Young Authors

Faith Allen, Cassidy Fulmer, Amelia-Kate Johnson, Katie Bougere, and Blaze D’Amico (seated) recently had their poetry selected and published in a nationally recognized anthology..

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

As you know, the school will have two homeroom classrooms for grades kindergarten through four for the 2009-2010 school year. This will assure that the students receive additional attention since the numbers in each room will be reduced. The new classroom building for the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade will open in the fall. At present the school has 365 students registered for the next school year which represents a better than 21% growth over the past three years. As the school increases staff, the numbers of students must also increase if the school is to remain fiscally sound. As I have stated on numerous occasions, the best recruiters for the program are you, our parents. Again we ask that you encourage friends, relatives and neighbors to come and see the school. If you are pleased with what your children are receiving, spread the word. Let parents of prospective students who wish to visit the school know they will be welcomed. Tell them to call the school. Parents who express interest will tour the school, meet some of the staff, and receive pertinent information on the school and its excellent academic program. It seems to me that the school remains a mystery to many in our community who might appreciate what it has to offer their children and families. I am convinced there are many local families who would be willing to make the financial sacrifice required if they understood the benefits to their children. 

—Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week
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 26 - 2:00-3:30 First Communion Rehearsal
April 27-May 1 - 8th Grade Trip to Alabama!
May 1 - Tuition/Loan Papers for 2009-2010 Due in School Financial Office
May 1 - Yearbook Orders Due
May 1 - Summer Reading Orders Due
May 2 - 10::00 First Communion

Tuition/Loan Reminder

Tuition for the 2009-2010 school year is due in the school finance office on May 1.
Loan papers for financing tuition through First Guarantee Bank are also due in the school finance office on that date. 

Parish Supporter - $3400 per student
Non Parish Supporter - $4050 per student
Preschool - $3800 per student

A $100 credit on tuition is allowed for families with two students enrolled.
A $200 credit on tuition is allowed for families with three students enrolled. 

Questions can be directed to Terri Condon at 985-370-7370.


The Crusader Connection will not be published in paper form next week, April 29.
Instead, necessary changes will be made in the school newsletter section of the website.
Please be sure to check the website for important updates.
Paper copies of the Crusader Connection will resume on Wednesday, May 6.

State Recognition


Emily Buddy and Zacary Barrient received state recognition for their scores on the ACT.

4-H Club Meeting

4-H will have their last meeting of the year on Friday, April 24, from 2:50-3:50 in the Second Grade Classroom. 

Parents are to pick up students promptly at 3:50 on the carpool side of the building.

End-of-the-Year Schedule

The following is the schedule for the last three days of school. 

The last three days of school for students are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 19, 20, and 21. 

Tuesday and Wednesday will be full days for students. 

Thursday will be a half day for students. We will dismiss at 11:30. 

Lunch will be served and buses will run each day. 

Changes will occur if Tangipahoa Parish School System announces changes in the bus schedules.

Summer Reading

The summer reading list for 2009 is included with today’s packet. 

For your convenience, the library will again offer the required books for sale directly through the school. Books will be distributed to the students before school dismisses for the summer. 

Please mark your selections on the order form and return the form with a check for the total 
purchase payable to St. Joseph School no later than May 1.

Yearbooks 2008-2009

The order form for yearbooks is included in today’s packet. The yearbook will be hardback, in color, and contains over 100 pages. Cost is $40. Deadline for ordering yearbooks is Friday, May 1.



Emily Buddy, Zacary Barrient, Jennie Gaines, Aaron Basso, Harmony Hermida, and Callie Fulmer, all seventh grade students, qualified to participate in the Duke University TIP (Talented Identification Program).


St. Jude Math-a-Thon participants who earned a t-shirt may wear them with Spirit Dress on Wednesday, May 6. 

Anyone participating who did not earn a t-shirt will wear regular uniform on that date. 

A pizza party will be held in the gym for ALL participants on that same date during the last period of the day.

Accelerated Reader Dates

Fourth quarter deadlines for Accelerated Reader are as follows:
Wednesday, May 6 - 8th Grade
Wednesday, May 13 - 1st-7th Grades

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.

First Communion

First Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. 

A mandatory rehearsal will be held in the church from 2:00-3:30 on Sunday, April 26. 

Dress code and picture information has already been sent home. Please follow those directions carefully.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8. 

Home and School has traditionally offered ideas for a daily “theme” of possible ways to honor your child’s teacher. A flyer with the suggestions is included with today’s information. 

Home and School thanks you for joining with them to show appreciation for the teachers’ tremendous effort done on behalf our children all year.

St. Paul Quote of the Week

Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.

Rom 5:20

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