Principal’s Post – 5/31/18

Thank You!

First, thank you everyone for choosing to entrust us with your children every day.  We are so blessed to work with each student. I want to thank everyone for welcoming me into this community.  I feel so fortunate to learn and grow with the students this year. At the start of the year, I asked students, staff, and parents alike: “What makes St. Joseph’s special?”  Countless times throughout the year, I experienced first hand the responses: “We are family.” “Everyone is so welcoming.” “Communication and care are priorities.” “My children feel loved and safe, and for this I am grateful.”  “We can, no we are expected, to express and live our faith.” “We support one another through the good and the bad.” Thank you for being the community behind St. Joseph’s Catholic School. –God bless you all and have a wonderful summer, Tony Quilici.

Last Day

The students capped off the year with Balloon Rosary, honoring a boy and girl from each class who models the traits of St. Joseph, and the welcome to their new grade level.  Today was a great way to bookend a year focused on St. Joseph starting with a packed Mass with our dads, Godfathers, grandfathers, and father figures to ending with recognizing students living out and modeling the traits of St. Joseph.


Thank you to everyone who came see our Class of 2018 8th Grade off at our Graduation Mass.  I will be honest, I saw many of you at Bishop Kelly’s Baccalaureate Mass too, and the combination of masses for me, was bittersweet this year.  I am excited for this year’s 8th Grade Class, yet I was just getting to know them. Then, looking at Bishop Kelly’s Class of 2018, I am inspired to know our 51 8th Graders this year will have bright future ahead of them.  Currently 48 are headed to BK, 2 to North Jr. High, and 1 to East Jr. High. No matter where they go, I know they will do well. I am sure of it when looking at where the St. Joseph’s Class of 2014 (Bishop Kelly Class of 2018) are heading next fall: Click Here For Link.

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

2018-2019 7th and 8th Grade Elective Selections (For Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents)

Current 6th and 7th Grade Parents, please review and complete the following form with your student(s) in order for them to request their first and second semester electives for next year.

7th and 8th Grade Elective Request Form for 2018-2019

Bishop Kelly Parish Support Subsidy

Parents with students attending Bishop Kelly.  If you are active members of a Parish in the Treasure Valley, you need to complete and submit the form found on the following link by June 30, 2018.  We appreciate all of the support from the parishes, specifically St. John’s. Each parish pays $650 to Bishop Kelly for this subsidy. St. John’s supported Bishop Kelly with nearly $57,000 last year.  Link to Form

Summer Catechism For Families and Students to Continue Growing and Learning

Catholic Brain offers a summer segment.  If interested to learn more click here.

Class Placement Information

Parents, thank you for your feedback.  We have collected and reviewed your input and begun the class placement process.  This year, class placement will be shared via email 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.

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 and our ability to offer this experience for the sixth grade students next school year.  Link to MOSS Fall 2018 Form

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!