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SKI BUS MAKE UP DAYS: 2.24 & 3.4

SKI BUS MAKE UP DAYS: 2.24 & 3.4

Due to pass closures the ski bus has been moved to the next two Fridays: 2/24 & 3/4

There are no refunds as the bus is still going up and was not cancelled.

No need to revise paperwork. Just email Clancy Small at clancycasad@gmail.com if you can not make it so we know who is supposed to be on the bus.

Speech Tournament
Congratulations to the St. Joseph Speech Team for an outstanding performance at Saturday's Archbishop Murphy High School tournament.

In addition to a strong team showing, there were many individual finalists and winners, which are listed below.


The tournament marks the end of a great season - thank you coaches and parent volunteers. We look forward to continuing the trend next year!

Catholic Schools Week Reflection: Alumni Over the Years

Our alumni enrich our school and help bring our mission to the local, national and international community. Below are several reflections from alumni over the years.

Saint Joseph gave me a strong foundation for faith, continued learning, and confidence. St Joe's taught me to be curious. My curiosity along with a loving mentor, Mary McKillop, enabled me to pursue a nursing career where I had the skill and confidence to improve health care delivery on a national scale.
- Mary Ghilione, '69


St. Joe's has provided me with lifelong friendships and truly given me a sense of community with my classmates. These relationships are a huge building block in the foundation of my life. Friends come and friends go, but my St. Joe's friends last for life.
- John Sauvage, '74

Catholic Schools Week Reflection: Thanks be to God!

Catholic schools have been my home for the last 24 years. During my time in Catholic schools as a student, athlete, teacher and coach I have been blessed immeasurably in so many ways. As a student at Our Lady of the Lake, Bishop Blanchet and Gonzaga University, I was nurtured in my faith and taught the value of a life lived in service to others. As an athlete I was allowed the chance to explore my gifts and challenge myself daily in the pursuit of excellence. While coaching I have been able to provide the framework for the next generation to do the same. Greatest of all these gifts was the opportunity to teach with a young woman who later became my wife.

Catholic Schools Week Reflection: Why I Value My Catholic Education

Being at a Catholic school means a lot to me. I feel we are a kind community. At a Catholic school we learn the importance of serving, being people for others, and being close to one another. We volunteer at St. Mary's Food Bank, St. Martin de Porres Shelter and more. Doing these deeds not only helps others but inspires us to do good things outside school as well.

We are supportive of our community and our friends, like a big family. The school rotates the classes, meaning we meet new people and make new friends. We need these life skills; friendship, acceptance, and kindness.

When we learn this in school at a young age, we keep these skills throughout our future, spreading it around. That's why I value my Catholic education.
Catholic Schools Week Reflection: What does a Catholic school mean?

During Catholic schools week we focus on reaching out and appreciating our teachers, parents and principal. In this week we think about what i means to go to a Catholic school. To me, it means that we get better grades and learn to be a person for others through giving to St. Martin de Porres or making sandwiches for Ronald McDonald House. I think it is a very great place to be because we value respect, we use SLEs and they help us in our lives. We also make tons of friends, they are easy to make because of the small classes. Also with the 4th grade buddy exchange we get to know people in other grades. The match-ups are K and 4, 1 and 5, and 3 and 6.

I love my school and I hope everyone else here does to. We are the future and we are the ones who see people for who they are.
Catholic Schools Week Reflection: A Knock on the Door

During my formative years, a seed was planted within me to be of service to others. Even though my initial path was not directing me to be a teacher, there was always the desire to be in a profession that would allow me to have a direct impact on the lives of others. At the beginning of the third quarter of my freshman year at Seattle University, I answered a knock at my door. Unbeknownst to me, opening that door would change the direction of my professional life.

Congratulations to the St. Joe's Speech Team

Congratulations to the St. Joe's Speech Team for winning second place overall at Saturday's Seattle Prep Speech Tournament! Every student who participated in the tournament contributed to this amazing success. A big thank you to the coaches John Courtney, Jamie Flynn and Marguerite Roza, along with our parent judges and volunteers.


Virtue of the Week: Responsibility

Each week St Joseph School recognizes and promotes a virtue. These specific virtues were chosen by the school staff as examples of behavior showing high moral standards. Each homeroom has been challenged to explain a week's virtue and to exemplify it for the rest of the school.

This week has been sponsored by Ms. Ambuske and Ms. Hollingshead with their 2B homeroom. The virtue is Responsibility.

Virtue of the Week: Health

Each week St Joseph School recognizes and promotes a virtue. These specific virtues were chosen by the school staff as examples of behavior showing high moral standards. Each homeroom has been challenged to explain a week's virtue and to exemplify it for the rest of the school.

This week has been sponsored by Ms. Hamblet and her 5B homeroom. The virtue is Health.

St. Joseph School Spelling Bee

The buzz is starting for the annual school spelling bee! This event is about much more than spelling, word origins and correct pronunciation. It's about inspiring confidence and love of language that lasts a lifetime. It also teaches valuable lessons about sportsmanship and public speaking. Class bees will be held the week of February 6th, with the all school final bee taking place on February 24th in the auditorium.

Virtue of the Week: Optimism

Each week St Joseph School recognizes and promotes a virtue. These specific virtues were chosen by the school staff as examples of behavior showing high moral standards. Each homeroom has been challenged to explain a week's virtue and to exemplify it for the rest of the school.

This week has been sponsored by Ms. LaCasse and his 7C homeroom. The virtue is Optimism.

Virtue of the Week: Hope

Each week St Joseph School recognizes and promotes a virtue. These specific virtues were chosen by the school staff as examples of behavior showing high moral standards. Each homeroom has been challenged to explain a week's virtue and to exemplify it for the rest of the school.

This week has been sponsored by Ms. Carson and her KA homeroom. The virtue is Hope.

Weather Watch: Friday, December 9

School is on a two hour delay and will begin at 1015 am today, December 9. Before school activities and morning care are cancelled. All after school programs will continue as scheduled.

Patrick Fennessy

Virtue of the Week: Gratitude

Each week St Joseph School recognizes and promotes a virtue. These specific virtues were chosen by the school staff as examples of behavior showing high moral standards. Each homeroom has been challenged to explain a week's virtue and to exemplify it for the rest of the school.

This week has been sponsored by Ms. Ross and her 1C homeroom. The virtue is Patience.

MADMEN Auction: November 11 & 12

This year's auction marks the 41st Annual Family Night Auction and Gala that benefits St. Joseph School. This fundraiser provides a significant source of funding for the school's operations and programs, affordable financial aid for families in need, and St. Joseph student service outreach programs for the greater Seattle Community.

Thanks to our Diamond Sponsor the Wyman Group at Avenue Properties.


Ski Bus Sign-ups Are OPEN

Calling all 6th-8th grade Brahs & Groms it's time to Shred The Gnar & get Steazy beginning November 1 . Space is limited - no room for Spores.

Bus Costs are $200 for the season which includes 6 epic Friday's starting Jan 6 - Feb. 10, 2017. Buses leave St. Joe's at 3:15pm and return to St. Joe's at 10:30pm.

Lifts are additional guap. Discounted Summit at Snoqualmie passes on sale now - Nov. 4.
Día de los Muertos Altar

Each year, St. Joseph's wonderful art teacher, Molly Crocker, creates a beautiful altar in the main lobby of the school. This is an activity that can bring the whole community together, create a path for healing, and should be a process everyone enjoys. Stop by with your child to see it towards the end of the month.

Seattle Prep Math Games 2014

St. Joseph School attended Seattle Prep's first annual Math Games. The event was an exciting competition invlovling 150 students from 20 different local schools.

Students worked together to solve math puzzles all types. There were silly games like popcorn perplexors and relay race graphs, a pizza box net and even one called evil eyeball. It was math like no one had ever seen or played before!


Unity Day!

On Wednesday, October 19th, St. Joseph School recognizing Unity Day. Students, parents, and staff were invited to wear orange to show that they are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. The focus fell on how people treat one another at St. Joseph and to demonstrate upstanding behavior.

Virtue of the Week: Humor

Each week St Joseph School recognizes and promotes a virtue. These specific virtues were chosen by the school staff as examples of behavior showing high moral standards. Each homeroom has been challenged to explain a week's virtue and to exemplify it for the rest of the school.

This week has been sponsored by Ms. Mullin and her 6A homeroom. The virtue is Humor.

St. Joseph in Austin, Texas!

Alex LaCasse (8C) is representing St. Joseph School this week, presenting at the annual conference for Middle Level Education (AMLE) in Austin Texas. The gathering is a multi-faceted conference aimed to meet the needs of educators who instruct middle school students (ages 10-15). Mr. LaCasse was joined by Mr. Letellier, Mr. Hess and Ms. Bever.

A Successful Jog-a-thon!

Thank you to all the parent volunteers, teachers, runners, Jake Crocker, Sara Cotto, and families who supported our St. Joseph Jog-a-thon. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather for the event and enthusiastic runners in costumes. Our classroom costume winners were 2C, 3B & 6C. We will send an update in next week's FLASH with the winners who ran the most laps.

Fall Exploratory Term Begins!

Last week marked the beginning of the 2016-2017 fall exploratory term. The St. Joseph exploratory program, offered to students in grades seven and eight, compliments the academic program and allows our students to more deeply explore a topic or subject.


First Morning Prayer Service

Monday morning marked the first of many all-school prayer services that will take place during the 2016-2017 school year.

This morning, students from Kindergarten though the eighth grade filed reverently into the church for a short service led by Principal Fennessy and first grade homeroom teacher, Cassie Kastens. Mr. Fennessy shared a personal story and prayer about this years theme: People for Others. Ms. Kastens also shared her 1st grades interpretation of the virtue of the week: Kindness.

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