Newsletter (Archived): November 30th Newsletter - Nov 30, 2016 - Dec 8, 2016 [Archive]
A note from Mrs. Ragusa
Dear SJS Families,
We appreciate your participation in the survey regarding a Parental Involvement Plan (PIP) for our school. The response rate was high and the feedback was very helpful. We hear and understand your concerns. At this time, the Advisory Council and Administration have agreed to not implement the PIP program next year.
We will create a system to record and track volunteer hours for the 2017-2018 school year. Our goal is to monitor all events to determine the possible need of additional support and how many hours are needed for each activity. Your feedback has also given us some great suggestions, and we will be working to improve our communication and information about upcoming events as well as opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in school activities. Another survey will be set up in the Spring for additional feedback, and we look forward to your continued suggestions and involvement as we strive to grow together as a united and committed school family.
With Faith, Hope, and Love,
Danette E. Ragusa
Ponchatoula Christmas Lighting
Our 1st and 2nd grade students will perform Friday night, December 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. at The First United Methodist Church on Hwy. 22. The church is across the street from Berryland Motors.
Immaculate Conception Mass
We will attend mass on Thursday, December 8th, for the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
November Crusaders of the Month
Congratulations to St Joseph School fourth grader Daniel Wittie and sixth grader Emma Arnone for being chosen as November Crusaders of the Month. Each student was recognized at assembly with a basket of goodies donated by Berrytown Produce. Students are nominated by teachers, staff, or students and then selected by a committee.
Christmas Card Winner
Congratulations to eighth grade student Mackenzie Stewart for her artwork which was selected to be made into the school Christmas cards.
We are pleased and honored that St. Joseph School Eighth Grade students have been asked to share their living nativity as a part of the Advent Prayer Program at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center. The program will take place on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this special program.
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 16th. Thank you in advanced for your generosity.
Anyone who has a birthday during the month of December can have free dress on Tuesday, December 6th. Please be sure to follow the dress code.
Dinner, Cookies and milk, no homework, and a visit from SANTA!
Tuesday, December 13th is our next Home and School Meeting. Several activities.Attached below is a flyer explaining details for this meeting. Remember, this night will be filled with dinner, cookies and milk, no homework, and a visit from SANTA!
Live Nativity for Christmas Vigil
Live Nativity at the St. Joseph 4pm Christmas Vigil Mass
Children interested in participating in the live nativity for the 4:00 pm Christmas Vigil Mass on December 24th should contact B.J. Nepvuex at 985-370-7548.
A practice will be held on SUNDAY, December 18th after the 11:00 am Mass in the Church.
Looking for High School kids for the readings.
We will hold a Spring Fair meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at 6pm in the library for anyone interested in helping out.
St Joseph School Group Night
Wednesday March 1st 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Order your tickets through Renweb if you are interested. See the attached flyer for details.
Mother Son Tailgate party
The annual mother-son tailgate party is right around the corner. To all of our SJS moms out there, if you are looking for a good time with your son, check out the flyer below for more details.
December 6th (Tuesday) December Birthdays
December 10th (Saturday) Silly Sweater Run
December 13th (Tuesday) Home and School Meeting
December 16th (Friday) Exams
December 19th (Monday) Exams
December 20th (Tuesday) Exams
December 21st (Wednesday) HALF DAY & END OF 2ND QUARTER
December 22nd - January 2nd CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
Several photos are being added daily. To see what has been happening around the school check out our photo album by clicking community and photo gallery or clicking the link below.
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