E-News April 19, 2018



CYO Volleyball advances to the playoffs!

SJS sixth and seventh-grade volleyball teams have both qualified for the playoffs this year.  


Only if you win - do you continue on to the next round.

SJS Playoff schedule this weekend:

Sunday, April 22,1:00pm, seventh graders at St. Joseph Seattle, 732 18th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112 

Sunday, April 22,3:00pm, sixth-graders at St Luke, 322 N 175th St. Shoreline, WA 98133


The drive from St. Joseph Seattle to St. Luke is 20 min roughly - so you can attend both games and cheer on the school!! 

This is quite an accomplishment for both teams, especially seventh grade, who is in the higher division since they won the championship last year!

Come out and support your fellow SJS students and friends this weekend!! GO EAGLES!!


The St. Joseph School Father-Daughter Sock Hop is tomorrow, Friday, April 20!

If you signed up, we’ll have your name(s) at the door to sign in! No tickets necessary… just wear your dancing shoes and be ready to rock around the clock! 


Date: Friday, April 20,2018

Time: 6:30-9:00pm

Place: St. Joseph Church Hall, Issaquah Campus

This night will be filled with dancing, dinner, activities, pictures and more to ensure a night of fun, laughter and great memories! 

Young ladies, feel free to dress up in a 50’s theme or some nice church clothes. 

Questions? Lindsey Reid at: 206.850.2989.


St. Joseph Band Parent Appreciation Concert

Everyone is invited to our St. Joseph Band Parent Appreciation Concert that will take place on Tuesday, April 24,from 8:45-9:30am.

Come out for a big musical “thank you” on Tuesday morning!  Beginning and Advanced Bands will each be playing songs demonstrating new concepts as well as joining together to play an adventure piece called Dragon Slayer!  Coffee and doughnuts will be provided for parents that attend!  We are looking forward to sharing our music with you! If you can’t make this date, we look forward to sharing our music with you at the Spring Concert on May 15,6:30pm at MQP.


April Reading Connection Newsletter coming home today! 

For families of K-5 students, please find the Reading Connections newsletter in today's Thursday folders.  These "Tips for Reading Success" have valuable information, fun games, insightful writing and reading activities, and great book picks.  Check them out to spring into literacy!


Middle School Summer Reading Camp at St. Joseph in Snoqualmie is Back for Summer 2018! – Register by May 15, 2018 and Receive a $50.00 Discount Per Session!

Register now for Reading Camp at SJS in July!  Mrs. Brown and Mrs. White are offering sessions for current 5, 6, 7 and 8 grade students. Each camp session is a week-long morning or afternoon focused on a specific novel. Camp sessions include reading, writing, enrichment activities and snacks. Summer reading sessions DO COUNTtoward student’s middle school summer reading requirement.  Please click here for descriptions of camp sessions and registration materials. Registration can be emailed tojwhite@sjsissaquah.orgor submitted to the Snoqualmie office.  Please contact Mrs. White at jwhite@sjsissaquah.orgwith any questions. 


Yearbook pictures needed

The yearbook committee is hard at work creating a book full of memories from the school year and we are looking for yearbook pictures! Do you have pictures from last fall? Do you have pictures from soccer, basketball, or cross country?

Send pictures to Michele wdwminnie1@msn.com, Pearl: jay921pearl@comcast.netor Ann-Marie: annkarh@mac.com


Extended Day Calendar 

Click here for the forms page of our website where you will find commitment calendars through the end of the school year.       


Social Media

St. Joseph School is on Facebook and Instagram. Like us and stay connected for all the latest news, announcements, and pictures from school events.


Newsletter Blurbs and Fliers

Please submit all Newsletter blurbs by Tuesday if you would like them in Thursday's E-News. All fliers and blurbs must be approved. We try to keep the fliers to a minimum. 

Send all information to Patty at snoqualmie@sjsissaquah.org



What a great start! 

Hats off to all of the students who have raised at least $50 each for our “God Colors our World” Walkathon! 

We have set a goal of each student raising $200 in pledges to help fill the gap between tuition costs and the actual cost to educate our students. 

Stay tuned for more information about earning prizes, including the Apple iPad, the $200 Bellevue Collection gift card, $360 Great Wolf Lodge gift card and the ultra-popular customized Nike Sneakers! 

Keep soliciting more pledges and remember, the class that raises the most money wins a Molly Moon Ice Cream Sundae Party!

Yay, St. Joseph School Students!


Do you have a canopy we can borrow?

One Canopy is needed for the Issaquah Walkathon, Thursday, May 3

Five Canopies are needed for the Snoqualmie Walkathon, Friday May 4!Please contact your Walkathon team development@sjsissaquah.orgif we might be able to borrow your canopy. 

Thank you in advance! 


Walk-a-thon Volunteers needed!

Parents: Looking for volunteer hours and lots of fun?! We need you to help with our upcoming “God Colors our World” Walkathon! 


Please sign up for the following on OnVolunteer:


Issaquah Walkathon: Thursday, May 3, (Grades: Kindergarten, First and Second)

12 Parent Volunteers are needed Thursday, May 3, from 8:30am for set up to 11:00am on the Issaquah Campus.

1 Parent Volunteer is needed to supply and run music for the Issaquah Walkathon, Thursday, May 3, from 8:00am for set up to 11:00am on the Issaquah Campus. 


Snoqualmie Walkathon: Friday, May 4, (Grades Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth)

18 Parent Volunteers are needed Friday, May 4, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm on the Snoqualmie Campus.

1 Parent Volunteer is needed to supply and run music for the Snoqualmie Walkathon, Friday, May 4,from 12:00noon to 3:00pm on the Snoqualmie Campus.


Questions? Concerns? Development@sjsissaquah.org



Scholastic Book Fair volunteers needed for Snoqualmie Campus

The Issaquah position has been filled and we are now looking for Scholastic Book Fair chairs for next fall on the Snoqualmie Campus. 

We will offer spring training for this position. 

If you are interested, please contact Michele Simmons at wdwminnie1@msn.com.


Parents Club Opportunity!

Want to get a jump on volunteer hours for the 2018-19 school year?  Want to be more involved with the school and help to provide a great environment for all of our students?  Then the Parents' Club Executive Board needs you.

The Parents' Club board has potential openings.  Please email parentsclub@sjsissaquah.orgif you are interested.  More details of what positions and how many people, will be coming in the coming weeks.

Questions, comments or interest, please email Sam Haugen at parentsclub@sjsissaquah.org.


Yearbook volunteers needed

We are also looking for parents to work on the yearbook next year. This is done from home, so if you are working and still need volunteer hours, this could be perfect for you! 

Contact Michele Simmons at wdwminnie1@msn.comif you are interested.



Opportunities are available on OnVolunteer, please log in to sign up!  For questions, please contact Tanya Lauckner at pcvolunteer@sjsissaquah.org.


Mandatory Volunteer Requirements:

At St. Joseph School the safety of our students, mind and body, is important to all of us. In order to volunteer in any capacity that involves students such as classroom volunteers, coaches, scout leaders, or field trip volunteers, volunteers must meet the following requirements:



●  Go online at virtusonline.org,fill out and pass a Volunteer Background Check every 3 years. Complete associated on-line class.

●  Review the Volunteer Handbookyearly

●  Sign a Confidentiality Pledgeyearly (last page of the Volunteer Handbook)



           ●  Attend a volunteer training at St. Joseph School. Scheduled for just prior to either campus’ Back to School Night.

           ●  Sign a Confidentiality Pledge yearly (last page of the Volunteer Handbook), 

           ●  Go online at virtusonline.orgto request and pass a Volunteer Background Check.

           ●  Attend a free, 3-hour Safe Environment training program “Protecting God’s Children” for Adults 
               held in locations throughout the Seattle Archdiocese. (Register for classes atwww.virtusonline.org)

           ●  Send a copy of your certificate of completion to Roxane Barkley in the school office. 


For questions regarding your clearance to volunteer, please contact Roxane Barkley in the Issaquah office, 425-313-9129 x 321.





RAISE THE ROOF!! See the flier in today’s Thursday Folder

Let your everyday shopping raise money for the Parish's new roof. 

With your help, Scrip is targeting $5,000 in Scrip rebates for the Parish's new roof. Grab Scrip cards for your Easter shopping.  We carry QFC/Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target, Amazon and PCC for your grocery shopping needs. Macys, Nordstrom, Kohl's, and Gap for your Easter outfit needs. While you’re on Spring break, we have you covered with Starbucks, Red Robin, and Regal cards.  We have many more Scrip Grab-n-Go cards. Scrip sales will be in full swing on the Issaquah & Snoqualmie campuses after Spring break. Until then, you can still shop Scrip and support the Parish's new roof.  Place your Scrip orders through www.shopwithscrip.com or complete an order form along with payment to the school's office or within your families Thursday folder. Your cards will be delivered either within your Thursday folder or within your child's backpack for Snoqualmie students.  Thank you for your continual support for the Scrip program and your patience. You can reach Martie or Doris at scrip@sjsissaquah.org.


Many ways to place your order:

Grab & Go   ScriptoGoOrderForm

Our top sellers include QFC/Fred Meyer (5%), Safeway (4%), Starbucks (7%), Target (2%), Amazon (3%) and PCC (5%). Consider picking one Cash Card weekly.

These cards & many more can be purchased during our SJS Cash Cards Sale times in Issaquah or Snoqualmie. See the bottom of the e-news for the dates & times for SJS Cash Cards Sales.


Online Ordering shopwithscrip.com

As always, SJS Cash Cards offers "Special Orders" every week. Place orders through www.shopwithscrip.comSJS enrollment code is BC664D6833L5L or use an SJS 

Family Order Formby 9:00am Monday and receive your order by Thursday afternoon of the same week. 


Have questions, contact us at scrip@sjsissaquah.org. Scrip Volunteer Opportunities,Scrip Tuition Agreement,Q&A,and Scrip Potential Earnings Flier 


Amazon Smile 

A friendly reminder to those who love shopping on Amazon: St. Joseph School has an Amazon Smile account and we are registered under St Joseph Catholic Church.  When you purchase through Amazon Smile (a link to directions are below) a portion of the sale will be donated to our school. 



What an easy way to help our school raise money!



The next Parents’ Club meeting will be on the Issaquah Campus on May 7, at 9:00am in the St. Theresa Room (parish library). All parents are encouraged to attend.



If your child or child's team has an outstanding success or achievement, we would like to acknowledge them in the E-News. Please send a short blurb to Patty at snoqualmie@sjsissaquah.org


CHURCH NEWS- To view the weekly church bulletin, clickhere.


April First Communion Prep Class this week!

Class will be held Thursday, April 19, at 6:30pm OR, Saturday, April 21, at 10am.




Friday, April 20…………………Pizza Day

Tuesday, April 24………………8:45-9:30am – Band concert at Snoqualmie Campus

Thursday, April 26……………6:00pm - Science Fair/Expert's Fair/Art show at Snoqualmie Campus

Friday, April 27………………..Pizza Day

April 30-May 25………………Spring MAP Testing Window

May 2…………………………….Free Dress

May 3 and 4…………………….Walk-a-thons

Friday, May 11…………………9:00am Mass at SJC – Issaquah – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, May 11…………………Pizza Day

Friday, May 11…………………1:45pm Mass at OLOS – Snoqualmie – Full Dress Uniform

Tuesday, May 15……………..6:30pm – Spring Concert at MQP

Friday, May 18…………………Pizza Day

Friday, May 25…………………9:00am Mass at SJC – Issaquah – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, May 25…………………Pizza Day

Friday, May 25…………………1:45pm Mass at OLOS – Snoqualmie – Full Dress Uniform

Monday, May 28………………No School – Memorial Day



Wednesday.............................1:45 pm  Early Release, Snoqualmie

Wednesday.............................2:05 pm Early Release, Issaquah



Robotics Team

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:00 in Snoqualmie

Monday.................................8:00 - 8:45 am Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Snoqualmie

Monday................................  8:45 - 9:30 am Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Issaquah

Wednesday............................8:45 - 9;30 am Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Issaquah

Thursday................................8:00 - 8:45 am Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Snoqualmie

Thursday................................3:00 - 3;45 pm Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Issaquah

April 30, 2018 - 8:26am