Middle School Boys Track Team

Middle School Boys Track Team with second place trophy from Trafton meet:
Back row, from left, Adam Tournillon, Austin Henderson, Zacary Barrient, Aaron Basso
Front row, from left, Luke Bleakley, Kraemer Jackson, Timothy Poche, Ronald Pembo, Eric Alphonso

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

I am pleased to announce that St. Joseph School has been chosen as one of two schools Bishop Muench will visit this spring. His visitation will be on Monday, April 21. He will meet with the faculty, say a Mass for the school, and meet with students throughout the morning. His emphasis during the visit will be Vocation Awareness. Accompanying the Bishop will be a religious sister and a seminarian. The students have been preparing for the visit and have been asked to have questions for him to answer. We are all pleased that St. Joseph was chosen as one of the first two schools to host the visit and everyone is anticipating it with excitement. 

It has come to our attention that some students are now showing a lackadaisical attitude toward their personal appearance and uniforms. That is not unheard for this time of year, but it needs to be addressed. The correct uniform shoes must be worn and the hair cuts, especially for the boys, must be in compliance with the guidelines set forth in the handbook. Our attitudes toward these details say much about our attitudes toward our school. I trust that everyone will cooperate with this and no further action should have to be taken. 

—- Dr. Gerard Toups

New Advisory Council Members

Congratulations to our new Advisory Council members:
Nicole Dillon 
Michael Poche 
Jeff Schmitt

Strawberry Fest Parking

Strawberry Festival Parking is a huge fund raiser for SJS, and the help of everyone who can be there is needed. A schedule is included in today’s packet. Please contact Jeff Schmitt at 985-320-7711 or j2ads@bellsouth.net if you’d like to be added to the schedule.


The St. Joseph School yearbook for 2007-2008 promises to be another great one with lots of pages and lots of color with a hardback cover! Deadline for ordering is Friday, May 2. The book will cost $35. An order form is attached.

Math-a-Thon Day

There will be an ice cream party and Spirit Dress day with St. Jude t-shirts on Friday, April 18, for those students who participated in the St. Jude Math-a-Thon fund raiser earlier in the year. 

A list of participants will be distributed to the teachers. 

Please contact Mrs. Bonnie Naquin (985-.86-6421) with any questions.

Tuition and Loans

Tuition in full as well as paperwork for tuition loans are due in the school office by Thursday, May 1.
Please remember that a late fee applies after the May 1 deadline.

Cheerleader Tryouts

It’s time to try out for the 2008-2009 Cheerleader Squad! 

Girls in grades 4-7 who are interested in trying out for the 2008-2009 cheerleading squad, please pick up an information packet from Mrs. Gaines. 

There will be a mandatory parent meeting for everyone trying out on Thursday, April 17, in Mrs. Bankston’s classroom (in the red buildings) at 6:00 p.m. 

Please contact either Mrs. Gaines or Mrs. Bankston at 985-386-6421 for more information.

Summer Reading

Attached to this packet is a reading list for students who will be grades 1-8 at St. Joseph next school year. 

Students are required to read all selections from their appropriate grade level for the 2008-2009 school year. Students will be responsible for these books through tests or projects at the beginning of the 2008 school year. 

For your convenience, the library will be offering the required books for sale directly through school. Books will be distributed to the students before school dismisses for the summer. Please return the attached form with a check payable to St. Joseph School for the total purchase. All pre-paid orders must be received no later than Friday, April 18.

Cafeteria Updates

Please be aware that all lunch and extra sales money is due for the school year by the end of this month. All student lunch accounts must be paid in full by April 29. There is no charging past this date.

Lost and Found Department

Many, many SJS jackets, sweatshirts, and various uniforms parts have found their ways to the lost and found rack located in the gym. Most do not have names. Please check the rack if your child is missing anything.

Home & School Nominations

It is once again time to elect new officers for the St. Joseph School Home & School Association. 

New officers must meet the following requirements:
1. be a parent/guardian of a student at St. Joseph School, and
2. be a member of the Home & School Association. 

The current officers of the SJS Home & School Association are:
President Lori Kyle Vice President Jennifer Hebert
Recording Secretary Cherrie Escude’ Treasurer Crystal Smith
Corresponding Secretary Theresa Tumulty Historian Kristyn Wisecarver 

All are eligible for re-election. 

Please make your nominations on the enclosed form and return it to the school office by Monday, April 14. Thank you for your support of St. Joseph School.

Home & School Meeting

The next meeting of the Home & School Association will be Thursday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. 

Highlights of this meeting will be an overview of both the Spring Fair and the Strawberry Festival Parking. 

New officers for 2008-2009 school year will also be announced. 

This is the last meeting of the Home & School Association for the year. Please make an extra effort to be present to show your support for SJS.

Meetings & Events

April 7-11 - Terra Nova Testing
April 11 - 8:30 Mass
April 12-13 - Strawberry Fest Parking
April 16 - Mid Quarter Reports
April 16 - 6:00 p.m. Advisory Council Meeting Library
April 17 - 6:00 p.m. Mandatory Cheerleader Parent Meeting Mrs. Bankston’s Room
April 18 - 8:30 Mass
April 18 - Summer Reading Book Orders Due
April 21 - 8:30 Mass
April 21 - Bishop’s Visit
April 22-25 - Eighth Grade Trip
April 24 - 7:00 Home & School Meeting

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Hebrews 13:2:
Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.

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