New Look

St Joseph put a new sign in place. As you drive pass the front of our building on Highway 22 you can check it out.

Stations of the Cross

Our 4th grade students will participate in the Living Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday, March 24th. This event will take place in the gym at 8:30 a.m. We invite everyone to join us for these activities.

Parent Teacher Conference

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday March 24th for PreK thru 2nd grade students. Students in these grades DO NOT have to come to school; however, students in grades 3rd thru 8th will still have a regular day of school.

Mother Seton Award

Angelique is married to Wil Richardson and has three children, Annabelle, 11, Walker, 4, and Fisher, 3 months. Her parents are Doug and Johanna Daigle. Angelique and her brother, Joey, grew up in Ponchatoula, and attended St. Joseph School. She advanced to St. Thomas Aquinas and graduated from Tulane University. She has lived in New Orleans and Dallas, and returned home to raise her children in Ponchatoula and send them to St. Joseph School, where her daughter, Anna, is currently in 6th grade.
Angelique has served St. Joseph Parish in many capacities. First, she has enjoyed being her daughters' Room Mom since first grade. She has also served on the Advisory Council for the school for several years. Initially, she served as the Council's Vice President and she currently holds the office of President. She is the Chair of the Finance Committee, a new sub committee of the Advisory Council. She has been active on the Fair Committee and enjoys helping the school with any other special projects and fund raisers. She especially likes volunteering time to teach Junior Achievement, a financial literacy program, in the classroom. She has volunteered at other local schools for years with J.A., and has done several individual lessons for her daughters' classes at St. Joseph over the years.
Angelique is also active with the church and serves on the Core Committee for St. Joseph. She had been a lector in all parishes she attended over the years for close to 20 years. After becoming a mother, she recognized her calling to one of her favorite volunteer efforts is the Children's Liturgy, where she prepares fun lessons and games for the children to help teach them the scriptures on Sunday. Angelique is very involved in the community as well. She is currently the Media and Public Relations Chair for Leadership Tangipahoa, a program that helps develop leaders in the parish. She was the recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award in 2015 for her service to the Ponchatoula Rotary Club, of which she was President in 2015 and was Secretary for over 6 years years before that. She has also been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow and was the recipient of the Addie Morris Service Award in 2010, for her dedicated service to the community, including her involvement with Relay for Life. She has coached youth basketball in the past. All this while working more than full time as the CFO of Jani-King. She is a member of the AICPA and the Louisiana Society of CPAs. As a CPA, she also donates her time each tax season to prepare tax returns for elderly in our community, and she volunteers her notary services to them, as well, all free of charge.

Crusader of the Month

St. Joseph recently recognized 2nd grader Brady Easley and 5th grader Carter Alston as Crusaders of the Month for March. Students are nominated by faculty and staff and then recognized at morning assembly with a certificate and a basket of goodies donated by Berrytown Produce. Congratulations to these two wonderful Crusaders!

Water Bottles

Students are allowed to bring a water bottle to school each day. No other beverages are allowed in the classroom.

Calendar Dates

2016-2017 Calendar - Events and Activities will be added during the summer.

First Day of School - August 11th

Labor Day - September 5th
Teacher Professional Development Day - October 17th
Thanksgiving Holidays - November 21st - 25th
Christmas Holidays - December 22nd - January 2nd
Teacher Professional Development Day - January 13th
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - January 16th
Mardi Gras Holidays - February 27th - March 3rd
Easter Holidays - April 14th - 21st

Last Day of School - May 26th


The St Joseph Fair is coming soon. In order for it to be a success, we need help from everyone. The attached flyers explains which sort of items each class can donate for the silent auction. Also, exactly what is needed for the sweet booth to be a success. Thanks to everyone for your help with this event!

Auction/Sweet Booth

Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Strawberry Festival Poster Contest.

1st -3rd Grade:

2nd Place-- Jasmine Boudreaux

3rd Place-- Wyatt Sheridan

4th - 6th Grade:

1st place--Hanna Bankston

2nd place- Emily Addison

3rd place- Kammie Babin

7th - 9th Grade:

1st Place-- Grace Demars

2nd place-- Paige Bankston

3rd plaee-- Grace Tallo

Confetti Eggs

Mrs Susan Casey is collecting clean eggshells for confetti eggs at the spring fair. You can send them to school in the cartoons.

How to clean eggshells:

1. Make a quarter sized hole at the top of the raw egg.

2. Pour out raw egg and rinse.

3. Place back in carton.

4. Drop off all egg cartons in the gym.



North Oaks Sports Medicine/North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center hosts Physical Day each year to provide free physical screenings to area high school and junior high school student athletes. This year’s Physical Day is slated for Saturday, April 16, 2016. Please email Melissa Thomas ( by Thursday, March 24 if you plan on participating.

See the attached document for more details.

North Oaks

Looking for Talent

If you are interested in trying out for the annual PHS got Talent, see the attached flyer for more details.

PHS Talent

Looking Ahead

  • March 24th (Thursday) Living Stations of the Cross for 8:30

  • March 24th (Thursday) Grades Prek thru 2nd will NOT have school due to parent teacher conferences.

  • March 25th thru April 1st EASTER HOLIDAYS

  • April 4th thru April 8th Eighth Grade Trip

  • April 5th (Tuesday) Home and School meeting for 6:30

  • April 22nd, 23rd, & 24th SJS SPRING FAIR

Photo Gallery

We are constantly adding pictures to website. 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 March 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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