Adopt a family

SJS Crusader Dads will be adopting families in need again this year. We are adopting 10 families and would love for each class to participate. Below you will see the “captain” for each class. Please email or call them if you would like to participate and they will give you more instructions on the family’s needs . Everyone will be invited to meet at SJS on Christmas Eve @ 9:00am to help distribute the gifts to the families. If you can’t make it to help distribute you can still give a gift. Last year was a huge success so I’m really looking forward to this year!


PREK Dave LaCroix

K Matt Stanga

1st Chance Enmon

2nd Johnny Cieutat

3rd Eric Thibodeaux

4th Brant Alexander

5th Todd Acosta

6th Artie Thompson

7th Kevin Raiford

8th Jerod Breaux

Last Day before Christmas Break

Friday, December 18th – Christmas Program and Parties

7:35am School begins

8:45am Christmas Program begins

10:00am Classroom Christmas parties

11:20am Dismissal

***Students may wear red, green, or Christmas shirts w/jeans

***There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE

The form below will need to be filled out and returned to school to let us know who will be signing your child out.

Christmas Check out Form

Exam Schedule

As the second nine weeks comes to an end, our upper grades students are gearing up for their exams. Below is the exam schedule. Good luck to everyone!

MONDAY , DECEMBER 14 - 7th Period and 6th Period
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 - 1st Period and 5th Period
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 - 2nd Period and 3rd/4th Period

Silly Sweater Run

St Joseph will host it's first Silly Sweater Run on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Please come dressed in your silliest Christmas sweater. We will have a prize for the silliest sweater worn. Both the 1 mile and the 5K will be held in the vicinity of St. Joseph Catholic School. There will be 1 water station along the 5K route.

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Location: St. Joseph Catholic School, Ponchatoula
Time: 1 mile Fun Run starts at 9:00 am and 5K Run starts at 9:30

Awards: We will have a prize for all children 14 & under for the 1 mile Fun Run. We will also have awards for top male & female as well as the following age groups for the 5K: 15-22, 23-30, 31-39, 40-50, 50+
Registration Location: St. Joseph School up until Race Day
Race Day Registration: will start at 8:15am and will end at 8:45am for the 1 mile and 9:15am for the 5K

Season of Giving

This is the time of year that we recognize those who serve us and we are asking each family for a small donation that will allow us to recognize Father McDuffie and Deacon Larry for their constant support of our school family. They celebrate Mass for the children and always have an excellent message. Fr. McDuffie oversees the school and supports our efforts to provide a faith filled experience for the students. Deacon Larry assists us with events such as the religion fair, Stations of the Cross, and the May crowning. Please send all donations in an envelope marked:

Christmas gift- Fr McDuffie and Deacon Larry

All donation are due by December 11th. Thank you in advanced for your generosity.

Talented Artist

Congratulations to 8th grader Paige Bankston for her artwork which was selected to be made into the school Christmas cards. Also, congratulations to 4th grade student Ava Downing for her artwork which was selected for a contest at the Office of Catholic Schools. Ava also had the honor of making an ornament that will hang on the Christmas tree in the Governor's Mansion. Congrats again to our talented artists.

Cross Country

Our Cross Country team had their Sports Banquet recently and runners and their family enjoyed a potluck dinner and certificates were given to all following awards were given:
Cody Majeau - Boys MVP
Jayda Babin - Girls MVP
Madison Gill - Coach's Award

Looking Ahead

  • December 11th (Friday) A/R Deadline

  • December 12th (Saturday) Silly Sweater Run

  • December 14th,15th & 17th EXAMS for 6th-8th

  • December 18th (Friday) EARLY DISMISSAL

  • December 21st - January 1st CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS


  • January 8th (Friday) Sockhop for students in grades 5th-8th

Photo Gallery

Several pictures have been added of our St Joseph students so be sure to check out our photo gallery. A lot of wonderful things are happening here at school! To view the pictures go to PHOTO GALLERY under the COMMUNITY TAB of the website. You can download and save/copy any pictures of your child. Pictures are added every week, keep checking!

Partners in Faith

The December issue of Partners in Faith is attached below for our SJS families to read. This is a great way for families to help their children grow in their Catholic Faith.


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