Principal’s Blog 5.13.2022


Greetings St. Joseph’s Families,

Thank you to our St. Joseph’s Parent Association for all your care, support, gifts, and goodies for Teacher Appreciation Week. What a wonderful show of appreciation for our teachers and staff. We appreciate the time and effort it took to make this such a special week.

Tomorrow is the Fun Run – this is a fun tradition here at St. Joe’s. We look forward to a day filled with fun, fitness and comradery. We have many more fun end of year events planned. It is hard to believe we only have two weeks of the school year left!

We are finishing up our Spring MAP testing this week for our 2nd-8th grade students. Make up testing will be next week. Student Reports will be sent home the week of May 23rd.

We need your support and testimony on the 8th Street Bikeway Project at the ACHD meeting on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm. Student safety must be our top priority.  It seems like this project is being rushed and we want to make sure all safety aspects have been heard and considered for our students and parishioners. We have formed a working group: Martha Chalfant, Kelly Adams, Rob McQuade, Mark and Becky Uranga, and Tammy Emerich. Thank you to all for your work on this and a big thank you to  Martha Chalfant for taking the lead!

Julie Perkins is our new bookkeeper at St. Joseph’s. If you have any questions about billing statements or tuition, Julie can be contacted at businessoffice@stjoes.com.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • May 2nd – May 13th – MAP Testing for 2nd-8th grade students
  • May 13th – St. Joseph’s Fun Run
  • May 20th – Middle School Awards Assembly
  • May 24th – 8th grade graduation
  • May 26th – Last day of school for students: Mass, class picnics, fun activities

Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We will be accepting enrollment applications from now through the summer. Please share the good things we are doing at St. Joseph’s with other families – word of mouth is the best way to attract families to our amazing school.

Catholicity 

School Mass

On Tuesday, May 17th our 7th grade students will host Mass. Mass dress is required for all students and staff – please remember that boys should wear a St. Joseph’s plaid tie. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

COVID Response

 For current information on COVID cases and those in quarantine, please click on this document –Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s.

Please follow the updated guidelines to prevent the spread of illness in our school: Please see our updated protocols in the main part of the weekly bulletin

  • Good things to remember to help prevent illness:
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick

A prayer for the Easter season:

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Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s Catholic Education! We are blessed that you are part of our St. Joseph’s community!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s Blog 4.29.2022


Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

Congratulations to our St. Joseph’s 8th grade students on a great showing at the Science Olympiad State Competition. Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation and has a great STEM focus. On Saturday, our St. Joseph’s students earned 17 Gold medals, 15 Silver medals and 13 Bronze medals. The B5 and B6 teams took first place and B7 got third place. Thank you, Mrs. McClure, for your work and encouragement of our students. Thank you to all the coaches who helped our kids get ready for the competition.

First Holy Communion for our 2nd grade students is this Saturday, April 30th. Mrs. Seidler and Ms. Zito have done an amazing job preparing our students for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Thank you both for sharing your faith with our students! Congratulations to our students and their families! What a blessing!

ACHD postponed the decision on the 8th Street Bikeway Project last night. Thank you to the parents who attended the meeting and spoke. Also, thank you to those who were able to post comments before the meeting. The next meeting is toward the on May 25th at 6:00pm– we will reach out as we learn more information. We have formed a working group: Martha Chalfant, Kelly Adams, Rob McQuade, Mark and Becky Uranga, and Tammy Emerich. Please email Martha Chalfant if you are interested in joining this group martha.chalfant@gmail.com.

We have adjusted our school calendar on two days. Thursday, May 26th will be our last day of school – 8:00-3:00. Graduation for our 8th grade students will be Tuesday, May 24th at 2:00 pm.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • April 30th – First Holy Communion for 2nd graders at 11:00 am
  • May 3rd – May Crowning – 8th and 2nd graders at 8:30
  • May 2nd – May 13th – MAP Testing for 2nd-8th grade students
  • May 13th – St. Joseph’s Fun Run
  • May 20th – Middle School Award’s Assembly

Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We will be accepting enrollment applications from now through the summer. Please share the good things we are doing at St. Joseph’s with other families – word of mouth is the best way to attract families to our amazing school.

Catholicity 

School Mass

On Tuesday, May 3rd, our 2nd and 8th grade students will host Mass. This is a special Mass called May Crowning where we crown our blessed mother – the Virgin Mary!  Mass dress is required for all students and staff – please remember that boys should wear a St. Joseph’s plaid tie. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

COVID Response

 For current information on COVID cases and those in quarantine, please click on this document –Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s.

Please follow the updated guidelines to prevent the spread of illness in our school: Please see our updated protocols in the main part of the weekly bulletin

  • Good things to remember to help prevent illness:
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick

As we continue the Easter Season – a prayer for you:

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May God continue to bless our St. Joseph’s Catholic School Community!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s Blog 4.21.2022


Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

Happy Easter! I hope you and your family had a blessed Easter surrounded by all that is cherished. Can you believe we only have five weeks of school left in the 2021-2022 school year? This is an especially busy time of the year as we make sure our students are continuing to grow in their faith and academic excellence. We also have fun activities planned during the last month of school!

Tomorrow, we will be sending out an email for parental input as we start planning for class placement for the 2022-2023 school year. This form gives you as parent/guardian an opportunity to express your thoughts and to contribute to the process of class placement. We do not take specific teacher requests but would like your input to help us best meet your child’s needs.   The form is optional and only needs to be completed if you have information you would like to share about your child.

We have adjusted our school calendar on two days. Thursday, May 26th will be our last day of school – 8:00-3:00. Graduation for our 8th grade students will be Tuesday, May 24th at 2:00 pm.

Good luck to all those competing at Science Olympiad on Saturday at BSU! You’ve worked very hard and we hope you have fun! Thank you to Mrs. McClure and all of the many volunteers who have generously given their time in helping our students! #gostjoes

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • April 24th – School hosted Parish Mass at 5:00 pm
  • April 23rd – Science Olympiad at Boise State University
  • April 30th – First Holy Communion for 2nd graders at 11:00 am
  • May 2nd – May 13th – MAP Testing for 2nd-8th grade students
  • May 3rd – May Crowning – 8th and 2nd graders at 8:30
  • May 13th – St. Joseph’s Fun Run
  • May 20th – Middle School Awards Assembly

Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We will be accepting enrollment applications from now through the summer. Please share the good things we are doing at St. Joseph’s with other families – word of mouth is the best way to attract families to our amazing school.

Catholicity 

Our 2nd – 8th grade students are taking the ARK test this week. The ARK test is an assessment for religious knowledge. These are the domains that are tested: Sacraments and Liturgy, the Creed, Morality, Prayer, Virtue and Living Discipleship. The faculty will also take the test next week.

School Mass

It is so wonderful that we all can worship together at Mass. On Tuesday, April 26th, 6th grade will host Mass. Mass dress is required for all students and staff – please remember that boys should wear a St. Joseph’s plaid tie. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

COVID Response

For current information on COVID cases and those in quarantine, please click on this document –Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s.

Please follow the updated guidelines to prevent the spread of illness in our school:

Please see our updated protocols in the main part of the weekly bulletin. Good things to remember to help prevent illness:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick

Happy Easter to you! The Easter season in the church lasts for 50 days following the Resurrection:

8 Easter Prayers and Blessings, Poem & Quotes

May God continue to bless our St. Joseph’s Catholic School Community!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s Blog 4.16.2022


Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

What a beautiful Holy Week we have had at St. Joseph’s. Our 8th grade students helped begin our Holy Week preparation through Living Stations of the Cross – they did such a beautiful job for our students and then for the parish. Thank you, Mr. Yanci and Mrs. McClure, for working with our students on this faith filled presentation. Our students have been learning about the Triduum while we finish out the Lenten season. Our 6th and 7th grade students completed their service projects connecting our Catholic Social Teaching with the call to family, community, and participation. “We as Catholics believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.” (USCCB). Easter Blessings to you and your family!

We have adjusted our school calendar on two days. Thursday, May 26th will be our last day of school – 8:00-3:00. Graduation for our 8th grade students will be Tuesday, May 24th at 2:00 pm.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • April 15th – Good Friday – No School
  • April 17th – Easter Sunday
  • April 18th – Easter Monday – No School
  • April 20th– School Advisory Board Meeting at 5:00 pm
  • April 24th – School hosted Parish Mass at 5:00 pm
  • April 23rd – Science Olympiad at Boise State University
  • April 30th – First Holy Communion for 2nd graders at 11:00 am
  • May 3rd – May Crowning – 8th and 2nd graders at 8:30

Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We will be accepting enrollment applications from now through the summer. Please share the good things we are doing at St. Joseph’s with other families – word of mouth is the best way to attract families to our amazing school.

Catholicity 

We invite all families to participate in the Triduum services offered at St. John’s and all our Catholic parishes. Holy Thursday at 7 pm; Good Friday Liturgy at 3 pm; Easter Vigil – this is the Mass where people join our Church, and/or receive other sacraments at 8 pm; Easter Sunday at 8 and 10 am. Together, we can continue to fulfill our mission as a Catholic school. Please support St. John’s Parish or other Parish where you attend.

School Mass

It is so wonderful having all students attending Mass. On Tuesday, April 19th, 7th grade will host Mass. Mass dress is required for all students and staff. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

COVID Response

Zero cases of COVID for the week!! For current information on COVID cases and those in quarantine, please click on this document –Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s.

Please see and follow our updated protocols in the main part of the weekly bulletin​​​​​​​. Good things to remember to help prevent illness:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick

As we reach the summit of the Liturgical Year with the Easter Triduum, here is an Easter prayer for you:

Pin on Catholic Prayers & Reflections

May God continue to bless our St. Joseph’s Catholic School Community! Thank you for your ongoing support of our school and your commitment to your child’s Catholic education!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s Blog 4.7.22


Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

We are busy here at St. Joseph’s preparing for Holy Week as we conclude the Lenten season next week. As part of that preparations, we had Reconciliation for our 2nd-8th grade students on Monday. We had nine priests from the Diocese of Boise assist Fr. Mariusz with this very important Sacrament. Our 8th grade students have been practicing Living Stations of the Cross. They will lead our school through Stations of the Cross tomorrow afternoon and then host for St. John’s Parish at 5:30. Parents are invited to attend Stations of the Cross at 5:30. This is a very important tradition in our Catholic Schools

Reminder: students can wear uniform shorts – except on Mass day.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • April 8th – Live Stations of the Cross hosted by St. Joseph’s
  • April 8th – TVCS Middle School Dance for 7th and 8th grade students at BK from 7:00-9:00 pm.
  • April 12th – SJPA meeting at 3:15
  • April 15th – Good Friday – No School
  • April 17th – Easter Sunday
  • April 18th – Easter Monday – No School
  • April 20th– School Advisory Board Meeting at 5:00 pm
  • April 24th – School hosted Parish Mass at 5:00 pm
  • April 23rd – Science Olympiad at Boise State University
  • April 30th – First Holy Communion for 2nd graders at 11:00 am

Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We will be accepting enrollment applications from now through the summer. Please share the good things we are doing at St. Joseph’s with other families – word of mouth is the best way to attract families to our amazing school.

Catholicity 

School Mass

It was so wonderful to have all students attending Mass this past week. On Tuesday, April 12th, Mrs. Schneider’s homeroom class will host Mass. Mass dress is required for all students and staff. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

Adoration

As we continue to focus on our Catholicity at St. Joe’s, our 1st – 8th grade students attended Eucharistic Adoration today. I was able to go to Adoration with the 1st grade class. The students were amazing, very focused and prayerful as we adored the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

St. John’s Cathedral Parish

St. Joseph’s is the parish school of St. John’s Cathedral. We are in partnership with St. John’s, and we appreciate their ongoing support. Together, we can continue to fulfill our mission as a Catholic school. Please support St. John’s Parish or other Parish where you attend.

COVID Response

We are back to zero cases this week! For current information on COVID cases and those in quarantine, please click on this document –Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s.

Please follow the updated guidelines to prevent the spread of illness in our school:

  • Please see our updated protocols in the main part of the weekly bulletin
  • Good things to remember to help prevent illness:
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick

As we move into Holy Week, here is a prayer for you:

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Thank you for your ongoing support of our school and your commitment to your child’s Catholic education!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal