E-News June 8, 2017


Significant traffic impacts expected in Issaquah

Please prepare for significant traffic impacts citywide during a six-day full closure of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast near I-90.

Please be flexible with the bus schedule as it may be delayed by backups on Sunset Way.

Please be aware that this closure will be in effect as you are dropping your students off at the Issaquah campus at 8:45am for our All School Mass on June 16.

The closure will be from 8:00pm, Tuesday, June 13, to 5:00am, Monday, June 19.

Click on the following link for maps and more information from the city.   http://www.issaquahwa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3019

Walk-A-Thon News

A drum roll please…… the following students are the top pledge winners for the 2017 Walk-A-Thon:


Issaquah Campus (Kindergarten – Second Grade) Walk-A-Thon:

·        Madelyn K. – First Grade

·        Evan R. - Kindergarten

Snoqualmie Campus (Third – Eighth Grade) Walk-A-Thon

·        Carter G. – Seventh Grade and Kaitlyn G. – Fifth Grade (It was a sibling tie!)

·        Andy M. – Fifth Grade 


Congratulations to the winners and all of our students for another fantastic Walk-A-Thon!

Middle School PowerSchool Portal Temporary Closure

The third trimester is quickly coming to an end. While middle school teachers prepare report cards for the end of the year, the online gradebook portal will be temporarily closed. The portal will be shut down for two weeks, from Friday, June 9, 2017 through Friday, June 23, 2017. You may login again after June 23 to review final grades.

Snoqualmie Variety Show

Please come out to support the musicians, fire-breathers, unicyclists, opera singers, comedians, and ballet dancers in this year’s Snoqualmie Variety Show next Wednesday, June 14, from 12:45-1:30  in the Snoqualmie Gym. Parents welcome! Please sign-in at the front office.

All School Mass For Our Graduates

Friday, June 16 at 9:00am

All students need to be dropped off at St. Joseph Church in Issaquah starting at 8:45am for the 9:00am Baccalaureate Mass. Please be aware of traffic impacts that the closure of East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast may create. Students in grades K – 3 are to go to their classroom. Students in grades 4 – 8 are to go to the church hall. Full dress uniform is required.

There will be no morning bus service. Students in grades 4-7 will be bussed to the Snoqualmie campus after Mass. The afternoon bus route will run on a normal schedule.

Field Day

Lunch Volunteers – Monday, June 19 (Issaquah) and Tuesday, June 20 (Snoqualmie) will be the annual school Field Days at SJS. Parents' Club will be providing a hot dog lunch for field day participants at both campuses. We still need a few more volunteers at both campuses to help organize, cook and serve lunches for the students. Third grade parents, this is a great opportunity to see the Snoqualmie campus. If you are interested in helping out, please visit the volunteer website.http://stj.iss.onvolunteers.com

Crockpots & Coolers - Snoqualmie campus needs 6 of each for Field Day.   If you have one to loan, please email Doreen Mahoney and drop it off at carpool Monday afternoon, June 19 or Tuesday Morning, June 20.  Doreen Mahoney dmahoney@sjsissaquah.org. They will be cleaned and ready for pickup after Field Day during carpool pick-up.  


Field Day Lunch Menu - Parents' Club is providing a hot dog lunch for the St. Joseph School Field Days on June 19 in Issaquah for kindergarten through second grade and on June 20 in Snoqualmie for third grade through seventh grade.  Lunch will include:

Hot Dogs (Kirkland or Hebrew National) - gluten free

Franz Hot Dog Buns

Ketchup, mustard & relish

Frito-Lay chip bags

Milk/Juice/Fruit Punch Drinks (Issaquah campus)

Milk/Soda/Water bottles (Snoqualmie campus only)

Fresh Fruit (clementines, oranges, grapes or watermelon)

Allergies or Dietary restrictions: St Joseph's is a Peanut-safe environment and lunch items have been chosen to conform to this requirement.   All students are welcome to bring their own lunches and may still partake in any or all of the Field Day lunch offerings. There will be no lunches available from Lunch Ladies Catering on June 19 or 20.

If you have any questions, please contact Doreen Mahoney dmahoney@sjsissaquah.org

SJS Summer Reading for Middle School is Back for Summer 2017! – Registration Closes on Monday, June 19th

Register now for July and August!  Mrs. Bemis and Mrs. White will be offering sessions for rising 6, 7 and 8 grade students. Each session will be a series of morning or afternoon classes for a week-long course on a specific novel.  Summer reading sessions DO COUNT toward your middle school summer reading requirement. Sessions must have 5 students to run. Registered families will be notified of low enrollment on Tuesday, June 20th. Please click here for more information and online registration.  Contacts for questions are Mrs. Jana White at jwhite@sjsissaquah.org or Mrs. Emily Bemis at ebemis@sjsissaquah.org  

From Mrs. Lund

Dear St. Joseph Families, I would like to share that I will be leaving St. Joseph at the end of this school year. I have truly enjoyed getting to know all of you and exploring the ‘wonderful world of science’ together. I know our paths will cross again and I will be taking many wonderful memories with me. Thank you for the opportunity and blessing to be a part of the St. Joseph family.

Extended Day Care

The last day to use Extended Care is the morning of Wednesday, June 21.

Medication at school

If your child has any medicine in the school office, please remember to pick it up on the last day of school. If it is not picked up it will be disposed of.

Lost and Found

The lost and found bins are overflowing at both campuses. Please stop by and take a look. All leftover items will be donated after June 21.

Background check renewal information

As we head into the summer months, the Issaquah office will be emailing all parents whose background checks are up for renewal from June through September.  If you receive an email, please go to virtusonline.org, log into your account, and conduct your background check ASAP before they get swamped with the September volume that they always experience.

Thank you for taking care of this in a timely manner. We value your time spent volunteering and want it to go as smoothly as posable for you. 

        If you have any questions please call Roxane Barkley at 425-313-9129

Important End of the Year Dates

A flier has been sent home highlighting important end of the year dates. Click here to view the flier.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are lots of volunteers still needed this school year. Please check the section below for opportunities!

Fitness Calendars

It’s time to turn in the LAST FITNESS CALENDAR OF THE YEAR! Your May Fitness Calendar is due ASAP. You may turn it in to Mrs. Hughes, the office or your teacher. Parents, please remember to initial each day your child participated.  Thank you for participating in this fun activity. Let’s keep moving all summer long!       

Extended Day Calendar

If your child will be using extended care for the month of June, click here.

Calendars can also be found on our website, on the forms page, under Extended Care. 

Lunch Program

Welcome from Lunch Ladies Catering! We are proud to provide your school lunches for the 2016/2017 school year.

Go to http://lunchladiescatering.orderlunches.com

Click on “Register”

School Password is: llcatering246

Then complete the information process.

For more hot lunch information, click here.

Any questions regarding the lunch program can be directed to our email contact@lunchladiescatering.com or by phone at 425-444-9573.

Technical support: If you have trouble placing an order online, please email support@orderlunches.com.

Thank you for participating in our school lunch program. 


St. Joseph School is on Facebook. 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

Archived Newsletters

You will find archived Newsletters on the right hand corner of the E-News page.


The end of the school year is in sight.  If you want to get a head start on "thank you" gifts, check out Scrip low denomination gift cards.  Better yet, let us generate a Scrip Gift Certificate & let the recipient choose which gift card to receive!  Click here for an order form. Click here for a gift certificate order form.


        Many ways to place your order

Continue to let your everyday groceries, Target, & Starbucks shopping support St. Joseph School.


Grab & Go

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

Browse the 1000+ stores available at www.shopwithscrip.com and place an order.  SJS enrollment code is BC664D6833L5L.

Drop off SJS your Family Order Form by 9:00am Monday and receive your order by Thursday afternoon of the same week. As always, SJS Cash Cards offers "Special Orders" every week.


Let’s see if we can get 100% participation!

       Contact us at scrip@sjsissaquah.orgScrip Volunteer OpportunitiesScrip Tuition AgreementQ&A, and Scrip Potential Earnings Flier  


Spirit Items

Are you looking for spirit items to support St. Joseph School?  We have them!!!  Click here to see the flier for more information about how to order.  Contact Kelly or Grant Kenn for any questions atthekenns@yahoo.com.


        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


Carlos D. helped his seventh grade AAU basketball team to a championship win in the Elite division of the Summer Slam tournament this past weekend at Tacoma’s Curtis High School.


Volunteer Opportunities: 

Check out the OnVolunteer website for all the volunteer opportunities you may need http://stj.iss.onvolunteers.com

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Want to get a jump on volunteer hours for the 2017-18 schoolyear?

St Joseph is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Field Day's at both the Issaquah campus (June 19)and Snoqualmie campus (June 20).

So what is needed?

  •         Coordinators for planning all of the food for both campuses.
  •         Volunteer helpers needed to assist with the food on the day of the event and shopping before the event.
  •         Helpers to run the stations in Issaquah on June 19.
  •         Crowd control help in Snoqualmie on June 20.

Your help is needed in order to make the last event of the 2016-17 schoolyear a success.

Please email parentsclub@sjsissaquah.org or log on to http://stj.iss.onvolunteers.com to sign up.    

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: 


           ●  Attend a volunteer training at St. Joseph School.

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

           ●  Go online at http://www.virtusonline.org to 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 at www.virtusonline.org.
           ●  Send a copy of your certificate of completion to Roxane Barkley in the school office at office@sjsissaquah.org              


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

●  Review the Volunteer Handbook yearly

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


For questions, please contact Roxane Barkley in the Issaquah office, 425-313-9129 x 321.


New Safe Environment information:

The archdiocese has made substantial changes to the Safe Environment program last year and it has been working out the glitches over the year. The archdiocese still requires a valid background check every three years, a 3 hour in-person class, and every three years, an on-line course.  The school also requires in-person attendance at a class conducted at school and a signed Confidentiality Form. The school form is on our website.


All background checks and on-line classes go through www.virtusonline.org.  If you have been a volunteer anywhere in the archdiocese previously, you will be in the system. Please contact Roxane Barkley at office@sjsissaquah.org if you need help navigating the system.


Fall Sports Registration Now Open

Soccer and Cross Country registration is now open.  Sign up by June 21 for early bird specials.

Register:  https://www.sportspilot.com/Register/Family/Default.asp?ASOID=106206


Cross Country – grades K – 8

Fees: $45 ($40 if you register before June 21)

Meets:   Sundays: 9/24/17, 10/1/17, 10/8/17 
When:   2:00PM
Where:  Lake Sammamish State Park

Grades K – 3 practice: Thursdays starting 9/7/17, 3:45pm - 4:45pm at Tibbets Valley Park Issaquah and then every Thursday for 5 weeks *

Grades 4 – 8 practice: Tuesday/Thursday starting 9/7/17   3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday (TBA) and Thursday (TBA) for 5 weeks *

Contact:  Patrick Murphy pxmurphy@hotmail.com  425-591-7820 

Soccer – grades K – 8

Fees: $50 ($40 if you register before June 21)

Soccer season: September and October. Games will be held on Saturday and practice sessions are on weekdays depending on the grade.

We need coaches. If you are interested, and would like to help, please register on this site.

Contact:  Radhika Sehn radhika.sehn@gmail.com  

We are still looking for a Track & Field Coordinator to help start a new program at St. Joe's.  Please contact Pat Murphy to find out more. pxmurphy@hotmail.com  or 425-591-7820.

CHURCH  NEWS - To view the weekly church bulletin click here.


 Check the Forms page of our website for a more complete list of forms.



Friday, June 9…………………

Pizza Day

Wednesday, June 14……….

12:45 Snoqualmie Campus Variety Show

Thursday, June 15…………..

1:30 Issaquah Campus Talent Show

Friday, June 16……………….

9:00am Baccalaureate All School Mass – Issaquah – Full Dress Uniform

Monday, June 19……………

Grades K-2, Field Day - Issaquah

Tuesday, June 20……………

Grades 3-7,  Field Day - Snoqualmie

Wednesday, June 21………

9:00am -  All School Mass and Awards - Issaquah

Wednesday, June 21………

Last Day of School - Full Dress Uniform - Dismissal after Mass




1:45 pm  Early Release, Snoqualmie


2:05 pm Early Release, Issaquah



Robotics Team

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




8:00 – 8:45 am Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Snoqualmie


8:45 – 9:30 am Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Issaquah


8:45 – 9:30 am Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Issaquah


8:00 – 8:45 am Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Snoqualmie


3:00 – 3:45 pm Scrip/Cash Card Sales, Issaquah​

September 22, 2017 - 9:10am