to your email address). If you have any questions or trouble with the process, please reach out to customerservice@safestudentsonline.com.

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

Year to Date Information:

13,582                Activities analyzed

284                      Alerts

2.09%                 Alert Rate (SafeStudents online average is 1.5%)

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself (quilicit@stjoes.com) or our counselor Mrs. Porter (porterc@stjoes.com).

Three new apps added to list for monitoring: GroupMe, Flickr, and Kidzworld.

Link to Video Explanation

Announcement

Overview

Link to Resources

Student Safety

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

Bravely act like a Saint today!

We are blessed to have a loving and supportive community.  As a Catholic community, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.  When you see someone in our community going above and beyond leading by example and bravely acting like a saint, please let me know using the following link.

Upcoming Weekend Parish Hosted Masses at St. John’s Cathedral

Sun Jan. 27 11:30 AM with choir (CSW) Julianne Russell – Student Council
Sun Feb. 24 5PM without choir (Hallissey) Grant/McClure – Hallissey Tournament has been moved to March 1, 2, 1 and 3
Sun Mar. 10 10AM with choir Weaver/Howard
Sat Apr. 27 5PM with choir (1st Communion) Cammann/Seidler
Sun May 19 1PM Spanish without choir Vietri/Arrubarrena

Bravely act like a saint today!

 

Student Learning Expectation Videos

Spiritual

Academic

Physical

Citizenship and Social

 

KTVB Innovative Educators (St. Joseph’s 4th Grade)

Principal’s Post 1.17.19


Mass

Thank you to Mrs. Seibert’s class for their leadership with liturgy and Mass this week.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass. This week Deacon O’Neill reminds us there is no greater or bolder miracle than God.   Please know all are welcome each week.  

Idaho Education Tax Credit

Thank you to everyone who donated St. Joseph’s Catholic School.  The first ten donations will be doubled thanks to anonymous donor match!  We cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity to our school community.  Every gift is amazing and much appreciated.

Mother-Son Dodgeball Tonight, Thursday, January 17

  • When:This Thursday, January 17th from 6-8pm (plan to arrive a few minutes for sign in)
  • Where: 3876 E Lanark Street, Meridian
  • What:Tournament, Laser Tag, Trampolines, Ball Pit, concession stand
  • Details:$10 per person, Kids under 5 $8.99, Jump socks required

Wake Up Wednesday with Mrs. Elwer

Get Up and Get Going in the Morning With Mrs. Elwer: We are off to a great start.  We have a number of students attending this and welcome all students for the future dates.  Mrs. Elwer is offering the chance for students to come into the gym and get moving and stretching on Late Start Wednesday from 7:45-8:15 in January and February.  This was popular last year.  All ages are welcome. Remaining Dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, and 2/27

Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament

More information soon, but some have been asking about the dates.  The Holy Spirit Basketball Tournament is March 15-17 (This is the Friday leading into Spring Break.).

This tournament is for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls.

Signs of Suicide (SOS)

Spirit, Mind, and Body.  The well being of the whole person/child/student is as important as ever.  The societal challenges for students today can be tough. Christy Porter, school counselor, will be hosting a parent information night February 4th from 6-7:30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in room 108 (Mr. Grant’s).  Please consider attending. Link to RSVP

Vaping

Are you aware of the dangers of vaping?  According to the American Psychiatric Assoc.: “About 13 percent of 8th graders, 24 percent of 10th graders, and nearly 28 percent of 12th graders at U.S. schools reported using a vaping device in the past year, according to data from the 2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey results, which were released in December 2017, found that while most of these students said they mostly vape flavoring liquids, 1 in 10 reported vaping nicotine, and 1 in 20 reported vaping marijuana.” Please talk with your student(s) to see what they know about vaping and to share the dangers of vaping.

SafeStudents Online

New Activation Method

To activate your account, please visit https://safestudentsonline.com/activate. Select our school from the dropdown list and type in the email address you have on file with our school (your SafeStudents Online account is linked to your email address). If you have any questions or trouble with the process, please reach out to customerservice@safestudentsonline.com.

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself (quilicit@stjoes.com) or our counselor Mrs. Porter (porterc@stjoes.com).

Three new apps added to list for monitoring: GroupMe, Flickr, and Kidzworld.

Link to Video Explanation

Announcement

Overview

Link to Resources

Student Safety

Thank you everyone for you patience at dismissal Wednesday.  The school was not a direct threat, but Boise Police asked us to keep students in the building and wait for word from them before we released the students.  The situation was unrelated to the school, but it was in the nearby area. The term for keeping everyone in the building is Hall Check. Students were not released until Boise Police cleared us to do so.

Joe Lombardo, from the St. Joseph’s Catholic School Safety Committee, led staff through a review of safety protocol, drills, future plans, and questions last Wednesday.  We are always cognisant of evolving needs and situations to provide as safe as of a school as we can. We appreciate your continued prayers for safety and health for all of our St. Joseph’s Catholic School Community.

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

Bravely act like a Saint today!

We are blessed to have a loving and supportive community.  As a Catholic community, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.  When you see someone in our community going above and beyond leading by example and bravely acting like a saint, please let me know using the following link.

Upcoming Weekend Parish Hosted Masses at St. John’s Cathedral

Sun Jan. 27 11:30 AM with choir (CSW) Julianne Russell – Student Council
Sun Feb. 24 5PM without choir (Hallissey) Grant/McClure – Hallissey Tournament has been moved to March 1, 2, 1 and 3
Sun Mar. 10 10AM with choir Weaver/Howard
Sat Apr. 27 5PM with choir (1st Communion) Cammann/Seidler
Sun May 19 1PM Spanish without choir Vietri/Arrubarrena