St. Joseph Academic Excellence Award

standing, from left -
Savanna Balado, Brett Vampran, Andrew Wisecarver, Nicholas Ekker, Alexandra Zayas, Mia Jackson, Ryan Bolotte, Jacob Steib, Jimmy Cox, Rebecca Kron
seated, from left -
Caroline Stevens, Elena George, Katelynn Ryals, Ciara Kraft

from the Principal

From the faculty and staff at St. Joseph ... 

May each of you as part of our SJS family have restful and blessed summer vacation. Please be careful and attentive to your children. Statistics prove that the most dangerous time for elementary age students is the summer vacation time. 

On a different note, and I know I speak for all of the new teachers from the South Shore, I thank you for welcoming us to your wonderful community and making us feel so much at home. Your graciousness and hospitality has been unparalleled. 

I personally look forward to next year with enthusiasm and with confidence. With your help and with the support of the pastor and parishioners of the Saint Joseph Parish, every year improvements will be made in the curriculum, the plant, and the Christian atmosphere of the school. Keeping with the long tradition of St. Joseph School, it is our intent and desire to serve the Catholic students of Ponchatoula better each year.

Important Calendar Changes

O May 24 - K promotion 9:00
O May 24 - preK promotion 12:30
O May 25 - Field Day 11:30 dismissal
O May 28 - Awards Day
O May 28 - last day for students 11:30 dismissal

May 25 & 28 - Important Reminders

May 25 -
Mass 8:45 (4th)
Spirit dress (with APPROPRIATE LENGTH SHORTS) or Brittany shirts may be worn
Cake raffle
11:30 dismissal
Buses will run in the morning.
NO BUSES FOR THE 11:30 DISMISSAL! Please make arrangements to pick up students from carpool lines running on both sides of the building. 

May 28  -
Mass 8:45
Awards ceremony in the gym following Mass.
Students are to wear regular uniforms.
11:30 dismissal.
Buses will run both in the morning and at the 11:30 dismissal.
Students will be given report cards on this date.

from the Library

iAll library books are now overdue. Please return them to the library as soon as possible.

from the MusicDepartment

iA summer music camp is being offered at SLU. This is a great camp for students wishing to pursue music. Dates are July 9-20. Please go to for more information. 

Piano and band instrument lessons will be offered privately over the summer. Fees will be $15/lesson. Please contact Mr. Malcolm for more information.

Crusaders of the Month

A Child Protection Class will be offered in the St. Joseph School gym on Wednesday, May 30, from 6:30-9:00. 

Please register at Child Protection Classes are mandatory for all volunteers at the school

Sports Pictures

The yearbook is in need of sports pictures. If you have any pictures, please contact Paula at 985-386-6421.

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