Getting Ready

We’re Ready for Bishop Muench! 

Elsie LeBlanc (K), Dane Schmitt(1st), Marley Bohning (1st), Abigail Allen (3rd), from left, point out two of the Ten Commandments on display in the lower floor hallway of the main building. Students in all grades have been studying the Ten Commandments with a special focus this year. 

Students at St. Joseph are very excited to be honored with a visit from Bishop Muench on Monday, April 21. The focus of the Bishop’s visit will be on vocations.

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

Thank you to all who worked hard this weekend parking cars for the Strawberry Fest. A special thanks to Jeff Schmitt who organized the effort and Crystal Smith who was instrumental in helping him. This is one of the school’s main fundraisers, and we thank each of you who worked so hard to make it a success. Final tallies are not in, but the profit will be in excess of $15,000.00. 

I also should thank you for having your children in school last week. We had very few absences for the Terra Nova Tests, and makeup tests were completed on Friday. Thanks to Mrs. Jeri Carroll for distributing, collecting, packing the material, and giving the make up tests. 

As we approach the end of the school year, we ask that you encourage your children to continue to work hard. Make sure they attend school, complete their homework, and study for tests. The temptation is to let up on school work as the year winds down. 

—- Dr. Gerard Toups

Spring Concert

The Spring Concert put on by the Music Department will be held on Thursday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. 

All first, second, and third grades will be performing and are expected to be in attendance.
The varsity band will also be performing. 

There will be after-school rehearsals for the band on April 30 and May 7 from 3-4.


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 or you can contact the school office prior to May 2 pay for a copy..

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 Association News

Attached to today’s packet is a ballot for Home and School Officers. Please cast your vote and return the ballots to the school office by Monday, April 21. 

To: Volunteers who helped with Strawberry Fest Parking
From: Jeff Schmitt and Crystal Smith
Crystal and I would like to say THANK YOU to all of the parents who helped with the Strawberry Festival parking for our school. The weather was perfect, and the money raised would not have been accomplished without the teamwork from all of you. As you know, this is a huge fund raiser for St. Joseph, and we look forward to making it even better next year. St. Joseph School appreciates your time! 

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.

Summer Reading & Math Clinic

Enrichment Experience in Reading and/or Math * Certified Teachers * 5 Students per Teacher * Students Completing Grades K-8 Eligible * See Website Tab for Summer Reading and Math Clinic for More Information 

Meetings & Event

April 16 - Mid Quarter Reports (8th)
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 23 - Mid Quarter Reports
April 23 - Secretary’s Day
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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