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Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence in Catholic Education 1964-2014

Monday February 2

Regular Schedule
Fun Run or Uniform Dress
Hot Lunch - Biscuits & Gravy

Art & Wine Tickets - Last Day 2/1

Sunday February 1st is the LAST DAY to purchase tickets to the event. Tickets will be available after Mass or online for $75 per ticket and no tickets will be sold at the door. You must be 21 or older to attend. Online ticket sales will end at 10:30pm on 2/1.

Raffle tickets are also available for purchase in the school office up until the day of the event. Win one student’s free tuition for our next school year. Tickets are $50 each. The drawing will be held the evening of the event, but you do not need to be present to win.

Art & Wine - Home Stretch

To make our School's biggest event of the year a success, we really need volunteers for the night of the event. This is a shift from 3:30 pm (volunteer meeting at PAC) until the end of the event on February 7th. This will give you many of your fundraising service hours in one shot. Adult family members are also welcome to help to get your hours in. We ask that if you are planning on attending the event, please do not sign up to volunteer. Please also remember that if you do volunteer that you wear comfortable shoes, black pants, and white shirt. Please remember that completing volunteer hours is an obligation that was signed during registration and that just paying the fee does not benefit the school in the same way as helping us raise funds for our students education.

Please contact either Melinda Holloway at 509-591-1141 or email at mholloway5419@yahoo.com or Amanda Lunders at 509-531-0543 or email at train_amanda@yahoo.com and please indicate who will be helping.

2015-2016 Registration

2015-2016 Registration is opening for existing families on February 4th. Packets will be sent home with your children this week, as well as posted online. Registration for new St. Joseph's and Holy Spirit families will begin Feb 18th. Open registration for all families will begin March 4th. So get your packet turned in as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. Tuition has been increased approximately 3.5% to account for increasing costs to operate the school.

Additionally, the school open house will be held on March 19th in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary celebration. Please come and meet our wonderful staff and celebrate 50 years of excellence in Catholic education!

New downloads - 1/29

New downloads are available now:

PTO Crab Feed - March 21st

Mark your calendars for the annual St. Joseph's PTO Crab Feed! The crab feed will be on Saturday, March 21st from 5pm-8pm in Dillon Hall. The cost is $40 per person. Yummy, Yum, Yummo!

Yearbook Photos

We're starting to collect pictures for the 2014-2015 school yearbook. If you have any photos that you would like to contribute, please drop them off at the school office on CD or USB stick (or prints in an envelope) with attention to Cathy Valdez. Needed are photos from sporting events, field trips, classroom activities, fun run, holiday parties, retreats, Christmas programs, or other school events. Individual school, class pictures, and group sports team pictures are already provided by Leo's Photography. If you'd like the photos returned to you, please label the disc, usb stick, or envelope with your name and your students grade so they can be returned to you after being copied or scanned.

New Website Design - Coming Soon!

Be on the lookout for our new website design this spring! The Marketing Committee is currently working on modernizing the website with increased flexibility and improved rendering on mobile platforms as part of a broader goal to increase St. Joseph's School visibility for the community. The website will still be a central store of information for parents and students, but will also be aimed at prospective new families. More information will be posted as the new site is rolled out. Any comments or concerns may be directed to the webmaster, Mr. Seidel, or Amy Hunkapillar (Marketing Chair).

Winter Weather Reminder

When school is open or on a two-hour delay during a day of snow and ice we realize that your particular residential street may still be dangerous regardless of how well the main streets have been plowed. If you can’t make it due to the weather we will treat it as an excused absence. Just call or send a note. Your decision regarding the safety of your family will be respected.

SJS will follow Kennewick School District’s closures and delayed starts. For the most up to date information, look on the KSD website: www.ksd.org. Messages will also be announced on TV and radio stations in the area. When St. Joseph’s School has a 2 hour delay, the Children’s Center will open at 7:00am (instead of 6:00am) and there will be no AM Preschool. There will be PM Preschool on delay days. Be sure to continue listening as sometimes the delays turn into closures. The Children's Center will be closed when the school is closed.

Parents, please also remember to dress your children appropriately for the cold weather outside. When sending your student(s) to school with coats, gloves and hats, please remember to write, stamp or sew their name on their clothing.

Parking Lot Reminders

Please remember, as you are dropping off and picking up your student(s), that the spaces marked "Reserved for Art & Wine Auction Winner" are, in fact, reserved. The winners attended last year's Art & Wine auction and purchased the opportunity to use those very convenient parking spaces. Please do not park in these spaces, even for "just a quick minute". If you would like the chance to use one of these highly coveted parking spaces, be sure to get your tickets to this year's Art & Wine Auction, where they will be sold to the highest bidder!

On a safety note, please be sure that you are driving slowly and carefully through both the school and church parking lots. Our parking lots can be very busy places, so please always be vigilant and careful.

St. Joseph's Spirit Wear

Are you looking for a great gift idea for the SJS Mustang or Mustang fan in your life? Make sure you check out the Mustang Athletic Shop online at: https://ssastores.com/store/st-joseph-mustangs. You can customize your very own SJS Mustang apparel and gifts. What a fun way to support SJS and show your school pride! Best of all, they give 20% of your purchase right back to the school!!

*Please note that Mustang apparel is approved for PE and fan wear attire, but is not a part of regular uniform attire.