E-News Oct 13, 2016


Winter Weather Readiness

As the weather outside turns toward more stormy events, keep up‐to‐date on any potential school closures. Check the www.flashalert.net  website or better yet, subscribe today and an email will be sent directly to you as soon as a message is posted.

IOWA testing – Next week

IOWA testing will take place on October 17, 18, 19 and 20 for students in grades 2-8. An information letter was sent home in last week’s Thursday folder.

Please make sure that your children are well rested, have a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast. Please be sure not to schedule any appointments during school hours that will interfere with testing. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30am in Snoqualmie and 9:00am in Issaquah. Late students will not be allowed into the classrooms once the testing has begun.  Students who are absent will have to make-up the missed test. During test week there will be no zero period band or choir.

Annual Pet Food Drive – October 3–14 – Ends tomorrow

It’s time for our First Graders to host the Seattle Humane Society Pet Food Drive again this year. It began on Monday, October 3 and will conclude tomorrow, on Friday, October 14. Donations of organically based pet foods are most appreciated. The Pet Food Bank serves the elderly and low income people that need our help to keep their pets.  Needed items include pet food, supplies, cat litter, and treats.  Bring any items you care to donate to your classroom and we will see that they are delivered

Scholastic Book Fair – Ends tomorrow

The Scholastic Book Fair is this Week, October 10-14!

Help build classroom libraries by visiting our Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair allows our teachers to select current and classic titles to expand their classroom library with student favorites, and build your own libraries at home!  Get a head start on some Christmas shopping or stock up on birthday gifts!



Parish Hall

Daily Hours, Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm

Friday we will be open late until 5:00pm (Issaquah Only)




Daily Hours M, T, TH, F: 8:10am – 8:30am, 12:00-12:50 and 2:30pm – 3:00

Wednesday, 8:10-8:30am, 1:45-2:00pm

School Directory

Please look for the 2016-2017 School Directory in today’s Thursday folder. If there are any changes to your personal information as the year progresses, please email Patty at snoqualmie@sjsissaquah.org.Directory updates will be sent out at the beginning of each trimester.

Middle School Progress Reports

Friday, October 14, 2016 marks the middle of the first trimester, and teachers have updated student grades via the PowerSchool Portal. Please log in with your son or daughter and review his/her current grades. This is an important time to look over your child's progress in each class. When you look at your student’s performance in the gradebook portal, you can view both overall grades and individual assignment grades. To view the assignments in a class, click on the letter grade displayed by the class name. Individual assignments and scores sometimes include teacher comments as well. Remember that mid-trimester grades are a snapshot of your student's performance and a forecasting tool for the remainder of the trimester. It is valuable to look for patterns in student’s performance, set goals and make adjustments. If you have questions about your child's work or classroom performance, talk with him/her about it and encourage your child to talk with the teacher.  Any technical issues logging into the site should be directed to karney@sjsissaquah.org.


SJC is hosting a Ministry Fair this Saturday, October 15, 5:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday, October 16, 7:00am-7:00pm. Stop by the BSA booth to see what Scouting is all about.

Click here to view a flier for boys in grades 6 and above. Click here to view a flier for boys in grades 1-5.  

St. Joseph School Volunteer Orientation - Last Opportunities

This meeting is for any parents or family members who wish to volunteer in the school and have not attended a St. Joseph Volunteer Orientation. The last classes will be held in both Issaquah and Snoqualmie. The Issaquah meeting will be on TuesdayOctober 25 from 8:50-9:10 in the St. Francis Room in the lower part of Saint Joseph Church. The Snoqualmie meeting is on Wednesday, November 2 from 8:15-8:35 am. Please come to one of the meetings if you have not done so and email Jackie Olund if you plan to attend either meeting at jolund@sjsissaquah.org.

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 including: classroom volunteer, coach, scout leader, field trip volunteer, etc, you must complete all aspects of the Safe Environment process set up by the archdiocese including this class. It is a onetime requirement; in subsequent years you will be required to review the volunteer policy and sign a confidentiality pledge. Please contact Roxane Barkley at office@sjsissaquah.org if you have questions on your status.

For all volunteer requirements, please refer to the volunteer requirement section, under Family and Students on the school website.

Halloween - Snoqualmie

Students will celebrate Halloween on Monday, October 31.   Students on the Snoqualmie campus will have a spirit day and can dress in black and orange. We are excited to have our annual door decoration contest, a fun JAG activity (St. Joseph Activity Groups), as well as classroom parties to celebrate the season.

Parents’ Club: Save the Date! 

       The St. Joseph’s School Parents’ Club invites you to join a social evening of wine tasting and small bites, while learning more about the Club, the Board and what every parent can do to get involved!


When: Friday, November 4, 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Fidelitas Red Mountain Tasting Room

14467 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE, Woodinville

Who: All parents of St. Joseph’s School students. This is an adults only event.


Look for more information in next week’s Thursday folder! 

   Informational Meetings and Tours are now available for the 2017/2018 School Year

St. Joseph School provides a strong academic program inspiring knowledge and faith in a supportive Catholic community. We focus on teaching the whole child and offer small class sizes. Class sizes range from an average of 16 students in elementary grades.


Come see us in action and learn more about our programs!


·        Elementary Informational Meetings and Tours are on Tuesdays October 25, November 15 and December 13 at 9:30am.

·        Preschool Informational Meetings and Tours October 21, November 18 and December 9 at 10:00am.


For more information about our school, visit our website at www.sjsisssaquah.org. To sign-up for an Informational Meeting and Tour, please call 425-313-9129 x324 or e-mail jolund@sjsissaquah.org.

Extended Day Calendar

If your child will be using extended care for the months of October or November, please click here for the October commitment calendar and here for the November commitment calendar.

Calendars can also be found 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 Rosell at snoqualmie@sjsissaquah.org

Archived Newsletters

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


2016-2017 SJS Annual Auction


Do you know of a business that would like to be an auction sponsor?  Sponsoring the auction is a great way for businesses to help underwrite the event while gaining valuable advertising opportunities.  Levels range from $200-$3,000.  Contact Megan Michalson at mmichalson@sjsissaquah.org if you have any questions or would like more information.  Thank you to the following businesses and families who have already committed to being auction sponsors: 



Washington Window and Door



Egger Orthodontics



Eastside Pediatric Dental Group



LKD Aerospace


Thank you to everyone who has already turned in their procurement forms.  If you are looking for procurement ideas, here is your answer – the  St. Joseph School Amazon.com Wish List.  All you have to do is check out the list, buy an item and have it shipped to our school!  We also have a procurement wish list and ideas on the auction website.  Generic scrip is also a great way to fulfill your auction procurement commitment.  The auction procurement deadline is November, 11. 


If you would like to help in any way with the auction, please reach out to our chairs.  Please email Stephanie at carrsteph@hotmail.com or Ann-Marie at annkarh@live.com.  For more information, please visit the auction website at www.sjsissaquah.org/auction.


Fall into Scrip is well under way – Currently, Issaquah campus has jumped ahead!

Issaquah campus has generated $11,800 Scrip purchases.  Snoqualmie campus has generated over $10,300 Scrip purchases.   Every purchase counts in the Fall into Scrip Contest.  Support your campus with your purchase of Scrip. Issaquah—vs—Snoqualmie Winning Campus collects $3,000!!!! Scrip will fund $3,000 of its rebates towards the winning campus to be used for the campus’ designated Scrip Fund. Parents & staff, do you have suggestions on where all or part of the $3,000 should be used?  Then we want to hear from you.  The Fall into Scrip contest is asking parents & staff to enter their Make-a-Wish Item(s).  E-mail us with your suggestion(s) at scrip@sjsissaquah.org. No suggestion is too big or too small.  We are all ears on your suggestions on what items your Scrip rebate money should fund. Remember, the Fall into Scrip Contest runs through December 25, 2016.  There is plenty of time to lock in the $3,000 for your campus! Click here to view this week’s flier.


Parents, we will count your PCC Scrip reloads in the Fall into Scrip Contest.  All you need to do is to forward to us your PCC Scrip reload transaction history.  To access your PCC Scrip reload transaction history go to https://secure.pccnaturalmarkets.com/community/scrip/balance/ - at the bottom of this page you have the option for a full transaction history.   The transaction history only displays the last 4 digits of your PCC Scrip card & this summary can be sent to us to count towards Fall into Scrip Contest.  


Many ways to place your order

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  


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


The next Parents’ club meeting will be on the Issaquah Campus on November 7, at 9:00am in the St. Theresa Room (parish library). All parents are encouraged to attend.


Volunteer Opportunities: 

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

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.

Upcoming Events:

Catholic Schools Week - January 29 - February 3


It is never too early to start thinking ahead.  Please check out the OnVolunteer website and sign up to help at CSW or any other event!

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. 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 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.


New Soccer Coordinator!!  Radhika Sehn is taking over a very important role in CYO Sports as our soccer Coordinator.  Radhika has a son in Kindergarten this year and will begin her role by working with coaches to return soccer bags at the close of the current fall season.  Welcome to CYO Sports Radhika and thank you supporting our program.


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 425-591-7820.


Basketball Registration is now open for boys and girls in grades 4 - 8.  You can register at:  https://www.sportspilot.com/Register/Family/Default.asp?ASOID=106206

Please contact Basketball Coordinator, Don Graves, with any questions don.graves88@yahoo.com

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, Oct.14………………..

Pizza Day

October 17-20…………………

IOWA Testing

Friday, Oct 21…………………

9:00am Mass – Issaquah – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, Oct. 21………………..

Pizza Day

Friday, Oct 21…………………

1:45pm Mass – Snoqualmie – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, Oct 28…………………

Picture retakes: Snoqualmie and Issaquah

Friday, Oct 28…………………

9:00am Mass – Issaquah – Full Dress Uniform

Friday, Oct 28…………………

Pizza Day

Friday, Oct 28…………………

1:45pm Mass – Snoqualmie – Full Dress Uniform

Monday, Oct 31……………..





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 - 8:29am