E-News Mar 29, 2018


Stations of the Cross - tomorrow

The third grade class will be presenting the Stations of the Cross, tomorrow, Good Friday, March 30 at 10:45am at SJC in Issaquah. We invite you to join us for this beautiful devotion commemorating Jesus’ last day on earth as a man.  Half day dismissal will be silent at 11:50am.


Follow Jesus in His passion during a special presentation of the Stations of the Cross by students of the SJS seventh and eighth grade classes tomorrow, Good Friday, March 30 at 10:00am at OLOS in Snoqualmie.  Text and scenes are from We Were There, based on John Paul II’s The Way of the Cross. This presentation has been a long standing tradition with our students and we hope you will join us.

Half day dismissal will be silent at 11:30am.


Yearbook orders

Did you include your order for a yearbook in your event check this year? If not… there’s still time!

Can’t remember if you included it or not? That’s OK too!

Orders are due no later than April 9, 2018.

Contact Katie Hamilton to check in or to purchase a year book at PCTreasurer@sjsissaquah.org


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 to jwhite@sjsissaquah.org or submitted to the Snoqualmie office.  Please contact Mrs. White at jwhite@sjsissaquah.org with 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.net or Ann-Marie: annkarh@mac.com


Fitness Calendars

It is time to get your April Fitness Calendars!  Please turn in your March calendar as soon as possible, and get the April calendar.  Calendars are available by signing on to the school website at sjsissaquah.org.  Go to Community, For Parents and Students, Teacher websites, find Mrs. Hughes and Fitness Calendars.  Thank you for participating in this fun activity.  Let's keep moving!


Holy Names Cougar Soccer Camp

July 16 - July 20, 2018

Grades 4, 5, 6 - 9:00am - 11:00am, $150.00

Grades 7, 8, 9 - 9:00am - 12:00pm, $195.00

Join members of the HNA couching staff, varsity team players, and HNA soccer alumnae this summer at Cougar Soccer Camp. Camp is open to any young woman entering grades 4-8 and to any student starting grade 9 at Holy Names in the Fall of 2018. Cougar Soccer Camp is designed to create a positive environment, one that will encourage players to be imaginative and creative players, without undue pressure. The camps will provide training in technical skills, tactical patterns of play, speed and agility training, positional awareness, and camp will also include many small-sided games. For more information or to register for the camp, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/HNASoccer2018


Holy Names Leadership Academy 2018

August 8 - August 9, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm, $90.00

Interested in being a leader? Are you already a leader and want to acquire more skills to help your team, class, or school? Then come to HNA's Leadership Academy! This leadership opportunity is specifically designed to help develop and foster the leadership skills of young women entering grades 7 and 8 and any student starting grade 9 at Holy Names in the Fall of 2018. Participants will gain valuable information about how to lead large groups or small groups, as well as tips and procedures for event planning, advertising, fundraising, and much more. For more information or to register for the camp, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/HNALeadership2018


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




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.org if 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.


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.



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:



●  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)



           ●  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.


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





RAISE THE ROOF!!   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.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  


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 April 9, 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


SJS sixth grader, Summer W., and her Softball Team, Bellevue Blast 12U, won 2nd place in the USSSA Spring Opener Tournament this past weekend.

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




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

Thursday, April 26……………6:00pm - Science/Experts/Art Fair in Snoqualmie

Friday, April 20………………..Pizza Day

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



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 13, 2018 - 10:41am