SJF 2-18-19 SAM


Everything You Wanted To Know

Week of February 18, 2019


A Note from the Principal:

Welcome back from the four day weekend! I hope you all had a chance to relax and for those that have been under the weather, it’s great to have you back too! Today our attendance is much improved overall from last week with only 13% of students absent due to illness. This week most of our absences for illness are in the younger grades, K-4. As a friendly reminder, and to help limit the exposure of the flu/illness, please make sure to keep your children home for 24 hours after they are “fever free” without medication and are no longer experiencing vomiting or diarrhea.

Our parish is in the process of updating our parish directory. Since 75% of our school families are members of SJF parish, I wanted to make sure you all had a chance to sign up for directory photos. These photos are free of charge, unless you choose to purchase copies of your family photo. Please head to this link to sign up for a time to take your family photo via LifeTouch: .

Next Thursday, February 28th at 6:30pm we have our final PTC General Meeting of the year. Topics for the evening include reviewing the 2019-20 school budget, Auction and Cinco de Mayo community dinner celebration. All families are invited…See you there!


Wednesday 2/20: 8:30am School Mass (7th Gr), 3:00pm Gr 5-8 Study Hall, 3:00pm Spanish Club, 7:00pm Cinco de Mayo Planning Meeting

Thursday 2/21: 1:20pm Beginning Band, 2:00pm Chess Wizards, Int./Adv. Band, 5:30pm PTC Exec. Meeting, 7:00pm Men’s Club Meeting

Saturday 2/23: M.U.S.E. Band Winter Concert (re-schedule) at Central Catholic 2pm Beg. Band, 3:15pm Int/Adv Band, Auction Easel Party in cafeteria


Monday 2/25: 3rd Grade host teacher appreciation, 3:15-4:15 Group A Makerspace

Tuesday 2/26: SJF Pizzicato Day at Hillsdale location, 3:15-4:15 Group B Makerspace

Wednesday 2/27: 8:30am School Mass (6th Gr), 3:00pm Spanish Club

Thursday 2/28: 10:30-11:30am Preschool Activity Hour, 1:20pm Beginning Band, 2:00 pm Chess Club, Int/Adv Band, 6:30 pm PTC General Meeting at 6:30pm

Saturday 3/2: 8-1:30 Middle School Battle of the Books competition at Robert Gray MS



Wednesday 2/20: King

Thursday 2/21: Hayes

Friday 2/22: Pickard


Monday 2/25: Connell


Wednesday 2/27: Olivier

Thursday 2/28: Sallee

Friday 3/1: Pierznik

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. 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!



The M.U.S.E. band winter concert has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 23. The concert will still be held at Central Catholic High School. Beginning band students will perform at 2:00 pm and need to arrive by 1:30. Intermediate/Advanced band students will perform at 3:15 pm and need to arrive by 2:55. Honor band students will play at both the beginning and int/advanced band performances.

M.U.S.E. band workshops/makeup days take place the following weekend, March 2-3 at both east and west side locations. Mr. Allard has sent parents information about the upcoming workshops.


Next Tuesday, February 26th, St. John Fisher will receive 20% of all sales from the Pizzicato in Hillsdale ( 6358 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97239) . This event covers any purchases made all day from 11am – 8pm–including dine-in, take-out and gift certificates. No coupon or flyer needed. Enjoy a night free from cooking while supporting SJF at the same time…win-win!



St. Mary’s welcomes the 2007 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology & Medicine, Dr. Mario Capecchi, on Saturday, March 9 at 12:30pm. Dr. Capecchi’s presentation is part of a larger science activities fair happening at St. Mary’s on the same day. Tickets are free, but guests are asked to RSVP in order to reserve their seats. Additional information is on the attached flyers.



FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for St. John Fisher School for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment @ . The following information is required in order for FACTS to process your application. The deadline to submit your online application with FACTS is March 15th.

  1. Completed online application

  2. Payment of the application fee

  3. Copies of your 2018 tax return including all schedules

  4. Copies of your 2018 W-2’s for you and your spouse

  5. Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security, Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation and TANF

The deadline to submit your online application with FACTS is March 15th.