E-News May 25, 2017


Important End of the Year Dates

Please look in today's Thursday Envelope for a flier highlighting important end of the year dates. Clickhere to view the flier.

May Reading Connection Newsletter!

For parents of kindergarten through fifth grade students, please find the Reading Connections newsletter in today's Thursday folders.  These "Tips for Reading Success" contain valuable information, fun games, insightful writing and reading activities, and great book picks for independent reading during the summer months ahead.  Our Beginning Edition is tailored to kindergarten through second grade students.  The Intermediate Edition is great for readers in third through fifth grades.  This will be the last newsletter of the school year.  Have a wonderful summer!

Principal for the Day

On Tuesday, May 23, the “reigns” of power at St. Joseph School were handed over to Mr. Owen F., Principal for the Day at the Snoqualmie campus. He visited classrooms with his official badge and whistle highlighting his important role for the day. He discharged his duties exceptionally, by starting the day with doughnuts for his class, calling an extra recess and cancelling science and homework. He invited Jackson R. along with Ms. Johnston to accompany him to lunch at Tutta Bella. Owen called for a free dress day for the Snoqualmie campus which will be held on June 2.  Well done, Owen!

Please Return Library Books By June 2

All library books need to be returned by June 2.  Fee notices will go out once the “books” have been reconciled.  Thank you for checking around the house this weekend to find any that may have been missed.

Girl Scout Food Drive

Seventh grade Girl Scout troop 41243 will be hosting a food drive for the Fall City Community Food Panty helping to feed children through the summer that normally would get meal assistance through their schools. They will be selling filled bags for $10 each at the Farmhouse Market. They also are looking for donations of cereal, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, pasta, mac and cheese, soup and fruit. The food drive will take place Saturday, June 3, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Farmhouse Market, 33521 Redmond-Fall City Rd SE, Fall City.

Michel Frerker

Kindergarten teacher Michel Frerker will be leaving us after 10 years at St. Joseph School.  She has inspired our youngest of students with her creative and fun projects and ideas.  We are grateful for her years of service at St. Joseph School and wish her the very best as she pursues other opportunities in future years.  Thank you Michel!

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Annual Fund Is Due May 31!

Many thanks to all of you who have pledged and donated! Your contributions are greatly appreciated! If you have not donated, please do so by May 31, 2017.  Please remember that every dollar counts.

Also, if your company provides a matching gift program, your contributions to the annual fund can be matched. Please contact your employer for more information. Matching gift programs play a major role in making your contribution go even further.

If you have any questions, please contact either Megan Michalson at mmichalson@sjsissaquah.org

Survey Monkey

St. Joseph School strives to be the best school we can be. We continually evaluate our programs to make sure we are offering an excellent education and a supportive community to you and your student. To help us with this, you received a link to a survey yesterday.  Please take a moment and click here to provide your feedback in the areas of the SJS Auction and Parents’ Club. The survey will close on Wednesday, May 31!   Thank you! 

Walk-A-Thon News

A HUGE thank you to our Walk-A-Thon co-chairs, Pam Jones and Deana Rudolph, along with all the parent volunteers for making this year’s Walk-A-Thons successful.  Thank you to everyone who has returned your Walk-A-Thon donations.  If you have not turned your donations in yet, please do so ASAP.  Thank you for your generous support of the Walk-A-Thon!  If you have any questions or need any other information, please contact Megan Michalson at mmichalson@sjsissaquah.org.

SJS Summer Reading for Middle School is Back for Summer 2017!

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.  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  

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. 


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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.


It is hard to believe that 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 their perfect SJS gift card to receive!  Check out our Scrip flier in the next few weeks for our low denomination Grab-n-Go order form and our Scrip's Gift Certification order form then take this task off your end of the year to-do-list!

        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 at thekenns@yahoo.com.

Next Parents’ Club Meeting

The next Parents’ Club meeting will be on the Issaquah Campus on June 5, at 9:00am in the St. Theresa Room (parish library). All parents are encouraged to attend. For questions or comments, we are here for you at parentsclub@sjsissaquah.org.


        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


Volunteer Opportunities: 

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

SJS Snoqualmie campus Afterschool Work Party

St. Joseph School Snoqualmie campus: LANDSCAPE DAY! Immediately following the end of school on Wednesday, June 7, until 5:00pm adults and students will join together to root out weeds, beautify bushes and favor the flowers with TLC as we welcome spring at our afterschool work party. Please bring your gloves and any tools for your weeding and landscape beautifying pleasure. We’ll provide the beverages and munchies. See you there! For questions, contact Brian Bashinski at 425-392-5516 x231.

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 to sign up. 

Pizza Fridays

Are you looking for some fun volunteer hours? Help is still needed to distribute lunchtime pizza at the Snoqualmie campus on Pizza Fridays.  Please contact Michelle Macartney sarrufm@hotmail.com if you are interested.   

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, May 26………………..

9:00am Mass – Issaquah – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, May 26………………..

1:45pm Mass – Snoqualmie – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, May 26………………..

Pizza Day

Monday, May 29……………..

No School – Memorial Day

Friday, June 2………………….

Pizza Day

Wednesday, June 7…………

Free Dress Day

Friday, June 9…………………

Pizza Day

Wednesday, June 14……….

12:30 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 – 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 - 9:08am