Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence in Catholic Education 1964-2014

Friday December 19

Noon Release
Non-Uniform Dress
No Hot Lunch
Last Day for Discounted Art & Wine Tickets

Art & Wine - Discounted Tickets

This is the last week for discounted Art & Wine Tickets. Tickets will increase from $60 each to $75 each on December 20th. Also, raffle tickets are available to win a free year of tuition! Be sure to get in the drawing by purchasing them today!

Scrip News

Have you pre-ordered your Christmas scrip yet? Remember it is not too early to do so. Gift cards make wonderful gifts and there are many to choose from. Stop by the school office and pick up an order form. It’s EASY and FUN! Thanks for supporting the school with scrip! If you have any questions about scrip or would like to help with sales, please e-mail Michele at michele.farthing@frontier.com or contact her by phone at 460-1268.

New downloads - 12/18

New downloads are available now:

Art & Wine

Save the date! It’s St. Joseph’s annual Art & Wine dinner and auction, Sat. Feb 7, 2015. This will be a night of relaxation and fun to benefit our children’s education. This year’s theme, “For Where Your Treasure Is...” is taken from the Gospel of Matthew, and is a reminder to us all of the value we place on each and every student here at SJS. Tickets are available online at www.http://www.stjoesartandwine.com/ or in the school and parish offices. Ticket prices are $60 each prior to Dec 19th and $75 after. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Must be 21 and older to attend.

Your time and enthusiasm are a value to us as well. Please consider volunteering to help make this event another spectacular success! Fundraising service hours apply when you help with this event. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form and contact Melinda Holloway at mholloway5419@yahoo.com

Just a few additional Art & Wine notes:

  • Art & Wine posters are available in the school office. You can come and pick up posters to hang in your business or home.
  • There are raffle tickets available for purchase in the school office. 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.
  • Art & Wine donations other than cash ($100 minimum value) do not have to be turned in until January 17, 2015. Items may be brought to the school office any time until that date. Please remember that you must still turn in your form describing the item by Nov 21st.

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.