"Snow Days" Extra Crusader Connection

This publication is an "extra" edition of the Crusader Connection in order to update everyone of the schedule changes this week due to the two snow days when we were unexpectedly out of school on Thursday and Friday, December 11 and 12.

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

Louisiana was blessed with an early Christmas gift of beautiful snow last Thursday and Friday as well as with two “snow days” off from school. 

As a result of unexpected days off, many things in the schedule have had to be changed, most noteworthy is the Exam schedule and the Christmas program. 

Please read this bulletin carefully to see when both events have been rescheduled. 

Although we realize the rescheduling is not convenient for everyone, we are doing what we can in the given situation. 

As of this moment, we do not know when or if the snow days will have to be made up. We will publish this important information as soon as it is available to us. 

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 15 - Accelerated Reader Extended Deadline
December 15-19 - Library Closed
December 16 - Science & Reading Exams Grades 6-8
December 17 - English & Social Studies Exams Grades 6-8
December 18 - Math 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 - 9:30 Christmas Program in Gym
December 19 - 10:30 Christmas Parties
December 19 - 11:30 Early Dismissal
December 22-January 5 - Christmas Holidays
January 6 - 7:35 Classes Resume

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.

Revised Exam Schedule

Exams for students in Grades 6-8 will now be as follows::

Tues, December 16 - Science & Reading Exams

Wed, December 17 - English & Social Studies Exams

Thurs, December 18 - Math Exams

Rescheduled Christmas Program

Everyone is invited to the annual SJS Christmas Program on Friday, December 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the gym.

Students will perform entertaining Christmas songs and skits. Details should have already been sent home from the teachers.

The 8th Grade students will also present a live Nativity. We hope everyone marks this important date on their calendars and makes plans to be present.

Accelerated Reader Extension

The Accelerated Reader Deadline for Friday, December 12, was extended through Monday, December 15, due to the days off last week. 

Every student was given a chance to take whatever Accelerated Reader tests they needed on a class-by-class basis. 

Everyone should be caught up with A/R after today.

Early Dismissal

On Friday, December 19, students will be dismissed beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

If a parent wishes to take a student early, students may be signed out with the homeroom teacher or the office, but every student MUST BE signed out if they leave prior to the 11:30 dismissal.

Christmas Holidays

Students at St. Joseph School will have Christmas and New Year’s Holidays beginning at the close of school at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 19. 

Classes will resume Tuesday, January 6, at 7:35 a.m. 

Students, faculty, and staff at SJS wish everyone a blessed and safe

Uniform Sale

The Old School 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.

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Pray without ceasing.

1 Thes 5:17

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