Principal’s Blog 5.13.2022

Greetings St. Joseph’s Families,

Thank you to our St. Joseph’s Parent Association for all your care, support, gifts, and goodies for Teacher Appreciation Week. What a wonderful show of appreciation for our teachers and staff. We appreciate the time and effort it took to make this such a special week.

Tomorrow is the Fun Run – this is a fun tradition here at St. Joe’s. We look forward to a day filled with fun, fitness and comradery. We have many more fun end of year events planned. It is hard to believe we only have two weeks of the school year left!

We are finishing up our Spring MAP testing this week for our 2nd-8th grade students. Make up testing will be next week. Student Reports will be sent home the week of May 23rd.

We need your support and testimony on the 8th Street Bikeway Project at the ACHD meeting on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm. Student safety must be our top priority.  It seems like this project is being rushed and we want to make sure all safety aspects have been heard and considered for our students and parishioners. We have formed a working group: Martha Chalfant, Kelly Adams, Rob McQuade, Mark and Becky Uranga, and Tammy Emerich. Thank you to all for your work on this and a big thank you to  Martha Chalfant for taking the lead!

Julie Perkins is our new bookkeeper at St. Joseph’s. If you have any questions about billing statements or tuition, Julie can be contacted at

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • May 2nd – May 13th – MAP Testing for 2nd-8th grade students
  • May 13th – St. Joseph’s Fun Run
  • May 20th – Middle School Awards Assembly
  • May 24th – 8th grade graduation
  • May 26th – Last day of school for students: Mass, class picnics, fun activities


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.


School Mass

On Tuesday, May 17th our 7th grade students will host Mass. Mass dress is required for all students and staff – please remember that boys should wear a St. Joseph’s plaid tie. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

COVID Response

 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

A prayer for the Easter season:

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Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s Catholic Education! We are blessed that you are part of our St. Joseph’s community!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich