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!

Principal’s Post – 5/3/18


Mass

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass Tuesday.  This week Fr. Jerry recalled the feast of St. Joseph the worker, recognized May as a month to honor Mary, and thanked all of our mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and mother figures.  The Crowning of Mary was another packed Mass. All are always welcome, and we hope to pack St. John’s yet again at the 8th Grade Graduation Mass Tuesday, May 29 at 1 pm. Thank you again to all of our great volunteers; you add so much to our school community and experience for our students.  We hope you were able to stop by the reception in the library after Mass.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the St. Joseph’s Catholic School Students who received their First Holy Communion this past Saturday.  Fr. Jerry reminds all of us to remember Jesus, remember this day, and to live Christ-like. Thank you to Miss Cammann and Mrs. Seidler for their care and leadership preparing the students for this sacrament.

Class Placement Information

Hard copies (printed on green paper) of the parent information sheet used for class placement has gone home this week.  This information is one of the pieces used when creating and balancing classes. 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.

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

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

Spring Concert

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

Staffing

  • St. Joseph’s Catholic School wants to recognize, thank, and offer well wishes for Mrs. Molly Wiebold. Mrs. Wiebold is leaving her teaching position after five years to begin another adventure with the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Boise. She will start as the Instructor in July. Mrs. Wiebold is a graduate of St. Joseph’s, Bishop Kelly, and the College of Idaho. Although she is leaving after this year, Mrs. Wiebold will always be a part of the St. Joseph’s family. We will miss her, and it is with hope that we will see her again soon – as a volunteer, parent, and/or teacher. Thank you, Mrs. Wiebold. Prayers of success with Kumon!
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic School is excited to announce and welcome Emily Major as our newest addition to our teaching staff.  Miss Major will be teaching 4th grade. Miss. Major has been working as a Math Instructional Coach and Instructional Aide this past year at St. Joseph’s.  She completed her student teaching at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Boise. Miss. Major is creative, energetic, and naturally nurturing. She has an innate ability to push students to their full potential.  Miss. Major is a Bishop Kelly graduate and a University of Idaho graduate. Emily has experience teaching 4th grade, with student intervention, and with coaching TVCS volleyball. Please welcome Miss. Major to the St. Joseph’s teaching staff.

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.  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!

SJPA Board Nominations


Hello St. Joe’s Families! It is time to solicit nominations for the St. Joe’s Parents’ Association Board positions for the 2018-19 school year. Here, you will find descriptions for the three vacant board positions the SJPA is looking to fill in the next school year.
I highly encourage everyone to nominate someone they think would be an asset to the SJPA, or if you are interested, please nominate yourself!  The SJPA relies on individuals like yourselves to make fundraising for St. Joe’s successful!  Again, please refer to the attached document for details on the three vacant positions:
  • President Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
Please contact me with any questions, and again, the SJPA appreciates your time and support.
Sincerely,
Barbara O’Meara
SJPA President 2018-19