SJF 01-02-18 SAM

Everything You Wanted To Know
Week of January 1, 2018

A Note From Our Principal:

Happy New Year! I hope this finds you all well rested and excited to be back to school!
As we kick off the new year, I wanted to point out a few important events that are
coming up:
● Registration for 2018-19: No registration form is required for current students.
Later this week you will receive an email from SchoolSpeak asking if your current
student(s) will be returning. Please respond to the email by Friday, January 26th.
If you have a student new to school next year, please complete a registration
form and return it to Mrs. Wasman by Friday, January 26th. Registration forms
can be found on our website under “Admissions.”
● Wed, 1/24: Our PTC General Meeting is open to all families and will feature our
guest speaker, parenting coach Kim DeMarchi. You can find more information
regarding her approach to empowered parenting on her website
● Sat, 1/27: Men’s Club hosts our annual BINGO night starting at 5:30pm
● Sun, 1/28: Kindergarten Round Up for incoming kindergarteners at 10am
● Mon, 1/29: K-8 Open House at 6:30pm
● Wed, 1/31: Grandparents and Special Friends Day from 10am till 12:30pm.
Mass will begin at 10am followed by lunch, book fair, art displays and tours of the

Calendar Reminders:
Tuesday 01/02: ​Welcome Back! Open Registration Begins for 2018/2019 School Year
Wednesday 01/3:​ 8:30 am School Mass (7th Gr)
Thursday 01/4:​ 5:30 pm PTC Executive Meeting; 7:00 pm Spaghetti Dinner Team
Friday 01/5:​ 10:30 am Jump Rope for Heart Assembly
Tuesday 01/9: ​ 5:30 pm SAC Meeting
Wednesday 1/10:​ 8:30 am School Mass (6th Gr); 3:00 pm Girl Scout Meeting; 3:15 pm
MS Service Project Speaker-Matt Cato from Archdiocese Office for Life, Peace &
Playground Duty Schedule Reminder:
Tuesday 01/2:
Wednesday 01/3: Caldwell
Thursday 01/4: Day
Friday 01/5: Barton
Monday 01/8: Ferguson
Tuesday 1/9: Proctor
Wednesday 1/10: Cadonau
Thursday 1/11: Eilers (Shelley)
Friday 1/12: Pierznik
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
In following our Schoolwide Learning Expectation of being an active Christian, our
annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association kicks off this Friday, Jan. 5 with a
demo from the St. Anthony School Jump Rope Team at 10:30 am. Packets with
information on the fundraiser will be coming home soon in students’ book bags.
Contact Kelly Gray for additional information at
SJF News Video
Happy New Year from the middle school tech elective. This is the first news video of
2018: SJF News 01-02-2018
January 2018 Extended Care Signups
Please submit your January extended care dates as soon as possible. There is a
signup form attached to this SAM and on SchoolSpeak.
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.
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 this 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, at The Jones appreciate all the help they can get….
Thank you!
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
MUSE Band Workshops Jan. 20 & 21
M.U.S.E. Band Workshops, led by director Bryant Allard are coming to Portland. We
will have workshops on both the east and west sides of town. If you can’t make it to the
location on your side of town, you are welcome to come to the other location. Both
workshops will cover the same material. These workshops also serve as make-up days
for any classes missed.
East Side:
● Saturday, January 20
● Location: St. Rose School 5309 NE Alameda Portland
● Beginning Band Students 10:00-11:00 am
● Intermediate/Advanced Students 11:15-12:15
West Side:
● Sunday, January 21
● Location Holy Trinity School 13755 SW Walker Rd Beaverton
● Beginning Band Students 3:00-4:00 pm
● Intermediate/Advanced Students 4:15-5:15 pm
We hope you can attend. Please check our website for upcoming events including our
Winter and Spring concerts, our annual Solo & Ensemble Festival, and our participation
in the 2018 St. John’s Parade in May.
AOK Club News
Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
AOK club will resume the third week of January (on the 18th). Same kids, place, and
time. If your schedule has changed and your children will not be attending please let me
know. We must have 5 adults total for the number of kids we have, so please sign up on
the Google doc volunteer sheet (I will be the 5th adult each day)! Link below, please let
me know if it doesn’t work!
Denise Keppinger’s schedule will not allow her to continue with AOK the rest of this
year. Her assistance in brainstorming, planning, supply gathering, and leading will be
sorely missed!
Please mark your calendars – we will NOT BE MEETING January 25th and February
Looking forward to lots of fun projects for Meals on Wheels, Neighborhood House, West
Hills Rehab, and more!
Happy New Year!
Michelle Benjamin
AOK Club Parent Volunteer Sheet
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