Living Rosary

Living Rosary - October 8, 2007 

from left, Patrick Pereira, Meagan Perrin, Josie Serigne, Catherine Costa, Amy Henderson
Please see our photo albums on this website for more Living Rosary pictures.

From the Principal

This is the time of year when parents start to assess the schools their children are attending or, in the case of preschoolers and kindergarten, start to think where they might place them for their elementary education.

As I have indicated to you in the opportunities I have had to address you over the past year, the most important recruiters for St. Joseph are our parents. It rarely fails when prospective parents come to see the school they mention parents in the school who referred them. Our goal this year was to increase enrollment by twenty students to a total of 320. We have met that goal. The goal next school year is 340. I believe this is realistic considering the number of inquiries we receive regarding the school. However, please know that much will depend on you, our parents. If you have friends, relatives or people at work who you know might be unhappy with the education their children are receiving or families with younger three year olds or preschoolers, let them know about St. Joseph.

On February 18, that is President’s Day, the school will host an Open House. A significant number of parents toured the school last year. Many enrolled their children. I understand this is early. If the occasion arises, seize the moment. We are dependent on you.

I want you as parents to understand that if enrollment is increased, the school will be better able to serve families. A larger base of student population will allow us to offer additional services and to be more competitive with professional salaries.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Literary Club

The Literary Club is holding their first contest for students in Grades 5-8.

To enter the contest students should submit to their English teacher an original poem, essay, short story, reflection, prayer, or artwork (black & white only) by Wednesday, November 7.

The theme for the contest is Holidays.

Exam Schedule

The last exam scheduled for students in Grades 6-8 will be first period on Thursday, October 11.

Altar Servers

Current Altar Servers and students in Grades 4-8 would like to be servers should please consult the church bulletin for important information.

Brownie Troop

There will be a meeting for both parents and girls for the Brownie Girl Scout Troop on Tuesday, October 16, from 4:00-5:00 P.M. in the meeting room of the gym. Brownie Girls Scouts are for girls in Grades 1-3.

Pray with Us

St. Joseph Church invites all to pray a public square rosary to honor the 90th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal. 

The rosary will be said on Saturday, October 13, at noon. Please meet in the old church parking lot.

Fall Fest Reminders

PreK-4th Grade Parents:
Don’t forget to send in your child’s money for the games by Thursday, October 18. No more than $10, please. Mark the envelope with your child’s name and the name of the teacher.

5th-6th Grade Parents:
Please send in pre-wrapped snacks on Thursday, October 18.

7th-8th Grade Parents:
Please send in 2 liter drinks on Thursday, October 18.

Thank you for your cooperation! This event should be a lot of fun for the kids!

Basketball Tryouts

Varsity Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held in the gym on Tuesday, October 16, at 6:00. Boys trying out should have turned in permission slips and physicals.

JV Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held in the gym on Wednesday, October 17, from 3:45-5:00.

Sports Pictures

Sports pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 18, during the school day. Volleyball, Flag Football, Cross Country, and Cheerleaders members should bring their uniforms for pictures. It is not necessary for coaches to be present.

We will also be taking pictures of the Student Council, Band, Choir, 4-H Club, and Literary Club.

There are no make up pictures scheduled, so please make an extra effort to be at school that day.

Car Wash


Proceeds will be used to buy a scorekeepers’ table to donate to St. Joseph School in memory of Brittany Landaiche

Saturday, October 13 9:00-2:00
St. Joseph Youth Building (across the street from Bohning’s supermarket)

Meetings & Events

October 8-11 - Exams for Grades 6-8
October 9 - 2:45-3:30 Student Council Meeting
October 11 - Second Grade Field Trip
October 11 - Penance Prayer Service Grades 3-4-5
October 12 - 8:30 Mass
October 12 - Fall Fest Shirts
October 13 - 9:00-2:00 Eighth Grade Car Wash
October 15-19 - National School Lunch Week
October 16 - 4:00 Brownie Girl Scouts - Meeting Room
October 17 - Report Cards
October 17 - Spirit Dress Day for A/R Students ONLY
October 17 - 6:00 Advisory Council

St. Paul Quote of the Week

 1 Cor 13: 

If I speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.

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