St. Joseph Church offers Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 1:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. We are encouraging all families to attend stations on Friday, March 24th, at 6:00 p.m. This is a very special activity and wonderful to share as a family. Below is a list of the Friday dates station of the cross will be offered.

March 10th

March 17th

March 24th

March 31st

Anyone is welcome to attend.

Strawberry Fest Parking

We need volunteers to help with this fundraiser. Please use the link below to register for a shift. There are only a few shifts left. We do still need volunteers for Wednesday evening as well. This is a great fundraiser for our school and is coordinated by the Crusader Dads.
Moms and Dads can help with this event. All proceeds help our school!


St Patricks Day

Students may wear a green shirt with their school jeans for a $1 donation. All donations will be given to Hammond Strawberry Fields. This is a non-profit organization that provides services to adults with developmental delays.


On Monday, March 20th we will not have buses in the afternoon; however, we will have buses available for students in the morning. Please make the necessary arrangements.

Report Cards

Report cards will be sent out on Wednesday, March 22nd for the 3rd nine weeks.

Early Dismissal

We will have early dismissal on Friday, April 7th due to the Strawberry Festival traffic. Dismissal will be at 11:15. We will have buses in the morning for studetns but NOT in the afternoon. Please make the necessary arrangements.

Mulan PreSale

MULAN Pre-Sale Tickets
A flyer went home in the Wednesday packet with information about Pre-Sale Tickets to the Drama Club's production of Mulan Jr. There is a correction to the prices on the flyer below.
Pre-Sale tickets will be $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Tickets at the door will be $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Rice Bowls

This Lent our community will participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter anew ourselves, our neighbors and our God.

Please consider these suggestions in shaping your own family’s Lenten plan:

Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar daily to guide your Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

As a family, read the Stories of Hope and daily reflections to inspire your Lenten journey—and guide your Lenten almsgiving.

Prepare simple meatless meals on Fridays throughout Lent, in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.

Be sure to visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities your Lenten gifts are changing through CRS Rice Bowl.

We will be collecting your CRS Rice Bowls at the end of Lent, so stay tuned to learn more.

AR Info


2ND&3rd Quarter AR Reward

Readers, show your COLORS!

Students in 1st-8th grades who obtained their AR goal during 2nd and/or 3rd quarter are allowed to dress in their assigned color

Monday, March 20.

You may dress head to toe in your assigned color or just wear a t-shirt in your color with jeans.

Color-wear must adhere to the free dress code on the website!

1st grade- BLUE

2nd grade-RED

3rd grade-GREEN

4th grade-PURPLE

5th grade-ORANGE

6th grade-YELLOW

7th grade-PINK

8th grade-WHITE


The next 4H meeting will be on Tuesday, March 21st in the art room. Make sure to bring your "member's record folder' completed to the meeting. The folders will be collected and turned into the 4H office. Completion of the "member's record folder" is the requirement to attend Acheivemnt Day. The permission slip for Achievement Day will be given at the meeting. The 4H meeting ends at 3:30.

Confetti Egg Booth

Please send clean eggshells to school for the confetti egg booth.

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.


Be sure to write your name and class on the carton. Students will receive CRUSADER CASH for each carton.

Spring Pictures

Spring picture order forms were sent home last week in the Wednesday packets. Pictures will take place on Thursday, March 23rd. Students may wear free dress if they are taking pictures. Students must follow the dress code for free dress. If students are not taking pictures, they must wear uniforms. Picture order forms and money are due no later than Wednesday, March 22nd.

A work in progress

Our SJS Spring Fair is around the corner!! We are working on updating our Spring Fair Tab on the website will all the details for the coming spring fair. Please check back periodically for important infomation.


Here is a picture of the gold cart that will be raffled out at this year's spring fair.

Boys Basketball

The 7th and 8th grade varsity boys of St. Joseph Catholic School in Ponchatoula captured the 2017 NIAL Basketball Championship at Trafton Academy.

Led by coaches Dustin Easley and Ben Perrin, the Crusaders defeated Christ Episcopal School of Covington with a final score of 36-31.

Pictured first row from left are Matthew Wisecarver, Gabriel Diaz, Lathan Raiford, Anthony Cazedessus, Jake Berner, Brayden Thompson, Josh Roberts and Beau Johnson. Pictured second row from left are Coach Dustin Easley, Ashton Vining, Jonah Schmitt, McKaden Thompson, Hayden Asprion, Sal Nuzzolillo and Coach Ben Perrin.

PHS Cheer

If any of our 8th graders are interested in trying out for the 2017-2018 PHS cheer team, please see the attached flyer for more details.

Fair Help

Our Spring Fair is in need of stuffed animals for the Prize Booth. Please send new or gently used and washed stuffed animals to the gym for the Spring Fair. Thank you for your support!

Coming Soon

  • March 17th (Friday) Cheer Tryouts after school

  • March 20th (Monday) buses in the morning, NO BUSES IN THE AFTERNOON

  • March 22nd (Wednesday) Report Cards

  • March 23rd (Thursday) Spring Pictures

  • May 31st (Friday) and April 1st (Saturday) SJS Mulan Production

  • April 7th (Friday) Early dismal---bus in the morning, no buses in the afternoon

Nun Run

Anyone interested in participating in the annual Nun Run please see the attached flyer below.

PHS Got Talented


The Ponchatoula Jr. High School PTSO is excited to announce the 5th Annual Ponchatoula's Got Talent Show coming up on Saturday, May 6th. This is a community-wide event that gives ANY Ponchatoula student a chance to express themselves, show-off their talents, and win a cash prize.
If you are interested in auditioning or have any questions,
Email us at PonchatoulasGotTalent@gmail.com
Visit our website PonchatoulasGotTalent.com
Or visit our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/PonchatoulasGotTalent

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