Eighth Grade and Kindergarten Buddies

Brooke Balser and Ashley Morse

From the Principal

Three new faculty members have joined the staff for the 2007-2008 school year. Mrs. Jeri Carroll is our librarian. Mrs. Susan Casey teaches 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade reading and math. Mrs. Noel Harwell teaches kindergarten.

Mrs. Carroll has a degree in English from Southeastern. She is certified and has two and a half years experience. Mrs. Carroll taught at St. Joseph for a semester during the 2005-2006 school year and a year and a half at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Hammond. She and her husband have two children, an eight year old girl and a six month old boy.

Mrs. Casey is a graduate of Louisiana State University and is certified to teach the elementary grades. She has six years experience having taught at Christ the King in Terrytown and at St. Charles Borromeo in Destrehan. She and her husband have two children at St. Joseph, a boy in first grade and a girl in pre-kindergarten.

Mrs. Harwell is a graduate of UNO with a B.A. in education. She is certified in early childhood and the elementary grades. Her experience includes twelve years in the St. Bernard Public Schools and twelve years in the St. Bernard Catholic schools. She taught kindergarten for eleven years at St. Robert Bellarmine. She and her husband have two children, a girl who entered LSU this year and a boy at St. Paul’s High School in Covington

Please welcome the new faculty members to St. Joseph.

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 www.christianformationbr.org.

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.

Magazine Drive

The Magazine Drive formally ended Tuesday, September 4. An extension has been granted until Friday, September 7. This is a large fundraiser for the school. Your help with this is very much appreciated.

If you haven't already, please get in those last minute orders! Prizes will be sent home shortly.

Spring Fair Meeting

The first meeting for the Spring Fair will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday, September 13, beginning at 6:30.
Please make plans to bring your ideas to this important and informative meeting.

Student Council

This is a very important time for Student Council! Campaigning is underway, and new officers and representatives will be announced next week! Following is the schedule of events:

* Campaigning will take place on September 4-5.
* Elections will be held on September 6.
* Inductions of members will be held on Monday, September 10, at Morning Assembly.

Choir Tryouts

Choir Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, September 12 at 3:00 after school.
Please get with Mr. Malcolm for details

Making the Bell

Parents are asked to leave home just a bit earlier on school mornings. Many students are coming tardy to school. Being tardy seriously cuts into a child’s school day taking away some of the most important instructional minutes of the day and breaking the routine for the child as well as other students. Being on time is critical for ALL students, no matter whether in kindergarten or eighth grade.

Please make a concentrated effort to be earlier to school for your child’s sake.

Meetings & Events

September 6 - 6:30 Child Protection Class in the cafeteria
September 7 - 8:30 Mass (includes K)
September 7 - Adopt-a-Child collection
September 11 - Student Council Meeting 2:45-3:30
September 12 - MidQuarter Reports
September 12 - 3:00 Choir Tryouts
September 13 - Reconciliation (8th)
September 13 - 6:30 Spring Fair meeting in the cafeteria
September 14 - 8:30 Mass (K-8)

Book Sox for Sale

SJS now has book sox for sale in the school office.
3/$5.00 or $2.00/each.

Fall Festival T-Shirts

Announcing the St. Joseph school Fall Festival! This event for SJS students will be held on the school grounds on the afternoon of Friday, October 19. The day promises to bring games, fun, food, and prizes to the students!

Students can now order Fall Fest t-shirts! All shirts will be tangerine orange colored. The shirt cost will be $10 for both youth and adult sizes. Students will be able to wear the Fall Fest t-shirts on all Fridays in October as well as on October 31. The deadline to order is September 20. Please contact the office for an order form.

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Phil 4:8
…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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