SJF 12-11-17 SAM


Everything You Wanted To Know

Week of December 11, 2017


A Note From Our Principal:

Christmas greetings! As we enter the second week of Advent, the air around our school is sure filled with holiday spirit. This upcoming Wednesday marks the end of our St. Vincent de Paul food drive. Your food donations are so greatly appreciated as our organization feeds a couple hundred families in our local Southwest Portland community. The 7 th and 8 th grade students will be helping our St. Vincent de Paul group put together the food boxes Thursday and Fridayfor delivery on Saturday. If you are interested in helping pack boxes, feel free to join us this Friday night at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Father Richard will bless the food on Saturday morning at 9:45am and delivery will begin shortly after the blessing. Thanks again for your generous donations in service to our greater Southwest Portland community.


This Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30pm is our K-4 Christmas program in our church. Students are asked to arrive at 6pm and report to the cafeteria. Dress for this fun event is Christmas/Sunday best clothing. See you there!


In closing, on behalf of all at SJF, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the best for 2018!


Calendar Reminders:

Tuesday 12/12: 10:30 am 8th Gr Reconciliation; 6:30 pm CYO Basketball Coaches’ Meeting in cafe

Wednesday 12/13: New Morning & Afternoon Car Line Patterns Begin; 8:30 am School Mass (8th Gr); 6:30 pm K-4 Christmas Program

Thursday 12/14: NO HOT LUNCH-Food Box Packaging for SVDP

Friday 12/15: 🎄Last School Day Before Christmas Break – Holiday Themed Free Dress; NO HOT LUNCH; 9:15-12:15 8th Gr & Leadership Elective to Medical Teams Intl.; 2:00 pmClassroom Christmas Parties


Monday 1/1: New Year’s Day – No School

Tuesday 01/02: Welcome Back! Open Registration Begins for 2018/2019 School Year

Wednesday 01/38:30 am School Mass (7th Gr)

Thursday 01/45:30 pm PTC Executive Meeting; 7:00 pm Spaghetti Dinner Team Meeting

Friday 01/510:30 am Jump Rope for Heart Assembly


Playground Duty Schedule Reminder:

Tuesday 12/12: Kroenke

Wednesday 12/13: DeNyse

Thursday 12/14: Bonello

Friday 12/15: McClaskey


Tuesday 01/2: Ramsperger/Burke

Wednesday 01/3: Caldwell

Thursday 01/4: Day

Friday 01/5: Barton


Playground Parents, please arrive at school by 11:20 am to sign in at the school office and pick up your clipboard. You can check the playground duty schedule at any time on SchoolSpeak by clicking on the “Playground Calendar” tab. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe on the playground!


Building our Foundation on Holy Ground

As we prepare for the birth of Jesus, join us as we have our traditional Living Nativity for Advent 2017 including Mary, Joseph, Shepherds and Angels. This year’s event is thisSaturday, 12/16, immediately after the 4:30 pm Vigil Mass. The event is free.


SJF News Video

Here is the first newscast from our second semester tech team. Enjoy! SJF News Update 12-11-17

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St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Drive

We welcome your help with the food drive this week on the following days: December 14 from 10 am- noon we will move and sort food that was donated by local Boy Scouts from our food pantry to the cafeteria. The 8th and 7th grades do much of this, but having a few adults around helps it run even more smoothly. December 15 at about 10 am produce will be delivered and bagged in the cafeteria. At 6:30 pm that same evening we fill food boxes. On Saturday, December 16 the boxes are delivered after a blessing of the food at 9:45 am.

Please remember that there is no hot lunch this Thursday and Friday (12/14 & 12/15) while we pack up all this food and prepare the boxes!

Thank you,

Tricia Fryer

SJF Youth Group Christmas Project

We are gathering items to include as Christmas gifts for the ladies who live at Jean’s Place – a home for women who have come from unsafe homes and have been affected by domestic violence. We are seeking donations of new hair brushes and hair ties or hair accessories, travel size hygiene items, standard band aids, pretty bookmarks, scarves and warm scarves. We will use the scarves as wrapping for the boxes and are also collecting tea, cocoa and other hot drinks for a warm beverage bag. There is a bin in the back of church for these items and a bin will be available in the school later in the week. We will collect through 12/15. Thank you!!

Questions? Please contact Mary Jane Weber at Cell: 503-313-2832 or Office: 503-244-4945 ext 14 or Jill Habrich at 503-799-7969

January 2018 Extended Care Signups

Please submit your January extended care dates this week. There is a signup form attached to this SAM and on SchoolSpeak.

Father Richard Moving Sale

Father Richard is hosting a moving sale this weekend, Dec. 15-17 (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) from 9-4. This sale will take place in the rectory.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner

The SJF Spaghetti Dinner, on Sunday March 10, is a great way to get your volunteer hours in and help the school with its biggest WHOLE FAMILY and Parish connection event! We need a village to make it happen this year, and will be having our Kick-Off meeting for those already on Committees as well as anyone interested in helping either on a Committee or in some capacity on Thursday, January 4 at 7:00 pm in the school Library. One new add this year is a Wine Garden, and we need a Wine Garden Coordinator to make it work. Details and signups on School Speak! If you have questions or need additional information about how you can help the event, contact this year’s Spaghetti Dinner chairs, Alex and Andrea Jones, . The Jones appreciate all the help they can get…. Thank you!

PTC General Meeting – Save the Date!

Don’t miss the PTC General Meeting on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be parenting coach, Kim DeMarchi.

CYO/Camp Howard

Sister Krista von Borstel, the Executive Director of CYO Sports & Camp Howard, sends Christmas blessings and CYO news for 2018 in her year-end newsletter.

Easel Party Update

Easel Parties are still available! Please check out the auction website for what is still open and find out details on parties that you already signed up for.


Auction Committee

After School Chess Club

Chess Wizards is coming to SJF beginning the second week of January 2018. They will be meeting from 3-4 pm for ten weeks this winter. Details and signup information is attached or reach out to Susan Robinson at .