Newsletter (Archived): August 7th Newsletter - Aug 7, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019 [Archive]
We will NOT have buses Thursday , August 8th and Friday , August 9th. All students will be carpool in the morning and in the afternoon.
Back to School Information
Please click on the links below for important Back to School information!Carpool Map
carpool route instructions
If your child is riding a bus to After the Bell:
Click on the attachment After the Bell Forms to complete required forms and be sure to return both forms to St. Joseph School.
If your child is riding a bus to Montessori and Me Preschool:
Click on the attachment Montessori and Me Preschool Forms to complete required forms and be sure to return both forms to St. Joseph School.
If your child is riding a bus to Early Learning Center:
Click on the attachment Early Learning Center Forms to complete required forms and be sure to return both forms to St. Joseph School.
If your child is riding a bus to Strawberry Castle Preschool:
Click on the attachment Strawberry Castle Preschool Forms to complete required forms and be sure to return both forms to St. Joseph School.
If your child is riding a bus from SJS to another school in the area that a parent or relative works at:
The parent is required to sign up at his/her school of employment as per Transportation Department and click on the attachment Parent& Student Bus Acknowledgement Form to fill out the required form and return back to the SJS School Office.
If your child is being dropped off at a location other than your home (excluding school or daycare):
Click on the attachment Different Location Forms to fill out the required forms and return both forms to St. Joseph School.
To ride the bus to and/or from your home address:
o Enter your home address and on the right side of the screen you will enter 7th or 8th grade regardless of what grade your child is actually in and press “go”. (you have to put 7th or 8th grade because our school is not in their system and we use the same buses as the Jr. High)
o Click on Ponchatoula Jr. High (again, only because our school is not in their system)
It will then give you the name of the bus driver, the bus number, and the driver’s phone number.
*Parents must call the bus driver to confirm that this is the correct driver for your home address and to let them know your child will ride their bus.
Fill out the “Parent and Student Bus Policy Acknowledgement Form” and return it to school. A copy will be made for the office and the original will be given to the bus driver.
After the Bell Forms
Different Location Forms
Early Learning Center Forms
Montessori and Me Forms
Special Request Form
Strawberry Castle Form
After School Care Program
If you are interested in having your child attend our After School Care Program please click the link below.
Applications must be submitted and registration paid each year if you would like for your child to attend the program.
Sunday Mass Readings
Readings for the NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
10/11 August 2019
“Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own” Ps. 33
Upcoming Saints Feast Days:
August 8th-St. Dominic de Guzman, Priest (1170-1221)
August 9th-St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Virgin and Martyr (1891-1942)
August 10th-St. Lawrence of Rome, Deacon and Martyr (died in 258)
August 11th-St. Clare of Assisi, Religious (1194-1253)
August 12th-St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Religious (1572-1641)
August 13th-St. Pontian, Pope & Martyr, and St. Hippolytus, Priest & Martyr (3rd C.)
August 14th-St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894-1941)
Ask your child what he/she knows about any of these saints?
Change of Plans!
Date Change for Open House
Open House will be on Thursday, August 22nd. Time and details TBA
Back to School Rosary
Everyone is invited to attend the Back to School Rosary that will be held Friday, August 16th, in the school gym at 6:00PM
School Mass Time
This year our school masses will be at 8:00am on Wednesdays.
However, our first school mass will be on Thursday, August 15 at 8:00am for a Holy day of obligation, The Feast of the Assumption.
6-8 School Dance
The Back To School Dance will be held Friday, August 9th in the school gym for students in 6th - 8th grade from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Cost is $10 a person paid at the door. Students are welcomed to bring a guest from other schools as long as they adhere to the same rules as our St Joseph students. There will be free snacks available and pictures available for purchase in packages of $5 and $10. Dress is casual. Theme is "Fall Back to School". Students may wear fall colored clothes. Remember, girls are not allowed to wear strapless or spaghetti straps and back may not be open.
Parents must walk your child into the gym when you drop your child off and come to the gym lobby when the night is over!
We will celebrate birthdays for each month of the year. When we celebrate the month of your child's birthday, they may wear free dress. Please check the free dress guidelines in the handbook carefully.
July and August Birthdays - August 20th.
August 8 - First Day of School - 1st-8th - No Buses!
August 9 - NO BUSES!
August 9 - Back to School Dance ( 6th - 8th grade only)
August 15 - Thursday - Mass - Feast of the Assumption
August 20 - July & August Birthdays
August 22 - Open House - Time to be Announced
August 27 - Individual Pictures
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