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.

2019-2020 Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Log Your 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 2019-2020 St. Joseph’s Parent Association Board!

  • President – Sarah Lynch
  • President-Elect – Heather Carlson
  • Past President – Barbara O’Meara
  • Treasurer – Kim Jaques
  • Secretary – Becky Parsons
  • New Family Mentor Coordinator – Jessica Martinez
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Katy Lightfield
  • Room Parent Coordinator – Karen Istok

SJPA Events


SCRIP: Fundraising while you shop!


Introducing a NEW Fundraising Program for St. Joe’s that won’t cost you ANY additional money!

What is SCRIP? Pay for everyday purchases using gift cards in place of cash, checks or credit cards. Gift cards are available for over 750 retailers: Albertsons, Whole Foods, Nordstrom, Gap, Staples, Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, iTunes, Land’s End…all your favorites and more!

Why? To earn money for our school – at no additional cost to you!

How? Purchase gift cards from St. Joe’s at face value. Gift cards have a rebate on them (anywhere from 2 to 16%) We receive an instant rebate for our school.

When? Now! Use the Scrip Order Form to order any of the gift cards listed. Some cards we have in stock and ready for you. Others can be ordered and sent to the school within a few days!

Besides your everyday purchases, gift cards also make great gifts! Don’t buy your gift cards from the grocery store. Buy them at school and St. Joe’s will earn a rebate!

Scrip Order Form

Scrip Coordinator: Sarah Lynch

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 SJPAboard meetings which are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month at 2 pm in the Parish Hall. Elections for the next school year are held in the spring.

St. Joseph's Parents Association Officers 2018-19

President – Sarah Lynch
President-Elect – Heather Carlson
Treasurer– Kim Jaques
Secretary – Becky Parsons
New Family Mentor Coordinator – Jessica Martinez
Volunteer Coordinator — Katy Lightfield
Room Parent Coordinator — Karen Istok
Past President – Barbara O’Meara

2018-19 Activity Chairs

Box Tops for Education – Kelly Weaver
Crab Feed Dinner & Auction
Cari Moodie and Kim Moodie-Bramlet
Fall Dinner and Carnival
 – Kelly Lim
Father-Daughter Dance – Elise Slattery
Festival of Trees –
TBD
Fun Run
Heather Carlson
Hospitality Committee
– TBD
Mother-Son Dodgeball – TBD
New Family Mentor Coordinator – Jessica Martinez
Room Parent Coordinator – Karen Istok
Uncorked Wine TastingBrian and Annie Granvall
Used Uniform Sales
– TBD

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.
  • 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.