Principal’s New Week of May 17th


Last Friday’s Jogathon and Talent Show were such a testament to our community coming together. Special thanks go out to our chairs, Alisa Gaylord and Morgan Savela, and their crew of hard workers who helped this event “run” so seamlessly from start to the finish line. Thank You! Final fundraising numbers are being calculated and will be released as the pledge envelopes roll in. To help ensure accurate donations and to be eligible for the various prize levels, please return your pledge envelope by this Thursday, May 12th.

We have officially started our final service project of the year. Our 5th annual MAC ATTACK challenge is a program where kids are helping kids by collecting macaroni and cheese that is specifically used for the summer food box program sponsored by the Portland Police Sunshine Division. The drive runs from May 16th-27th and students from SJF will be competing against Valley Catholic, Cathedral, & St. Cecilia to see which school can bring in the most MAC & CHEESE. Barrels have been provided in the main lobby for students to drop of their donation. The winning school will be determined on a per capita basis and the winner will receive a traveling plaque for the year.

As we prepare to wrap up this academic year, I wanted to announce a few faculty changes that will come when we open in September. After many years of dedicated service as our “Mad Scientist” for 5th through 8th grade, Mr. Steve Olekas will be hanging up his lab coat for the last time and is retiring this summer. Additionally, our first grade assistant, Mrs. Erin Spangler, will be leaving the Pacific Northwest and moving to Southern California this summer with her family. We will miss them both and hope they will come back and visit soon! Thank you for service to our SJF community!

In closing, yesterday the 2016-17 registration packets were sent home with your oldest child. While you are relaxing this week/weekend, please take a moment to complete the paperwork and return the necessary documents by next Wednesday, May 25th. Thanks for your timely response.