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St. Joseph-Marquette Catholic School May 11_ 2011 Dear Parents On


									St. Joseph-Marquette Catholic School

                                                                             May 11, 2011
Dear Parents:
On Friday afternoon, our school will celebrate a ‘farewell’ Mass in honor of the Jesuit priests
(present and past), who have provided so much for our school and to the Parish community.
Bishop Sevilla will celebrate the Mass which will begin at 1:30 p.m. Following the Mass, we are
hosting a reception for our current priests – I hope you are able to stop by to show your
support. We will be in the gym until 4:00 p.m.

MATH & SCIENCE NIGHT - Friday, May 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
* Our 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students are working on their projects for this awesome family event.
  There will be 52 hands-on activities, for the elementary students to explore, spread between the
  Marquette parking lot and the gym. I hope your family will have the opportunity to join the fun.

* The 8th grade parents are hosting a BBQ dinner from 6:00 to 7:30 in the cafeteria.
       On the menu: baked potato, hot dog, hamburger, and cheeseburger dinners (chips and a soda)

* Middle School students – set up for the event will begin at 5:00. Please plan to go home after school.

                                        JOG-A-THON NEWS
From the financial end, this fundraiser was very successful. Through the hard work of our school community we
were able to best the goal of $30,000 by netting over $34,000 dollars in pledges and donations.
Congratulations to the all, for your hard work and support of the 2011 Jog-A-Thon.

I would like to share a special thank you to our event chair, Shelley Desmarais for her organization and
management of this event – it was great because she was great! Thank you Shelley!

FROM SHELLEY: The Jog-A-Thon and the school community would like to extend a special thank you to these
volunteers and sponsors – it is through their generous gifts of time, resources, and talent that our event was
such an enormous success. HIGH FIVES TO THEM !!!
                       Roy's Audio & Video                     Yakima Independent Water
             Kevin Quesnell                   Babs Gleason          Alesia Vella            Lisa Long
                               All the volunteers who helped during the Jog-A-thon!
                        All the staff --- with special thanks to Mrs. Balmer and Greta!!!!
                     La Salle High School for allowing us to hold the event on their campus!

FROM THE GOLF TOURNAMENT: What fun… everybody was just blown away! KUDO’s to our event chairs
Sally Parrish, Brian Hull and Jeff Widows. Their enthusiasm and hard work enabled this events success.
They were able to increase the number participants from 44 to 75, they had great prizes for the participants,
and closed the event with a wonderful dinner. We would all like to extend our sincere thanks to them and to the
many hole sponsors and event sponsors for this year’s tourney,

PARENT BOARD NEWS: We recently held our last meeting of the year: we reviewed the spring
fundraisers (all have exceeded their goals), we also said good bye to the three members who have served for
three years (Marlo McCrea, Bridgette Wilson, and Trisha Gasseling) and welcomed the three new members to
the board (Araceli Munguia, Jennifer Martinkus, and Sarah Holtzinger). Additionally, we elected new officers:
President - Jenny Champoux, Vice-President – Brian Hull, and secretary – Araceli Munguia.
                              Wednesday, June 8th
  -   We will need 4 to 5 parents per classroom (grades 2 to 8) to transport students to the event.
  -   Pre-K, Kinder, and 1stgrade students will be transported by bus.
  -   We will need 12 to 15 parents to help with the BBQ lunch (set-up, cooking, serving, clean-up)
  -   We will need 24 parents to help with the relay games (two per station)
  -   We will have After Care - students will be transported back to school following the picnic.

TIME TO TEAM UP: The 22nd Annual Junior Gap to Gap Race is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 rd. Organizers
are inviting all students ages 6 to 14 to team up in teams of 1, 2, 3, or 4 to run, bike, skate, and paddle.
Registration information can be found at or by calling 453-8280.

FROM LA SALLE: We are offering sports camps this summer for elementary and middle school students
as well as a Middle School academic enrichment program:
* June 27-30 and July 5-8 (mornings): Junior High Academic Enrichment for students entering grade 7-8
    ($75 a course or 3 for $200).
* July 18-20 (5-7:00 pm): Girls’ Soccer Camp for students entering grades 1 to 8 ($50)
* July 18-20 (5-7:00 pm): Boys’ Football Camp for students entering grades 3 to 8 ($50)
Information/registration forms are available in our school office, at La Salle or online at:

- For Dianne St. Mary’s daughter, Nikki, who is suffering from affects of a very serious infection.
- For Deven Ray’s (1M) stepfather, who was in a serious motorcycle accident in Arizona – thankfully, he is now
       at home and recovering from his injuries.
- For Mrs. Baisinger’s son Adam, as he deals with the news that his best friend was shot.
- For Fr. Michael Pope, Fr. Meany, and Fr. Bunnell, that they recover quickly from their health issues.

                                         IMPORTANT DATES
Friday the 13          School Mass at 1:30 to honor our Jesuit Priests
                       Special reception for the Jesuits in the gym – 3:00 to 4:00
                       Math & Science Night – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. / BBQ dinner for families (6:00 to 8:30)
Sunday the 15th        First Solemn Communion for our 2nd graders – 9:00 Mass at St. Joseph Church
Wednesday the 18th     Senior Alumni Breakfast – 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Thursday the 19th      Finance Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Marquette Library
                       School Board meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Marquette Library
Friday the 20th        8th grade student to Camp Dudley for their 8th grade trip – departure at 8:45 a.m.


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