Principal’s Post – 5/3/18


Thank you to everyone who joined us for Mass Tuesday.  This week Fr. Jerry recalled the feast of St. Joseph the worker, recognized May as a month to honor Mary, and thanked all of our mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and mother figures.  The Crowning of Mary was another packed Mass. All are always welcome, and we hope to pack St. John’s yet again at the 8th Grade Graduation Mass Tuesday, May 29 at 1 pm. Thank you again to all of our great volunteers; you add so much to our school community and experience for our students.  We hope you were able to stop by the reception in the library after Mass.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the St. Joseph’s Catholic School Students who received their First Holy Communion this past Saturday.  Fr. Jerry reminds all of us to remember Jesus, remember this day, and to live Christ-like. Thank you to Miss Cammann and Mrs. Seidler for their care and leadership preparing the students for this sacrament.

Class Placement Information

Hard copies (printed on green paper) of the parent information sheet used for class placement has gone home this week.  This information is one of the pieces used when creating and balancing classes. This year, class placement will be shared after school gets out.  The placement in June is subject to change should enrollment change. The goal for class placement is to balance classes and create the best learning environment possible for all involved.  We thank you for your parental feedback. The parent information forms are due back to the school Monday, May 7.

Yearly Parent Survey

Parents, please complete the following survey to provide the school feedback.  This feedback is used to guide objectives and goals for the school to best serve students and families.  We thank you for your feedback. Link to Parent Survey

Salt and Light Radio Interview with Fr. Jerry and 5th Grade Students

The students did a great job!  Take a listen when you can if you missed it yesterday.

Link to interview

Link to Salt and Light Archives

Spring Concert

St. Joseph’s Spring Music Concert is Thursday, May 10 at 7 pm in the school gymnasium.


  • St. Joseph’s Catholic School wants to recognize, thank, and offer well wishes for Mrs. Molly Wiebold. Mrs. Wiebold is leaving her teaching position after five years to begin another adventure with the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Boise. She will start as the Instructor in July. Mrs. Wiebold is a graduate of St. Joseph’s, Bishop Kelly, and the College of Idaho. Although she is leaving after this year, Mrs. Wiebold will always be a part of the St. Joseph’s family. We will miss her, and it is with hope that we will see her again soon – as a volunteer, parent, and/or teacher. Thank you, Mrs. Wiebold. Prayers of success with Kumon!
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic School is excited to announce and welcome Emily Major as our newest addition to our teaching staff.  Miss Major will be teaching 4th grade. Miss. Major has been working as a Math Instructional Coach and Instructional Aide this past year at St. Joseph’s.  She completed her student teaching at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Boise. Miss. Major is creative, energetic, and naturally nurturing. She has an innate ability to push students to their full potential.  Miss. Major is a Bishop Kelly graduate and a University of Idaho graduate. Emily has experience teaching 4th grade, with student intervention, and with coaching TVCS volleyball. Please welcome Miss. Major to the St. Joseph’s teaching staff.

ImPACT Testing

Thank you to St. Alphonsus and to or middle school parents for partnering to pilot and provide ImPACT testing for middle school students at St. Joseph’s Catholic School today.

IDeal 529 College Savings Program funds- use them to pay for K-12 tuition!

What is a “529 plan”?

Named for Section 529 of the U.S. tax code, a 529 plan is a tax-advantaged investment plan operated by a state to encourage saving for education expenses. As there is risk when investing in a 529 account, we are required to advise readers talk to a financial advisor.

Click here for a link the the 529 Frequently Asked Questions and other resources

There is also a $25 incentive for those to start saving and a chance at $800

MOSS (Attention current 5th grade parents)

Next school year, our dates for MOSS have shifted to September 10-14.  We need to get chaperone volunteers in now as the trip will happen after just three weeks of school.  In order to offer this great opportunity we must have parents volunteer to chaperone Please complete the following form so we can get an idea about number of willing chaperones.  Link to MOSS Fall 2018 Form

St. John’s Endowment Scholarship

St. John’s Cathedral is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship fund for St. John’s Parishioners!

The St. John’s Scholarship Endowment will award three (3) one-time $500 scholarships for St. John’s Cathedral Parishioners. Money can be used toward tuition and fees at St. Joseph’s Catholic School (grades 1-8), Bishop Kelly High School (grades 9-12), or any accredited post-secondary education (University of Idaho, College of Western Idaho, technical and vocational schools, etc.). Three (3) $500 scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded based on: Personal and family involvement at St. John’s Cathedral, academic achievement, and financial need. Scholarship money will be directed to the appropriate school for the recipient.

To be considered, please complete the online application posted on the parish website—

You may also obtain an application from the Parish Office located at 707 N. 8th Street. Applications are due by 12:00 noon Monday, May 21, 2018.

The St. John’s Scholarship Endowment is funded by contributions from the children’s weekly giving baskets and the generosity of St. John’s parishioners.

Online Application:

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.

Bravely act like a saint today!