E-News April 26, 2018

“God Colors our World” Walkathon is Next Week!


Congratulations to all of the students who have gathered pledges for our school!


Please keep those pledges coming in to help us reach our goal of $200 in pledges per SJS student and 100% Participation!

Here is the link to donate! Put your child’s name in the search bar to reach their personal page:




All money raised goes to fill the gap between tuition costs and the actual cost to educate.


Issaquah Campus Walkathon: (K-2ndGrade) Thursday, May 3rd: 10:00am 11:00am

Snoqualmie Campus Walkathon: (3rd-8thGrade) Friday, May 4th: 1:00pm-3:00pm


***Students please wear these “Team Colors” on the day of your walkathon!*** 

Colors by grade: 


Kindergarten: Yellow

1stGrade: Red

2ndGrade: Blue

3rdGrade: Pink

4thGrade: Green

5thGrade: Yellow

6thGrade: Red

7thGrade: Blue

8thGrade: Purple



***We are still in need of 3 more Canopies for the Snoqualmie Walkathon on Friday, May 4th!*****

Please let us know if you have one we can borrow!  Development@sjsissaquah.org.


Want to volunteer? Please see opportunities on On-Volunteer. 



A heartfelt THANK YOU to our Dedicated Walkathon Chairs, Deana Rudolph and Pam Jones! You Ladies Rock! 


Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!

This is your final weekto gather pledges to earn prizes, prizes, prizes! Prizes for top pledge earners include an 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!




Snoqualmie Science and Experts Fair and Art Walk – tonight

Please join us tonight, April 26, from 6:00-7:00pm for the Snoqualmie campus Art Walk, fourth grade Science Fair, and fifth grade Experts Fair. Come and see what our students have been working on!


Uniform Swap

If you would like to swap/exchange uniforms, Lindsey Reid will be at the Issaquah campus tomorrow, Friday, April 27. She will be in the lower lot at drop off with lots of lightly used uniforms to swap.


MAP testing

Our second round of MAP testing will begin Monday,April 30,and run through June 1. Please look for an email from your child’s classroom teacher with their specific testing schedule. Please do not schedule any appointments and avoid pulling your children out of class during these testing times. You will receive your child’s MAP testing results with the final report card in June.


Coin Drive update

We would like to update you with the final numbers for our Coin Drive.  

The Issaquah campus donated $614.00 and the Snoqualmie campus donated $791.01 for a total donation of $1,405.01.  

Thank you to everyone for your support of the Coin Drive.  We know that our coins are genuinely appreciated!


Snoqualmie Variety Show

Hey, all you rockers, fire-breathers, magicians, unicyclists, opera singers, violinists, and hip-hop dancers! We need you! The SJS Variety Show is looking for some awe-inspiring talent. Start to think about your act now. Participation forms are due to Mrs. Pinto by Friday, May 4and act previews will take place on Thursday, May 17,in Mrs. Pinto’s room after school.  There is also a mandatory dress rehearsal on May31, you have lots of time to practice, practice, practice! Participation forms may be printed out here or picked up in the office. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Pinto at apinto@sjsissaquah.org. The final show debuts Friday, June 1, at the end of the school day. 


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 COUNT toward 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 of 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





Volunteer Hours Available in Issaquah!

Art and Author night is right around the corner and one of the last opportunities for volunteer hours.  Mrs. Mac needs help putting up art Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10. 

Flexible day or evening hours available. Email with your availability.  lmacinnes@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 Handbook early

●  Sign a Confidentiality Pledge early (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.






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.



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

Friday, April 27………………..Pizza Day

April 30-June 1………………Spring MAP Testing Window

May 2…………………………….Free Dress

May 3 ……………………………Walk-a-thon at Issaquah Campus

May 4………..…………………….Walk-a-thon at Snoqualmie Campus

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 - 8:31am