E-News Mar 15, 2018

Issaquah and Snoqualmie E-News

March 15, 2018

                                                         

 

INFORMATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Second Trimester ends today with a half day

Today, Thursday, March 15, marks the end of the second trimester. We will have an early dismissal for report card preparation.

Snoqualmie will dismiss at 11:30. Issaquah will dismiss at 11:50

 

Middle School PowerSchool Portal Temporary Closure

The second trimester ends today, Thursday, March 15. While middle school teachers prepare report cards, the middle school online gradebook portal will be temporarily closed. The portal will be shut down for about one week, from yesterday, Wednesday, March 14 through Friday, March 23.

 

Professional Development Day

There will be no school tomorrow, Friday, March 16, as our teachers attend an Archdiocesan Professional Development Day. Both school offices will also be closed.

 

Class and Eighth Grade Graduation Pictures

Class pictures and eighth grade graduation pictures have been scheduled. Please check the schedule list below for your student's class picture day.

Students must wear full dress uniform. No Red, no Khaki.

Eighth grade families should look for Cap and Gown picture information to come home in today’s Thursday folder.

Tuesday, March 20: Pre-3 class pictures in Issaquah

Tuesday, March 20: Eighth grade Cap and Gown pictures and grades 4-8 class pictures in Snoqualmie 

Wednesday, March 21: Pre-4, Pre-K, Kindergarten, grades 1, 2, and 3, class pictures in Issaquah

 

Fourth Grade Information Night at the Snoqualmie Campus

We invite parents of new and upcoming fourth graders to join us for a night all about fourth grade! Meet the fourth grade teachers, tour the Snoqualmie Campus and get all your questions answered!

Thursday, March 22, 6:30-7:30pm. Please note: this is a parent only event.

 

Join us for Family Night at Safeco Field

Bring out your family and friends and join our school and parish at Safeco Field to watch the Mariners play!

We have large blocks of seats reserved for the game, so order your seats now and join us for some fun!

Game Dates: Sunday, April 15 at 1:10pm vs. A’s or Saturday, May 19 at 6:10pm vs. Tigers.  Cost: Main Level Seats for $40.00

Look for forms to come home today in your child’s Thursday folder. Fill them out and return them to either office by March 28 to reserve your seats.

 

St. Joseph School Lenten Project 

We are collecting coins again this year for NPH (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos formally known as Friends of the Orphans) for our Lenten Project. Please remember your pennies!  This Catholic organization has homes in Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru for orphaned children. We have supported this worthy organization for several years and they appreciate our partnership. Monies will be collected through Thursday, March 29 and will go to where they have the greatest need.

 

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.net or 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 OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS

 

Scholastic Book Fair volunteers needed

We are looking for 2 people to run the Scholastic Book Fair next fall. Ideally, we will have one parent in Snoqualmie, and one in Issaquah. We will offer spring training for this position.

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

 

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.com if you are interested.

 

OnVolunteer

Opportunities are available on OnVolunteer, please log in to sign up!  For questions, please contact Tanya Lauckner at Tanya.Nickinovich@gmail.com

 

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:

 

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS:

●  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 yearly

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

 

NEW VOLUNTEERS:

           ●  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.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.
               office@sjsissaquah.org

 

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

 

FUNDRAISING

 

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. 

 

https://org.amazon.com

 

What an easy way to help our school raise money!

 

Scrip

PCC Scrip users have generated $870 in rebates for SJS over the last 6 months!

Thank you for all the parents that reload their PCC Scrip each time they shop at PCC, you have generated over $870 for St. Joseph School.  PCC Scrip could not be easier to use.  Simply purchase a $50 PCC Scrip card from us & then reload the card for the exact amount.  Just let the cashier know that you would like to load your PCC Scrip card for the exact amount of your purchase & the cashier will do the rest.  The school receives 5% each time your PCC card is reloaded.  

 

         How Can I Participate?

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.com SJS enrollment code is BC664D6833L5L or use an SJS

Family Order Form by 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  

 

HIGH 5'S

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

 

SJS alumni, Julian B., will be performing in Seussical, Jr. at Village Theatre Kidstage in the Month of April. This will be a fun show for the whole family.

 

PARENTS' CLUB

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

 

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

 

UPCOMING DATES

 

Thursday, March 15……………

Half Day – Report card prep – 11:30 dismissal for Snoqualmie, 11:50 dismissal for Issaquah

Friday, March 16………………..

No School – Archdiocesan Professional Development Day

Tuesday, March 20…………….

Pre-3 class pictures in Issaquah

Tuesday, March 20…………….

Eighth grade individual Cap & Gown pictures and grade 4-8 class pictures in Snoqualmie 

Wednesday, March 21………..

Pre-4 through grade 3 class pictures in Issaquah

Thursday, March 22…………..

6:30-7:30, Information night for incoming fourth grade parents at the Snoqualmie Campus

Friday, March 23……………….

9:00am Mass at SJC – Issaquah – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, March 23……………….

Pizza Day

Friday, March 23……………….

1:45pm Mass at OLOS – Snoqualmie – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, March 30………………

10:45am - Third grade Stations of the Cross at SJC Issaquah

Friday, March 30………………

10:00am – Eighth grade Stations of the Cross at OLOS Snoqualmie

Friday, March 30………………

Half Day – Good Friday - 11:30 dismissal for Snoqualmie, 11:50 dismissal for Issaquah

April 2-6………………………….

No School – Easter Holiday

April 10-13………………………

Sixth grade at Camp Hamilton

Wednesday, April 11……….

Free Dress

Friday, April 13…………………

9:00am Mass at SJC – Issaquah – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, April 13…………………

Pizza Day

Friday, April 13…………………

1:45pm Mass at OLOS – Snoqualmie – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, April 20………………..

Pizza Day

April 30-May 25………………

Spring MAP Testing Window

 

WEEKLY DATES

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​

 

March 15, 2018 - 8:20am
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