Accelerated Readers

First Quarter High Point Accelerated Readers 
The following students were recognized with AR Certificates and are pictured below from left to right:.
Leah Dahmer, Blair Atkins, McKenzi McNemar, Evan Babineaux, Heath Greaud, Rebekah Currie, Emily Buddy, Cayden Giluso, Spencer Wyld, Katelyn McKneely, Emily Ransom, Kaitlynn Schulz, and Kayla Adams. Absent for the picture was Joseph Pellittieri.

From the Principal

Tuesday morning Ms. Carroll presented the certificates for Accelerated Reader. Reading is most enjoyable and it is the most important thing a student can do to improve test scores. Comprehension, vocabulary, as well as writing skills and grammar all improve in proportion to the extent students read. A fact that I found interesting was that the students who had the most points in Accelerated Reading in the seventh, and eighth grades were boys. I congratulate them. Special note should be given to the sixth grade. That class had the highest number of students who met their AR goals. A significant amount of energy in the school is expended encouraging reading. Please join us in encouraging reading in your family. I believe modeling is most important. Pick up a book yourself and perhaps your child will follow.

All Saints Day

All Saints Day
The Sixth Grade Class
See more pictures of the saints on the website in "Photo Albums". 

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 —
It would be best if the parents picking up preK and K students for early dismissal would not speed past the other parents waiting in the carpool line. This makes for a dangerous situation. Violators could be ticketed by the police department if they are reported.

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.

Book Fair

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. Family Night will be Thursday, November 15, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Be prepared for the BLIZZARD!

Veterans' Day

St. Joseph School will hold a short Veterans’ Day Program on Friday, November 9, in the gym right after morning assembly. 

Students who are in Scouting are asked to please wear their Scout uniforms for the ceremony.
Parents are invited to attend.

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.

Thanksgiving Activities

A Students in PreK, First Grade, and the Recorder Classes will present a short Thanksgiving Program following morning assembly on Thursday, November 15, in the gym.
Parents are invited to attend. 

A Kindergarten and Eighth Grade students will participate in the Mass in their traditional Thanksgiving roles as Pilgrims and Indians on Friday, November 16, at 8:30.
Parents are invited to attend. 

A Thanksgiving Holidays - November 19-23

Student Masses

Parents are invited to the weekly student Masses. Masses are usually held on Fridays (exceptions are noted in this bulletin) beginning at 8:30 in the church.

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.

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

November 8 - Reconciliation (4th)
November 8 - Ken Frahm Jambalya Dinner
November 8 - 7:00 PM Spring Fair Meeting Cafeteria
November 9 - 7:40 Veteran’s Day Ceremony - Gym
November 9 - 8:30 Mass
November 12-16 Library Book Fair
November 13 - 5th Grade Field Trip
November 13 - 2:45-3:30 Student Council Meeting
November 14 - Mid-Quarter Reports
November 15 - 7:40 PreK/1st Grade/Recorders Thanksgiving Program - Gym
November 15 - Reconciliation (3rd)
November 15 - 5-8 PM Book Fair Family Night Library

Student Council News

Giant Panda Bear Raffle:
November 5-9
During Morning Assembly
Proceeds donated to Operation We Care
5/$1.00 or 25 cents per chance
Winner will be announced on Friday, November 9 

Thanksgiving Food Drive:
November 12-16
Place food in boxes in the Gym during Morning Assembly
The goal is to provide for families in the Tangipahoa area.
Our goal is 750 items by November 16. 

Fun Dress Day:
November 16
Wear the jersey of your favorite team (city, school, or professional) with jeans, white crew socks, belt, uniform shoes.
Basketball jerseys must be worn with a t-shirt underneath.
Jerseys must be tucked in.

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