Middle School Boys Cross Country Team

from left:
Luke Bleakley, Kraemer Jackson, Stuart Tournillon, Ronald Pembo, Timothy Poche 

SJS Middle School Boys Team took home the championship trophy at the Trafton-Christ Episcopal Middle School Invitational on September 20.

Other SJS runners with a excellent showing in that same meet were Callie Fulmer and Calyn Landaiche, finishing thirteen and fourteenth respectively in the girls one mile run, and Kraemer Jackson, Phillip Ernst, and Ronald Pembo finishing the boys two mile run in fifth, eleventh, and thirteenth places.

Kade Bleakley won the half mile run in the boys sub elementary division while teammate Alex Wisecarver came in eighth.

The Middle School Boys Team also won the STA-Trafton Academy Meet earlier this year.

From the Principal

The school office staff regularly receives calls regarding the cafeteria. Parents need to understand that the cafeteria is operated through the state and is not under the auspices of the school administration. Ms. Gwen Klein is the cafeteria manager. I find Ms. Gwen, as she is affectionately known, most cordial in any dealings that I have had with her. She and her staff work hard everyday to collect the fees, serve the meals, and clean the area before they leave. This is no easy task.

Ms. Gwen is supervised through the Diocese of Baton Rouge School Food Service. Food Service provides the menu, controls the portions, and sets cost of the meals under the direction of the state. Cafeteria costs are billed separately from tuition. Ms. Gwen will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the cafeteria. She is a very kind and concerned person. She and the ladies (Ms. Barbara and Ms. Linda) have been working together for many years and do an excellent job. Ms. Gwen’s number is 386-8075.

The only time it is necessary for the school administration to become involved in the cafeteria is if the students are misbehaving or if the students have been treated in an unpleasant manner by the staff. Teachers maintain discipline in the cafeteria and I have no doubt that the students are being treated with respect.

Winn Dixie

This is a reminder that it is very important for EVERYONE to re-enroll with Winn Dixie in order for the store to continue to donate to SJS. 

Please contact the office for an Activation Coupon and directions. 

All cards should be re-activated by October 1, to avoid interruption of earnings.

Thank you so much for your help!

School Pictures

Barberito Photographers will be at school on Thursday, October 4, to take individual school pictures. This is a pre-pay program. Picture packages will only be produced for children who have paid on or before Picture Day. Details and forms are included in today’s packet.
Students should wear regular school uniforms on Picture Day.

October 5

October 5 is a holiday for Tangipahoa Parish School System, but St. Joseph School is in session on that date. The only difference is that we will have no buses running either in the morning or in the afternoon. Everyone is carpool. 

Please be advised that carpool will run, both morning and afternoon on both sides of the building in order to make things run faster.

Cafeteria Balances

All lunch and extra sales money is now due for September. All overdue accounts must be paid in full by September 28! 

Please contact Ms. Gwen Klein, cafeteria manager, at 985-386-0875 if you have any questions.

Volleyball Winners

Joelle Griffin and Christie Pevey were named to the all tournament team at the rently held Trafton Academy Varsity Volleyball Tournament. 

Our Crusader team finished in fourth place at the tournament. 

Congratulations, Crusaders!

Club News at SJS

Literary Club
The Literary Club met last week to elect officers, name the magazine, and decide on a theme for the first contest. 

The officers will be as follows:
Editor Peggy West (8th)
Art Director Seth Bleakley (7th)
Publicist Calyn Landaiche (6th)
Secretary Amy Henderson (7th) 

The title of the magazine will be Imagine! 

The theme of the first contest, open to students in fifth through eighth grades, will be “Holidays”. More contest information will be sent home soon.

Spirit Dress Day

Spirit Dress:
Friday, September 28 —
Please check the February page of the handbook for Spirit Dress details.

Meetings & Events

September 27 - Reconciliation (6th)
September 27 - Field Trip (7th) Audubon Zoo
September 28 - 8:30 Mass w/Crusaders (grades K-8)
September 28 - Cake Raffle 5/$1.00
September 28 - Spirit Dress Day
October 4 - Individual Pictures in Uniforms
October 5 - 8:30 Mass (grades K-8)
October 5 - Adopt-a-Child Collection
October 5 - 1st Quarter A/R Deadline
October 5 - Fall Fest T-Shirts

St. Paul Quote of the Week

2 Cor 9:6-7   
Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

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