SJF November 03, 2020 S.A.M.

Please review the attached for this week’s SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MEMO


Everything You Want to Know

Week of November 2, 2020



“Laissez le bon temps rouler!”  It’s time to let the good times roll!  This Saturday is our grand event.  The auction this year transports you from the comfort of your living room to the streets of New Orleans.  Whether you are in pajamas or dressed up for a night out on the town (or house), this evening is all about the kids and celebrating the community that unites us as one family.


Attending the event has never been so easy…and it’s free!  To get registered, follow these 3 steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Scroll down and click on the “Online Bidding” button
  3. Click the “Get Started” button to sign up


The high energy students that enter the hallways of our school each day are a clear reason why this event is so special.  Remember that every penny you spend directly benefits the children God has entrusted to our care. Thus, please bid high and bid often because when you do we further enrich our children’s education!

I offer my sincerest thanks to Morgan Savela, our auction chair, and to the many wonderful volunteers who have worked so hard to make the auction a great success. Thanks also to our many sponsors and donors. As a united community together, with our Pastor Fr. Richard Thompson and the extraordinary faculty and staff, we work to develop engaged learners with integrity, character, and responsibility to carry out Christ’s role in society.


Wednesday 11/4: 10:30 am School Mass (3rd Gr is invited), 1:00 pm School Mass (2nd Gr is invited), 2:30 pm Faculty meeting

Saturday 11/7:  SJF Auction Night!

Tuesday 11/10: 5:30 pm SAC Meeting

Wednesday 11/11:  Veteran’s Day – NO SCHOOL

Thursday 11/12: 5:30 pm PTC Exec. Meeting

This past Friday, the Governor announced updated guidelines to the “Ready Schools, Safe Learners” guidance. These changes included the review period for examining metrics data to a two-week period rather than three consecutive one-week periods. This important change aligns with the CDC, California, and other states, and will avoid the situations we’ve seen where a one-time cluster in a smaller county resets the clock for them for an additional three weeks.  

Attached is a PDF explaining the various phases of reopening. For St. John Fisher to move from “Transition” to “On-Site and Distance Learning” Multnomah County needs less than 100 cases per 100,000:

10/18/2020 – 10/21/2020: Multnomah County: 167.2
Washington County: 143.9

We are in the process of reviewing the other changes to the guidance and will distribute important information to all families later this week regarding an update to our current programs.


AUCTION NEWS:  Online bidding is now underway!  Follow these directions to get started.

To get registered, follow these 3 steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Scroll down and click on the “Online Bidding” button
  3. Click the “Get Started” button to sign up



Thank you to our SJF families who participate in the  Fred Meyer Rewards program.  The school earned $218.98 from 54 households during the third quarter.  Please see the attached document with instructions on how to link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to St. John Fisher.



The Multnomah County Library is now FINE FREE for everyone! The library no longer charges late fees for any books, DVDs or other library materials. If you have concerns about your library account, call 503-988-5123.

The Hillsdale library has Grab & Go books for kids of all ages! Book bags & bundles include picture books, board books, Welcome to Reading kits (for early readers), comics, K-5 chapter books, and books for teens! Come on by the Hillsdale library 1525 SW Sunset Blvd, or contact the library for an appointment.




The PTC is happy to announce our speakers for our November 19, 2020 Parent Information Night at 6:30 p.m.


We will be joined by Nichole Sage, Psy. D., and Michael Schwartz, Ph.D, from the Children’s Program (, who will address “Understanding and Supporting Childhood Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This presentation will be focused on helping parents gain a greater understanding of how our children’s anxiety may have changed or increased as a result of the pandemic and aims to provide parents with actionable ideas and strategies to support our children during times of distress.  There will be a Q&A opportunity at the end of the presentation.

A link to the virtual presentation will be provided in advance of the presentation. Please save the date and make sure to join! Each family represented at the presentation will receive one volunteer hour.

11-03-20 SAM