Fall Fest Pictures

Third Grade Student Josh Albin enjoys the big slide at the Fall Fest last Friday. See more Fall Fest pictures in the Photo Albums section of this website.

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

I hope everyone enjoyed the Fall Fest. A special thanks to those who offered so much of their time and talents towards making it a fun day for the entire school community. Thanks to the Home and School for their work on the Fall Fest and for their efforts at the Sock Hop last Saturday. A significant amount of work goes into these important activities that build community. We invite more parents to participate. 

Congratulations to the girls’ volleyball team and their Coach George Waddell for making the NIAL League playoffs. The team was very competitive and worked hard to achieve that success. Thanks to the parents who worked so very hard to make our hosting of this tournament a success. 

We also congratulate the Cross Country team for their outstanding success at the NIAL tournament held last evening. A list of our many winners is elsewhere in the bulletin this week. Many thanks to the coaches, Kirk Jackson and Ronald Pembo, for all of their hard work with the students. Our success this year is outstanding. 

Yesterday afternoon the bids were opened for the new primary building to be located where the playground is at present. There were five bidders, and the winning bid was submitted by Frank Azanlone Construction, the company that built the new church. Construction is to begin soon with the completion date in June. This building will make a wonderful addition to the school facility. Also, the removal of the Notre Dame Center has been negotiated and that process has begun. We will lose the playground equipment for now and some of the area where the students play will be lost for a time, but the final results of these improvements will be invaluable to the students. 

—Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week:
October 30 - Reconciliation (5th)
October 31 - 8:30 Mass with Crusaders “Saints” Mass
October 31 - Spirit Dress or Fall Fest T-Shirts
October 31 - Cake Raffle
October 31 - 1:15 RRW Pep Rally
November 1 - All Saints Day
November 2 - DST Ends … Fall Back
November 4 - Election Day … No Classes
November 5 - Picture Retakes (Uniforms) Class Pictures in Uniforms

Family Data

There are a few families who have not yet returned the 2008-2009 Family Information sheets sent home last week. 

Please complete them and return them to the office no later than Friday, October 31. Thank you so much for you help with this important data.

Career Day

Lori Barrient  -  Flight Attendant
Please see more Career Day pictures at Photo Albums on this website.

Student Council

Student Council has enclosed a flyer concerning labels for education in today’s packet.
Please check it out and learn of the EASY many ways we can help the Student Council help the school with this project.

Calendar Changes

* Class pictures will be taken with club pictures on November 5. 

* Retakes for individual (in uniform) pictures will also be taken on November 5. 

* The H&S Family Night for November 7 has been cancelled. 

* Grandparents' Day has been rescheduled for November 14.

4-H Club

The next meeting of the SJS 4-H Club will be on Friday, November 7, from 2:50-3:50 in the Second Grade Classroom. 

This club is open to any SJS student in Grades 4-8. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Students should be picked up promptly at 3:50 on the carpool side of the school. 

Questions may be directed to Mrs. Courtney Jacobs at 985-386-6421.

Career Day

Rosamaend Oglesbee  -  Pharmacist
Please see more Career Day pictures at Photo Albums on this website.

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school November 14-21 and special Family Events are scheduled for November 18! 

We’re looking for volunteers to help share their time and talents with us during that time. 

Please check the enclosed flyer and sign up for times which are convenient for you. Or you may contact the school office to volunteer. 985-386-6421

Your help is most appreciated! 

You can visit our schools’ book fair homepage at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/sjscrusaders.

STA Open House

All 7th and 8th Grade students and their parents are invited to an open house at St. Thomas Aquinas High School on Thursday, November 20, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about St. Thomas and the benefits of a Catholic high school education for your child. 

Mark your calendars!!

Career Day

Suzette Callais  -  Florist
Please see more Career Day pictures at Photo Albums on this website.

Grandparents Day

Grandparents’ Day has been rescheduled! 

It will now be held on Friday, November 14, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the church. 

In addition to the usual activities, the book fair will also be open for grandparent shopping if they like.

New Year's Eve Dance

The Home and School Association is making plans for a New Year’s Eve dance on Wednesday, December 31, from 9:00-1:00 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. 

Please contact Paula at 985-386-6421 for information or tickets.

Career Day

George Waddell  -  Pilot
Please see more Career Day pictures at Photo Albums on this website.

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Rejoice in the Lord always!

Phil 4:4

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