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June 9 - August 24

Summer Vacation!

Welcome New Staff

The process for hiring new staff for 2014-2015 is in full swing. Some recognizable faces will be joining our wonderful St. Joseph's staff, as well as some new faces. There are still a couple of more positions to be filled, but please take the time to extend a warm welcome to the following new staff members:

  • Kindergarten - Mrs. Angie Fiecke
  • Kindergarten Assistant - Mrs. Diane Winget
  • Preschool Assistant - Ms. Sue McLain

Also, for those who have not heard yet, Mrs. Miller has accepted a public school position for the fall. We thank her for her dedication over the past several years and wish her all the best in her new position. We will miss her!

Summer Reading Club - UPDATE

Mrs. Grandinetti is having a summer reading club open to all. The club will meet at the school in Mrs. Grandinetti's classroom if it is ready. If the floors are still being cleaned and waxed, a sign will be posted on the door directing people to the meeting place (likely the library). The following are the dates and book options:

  • Monday, June 30th, 10:30-11:30am - The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks or Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
  • Wednesday, July 23rd - CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, August 12th, 10:30-11:30am - Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner or Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Please note that the July 23rd book club has been cancelled due to a conflict for Mrs. Grandinetti. If students have read the books, they can share their favorite part at the next book club or when they return to school and Mrs. Grandinetti will have a little treat for them. For anyone who has forgotten, the two books are The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White or Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien. Additionally, the children are encouraged to share the book and their thoughts with each other on their own. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Mrs. Grandinetti may be reached at (206) 393-2893 or by e-mail at zannastone@gmail.com.

School Office Closed until 8/14

The school office is now closed for the summer and will re-open on 8/14. You may call 586-0481 and leave a message. The office staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

New Downloads - 6/16

New downloads are available now:

Congratulations to Science Fair Participants!

Congratulations to all the 2nd grade science fair participants! You all did a wonderful job. If you were unable to attend, here are some photos from the event. A special thanks to Mrs. Grandinetti and Mrs. Marozzo for all their effort getting the event put together.

Immunization Reminder

Immunization reminder: Now is the time to get your kids immunizations up to date. Please remember that all immunizations must be current before school starts in August. All children entering into 6th grade and Kindergarten require booster shots. Thank you!

2014-2015 Registration by Appointment Only

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year now requires a one on one meeting with Mr. Seidel. Registration packets are available for download for new and returning students. Scholarships are available. Please call the office for an appointment with Mr. Seidel if you would like to enroll your child.

Scrip News

Scrip has just gotten easier! Already an easy way to support to our school, Scrip can now be purchased online! Just follow these directions. Payment can be made by bank draft or credit card. Please note that credit card purchases are worse for the school - they REDUCE the school's portion by 3%.

Each scrip card gives a percentage back to our school. They're just like gift cards that can be used for everyday things like gas, groceries, or clothing. An updated scrip order form is available for download. Support the school with scrip today!

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.