From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

May each of you have a Holy and Happy Easter as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection. The times for the Holy Week services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are listed in today’s newsletter. 

Thanks to all who did so much work for the parking concession for the Strawberry Fest. I understand from George we cleared about $16,000.00. Special thanks to Jeffrey Schmitt for his leadership and again thanks for all who helped. 

—Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week
April 10-17 - Easter Holidays
April 20 - Classes Resume
April 21 - School-Wide Health Fair
April 22 - Midquarter Reports
April 22 - Secretary Appreciation Day
April 23 - 8th Grade Retreat
April 24 - 8:30 Mass w/Crusaders
April 24 - Spirit Dress
April 24 - Cake Raffle (25 cents or 5/$1)
April 24 - Home & School Ballot Due
April 27-May 1 - 8th Grade Trip to Alabama!
May 1 - Tuition/Loan Papers for 2009-2010 Due in School Financial Office

500 Point Club

Emily Ransom

Students at St. Joseph are enthusiastically involved with their reading! 

The library supports the Accelerated Reader program where students set goals and earn points for reading books. 

The school has 100, 250, and 500 Point Clubs for those students achieving the appropriate level of points. 

So far, three students have attained the 500 Point Club. Emily Ransom in Fourth Grade reached the goal first followed quickly by her brother Taylor Ransom in Eighth Grade and Emily Buddy in Seventh. 

Several other students will be quickly joining their ranks. Their names will be published as the goals are reached.

500 Point Club

Taylor Ransom

500 Point Club

Emily Buddy

Easter Holidays

St. Joseph School will be closed for the Easter Holidays beginning on Good Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 19. 

Classes will resume on Monday, April 20. 

We wish everyone a blessed Easter.

Spring Fair Returns

We are pleased to announced that our very successful Wild West Spring Fest netted $35,487.61. 

We are also pleased to announce that Strawberry Festival Parking made $1600 during their recent weekend. 

Many thanks go out to all the volunteers involved in these fund raisers. Without their help, this would not have been possible.

St. Joseph Church Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday - April 9 - 7:00 pm 
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 

Good Friday - April 10 - Noon 
Stations of the Cross 

Good Friday - April 10 - 3:00 pm 
Celebration of the Passion 

Easter Vigil - April 11 - 8:00 pm 
Easter Vigil Mass 

Easter Sunday - April 12 - 8:00 am 10:30 am 12:30 pm 
Masses Celebrating the Resurrection of Christ

Cafeteria Updates

Enclosed with today’s packet is a schedule for the 2008-2009 monthly meal payments. 

Please note that the May payment is due April 11. 

Questions may be directed to Ms. Gwen Klein, cafeteria manager, at 985-386-8075.

State Geo Bee

Spencer Wyld, Eighth Grade, represented St. Joseph School at the state level in the annual National Geographic Geography Bee in Baton Rouge. 

In order to qualify for the state level, Spencer had to first win the school level then pass a written test. 

Only the top 100 scores on the written test were invited to compete at the state level. 

We are very proud of Spencer and his accomplishments.

Home & School Ballot

Attached to today’s packet is the ballot for 2009-2010 Home and School Officers. Please indicate your choice on the ballot and return it to school by Friday, April 24.

Uniform Sale

SJS uniforms (skirts, pants, jackets, shorts, sweatshirts, and jumpers) will be collected during April and May for a recycle sale on May 21. Please label donations with your name. There will be a box in the gym for donations. Please contact Dawn Brown at 225-294-3339 or Krisit Wisecarver at 985-386-0104 with any questions.

Mother/Daughter Program

The Marriage and Family Life Office - Respect Life Program will hold its Mother and Daughter Day Program for girls ages 10-12, on Sunday, April 26, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in room 206 at the Tracy Center at the Diocese of Baton Rouge. 

Registrations are online at For more information, please call 225-242-0323. 

Reservations are necessary. 

Cost is $25 for one mother and one daughter. Each additional daughter is $5.

Father/Son Program

The Marriage and Family Life Office - Respect Life Program will hold its Father and Son Program and Cookout on Sunday, May 3, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Life Center at the diocese of Baton Rouge. 
Registrations are online at For more information, please call 225-242-0323. 

Reservations are necessary. 

Cost is $25 for one father and one son.

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.

Rom 5:20

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