February Crusaders of the Month

Adam Tournillon (sixth grade) Emily Babineaux, (first grade)

From the Principal

Mr. Mike Fulmer will make his presentation called The Fourth Cup at the locations and time listed below. The presentation is an inspiring summation of how the Old Testament and the Jewish traditions relate to the Crucifixion and the sacrifice of the Mass. Mr. Mike Fulmer is a convert and a student and teacher of the faith. The scholarship and presentation of the material is impressive. If you have not seen Mike speak, I know you will be impressed. 

Fourth Cup Presentations
Sunday March 9 6:00 p.m. St. Mary’s Church New Roads 
Monday, March 10 1:15 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas High School 
Tuesday, March 11 7:00 p.m. St. Joseph Church 
Thursday, March 13 8:30 a.m. Holy Ghost School 
Sunday, March 16 9:30 a.m. St. Joseph Church 
Sunday, March 16 6:00 p.m. St. Joseph Church 

One other note, the next Fair Meeting will be in the library on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Because of the dates of the fair falling after Easter break, there is more need than ever for help. 

                                                                                                                                                 -- Dr. Gerard Toups

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.

Operation Rice Bowl

Religion classes are participating in Operation Rice Bowl, an annual Lenten solidarity program sponsored by Catholic Relief Services. We assist the poor and vulnerable around the world by depositing the money we save, through our Lenten sacrifices, into our Rice Bowl. 

Donations may be sent to school and will be brought up to the altar by student during Holy Week Mass. 

Lenten Prayer
Good and Gracious God, 
You who are full of compassion, 
Help us to show compassion toward others this Lent. 
During this Holy Season, we: 
Pray that we may be transformed, 
Fast in solidarity with those who are hungry, 
Learn to live with less, 
and Give so that others may live. 
May we join in solidarity as one human family 
and love one another as You love each of us. 

To learn more, please visit: orb.crs.org.

SJS Registration

Registration for new students to St. Joseph is going well. 

Several classes are already filled, but we still have some openings for students in grades Kindergarten and First. 

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.

SJS Tuition and Loans

Loan papers have been included in today’s packet. 

Please remember that tuition for 2008-2009 is due in full to the school office by Thursday, May 1. 

For those making a tuition loan through First Guaranty Bank, loan papers are also due in the school office by Thursday, May 1.

Bunny Grams

Student Council is selling Bunny Grams! The Bunny Grams will be sold from March 13-20 at a cost of 50 cents each. Money can be sent in an envelope to the office with the form in today’s packet or brought to the gym each morning. Checks can be made out to St. Joseph School. 

Student Council would also greatly appreciate any donations of plastic Easter eggs. These may be sent to the office.

Calendar Change

Please note that the Home & School Meeting scheduled for March 20, has been moved up to Thursday, March 13, at 7:00. 

The Parent/Teacher Conferences schedule just prior to the meeting from 6:00-7:00 has also been moved to the same date.

Spring Fair News

So much is going on with the Spring Fair just around the corner! 

Please take a minute and read carefully the special attached flyer which outlines all the fellowship opportunities to be had while helping with the fair. 

Also included is information about when to wear the fair t-shirts, the fair holiday, POP tickets, and the chicken dinner! 

The next meeting concerning the Spring Fair will be Thursday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the library. 

We look forward to seeing a crowd of enthusiastic parents there!

Rock 'n' Roar Fest

SLU is sponsoring its annual Rock ‘n’ Roar Fest on Saturday, March 15 on the Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus. 

Art Camp and Dance Camps will be offered for ages 5-12, and Baseball Camp will be offered for ages 6-13. 

Registration forms are due March13, and are available in the school office.

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.

Meetings & Events

March 4-7 - Exams Grades 6-8
March 5 - 6:00 Advisory Council Meeting Library
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)
March 10-12 - LEAP Testing Eighth Grade
March 11 - 7:00 Fourth Cup Presentation Chapel
March 12 - 7:00 Spring Fair Meeting Library

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.

Spring Fair Flyer

March 28, 29, 30 

The next Spring Fair meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 6, at 7:00 in the library. Everyone is urged to attend. 

Pay One Price Tickets
Pay One Price Tickets are now on sale for the Spring Fair at $15 per session. Please complete the order form below and return to the school with payment by Friday, March 15.

Confetti Eggs
Eggshells for confetti eggs at the fair will be collected in the gym from 7:15-7:30 a.m. by Susan Casey from March 10-14. Please put your child’s name on each carton.
A spirit dress day will be given to those students credited with two cartons of eggshells on April 2.
Volunteers are needed to stuff eggs.
Please consult today’s flyer for more details regarding the egg shells. 

Chicken Dinners
Barbeque chicken dinners will be sold on Friday, March 28, at $6 per dinner. The dinners will be served through the car pool line starting at 5:00 p.m. If you would like to purchase advance tickets, please fill the attached form and return with payment to the office by Friday, March 15. Your tickets will be sent home. 

Fair T-Shirts
Students who purchased fair t-shirts may wear them with spirit dress on Friday, March 7; Friday, March 14; Tuesday, March 18; and Thursday, March 20. 

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. 

Can You Help Us?
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). 

Raffle Tickets
Every student at SJS will receive 10 raffle tickets in today’s packet. We ask that these be sold and the money and stubs returned to the school. Chances are $1 each. Top prize is $1000. More raffle tickets can be had for the asking by contacting the school.

Thank you for your continued support.

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