E-News: September 26, 2019

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Happy Fall

Touching Safety

St. Joseph School will present a sexual abuse prevention program, the Touching Safety program, to our students in starting in October. The creators of the Protecting God’s Children™ program developed the Touching Safety program. This program is provided to us by the Seattle Archdiocese, and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for children and to protect all children from sexual abuse.

The scheduled lesson is being offered to all students at St. Joseph School. As a parent, you have the right to choose whether your student participates. We encourage you to read the “overview” and “lesson plan” so you’ll be aware of the nature of the Touching Safety program on the Virtus website.

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

If you determine that you DO NOT want your child to participate, please complete the “opt-out” form at the bottom of this page and return it to your child’s teacher no later than October 10th

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
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


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



Salmon Days 2019
Join St. Joseph Parish School in the Salmon Days Parade!

We are looking for all students to represent our school as we march in the Salmon Days Parade on Saturday, October 5th!

All students are encouraged to participate.
We are super excited this year as we will be participating in the parade using a trailer.
This way, students under the age of 8 years old can join us!
Participants will need to be dropped off at the staging area at 9:00am and then the parade will start at 10:00am. 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)


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

This year the Scholastic Book Fair will be introducing eWallets. eWallet is a secure way to give kids money to buy books. Parents/Guardians can set a pre-authorized amount to control spending and money is immediately available to use. Student eWallets are available for setup from the book fair homepage starting September 23, 2019. An eWallet must be created for each student; accounts cannot be shared or transferred. A preauthorization charge will appear on the credit card in the amount selected as the spending limit. Additional funds can be added to the eWallet at any time. 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

Chair Needed !

Chair - 25hrs - be the point person for volunteers, organize the truck, move the truck between campuses, & deliver donations to Value Village.

Volunteer Shifts
Volunteer Shifts- Come help collect donations for our textile Drive. Opportunities to help at both campuses are now available in OnVolunteer!

Textile Donations Needed
Textiles Donations Needed- start piling up those unused household items and clothing items. And don’t forget - this is a FUNDRAISER (and we get paid by the weight!), so bring as much as you’d like and tell your friends and family, too. Happy cleaning!


Trunk or Treat 2019

Our 3rd annual Trunk or Treat will take place on October 25th.
Look for more information and a sign-up in the upcoming weeks.

We look forward to a very fun evening together!


Box Tops is Going Digital
Box Tops is moving to an all digital/no more clipping format. You may have noticed some of your favorite box tops products have changed their Box Tops icon to the No More Clipping Scan Your receipt format. You can download the box tops app and submit a picture of your receipts to claim box tops for SJS. Every person who downloads the app and scans at least 1 receipt with at least 1 box tops reward on it by 9/30/19, enters our school in a contest to double our fall submission reward.

If you need help submitting your receipts, feel free to contact Beth at Peterson.beth10@gmail.com.

As they make the transition, there are still many products with the box tops to clip. Please continue clipping and send in any box tops you have clipped.

Thank you for helping us build our school library!
Beth Peterson


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 5th 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)!


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 Annie at snoqualmie@sjsissaquah.org.



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