E-News: October 3, 2019

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On the 1st Thursday of every month we will be announcing our SOAR Winners for demonstrating the characteristics of students who are Safe, Optimistic, Accepting and Responsible.
The following students received a free dress pass in our monthly SOAR ticket drawing.

A Spiritually Active Catholic - Kyleigh Gustafson
Socially Responsible Citizen - Sylvie Macartney
Life Long Learner - Leah Macartney
A Person of Character - Julia Tamola

Salmon Days
October 5th & 6th
Calling All Students!

There is still time to participate in the Salmon Day parade.
Come out and show your SJS pride !

If your student would like to participate,
please email Megan Michalson at development@sjsissaquah.org.

This is also a great way for students in grades 6th through 8th to earn community service hours. (the approximate distance of the parade is about 1.5 miles)

If you have any questions or would like more
information before signing up, please let us know!

We are also looking for parent volunteers to help us at our Salmon Days booth in the Field of Fun! If you are interested in helping us share the wonderful things happening here at St. Joe’s with the Salmon Days visitors, please email Shauna Richards at scogan@sjsissaquah.org.

Incentives include: free dress pass, your picture on Facebook and/or in the yearbook, treats, community service hours, and FUN WITH FRIENDS!!


As a reminder, St. Joseph School attends Mass twice a month. In October, students will attend Mass on October 4th and October 25th. Please remember to have students in full dress uniform on Mass days.

Additionally, as Mr. Wenzel noted in his "In The Loop" email, on the first Sunday of each month the school will have a larger hand in the 10 AM Mass at St. Joseph Parish. If you attend at this time, we ask that students wear their school uniforms to demonstrate pride in our parish school and to find Mr. Wenzel after Mass to receive a SOAR ticket. See you this Sunday!

Pet Food Drive & Blessing

Did you know that St. Francis' Feast Day is tomorrow? In his honor, we are currently holding a pet food drive through October 10. Please bring non-perishable pet food to either the Issaquah or Snoqualmie offices!
Additionally, Father Todd will be holding a pet blessing specifically for school families TODAY from 2:45-3:15PM in Fr. McGirl Hall.

Touching Safety

Opt Out talking About Touching forms are due to your child's teacher no later then October 10th.

If you have questions about the program or the lesson, please contact Wayne Wenzel at wwenzel@sjsissaquah.org

Opt Out Talking About Touching Doc - Fall 2019 Snoqualmie.doc

For more information on the Touching Safety program, visit the VIRTUS Online™ website at http://www.virtus.org

Parent / Teacher Conferences
Please remember to sign-up

Conferences take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 and Friday, November 8, 2019. This year sign-ups are online. Please click the link below to sign-up for a conference time with your child’s teacher. When opening the link, please select the box at the top of the page that says “Open” and then select “Google Sheets.” To navigate the Thursday and Friday schedule for each teacher, click the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet. Please be careful not to overwrite another parent. Sign-up will close one week prior to conferences. If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

4th Grade Conference Sign-Up
5th Grade Conference Sign-Up
Middle School Conference Sign-Up

Annual Fall Book Fair
October 7th - October 10th

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go" Dr. Seuss

The Scholastic Book Fair is fast approaching. Please help us make this event a successful and fun one for our kids. Just look for 'Book Fair' in Activities in OnVolunteer for open shifts.
Thanks to all those that help with this event.

Snoqualmie- Volunteer shifts have been entered!
We need help setting up Friday morning
October 4th, from 9:30am - 11:30am.
Issaquah - There are also a couple more open shifts at the Issaquah campus.

For more information, visit our school’s scholastic homepage.

Issaquah: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/sjs2016issaquah
Snoqualmie: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stjosephschoolsnoqualmie

Fall Textile Drive - Collection Day on Oct 18th & 19th

Come help collect donations for our textile Drive. Volunteers are still needed in Snoqualmie Friday Morning & in Issaquah Saturday Midday.

Check OnVolunteer for available shifts.

Trunk or Treat is back!!! October 25th, 2019

This fun, family event will take place on the Issaquah campus, Friday, October 25, from 6:00-7:00pm.
Clink on this link for decorating ideas:

To sign up to participate in Trunk or Treat please visit here
We look forward to a very fun evening together!

Auction Procurement Palooza!

It is time to get your auction items procured and donated!

The early deadline for free dress is Friday, October 18th.

Families that have turned in their procurement form by Wednesday, October 18th will receive a free dress pass!

Please click here to see the procurement and sponsorship forms and letters.

Looking for ideas for auction items? Questions? We’re here to help!
Please contact our Auction Co-Chairs:
Kim Griffin at kimberlyfgriffin@gmail.com
Tanya Lauckner at tanya.nickinovich@gmail.com

Snoqualmie Friday Pizza Helper

We are looking to add 2 more volunteers to be available to help on the occasional pizza Friday at Snoqualmie Campus. The Volunteer will arrive to campus at 11:00am, meet Frankie's Pizza at 11:15am and take pizza to the gym (there is a table for distribution), and hand out a slice (or two) to the students.

Make sure to check OnVolunteer for available volunteer opportunities, including the Textile Drive and Scholastic Book Fair (mentioned above)!

CYO Sports Update
Registration for 4-8th Grade Boys and Girls

Basketball is OPEN!!!

4th – 8th Grade Boys and Girls - $80
Practices start in November; Games run from November 16th – January 26th.
Contact Bryan Morris at 425-221-1979 or morribw@gmail.com with any questions.

Register at:

Parents' Club

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 for PreK through 8th grade students on Friday, October 4th to either office. You can find the form on our website.

Volunteer Opportunities
Make sure to check OnVolunteer for available volunteer opportunities, including the Textile Drive and Scholastic Book Fair (mentioned above)!

Have you heard about the Gaga Ball Pit?

Over the summer, one of our 2019 8th Grade graduates built a Gaga Ball Pit on our Snoqualmie Campus for his Eagle Scout Project. Our students have been loving it! Read more about the project and take a look at the before/after on our new Latest News page: https://sjsissaquah.org/latest-news/gaga-ball-pit

St. Joseph Parish

First Friday & Saturday - Masses & Adoration
Tomorrow is the first Friday of the month! Our parish will be having a special Spanish Mass at 7 PM, followed by all-night adoration. We will end adoration with Latin Mass tomorrow morning at 9 AM. Please consider spending some time with Jesus before this busy month kicks off. For more information, please visit www.sjcissaquah.org.

SJC Family Ministry
MakeWe have a wonderful Family Ministry team at the parish who sends an email to church families 1-2 times each month. This email includes a list of resources for prayer and activities, as well as event information and service opportunities. If you'd like to receive this newsletter going forward, please sign up here: http://eepurl.com/gf6NRP

Newsletter Blurbs & 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 Annie at snoqualmie@sjsissaquah.org.

Katie Kolbrick