The Reason for the Season

From left, Tyler Corbin, Christie Pevey, Matt LaMarca
Baby Jesus is portrayed by Zachary Bagby, son of Scott and Stacey Bagby

From the Principal

On behalf of the Staff of St. Joseph School, I thank you for your kindnesses during this Christmas Season. Thank you especially for the trust you have demonstrated in turning your children over to our care. We work hard to keep that trust.

Father Kauchak, Father John, and the entire school staff join together to wish you and your families a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Joyful New Year. We will keep you in our prayers and ask that you do the same for us. We will see you again in 2008 . 

-- Dr. Gerard Toups

Merry Christmas

The faculty and staff at St. Joseph School
wishes everyone the holiest of Christmas seasons
and a prosperous New Year.

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Please visit “photo albums” at our website,, to see pictures of our Christmas program and many other December activities.

In-Parish Tuition

To qualify for tuition as a financially supporting parishioner, a family’s weekly contribution should be a minimum of $416 per year ($8.00 per week). These contributions are to be made in full by the last day of the calendar year, December 31st. Regular use of the Sunday envelope is necessary as a sign of financial support of the Church.

Uniform Regulations

Cooler weather has now set upon us. Please be reminded that students may only wear SJS sweatshirts in the classrooms. 

Our uniform vendor, The Old School in Hammond, carries both the crew neck and the hooded sweatshirts with the correct SJS logo on them. Our Baton Rouge vendor, Inka’s Sc’oolWear, carries the correct crew neck sweatshirt. Every student should have an SJS sweatshirt for classroom wear in cool weather. 

The Christmas break is a perfect time to check skirt lengths for the girls. Some are growing taller and need to have the hems let out a little during this time. 

Boys should check the haircut regulations and be neat, trim, and in compliance everyday.

Advent Activities

Many thanks to all of the students and parents who made the Advent collections such a tremendous success! Many children will have a very happy Christmas thanks to the efforts of St. Joseph School and Cancer Research will receive a very nice check as a result of outstanding generosity. Over 200 new toys were collected by students in grades preK-4! 

The donations for Cancer Research were as follows:
5th Grade—$77.38 
8th Grade—$146.47 
7th Grade—$235.00 
6th Grade—$469.00 

The goal for the drive was $400. Our students beat that challenge by over $500! The grand total was $927.85! A check for that amount will be sent to Cancer Research from the students of St. Joseph School. What a wonderful way to show our Christmas Spirit!

Christmas Holidays

St. Joseph School will observe Christmas and New Years with the following holidays: 

Classes dismiss for the holidays on Thursday, December 20, at 11:00 A.M. Buses will run in the morning, but not at 11:00. Parents will need to make arrangements for student pick-up at that time. After School Care will not be open that afternoon. 

Classes resume on Monday, January 7, at 7:35 A.M. Buses will not be running on this date. Parents will need to drop off and pick up all students through carpool. 

Buses resume regular operation on Tuesday, January 8.

Meetings & Events

December 20 - 8:30 Mass w/Crusaders
December 20 - Spirit Dress w/Christmas Hats
December 20 - Cake Raffle
December 20 - Christmas Parties
December 20 - 11:00 Dismissal NO BUSES
December 20 - NO After School Care
January 7 - 7:35 A.M. Classes resume w/no Buses
January 7 - Spirit Dress w/LSU Shirts
January 8 - Buses Resume Normal Schedule
January 10 - Penance Prayer Service for Grades 6-8
January 9 - 8:30 Mass
January 9 - Adopt-a-Child

St. Paul Quote of the Week

1 Thes 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

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