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

Principal’s News 10.17.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

I hope you have had some time to get out and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather we are having! Tomorrow is the end of 1st quarter and it is a ½ day with noon release. Tomorrow afternoon, teachers will be working to finalize quarter grades and prepare for parent/teacher conferences. 

Our students are working hard in their classrooms and having a great time at recess. I so enjoy going to recess and observing the kids having a great amount of fun – it is wonderful to witness pure joy!! 

We have parent/teacher conferences next week on Wednesday evening and again on Thursday during the day. This is a great way to continue our partnership with you as we all work to lift our students up and help them be successful!

Our middle school teachers will have open time for conferences:

  • Wednesday, October 23rd –  4:00 pm to 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (30 minutes for dinner, 5:30-6:00) 
  • Thursday, October 24th – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm (30 minutes for lunch, 12:00-12:30)

Here are some questions you might consider asking at the conference:

  • How are my child’s learning skills? 
  • At what does my child excel? 
  • Is my student having any challenges?
  • How can we help at home?

I will be here at school during conferences as well, please feel free to stop by my office if you have any questions or concerns. 

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 45 boxes so far – there are still 25 boxes left.

Box of Joy Project – St. Joseph’s Catholic School is partnering with St. John’s Parish to deliver a Box of Joy to children who may not receive a present at Christmas. Box of Joy is a ministry of Cross Catholic Outreach. Boxes will include toys, schools supplies, hygiene items, etc. for boys and girls ages 1-14. Each box has specific information and suggestions for gifts – a $9 check should be included to help cover shipping to the destination country and to support Catholic ministries.

 If you and your family would like to help us fulfill our goal, please come to the office and pick up a box. 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 – We will be sending more information on this volunteer opportunity.

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

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s News 10.10.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

Next Friday is the end of 1st quarter; we will have ½ day on Friday, October 18th so teachers can finalize report cards. At Tuesday’s Mass, we were given a beautiful cross that was made just for our school- Fr. Mariusz blessed the cross. The cross was hand carved from a tree grown in Idaho by Thomas Goonan. He and his wife Toni live in northern Idaho and have made crosses for many of the Catholic Schools across the state. We have completed MAP testing –our standardized testing and our students scored well above the national average!  

A couple of things to help us with the school day:

  • Please remember to have your children bring their coats to school – it is cold outside!
  • Please make sure that 3rd – 8th grade students include a belt as part of their uniform – it is required

The Catholic Educators’ Conference we attended last Friday and Saturday was great! Jonathon Doyle was our keynote speaker – he has spoken worldwide. The inspirational focus was that God has called us all to our vocation and He is there to guide us along the way!

Box of Joy Project – St. Joseph’s Catholic School is partnering with St. John’s Parish to deliver a Box of Joy to children who may not receive a present at Christmas. Box of Joy is a ministry of Cross Catholic Outreach. Boxes will include toys, schools supplies, hygiene items, etc. for boys and girls ages 1-14. Each box has specific information and suggestions for gifts – a $9 check should be included to help cover shipping to the destination country and to support Catholic ministries.

Our school has 70 boxes to fill for children in need of a Christmas gift. If you and your family would like to help us fulfill our goal, please come to the office and pick up a box. 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 – We will be sending more information on this volunteer opportunity.

“The gifts you pack in a Box of Joy show God’s unconditional love and spark the joy every child should experience at Christmas. More important, they are symbolic of God’s greatest gift, his son Jesus Christ” Cross Catholic Outreach

Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for your commitment to your child’s Catholic Education!

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

St. Joseph’s Catholic School

Principal’s News 10.3.19


Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

It is hard to believe that it is already October! We only have two weeks left in 1st quarter. Our students are working hard each day praying, learning and playing!

Just a reminder that our students do not have school tomorrow –Friday, October 4thwe will be attending the Catholic Educators’ Conference as a faculty and staff. The goal of the Catholic Educators’ Conference is to equip us to share the Gospel; to provide high-quality training in how to teach the Catholic faith; to join together from across the state, united in our common faith and mission.

Please join us for the Blessing of the Animals this afternoon at 3:00 PM. Tomorrow is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology because he loved all creatures. Fr. Mariusz (along with several of our deacons) will conduct the Blessing of the Animals. Please come to the playground with your animals if you would like your family pet to receive a blessing. Please make sure animals are on a leash if appropriate for their species. 

Box of Joy Project – St. Joseph’s Catholic School is partnering with St. John’s Parish to deliver a Box of Joy to children who may not receive a present at Christmas. Box of Joy is a ministry of Cross Catholic Outreach. Boxes will include toys, schools supplies, hygiene items, etc. for boys and girls ages 1-14. Each box has specific information and suggestions for gifts – a $9 check should be included to help cover shipping to the destination country and to support Catholic ministries.

Our school has 70 boxes to fill for children in need of a Christmas gift. If you and your family would like to help us fulfill our goal, please come to the office and pick up a box. 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 – We will be sending more information on this volunteer opportunity.

“The gifts you pack in a Box of Joy show God’s unconditional love and spark the joy every child should experience at Christmas. More important, they are symbolic of God’s greatest gift, his son Jesus Christ” Cross Catholic Outreach

Have a wonderful extended weekend. Thank you for your commitment to your child’s Catholic Education!

Blessings, 

Tammy Emerich

Principal

St. Joseph’s Catholic School