Strawberry Festival Essay Contest Winners

from left,
Jake Lipps, Peggy West, and Stuart Tournillon 

Congratulations to the winners of the Strawberry Festival Essay Contest. This year all three winners were from St. Joseph School! 

Peggy West ….. 1st Place 
Jake Lipps ….. 2nd Place 
Stuart Tournillon ….. 3rd Place 

Their essays have been forwarded to Baton Rouge for state competition.

From the Principal

The Registration for new students has gone very well. The Preschool will fill very early this year. Openings exist for the kindergarten, first, and second grades. Please continue to speak to parents especially those who have children in those grades. It is almost inevitable that when parents with no previous experience in the school come to us, it is because of a parental recommendation.

When we have a chance to explain the program, offer a tour around the school and let them meet the staff; parents will almost inevitably choose the school.

Because we were only able to have the Spring Fair the week after Easter and school will be out that week, your cooperation and support is especially needed. Fair Meetings will be announced in the Wednesday Bulletin. Please attend.

Thank each of you who continue to support our efforts. Be assured that our only motivation is to better serve your children. 

-- Dr. Gerard Toups

Spring Fair Holiday

Following a tradition at St. Joseph School, the day after the Spring Fair will be a day off from school for students. This year the holiday extends our Easter vacation.
Therefore, St. Joseph will not have classes beginning on Good Friday, March 21, through Monday, March 31. 

Classes resume on Tuesday, April 1.

Spring Fair News

The Spring Fair is scheduled for March 28, 29, and 30. This is an addition to the calendar, so please be sure to mark down these important dates. 

An order form for Spring Fair t-shirts has been enclosed. Please note that the orders are due Friday, February 29. Students may wear the t-shirts to school with spirit dress on March 7, 14, 18, and 20.
The next Spring Fair meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 6, at 7:00 in the library. Everyone is urged to attend. 

SJS Registration

Registration for new students to St. Joseph has begun. 

We still have some openings for students in grades Kindergarten, First, and Second. 

If you are aware of anyone who would like to send their child/children to St. Joseph School, please let them know that registrations are being accepted in the office during school hours, 7:30-2:30. 

Thank you for your continued support of SJS.

Advisory Council

It is time once again to nominate new members to the St. Joseph School Advisory Council. 

There are three, three-year terms which need to be filled. New members must meet the following requirements:
They must be Catholic,
They must have a child in preK-5th grades,
They must agree to attend monthly meetings. 

The current members of the Advisory Council are: Sandra Johnson, Denise West, Mary Ransom, Christy Atkins, Suzette Callais, Leigh Ann Partridge, Angela Pevey, Veronica Pierson, and one unfilled position. 

This year will end the terms of Leigh Ann Partridge and Angela Pevey. Leigh Ann Partridge is eligible for re-election. Also, we are electing a member for the unfilled position. 

Up to three nominations may be submitted. The top six nominees who meet the above criteria and accept the nomination will be placed on the ballot for the final vote. 

Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 5. A form is attached for your convenience.

Exam Schedule

The Exam Schedule for students in Grades 6-8 is as follows:
Tuesday, March 4 … 7th & 4th periods
Wednesday, March 5 … 8th & 3rd periods
Thursday, March 6 … 5th & 2nd periods
Friday, March 7 … 1st period.

PHS Meeting

On April 3, PHS will host an informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium for incoming freshmen and their parents. Scheduling, graduation requirements, TOPS requirements, and LAePortal will be covered.

Can You Help?

The Spring Fair Committee is in need of the following: 

* Stuffed animals and small toys to be used for the prize booth.
* Companies willing to donate items such as food, paper products, etc.
* Companies willing to sponsor a booth to help with the food or services. We would provide the    booth space at a cost of $250.
* Items for the Lagniappe booth.
* Big ticket item to be raffled.
* Organizer for food booth cooking and collecting food.
* Prize booth items.
* Stage setup/cleanup.
* Sign maker.
* Electrical setup/breakdown.
* Kiddy game organizing/cleanup. 

Any questions, comments, or suggestions are welcome. Please contact Lori Kyle (985-789-5079) or Lenny George (504-464-9795). 

Thank you for your continued support.

Student Council

Student Council is collecting Box Tops for Education Coupons as well as Campbell’s Soup Labels. These can be sent to the school at any time. 

The school also redeems the coupons on Community Coffee products. 

Thanks in advance to everyone who sends in these items.

Meetings & Events

February 28 - Reconciliation Grade 5
February 29 - Fair T-Shirt Orders Due
February 29 - 8:30 Mass w/Crusaders
February 29 - Spirit Dress
February 29 - Cake Raffle
February 29 - 1:55 Stations of the Cross Grades 1-8
March 4-7 - Exams Grades 6-8
March 6 - 7:00 Spring Fair Meeting Library
March 6 - Reconciliation Grade 4
March 7 - Spring Fair T-Shirts
March 7 - 8:30 Mass with Adopt-a-Child Collection
March 7 - 1:55 Stations of the Cross (Grades 1-8)

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Eph 5: 8-9 ... 
Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.

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