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August 07, 2019
By Julie Quamme

Once again the summer flew by, but I hope that you and your family were able to spend some quality time together.  The time has come to turn our thoughts towards the beginning of school.  Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

The first official day of school for Kindergarten through 6th grade will be Monday, August 19.  This will be our “Meet and Greet Open House Day” where students and parents can come any time between 8:15 and 3:00 to meet their teachers, put school supplies in their desks, pay hot lunch fees, and enjoy a cookie and lemonade. Because this is the official first day of school, attendance is mandatory. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The first full day of class will be Tuesday, August 20.

Kindergarten students will be receiving an email regarding sign-up for kindergarten testing, which will take place August 20th & 21st at First Lutheran Church.  The first full day of class for kindergarten students will be Thursday, August 22nd.

You will have an opportunity to meet all of our new staff members at the open house!  Our new teachers include: Mrs. Cate Kapunan, Kindergarten; Mrs. Angela Dahl, 1st grade; Mrs. Bonita Bergstrom, Preschool; and Mr. Anthony Morris, Band.  Mrs. Huravitch will be moving from Preschool to Kindergarten, and Mrs. Westerman will be back in 3rd grade.  Mrs. Mary Bertsch has been hired as our long-term substitute teacher for 5th grade.

The 2019-2020 School Calendar and School Supply List can be found on our website, under the Resources tab.  Please check the website daily as this is how parents will be informed of upcoming events, changes, and all things going on at St. Joseph’s School. 

Deposits can now be made for your child’s meal account through FACTS or by bringing payment to the school office. 

The 4:13 Club, our after-school program, is now accepting applications!  Applications and details are available on our website under the Resources tab.

Please take time now to review the Parent-Student Handbook on the school website.  We wish to remind our families of the following important policies from the handbook:

COORDINATED DRESS POLICY: Our policy clearly states which companies the uniforms may be purchased from and what clothing is acceptable. This includes tights/leggings, shorts, blouses, sweaters, and polo shirts. Please call the school if you have questions regarding this policy. The administration will be calling parents to notify them if their student is not wearing the appropriate clothing.

HOT LUNCH POLICY: Please be reminded that family members are not allowed to bring into school fast food and/or soft drinks for their student’s lunch. This goes against our school health plan and the Federal School Lunch Program.

SERVICE HOURS: ALL families are required to contribute 25 service hours during each school year. Each family is responsible for logging their own hours once completed and submitting them to the school office. If the Service Hour Log (found on the school website) is not submitted to the office by the last day of school, you will be charged $25 for each service hour not completed.

At the end of the handbook is a Parent Signature Page that must be printed, signed, and turned in to the school office before your child may begin their first day of school.

Enjoy your last days of summer vacation.  I look forward to seeing all of you on August 19th.

God Bless!

Julie Quamme, Principal