Newsletter (Archived): October 4th Newsletter - Oct 4, 2017 - Oct 12, 2017 [Archive]
Student Council Fundraiser
Childhood Cancer and Leukemia Awareness Month
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers. To show our support for Childhod Cancer Awareness Month, students will be able to donate $1 (or more) and wear jeans with a colored shirt tomorrow, Thursday, October 5, 2017. The colors associated with Childhood Cancer and Leukemia are gold and orange. However, there are many other cancers with their own colors of support. The money raised will go to Perry's Posse, a non-profit organization who will give financial, spiritual, and emotional support to children who are active cancer patients in the River Parishes. The organization began after Mrs. Ernst and Mrs. Curtis' brother, Perry, died of Leukemia in January 2014. Since then, the group has supported patients around Louisiana and the United States as well.
Monday, October 2nd, was National Custodian Appreciation Day. We all agree Mr. Charles Hines deserves more than just a day of recognition. Therefore, throughout this week our students, faculty, staff, and Home and School have expressed their gratitude to Mr. Hines by giving him gifts of appreciation for EVERYTHING that he does for all of us and our school.
THANK YOU MR. HINES!
Home & School Book Fair Night
H&S Meeting – October 12th – Book Fair Family Night – Dinner at 6pm
Please RSVP - See Form Below
SJS Book Fair
SJS Book Fair will be October 9th - 13th!
We are excited to be working with Cavalier House Books for our fair this year. We can't have a great fair without our awesome volunteers. If you are available to volunteer to help out on these dates, please contact Mrs. Ekker , email@example.com.
Special family night on Thursday, October 12th. Come join us at 6 for hotdogs and smores!
See Book Fair schedule below
Coffee with the Counselor
If you are interested in attending coffee with the counselor, please RSVP as soon as possible. It will be held Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (grades 1st - 4th) and Thursday, October 19, 2017 (grades 5th - 8th.) See attached flyer for more details.
Crusader Dads Raffle
Each student received a pack of 10 tickets.
Prizes - Two sets of two Saints tickets for the December 3rd game – Saints vs. Carolina Panthers – Drawing is October 21st
Please return ticket stubs and money to the office. We have additional tickets available in the office.
Dinner, Dance & Auction
Due to low participation this event has been canceled – We will be using many of the auction items for our Spring Fair.
Fall Fest Fundraiser
Fall Fest Queen/King
The Jr. Beta Club will be sponsoring the Fall Fest Queen/ King Fundraiser again this year. Thursday, October 5- Wednesday, October 11, students can bring in quarters to vote for the teacher that would make the best Queen or King of Fall Fest. The teacher that has the most money donated under his or her name will be crowned during assembly on the day of Fall Fest. All donations for this fundraiser will go toward buying library books for a school in need. Bring your change in and vote!
STA Shadow Days
SHADOW A FALCON!!
7th & 8th Graders:
Sign up for a STA Shadow Day by Calling 985-542-8941
Beginning October 2nd
*By appointment only and must be approved by the SJS administration prior to the shadow day for this to be considered an excused absence.
For more information about Shadow Day and upcoming Falcon events, please see link below.
Word of the Week
Our word of the week is Kindness.
Bible verse: "Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32
Circles of Care
Circles of Care-Parents
It is required each year that the schools and churches of the Diocese offer parents information pertaining to creating safe environments for children. The Diocese provides these flyers for parents to review. The information on the flyer is set by the Office of Child and Youth Protection and changes each year.
Please click the link below to review the 2017/2018 Parent flyers that are listed under “Family Nights”
(Justice, Hope, Charity, Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude)
Circles of Care-Students
It is required by the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People that all children enrolled in Catholic Schools and Parishes receive Safe Environment training. The Diocese of Baton Rouge provides such training called Circles of Care. This lesson will be taught to our PreK-5th grade students on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
The 6th – 8th graders will have their lesson October 9th, 10th, or 12th depending on their exam schedule. These lessons will be taught by their Religion teacher.
Parents may review their child’s lesson plan that will be taught in the classroom prior to this date by going to http://diobr.org/ministries/administrative-services/child-and-youth-protection then click on the lesson pertaining to your child’s grade level listed under Curriculum.
IF you DO NOT want your child to receive this lesson, please click below and read, complete, and return the 2017/2018 OPT OUT FORM to the school office in a marked envelope to the attention of Cory Pinion NO LATER THAN Thursday, October 5, 2017.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE INFORMATION ON THE FORM BELOW AND RETURN TO SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
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)
October 6th - NO SCHOOL Professional Development Day for Teachers
October 9th K - 2nd Conferences NO SCHOOL for K-2nd grade students ONLY!
October 9th, 10th & 12th - 6-8 Exams
October 9th- 13th - Book Fair
October 12th - Home and School meeting and Family Night at the Book Fair!
October 14th - Public Square Rosary
October 16th - Half Day 11:15 a.m. dismissall NO BUSES!
October 18th - Report Cards
October 27th - Fall Fest
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