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 Chiold and Youth Protection and changes each year.

Please click the link below to review the 2018/2019 Parent flyer:

" The Importance of Spiritual LIteracy for Children and Teens and The Spiritual Authority of Parents"


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

Pre-Kindergarten - 8th grade students on Monday, September 17, 2018. 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 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 on form below. Complete, and return the 2018/2019 OPT OUT FORM to the school office in a marked envelope to the attention of Cory Pinion NO LATER THAN Thursday, September 13, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cory Pinion at

Opt Out Form

September Birthdays

September Birthday Dress is Tuesday, September 18th.

Please Read

Students WILL have school on October 5th. This will be a make up day for the storm day we missed September 5th. Once again, students do not have a day off in October for Professional Development. We will not have buses on October 5th and October 8th due to public schools being closed.


St. Joseph Students are BLESSED to have an opportunity to sing the NATIONAL ANTHEM

at our SJS / NEW ORLEANS PELICANS basketball game.

Game date: 12/28/18

Permission forms with detailed information were sent home in the Wednesday packets.

St. Joseph School students interested in participating in this performance, please complete the permission form & return it to the school office by Friday, 9/21/18



( last year's yearbook)

Hard back with colored pages.


ORDERS DUE BY Friday, October 5 , 2018

2017-2018 Yearbook order

Fall Fest T-shirt 2018

Please return order form and full payment to school by Wednesday, September 19th.

Shirts will not be distributed unitl payment is received.

Students will be able to wear the fall fest t-shirts every Friday in October with spirit dress.

( see order form below)

2018 Fall Fest tshirt order form

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Parent/Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten-2nd grades will be Monday, October 8th. Kindergarten - 2nd grade students do NOT have school on this day. Sign up information regarding the conferences will be given to these parents next week.

Grandparent's Day at St. Joseph School

Friday, September 28, 2018


10:00 - 10:30 - Welcome , prayer, entertainment in the gym

10:30 - 10:45 - Classroom Visits

10:45 - 12:30 - PICNIC LUNCH, pictures , and Book Fair gift cards

  • We will have multiple areas for grandparents to picnic with their grandchildren. Feel free to bring "picnic supplies" such as blankets, chairs, basekt/tote, etc. to picnic anywhere on the school grounds. We will also have some tables and chairs set up under a large tent around campus, and the use of the cafeteria if needed for seating.
  • Please see available lunch items below. To place your order for lunch, please fill out the from below and return to school along with your cash/check made payable to St. Joseph School. ****You may bring your own outside lunch with you on this day instead of ordering.

FORMS ARE DUE Wednesday, September 19th.

Grandparents Day


Waiting for Eli Presentation

Sunday Oct. 7, 2018@5:30 PM St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

255 North 8th Street Ponchatoula, LA 70454

Chad Judice is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, an award-winning author, and former teacher in the Theology departments of two Catholic High schools in the Diocese of Lafayette. He is the author of three inspiring pro-life, pro-faith books whose central character is his second son, who was born with spina bifida. The books are WAITING FOR ELI: A Father’s Journey from Fear to Faith; ELI’S REACH: On the Value of Human Life and the Power of Prayer; and GROWING WITH ELI: Our Journey into Life and Light.

For more information please see flyer below.

Waiting for Eli

Our word of the week is Courage.
Bible verse: " Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Looking Ahead

September 16 – Catechetical Sunday at St. Joseph Church – 11:00 am Mass

September 17 – Circles of Care Classes

September 18 – September Birthdays Free Dress

September 28 – Grandparents Day

October 2 – Custodian’s Day

October 3 - Living Rosary

October 9 - 11 - Exams 6-8

October 11 - 1st Quarter Ends

October 11 - 1st Quarter AR Ends

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