Eighth Grade Trip - Ready to Go!

Eighth Grade Students stop for a quick picture  before boarding the bus on their way to a week of visiting sites in Alabama and Louisiana. Please see the Blogs on their page on this website as well as the Photo Albums page for a lot of pictures taken during the fun-packed trip.

From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

Congratulations to the second graders who made their First Communion on Saturday. It was a beautiful ceremony and the church was packed with family and friends. Thank you to Mrs. Dufreche for the wonderful job of preparing our students for this momentous occasion.

The Eighth Grade had a wonderful trip through Alabama touring the Battleship Alabama in Mobile, attending The Three Musketeers play in Montgomery, ice skating and cave exploration in Huntsville, the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, and a final day visiting New Orleans. Many, many more activities were enjoyed along the way. 

Thank you to Mr. Jay, Mrs. Mercer, and Mrs. Little for accompanying them and bringing them all home safely. A visit to our website is in order to see pictures and read the students’ blogs to understand what a positive experience the trip was. 

Finally, there are a couple of items attached regarding the Swine Flu. One is from North Oaks Hospital and one from Sister Michaeline, the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Please read these carefully because they contain useful and necessary information. 

—Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week
May 7 - 7:00 Spring Concert in Gym
May 7 - 8th Grade Exams
May 8 - 8:30 Mass w/May Crowning
May 8 - Spirit Dress
May 8 - 10:00 Internet Safety for Parents
May 8 - Crusader Luncheon
May 9 - STA Graduation
May 10 - Mothers’ day
May 11-12 - 8th Exams
May 13 - 8:00 8th Breakfast
May 13 - 8th Practice
May 14 - PreK&K Picnic
May 14 - 10:00 8th Awards Ceremony
May 14 - 6th-7th Exams

Child Protection

All Catholic Schools are required to teach the Circles of Care curriculum to children enrolled in grades K-12 annually. 

The program can be viewed by parents at www.diobr.org.. 

This will be taught at SJS on Monday, May 11. If you do not wish your child to have this training, an opt-out letter is attached to this packet. It must be signed and returned to the office before Monday, May 11. 

A parent information session on internet awareness will be offered at school on Friday, May 8, at 10:00.

Home & School Officers

Our 2009-2010 Home and School Association Officers are as follows: 

President George Waddell
Vice President John Ryals
Treasurer Crystal Smith
Recording Secretary Cherrie Escude
Corresponding Secretary Theresa Tumulty
Historian Kristy Wisecarver
Parliamentarian Vincent D’Antoni 

Many thanks to all who stepped up to make this an exciting election!

Exam Schedule

8th Grade Exams
Thursday, May 7 - Reading & Science
Monday, May 11 - English & Soc Studies
Tuesday, May 12 - Math 

6th-7th Exams
Thursday, May 14 - Reading & Science
Monday, May 18 - English & Soc Studies
Tuesday, May 19 - Math

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.

Cafeteria Balances

All lunch balances must be paid in full by Wednesday, May 13. Lunch is $2.40/day. Breakfast is $1.25/day. Every child should have a zero balance by the end of the school year. 

If you need a refund for overpayment, please fill out the attached request form and return it to the cafeteria. 

Extra money will not roll over to the next school year. 

Please contact Ms. Gwen Klein, cafeteria manager, at 985-386-8075 for more information.

Accelerated Reader - 500 Point Club!

LEAH DAHMER, Sixth Grade, is our newest member of the Accelerated Reader 500 Point Club!

Music Concert

The annual Spring Music Concert 
will be held in the SJS Gym 
on Thursday, May 7, 
beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Please come join us!

Accelerated Reader Dates

Fourth quarter deadlines for Accelerated Reader are as follows:
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.

Sports Announcements

** Girls volleyball tryouts for girls in Grades 5-8 (next year) will be Monday, May 11, from 3:00-4:30. 

** Girls basketball tryouts for girls in Grades 5-8 (next year) will be Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14, from 3:00-4:30. 

** 7th and 8th Grade Athletes: The only students who need to have sports physicals are the 8th Graders who plan to participate in high school sports. This physical takes place at North Oaks at the end of the school year for 8th Grade students. 

** At the beginning of next school year, brochures/cards for parents to fill out for students planning to play sports will be distributed. This allows students to be members of the North Oaks Sports Medicine Program.

St. Paul Quote of the Week

May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to His call.
Eph 1:18

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