Principal’s News 9.12.19


Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

What beautiful weather we have had this week – we are so blessed to have the weather we do here in Boise! There are some exciting things going on this week and next. It is great when we can extend learning outside of the classroom and here are some great examples of that: today, our 4th grade students went on a field trip to Celebration Park; next week, our 6th grade students are attending MOSS camp in McCall. 

We are also gearing up for the Fall Carnival on September 21st. The SJPA has been working hard to create a great school event for our families. We hope you can join us for a fun evening!

Just a reminder, student supervision begins at 7:30 AM each school day. Please do not drop students off earlier as no one is available to supervise the children before 7:30.

Academic Excellence

I had a chance to get into many more classes this week. From music, to Spanish, math, religion and social studies – I can assure you that some great learning is going on – I feel so privileged to be able to go into classes and work with our teachers and students. 

Thank you for your commitment and investment in your child’s education. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you might have. 

Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal

Principal’s News 9.5.19


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

What a busy week we have had here at St. Joseph’s! We had a beautiful Mass on Tuesday unveiling our Saint for the 2019-2020 school year – Saint Kateri. Fr. Mariusz is back from Poland and will be blessing our entire school and each individual classroom tomorrow morning. 

Here is a little more information on Saint Kateri. According to Catholic Online, St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon. 

She was a model of Christian Life and helped the elderly and sick. She saw in nature a reflection of God’s glory and beauty. 

Just a reminder, student supervision begins at 7:30 AM each school day. Please do not drop students off earlier as no one is available to supervise the children before 7:30.

Academic Excellence

Classes are off to a great start this year. I am continuing my walk through observations and learning about all the great things going on in our school. We are truly blessed in so many ways!

I want to let you know that my door is always open to address any questions or concerns you might have. Please feel free to email me at emericht@stjoes.com  or call and set up a time for us to meet. 

Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal

8.30.19 – Back to School Night


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

Thank you to those of you who were able to make it to our Back to School Night on Tuesday. It was a great way for us to come together as a community and officially kick off our school year!

Our Saint for the 2019-2020 school year is Saint Kateri. According to Catholic Online, St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon.  She was a model of Christian Life and helped the elderly and sick. She saw in nature a reflection of God’s glory and beauty. We will honor St. Kateri at our Tuesday Mass next week and will unveil the banner in the hallway. All are welcome and we hope you can
join us at Mass.

School Safety
Safety is my number one priority for our students, faculty and staff at St. Joseph’s. We had our first safety drill of the year this morning. We practiced a fire drill – it went smoothly. We will have monthly safety drills throughout the school year.

Academic Excellence
Classes are off to a great start this year. Students are learning the routines and working hard. I am beginning my walk through observations and learning about all the great things going on in our school. We are truly blessed in so many ways!

I want to let you know that my door is always open to address any questions or concerns you might have. Please feel free to email me at emericht@stjoes.com  or call and set up a time for us to meet. Thank you for your commitment and investment in Catholic education.

Have a great three day weekend – enjoy the last days of summer!

Blessings,
Tammy Emerich
Principal

8.23.19 – Welcome Back to School!


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

I am so glad that our students are back to school! Every school year we have an opportunity to start anew – new teachers, new classroom, new schedule and a chance to meet new friends – what a blessing!!  We have just about completed our first week of the 2019-2020 school year. The faculty, staff and students are getting into their daily routines. Students are already actively engaged in learning and continuing their faith journey! I know everyone will be tired by tomorrow afternoon!

Back to School Night

Please plan on joining us for Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 27th from 6:00-8:00 PM. We will welcome parents in the gym at 6:00 for general information and introduction of teachers and other important information. We will then have several sessions for each grade level where teachers will provide information about the upcoming school year. This is a general overview of the school year – if you have questions or concerns about your child, please schedule a separate meeting with your child’s teacher.  We’ll see you on Tuesday evening. 

After School Pick Up Change

Safety of our students and staff is my first priority as principal of our school.

Strengthening our Faith and Academic Excellence are of next importance. A safety concern was raised with so many people in the building toward the end of our school day; in addition, a quiet, positive learning environment for all of our students is key. At 3:00 o’clock, during the 2019-2020 School year, we ask kindergarten through 2nd grade parents to pick up children outside on the west side of the playground. Classes will be lined up with their teacher and will be dismissed once the parent (or older sibling) picks up the child. Third – Eighth grade students will be dismissed and be to the east side of the playground (same as last year). Thank you in advance for helping with this important safety adjustment.

I want to let you know that my door is always open to address any questions or concerns you might have. Please feel free to email me at emericht@stjoes.com  or call and set up a time for us to meet. Thank you for your commitment and investment in your child’s/children’s education. 

Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal

8.16.19 – Welcome Back to School!


Welcome Back to School!

Good afternoon to all St. Joseph’s Families,

It was great meeting many of our families at the supply drop off this afternoon! I am so excited to begin the 2019-2020 school year at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. I look forward to serving the St. Joe’s community; the faculty and staff, students, parents, pastor and school board members. It is a true privilege to be here. 

After School Pick Up Change

Safety of our students and staff is my first priority as principal of our school. Strengthening our Faith and Academic Excellence are of next importance. 

A safety concern has been raised with so many people in the building toward the end of our school day; in addition, we must maintain a quiet, positive learning environment for all of our students. At 3:00 o’clock, during the 2019-2020 School year, we ask kindergarten through 2nd grade parents to pick up children outside on the west side of the playground. Classes will be lined up with their teacher and will be dismissed once the parent (or older sibling) picks up the child. Third – Eighth grade students will be dismissed and be to the east side of the playground (same as last year). Thank you in advance for helping with this important safety adjustment.

I want to let you know that my door is always open to address any questions or concerns you might have. Please feel free to email me at emericht@stjoes.com  or call and set up a time for us to meet. Thank you for your commitment and investment in your child’s/children’s education. 

Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal