Principal’s Post – 9/28/17


Mass

This week, we have two 5th grade student reflections.

The first reflection is by Sally D:

Father Antonio started by talking about geography. He asked the eighth graders what the capitals of different countries were. He spoke about the history of our church and the history of Boise. Father said how small things can have a big impact on others, like how Boise was small and now grew a lot bigger.

The second reflection is from Ainsley L:

Today we had mass and I altar served for the first time ever. I was with Ainsley, which was amazing because we had so much fun. Father Antonio started with geography. He asked the eighth graders what the capitals of different countries were. He spoke about the history of our church and the history of Boise. Father said how small things can have a big impact, like how Boise was small and now grew a lot bigger.

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

Fall Carnival

Thank you to all our volunteers and guests.  The turnout and weather were great.  Specifically, thank you to Cynthia Yee-Wallace for her leadership.  Also, thank to the numerous parent and student volunteers.  The eighth grader volunteers really added to this experience and provided great leadership for all of the younger students.

PayForIt.Net

An email for each student went to each household yesterday.  This email has the student name and an ID number to add the student to your PayForIt.Net account.  This account will allow parents to view transactions and balances and even add payment via credit card on a secure website.  The link to PayForIt.Net can be found on the school website under Quick Links and Food Calendar and from PlusPortals under School Links and Files.

Once an account is created, you can select “My Account” from the menu bar across the top and then select “My Email Options” and you can choose to get low balance emails, set the amount for a low balance email, and choose to receive regular balance emails.  Select “Update” when done to save changes. (See picture below)

Kitchen Update

The hot lunch program is up and going again.  Thank you everyone for your patience, volunteer support, and prayers. To see breakfast and lunch calendars click here.

MAP Testing:

MAP testing is near complete.  Teachers will discuss MAP scores at parent teacher conferences (PTC) in October.

Ordination:

Derrick O’Neill will be ordained a Deacon 10/28 and the Mass will start at 11 am at St. John’s Cathedral.  We invite all of our St. Joseph’s Catholic School Community to come celebrate and support soon to be Deacon O’Neill.  There will 7 Deacons from throughout the state ordained.

Picture Day Retakes

Thursday, October 19 from 8:30-9:30

If you would like your student to get their picture retaken:

  • Please email Mrs. Granvall to get your student on the list granvalla@st.joes.com
  • Send your student to school with the picture packet

If you would like to purchase pictures and you did not, you can order again on this day

  • If your student was absent, they can get their picture take and order pictures

***It will take two weeks for Parker Portraits to get the pictures to St. Joseph’s to send home.***

Directory

PlusPortals has a digital directory for staff, students, and parents.  Student name, homeroom, and gender are available.  Parent name, email, phone, and address are available.  If you do not want this information available in the school directory, select your name in the top right, select Directory Listing, uncheck to list information in the school directory.

More Construction Fun

The construction on the Hays steps for the Cathedral is underway.  This project is expected to go into December.  The sidewalk near the steps will be closed when work is being done.

The 8th St. steps are projected to start late spring/early summer and will go into the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Bravely act like a saint today!