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 24th

March 31st

Anyone is welcome to attend.

Nominations Needed

Mr. Jeff LeSaicherre will complete his term on our School Advisory Council this year. We want to thank Jeff for his service and contributions over the last term. Please email Mrs. Ragusa (dragusa@sjscrusaders.org) if you would like to nominate yourself or another parent for this position. We will accept nominations through April 7th. Voting will take place on RenWeb during the remainder of April.

Home and School Meeting

Our last meeting of the school year will be April 11th. Please mark your calendars! We are inviting summer camps in our area to set up tables with information at this meeting. Also, Mrs. Ragusa will deliver a presentation on the future dreams for growth and capital improvements at St. Joseph.

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 students but NOT in the afternoon. Please make the necessary arrangements.

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!


Mulan Tickets

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.

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.

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 22nd (Wednesday) Report Cards

  • March 23rd (Thursday) Spring Pictures

  • March 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 Talent


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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