SJF 3-4-19 SAM


Everything You Wanted To Know

Week of March 4, 2019


A Note from the Principal:

Last weeks PTC meeting was a great opportunity for us to gather as a community to catch up on the events happening around our school and to start getting ready for the 2019-20 academic year. Highlights of the evening included:

  • Saying a BIG thank you to our outgoing PTC President Couple Jamie and Alisa Gaylord and Family Volunteer Hour Coordinator, Nancy Vuylsteke.

  • Auction News

    • Our 2nd raffle, featuring Apple products, was drawn yesterday. Congratulations to our winners and thank you for supporting this fundraiser!

    • Mark your calendar for the big event, Saturday, April 6th! Invitations and details are coming soon!

  • Cinco de Mayo Community Dinner

    • Our community dinner theme this year is Cinco de Mayo, which will be held on campus May 5th. We are getting a taco truck, drinks and plenty of games and events for the kids.

  • Presentation of the 2019-20 School Budget. Details of the budget include:

    • The conclusion of the 5 year plan to eliminate the multi-child discount for “in parish” families

    • Based on feedback from our families, all “fees” are included in the total amount due this year versus having a “fees” payment come out with your first-month tuition in July. Payments now will be divided equally among 10 months, July through April.

    • Our PTC supports our day field trips and in the past, an extra charge was applied for our 4th, 6th and 8th grade families for their overnight field trips. For 2019-20, all field trips are covered with the total cost for next year.

  • Attached to this week’s SAM is the powerpoint presentation from the evening, which includes the tuition schedule for the 2019-20 academic year.

Speaking of next year, if you have a student returning to SJF this fall, you should have received an email from FACTS last week informing you of an automatic withdrawal on Friday, March 15th for the $200 per student textbook/registration fee. If you wish to change the bank account or credit card that is associated with your FACTS account, please contact them directly at 1-866-441-4637 before this Friday, March 8th.

Looking ahead to this week and next week, we have many community events happening:

  • Tomorrow we begin Lent with Ash Wednesday. Come join us for Mass at 8:30am.

  • Thursday is our Literacy Fair from 6:30-7:30pm. Students have been working hard on their projects and are excited to show them off to their friends and family. See you there!

  • Friday is our “PJ and Crazy Hair” themed spirit day and a noon dismissal for professional development. The K-5 teachers will be attending an inservice for our next math textbook, Go Math and our middle school and specialist teachers will be working on refining their curriculum maps. We are offering extended care from noon till 6pm for $20 so please email Ms. Susan Robinson at if you would like your child to attend.

  • Next Tuesday, March 12th is our FREE OMSI night! Please register at

Finally, don’t forget to “spring forward” this Sunday with Daylight Savings Time! Enjoy the week!



Tuesday 03/5: Group B Makerspace

Wednesday 3/6: Ash Wednesday with Masses at 7:15am, 8:30am with the school and 6pm, 3:00 pm Spanish Club, Gr. 5-8 Study Hall

Thursday 3/7: 8:30 am 5th Gr Boys development talk, 9:15 am 5th Gr Girls development talk, 1:20 pm Beginning Band, 2:00 pm Chess Club and Int./Adv. Band, 6:30pm K-8 Literacy Fair

Friday 3/8: NOON DISMISSAL – P.J. & Crazy Hair Day, 11:15-11:45 Family Group Read-in


Monday 3/11: 3:00 pm Gr. 5-8 Study Hall, 3:15-4:15 pm Group A MakerSpace

Tuesday 3/12: 1:00 pm 4th Gr at Reconciliation, 3:15-4:15 pm Group B MakerSpace, 6-8 pm (Rescheduled) OMSI Family Night

Wednesday 3/13: 8:30 am School Mass (4th Gr) & Pennies for Patients Speaker, 3 pm Gr 5-8 Study Hall, 7 pm Cinco de Mayo meeting

Thursday 3/14: 8:30-1:30 6th gr at Vocations Rally, 7 pm Men’s Club St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Friday 3/15: End of 2nd Trimester – St. Patrick’s Day Themed Free Dress, 2019-2020 Textbook/Registration Fee Due, FACTS Tuition Assistance Application Deadline, 9:15-11:30 1st Gr at Rock Museum



Tuesday 3/5: Cadonau

Wednesday 3/6: Foreman

Thursday 3/7: Pisano

Friday 3/8: Noon Dismissal


Monday 3/11: Martin

Tuesday 3/12: McDowell

Wednesday 3/13: Chatre

Thursday 3/14: Mineo

Friday 3/15: Barton

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!



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.



Heeeee Haaaawwwww!!! Come join the fun and get to know other cowgirls and cowboys in our community by working together to make our auction night a success! Find out how you can earn DOUBLE volunteer hours!! That’s right! Get two hours credit for working one hour.

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Photography sessions for the parish directory update begin next week. It’s not too late to schedule your family’s session. Go to .

The attached flyer has additional information on the directory update.



St. Mary’s welcomes the 2007 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology & Medicine, Dr. Mario Capecchi, this 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.



March 16 is the 21st Annual Sellwood Moreland St Patrick’s Day parade and carnival! The family-friendly parade starts at noon with bagpipes and the big fire engine, all are encouraged to wear lots of green and join in. The old fashioned carnival is open from 12:30 to 4:30 with a cake walk, face painter, balloons, and a variety of fun games. Food carts and beer garden will be open from noon to 5:00 with authentic Irish dancers and live music. for more information.