April Crusaders of the Month

Gabrielle Gremillion (2nd grade) and William Mobley (eighth grade)

From the Principal

Dear Parents,
Attached is a letter I wish to share with you from the bishop to the students. We read it to the students at this morning’s assembly. As I told the attendees at the Home and School last week, the students were excellent in their behavior and their demeanor. They demonstrated great respect, participated in the Mass and were very attentive to the bishop’s presentation and to Sister’s. They made each of us feel especially proud to be on the St. Joseph School staff. 

Congratulations are in order for the second graders who made their communion this Saturday. There was a huge attendance at the Communion Mass to celebrate with them. We owe Mrs. Dufreche a sincere thank you for the preparation the students received for that blessed event. 

The Eighth Grade had a most enjoyable trip through Texas last week. They visited venues in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Mr. Naquin, Mrs. Mercer and Mrs. Little accompanied them.
Pictures from all these events and others are available on the Website. Please visit. It is worth the time. 

-- Dr. 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.

Sombrero Fiesta!

Jake Lipps, William Mobley, Nathan Plauche, Taylor Denham, and Erica George model sombreros purchased on their eighth grade trip through parts of Texas last week. Please visit the photo albums on the school website (www.sjscrusaders.org) to view pictures of all the fun.

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.

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.

Thank You!

Cory, Paula, and Terri wish to extend huge thanks to all who were so generous to them on Secretary’s Day last week. The flowers, baskets, cards, and gifts from Home and School, individual families, and the students really made them feel especially appreciated. Thanks for making this day so special for them.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-9. Traditionally, Room Mothers have planned a wonderful week with a suggested daily theme. A flyer explaining all is included in this packet. Please consult it for ideas!

500 Point Accelerated Reader

Emily Ransom

500 Point Accelerated Reader

Emily Buddy

For the first time ever, students at SJS have read all the way to 500 points in the Accelerated Reader Program . The first to reach this goal is Emily Ransom followed the next day by Emily Buddy. Congratulations to these wonderful readers!

Bible Collection

Students who bring in a new or used Bible or $1.00 to be used toward the purchase of such may wear Spirit Dress on Friday, May 2. The proceeds will benefit Jason’s Legacy, an organization which provides Bibles to those who cannot otherwise afford them.

Sports Updates

O The Mother/Daughter basketball game for the varsity team will be Thursday, May 1, at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. 

O The Father/Son basketball game for the varsity team will be Thursday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. 

O The Sports Awards Ceremony has been moved from May 5 to Tuesday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. 

O Congratulations to the following girls who have made the 2008-2009 cheerleading squad for SJS: Anna Talabock, Amelia Johnson, Jennie Gaines, Callie Fulmer, Colleen Atkins, Jean Girdwood, Calyn Landaiche, Bennett Oalmann, Erin Pereira, Sarah Ryals, Alexis Sparacello, Gabrielle Wahl, Kirsten Jackson, Morgan Fontenot, Lexie Smith, Dani Majeau, Krystal Waddell, Bethany Herrick, Savanna Barrient, Remi Wilson, and Chelsi Corbin. 

O Fittings for cheer uniforms will be Thursday, May 1, in the red building at 3:00-4:00 p.m. The first practice will be Thursday, May 8, at 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the gym. Wear comfortable shorts and a t-shirt for this practice.

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.

Meetings & Events

May 1 - Tuition in Full or Loan Papers Due in Office
May 1 - Field Trip First Grade
May 2 - 8:30 Mass/May Crowning
May 2 - Adopt-a-Child Collection
May 2 - Accelerated Reader Deadline for Eighth Grade Students
May 2 - Yearbook Orders Due
May 2 - Spirit Dress for Those Donating $1 to Jason’s Legacy
May 2 - K & 8th Fees due
May 3 - Physical Day @ North Oaks
May 5-9 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 5 - Field Trip Beta Club
May 6 - SJS Night @ Jump-a-Roo

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Eph 5:8:
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.

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