Principal’s Blog 3.03.2022

Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

Congratulations to our St. Joseph’s 7th grade basketball team for winning the Hallissey Basketball Tournament last weekend. The championship game came down to our St. Joseph’s 7th and 8th grade boys’ teams! We are proud of all of you! Thank you to all who helped make this event a success for our kids– thank you coaches, parents and Mrs. Seidler.

The Lenten season began this past week on Ash Wednesday. All our students were able to attend Mass either at 8:30 or 12:15. We received so many compliments from parishioners about the choir and the positive behavior of our students.

Just a little over a week until St. Joseph’s Crab Feed – The Great Crabsby! This event is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year! We hope to see you all there to celebrate our school!  Get your tickets soon!

Can you believe that we only have two weeks until the end of the 3rd quarter? Please check your child’s grades in PlusPortals as we make the final push of 3r quarter on March 18th.

Please join us for our student led parish Mass on Saturday, March 5th at 5:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • Friday, March 4th – Faculty Workday – No School for Students
  • Saturday, March 5th – Student led St. John’s Parish Mass at 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 8th – SJPA Meeting at 3:15
  • Saturday, March 12th – St. Joseph’s Crab Feed – The Great Crabsby at 5:00 PM Boise Centre East
  • Monday, March 14th – Pi Day! Pie sale after school
  • Wednesday, March 16th – School Advisory Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria
  • Friday, March 18th – end of 3rd quarter – noon dismissal – beginning of spring break
  • March 21st – March 25th – Spring Break – No School


Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School for the 2022-23 school year. We will be accepting enrollment applications from now through the summer. Please share the good things we are doing at St. Joseph’s with other families – word of mouth is the best way to attract families to our amazing school.


School Mass

On Tuesday, March 8th, kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will attend Mass at 8:30 Mass. Mr. Yanci’s 6th grade students will be hosting Mass. Our Mass dress is required for all students and staff. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

St. John’s Cathedral Parish

Fr. Mariusz and Fr. Aleksander are coming into the school each week on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. We appreciate them sharing their faith with us and helping guide our students on their faith journey. We appreciate their involvement in the school!

COVID Response

On Monday, February 14th, St. Joseph’s moved to masks optional. We are happy to report that numbers of absences and illness have declined significantly. Thank you for your help, grace and understanding. For current information on COVID cases and those in quarantine, please click on this document –Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s.

Please follow the updated guidelines to prevent the spread of illness in our school:

  • Please see our updated protocols in the main part of the weekly bulletin
  • Good things to remember to help prevent illness:
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick

As we embark on our Lenten journey, here is a prayer for you:

7 Lenten Prayers to Strengthen Your Faith | Guideposts

I hope you and your family have a wonderful three-day weekend! Thank you for being part of our St. Joseph’s community!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich