Newsletter (Archived): August 23rd Newsletter - Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 [Archive]
Out of extreme caution due to the inclement weather and possible flooding, St. Joseph will be closed Wednesday, August 30th. Please continue to check our website and Facebook for additional notices. We pray that everyone remains safe during this weather event.
School Pictures - September 7th
Forms were sent home today in the Wednesday packet. Order forms and money are due by September 5th.
All students will take pictures. These pictures will be used for the yearbook.
Word of the Week
We begin every Monday with a virtue or character trait and a Bible verse for everyone to focus on for the week. These words will encourage us and be helpful reminders to follow our school expectations and be Crusaders for Christ on and off campus.
Our word of the week is Responsibility.
Bible Verse: " In all the work you are given, do the best you can. Work as though you are working for the Lord, not an earthly master." Colossians 3:23.
Fall Fest T-shirt
Order forms for Fall Fest T-Shirts went home in the Wednesday packet today. The link to the order form and the picture of the shirt can be found below.Fall Fest T-shirt 2017
2017 Order form
Join Crusader Dads! The first meeting is September 7th at Louisiana Purchase Brewery in Ponchatoula at 6:30 p.m. Come meet other SJS dads and help us brainstorm how we can help our school.
A flyer went home today asking for volunteers interested in being Room Moms and Helpers. The link to this flyer can be found below.Room mom form 2017
Beta Club Officers
Congratulations to our Junior Beta Club Officers for the 2017-2018 school year! From left to right: Ashton Vining (Historian), Hanna Bankston (Secretary), Ali Foster (Treasurer), Abigail LeSaicherre (Vice President), Sophie Romano (Historian), and Jake Berner (President).
Below you will find the school menu for the month of September so you can plan out your lunch for the upcoming month.
We will celebrate August birthdays on August 29th. Students may wear free dress according to the guidelines in the handbook.
•All clothes must be modest and reflective of the values expected at St.Joseph Catholic School. Students must be able to perform all regular school activites, including P.E. , without changing or removing any parts, shoes, or clothing.
•Shorts ( if weather permits) must be KNEE-LENGTH
•Blue jeans ( long, solid blue, no decorations, no holes) Tight fitting jeans(ex:jeggings,skiny jeans, etc.) regardless of the current styles are not allowed.
•Leggings (short or long) are not allowed.
•Dresses/skirts must be KNEE-LENGTH or longer.
•All shirts, blouses, etc., must have sleeves.
•Writing or symbols on shirts must be appropriate for school.
•Shoes must have a back strap or closed heel. Crocs and high heels are not allowed.
•Costume are not allowed
Last day to order New SJS spirit shirt is Friday, August 25th.
We will have spirit dress this Friday. Please remember this is optional. The guidelines are as follows:
Students may wear spirit dress each Friday and other designated days.
Crusader Spirit shirt – purchased from school
blue jeans (long, solid blue, no decorations, no holes) Tight fitting jeans (ex: jeggings, skinny jeans, etc.) regardless of the current styles are not allowed.
simple belt with simple buckle ? white crew socks (no lace)
In Case You Missed It
Here's what you missed at the Home & School Meeting:
Spring Fair - The committee has already begun the work to make this year's fair a success. If you would like to be a part of the core committee who organize and work behind the scenes, please contact Mr. Scott Reeves (email@example.com) for more information. We are also looking for a few parents to chair a few of our main activities of the fair. Please see the list below and contact Mr. Reeves if you would like to volunteer.
Dinner, Dance, & Auction - Save the Date - October 21st - Theme is Throwback Prom; Dinner by Jacmel and Desserts by The Cocoa Bean Bakery; D.J. Jazzy George providing music; silent auction.
Parent Volunteer Hours - Every family is required to work a minimum of 4 hours at either the Strawberry Festival Parking or Spring Fair fundraiser. If a family has not worked their 4 hours by the end of the year, they will be billed $400. This is stated in handbook on p. 24 as seen below -
The School Advisory Council and Administration believe St. Joseph School is very blessed to have two fundraisers that provide the majority of the funds used to assist with purchasing necessary supplies for the school and contribute to projects that will improve the quality of our campus and academic settings. We recognize that time is valuable and families are very busy, but it takes all of our families to make these events a success. Parents/Guardians are required to work a minimum of 4 hours between the Strawberry Festival Parking and Spring Fair events, which are the school’s largest fundraisers. When the Strawberry Festival Parking volunteer spots are filled, parents will need to complete their hours at the Spring Fair. If these four (4) volunteer hours are not completed, a family will be charged $400. This fee will be due before the end of the current school year and may not be financed with tuition.
If the parent is a registered, financially supporting member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish, a tuition benefit is available to that parent. To qualify for tuition as a financially supporting parishioner, a family’s weekly contribution to St. Joseph Church should be a minimum of $8.00/week ($416 annually). These contributions are to be made in full by December 31, 2017. Contributions made after December 31, 2017 will not count toward tithing for 2017 and tuition rates will not be adjusted for the next school year (2018-2019). Regular use of the Sunday envelope is necessary as a sign of financial support of the Church.
(2017-2018 Handbook, p. 21)
September 4th- Labor Day
September 7th- Individual School Pictures
September 12th- September Birthdays
September 29th- Grandparents Day
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