St. Joseph’s Parents Association


The St. Joseph’s Parents Association (SJPA) is responsible for fundraising and coordinating a strong and active volunteer program. As a St. Joe’s parent, you are automatically an SJPA member and part of this wonderful parent-led organization.

All are welcome to attend SJPA’s monthly meetings, generally held the third Tuesday of each month. Please check the school’s weekly newsletter for more details on date, time and location.

SJPA Board Position Descriptions

St. Joseph’s Parents Association Organizational Charter

Get Involved!


The school relies heavily on volunteers to conduct its many activities in and out of the classroom, including fundraising. Volunteer programs range from organizing and implementing various annual fundraisers to volunteering for school day activities such as room parents, lunch helpers, field trip drivers etc. All volunteers who work directly with students are required to attend a “Safe Environment Workshop” and have a criminal background check.

Volunteer programs range from organizing and implementing various annual fundraisers to volunteering for school day activities, such as room parents, lunch helpers, etc. There are many volunteer activities available, so you may choose activities that interest you and utilize your skills. For parents who work outside the home, we have activities that can be done at home or on the weekends.

St. Joseph’s School requires each family to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours or more during the course of the school year, five hours of which are related to fund-raising activities. In addition, all volunteers who work directly with students are required to attend a “Safe Environment Workshop” and have a criminal background check. The Diocese of Boise now requires this to be renewed each year. This can be done online using CMG Connect.

Volunteer Hours


In order to ensure that St. Joseph’s Catholic School has accurate volunteer information for your student(s), please take a few minutes to record your family’s current volunteer hours.

St. Joseph’s Catholic School requires each family to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours or more during the course of the school year, 5 hours of which are related to fund-raising activities. A two (2) hour limit is placed on the recording of hours for the donation of baked goods to events. Please note your hours will be approved by the St. Joseph’s Business Manager after submission.

You may submit your hours by clicking on the link below or by submitting your hours through Plus Portals.

Instructions for Logging Volunteer Hours

If you receive a multiple session error, please close your browser window (not just the tab) and click the link again. 

How to submit volunteer hours through Plus Portals:

  1. Log in to Plus Portals at https://plusportals.com/Stjoes
  2. Click on the Forms tab
  3. Click View/Edit
  4. Click the “Add Another” button on the right
  5. Fill out the form
  6. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom

Thank you for helping us keep your information up to date!

SJPA News


Please welcome the 2022-2023 St. Joseph’s Parent Association Board!

  • President – James Novak
  • President Elect – Diana Lachiondo
  • Treasurer – Becky Parsons
  • Secretary – Maureen Larkin
  • Past President – Gemma Gaudette
  • New Family Mentor Coordinator – Colleen Shackleford
  • Room Parent Coordinator – Lynne Williams

SJPA Meeting Minutes & Agenda

September 20, 2022 Meeting Minutes

SJPA Events

  • Fall Carnival – September 24, 2022
  • Trunk or Treat – October 28, 2022
  • Crab Feed – March 11, 2023
  • Spring – Used Uniform Sale
  • May – Fun Run

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is the SJPA?

All parents of St. Joseph’s School students are automatically members of the SJPA. The SJPA Board is comprised of eight elected and appointed officers. All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend the monthly SJPA board meetings which are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:15 pm in the Parish Hall. Elections for the next school year are held in the spring.

St. Joseph's Parents Association Officers 2022- 23

  • President – James Novak
  • President Elect – Diana Lachiondo
  • Treasurer – Becky Parsons
  • Secretary – Maureen Larkin
  • New Family Mentor Coordinator – Colleen Shackleford
  • Room Parent Coordinator – Lynne Williams
  • Past President– Gemma Gaudette

2022 -2023 Activity Chairs


Crab Feed Dinner & Auction
TBD
Fall Carnival
– Meredith Fehringer and Shahayla Eberhard
Father-Daughter Dance – Meredith Fehringer
Festival of Trees –
TBD
Fun Run
Heather Carlson
Hospitality Committee
– TBD
Mother-Son Dodgeball – TBD
New Family Mentor Coordinator – Colleen Shackelford
Room Parent Coordinator – Lynne Williams
Used Uniform Sales
– Danielle Konkol

How does the SJPA benefit the school?

Volunteerism at St. Joseph’s School provides an opportunity to:

  • Involve parents actively in the school and the education of their children.
  • Allow teachers to spend more time directly with the children.
  • The funds raised by the SJPA during the school year are used to forward fund the school operating budget. SJPA pledges funds each year to the operating budget based on the funds raised the prior year. This practices helps with the budgeting process for school administration. The goal is to raise as much money as possible to help minimize school tuition.

The SJPA requires each family to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours or more during the course of the school year; 5 of these hours must be dedicated to fundraising. There are many volunteer activities available, so parents may choose activities that interest them and utilize their skills. For parents who work outside the home, we have activities that can be done at home or on the weekends. We encourage both moms and dads to participate in our programs. If a parent has questions or concerns about the volunteer commitment, please contact any SJPA board member.

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