August Crusaders

Emily Buddy (Grade 8) and Thomas Casey (Grade 2)

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

I know the stress of the storm has been very difficult on everyone.
It seems likely now that Ike will not visit us. 

Please remember in your prayers those who have suffered from the storm. 

The only schools open in the Diocese of Baton Rouge Monday were the four schools in Tangipahoa Parish as families throughout the diocese endure. 

In the state, the southern parishes of Terrebonne and Lafourche were most severely affected.
We should also be aware of the devastation that took place in the Caribbean. 

Although difficult for most of us, the inconvenience of being without electricity was tolerated and I am sure most of us are very thankful to have been spared. 

I was most pleased to greet a full house yesterday with only a couple of students absent. 

I ask parents to be diligent in having the students at school and on time. Even though we have been in school only a few weeks, there has been improvement in attendance and fewer students tardy. Please continue the good work. 

— Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week:
September 10 - Midquarter Reports
September 11 - Penitential Service (Grades 6-7-8)
September 11 - Magazine Orders Due
September 12 - 8:30 Mass
September 12 - Spirit Dress
September 18 - Reconciliation (Grade 8)
September 19 - 8:30 Mass
September 19 - Spirit Dress

Parent Broadcast

Two important Parent Broadcast messages were sent out during the recent hurricane.
If you would like to change or add numbers to our Parent Broadcast System, please contact Paula in the office at 985-386-6421.

Magazine Sale

Due to the storm, the Magazine Sale has been extended.
Orders are now due to the office on Thursday, September 11.
Please join with other parents and students to make sure this fund raiser is a success! 
Nothing is easier than ordering or renewing magazines you would read anyway.
The school makes a generous profit from all sales and renewals.
Please send in the orders! SJS needs you!

More Buddies!

Seth Swanner and Adam Hebert 
Eighth Grade/Kindergarten Buddies

Club News

A flyer is attached to today’s Crusader Connection inviting students in Grades 5-8 to join St. Joseph’s Literary Club.
The Literary Club conducts student writing and art contests during the year.
The best entries will be included in the club’s magazine called Imagine! which will be published in May.
Members of the club choose and type the entries and plan the magazine’s layout.
Eighth Grader Faith Allen is this year’s editor. Other officers will be elected during September. 

St. Joseph School is asking for a parent volunteer or volunteers to head up the school’s 4-H Club.
Volunteers need to be familiar with the 4-H program (or willing to learn!) and must either have or be willing to obtain the Child Protection clearance.
Anyone interested in becoming the school’s 4-H Club leader should contact the school office at 985-386-6421. 

Student Council is collecting labels from Campbell’s products as well as BoxTops for Education, and Community Coffee coupons.
This is an on-going project, so labels and coupons can be turned into the office at any time during the school

Cafeteria Updates

If your child/children bring their lunch to school, please make sure they have everything that is needed to eat their bag lunch: eating utensils, napkins, any condiments such as ketchup, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, etc.

No menu is currently available for the cafeteria due to the storm. As soon a menu is ready, it will be sent home.

Varsity Volleyball Team

From left - Morgan Brown, Amelia-Kate Johnson, Alex VonAlmen, Callie Hines, Hannah Alford,  Olivia Currie, Anna Talabock, Catherine Costa. 

Not pictured - Haley Davis. 

Please see the Sports Page on the website for a volleyball schedule.

Mother/Daughter Program

The Marriage and Family Life Office-Respect Life Program will hold its Mother and Daughter Day Program for 13-16 year old girls on Sunday, September 21, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

It will be held in the Tracy Center, at the Diocese of Baton Rouge - 1800 south Acadian Thruway.

You can register online at 

For more information, please contact Shannon Baldridge at 225-242-0323. 

Refreshments will be served. 

Reservations are necessary. 

Cost is $25 for one mother and one daughter.

LCF Cheerleaders

Registration for cheerleaders (ages 5-13) for Ponchatoula Little Conference Football, Inc., will be held at 499 South 4th Street, Ponchatoula, on Saturday, September 13, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

Registration fee is $40. 

Please call 985-370-7371 for more information.

More Buddies!

Catherine Costa and her buddies Ashley Brown, left, and Casey Nguyen

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up..

Gal 6:9

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