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The Cardinal Call

November 19, 2020

Looking Ahead
Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Trimester 1 ends
Wednesday, Nov. 25-Friday, Nov. 27 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving!
Spirit Wear Day tomorrow
Wear your St. Joseph spirit shirt and show your Cardinal Pride! Jeans are okay if you wear a spirit shirt tomorrow!!!!

VIRTUS Safe Environment Virtual training
Attention New Families - All volunteers need to have completed the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Safe Environment requirements before volunteering. This means that you must attend a VIRTUS “Protecting God’s Children” class and have a current background check on file. Plan to attend this virtual session so you will be able to volunteer at school when we’re able to start welcoming volunteers back. 
Virtual VIRTUS Safe Environment Training Session:
Wednesday, December 9
Time: 9am-noon 
Location: St. Joseph School-Vancouver
Format: Video Conference 
You need to pre-register for the training at VIRTUS Online. Begin the registration process by clicking on the “First-Time Registrant” button on the left side of the page. Choose your location - scroll down to Seattle, WA Archdiocese, then choose the St. Joseph session. If you have questions, please contact Theresa Stuhrman at 360.696.2586 or
Thank you, thank you
A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Holiday Food Drive. We collected a grand total of 2,836 items for the Children’s Center. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Review the Newsflash regarding the Governor’s guidelines
Lands’ End Uniform Sale
Receive 40% off your Lands’ End uniform items. November 20 through December 4. See all the details here.
Emergency Closure Information
Please make sure that you are signed up for FlashAlert. In the event of inclement weather or emergency closure, you will receive notifications. For complete details, go to 
Christmas Bingo 
Our tradition of Christmas Bingo lives on! Friday, December 4, students at school and at home can wear Christmas Sweaters or Christmas PJ’s. Students will play bingo in their classroom and can earn small prizes. See more details here...and watch for information to come.
Middle School Choir in the news
If you haven’t seen it yet, Mr. Sharma’s Veterans Day Tribute was picked up by KGW. Find it on the front page of our website under Facebook Feed and In the News!
SCRIP NEWS:  The holidays are rapidly approaching.  SCRIP is a great way to keep your gift giving on budget, take the stress out of shopping - especially during these challenging times, and earn your contractual SCRIP credit.
We will be placing 2 more orders prior to Christmas break.  PLEASE plan accordingly.  The last day to place large or special orders will be December 10, 2020.  All orders placed before this date will be filled and delivered to you no later than December 20, 2020.  We cannot guarantee orders placed after this date will be available for Christmas. 
GREAT NEWS!!!  We once again have Columbia Sportswear Employee store passes available.  Purchase a $50 Columbia Sportswear gift card and receive a pass.  Passes are good until January 20, 2021. 
Be sure to check out the website.  There are over 750 retailers available.  If you would like us to order or carry a specific retailer in stock, please let us know.  We are always open to increasing our inventory with what you want to purchase. 
Our scrip coordinator, Kim LaValley, can be reached at or 360 696-2586 x1212.  She will gladly answer your questions, make special SCRIP arrangements for you, and help you navigate your way through the SCRIP process. 
Save The Date:
St. Joseph Catholic School Virtual Auction
Prayer Moves Mountains
March 4-March 10, 2021
In a year of change and flexibility, we are prayerfully moving forward with our Annual Auction in an online, virtual event format. The event will be full of fun and surprises as we support the mission of SJCS with our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Stay tuned for more details!
Virtual Auction Team
Are you interested in becoming part of our Virtual Auction Committee? Are you social media savvy and enjoy working on a fun team? If so, please reach out to Eddie Allen, Director of Advancement, We meet the third Wed of the month - mark your calendar for Dec 16
Tuition Assistance Applications for 2021-2022
Apply now for St. Joseph School in-house tuition assistance and the Archdiocese Fulcrum Foundation Award for next school year. Please see the informational flyer for complete details on how to apply. If you have questions, please contact Eileen Sherrill.
Same Day Scrip
GOOD NEWS! SCRIP same day order sales have resumed. Send your order to school with your child and it will be sent home with your child. You may still order/pay online via and PrestoPay or make special arrangements with our SCRIP Coordinator Kim LaValley. Email Kim at for special orders or arrangements. 
No Live Stream Mass on Wed, Nov 25
Father Gary is out of town, our next Live-stream school mass will be after Thanksgiving.
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