Principal’s Post – 6/28/18


Happy Summer!

We hope everyone is a having wonderful start to their summer.  We are busy at St. Joseph’s Catholic School with numerous projects from teacher professional development to facilities maintenance and improvements in order to be ready for everyone to return in August.  May everyone have a blessed, fun, and relaxing 4th of July with family and friends.

Staffing

We want to thank Stacy Watanabe for her time, talent, and service to St. Joseph’s Catholic School.  She has spent all 8 years of her teaching career at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.  She came to us as Stacy Cammann, became Stacy Watanabe (our middle school students were part of the proposal at school), and she is leaving us as a Mom.  Stacy is going to stay at home with her daughter Hanna next year.  Stacy will always be a part of our St. Joseph’s community, and we hope to have her back soon as a Mom, volunteer, teacher, etc.  Thank you Stacy, prayers, and best wishes.

Legacy Golf Tournament

Saturday, August 25. Click for more details here

IDeal 529 College Savings Program funds- use them to pay for K-12 tuition!

What is a “529 plan”?

Named for Section 529 of the U.S. tax code, a 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment plan operated by a state to encourage saving for education expenses. As there is risk when investing in a 529 account, we are required to advise readers talk to a financial advisor.

Click here for a link to the 529 Frequently Asked Questions and other resources

There is also a $25 incentive for those to start saving and a chance at $800

 

Principal’s Post – 5/31/18


Thank You!

First, thank you everyone for choosing to entrust us with your children every day.  We are so blessed to work with each student. I want to thank everyone for welcoming me into this community.  I feel so fortunate to learn and grow with the students this year. At the start of the year, I asked students, staff, and parents alike: “What makes St. Joseph’s special?”  Countless times throughout the year, I experienced first hand the responses: “We are family.” “Everyone is so welcoming.” “Communication and care are priorities.” “My children feel loved and safe, and for this I am grateful.”  “We can, no we are expected, to express and live our faith.” “We support one another through the good and the bad.” Thank you for being the community behind St. Joseph’s Catholic School. –God bless you all and have a wonderful summer, Tony Quilici.

Last Day

The students capped off the year with Balloon Rosary, honoring a boy and girl from each class who models the traits of St. Joseph, and the welcome to their new grade level.  Today was a great way to bookend a year focused on St. Joseph starting with a packed Mass with our dads, Godfathers, grandfathers, and father figures to ending with recognizing students living out and modeling the traits of St. Joseph.

Mass

Thank you to everyone who came see our Class of 2018 8th Grade off at our Graduation Mass.  I will be honest, I saw many of you at Bishop Kelly’s Baccalaureate Mass too, and the combination of masses for me, was bittersweet this year.  I am excited for this year’s 8th Grade Class, yet I was just getting to know them. Then, looking at Bishop Kelly’s Class of 2018, I am inspired to know our 51 8th Graders this year will have bright future ahead of them.  Currently 48 are headed to BK, 2 to North Jr. High, and 1 to East Jr. High. No matter where they go, I know they will do well. I am sure of it when looking at where the St. Joseph’s Class of 2014 (Bishop Kelly Class of 2018) are heading next fall: Click Here For Link.

Yearly Parent Survey

Parents, please complete the following survey to provide the school feedback.  This feedback is used to guide objectives and goals for the school to best serve students and families.  We thank you for your feedback. Link to Parent Survey

2018-2019 7th and 8th Grade Elective Selections (For Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents)

Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents, please review and complete the following form with your student(s) in order for them to request their first and second semester electives for next year.

7th and 8th Grade Elective Request Form for 2018-2019

Bishop Kelly Parish Support Subsidy

Parents with students attending Bishop Kelly.  If you are active members of a Parish in the Treasure Valley, you need to complete and submit the form found on the following link by June 30, 2018.  We appreciate all of the support from the parishes, specifically St. John’s. Each parish pays $650 to Bishop Kelly for this subsidy. St. John’s supported Bishop Kelly with nearly $57,000 last year.  Link to Form

Summer Catechism For Families and Students to Continue Growing and Learning

Catholic Brain offers a summer segment.  If interested to learn more click here.

Class Placement Information

Parents, thank you for your feedback.  We have collected and reviewed your input and begun the class placement process.  This year, class placement will be shared via email after school gets out.  The placement in June is subject to change should enrollment change.  The goal for class placement is to balance classes and create the best learning environment possible for all involved.  We thank you for your parental feedback.

IDeal 529 College Savings Program funds- use them to pay for K-12 tuition!

What is a “529 plan”?

Named for Section 529 of the U.S. tax code, a 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment plan operated by a state to encourage saving for education expenses. As there is risk when investing in a 529 account, we are required to advise readers talk to a financial advisor.

Click here for a link the the 529 Frequently Asked Questions and other resources

There is also a $25 incentive for those to start saving and a chance at $800

MOSS (Attention current 5th grade parents)

Next school year, our dates for MOSS have shifted to September 10-14.  We need to get chaperone volunteers in now as the trip will happen after just three weeks of school.  In order to offer this great opportunity we must have parents volunteer to chaperone Please complete the following form so we can get an idea about number of willing chaperones and our ability to offer this experience for the sixth grade students next school year.  Link to MOSS Fall 2018 Form

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.

Bravely act like a saint today!

Principal’s Post – 5/24/18


Mass

Thank you to the St. Joseph’s Catholic School Staff for their leadership with Mass.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass Tuesday and for the National Junior Honor Society Induction and Recognition.    All are always welcome to Mass, and we hope to pack St. John’s yet again for our last school Mass of the year: 8th Grade Graduation Mass Tuesday, May 29 at 1 pm.  

Yearly Parent Survey

Parents, please complete the following survey to provide the school feedback.  This feedback is used to guide objectives and goals for the school to best serve students and families.  We thank you for your feedback. Link to Parent Survey

2018-2019 7th and 8th Grade Elective Selections (For Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents)

Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents, please review and complete the following form with your student(s) in order for them to request their first and second semester electives for next year.

7th and 8th Grade Elective Request Form for 2018-2019

Bishop Kelly Parish Support Subsidy

Parents with students attending Bishop Kelly.  If you are active members of a Parish in the Treasure Valley, you need to complete and submit the form found on the following link by June 30, 2018.  We appreciate all of the support from the parishes, specifically St. John’s. Each parish pays $650 to Bishop Kelly for this subsidy. St. John’s supported Bishop Kelly with nearly $57,000 last year.  Link to Form

Summer Catechism For Families and Students to Continue Growing and Learning

Catholic Brain offers a summer segment.  If interested to learn more click here.

Class Placement Information

Parents, thank you for your feedback.  We have collected and reviewed your input and begun the class placement process.  This year, class placement will be shared after school gets out. The placement in June is subject to change should enrollment change.  The goal for class placement is to balance classes and create the best learning environment possible for all involved. We thank you for your parental feedback.  

IDeal 529 College Savings Program funds- use them to pay for K-12 tuition!

What is a “529 plan”?

Named for Section 529 of the U.S. tax code, a 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment plan operated by a state to encourage saving for education expenses. As there is risk when investing in a 529 account, we are required to advise readers talk to a financial advisor.

Click here for a link the the 529 Frequently Asked Questions and other resources

There is also a $25 incentive for those to start saving and a chance at $800

 

MOSS (Attention current 5th grade parents)

Next school year, our dates for MOSS have shifted to September 10-14.  We need to get chaperone volunteers in now as the trip will happen after just three weeks of school.  In order to offer this great opportunity we must have parents volunteer to chaperone Please complete the following form so we can get an idea about number of willing chaperones and our ability to offer this experience for the sixth grade students next school year.  Link to MOSS Fall 2018 Form

 

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.

Principal’s Post – 5/17/18


Mass

Congratulations and a job well done to Mrs. Watanabe’s first grade class for their leadership with Mass.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass Tuesday. All are always welcome to Mass, and we hope to pack St. John’s yet again at the 8th Grade Graduation Mass Tuesday, May 29 at 1 pm.  

Yearly Parent Survey

Parents, please complete the following survey to provide the school feedback.  This feedback is used to guide objectives and goals for the school to best serve students and families.  We thank you for your feedback. Link to Parent Survey

2018-2019 7th and 8th Grade Elective Selections (For Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents)

Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents, please review and complete the following form with your student(s) in order for them to request their first and second semester electives for next year.

7th and 8th Grade Elective Request Form for 2018-2019

Spring Concert

Thank you to Mr. Aspiri and Mrs. Moody for their leadership with our Music classes and the Spring Concert.  Congratulations and a job well done to all of our students who participated! We had more than 300 students involved with 20 songs in an hour and a half program.  

National Junior Honor Society

Next Tuesday, after Mass the National Junior Honor Society Inductees and returning members will be recognized. National Junior Honor Society criteria are:

  • Scholarship: 3.75 gpa for the quarters 1-3 of the current school year
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Character
  • Citizenship

Bishop Kelly Parish Support Subsidy

Parents with students attending Bishop Kelly.  If you are active members of a Parish in the Treasure Valley, you need to complete and submit the form found on the following link by June 30, 2018.  We appreciate all of the support from the parishes, specifically St. John’s. Each parish pays $650 to Bishop Kelly for this subsidy. St. John’s supported Bishop Kelly with nearly $57,000 last year.  Link to Form

Fun Run

Thank you to the numerous volunteers and donors to the annual St. Joseph’s Fun Run.  The weather was great, and the environment was electric: Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong motivating on the bullhorn, Mrs. Carlson running and high fiving, Mr. Gillis and his Superman outfit, and many who jumped in and ran with their kids, cheering, and high fiving along the course.

Class Placement Information

Parents, thank you for your feedback.  We have collected and reviewed your input and begun the class placement process.  This year, class placement will be shared after school gets out. The placement in June is subject to change should enrollment change.  The goal for class placement is to balance classes and create the best learning environment possible for all involved. We thank you for your parental feedback.  The parent information forms are due back to the school Monday, May 7.

IDeal 529 College Savings Program funds- use them to pay for K-12 tuition!

What is a “529 plan”?

Named for Section 529 of the U.S. tax code, a 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment plan operated by a state to encourage saving for education expenses. As there is risk when investing in a 529 account, we are required to advise readers talk to a financial advisor.

Click here for a link the the 529 Frequently Asked Questions and other resources

There is also a $25 incentive for those to start saving and a chance at $800

MOSS (Attention current 5th grade parents)

Next school year, our dates for MOSS have shifted to September 10-14.  We need to get chaperone volunteers in now as the trip will happen after just three weeks of school.  In order to offer this great opportunity we must have parents volunteer to chaperone Please complete the following form so we can get an idea about number of willing chaperones and our ability to offer this experience for the sixth grade students next school year.  Link to MOSS Fall 2018 Form

St. John’s Endowment Scholarship

St. John’s Cathedral is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship fund for St. John’s Parishioners!

The St. John’s Scholarship Endowment will award three (3) one-time $500 scholarships for St. John’s Cathedral Parishioners. Money can be used toward tuition and fees at St. Joseph’s Catholic School (grades 1-8), Bishop Kelly High School (grades 9-12), or any accredited post-secondary education (University of Idaho, College of Western Idaho, technical and vocational schools, etc.). Three (3) $500 scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded based on: Personal and family involvement at St. John’s Cathedral, academic achievement, and financial need. Scholarship money will be directed to the appropriate school for the recipient.

To be considered, please complete the online application posted on the parish website—www.boisecathedral.org.

You may also obtain an application from the Parish Office located at 707 N. 8th Street. Applications are due by 12:00 noon Monday, May 21, 2018.

The St. John’s Scholarship Endowment is funded by contributions from the children’s weekly giving baskets and the generosity of St. John’s parishioners.

Online Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1S3_RrwWW2xDKNiO5iLEqznttpKY3DliJwI0d5Pi9TsM/edit?ts=5ac54a81

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.

Bravely act like a saint today!

Principal’s Post – 5/10/18


Mass

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass Tuesday.  This week Deacon O’Neill challenges us to Pull a Harper (to learn more, please follow the link to his homily).  Fr. Jerry echoed Deacon O’Neill’s message and added may we all do the right thing because it is the correct thing to do and then it will be known here as Pulling a St. Joseph.  I love both messages and it fits with our daily challenge to all: Bravely act like a Saint today! All are always welcome to Mass, and we hope to pack St. John’s yet again at the 8th Grade Graduation Mass Tuesday, May 29 at 1 pm.  

Link to Deacon O’Neill’s Homily

Yearly Parent Survey

Parents, please complete the following survey to provide the school feedback.  This feedback is used to guide objectives and goals for the school to best serve students and families.  We thank you for your feedback. Link to Parent Survey

2018-2019 7th and 8th Grade Elective Selections (For Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents)

Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents, please review and complete the following form with your student(s) in order for them to request their first and second semester electives for next year.

7th and 8th Grade Elective Request Form for 2018-2019

Spring Concert

St. Joseph’s Spring Music Concert is Thursday, May 10 at 7 pm (tonight) in the school gymnasium.

Fun Run

Lace up those sneakers!  Tomorrow is the St. Joseph’s Catholic School Annual Fun Run!  Thank you to all you support and volunteer to make this great activity happen at St. Joseph’s.  We will see some record laps with our shorter course due to the construction on the stairs. Everyone should break their personal records this year of most laps.

Class Placement Information

Parents, thank you for your feedback.  We have collected and reviewed your input and begun the class placement process.  This year, class placement will be shared after school gets out. The placement in June is subject to change should enrollment change.  The goal for class placement is to balance classes and create the best learning environment possible for all involved. We thank you for your parental feedback.  The parent information forms are due back to the school Monday, May 7.

Salt and Light Radio Interview with Fr. Jerry and 5th Grade Students

The students did a great job!  Take a listen when you can if you missed it yesterday.

Link to interview

Link to Salt and Light Archives

ImPACT Testing

Thank you to St. Alphonsus and to or middle school parents for partnering to pilot and provide ImPACT testing for middle school students at St. Joseph’s Catholic School today.

IDeal 529 College Savings Program funds- use them to pay for K-12 tuition!

What is a “529 plan”?

Named for Section 529 of the U.S. tax code, a 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment plan operated by a state to encourage saving for education expenses. As there is risk when investing in a 529 account, we are required to advise readers talk to a financial advisor.

Click here for a link the the 529 Frequently Asked Questions and other resources

There is also a $25 incentive for those to start saving and a chance at $800

MOSS (Attention current 5th grade parents)

Next school year, our dates for MOSS have shifted to September 10-14.  We need to get chaperone volunteers in now as the trip will happen after just three weeks of school.  In order to offer this great opportunity we must have parents volunteer to chaperone Please complete the following form so we can get an idea about number of willing chaperones and our ability to offer this experience for the sixth grade students next school year.  Link to MOSS Fall 2018 Form

TVCS Tennis

St. Joe’s TVCS Tennis team represented very well at Inter Valley Tennis Districts! As a team we were Runners-up (out of 12 teams). Congratulations to Girls Singles 1 Champion, Stella Emerson, Girls Singles 2 Second Place, Kylie Jackson and Girls Singles 3 Champion, Ruby Pulver and Girls 2 Doubles Champions Riley Walker and Laurel Hancock.  Hats off to Austin Giffen and Olivia Moore, Mixed Doubles and Liam Durcan, Boys Doubles who represented very well. Thank you to Izzy Rudin, Alyson Chou, Paul Franklin, Vanessa Malsam, Justice Walker and Avery Brandenburg who also contributed to a successful season!

St. John’s Endowment Scholarship

St. John’s Cathedral is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship fund for St. John’s Parishioners!

The St. John’s Scholarship Endowment will award three (3) one-time $500 scholarships for St. John’s Cathedral Parishioners. Money can be used toward tuition and fees at St. Joseph’s Catholic School (grades 1-8), Bishop Kelly High School (grades 9-12), or any accredited post-secondary education (University of Idaho, College of Western Idaho, technical and vocational schools, etc.). Three (3) $500 scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded based on: Personal and family involvement at St. John’s Cathedral, academic achievement, and financial need. Scholarship money will be directed to the appropriate school for the recipient.

To be considered, please complete the online application posted on the parish website—www.boisecathedral.org.

You may also obtain an application from the Parish Office located at 707 N. 8th Street. Applications are due by 12:00 noon Monday, May 21, 2018.

The St. John’s Scholarship Endowment is funded by contributions from the children’s weekly giving baskets and the generosity of St. John’s parishioners.

Online Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1S3_RrwWW2xDKNiO5iLEqznttpKY3DliJwI0d5Pi9TsM/edit?ts=5ac54a81

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.

Bravely act like a saint today!