Principal’s Blog 4.16.2022


Happy Thursday St. Joseph’s Families,

What a beautiful Holy Week we have had at St. Joseph’s. Our 8th grade students helped begin our Holy Week preparation through Living Stations of the Cross – they did such a beautiful job for our students and then for the parish. Thank you, Mr. Yanci and Mrs. McClure, for working with our students on this faith filled presentation. Our students have been learning about the Triduum while we finish out the Lenten season. Our 6th and 7th grade students completed their service projects connecting our Catholic Social Teaching with the call to family, community, and participation. “We as Catholics believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.” (USCCB). Easter Blessings to you and your family!

We have adjusted our school calendar on two days. Thursday, May 26th will be our last day of school – 8:00-3:00. Graduation for our 8th grade students will be Tuesday, May 24th at 2:00 pm.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • April 15th – Good Friday – No School
  • April 17th – Easter Sunday
  • April 18th – Easter Monday – No School
  • April 20th– School Advisory Board Meeting at 5:00 pm
  • April 24th – School hosted Parish Mass at 5:00 pm
  • April 23rd – Science Olympiad at Boise State University
  • April 30th – First Holy Communion for 2nd graders at 11:00 am
  • May 3rd – May Crowning – 8th and 2nd graders at 8:30

Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. 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.

Catholicity 

We invite all families to participate in the Triduum services offered at St. John’s and all our Catholic parishes. Holy Thursday at 7 pm; Good Friday Liturgy at 3 pm; Easter Vigil – this is the Mass where people join our Church, and/or receive other sacraments at 8 pm; Easter Sunday at 8 and 10 am. Together, we can continue to fulfill our mission as a Catholic school. Please support St. John’s Parish or other Parish where you attend.

School Mass

It is so wonderful having all students attending Mass. On Tuesday, April 19th, 7th grade will host Mass. Mass dress is required for all students and staff. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

COVID Response

Zero cases of COVID for the week!! For current information on COVID cases and those in quarantine, please click on this document –Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s.

Please see and follow 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 reach the summit of the Liturgical Year with the Easter Triduum, here is an Easter prayer for you:

Pin on Catholic Prayers & Reflections

May God continue to bless our St. Joseph’s Catholic School Community! Thank you for your ongoing support of our school and your commitment to your child’s Catholic education!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal