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St. Joseph School
December 11, 2008
Photo courtesy of Jeff and Annie Sshmitt.

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

Christmas is approaching fast and the joy that comes with the birth of Jesus is right around the corner. From the faculty and staff of St. Joseph School we wish you a Holy and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Christmas is a good time to thank you for entrusting your children with us. The school children we work with everyday are a credit to you. We all feel privileged to work with them. 

—Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week:
December 17-19 - Library Closed
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
December 31 - 9:00-1:00 New Year’s Eve Dance
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.

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

Christmas Service Project

Sixth Grade Students work on their Service Project - Christmas stockings for crewmen on the USS Theodore Roosevelt

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. 

There will be no After School Care on December 19.

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

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.

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.

After School Care

This is a reminder that there will be no After School Care provided after dismissal on Friday, December 19.

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 Christmas Season.

STA Baseball Camp

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

New Year's Eve Dance

December 31
9:00 p.m.
1:00 a.m.

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 or $30 per single and includes a bottle of champagne as well as set-ups. The affair is BYOB. 

Everyone is encouraged to purchase tickets early, as only 250 will be sold. 

Please contact the following to purchase a ticket:
David Atkins @ 985-969-5976
George Waddell @ 504-371-2323
Paula Dietz @ 985-507-8456

Tickets are also availabe at St. Joseph Parish office @ 985-386-3749. 

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Heb 12:14

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