Principal’s Post – 11/2/17


Thank to to Mrs. Seibert’s seventh grade religion class for their leadership with the Mass.

Fr. Jerry this week reminds us on All Saints Day, that the Saints are our Hall of Fame for life.  We should look to the Saints as we do superstars and hall of fame athletes and aspire to live and be like Saints.

Thank you to everyone who celebrated Mass with us this week.  May everyone always feel welcome to join us for our weekly Mass.

Death of Bishop Emeritus Michael P. Driscoll

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of the Most Reverend Michael P. Driscoll, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Boise.  He died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1 am in a Care Facility in Boise.  The Vigil will be Wednesday, November 1 at St. John’s Cathedral at 7 pm.  The funeral will be at St. John’s Cathedral on Thursday, November 2 at 10 am.

Parent Teacher Conferences: (Wednesday evening November 1 and Thursday November 2)

Parking: due to the vigil at 7 pm on Wednesday, November 1 and the funeral at 10 am on Thursday, November 2, no parking on 8th St. or in the parking lot across from the church will be available.  The good news is that we are allowed to continue with conferences as planned and the volume of parents should be around 20 parents at a time.  All the same, be prepared to find street parking.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Kindergarten-5th grade: At this point, times should be scheduled.  If you do not have a date and time for PTC, please contact the teacher.  These conferences are 15 minutes.
  • Middle School (grades 6-8):The sign-up for these conferences has been emailed.  If you do not have a time yet, please CLICK HERE.  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
    • Mrs. Olivares: Spanish k-5 and middle school
    • 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 again soon.

Middle School (Grades 6-8) Report Cards:

Middle school report cards will be sent home with the students on Monday, November 6. Live grades can always be checked through PlusPortals.  Please

World Series Fun Fact:

Congratulations to the Houston Astros and pitcher James Hoyt on their World Series WIN!! James Hoyt (pictured below) is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Congratulations again!  Well played!


  • Do you have children in kindergarten or first grade who are not baptized and are looking to get baptized?

Family Catechesis:

Click here for a link to Feeding Your Family’s Soul and other options for working together to deepen faith as a family.

Our upcoming weekend school Masses are:

  • Sunday, November 12 8 a.m.   ( School Choir ) – 3rd and 4th Grade: Skinner, Patrick, Schneider, Wiebold
  • Sunday, Dec. 10 10 a.m. Yanci  
  • Sunday, Jan. 28 11:30 a.m. (Catholic Schools Week)  ( School Choir ) 8th grade Gamboa/Seibert
  • Sunday, Feb. 11 5 p.m. (Hallisey Mass) – Grant/McClure
  • Sunday, March 11 10 a.m.. ( School Choir )  Weaver/Howard
  • Saturday, April 28 5 p.m. 1st Communion   ( School Choir ) Cammann/Seidler
  • Sunday, May 20 1 p.m. (Spanish Mass) Olivares

Bravely act like a saint today!