PreK at Breakfast

PreK students Taylor Tumulty (left) and Casey Nguyen enjoy their breakfast each morning in the school cafeteria.

From the Principal

Please welcome Fr. John Dominic Simms to the parish. He will serve as the Parochial Vicar or Assistant Pastor to Father Kauchak. 

Father John is originally from Detroit Michigan and has a Master’s Degree in Social work from Wayne State University which is also located in Detroit along with a Masters in Divinity. Before entering the Dominican Order, he worked as a hospital Social Worker offering counseling services to the critically ill and their families including those with HIV. He has spent two years in New Orleans at St. Dominic’s as a deacon and as an Assistant Pastor. He also spent a year in Miami before being transferred to St. Joseph’s. 

Fr. John indicated to me that he is an avid fisherman and enjoys his hobby, carpentry. He is fluent in Spanish having spent a year in Salamanca, Spain. 

Father is very positive person with a welcoming smile and a wealth of experience and everyone in school looks very forward to working with him.

Textbooks Online

Science and Social Studies Student Textbooks for grades 6-8 are now available online!
Attached is a table containing the information needed to access the texts. This information can also be received by contacting the school office.

Information for Social Studies student texts in other grades will be coming as soon as it is received by the school.

Important Papers

Last week every family should have received a packet with a Signature Form on the cover. This packets had forms attached regarding Publications Release, Medication at School, Emergency Care and Transport, etc. The Signature Form from the packets needs to be returned as soon as possible as these need to be kept on file. 

If you still have this form, please complete it, and return it to the office as soon as possible.

If you do not recall receiving this packets, please feel free to call the office. We will happy to send you one.

Magazine Drive

The Magazine Drive continues through Tuesday, September 4. This is a large fundraiser for the school. Your help with this is very much appreciated.

Please turn in all sales the day we return from the Labor Day Holiday. Prizes will be sent home shortly after the sale is concluded.


A few extra 2006-2007 yearbooks will be available for a short time in the school office at a cost of $30 each. Please contact Paula for an extra copy.

Child Protection Class

According to directives from the Diocese of Baton Rouge, ALL employees and volunteers in direct unsupervised contact with students (coaches, room mothers, field trip chaperones, lunchroom servers, Scout leaders, etc.) MUST have a certificate of training from a Child Protection Training Class.

The next Child Protection Training at St. Joseph School will be held on Thursday, September 6, beginning at 6:30 P.M. in the cafeteria. Attendees must register online at

Fingerprinting and the Criminal Background Check for volunteers are on hold until new rules and guidelines are made available to us in November.

Questions and comments can be directed to the Office of Child Protection at 225-387-0561 ext 221.

We do apologize for the inconvenience, however, the safety and protection of our students is of utmost importance. Therefore, all guidelines set forth by the Office of Child Protection will be strictly followed.

Substitute Workshop

Anyone currently on the SJS substitute teacher list or who would like to be a substitute teacher at St. Joseph should attend the Substitute Workshop in the school library on Wednesday, September 5, at 1:30 P.M. Please check in through the school office prior to reporting to the library.
This is a very important class covering many changed guidelines and expectations for substitute teachers in today’s schools. Many helpful hints for managing classes will also be covered.
Please make plans to attend this very important class.

We encourage those who would like to help out the school by substituting to attend. Quality substitutes are always in demand.

Student Council

* Student Council will be taking nominations for members in grades 4-8 on Thursday, August 30. 
* Candidates will be announced Friday, August 31. 
* Campaigning will take place on September 4-5. 
* Elections will be held on September 6. G Inductions of members will be held on Monday, September 10, at Morning Assembly.

St.Paul Quote of the Week

"Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ."
Ephesians 4:32

Meetings & Events

August 31 - 8:30 Mass
September 3 - Labor Day Holiday
September 4 - Magazine Sales End
September 5 - 1:30 Substitute Workshop in the library
September 6 - 6:30 Child Protection Class in the cafeteria
September 7 - 8:30 Mass (includes K)
September 7 - Adopt-a-Child collection

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