Fall Fest Revue

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From the Principal


There are several matters that need your attention. 

First, I want to thank everyone who worked so hard on the Fall Fest on Friday. It was a great success! The students had a wonderful time. First, a huge thank you to Jennifer Hebert and Jennifer Tallo for the work they did. Jennifer Hebert arranged for the 10th graders who attend St. Thomas and were graduates of St. Joseph to come to school and run the field day for the upper grades. She also worked with Jennifer Tallo to organize the games for the lower grades. Mrs. Tallo collected for the tickets and distributed them. Other volunteers who did significant work were Jeanie Wisecarver and Daphne Griffin. There were numerous others who contributed and they also deserve our thanks. A special thanks to the Dapprich family who provided the inflatables, They were the biggest hit of the day with the younger crowd. 

Thursday is the Home and School Meeting. I ask all of you to please have a representative of your family at the meeting. We have reduced the number of the meetings this year with the assurance that many more parents will take advantage of the meetings. 

Finally, if you have not visited the website, you are missing all the activities of the school. Mrs. Little posts pictures regularly and does a great job of keeping the site updated. There is always helpful information being posted.

Ken Frahm Jambalaya Dinner

The Kiwanis Club will sponsor a Jambalaya Dinner in memory of Ken Frahm on Thursday, November 8. The dinners will be $6/each and can be purchased from a Kiwanis member or at the St. Joseph School or Church Offices. Dinners may be picked up at the Log Cabin in Ponchatoula. There will be a pick-up drive-through line.

The Frahm Family has requested that all proceeds from this dinner be donated to St. Joseph Capital Campaign, Generation to Generation: Continuing the Vision.

SJS Club News

Literary Club 

There will be a meeting of the Literary Club on Thursday, October 25, until 3:30 P.M. in Mrs. Redmann’s classroom. 

Also, this is a reminder that writing and art entries for the contest on Holidays are due by November 7th.

Book Fair Volunteers

The library is looking for volunteers to help with the SJS Book Fair scheduled for November 8-16. If you can help, please contact Mrs. Carroll in the library. 985-386-6421

Basketball Practice

 Girls JV and V Basketball teams will begin practicing at 3:00 this Monday (10/29), Wednesday (10/31), and Thursday, (11/1).

Sock Hop

5th-8th Graders
scariest, prettiest, most creative
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.

STA Game Day!

St. Thomas Aquinas Falcons will play the Pope John Paul II Jaguars for the District Championship on Friday, November 2, at 7:00 P.M. in Strawberry Stadium. 

Students who attend the game wearing SJS shirt, spirit shirt, uniform or jersey or one promoting STA will be given free admission to the game! 

Come out and support the Falcons!!

STA Open House

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School will have an Open House for 7th and 8th graders and their parents on Thursday, November 15, beginning at 6:30 P.M. 

Students and their parents are invited to visit with the faculty, staff, and students to hear more about the spiritual formation, excellent academic programs, and extracurricular activities. For more information, please contact Gina Perrilloux or Kristy Karcher in the Development Office at 985-345-8941.

STA Lobster Bash

The 7th Annual Lobster Bash will be held on Friday, November 30, at STA gym beginning at 6:30 P.M.

Festivities include silent and live auctions, raffles, wonderful food, music, and lots of fun. Again this year, because of the generosity of Ross Downing Chevrolet, the Grand Raffle will be a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS. Raffle tickets are $50 each or 3/$100.

Lobster dinner tickets are $60/person or sponsorships are also available and must be purchased in advance at STA Development Office (985-542-8941). Last year’s event was a sellout, so please buy tickets early.

Meetings & Events

October 25 Reconciliation (4th)
October 25 - 7:00 P.M. Home & School Meeting - Cafeteria
October 25 - 2:35-3:30 Literary Club Meeting
October 26 - 8:30 Mass w/Crusaders
October 26 - Cake Raffle .25 or 5/$1
October 26 - Spirit Dress or Fall Fest Shirt
October 26 - 1:00 Pep Rally
October 26 - 7-10 P.M. Sock Hop (grades 5-8)
October 31 - Eighth Grade Field Trip
November 1 - 8:30 Mass - All Saints Day
November 1 - Adopt-a-Child Collection

St. Paul Quote of the Week

2 Tim 4:18

The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat
and will bring me safe to His heavenly kingdom.
To Him be glory forever and ever.

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