SJF 04-03-18 SAM

Everything You Wanted To Know
Week of April 2, 2018

A Note From Our Principal:
We have good news! The asbestos abatement was successfully completed and we have been given the go-ahead from the City of Portland to begin building our long-awaited Corrado Family Center!

Demolition will begin soon and construction should take approximately a year to complete, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

We are blessed to have so many of our parish and school families supporting this project; thank you all very much for your generosity.

For those who made a multi-year pledge, it is very important that you stay current on your pledge payments. It has always been our goal to be able to finish this project debt-free so we need your help to successfully reach that goal.

If you are new to the parish or school and would like more information on this much-needed project, please contact Kelly Corrigan, Development Director, 503-708-0070,

We are so excited to finally begin work on our new Parish Hall, Parish Offices, Rectory remodel and School Cafeteria. Stay tuned for construction progress updates!

Wednesday 4/4: 8:30 am School Mass (2nd), 3:05 pm Middle School Study Hall, 3:15 pm Girl Scouts
Thursday 4/5: PTC Executive Meeting at 5:30 pm
Friday 4/6: Spaghetti Dinner Free Dress for All! 6:00-10:00 pm Spring Parents’ Night Out, 6:30-9:30 pm 5th -8th Gr Parents Wine & Cheese Night

Monday 4/9: 3:15 MS Community Service Project Speaker-Linda Shoman-Restorative Justice (no Middle School study hall)
Tuesday 4/10: SJF Night at Hillsdale Pizzicato, 5:30 pm SAC Meeting
Wednesday 4/11: 3:05 pm Middle School Study Hall
Thursday 4/12: Happy Birthday to Ms. Schoenheit!
Friday 4/13: 2:15 pm Jogathon Kick-off Assembly

Tuesday 4/3: Rush
Wednesday 4/4: Thoenig
Thursday 04/5: Baynes
Friday 4/6: Floberg

Monday 4/9: Weston
Tuesday 4/10: Motsko
Wednesday 4/11: Sallee
Thursday 4/12: Sallee
Friday 4/13: Vuylsteke

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!

Happy Easter! Check out the beautiful front bulletin board, designed by our 3rd grade, to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

Sign up your children for the spring Parents’ Night Out, happening on Friday, April 6 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. (same evening as the 5th – 8th grade parents Wine and Cheese Social.) To register, you can email Susan Robinson at or complete the attached form.

SJF JOGATHON 2018 – MAY 11, 2018
Mark your calendars for Friday, May 11 for our #2018SJFJogathon, followed by St. John Fisher’s annual Student Talent Show in the afternoon. Read all about this year’s LEGO inspired theme as we continue to build our foundation on holy ground. Lots of details and information on how you can play a part are included on the attached flier. Don’t forget–the Jogathon Kickoff Assembly happens next Friday, April 13 at 2:15 pm. See you there!

As you make your summer vacation plans, don’t forget SJF’s own summer camp program. It begins the week of June 18 and runs through the week of Aug. 27. Sign-up information, pricing details, and a description of each week’s activities are attached to this SAM, and on SchoolSpeak under the “Summer Activity Information 2018” tab. Still have questions? Contact program director Susan Robinson at

The 83rd Annual Archbishop’s Seminary Tea will be held this year on Wednesday, April 25, from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Portland Golf Club (5900 W. Scholls Ferry Blvd.) Admission is $38. Tickets can be purchased at the Tea or online at This event is a benefit for seminarians who are preparing to serve in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Please join us, all are welcome.

Registration for Confirmation classes for the coming year is underway. Please contact Mary Jane Weber at for an information packet and registration form. Classes open to current 9th through 12th grade students.