May Crowning

May Crowning - May 8, 2009
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From the Principal

Dear Parents, 

Eighth Graders will have their promotion ceremony on Friday at 7:00 p.m. They are a happy group. They seemed to have enjoyed their last year at St. Joseph and as a class got along famously. There is a great deal of talent in the class artistically and academically, and we wish each great success in high school. We expect to hear some wonderful things about them in the future. 

We wish well to those leaving us: Mrs. Ryals, Mrs. Redmann, and Mrs. Pinion. 

Mrs. Ryals takes on a new position as principal of St. Alphonsus where I know she will do a great job. 

Mrs. Redmann is moving back across the lake to be with family. She will teach at Ursuline Academy and will be missed. 

I am certain Mrs. Pinion will be around. We won’t let her get away. 

This is the last time I will address you as parents for the school year in this forum. Know that we will come back to a different school, more students, better facilities, and five new staff members. 

I thank all who have contributed to a very successful year. I ask that each take care in the summer. Come back to us safely. May God Bless you and your families. 

—Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar Events

Calendar for the Week
May 14 - PreK&K Picnic
May 14 - 10:00 8th Awards Ceremony
May 14 - 6th-7th Exams
May 15 - 8:30 Mass
May 15 - Spirit Dress
May 15 - 10:00 PreK Promotion Ceremony
May 15 - 12:30 K Promotion Ceremony
May 15 - 7:00 8th Promotion Ceremony
May 18 - 6th-7th Exams
May 19 - 6th-7th Exams
May 19 - 3:00-4:30 Volleyball Tryouts
May 20 - Field Day
May 21 - 8:30 Mass
May 21 - Spirit Dress
May 21 - 9:30 Awards Ceremony Grades 1-7
May 21 - 11:30 Early Dismissal
May 21 - Uniform Sale

Exam Schedule

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

Sports Announcements

SJS Girls volleyball tryouts have been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 19, from 3:00-4:30. Girls who will be in grades 5-8 next school year (2009-2010) may tryout.

Field Day Dress Code

Wednesday, May 20, is Field Day. Students may wear LONG, to the knee, shorts, t-shirts, and socks and shoes to school. SOCKS MUST BE WORN. Any writing on t-shirts must be appropriate. Crocs, flip-flops, or backless shoes of any kind are not acceptable. Tennis shoes should be worn.

Uniform Sale

SJS uniforms (skirts, pants, jackets, shorts, sweatshirts, and jumpers) are still being collected 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.

Teacher Thanks

All of the Faculty and Staff wish to extend a huge “thank you” to all who showed such generosity to them last week during Teacher Appreciation Week. It truly is a blessing to work with such wonderful, caring, and generous students and parents. Thank you all so much!

Fun Stuff in the Summer

We have the following registration forms in the office:

** Hoopsters Basketball Camp June 22-25 Girls Ages 5-12 Boys Ages 5-10 at SJS Gym 

** North Oaks Sports Medicine Summer Performance Camps Contact Jeff Schmitt at 

** Abrie du Plooy Summer Tennis Camps 

** Junior High Retreats Current 6th-8th Graders McComb, MS $75 

** Girl Scout Day Camp Tangi July 20-24 Girls K-12th 

** Mississippi Leadership Camp May 28-31 8th going to 9th Jackson, MS 

** Louisiana Middle School Leadership Camp July 27-31 Norwood, LA Grades 6-7-8

End-of-the-Year Calendar

Thursday, May 14
Regular Uniform

10:00 8th Grade Awards Ceremony

11:00-1:00 PreK&K Picnic in the Park

Grades 6&7 Reading & Science Exams 

Friday, May 15
Spirit Dress

8:30 Mass

10:00 PreK Promotion Ceremony

12:30 K Promotion Ceremony

7:00 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 

Monday, May 18
Regular Uniform

Grades 6&7 English & Social St Exams 

Tuesday, May 19
Regular Uniform

Grades 6&7 Math Exam

3:00-4:30 Volleyball Tryouts 

Wednesday, May 20
Shorts, T-Shirts, Socks, Tennis Shoes

Field Day

2:50 Dismissal 

Thursday, May 21
Spirit Dress

8:30 Mass

9:30 Grades 1-7 Awards Ceremony

11:30 Dismissal

Uniform Sale 

Friday, May 22

Sleep Late

Begin to Enjoy the Summer!

St. Paul Quote of the Week

To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.
1Cor 12:7

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