Student Council Officers

Back row from left …
Christine Palmisano, treasurer; Scott Felder, vice president; Faith Allen, president; Adam Hebert, secretary. 

Front row from left…
Emily Buddy, reporter; Nathan Waller, Sergeant-at-Arms; Sarah Ryals, chaplin 

Mrs. Elizabeth Mercer is the Student Council sponsor.

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

After the morning assembly in the gym next Tuesday, September 23rd, Father Kauchak will perform the Rite of Blessing for the new building. Parents are invited to attend the ceremony. The building itself has certainly been a blessing for students and staff. It has proven to be most useful and important to the school’s academic program.

To a completely different issue, the cafeteria manager, Ms. Klein, has been informed that school children will not be charged for lunch or breakfast for a two week period because of the hurricane. There is some confusion as to the exact days to be credited. We know that Tuesday through Friday of this week is included. There is some lack of clarity as to whether the second week for free lunches and breakfasts will be next week or if parents who paid for last week will have their accounts credited.

Finally, I encourage you to keep the date of October 2nd free next month. That is the date of the Home and School Meeting. I believe that there is always important information disseminated and those who are not present miss out on information 

— Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

September 18 - Reconciliation (Grade 8)
September 19 - 8:30 Mass
September 19 - Spirit Dress
September 23 - Blessing of the New Building Following Morning Assembly
September 25 - Reconciliation (Grade 7)
September 25 - Individual Pictures in School Uniforms
September 25 - Fall Sports Pictures
September 26 - 8:30 Mass

Student Council News

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent their respective grade levels on the St. Joseph School Student Council: 

Fourth Grade
Blair Atkins, Joey Gaines, Lydia Pevey, Andee Poche. 

Fifth Grade
Scott Dufreche, Leigh Fresina, Jeb Kraft. 

Sixth Grade
Morgan Fontenot, Sarah Ryals, Madison Perrin. 

Seventh Grade
Zacary Barrient, Emily Buddy, Clayton D’Antoni, Jake Kraft. 

Eighth Grade
Faith Allen, Catherine Costa, Storm Coates, Scott Felder, 
Adam Hebert, Christine Palmisano, 
Josie Serigne, Anna Talabock, Nathan Waller.

Blessing the New Buiding

Father Kauchak will bless the new building on 
Tuesday, September 23, 
following the morning assembly. 
Everyone is invited to attend.

PreK Centers

Abigail LeSaicherre - preK 
Please see Photo Albums on the website for preK Centers pictures!

Notes from Cory

Forgotten Lunch Parts

If lunches, juice, water, etc. are forgotten at home, students are to purchase from the cafeteria or drink water from the fountain. 

Far too much disruption of academic time happens when calls must be made to the classrooms and students leave class to retrieve forgotten items from the office.

Transportation Changes

Transportation changes need to be called in to the office PRIOR to 1:00 p.m. 

Things in the office get much too hectic at the end of the day to ensure that students get the message of how they get home. 

Students should know how they are to go home BEFORE they get to school in the morning. 

Tardy/Early Checkout

Please remember that arriving tardy to school and checking out early adds up to absences this year. Three times tardy or three early check outs during a quarter adds up to a full day’s absence. A long carpool line is not a good reason for early checkout. 


It is expected that parents will send an excuse when their student returns to school following an absence. 


Thank you so much for your cooperation in these matters. We want the office to run as smoothly as possible for the safety and benefit of all students. Your help is very much appreciated.

PreK Centers

Morgan Hutches - preK
Brock Smith - preK
Jenny Little - preK

Cross Country

Coaches are asking every athlete who ran Cross Country or Track last year to please return his or her uniform to the school office as soon as possible so that this year’s team will be properly attired as they represent St. Joseph School. 

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. 

Meet Results

Meet Winners:
Sub-Elementary Girls (Grades K-1-2) First Place
Elementary Girls (Grades 3-4) First Place
Junior High Third Place Overall
SJS had the most of the individual top 10 medals!

Fall Fest T-Shirts

An order form to order Fall Fest T-Shirts is included with today’s packet. 

The deadline for ordering is September 24. Due to the tight timeline, no late orders will be taken. 

Students may wear their Fall Fest T-Shirts with Spirit Dress on every Friday in October.


If a child brings a lunch to school, please make sure that they are able to open every item without adult assistance. 

Teachers trying to supervise classes in the lunchroom do not have time to get to every child who needs assistance. 

Thank you for your consideration.

News from the Diocese

Mother/Daughter Program

The Mother & Daughter Program scheduled for September 21 was been cancelled. Please contact Shannon Baldridge at 225-242-0323 or with questions. 

Respect Life Mass

Everyone is invited to join Bishop Robert Muench for the Bishop’s Respect Life Mass, Sunday, October 12, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North Street, Baton rouge, and to a reception after Mass in the Parish Hall. This year’s theme is “Hope and Trust in Life!”. Please contact Shannon Baldridge (contact information above) with questions.

PreK Centers

Roland Webb  -  preK

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Give thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.

Eph 5:20

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