Advent Calendar

As we enter into this Advent season, let us remember the importance of family and spending time with our loved ones. Below you will find an Advent Calendar for you and your family to enjoy.

"In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Luke 2:1-7).

Advent Calendar

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

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

Season of Giving

Christmas gift for Fr McDuffie and Deacon Larry

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. We would like to have it by tomorrow, Thursday, December 17th. Please send all donations in an envelope marked: Fr. McDuffie and Deacon Larry Donation

Friendly Reminders


We hope everyone enjoys the Christmas Holidays.

Letters From Adopt A Child

Our Adopt A Child children wrote our students and families a very nice card to wish us a Merry Christmas and to thank us for all that we have done. We are sharing these cards with our St Joseph families so you can share in the love for us.

Christmas Card

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.

Looking Ahead

  • December 18th (Friday) EARLY DISMISSAL--no afterschool care

  • December 21st - January 1st CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS


  • January 5th(Tuesday) Celebrate January Birthdays with a free dress

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

  • January 13th (Wednesday) Report Cards ----NO MASS

  • January 16th (Saturday) SJS-SLU Basketball Game

  • January 18th (Monday) No School Martin Luther King Day

  • January 20th (Wednesday) RE-REGISTRATION PACKETS GO HOME (due back January 29th)

  • January 20th (Wednesday) Beta Club Induction following Mass

  • January 29th (Friday) Re-registration packet due

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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