November Crusaders

Jennie Gaines (7th Grade) Kaitlyn Schulz (2nd Grade)

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

Tomorrow night is the Home and School Meeting, and I encourage you to attend. 

The Dominican Fathers have served this parish very well for years.
Father Kauchak and Father John serve the school in so many ways. They say Mass, preach to the students, hear their confessions, prepare them for first communion, and visit classrooms.
They are always available when we ask them to be present for some activity. In addition, through the
leadership of Father Kauchak, the school is a primary mission of the parish and receives significant support throughout the school year. 

The Christmas Season is the time to recognize those that do for us. Anyone who wishes to make a monetary gift to the fathers for their service may send it to the office and mark it as such and we will make a presentation to the good Fathers at the Christmas Mass before we leave for the Holiday break.

—Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week:
December 3 - 6:00 Advisory Council Meeting
December 4 - Science/Social Studies Fairs
December 4 - 6:00-7:00 Parent Viewing of Projects
December 4 - 7:00 Home & School Meeting Cafeteria
December 5 - 8:30 Mass w/Adopt-a-Child Collection
December 5 - Spirit Dress
December 5 - St. Nicholas Day
December 7 - Second Sunday of Advent
December 8 - 8:30 Immaculate Conception Mass
December 11 - 7:00 Christmas Program in Gym
December 12 - 3:00 Accelerated Reader Deadline

In-Parish Tuition

To Qualify for In-Parish Tuition in 2009-2010 … 

**To qualify for tuition as a financially supporting parishioner, a family’s weekly contribution to St. Joseph Parish should be a minimum of $416 per year ($8.00 per week) . 

**These contributions are to be made in full to the parish by the last day of the calendar year, December 31, 2008. Regular use of the Sunday envelope is necessary as a sign of financial support of the Church. 

**For school financial questions, please contact Terri Condon at 985-370-7370. 

**For St. Joseph Parish financial questions, including what tithe has been paid thus far, please contact Terri Albert at 985-386-3749.

Thanksgiving Program

Thanksgiving Program

See more Thanksgiving Program pictures on this website at "Photo Albums".

Advent Giving Program

As a traditional part of our Christmas preparation and in the true spirit of Christmas, St. Joseph School will again be joining efforts with our Church parish to provide Christmas toys for children in need. 

The Santa Bear program works in conjunction with the Daily Star newspaper and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department. 

All students who wish to participate are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to school by Friday, December 12

No toy guns, bows and arrows, or any other toy that indicates violence will be accepted. 

Thanks in advance for your generosity.

Christmas Program

Everyone is invited to the annual SJS Christmas Program on Thursday, December 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. 

Students will perform entertaining Christmas songs and skits. Please look for information from your child’s teacher regarding details. 

The 8th Grade students will also present a live Nativity at this program. 

We hope everyone marks this important date on their calendars and makes plans to be present.

Thanksgiving Program

Thanksgiving Program

See more Thanksgiving Program pictures on this website at "Photo Albums".

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 ticket information.

Home & School Meeting

The next meeting of the Home and School Association will be held in the school cafeteria on Thursday, December 4. 

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.

Thanksgiving Program

Thanksgiving Program

See more Thanksgiving Program pictures on this website at "Photo Albums".

Santa & a Uniform Sale!

On Friday, December 12, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., you can have your picture taken with Santa Claus for free!! Santa will kick-off a 30%-off storewide sale that will last until December 23. 

The sale includes all merchandise in stock, no special orders, no monogramming, and no appliqué’. 

Take 30% off coats, pants, shirts, sweaters, dance apparel, gift items, or anything else in the store.
This would be a great time to get the school sweatshirt for classroom wear.

STA Baseball Camp

St. Thomas Aquinas High School Baseball Camp 
by Coach John Stephenson, former major league player 
January 10 from 9:00-3:00 
at St. Thomas Aquinas Baseball Field 
for ages 9-16 @ $75/camper 
check-in starts at 8:15
Sign up at The Old School 
1500 West Church Street, Hammond 
Registration deadline is January 2. 
After the deadline, registration is $100.

Thanksgiving Program

Thanksgiving Program

See more Thanksgiving Program pictures on this website at "Photo Albums".

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Do nothing out of selfishness or vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves.

Phil 2:3

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