January 25, 2018          


John Hickey

Given my communication yesterday, I don't have much else to say for this week's FLASH.


That said…I told you I was going to ask you to tap into your networks to help us find our next batch of incredible teachers. We have current openings posted here, so please spread the word.


We are seriously considering offering a morning bus service. If you're interested in learning more about that, please start by responding to this brief survey. It will really help us determine if this is a viable plan.


Finally, it was great to see many of you at last night's screening of "Angst." I'm glad that we are able to put on events like this and I hope you find them helpful. If you have ideas about programming we can offer for parents, please contact the PAB.


Have a great weekend.




1/22-1/28 - Scholastic Book Fair

1/26 - Application Deadline '18-'19 School Year

1/28-2/2 Catholic Schools Week

        1/28 Open House 10:30-12:00 following mass

        1/30 Parent Appreciation Day coffee & doughnuts in the lobby following drop off!

        1/31 Student Appreciation Day PAJAMA FREE DRESS!! 

2/6 - Free Dress/Pizza Day

2/10 - Winter Dance/Italian Dinner

          5pm-9pm, Social Hall



There are a variety of ways to help at St. Joseph. Sign up today to volunteer or visit the website to learn more.  We are in need of the following volunteers.




Volunteer Highlight:  Lunchroom Volunteer

10:45AM – 1:00PM
Monday – Friday


Be a lunchroom volunteer, one day a week, one day a month, make a schedule that suits your needs! One lunchroom volunteer recently said "volunteering for the past 5 years I have really enjoyed watching the students grow, interacting with them and creating bonds with students." It is a great way to see your student, and interact with the community on a daily basis.

Sign up to Volunteer today!



 Volleyball Registration DEADLINE TODAY!


It time to register for CYO Volleyball. All 4th-8th grade students are encouraged to participate. The deadline to register is January 25th. Registrations received after the 25th do not guarantee placement on a team.  Click HERE to register.  


Questions? Contact Robby Hayes.


 Open House to Kick off Catholic Schools Week


Catholic School's Week begins! Mass at 9:00am on Sunday 1/28 in the church, followed by an open house at the school. Bring your child(ren) and have them give you a tour of the classroom. This is also a great chance for you to preview the teachers/classrooms for next year! Current families and prospective families are welcome to attend.


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 weeks of February 5th and 12th
All school final bee on February 23rd in the auditorium


Word list for grades 1-8 found HERE
Interested in volunteering?  Sign-up HERE
Questions?  Contact Amy Cooper


Italian Family Dinner


All are invited to join for dinner in the Social Hall and Dancing & Crafts in the Old Gym. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child; 2 years and younger are free. Dinner of pizza for the kids; lasagna, salad and bread for adults. Beer, wine, lemonade provided. Dancing, art wall, and kids crafts for entertainment.

RSVP and pay online HERE
Volunteers are still needed, sign-up today!


Jaguar Club News!


BRAND NEW OFFERING...Private Guitar Bass Lessons! Mr. Carroll our exploratory rock band teacher is going to be teaching private classes through the Jaguar Club. Check out our webpage for details on private guitar/bass lessons or to register your child!

Questions?  email Jaguar Club.


You are Invited...Cinderella!

The 7th and 8th grade Exploratory Drama class respectfully requests your attendance at our showing of Cinderella on Thursday, March 1st & Friday, March 2nd at 7 pm in the St. Joseph Auditorium. We promise that the acting, singing, dancing, sets and music will not disappoint...so please come and bring the whole family!

Tickets can be purchased at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Cash and checks only, please.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions?  Contact Darcy Carlsen


Bagel Lunch Friday 2/16, Order Now!


Kick off the holiday weekend with a bagel lunch for your student.  For just $5, lunch includes a bagel, cream cheese, an orange, cookie, juice box and free dress pass. All this and free delivery to your child before noon dismissal.  Just want the dress pass?  No problem - you have that option.  This is possible through the generosity of Franz Bakery and Kim Nisbet – all proceeds go towards St. Joe's student programs. Order deadline is Thursday, 2/8 at 9pm.


Place your order HERE and your FACTS account will be charged.

Thank you for your support!


Did you know?


The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday, January 26th.  If you have an incoming Kindergartener please visit the website to apply online. 

EX LIBRIS: Notes from the School Library


The Annual St. Joseph Library Scholastic Book Fair January 22nd through the 26th and Sunday morning, January 28th, after mass.


  • Books will be sold all day long.
  • Toys and other goodies will be sold after school only.
  • There will be a teacher wish list available.
  • All profits go back to the library to purchase more materials.If you would like to volunteer, please let Jean Woletz know at jwoletz@stjosephsea.org.  We will need cashiers, floor minders, and people to wrangle the crowds.


If you would like to volunteer, please email Jean Woletz.  We will need cashiers, floor minders, and people to wrangle the crowds.



Wise Minded Parenting Videos with Dr. Laura Kastner- FREE VIDEOS.
Parent Toolkit-An amazing resource for parents is called Parent Toolkit, Pre-K-12th Grade.
Wonderful resources for parents!


Great article! What Kids Want You To Know-From 5-15.


As always there is a wealth of information and resources for parents on my Weebly webpage. Click here to access K-8th grade developmental sheets, program information, community resources and parenting education.

Thank you,
Jennifer Moyer-Taylor, MSW, LICSW
School Counselor

Advancement News


Grab your flip flops, make a latitude adjustment and join our auction chairs Andy and Courtney Heily for the 2018 Beach Bash on November 2nd and 3rd, 2018 - cuz it's five o'clock somewhere!

There is still time to join in on the fun from last year's auction! We have a new form that will help you quickly sign up for all the parties and charge your FACTS account!  Space is limited – sign up today!


      • Taco Time & Tequila, February 9th ***revised date
      • UW/HUB Mother Son Event, March 3rd
      • Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, April 14th
      • K&1 Mid-Spring Soiree, April 20th *** revised date

      • 5th Grade BBQ, May 4th

St Joseph Basketball Sport Shorts. It is basketball season. Advancement has St. Joseph sport shorts, socks and more in-stock – order your spirit gear for the season here

Getting ready for Valentine's Day? If you are ordering your goodies from Amazon, don't forget about the Affiliate Smile Program!  Shop through the St. Joseph Amazon Smile Link for all of your online Amazon purchases! The Smile program gives a % back on all eligible purchases to our school.


Children's Baptism


If you have a child age five to seven years old and he or she would like to be baptized into the Catholic Faith, then this is the program for you! Preparation begins in January with the Sacrament of Baptism taking place this upcoming April.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIA for Children)


Children who have not yet been baptized by the age of seven years old receive full initiation (baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation) into the church during the Easter season. Children participate in preparation classes at the parish. Parents are also an active part of the child's faith formation during this time.
Please set up an appointment with Dottie Farewell via or by calling 206-965-1652.


Moms Night Out!


All Moms are welcome to join a Moms Night Out this Friday January 26 from 6:30-9pm at the Parish Center. Hosted by two St. Joseph Moms- Joanne Burgess and Maria van Wollen. It's a casual evening, a chance for Moms to connect and have a drink. Come for the whole time or stop by for an hour. Bring a friend and a drink/snack to share.

Water Project in our Sister Parish of San Bartolome in Arcatao, El Salvador.


Thanks to the generosity of our community, we reached our fundraising goal and as we speak, a delegation from St. Joseph's is visiting our Sister Parish to finalize plans for moving forward. I wanted to invite you to a meeting on Tuesday February 6th 7-8:30pm in the Parish Center to get an update on the water project and information on our upcoming Sister Parish Delegation. Padre Miguel has invited us to come down and celebrate Easter with their community. The dates are leaving Wednesday evening March 28th and returning Wednesday April 4th. There may be a possibility we can work with them on the water project. If you are interested in going, please contact Deacon Steve for further details.


Ignation Spirituality Center Novena 2018

Open your eyes, show us your face


Deepen your experience of Lent this year by entering into Nine Days of Grace: Novena, a retreat that can be made amid the busyness of daily life. Take just one hour a day to attend a liturgy at either the Chapel of St. Ignatius or St. Joseph Church, or make the retreat online.


Click HERE for details including dates and times.


Seattle PONY Baseball & Softball Registration Now Open for Spring Season


Sign up now for spring baseball or softball with Seattle PONY Baseball.  Seattle PONY is a recreational youth league that has offered a quality baseball experience to the community for over 20 years.  Our goal is to provide fun, competitive baseball and softball instruction, practices, and games to boys & girls that will help them grow into healthier and happier adults. Seattle PONY offers both baseball (through age 14) & softball (through age 12).  Scholarships Available! Registration open now!  

Submissions are due on Tuesday at 12 p.m. each week. Contact mansoori@stjosephsea.org with questions or content submissions.




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