E-News Sept 21, 2017

Issaquah and Snoqualmie E-News

September 21, 2017




 Back to School Night – Snoqualmie Campus tonight!

Please plan to attend St. Joseph Back to School night. The Snoqualmie Campus night is this evening, Thursday, September 21, at 7:00pm.

These special parent nights will give you an opportunity to meet the staff and teachers. This is a parent only event. 

Conference Sign-Ups will be available. Conferences are scheduled for November 8 and 9.

There will be a New Parent Volunteer Training at 6:15pm tonight in Snoqualmie. This is a one-time mandatory training if you would like to volunteer. 


Middle School Conferences Online Sign-up

Conferences take place in Snoqualmie on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 and Thursday, November 9, 2017. This year conferences for middle school families will be held in the gym--arena style. This is a change from previous years. To sign-up click the link to the google doc below. Please sign up for a 30 minute window of time. Four families may sign-up for each 30 minute window. During that window of time, you will have the opportunity to meet with each of your student's teachers for approximately 5 minutes. All five middle school teachers will be available to meet during this time. Parents will rotate from teacher to teacher. Please arrive at the beginning of your scheduled time. This style of conferencing will allow parents to talk with each subject area teacher individually.


Link to Wednesday Conference Sign-up. Wednesday conferences run from 12:30-6:15 pm.

Link to Thursday Conference Sign-up. Thursday conferences run from 9:00-3:30 pm.


If you have trouble viewing or navigating the google doc please email your son/daughter’s homeroom teacher directly. We will also have two computers available for you to use to sign-up at Back-to-School Night.  


Middle School Grade Book Portal

Middle School parents can view their student’s grades via the online portal. If you created an account last year, your user name and information is the same. For new middle school families, information about accessing student grades and directions for logging into PowerSchool will be distributed tonight, during Back to School Night, in student’s homerooms. The portal is open. Click this link, PowerSchool Portal, to access the login page.


Box Tops

Save those BOX TOPS!  Box tops are the Pink squares you will find on purchases from the store from cereal to zip lock bags. We are collecting them for the library.  Our goal for this school year is adding new books to our nonfiction collection, especially in the high-interest areas of animals and space.  All you have to do is put them in an envelope or baggie and send them in with your Green Folder or just have your student drop them by the office.  If you have any questions, you can email Jen at jbaklenko@gmail.com.  Thank you!


Textile Drive

The Parents’ Club will be collecting items for our big fall “Fundrive” with Value Village Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 2017!


Please bring your household items that will include: kitchen items, electrical items, knick-knacks, sporting goods, clothing, shoes, bedding/towels.

Accessories: hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, bags, belts, jewelry.

No large household items will be accepted.


This event will be available to parents at drop off:

Bring bags of items during the Snoqualmie Campus morning drop off on October 13 from 8:00am until 8:45am,

and at the Issaquah Campus drop off from 8:15am until 9:15am.

We will be collecting items at SJC, Issaquah, on Saturday October 14, 2017 from 9:00am until 12:00pm.


Please contact Catherine Sabol with questions at 425-444-2020 or catherines@iwindesigns.com.


ECSB Basketball Tryouts for grades 6-8!

All girls and boys basketball teams will be playing in the Mercer Island PEAK League. All games will be played on Mercer Island. Practice will be 2x a week in the EC Gym in the evenings.  Weekend tournaments will be added for our more competitive teams.

The hope is that teams form from both Boys and Girls grades 6-8.  

Tryouts are Sunday, September 24 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Eastside Catholic Gym located in the Athletic Pavilion.

Training will be made available for those interested on Sunday's for the month of October.  Practices will begin in November once Junior football and other fall activities commence.

Click on the orange link to register located on the right hand side of the ECSB home page.  Help us spread the word for tryouts.  If you know someone in this age group they are welcome to tryout!

Questions?  Contact eastsidecatholicbasketball@gmail.com.




Extended Day Registration

If your child will be using Extended Care anytime during the school year please fill out a registration form. Please return your form to either school office. Click here for information on Extended Day and a fee schedule. Click here for the Extended Day Registration form. 


Extended Day Calendar

If your child will be using extended care for the month of September, please click here. For an October calendar, click here. 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 2017/2018 school year.

For ordering instructions click here.

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



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Newsletter Blurbs and Flyers

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 left hand corner of the E-News page.


“Procure Procure Procure”

Thank you to all who have procured items for our auction already, but don’t stop now, we still need your help!

Pound the Pavement

Please consider grabbing some extra forms from the offices or printing them off of yesterday’s email attachment and pounding the pavement during this beautiful fall weather!

Let our local merchants help you fulfill your procurement obligation.

Check out Amazon Wish List

Let Amazon do the work for you…check out our wishlist on the below link and let Amazon handle shipping your items directly to the school!




Thank you for your support of SJS!

Joanne Barber (Director of Development)           




Let your everyday shopping support SJS students & provide 30% back to you as a tuition credit for 2017 - 2018 school year!


SJS Scrip Program is a fundraising program for the school that allows parents to purchase Cash Cards for your everyday shopping needs.  The cash cards you purchase through our program generate rebates from the participating retailers.  A portion of these rebates can be used as a credit towards your 2017-2018 Tuition Account (30% of the family’s rebate with 70% going to the school), or 100% as a gift to the school.  Family rebates generated from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 qualify.  For example, a family that generates a total $1000 in rebates for the year will earn $300 in tuition credit for next school year. Please submit your family’s Scrip Tuition Agreement & let your everyday shopping support your family’s 2017-2018 tuition or 100% back to the school.  Tuition credits for 2016-2017 school year will be distributed in October 2018.  This year Scrip tuition credit will distribute over $1700 to 7 families in October 2017 as they participated in Scrip Tuition Credit program for 2015 – 2016.  You can make your money work for the school & a tuition credit for next year.


         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.


Green Envelopes

A green Cash Cards envelope will be in your child's Thursday folder soon.


Have questions, contact us at scrip@sjsissaquah.org. Scrip Volunteer Opportunities, Scrip Tuition Agreement, Q&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




Parents' Club Event Check Form

If you were unable to attend Taking Care of Business Day please be sure to fill out the Parents' Club Event Check Form. Fees included on this form are: Class Auction Project , Lazarus House, Emergency Supply, Field Day, and optional Yearbook order. The form is due Thursday, October 5 to either office. Event Check Form 



Join us in the Salmon Days Parade!

We are looking for students to represent our school as we march in the Salmon Days Parade on Saturday, October 7.  This is a great way to show your SJS pride!  All students over the age of 8 can participate.  Participants will need to be dropped off at the staging area at 9:00 am and then the parade will start at 10:00.  If your student would like to participate, please email Shauna Cogan at scogan@sjsissaquah.org. This is a great way for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 to earn volunteer hours!  The approximate distance of the parade route is about 1.5 miles.  If you have any questions or would like more information before signing up, contact Shauna.


New Cubmaster needed for Pack 200

We are looking for an adult leader to become the Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 200 at St. Joseph.  Scouting experience is not required, just a desire to serve our youth and to help develop their character and skills that will last a lifetime.  Please contact Tim Dunn, timdunn51@gmail.com, or Greg Mahoney, borderman6@outlook.com.  The program begins in September.


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 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.



●  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)


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




CROSS COUNTRY - Registration is still open for K-3 and 4-8 Grade teams: 


Contact Pat Murphy with questions: pxmurphy@hotmail.com 425-591-7820

Coaches needed for both K-3 and 4-8th grade cross country teams.  Please contact Pat Murphy for further details, pxmurphy@hotmail.com or 425-591-7820

Great way to earn volunteer hours and get some exercise!!


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


Office Administrator

St. Joseph Parish is seeking a warm and friendly professional for the crucial full-time position of Office Administrator.  The person in this role is the face of our parish office, greeting all visitors, and answering general phone and email inquiries.   In addition, this role manages and creates our weekly parish bulletin, our primary communication channel to parishioners.  Other responsibilities will include maintaining sacramental records and parish registrations, scheduling mass intentions, and ordering and purchasing office supplies.  Hours are 9am-5pm, but could be adjusted as agreed-upon.  Salary is commensurate with job experience and qualifications, and benefits are in accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines.  Contact Rosanna Bashinski for more information, or to apply.


First Reconciliation/Communion 2017-18

Registration for children who are due to receive their First Reconciliation/Communion this coming school year will begin soon.  These forms are mailed directly to children’s parents at home.


Children should be in at least Grade 2 and be in the second year of religious education in our Faith Formation Program or the parish school or be enrolled in an Archdiocese of Seattle approved faith formation program taught by their parents at home.  


Registration forms will be mailed to families of second graders in mid-September and are due by October 6, 2017.  If your child is beyond Grade 2 and still needs to receive their sacraments please contact Amy Field at afield@sjcissaquah.org or call 425-392-5516.




Thursday, Sept. 21...............

6:15pm New Parent Volunteer Orientation - Snoqualmie

Thursday, Sept. 21...............

7:00pm Back to School Night - Snoqualmie

Friday, Sept. 22………………

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

Friday, Sept. 22………………

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

Friday, Sept. 22………………

Pizza Day

Sept 25-Oct 13

Snoqualmie MAP test window

Friday, Sept. 29………………

Pizza Day

October 2-October 13

Issaquah MAP test window

Friday, Oct. 6……….……….

No School - Archdiocesan Professional Development Day




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

March 6, 2018 - 1:56pm