Principal’s Post 11.15.18


Mass

Thank you to Miss Major’s class for their leadership with liturgy and Mass today.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass with the Bishop. Deacon O’Neill challenges us to do the right thing.  Please know all are welcome each week.  

*Request and Reminder from St. John’s: please do no brink food or drink (coffee) into the Cathedral.  You can leave these on the table in the foyer/entrance. Thank you, St. John’s

5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball

  • We have a lot of interest, but the number of coaches will drive the number and size of teams.  We would love to have 3 teams to increase playing time for the students, but this means we need 3 coaches.  Teams will practice at the same time and coaches can divide for games to make it more manageable.
  • The boys’ season will begin January 8th with practices.  The first set of games will start the week of January 28th.  The last games will finish on or before March 7th.
  • Please email Tony Quilici, quilicit@stjoes.com if you are interested in coaching. We need to have coaches in order to have a season.  Thank you for considering.

Sponsor a Performance

Idaho Theater for Youth will be touring with two plays this year: The Magician’s Nephew and As You Like It.  Each performance is $350.  St. Joseph’s will also have an Actor’s Workshop for our Drama Elective students and for those students interested in drama.  We have a sponsor for The Magician’s Nephew and the workshop.  If you would like to sponsor the As You Like It performance for middle school ($350),  please let Tony Quilici (quilicit@stjoes.com) or Anita Miller (millera@stjoes.com) know.

 

  • As You Like It: for grades 6-8 Thursday February 21 at 1:45 pm

 

Vaping

Are you aware of the dangers of vaping?  According to the American Psychiatric Assoc.: “About 13 percent of 8th graders, 24 percent of 10th graders, and nearly 28 percent of 12th graders at U.S. schools reported using a vaping device in the past year, according to data from the 2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey results, which were released in December 2017, found that while most of these students said they mostly vape flavoring liquids, 1 in 10 reported vaping nicotine, and 1 in 20 reported vaping marijuana.” Please talk with your student(s) to see what they know about vaping and to share the dangers of vaping.

SafeStudents Online (More of you are signing up, thank you!)

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  Thank you to those who have joined, and for those who have not, it is never too late.  These accounts are per family, so if you have older students in high school, you can add these students as well.  This will provide families feedback on topics including vaping.

This is a program that Catholic schools back East have been using for grades 5-8, and their families love it.  This is to build trust between parents and students. The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself (quilicit@stjoes.com) or our counselor Mrs. Porter (porterc@stjoes.com).

Link to Video Explanation

Announcement

Overview

Link to Resources

Shorts

Quick reminder: after Thanksgiving (next week) students cannot wear shorts to school until we return from Spring Break. Girls wearing skirts should wear tights/leggings.

Coats

Please send your students with coats.  As temperatures drop to the 20s and below, we want students to have coats on to go outside.  Playing outside is important and healthy. We want the students to be comfortable and enjoy being outside.

Student Safety

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

Yesterday we ran a Lockdown exercise with the Boise Police Department.  We practiced and discussed Move, Secure, Defend with the students. We encourage you to talk with your students about the drill.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

Idaho Education Tax Credit

St. Joseph’s annual appeal for the Idaho Education Tax Credit kicks off this weekend!

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

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 11.8.18


Mass

Thank you to Miss Seidler’s class for their leadership with liturgy and Mass today.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass with the Bishop. This week we welcomed Fr. Bruno from Nigeria via Fresno, CA.  Deacon O’Neill challenges us all to be ready and live getting ready.  He also asks us to pray for all those who serve our country. Please know all are welcome each week.  

Please join us at Mass with the 5th grade students and the St. Joseph’s Choir this Sunday at 8 am.

5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball

  • The boys’ season will begin January 8th with practices.  The first set of games will start the week of January 28th.  The last games will finish on or before March 7th.
  • Please email Tony Quilici, quilicit@stjoes.com if you are interested in coaching. We need to have coaches in order to have a season.  Thank you for considering.

Sponsor a Performance

Idaho Theater for Youth will be touring with two plays this year: The Magician’s Nephew and As You Like It.  Each performance is $350.  St. Joseph’s will also have an Actor’s Workshop for our Drama Elective students and for those students interested in drama.  We have a sponsor for The Magician’s Nephew and the workshop.  If you would like to sponsor the As You Like It performance ($350),  please let Tony Quilici (quilicit@stjoes.com) or Anita Miller (millera@stjoes.com) know.

 

  • As You Like It: for grades 6-8 Thursday February 21 at 1:45 pm

 

Hospitality Committee Thank You

Thank you to all of the parents who provide the staff with outstanding and awesome food at the end of the quarter and during Parent Teacher Conferences.  We really appreciate all you do to take care of us!

SafeStudents Online (More of you are signing up, thank you!)

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  Thank you to those who have joined, and for those who have not, it is never too late.  These accounts are per family, so if you have older students in high school, you can add these students as well.

This is a program that Catholic schools back East have been using for grades 5-8, and their families love it.  This is to build trust between parents and students. The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself (quilicit@stjoes.com) or our counselor Mrs. Porter (porterc@stjoes.com).

Link to Video Explanation

Announcement

Overview

Link to Resources

Student Safety

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

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

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 – 11.1.18


Mass

Thank you to Miss Seibert’s class for their leadership with liturgy and Mass today.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass with the Bishop. This week Bishop Peter Christensen calls us to look up to the Saints and to let go of whatever weighs us down in life.  Please know all are welcome each week.   

Lands’ End Scholarship

LANDS’ END IS GIVING BACK TO SCHOOLS WITH A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO EACH WINNING STUDENT & UP TO $5,000 TO THEIR SCHOOL

Link to Scholarship

Student Retake Picture Day, Tomorrow

  • Picture Retake day will be Friday, November 2.  (This has changed from the original date, as we have not received the first copy yet.
  • Please bring your old pictures with you if you are getting retakes. If you missed pictures and need an order form, they are available in the front office.

5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball

  • The boys’ season will begin January 8th with practices.  The first set of games will start the week of January 28th.  The last games will finish on or before March 7th.
  • Please email Tony Quilici, quilicit@stjoes.com if you are interested in coaching. We need to have coaches in order to have a season.  Thank you for considering.

Sponsor a Performance

Idaho Theater for Youth will be touring with two plays this year: The Magician’s Nephew and As You Like It.  Each performance is $350.  St. Joseph’s will also have an Actor’s Workshop for our Drama Elective students and for those students interested in drama.  If you would like to sponsor a performance ($350) or workshop ($100), please let Tony Quilici (quilicit@stjoes.com) or Anita Miller (millera@stjoes.com) know.

 

  • The Magician’s Nephew: for grades K-5 Thursday March 7 at 1 pm

 

    • Acting Workshop: for Drama Elective Students and then fill remaining spots with those interested Thursday March 7 at 2 pm

 

  • As You Like It: for grades 6-8 Thursday February 21 at 1:45 pm

 

Colder Weather

Please send your children to school dressed appropriately for the cooling temperatures: coats, hats, gloves.  With early snow in the mountains, winter does not seem to far away.

SafeStudents Online (More of you are signing up, thank you!)

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  Thank you to those who have joined, and for those who have not, it is never too late.  These accounts are per family, so if you have older students in high school, you can add these students as well.

This is a program that Catholic schools back East have been using for grades 5-8, and their families love it.  This is to build trust between parents and students. The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself (quilicit@stjoes.com) or our counselor Mrs. Porter (porterc@stjoes.com).

Link to Video Explanation

Announcement

Overview

Link to Resources

Student Safety

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

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

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 10.25.18


Mass

Thank you to Mr. Aspiri, Mrs. Moody, the St. Joseph’ Choir, and Mrs. Patrick and Schneider for their students’ participation in Mass Saturday.  Thank you to Miss Cammann’s class for their leadership with liturgy and Mass Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass. This week both Fr. Antonio and Deacon O’Neill taught us about St. John of Capistrano.  Deacon O’Neill challenges all of us to work hard and do great things, like St. John of Capistrano.  Please know all are welcome each week.    Our students will be reading and our choir will lead the music.

Lands’ End Scholarship

LANDS’ END IS GIVING BACK TO SCHOOLS WITH A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO EACH WINNING STUDENT & UP TO $5,000 TO THEIR SCHOOL

Link to Scholarship

Student Retake Picture Day

  • Picture Retake day will be Friday, November 2.  (This has changed from the original date, as we have not received the first copy yet.
  • Please bring your old pictures with you if you are getting retakes. If you missed pictures and need an order form, they are available in the front office.

5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball

  • The boys’ season will begin January 8th with practices.  The first set of games will start the week of January 28th.  The last games will finish on or before March 7th.
  • Please email Tony Quilici, quilicit@stjoes.com if you are interested in coaching. We need to have coaches in order to have a season.  Thank you for considering.

Sponsor a Performance

Idaho Theater for Youth will be touring with two plays this year: The Magician’s Nephew and As You Like It.  Each performance is $350.  St. Joseph’s will also have an Actor’s Workshop for our Drama Elective students and for those students interested in drama.  If you would like to sponsor a performance ($350) or workshop ($100), please let Tony Quilici (quilicit@stjoes.com) or Anita Miller (millera@stjoes.com) know.

 

  • The Magician’s Nephew: for grades K-5 Thursday March 7 at 1 pm

 

    • Acting Workshop: for Drama Elective Students and then fill remaining spots with those interested Thursday March 7 at 2 pm

 

  • As You Like It: for grades 6-8 Thursday February 21 at 1:45 pm

 

Colder Weather

Please send your children to school dressed appropriately for the cooling temperatures: coats, hats, gloves.  With early snow in the mountains, winter does not seem to far away.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you to everyone for your attendance at Parent Teacher Conferences.  We thank you for the opportunity to teach your students, and we hope you had a good experience learning more about how your student(s) is/are doing at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

SafeStudents Online (More of you are signing up, thank you!)

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  Thank you to those who have joined, and for those who have not, it is never too late.  These accounts are per family, so if you have older students in high school, you can add these students as well.

This is a program that Catholic schools back East have been using for grades 5-8, and their families love it.  This is to build trust between parents and students. Many of you have shared that you search through student phones, and this will do the searching for you and only alert you of worrisome material.  This also hopefully addresses and concerns students have about spying on them. The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  The school does not get alerts; the alerts go to the parents. Please register and join us in piloting SafeStudents Online to provide a true and honest assessment of its use and application for our community. All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself (quilicit@stjoes.com) or our counselor Mrs. Porter (porterc@stjoes.com).

Link to Video Explanation

Announcement

Overview

Link to Resources

PlusPortals (Grades/Attendance)

Emails with access to PlusPortals have been sent.  If you have not logged in, you can do so following the instructions in the email.  If you have not received an email, please let Mrs. Granvall know by calling (208-342-4909) or emailing (granvalla@stjoes.com).  There is a free app called ParentPlus that you can add to your phone.

School Directory

PlusPortals has a digital directory for staff, students, and parents.  Student name, homeroom, and gender are available. Parent name, email, phone, and address are available.  If you do not want this information available in the school directory, select your name in the top right, select Directory Listing, uncheck to list information in the school directory.

Student Safety

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

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

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 10.18.18


Mass

Thank you to Mrs. Patrick’s class for their leadership with liturgy and Mass.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass. This week Fr. Jerry calls us to Bravely Love.  Please know all are welcome each week.   Everyone is invited to come join us for Mass this Saturday at 5 pm at St. John’s Cathedral.  Our students will be reading and our choir will lead the music.

Lands’ End Scholarship

LANDS’ END IS GIVING BACK TO SCHOOLS WITH A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO EACH WINNING STUDENT & UP TO $5,000 TO THEIR SCHOOL

Link to Scholarship

Student Retake Picture Day

  • We have been assured that school pictures will be returned to us prior to the retake day.
  • Picture Retake day will be Friday, November 2.  (This has changed from the original date, as we have not received the first copy yet.

5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball

  • We are underway with 30+ girls out to play.  Thank you to Mike Aldape and Kasey Montgomery for coaching and making this possible for our girls.

5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball

  • The boys’ season will begin January 8th with practices.  The first set of games will start the week of January 28th.  The last games will finish on or before March 7th.
  • Please email Tony Quilici, quilicit@stjoes.com if you are interested in coaching. We need to have coaches in order to have a season.  Thank you for considering.

Student Flu Shot

Students can get their Flu Shot at St. Joseph’s Catholic School on October 22 with parent permission.  Consent forms are linked in the bulletin, and linked here. Hard copies are available in the front office.

Colder Weather

Please send your children to school dressed appropriately for the cooling temperatures: coats, hats, gloves.  With early snow in the mountains, winter does not seem to far away.

End of Quarter 1

First Quarter will end Friday, October 19 with a noon dismissal. There is no After Care.

Parent Teacher Conferences (Wednesday, October 24 4-8 pm and Thursday October 25      8am-4pm)

  • Kindergarten-5th grade: You should have received an email from your student’s teacher to sign up for a time.  If you have not, please reach out to the teacher so they can get a time scheduled for you.  These conferences are 15 minutes.
  • Middle School (grades 6-8): Link to Middle School Sign up

The middle school conferences are 30 minute allotments for parents to meet with the student’s 6-8 middle school teachers.  The individual conferences will be about 3 minutes.

  • Special Teachers: These teachers will be in the gymnasium.  They will be available in the for parents to drop in without signing up for a time to meet with them.
    • Mr. Aspiri: Music k-5, choir, and middle school music and drama
    • Mrs. Elwer: PE for k-4 (Wednesday: 4-8 pm / Thursday: 8 am-2 pm)
    • Mrs. Arrubarrena: Spanish k-5 (Wednesday: 4-8 pm)
    • Mrs. Vietri: Spanish 1 (7th/8th grade elective) (Wed.: 4-8 pm / Thurs.: 1-4 pm)
    • Mrs. Miller: Art k-5 and middle school

*If you have concerns or discover you need more than the allotted time to talk with the teacher, please make arrangements with the teacher to meet with them soon.

SafeStudents Online (More of you are signing up, thank you!)

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  Thank you to those who have joined, and for those who have not, it is never too late.  These accounts are per family, so if you have older students in high school, you can add these students as well.

This is a program that Catholic schools back East have been using for grades 5-8, and their families love it.  This is to build trust between parents and students. Many of you have shared that you search through student phones, and this will do the searching for you and only alert you of worrisome material.  This also hopefully addresses and concerns students have about spying on them. The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  The school does not get alerts; the alerts go to the parents. Please register and join us in piloting SafeStudents Online to provide a true and honest assessment of its use and application for our community. All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself (quilicit@stjoes.com) or our counselor Mrs. Porter (porterc@stjoes.com).

Link to Video Explanation

Announcement

Overview

Link to Resources

PlusPortals (Grades/Attendance)

Emails with access to PlusPortals have been sent.  If you have not logged in, you can do so following the instructions in the email.  If you have not received an email, please let Mrs. Granvall know by calling (208-342-4909) or emailing (granvalla@stjoes.com).  There is a free app called ParentPlus that you can add to your phone.

School Directory

PlusPortals has a digital directory for staff, students, and parents.  Student name, homeroom, and gender are available. Parent name, email, phone, and address are available.  If you do not want this information available in the school directory, select your name in the top right, select Directory Listing, uncheck to list information in the school directory.

Student Safety

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

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

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.