Principal’s Post 1.16.20


Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

We are celebrating Catholic Schools Week next week – January 21st – Sunday, January 26th. There are many fun events planned. Please see the schedule in the general newsletter. We will have our all Catholic School’s Mass at Holy Apostles on Friday, January 24th. Our students will also host the St. John’s Parish Mass on Sunday, January 26th at 10:00 AM. Our student council, 3rd grade students, and choir will be serving at that Mass. 

Mark your calendars – State of the School Address – We had a very productive school advisory board meeting last evening. Important information was discussed and approved – please join us at the State of the School Address on January 28th at 6:00 PM to learn more. Joe Forney, our school board chair, and I will be presenting on the state of St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We will be discussing tuition/fees for the 2020-2021 school year, academic goals and performance. 

I posted second quarter report cards to our PlusPortals system last Friday. You should have received an email with your child’s/children’s 2nd quarter report card. In an effort to be environmentally responsible, we will not be printing report cards and sending them home. You are able to access your child’s report card through their portfolio – Here are instructions on how to access them: 

  1. Log in to your PlusPortals account
  2. Click on E-Locker in the blue band above your child’s name
  3. Click on the Blue Down arrow after Second Quarter Report Card

A change to our school calendar – We are making a change to our school calendar as the date for the Hallissey Basketball Tournament has changed. The Hallissey Basketball Tournament is Friday, February 28th – Sunday, March 1st. As a result of this, we will have an early release on Friday, February 28th at 2:00. Students will not have school on Monday, March 2nd – we will have a teacher in-service that day. 

At the end of next month, I will be sending a survey out to our families seeking information on our specials here at St. Joseph’s: art, music, PE, Spanish. The intent is to understand what our stakeholders value in Catholic Education here at St. Joseph’s. I will include middle school electives as well. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns – my door is always open.

Thank you for your commitment to your child’s Catholic Education and being a part of our St. Joseph’s Catholic School community!

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s News 01.09.20


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

Happy New Year! I so hope that you and your families had a wonderful Christmas and a fun and restful break!! We had a very productive in-service day on Monday – Joe Lombardo was gracious and did School Safety training for us on school safety utilizing the Idaho Standard Command Responses for Schools. Joe and I are working together and will be providing a school safety information night for parents later in the spring. 

I will be posting second quarter report cards to our PlusPortals system tomorrow afternoon. In an effort to be environmentally responsible, we will not be printing report cards and sending them home. You will be able to access your child’s report card through their portfolio – I will send instructions on how to do this. 

We are celebrating Catholic Schools Week January 21st – Sunday, January 26th. There are many events planned. We will have our all Catholic School’s Mass at Holy Apostles on Friday, January 24th. Our students will also host the St. John’s Parish Mass on Sunday, January 26th at 10:00 AM. Our student council, 3rd grade students, and choir will be serving at that Mass. We will send out a more detailed Catholic Schools Week calendar next week. 

State of the School Address – Joe Forney, our school board chair, and I will be presenting on the state of St. Joseph’s Catholic School on January 28th at 6:00 PM. We will be discussing tuition/fees for the 2020-2021 school year, academic goals and performance. 

A change to our school calendar – We are making a change to our school calendar as the date for the Hallissey Basketball Tournament has changed. The Hallissey Basketball Tournament is Friday, February 28th – Sunday, March 1st. As a result of this, we will have an early release on Friday, February 28th at 2:00. Students will not have school on Monday, March 2nd – we will have a teacher in-service that day. 

At the end of next month, I will be sending a survey out to our families seeking information on our specials here at St. Joseph’s: art, music, PE, Spanish. The intent is to understand what our stakeholders value in Catholic Education here at St. Joseph’s. I will include middle school electives as well. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns – my door is always open.

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s News 12.19.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

As the first half of the school year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for making St. Joseph’s Catholic School such a special place. I feel blessed to be part of this wonderful community and I look forward to our new year and continuing my work with the faculty, staff, students, parents and parish.  I want to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas! 

Upcoming dates to mark on your calendars:

  • End of 2nd quarter on Friday, December 20th – half day!
  • Students return to school on Tuesday, January 7th

Enjoy this very special time with your families – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s Post 12.12.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

I hope you and your families are having a blessed Advent. Christmas break is just around the corner and we are almost half way through our school year.  Just a reminder to check your child’s grades in our PlusPortals system as our 2nd quarter ends on December 20th.  

We had three very amazing events over the last week; the first was the middle school science fair. Thank you Mrs. McClure and all of our science fair judges! Mrs. McClure puts in a lot of extra effort to provide our students with this amazing opportunity. Our students rose to the challenge – I was so impressed with our student presentations and the level of scientific research and inquiry that they were able to share. This was such a great example of active learning and application of content and skills – Great job to all!!

Our second great event was the Christmas concert! Another big thank you to Mr. Aspiri and Mrs. Moody for preparing our students for this event. What a beautiful display of our Catholic Values and our students’ anticipation of the upcoming Christmas season. I so enjoyed the evening and it helped get me into the Christmas Spirit!!

The third was the presentation of the Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarian Award is given out to one 8th grade student from each Treasure Valley Catholic School. It represents all we are called to be as Catholics, giving back to others selflessly. Our 8th grade student, Eve Barry was the St. Joseph’s recipient of the Humanitarian Award. Congratulations to Eve and her family!

Congratulations to our TVCS 7th grade girls’ basketball team. They won the Inter-valley League championship last night! Our 8th grade girls came in second in the league! Good job to all!

Weather: As the temperatures continues to get colder, please help your child remember to bring a coat. We will be outside in the morning before school as long as the temperature is above 30 degrees – otherwise, we will be in the cafeteria. For morning and lunch recess, we will be outside with a temperature of 25 degrees or higher. 

Upcoming dates to mark on your calendars:

  • End of 2nd quarter on Friday, December 20th – half day!
  • Students return to school on Tuesday, January 7th

Thank you for all you do to make St. Joseph’s Catholic School such a special place and for your commitment to your child’s Catholic education!

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s Post 12.5.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

Happy Thursday! Can you believe it is already December 5th? Christmas break is just around the corner and we are almost half way through our school year.  Just a reminder to check your child’s grades in our PlusPortals system as our 2nd quarter ends on December 20th.  

As embark on the Advent season, I would like to wish all of you an Advent Season full of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace! 

To help our students fully participate in Advent, we offered the Sacrament of Reconciliation to our 3rd – 8th grade students on Wednesday. Fr. Mariusz, along with two other priests, assisted our students with this very important sacrament. To participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a family, here are the dates and times that are offered through St. John’s Parish:

  • Tuesdays at 12:45 pm
  • Saturdays from 3:00 – 4:40 pm

Some of our 7th and 8th grade students are participating in science fair on Friday, December 6th. Good luck to those students participating and thank you for your hard work on your projects! 

Weather: As the temperatures continues to get colder, please help your child remember to bring a coat. We will be outside in the morning before school as long as the temperature is above 30 degrees – otherwise, we will be in the cafeteria. For morning and lunch recess, we will be outside with a temperature of 25 degrees or higher. 

Upcoming dates to mark on your calendars:

  • Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 PM
  • End of 2nd quarter on Friday, December 20th – half day!

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal