September Crusaders

Zacary Barrient, 7th Grade
Haleigh Laylle 3rd Grade

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

Thanks to the Home and School for the wonderful movie night out last Friday. A huge crowd was in attendance and all enjoyed the popcorn, drinks and the movie. Thanks to all who helped with the cleanup after.

Please make every effort to attend the Home and School Meeting on Thursday. We are forwarding a letter today regarding the plans for the school asking for your help. Please take some time and read. We will make an effort to answer questions on Thursday. 

Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week:
October 1 - 6:00 Advisory Council
October 2 - 11:30 Early Dismissal - Buses Will Run A.M. & P.M. No After School Care.
October 2 - 7:00 Home & School Meeting
October 3 - Full Day of Classes for SJS No Buses
October 3 - 8:30 Mass
October 3 - Adopt-a-Child Collection
October 3 - Spirit Dress OR Fall Fest T-Shirts

October 2 and October 3

Thursday, October 2, is a half day for students at St. Joseph.
The dismissal will be at 11:30. Buses will run both morning and at 11:30.
A bag lunch will be served or students need to bring a lunch.
There is no after school care on this date. 

Friday, October 3, is a holiday for students in the Tangipahoa Parish School System. 
St. Joseph students WILL have classes on October 3.
No buses will run at all on October 3. All SJS students will be carpool. 

The carpool will run on both sides of the building both in the morning as well as the afternoon.
Teachers are able to call students from the gym to either side of the building.
With your patience and understanding, carpool should run quickly on October 3.

Johnny Appleseed Day

Ethan Mauterer

Second Grade students celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day in their classroom with several projects. One group of students did apple tasting while another group drew flow maps showing the sequence of apple growth. Still another group sponge painted apple trees through the seasons. Everyone agreed what a fun day Johnny Appleseed Day can be! Pictures of Second Graders are throughout this bulletin.

Home & School Meeting

The next meeting of the Home and School Association will be held in the school gym tomorrow, Thursday, October 2. 

Please come out to participate in the progress of the school. 

A Schwan truck will be on site following the meeting for any purchases parents would like to make. A percentage of the purchases will be donated to the school. There is no obligation to make purchases. 

Babysitting will be provided at Thursday’s meeting for school aged children.

Johnny Appleseed Day

Second Grader Samantha Wisecarver

New Years' Eve Dance

The Home and School Association is making plans for a New Year’s Eve dance in the SJS gym. Music will be by Prime Time Band. Admission is $50 per couple and includes a bottle of champagne as well as set-ups. The affair is BYOB. 

Everyone is encouraged to purchase tickets early, as only 250 will be sold. Contact Paula in the office (985-386-6421) to purchase a ticket or for more information.

Johnny Appleseed Day

Second Grader Thomas Casey

Inquiry for Missed Sacraments

If your child is baptized Catholic and missed receiving the sacraments of First Penance and First Communion and you would like for them to do so, please fill out the enclosed flyer and send it back to school. This is for students Third Grade and above.

Johnny Appleseed Day

Second Grader Collin Thibodeaux

Public Rosary

Come join the 2008 Public Rosary Crusade in saying the rosary on Saturday, October 11, in front of the school at noon. Please bring family and friends to pray for the many needs of our families, our country, and our world.

Johnny Appleseed Day

Second Grader Elizabeth McRae

Student Council

Please remember that Student Council is collecting Community Coffee coupons, Campbells soup labels, and Box Tops for Education coupons.

Johnny Appleseed Day

Second Grader Allison Deffes

Literary Club News

Colleen Atkins, publicist
Faith Allen, editor
Blaze D’Amico, art director
Emily Buddy, secretary 

The next meeting of the Literary Club will be on Thursday, October 16, from 2:35-3:30 in Mrs. Redmann’s classroom.

Hurricane Make Up Days

As a convenience for our parents, St. Joseph School will follow the same schedule as Tangipahoa Parish School System for hurricane make up days. 

Rather than add days to the calendar, 15 minutes will be added to the school days beginning October 16 and ending March 31. 

After this period, we will return to the usual school hours. 

Bus schedules will be altered in the afternoons to fit this new time frame.

Seventh Grade Science Class

Callie Fulmer conduct s her studies during science class with the new microscopes.

Exam Schedule

Tuesday, October 7 
1st Period - Grade 6 
4th & 8th Periods - Grades 7-8 

Wednesday, October 8 
3rd & 7th Periods - Grades 6-8 

Thursday, October 9 
2nd & 5th Periods - Grades 6-8 

Friday, October 10 
1st Period - Grades 7-8

Seventh Grade Science Class

Logan Pierson conducts his studies during science class with the new microscopes.

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Do not repay anyone evil for evil; be concerned for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.

Rom 12:17-18

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