The St. Joseph’s Parents Association (SJPA) is responsible for fundraising and coordinating a strong and active volunteer program. As a St. Joe’s parent, you are automatically an SJPA member and part of this wonderful parent-led organization.
All are welcome to attend SJPA’s monthly meetings, generally held the third Tuesday of each month. Please check the school’s weekly newsletter for more details on date, time and location.
The school relies heavily on volunteers to conduct its many activities in and out of the classroom, including fundraising. Volunteer programs range from organizing and implementing various annual fundraisers to volunteering for school day activities such as room parents, lunch helpers, field trip drivers etc. All volunteers who work directly with students are required to attend a “Safe Environment Workshop” and have a criminal background check.
Volunteer programs range from organizing and implementing various annual fundraisers to volunteering for school day activities, such as room parents, lunch helpers, etc. There are many volunteer activities available, so you may choose activities that interest you and utilize your skills. For parents who work outside the home, we have activities that can be done at home or on the weekends.
All future school-wide volunteer activities, both general and targeted to fund-raising, are listed in this form. Please review the options and submit your preferences by August 15, 2018.
St. Joseph’s School requires each family to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours or more during the course of the school year, five hours of which are related to fund-raising activities. In addition, all volunteers who work directly with students are required to attend a “Safe Environment Workshop” and have a criminal background check. The Diocese of Boise now requires this to be renewed each year. This can be done online using CMG Connect.
Volunteer Hours Website
Please welcome the 2018-19 St. Joseph’s Parent Association Board!
- President – Barbara O’Meara
- President Elect – Sarah Lynch
- Treasurer – Megan Ronk
- Secretary – Becky Parsons
- New Family Mentor Coordinator – Elise Slattery
- Volunteer Coordinator – Katy Lightfield
- Room Parent Coordinator – Karen Istok
SCRIP: Fundraising while you shop!
What is SCRIP? Pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks or credit cards. Gift cards are available for over 750 retailers: Albertsons, Whole Foods, Nordstrom, Gap, Staples, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, iTunes, Land’s End…all your favorites and more!
Why? To earn money for our school – at no additional cost to you!
How? Purchase gift cards from St. Joe’s at face value. Gift cards have a rebate on them (anywhere from 2 to 16%) We receive an instant rebate for our school.
When? Now! Use the Scrip Order Form to order any of the gift cards listed. Some cards we have in stock and ready for you. Others can be ordered and sent to the school within a few days!
Besides your everyday purchases, gift cards also make great gifts! Don’t buy your gift cards from the grocery store. Buy them at school and St. Joe’s will earn a rebate!
Scrip Coordinator: Sarah Lynch
Frequently Asked Questions
All parents of St. Joseph’s School students are automatically members of the SJPA. The SJPA Board is comprised of eight elected and appointed officers. All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend the monthly SJPAboard meetings which are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month at 2 pm in the Parish Hall. Elections for the next school year are held in the spring.
President – Barbara O’Meara
President-Elect – Sarah Lynch
Treasurer– Megan Ronk
Secretary – Becky Parsons
New Family Mentor Coordinator – Elise Slattery
Volunteer Coordinator — Katy Lightfield
Room Parent Coordinator — Karen Istok
Past President – Rebecca Hupp
Fall Dinner and Carnival – Kelly Lim and Kacie Brioschi
Father-Daughter Dance – Elise Slattery
Festival of Trees – Michael Gillis
Fun Run – Elizabeth Hutchinson and Heather Carlson
Hospitality Committee – Cari Moodie
Mother-Son Dodgeball – Elise Slattery
New Family Mentor Coordinator – Elise Slatter
Room Parent Coordinator – Karen Istok
Box Tops for Education – TBD
Crab Feed Dinner & Auction – TBD
Used Uniform Sales – TBD
Volunteerism at St. Joseph’s School provides an opportunity to:
- Involve parents actively in the school and the education of their children.
- Allow teachers to spend more time directly with the children.
- Minimize school tuition.
The SJPA requires each family to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours or more during the course of the school year; 5 of these hours must be dedicated to fundraising. There are many volunteer activities available, so parents may choose activities that interest them and utilize their skills. For parents who work outside the home, we have activities that can be done at home or on the weekends. We encourage both moms and dads to participate in our programs. If a parent has questions or concerns about the volunteer commitment, please contact any SJPA board member.