Newsletter (Archived): Newsletter 824 - Nov 5, 2008 - Nov 12, 2008 [Archive]
From the PrincipalDear Parents,
As some of you have noticed the work on the convent is progressing. All the wood in the building is being salvaged before the exterior is demolished. Progress is being made.
The Red Ribbon Week was a huge success. We thank Ms. Mims for organizing the activities of the week. They included a Career Day as well as a Pep Rally with the faculty–eighth grade volley ball game. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries to the more mature team.
Finally, on Friday the Saints came marching in at Mass in an inspiring ceremony. After the Mass they visited classrooms and told their stories. Ask your children about this.
Remember that November 14 is Grandparents Day so let them know they will be welcome for a visit to their grandchild’s school on that day. It is a great time for the children to show grandparents their school.
—Dr. Gerard Toups
Calendar EventsCalendar for the Week:
November 6 - Reconciliation (4th)
November 6 - Field Trip Postponed (7th)
November 7 - 8:30 a.m. Mass with Adopt-a-Child Collection
November 7 - Spirit Dress (NO Fall Fest Shirts)
November 7 - 2:50-3:50 4-H Meeting
November 10 - Field Trip (2nd)
November 10 - 7:00 p.m. Reconciliation Meeting Cafeteria
November 11 - 7:35 a.m. Veterans’ Day Assembly Gym
November 12 - Midquarter Reports
Fall Fest Thank You
Many thanks to
J&J Inflatables, LLC
for their generous donation to our Fall Fest!
What a great time our students had on their inflatables!
Please see the pictures of students enjoying this kind donation and all the other
Fall Fest Fun on the school website!
Family DataThere 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 ASAP.
Thank you so much for you help with this important data.
Literary Club NewsThe Literary Club Fall Writing and Art Contest has been announced.
Students may submit entries to Mrs. Redmann on or before Wednesday, November 12. The theme is Music/Dance.
See today’s flyer for details.
Parent MeetingA meeting for all students who will be making their First Reconciliations and First Communions this school year will be held in the school cafeteria on Monday, November 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
It is very important that parents attend this meeting with Father Kauchak.
4-H ClubThe 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.
Book FairThe 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.
Your help is most appreciated!
You can visit our schools’ book fair homepage at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/sjscrusaders.
STA Open HouseAll 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!!
Grandparents DayGrandparents’ 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 DanceThe 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.
Red Ribbon Pep RallyAce Player -- Go, Ms. Cory!!!
See more pictures of Red Ribbon Week Pep Rally & Career Day on this website at Photo Albums!
Go ‘Saders! Go ‘Saders! Go ‘Saders!
St. Paul Quote of the WeekIn contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
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