Principal’s Blog 3.11.2022

Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

Flappers and Gents – Only two days left until our St. Joseph’s Crab Feed – The Great Crabsby! This event is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year! There’s still time to purchase raffle tickets and register to bid online!  We have great silent and live auction packages to bid on! We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate our school community! Thank you for your continued support!

Pi day is 3/14/22! We will have a pie sale after school to support the Nick Ysursa Memorial Scholarship that benefits a deserving 8th grade student from St. Joseph’s. Our middle school students have some fun competitions memorizing the infinite digits of Pi. We are still in need of pie donations for Monday – please reach out to me (, Ms. Hunsaker ( or Amy Glynn ( if you can bring a pie.

Can you believe that 3rd quarter is almost over? Please check your child’s grades in PlusPortals as we make the final push of 3rd quarter on March 18th. After spring break, students may wear uniform style shorts to school – except for Mass day.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • 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
  • Monday, March 14 – 17 – Used Uniform Sale (7:30 am – 3:30 pm)
  • 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
  • March 29th – Class Picture Day
  • April 1st – Teacher workday – No School – 2022-23 kindergarten screening


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 15th, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will attend Mass at 8:30 Mass. Mrs. Winchester’s 5th 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. When we return from Spring Break, all students will attend Mass on Tuesdays for the remainder of the school year.

St. John’s Cathedral Parish

We appreciate the partnership with St. John’s Cathedral Parish. Together, we can continue to fulfill our mission as a Catholic school. 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

In week two of our Lenten journey :

Lent & Easter Schedule 2020 — Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s Catholic education!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich