Principal’s News for Week of May 3rd

Our May Crowning of Mary, held this Friday at 2:15pm, is a very special tradition at SJF and marks our annual tribute to Mary, Mother of Jesus. Everyone is invited to attend! All students are asked to bring fresh flowers directly to the cafeteria on the morning of Friday, May 6th @ 8:15 a.m. All students may choose to wear clothing other than their uniforms, but are asked to “dress up” in their most formal dress in honor of this special occasion. Please follow the guidelines below regarding our “Special Dress Code” for this event.

After 25 years of dedicated service to our SJF community, Mrs. Chris Vancil, Office Administrator, will be retiring after this academic year. We wish her the best in her retirement and will look forward to keeping in touch via parish activities. Festivities are in the works for early June and we will keep you posted via Schoolspeak.

With Mrs. Vancil’s retirement, we will be welcoming Mrs. Michele Wasman as our new Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Wasman comes with years of experience in Catholic education. Her four children are graduates of St. Anthony’s School in Tigard, where she has also worked for the last 8 years as the school’s hot lunch coordinator. Additionally, she previously worked for 10 years as the office manager of an engineering company in Orlando Florida. Her robust background in database management, budgeting, volunteer scheduling and management will be a great addition to our team at SJF. I want to thank our hiring committee, Mr. Rod Ilg (our former CYO AD and parent of Drew in 6th grade), Mrs. Elizabeth Millager (SJF Parish Administrative Assistant) and faculty members Rita Schoenheit (4th grade), Lori Day (IT Manager/Computer Teacher) and Deacon Scott for assisting with the hiring process.

Next Friday the 13th is our Jogathon and Talent Show. This year we have partnered with PledgeStar to support our online pledges and each family has the opportunity to create their own pledge donation webpage. To access online pledges, please go to to create your student(s) webpage and input potential donor’s email addresses. The PledgeStar portal makes tracking pledges easier as it emails you when you receive a pledge so you can add it to your pledge packet and the donor also receives an emailed receipt of their tax-deductible contribution to our Jogathon.

Finally, I would like to wish all mom’s a Happy Mother’s Day! May you enjoy the upcoming weekend with your family!