SJF 4-21-19 SAM


Everything You Wanted To Know

Week of April 22, 2019


A Note from the Principal:

Alleluia! Jesus has risen! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter celebrations with friends and family this past weekend. From the moving Stations of the Cross to our upcoming First Communion this Sunday at 2pm, this time of year is always special for our students and parish.

As we continue into the spring, it’s time for a fiesta! This years community dinner, Cinco de Mayo, will be held on Sunday, May 5th from 4-7 pm. Our PTC President couple, Jamie and Alisa Gaylord, and their team of volunteers have organized an event that will be fun for all! This family-friendly event will feature food from Ochoa Lupita’s Tacos food truck, a beer and wine garden, carnival games, face painting, and piñatas! Pre-Order Dinner sales can be done via the attachment to this SAM and turned into the school office.

This event is the last school-wide event where you can earn volunteer hours for the 2018-19 academic year. Some of the volunteer positions still open are event set up, event check in, bartending and clean up (which earns you double hours!). Additionally, perhaps you might enjoy having your 6th, 7th or 8th grade student earn some of your family volunteer hours (and they can benefit from the community service hours, too) by volunteering to serve food, bus tables, or running carnival games. Make it a family affair and sign up on Schoolspeak (under “Spring Volunteer-Cinco de Mayo) ASAP.

On Wednesday, May 1st, we celebrate Mary, the Mother of Jesus, by honoring her with a May Crowning. This community-wide celebration begins at 2:15pm in the church. Students are asked to bring fresh flowers to the cafeteria on Monday morning and all students may choose to have “special” free dress this day (or wear the traditional school uniform). Please see below, or the Student/Parent Handbook (pg. 19), for specifics on the dress policy:

On “Special Dress Up” days (for example May Crowning), student dress should be more “dressy” than casual. No jeans, shorts, sweats, or t-shirts are permitted. “Skorts”, skirts, jumpers, and dresses must be no higher than three inches above the knee. Sleeveless dresses/blouses/shirts are not allowed unless shoulders are covered by a sweater, shawl, etc. at all times. For hygienic reasons, socks or tights must be worn at all times. Shoes must fully cover the toes and heels. Girls may change into open-toed shoes for the ceremony only.

Have a great week!



Tuesday 4/23: 4th Gr to Oregon Trail Overnight

Wednesday 4/24: Happy Administrative Professionals Day Mrs. Wasman!, 8:30am School Mass (6th Gr), 4th Gr back from Oregon Trail, 3:05 pm Gr 5-8 Study Hall, Spanish club

Thursday 4/25: 7:00pm Men’s Club meeting

Friday 4/26: 12-2:30 pm 1st Gr to Children’s Theater, 1:15-2:00 2nd Gr Culture Fair


Sunday 4/28: 2:00pm First Holy Communion Mass (Reception to follow in cafeteria)

Monday 4/29: Teacher Appreciation (1st Gr)

Wednesday 5/1: Formal Free Dress, 8:30am School Mass (5th Gr), 2:15pm May Crowning of Mary, 3:00pm AOK club

Thursday 5/2: 12:40pm 5th Gr Colonial Trades Project

Friday 5/3: Happy Birthday Mrs. Sheridan! MID-TERM FREE DRESS



Tuesday 4/23:

Wednesday 4/24: Carlsson

Thursday 4/25: Davis

Friday 4/26: Hickey


Monday 4/29: Coverage Needed

Tuesday 4/30: Coverage Needed

Wednesday 5/1: Coverage Needed

Thursday 5/2: Coverage Needed

Friday 5/3: Thompson

Parents, as we get near the end of the school year we could use your help covering still-open dates for playground duty. With the weather improving every day, an extra shift or two on the playground is a great way to finish up the last of your family volunteer hours for this school year. If you’re able to help please contact Holly Dorlon at . Thank you.



Catch up on SJF school news here .


Happy Easter from St. John Fisher School!

Our AOK Club shared their Easter love with our neighbors at West Hills Village. #activechristians





Happy Easter! After a bit of hiatus involving City of Portland review and approval, the roofing trusses are delivered and ready for placement! Of course this will get us going again as our first priority will be to close in our structure with a roof. Now we will finally see the complete formation of the outer shell and increased construction activity. In fact, there is also construction in the Church! The former music and altar server rooms are being transformed into the lobby/breezeway entry to the new Parish Center and new ADA bathrooms. The progress also continues in the Rectory with inner wall studs.

It is now full speed ahead to temporary occupancy sometime this fall. We will spend our cash reserves and borrow against anticipated pledge payments to achieve this. We have just completed soliciting our school families, many for a first time, most for extended pledges. In addition, nine volunteer families are contacting parish families who have not had a chance to participate. But, our current budgets are not strong enough to finish the project. This means interior finishes, kitchen equipment, and landscaping are not yet funded. If you wish to pledge, or extend a pledge please contact Kelly Corrigan, Development Director at or 503.708.0070. Thanks again and blessings to all who have given and continue to give.



Don’t forget that this month’s Men’s Club meeting was pushed back one week because of Holy Week. Please plan to join us at 7pm on April 25–dinner will be provided by guest chef Javier Acevado, who will prepare a traditional Mexican dinner.



We earned $219.18 in the first quarter of this year for our participation in this program. Thank you again to all our Fred Meyer shoppers.



Use the attached Extended Care calendar to sign up for May coverage. The form is also found on SchoolSpeak, on the Extended Care page.



Easel Party sign ups are in the entry of the school. The boards will be up while there are still open spots. Easel Party sign ups will be billed weekly. If you have any questions on billing please contact Jill Habrich – .



Come see the Portland Pilots take on Pepperdine on Friday, May 10 at 6:00pm. Our Glee Club has been invited back to sing the National Anthem. Tickets start at just $4.00. Additional information is attached.



The Men’s Club annual golf tournament happens Friday, May 17 at the Red Tail Golf Course. See the attached flyer for details and registration information.