October Crusaders

Kade Bleakley (first grade) and Jenna D'Antoni (third grade)

From the Principal

Congratulations to the Division I Varsity Volleyball Team and the Cross Country Middle School Boys Team for winning the Northshore Athletic Independent League Championships (NIAL).

The League is composed of ten private and parochial elementary schools on the Northshore through Tangipahoa and St. Tammany Parishes. The League is very competitive with several schools with large enrollments participating. St. Joseph students have a tradition of great success in this competition.

Members of the volleyball team include Casey Henley, Catherine Costa, Christine Pevey, Alexandra von Almen, Joelle Griffin, Amanda Majeau, and Brooke Balser. They are coached by Jennifer Hebert who also serves the school well as Athletic Director. The Volleyball Team defeated Christ Episcopal in the finals of the NIAL in straight sets 25-17, 25-22.

Members of the Cross Country Team include Luke Bleakley, Kraemer Jackson, Adam Tournillon, Ronald Pembo, and Timothy Poche. Kraemer Jackson was the first place finisher in the NIAL Championships. They are coached by Fran Raiford. Kraemer finished first in the race, Luke was second, and Ronald third as the team dominated the competition.

We thank the students and their coaches for representing the school so well

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.

Carpool Issues

PLEASE, Parents — 

Carpool works best when the students are dropped off as quickly as possible then drive away. The carpool line is backing up which is unfair to those later in the line. 

Also - ALL students are to be dropped in carpool line. Please do not enter the one way parking lot the wrong way, park, and walk your child inside the gym. This is a dangerous practice. EVERYONE should go through carpool line and drop their students off in the proper manner.

Book Fair Volunteers

The SJS Book Fair is slated for November 8-16. Please check out the book fair website (below) and the book fair page on the school website. Be prepared for the BLIZZARD! 

If you'd like to volunteer to help at the book fair, please contact the librarian, Mrs. Jeri Carroll at 985-386-6421.


Community Birthday Calendars

It’s time for the SJS Community Birthday Calendar! The cost is only $6/calendar. Your family’s birthdays and anniversaries will be listed on their important dates. All orders must be returned with payment by November 9. Please contact the office (985-386-6421) if you have questions.

Calling, Calling ...

Please refrain from calling teachers at their homes. If a parent needs to communicate with a teacher, that parent should call the school to request a call-back, email the teacher (every teacher email is on the school website), or send a note. Our teachers make every effort to respond to parents within 24 hours of initial contact. 

Our teachers work very hard for our students and deserve to have their home time respected.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Basketball Meeting

There is a mandatory meeting Thursday, November 1, for ALL basketball parents, (girls and boys, JV and Varsity). The meeting will be at 6:00 P.M. in the gym.

Spring Fair Meeting

A meeting about the Spring Fair has been scheduled for Thursday, November 8, at 7:00 P.M. in the school cafeteria. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss dates for the Spring Fair.

Teddy Bear Letters

A letter with a picture of a teddy bear is attached to this packet. Please fill out this form only if you think your child needs special ed. This is not for a regular request for a teacher conference.
If you’d like a teacher conference, please disregard the letter and contact your child’s teacher through the office, email, or send a note.

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.

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 6:00 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 985-542-8941.

Meetings & Events

November 1 - 8:30 Mass - All Saints Day
November 1 - Adopt-a-Child Collection
November 1 - 6:00 PM Mandatory Basketball Parents Meeting in Gym
November 2 - All Souls Day
November 4 - Daylight Savings Time Fall Back
November 6 - ACRE Test (8th Grade)
November 7 - Make-Up Pictures Class Groups in Uniforms Literary Club Deadline
November 8 - Reconciliation (4th)
November 8 - Ken Frahm Jambalya Dinner
November 8 - 7:00 PM Spring Fair Meeting Cafeteria

St. Paul Quote of the Week

 Phil 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always!

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