Eighth Grade Science Fair Winners

Eighth Grade Science Winners
from left
Alex vonAlemn, Amelia-Kate Johnson, Taylor Ransom, Spencer Wyld, Catherine Costa, Elena Wisecarver. Not pictured is Lane Perilloux.

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

The school is looking forward to the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadeloupe on Friday. Mass will be at 8:30. Brother Raymond will give a bilingual sermon. There will be Mariachis and Mexican dancers. After the celebration, there will be a Mexican dessert served to the children in the gym. I believe everyone will enjoy the morning and the children will see a definite cultural event. Fr. John has made all the arrangements and Mi Patio Restaurant is providing the refreshments.

Just a reminder - there is still some time to make a Christmas offering for the Dominican Father. 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. 

Thank you. 

—Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week:
December 11 - 7:00 Christmas Program in Gym
December 12 - Advent Giving Deadline
December 12 - 3:00 Accelerated Reader Deadline
December 15-18 - Exams (Grades 6-8)
December 18 - 7:00 Spring Fair Meeting Library
December 19 - 8:30 Mass w/Adopt-a-Child Collection w/Crusaders
December 19 - 10:00 Christmas Parties
December 19 - 11:30 Early Dismissal
December 22-January 5 - Christmas Holidays
January 6 - 7:35 Classes Resume
January 7 - Report Cards

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.

Seventh Grade Social Studies Fair Winners

Seventh Grade SS Winners
from left Callie Fulmer, Katie Bougere, Aaron Basso, Brody Pinion, Harmony Hermida, Elizabeth Ford

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.

Results Book Fair Can Goods Drive

Many, many thanks to all our students for making the Book Fair as well as the Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive such successes! 

** The Book Fair saw its sales go up 39% over the previous year! What a fantastic improvement! Profits will go to purchase more library books for the students. 

** St. Joseph students recently collected 552 non-perishable items for Thanksgiving baskets. Thanks to their efforts, many area families were able to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal.

Sixth Grade Science Fair Winners

Sixth Grade Science Winners
from left
Ben West, Stephanie Ekker, Krystal Waddell, Sarah Ryals, Paul Mitchell

Santa & a Uniform Sale!

On Friday, December 12, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., at The Old School, 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.

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.

Exam Schedule

Exams for students in Grades 6-8 will be as follows::
Mon, December 15 - 4th & 8th Periods
Tues, December 16 - 3rd & 7th Periods
Wed, December 17 - 2nd & 5th Periods
Thurs, December 18 - 1st Period

Christmas Eve Mass

Students who are interested in participating in the 4:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas Eve Mass at St. Joseph Church should contact Veronica Pierson at 985-386-7799 for information and sign-up.

Fifth Grade Social Studies Fair Winners

Fifth Grade SS Winners
from left
Julia Cervini, Blake Piediscalzo, Kitch Taylor, Cole Wolfe, Leigh Fresina

Baseball Camp

St. Thomas Aquinas High School Baseball Camp January 10 from 9:00-3:00 at St. Thomas Aquinas Baseball Field for ages 9-16 @ $75/camper
Sign up at The Old School 1500 West Church Street, Hammond 985-419-1900
Registration deadline is January 2.

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Pray without ceasing.

1 Thes 5:17

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