Newsletter (Archived): Newsletter 837 - Feb 18, 2009 - Feb 24, 2009 [Archive]
7th/8th Grade Quiz Bowl Team7th/8th Quiz Bowl Team
Zacary Barrient, Taylor Ransom, Emily Buddy, Spencer Wyld, Luke Yoes
From the PrincipalDear Parents,
Thank you to all parents who were so kind to send us names of families that might be interested in coming to St. Joseph and to everyone who supported the school in the community with kind words.
A huge thanks to those parents who generously gave up personal time to act as guides for the Open House Monday. You all did a masterful job. Overall the day was a great success.
Forty-five families representing fifty-six students toured the facility, met the staff, spoke to school parents, and received an orientation to the academic and religious program of the school.
Today is registration for new families and it looks like it will be positive for the school as we go forward.
Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl Teams that competed in Baton Rouge last Saturday. The Senior Team made up of seventh and eighth graders won their pool and made an excellent show in the semi-finals. Over twenty teams competed.
The Junior Team, composed of fifth and sixth graders, were also very competitive.
We thank those who competed and their parents for representing the school so well. Thank you to Ms. Mims for sponsoring the team and to Mr. Naquin for his able assistance.
If you are to attend the Mardi Gras, please be safe. School will be out Monday and Tuesday but will resume on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
—Dr. Gerard Toups
Calendar EventsCalendar for the Week:
February 20 - 8:30 Mass w/ Crusaders
February 20 - Spirit Dress/Cake Raffle
February 20 - 1:00 Krewe of Crusaders Parade
February 23-24 - Mardi Gras Holidays … No School
February 25 - 8:30 Ash Wednesday Mass
February 25 - Student Body Retreat
February 25 - Spring Fest T-Shirt Orders Due
February 26 - Spring Pictures Out of Uniforms
February 27 - Spirit Dress
February 27 - 1:55 Stations of the Cross
Spring PicturesBarberito Photographers will be at St. Joseph School on Thursday, February 26, to take spring pictures of the students.
We do not require students to wear uniforms on this day. However, students must dress in a manner which conforms to the school standards, i.e. modest, appropriate, “dressier” picture clothes would be in order. Open toed shoes, backless shoes, Croc-type shoes, and high heeled shoes are NOT appropriate.
The photographer will send home a proof for your consideration of purchase of a package. No money should be sent prior to taking the picture.
Information is included with today’s packet.
Lori Kyle Wins Mother SetonCongratulations to Lori Kyle, the winner of this year’s Mother Seton Award.
Lori has been a very active volunteer at St. Joseph for years. In addition to many other avenues of service to the school, Lori has served two terms as the president of the Home and School Association as well as chair of the Spring Fair.
Lori and her husband DuWayne are the parents of three children. DuWayne, Jr. is a sixth grader; Sarah is in second grade; and Thomas, at age two, is a Crusader-in-Training.
Spring Fest T-ShirtsEnclosed with today’s packet is an order form for Spring Fair T-Shirts.
Shirts will be Texas orange and will celebrate the Wild West Spring Fest theme.
Shirts will cost $10 for youth sizes and $11 for adult sizes.
Students will be able to wear the shirts to school with their spirit dress all Fridays in March ... 6, 13, and 20.
The deadline to order shirts is February 25. No t-shirts orders will be taken past this date.
Please fill out the form and return it with payment by February 25.
New Altar ServersAny student in Grades 4-8 who wishes to become an Altar Server should a registration/orientation meeting at the church on Sunday, March 8, at 1:30.
This meeting is for new servers, not those already trained.
Parents should check with Glen or Michele Ernst about pick-up time when they drop of their children.
5th/6th Grade Quiz Bowl Team5th/6th Quiz Bowl Team
Christopher Ballard, Krystal Waddell, Kaitlyn McKneely.
Not pictured is Blaze D’Amico.
Registration for 2009-2010Beginning today, February 18, the school is opening registration to new students.
If you know of anyone interested in sending their children to St. Joseph next school year, please let them know that now is the time to register.
They can check the website or call the school office to find out details and what forms are necessary.
Mardi Gras HolidaysThe Mardi Gras Holidays are Monday and Tuesday, February 23 and 24. St. Joseph does not have school on those days. Classes resume on Ash Wednesday, February 25.
Exam ScheduleThe exam schedule for third quarter will be as follows:
Monday, March 9
Reading and Science
Tuesday, March 10
English and Social Studies
Wednesday, March 11
4-H Club NewsThe SJS 4-H club will have their regular meeting on Friday, February 20, from 2:50-3:50.
Parents should pick up children promptly at 3:50 on the carpool side only.
St. Joseph AltarAny students in grades 4-8 who wish to be a “saint” and participate in the St. Joseph Altar should contact Mrs. Faye Murray at 985-386-8151 for information and details.
The Altar will be held on March 15.
St. Paul Quote of the WeekBecause the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
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