SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MEMO
Everything You Wanted To Know
Week of September 24, 2018
A Note from our Principal:
Everything is Awesome ! Next Friday Oct. 5th is our Jogathon. This year we have once again 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 https://Pledgestar.com/sjf/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 and the donor also receives an emailed receipt of their tax-deductible contribution to our Jogathon.
Additionally, since we travel to Jesuit for the Jogathon, each student must have a permission slip. Please turn the permission slips into your child’s’ homeroom teacher ASAP. Thanks!
For housekeeping this week, I wanted to review our volunteer policy. We welcome your help in the St. John Fisher School community. In order to volunteer, new families need to complete the following requirements: complete a Background Check through Praesidium, view the Called to Protect video and sign the Standards of Conduct for Ministry with Children form. Background checks are ordered through the school office. Please let Mrs. Wasman know if you would like a background check ordered (email@example.com .) Returning families need to watch 2 online training modules “Preventing Sexual Harassment” and “Duty to Report” by December 1. This can be accomplished in the comfort of your own home! Information about this year’s training update is attached to this SAM.
The Called to Protect video will be shown at St. John Fisher in the school cafeteria, today Tuesday, September 25th at 8:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 6:00 pm. Advance registration is not required at our school, but be sure to sign in so that your attendance is recorded. If you are unable to view Called to Protect video at SJF, you can refer to the Archdiocese Child Protection website for a list of local parishes/schools facilitating the video throughout the school year: http://www.archdpdx.org/child-protection-victim-assistance and the “Called to Protect Program Schedule” tab.
Finally, when you arrive on campus to volunteer, please sign in at the front office and Mrs. Wasman will give you a volunteer badge. When you leave campus, please remember to sign out and return to volunteer badge. Thanks for providing your time to help our school!
Tuesday 9/25: Called to Protect training at SJF at 8:30 am, 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9/26: 8:30 am School Mass (6th gr)
Thursday 9/27: No Hot Lunch , 10:15 am Tree Speaker-2nd Gr, Mrs. Delores Beckers funeral at 11:00am, 1:20 pm 4th Gr Beginning Band, 2:15 pm Intermediate Band, 2:15 pm Chess Wizards
Saturday 9/29: Parish listening session for Parish Life and Service at 5:30pm
Sunday 9/30: Parish listening session for Parish Life and Service at 10am, noon and 6:30pm
Monday 10/1: Happy Birthday Ms. Racklin! 3:15 pm Gr 3-5 Printing Club
Tuesday 10/2: 3:05 pm MS Education Hour w/ Chie Togo of Blanchet House, 3:15 pm Middle School Maker Space
Wednesday 10/3: 8:30 am School Mass (5th Gr), 3:00 pm Spanish Club
Thursday 10/4: 9:30-1:00 5th Gr to Hoyt Arboretum, 1:20 pm 4th Gr Beginning Band, 2:15 pm Girl Scouts at St. Luke’s, 2:15 pm Intermediate Band, 2:15 pm Chess Wizards, 5:30 pm PTC Exec. Mtg.
Friday 10/5: Jogathon Day at Jesuit 8:45-11:00 am! Athletic Free Dress for all students
Saturday 10/6: Parish listening session for Youth and Worship at 5:30pm
Sunday 10/7: Happy Birthday Mr. Jenney!, Parish listening session for Youth and Worship at 10am, noon and 6:30pm, Central Catholic Open House from 1pm-4pm
PLAYGROUND DUTY SCHEDULE REMINDERS:
Tuesday 9/25: Patterson
Wednesday 9/26: Schmidt
Thursday 9/27: D’Ambrosio
Friday 9/28: Lindgren
Monday 10/1: Ebersole
Tuesday 10/2: Oreste
Wednesday 10/3: Motsko
Thursday 10/4: Srigley-Perilloux
Friday 10/5: Wiest
Playground Parents, please arrive at school by 11:25 am to sign in at the school office and pick up your clipboard and volunteer badge. As a reminder, we have returned to our lunch time schedule of “lunch first, recess second” for this school year. 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!
SJF WEEKLY NEWSCAST
Catch up on all the news at SJF here .
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT POWERPOINT
Just in case you missed the Back to School Nights, a copy of the powerpoint for the evening is attached. Thanks for a great start to the school year!
SIGN UP FOR OCT. EXTENDED CARE
The extended care sign up calendar for October 2018 is attached to this SAM and on the Extended Care page of SchoolSpeak.
CHECK YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS ON SCHOOLSPEAK
Parents, if you entered volunteer time on SchoolSpeak that was for the end of the last school year through the summer (mid May – July) please check that the time has been recorded on SchoolSpeak. There is a possibility that you may need to re-enter this volunteer time.
JOG-A-THON 2018….IT’S NOT JUST FOR KIDS!
Fancy yourself a runner? Speed isn’t your strong suit but dressing up in costume IS? Well, we have something for ALL of you (would be/could be) Parent Racers! Sign up for the 100m Dash and/or the NEW Parent Relay and be a part of the fun! Your entry fee will count towards your child’s pledge total.
Who : Any SJF Parent/Grandparent/Friend
What : 100m Dash ($25 entry fee) and/or ¼ mile Relay (team of 4, $80 team entry fee)
When : October 5 th , Report to Jesuit Track by 8:30 am, stay for the kids fun run after!
Why : Because it’s a hoot! And there are PRIZES! And BRAGGING RIGHTS!!
HOW : Email Megan King ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and she will send you a PledgeStar invite to get you set up and pay your entry fee.
Prizes will be awarded for best times (male and female) for both events. Best dressed male/female will also win prizes so GET CREATIVE! Come join the fun! Everything Is AWESOME!
Permission slips for the jogathon went out last week. Please submit yours as soon as possible. Children can not participate without turning in a permission slip.
Thank you again to our sponsors who generously make this event possible and offset our expenses.Our T-Shirt sponsors include Fred Shearer & Sons, Grove Custom Homes and Adidas! This year’s Water Bottle Sponsor is Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. Tent Sponsors are: AJC Consulting, Jay’s Wide Shoes, Miller Law, NW Women’s Clinic and Perlo Construction. THANK YOU ALL!
JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL CYO VOLLEYBALL NIGHT
Jesuit’s CYO volleyball night happens this evening. JV game is scheduled for 5:00 pm, with the Varsity game starting at 6:45 pm. All CYO athletes and coaches with CYO lanyard get in free.
VALLEY CATHOLIC CYO VOLLEYBALL NIGHT
Valley Catholic hosts their CYO volleyball night next Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 pm. Wear your CYO jersey to receive a coupon for the concession stand. Games and prizes between sets of the varsity game.
PARISH LISTENING SESSIONS:
As a follow-up to this summer’s Parish Survey, please come to the Listening Sessions scheduled on September 29-30 and October 6-7. This is your opportunity to tell Church Leaders more about your ideas and feedback on the four top areas identified in the survey: Youth, Parish Life, Service and Worship. Parents we look to you to encourage your children and young adults to attend these sessions. We’d like to hear from all ages.