Principal’s Post 4.25.19


Thank you to the St. John’s Parish Staff for their leadership with liturgy at Mass on Tuesday.  This week, Fr. Jerry encourages us to find the blessings in our lives this Easter season, and he thanks the St. Joseph’s community and students for the blessings they are in his life. Thank you to everyone who came to Mass this week.  Please know, all are welcome each week. We look forward to seeing you at the Holy Week celebrations.

Over Easter, we welcomed 5 St. Joseph’s students in the the Church.  This Saturday (5 pm), we will have 32 students making their First Holy Communion.

Mass next week is on Wednesday, May 1 at 10 am; it is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  The May Crowning Mass is the following Tuesday, May 7 at 8:30 am.

Science Olympiad

Congratulations!  St. Joseph’s won 1st and 3rd place in the State of Idaho.  Next up, St. Joseph’s will send 15 students to Ithaca, New York to compete at Nationals on Cornell’s campus, June 1.  

MAP Testing (Grades 2-8)

The Reading and Math MAP tests will take place Tuesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 2.

Class Placement Parent Information (Green Forms)

Class Placement forms for parents have been sent home with the students.  Please take time to complete these as we use this information as part of our process in making class placements for next year.  Please return these to Mrs. Granvall at the Front Office by April 29.  

You will receive an email in mid June with your child(ren)’s class placement, overview of the grade level, summer suggestions, and school supplies.

St. Joseph’s Advisory School Board Elected Position

The St. Joseph’s Catholic School Advisory School Board will be holding an election for a place on the board.  The standard term is three years. If this is a position you are interested in or want to nominate someone for, please contact Anita Miller ( and provide her with a brief bio.  If nominating someone, please provide the name and brief reason why they would be a good member for the school board.  Please communicate nominations to Anita Miller by April 30, 2019.

Parents of 8th Grade Students Whose Students are Going to Bishop Kelly Next Year

In order to receive the Parish Subsidy at Bishop Kelly, the linked form must be completed and provide to your registered parish.  The Parish Subsidy is due to St. John’s no later than 4pm on June 28th.  Letter from Fr. Jerry to St. John’s parishioners.

2019-2020 Proposed School Calendar

SafeStudents Online

New Activation Method

To activate your account, please visit Select our school from the dropdown list and type in the email address you have on file with our school (your SafeStudents Online account is linked to your email address). If you have any questions or trouble with the process, please reach out to

This is for our families with students in grades 5-8.  The goal is to coach and provide students a safer and healthier online experience and provide open communication between parents and students.  All you need to do is sit down with your student(s) and take less than 5 minutes to set it up.

If you still have questions, please feel free to view the video link below and call or email questions to myself ( or our counselor Mrs. Porter (

Three new apps added to list for monitoring: GroupMe, Flickr, and Kidzworld.

Link to Video Explanation



Link to Resources

Student Safety

We ran a relocation drill Tuesday, March 12.  We were able to move all students within 5 minutes to one of our alternative locations should the need ever arise.

Link to Momo Awareness

Link to an article from a safety committee that St. Joseph’s is using information and concepts from to inform and guide the plans and procedures for St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

See something, say something.  I would like to remind and urge everyone if you see something out of place, please report it to the Office as soon as possible.  It is much better to be safe and say something than to worry about it.

For information on our current terminology and practice, please refer to our

Safety Parent Letter.

Bravely act like a Saint today!

We are blessed to have a loving and supportive community.  As a Catholic community, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.  When you see someone in our community going above and beyond leading by example and bravely acting like a saint, please let me know using the following link.