The Bee-sters

from left, 
Alexandra VonAlmen (5th), Emily Ransom (3rd), Faith Allen (7th)
SJS Representatives at the Tangipahoa Parish Fair Spelling Bee

From the Principal


Thursday afternoon parent conferences will be held in the classrooms. The hours will be from 3:00 to 5:00. The reason the school is holding conferences after school is twofold. Students will have an extra day in the classroom. Class time is precious and every class missed is academic time lost. Second, parents needed to make arrangements for their children when they miss school. This schedule should relieve some of that.

The downside of this schedule is fact that the conferences are only for two hours. Therefore, meetings must be held to a minimum. I ask that parents be aware if a line is forming behind them when they go into the classroom. It generally does not take long to list any pluses or minuses that the parent must know regarding their child. However, some parents might need extra time. If that is the case, that time must be scheduled outside the 3:00 to 5:00 time period. Teachers have been asked to make themselves available at their off period on another school day if the conference must be extended.

With everyone’s cooperation, the conferences will go well.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences for Grades 1-8 will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 3:00-5:00 P.M.

If you child’s teacher is requesting a conference, the conference time will be on a gold half sheet of paper included in your child’s report card when it is sent home on Wednesday.

Should this conference time need to be changed or if your child’s teacher did not schedule a conference and you’d like to schedule one anyway, please contact Cory in the office to set up a time.

Please remember that conferences should be limited to no longer than ten minutes. Should a longer time be needed, please reschedule with the teacher through Cory.

PreK and Kindergarten teachers have already informed their parents of the conference schedule for those grades.

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.

Basketball Tryouts

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

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!

Sock Hop

5th-8th Graders
COSTUME CONTEST scariest, prettiest, most creative
A PHOTOGRAPHER for Halloween pictures

* This is a well-chaperoned dance for SJS students in grades 5-8.
*A police officer will be present.
* Each SJS student in attendance may bring ONE non-SJS friend.
* Once a student has entered, they may not leave and come back in.
* Everyone will be checked in and out of the dance.
* Parents must drop off and pick up students.
* Rides home should be ready promptly at 10:00 P.M.

Meetings & Events

October 15-19 - National School Lunch Week
October 17 - Report Cards
October 17 - 3:45-5:00 JV Boys BB Tryouts
October 17 - 6:00 Advisory Council
October 18 - Custodian Day
October 18 -Reconciliation (5th)
October 18 - Fall Sports Pictures During the School Day
October 18 - Club/Band/Music Pictures During the School Day
October 19 - 8:30 Mass
October 19 - Fall Fest Shirts w/Spirit Dress
October 19 - noon-2:30 Fall Festival

St. Paul Quote of the Week

2 Tim 1:17
For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.

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