Spelling Bee Winners

left to right, Eva Loney (3rd Grade), Emily Buddy (7th Grade), Katelyn McKneely (5th Grade) 
These three girls representated St. Joseph School in the Tangipahoa Parish Fair Spelling Bee. Emily came in third place while Katelyn took home fourth place honors. We are very proud of wonderful spellers!

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

I know all of you have received the request for donations to the Annual Development Drive. I ask that you read the letter and enclosed flyer with attention. 

Tomorrow, October 9, and Monday, October 13, parents are invited to meet with Advisory Council members to discuss the needs of the school and offer their suggestions as to the improvements to plant and curriculum that they think most vital. 

In the meetings that were held two years ago in preparation for the Jumpstart Campaign, valuable suggestions were made and many were addressed with the funds collected. 

The ADD meetings for this year will be held in library and all parents are invited to participate.
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners! Our school was represented in the Tangipahoa Parish Fair Spelling Bee by Eva Loney (3rd grade), Katelyn McKneely (5th grade), and Emily Buddy (7th grade). 

All three girls represented the school well with Katelyn placing fourth and Emily taking third. We are very proud of these students and their accomplishments. 

—Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week:
October 9 - Exams 2nd & 5th Periods Grades 6-7-8
October 9 - 6:00 ADD Meeting in Library
October 10 - Spirit Dress OR Fall Fest T-Shirts
October 10 - 8:30 Mass
Exams 1st Period Grades 7-8
October 10 - First Quarter Ends
October 13-17 - School Lunch Week
October 13 - 6:00 ADD Meeting in Library
October 14 - Living Rosary
October 15 - Report Cards

ADD Campaign

*****Come give your input! ***** 

St. Joseph School will hold a special meeting for all interested parents on Thursday, October 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the library. 

The purpose of the meeting is to get parent input on needed improvements and additions to the school buildings and programs offered to your students. 

Please plan to attend and have your voice heard at SJS. 

A second meeting will be held on Monday, October 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the library for those who cannot make the first meeting.

Third Graders

Third Grade
from left, 
Kayla Guilllory, Rebekah Bass, Deputy Henry Nichaus and Trigger, Joseph Pellittieri, Brennan Currier

Home & School Association News

Second Annual Fall Festival

It’s getting closer! 

The SJS Second Annual Fall Festival will take place on Friday, October 24, from noon till 2 p.m. 

PreK through Fourth Grade students will be entertained with games, prizes, face painting, and several really big inflatables! Armbands for participating in this event will be $10 which included unlimited game and inflatable play and four tickets to be used for refreshments. Extra tickets will also be sold for 25 cents at the Festival for anyone who doesn't purchase an armband or for additional refreshments. 

Fifth through Seventh Grade students will have a Field Day behind the Notre Dame Center run by St. Thomas Aquinas Students. 

Eighth Grade students will have the distinct privilege of hosting the games for PreK-4 Grades. 

All students are asked to bring in one home-made treat to be sold at the concession stand. These may be sent in a Ziploc bag the week of the Festival (October 20-24). Suggestions include brownies, cookies, rice crispy treats, cupcakes, or muffins. If you have an idea for fun or would like to volunteer to help, please call Jeanine Wisecarver at 985-386-9405. 

Please see today’s flyer for more information and details.

Third Graders

Third Grade
from left, Courtney Balisteri, Samuel Troxclair, Sgt. Steve Redmon and Bart, Maiya Delpidio, Kade Bleakley

Club News

Student Council will have their next meeting on Tuesday, October 14, from 2:45 to 3:30.
Rides are to be ready promptly at 3:30 on the carpool side of the school. 

The SJS Band will have after school practice on Wednesday, October 22, and Wednesday, October 29, from 2:30-3:30. 

Please have a ride home at 3:30. Everyone in band is expected to be there.

Career Day

Parents, grandparents, and friends who would like to share their career/job descriptions with our students on Career Day - Tuesday, October 28, from 9:00-11:00. 

If you or someone you know are interested in sharing, please call the school office at 985-386-6421 and leave a message for Ms. Mims.

Camp Starlette

The STA Starlette Dance Team proudly presents Camp Starlette “We Rock!” 

2008 dance camp will be held on Saturday, October 18, with an on-field performance at the October 24 STA v St. Helena football game in Strawberry Stadium. 

The camp is for ages PreK-8th Grade. Cost is $30. 

Please see the flyer for details.

Longer Days Coming Soon

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.

Third Graders

Third Grade
from left, Gabrielle Kron, Tristan LaBarre, Sgt. Tommy Ferrand and Kazon

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

St. Paul Quote of the Week

If I speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.

1Cor 12:1

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