Principal’s News 11.21.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

Happy Thursday! I want to take a moment to share my gratitude for all of our St. Joseph’s Community – I am so grateful for our faculty, staff, students and parents! I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful community. Happy Thanksgiving and God’s blessings to ALL- 

We are looking forward to our Grandparent’s Mass on Tuesday, November 26th. We will have grandparents meet grandchildren in the Cathedral at 8:20 (kindergarten will meet in the gym) – classroom teachers will be sending an email with more details! 

Uniform reminder – no shorts after Thanksgiving break! 

Weather: As the temperatures 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. 

Our Student of the Month focus for the month of November based on our School-Wide Learning Expectations is Academic ExcellenceSt. Joseph’s students give their best! They work hard to be responsible, joyful and creative in their studies. We will recognize our November students of the month after Mass on Tuesday, December 3rd

Upcoming dates to mark on your calendars:

  • Grandparent’s Mass on Tuesday, November 26th. This is a great way for our students to connect with grandparents and show their appreciation of family!
  • Student of the Month on Tuesday, December 3rd – Academic Excellence Focus
  • Christmas Concert on Tuesday December 10th at 6:30 PM
  • End of 2nd quarter on Friday, December 20th – half day!

Happy Thanksgiving to all – enjoy time with your family!!

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s News 11.14.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

Happy Thursday! We have had another great week at St. Joseph’s. I have been observing classes and seeing all the great things that happen in our school each day. Our dedicated and caring faculty and staff work hard each and every day doing God’s work helping children be the best they can be. We are so blessed to have such a caring community of teachers, parents, and students.

Our middle school students and teachers have been working hard this week serving the less fortunate. The Middle School Friendship Feast is this evening. Thank you to all who have helped support this important effort!

A big thank you to Annie and Brian Granvall for a successful St. Joseph’s Uncorked event!  It was a fun evening and a great way to support our school. Thank you to those who attended and volunteered. 

Our Student of the Month focus for the month of November based on our School-Wide Learning Expectations is Academic ExcellenceSt. Joseph’s students give their best! They work hard to be responsible, joyful and creative in their studies. We will recognize our November students of the month after Mass on Tuesday, December 3rd

We have some upcoming events in November to mark on your calendars:

  • Middle School Friendship Feast on Thursday, November 14th. This is our 14th year of serving our parish and the homeless men, women and children in our community!
  • Student hosted Parish Mass on Saturday, November 16th at 5:00 PM at the Cathedral. Our 5th grade students and choir are in charge! One more way we can Share our Faith and partner with St. John’s Parish!
  • School Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 5:00 PM in the library. 
  • Grandparent’s Mass on Tuesday, November 26th. This is a great way for our students to connect with grandparents and show their appreciation of family!

Thank you for your commitment to your child’s Catholic Education! 

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Discover St. Joseph’s – December 5


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Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 9-11 AM

825 W. Fort Street, Boise, ID 83702

Meet our principal and members of Student Council. Group tours available at 9, 9:30 and 10 AM.

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Principal’s News 10.31.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

We have had a busy week – it is Red Ribbon Week and we have had dress days and meaningful activities. Today is Halloween and the students look great in their costumes. All the classes have Halloween parties this afternoon – it has been a very fun day!! 

A student from Bishop Kelly has organized a Candy Donation after all the Halloween festivities! If you have “extra” candy that your child will not eat, bring it to the school and place it in the buckets placed in the front foyer. Here is a blurb from the flyer that is attached to this week’s newsletter – “The Knights of Columbus & Bishop Kelly High School, with our sponsor D&B, are collecting candy for those that cannot . . . the Halloween candy will be given to Boise’s City Light Home for Women and Children and the Ronald McDonald House. 

Just a reminder, School Mass this week will be tomorrow -Friday, November 1st instead of Tuesday. Friday is All Saint’s Day. Please join us at Mass if you have the time. We will be celebrating our Students of the Month for October at our Tuesday, November 5th Mass – our focus this month is Spirituality – St. Joseph’s Students are friends of God, practicing Christian values, Catholic Faith and stewardship. 

Thank you to those families who have picked up a Box of Joy to send to a child in need of a Christmas gift. We met our goal and filled all 75 boxes. Thank you so much for your generosity! 

Thank you for being part of St. Joseph’s Catholic School and making this a wonderful Catholic community!

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s Post 10.24.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

We have had another productive and fulfilling week here at St. Joseph’s! The book fair has been going on all week – Literacy is so important. What a great way to help students get excited about reading. Thank you for your support in our literacy efforts. A big thank you to Shannon Phillips and all the volunteers for putting on another great Book Fair!

Parent/Teacher conferences have been very well attended. Thank you for partnering with us as we all work to form our children in the Catholic tradition – strong Catholic Identity and Academic Excellence! 

We have a busy upcoming week – it is Red Ribbon Week with many dress days and meaningful activities planned. Please see the schedule in the main part of the newsletter. It is also Halloween on Thursday – please follow the guidelines for costumes from your child’s teacher. 

Just a reminder, School Mass this week will be on Friday, November 1st instead of Tuesday. Friday is All Saint’s Day. Please join us at Mass if you have the time. We will be celebrating our Students of the Month for October at our Tuesday, November 5th Mass – our focus this month is Spirituality – St. Joseph’s Students are friends of God, practicing Christian values, Catholic Faith and stewardship. 

Thank you to those families who have picked up a Box of Joy to send to a child in need of a Christmas gift. We have handed out 60 boxes so far – there are still 15 boxes left. Boxes should be delivered back to the school by October 31st. The parish is in need of volunteers from Nov. 2nd – Nov. 10th to collect boxes – Please sign up on this Google Form if you are interested.

Thank you for being part of St. Joseph’s Catholic School and making this a wonderful Catholic community!

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal