Book Fair Blizzard!

Book Fair Blizzard!
First Graders Marley Bohning, Kerrigan Jackson, and Peyton LeSaicherre (left to right) enjoy the selections at the SJS Book Fair while classmate Chase Mack peruses the bookshelves for more choices. The Book Fair will hold a family night on Thursday, November 15, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. in the library. Parents are encouraged to attend.

From the Principal

As Thanksgiving approaches, the St. Joseph School Community has reason to be thankful. First and foremost, the Capital Campaign continues to progress with more than $1,700,000.00 pledged. Final plans are being drawn for the classroom building to be constructed on the green area next to the library. Those plans are being submitted to the Diocese for approval shortly. That building will enable us to move the class out of the Meeting Room in the Gym and also have the small math classes that are held across the street taught in the new classroom building. It will also accommodate the additional class that will be opened in second grade. Planned construction of the new facilities will allow us to serve the students better and will continue to attract new families to St. Joseph.

On behalf of the teachers and the staff of the school, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. The holiday is a day for family gatherings and a wonderful time to be with your children. Take time as a family to be together and enjoy one another’s company. May the Lord Bless each of you on this truly American holiday. 

Dr. Gerard Toups

Book Fair

The SJS Book Fair continues this week . 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!

Panda Bear Raffle

Congratulations to Eighth Grader Jake Lipps who was the lucky winner of the giant panda bear raffled off last week by Student Council A total of $164.00 was raised to be contributed to Operation We Care which uses the funds to send care boxes to our troops.

Birthday Calendar

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 16.

Spring Fair Meeting

A meeting about the Spring Fair has been scheduled for Thursday, December 13, at 7:00 P.M. in the school cafeteria. All room mothers are asked to attend.

Child Protection

In accordance with directives from the Baton Rouge Diocese Office of Youth and Child Protection, St. Joseph School will be presenting students with various components of the Safe in Place Series.
Students in grades K & 1 will receive the program’s coloring books in Wednesday packets on November 28. 

Students in grades 2-4 will receive workbooks on the same date. 

Students in grades 5-8 will be shown the DVD during their Religion classes early in December. 

Parents who wish to view the DVD prior to their child viewing it, may do so during school hours the week of November 26-30. 

Parents of students in grades 5-8 have been mailed opt-out forms if they do not wish their child to participate. Opt-out forms are due to the school office by Monday, December 3. If an opt-out form is not received by that date, it is assumed that permission to view the DVD is granted.

Thanksgiving Activities

A Student Council is again collecting non-perishable food items for distribution to families less fortunate than ours. The collection will take place each morning this week through Friday, November 16. Donations are being collected in boxes in the gym. The school goal is 750 items. We’re always been over our goal, so please keep sending those canned and boxed food items! Thank you for your generosity.

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.
ASt. Thomas Aquinas High School Open House for 7th and 8th Graders and their parents will be held on Thursday, November 15, beginning at 6:00 P.M. Please call 985-542-8941 for more information.

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

A Thanksgiving Holidays - November 19-23

Meetings & Events

November 15 - 7:40 AM PreK/1st Grade/Recorders Thanksgiving Program - Gym
November 15 - Reconciliation (3rd)
November 15 - 7th/8th Grade St. Francisville Field Trip Payment Due
November 15 - 8th Grade Class Trip Deposit Due
November 15 - 5-8 PM Book Fair Family Night Library
November 15 - 6:00 PM STA Open House
November 16 - 8:30 Mass w/Pilgrims & Indians
November 16 - Favorite Team Jersey Day w/Blue Jeans
November 16 - Last day for Non-Perishable Food Collection
November 19-23 Thanksgiving Holidays
November 26 - Classes Resume

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Phil 4:13
I can do everything through God who strengths me.

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