Newsletter (Archived): Newsletter 810 - May 7, 2008 - May 14, 2008 [Archive]
From the PrincipalDear Parents,
As those of you who pick up at carpool can see, much progress is being made on the construction site. The building itself should be on site shortly. Some preparation has started in the church so it can be used when the Notre Dame Center comes down this summer.
Several meeting have been held with the architect planning the new construction across the street. As these new facilities come on line there will be a whole new atmosphere around the school. The added space will be a blessing and enable us to do an ever better job of educating the students who attend St. Joseph School.
I am signing contracts with the teachers and staff this week. I am pleased to inform you that every staff member is returning. That continuity is crucial for the continued enhancement of the program.
The eighth grade promotion ceremony is next week. Please know that as this group of students move on, we continue to recruit new students. Kindergarten, first, and third grade spots are available for the coming school year.
-- Dr. Gerard Toups
Spring ConcertThe 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.
Teacher Appreciation WeekTeacher 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!
ExamsThe Eighth Grade Exam Schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 8 ….. Periods 7 & 4
Monday, May 12 ….. Periods 8 & 3
Tuesday, May 13 ….. Periods 5 & 2
The exam schedule for Sixth and Seventh Grades is as follows:
Monday, May 19 ….. Periods 7 & 4
Tuesday, May 20 ….. Periods 8 & 3
Wednesday, May 21 ….. 5 & 2
Thursday, May 22 ….. Period 1
Sports AwardsThe Sports Awards Ceremony will take place in the SJS gym on Tuesday, May 13, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Accelerated ReadersHigh point Accelerated Readers for each reading class in the third quarter were recently announced.
Maddy Henry (1st), Scott Jacobs (1st), Kennedy Martin (2nd), Josh Albin (2nd), Emily Ransom (3rd), Blair Atkins (3rd), Katelyn McKneely (4th), Jason Webb (4th), Abigail vonAlmen (5th), Emily Buddy (6th), Taylor Ransom (7th), Carven Corbett (8th).
End-of-the-Year CalendarThe following calendar is for the last six days of school.
May 19-22 - Sixth and Seventh Grade Exams
May 20 - Last day of classes for PreK&K
May 21 - PreK & K picnic 11:00-1:00
May 21 - Spirit Dress for A/R ONLY
May 22 - 9:00 K Promotion
12:30 PreK Promotion
May 23 - 8:30 Mass Field Day (Modest Shorts/Capris and Spirit Shirts or Brittany Shirts)
May 26 - Last Day for Students (Regular Uniforms)
Report Cards Distributed
Summer Office Hours are 8:30-12:30.
Lost and Found DepartmentMany, 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.
Pancake BrunchMatt LaMarca, Jon Morgan Pevey, Nathan Plauche, and Mr. Jay Naquin help with the preparations for Mr. Jay’s traditional eighth grade pancake brunch. The results were a definite hit!
Gun SafetyDetective Jerry McDowell, Matt LaMarca, Jon Morgan Pevey, Chief Bry Layrisson, Trey Foster, and Officer Brad Sibley review points made by the Ponchatoula Police Department during their recent demonstration of gun safety for students in grades 1-8.
Summer Reading & Math Clinic
* Enrichment Experience in Reading and/or Math
* Certified Teachers
* 5 Students per Teacher
* Students Completing Grades K-8 Eligible
* Contact Dr. Gerard Toups (985-386-6421) for more information.
Meetings & EventsMay 5-9 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8 - Exams (Grade 8)
May 8 - 7:00 Music Program in Gym
May 8 - Field Trip (Grade 2)
May 9 - 8:30 Mass
May 9 - Accelerated Reader Deadline
May 9 - Crusader Luncheon
May 10 - STA Graduation
May 12 - Exams (Grade 8)
May 13 - Exams (Grade 8)
May 13 - 7:00 Sports Award Ceremony in Gym
May 14 - Eight Grade Breakfast
May 15 - 9:00 Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony
St. Paul Quote of the Week1Cor 3:16:
Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.
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