SJS Parents:

Due to RenWeb changes over the summer, it’s important that EVERYONE update your webform “Emergency Contacts.”

· Go into your RenWeb account

· Click Webforms

· Click Emergency Contacts

· Update your emergency contacts. You will list (in order) who should be called in case of an emergency. Be sure to include yourself.

· Click SUBMIT (submit is listed all the way down at the bottom of the webform)

This list is also used when checking out.

Thank you.

Family Agreement Form

If we haven't received your Family Agreement Form as of yet, one was sent home today with your child. Please be sure to sign and return to school tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th.


As per the Parent Student Handbook:

1st-8th grade students may have visitors eat lunch with them. However, visitors must be on the Emergency Contact List or a note from the parent may be sent prior to the visit. Visitors may begin having lunch with students after Labor Day.

Fast food cannot be brought into the cafeteria in the paper, container, or bag displaying the name of the restaurant. Carbonated drinks are also not allowed. This includes lunches brought in by parents/family when eating lunch with students.

Back to School Family Rosary Night

Family Prayer Kick Off!!

Bring your rosaries!

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mt 19:14

Calling all St. Joseph Parish families

Friday, August 16th @ 6pm

St. Joseph Gym

Let’s join together as one Catholic-Christian family to give our children a prayer-full and God-praising start to their school year!

We will pray the rosary as a group with our life-size rosary.

Pope Francis has said the family is the “greatest treasure of any country,” and urged the faithful to protect and strengthen it.

Please don’t miss it!

We will have rosary pamphlets available. This is an evening for our families and will be very child friendly. Snacks and drinks will be provided after the recitation of the rosary.

RSVP is NOT required, BUT it helps us to know about how many people will attend!


Rachael Perrin 985-969-0151,

Stephanie Waguespack -985-981-9859,

Monee’ Sheridan 985-351-2047,


ACT Aspire scores were sent home today with your child in a sealed envelope.

July & August birthdays Free Dress

JULY and AUGUST birthdays will be celebrated Tuesday, August 20th. Students who have a birthday in July or August may wear Free Dress to school. Please see the handbook for Free Dress guidelines. Students will have to call home for a uniform if guidelines are not met. Thank you.

Open House

Date Change for Open House
Open House will be on Thursday, August 22nd.

Open House Info:

5:45 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.- 1st -5th -visit classrooms

6:30 p.m. - Home and School Meeting in the Gym.

7:05 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - 6th - 8th grade -visit classrooms.


Students are allowed to bring water bottles to school.


ALL students will take pictures in their school uniform on Tuesday, August 27th.
Order forms will be sent home with the students next Wednesday.

Sign Up Sheets & TRYOUTS!


Sign up sheets were posted in the gym today for volleyball tryouts. If your child is interested in trying out for volleyball, please make sure they sign up by Friday, August 16th. Open to girls grades 5th-8th.

Volleyball Tryout Dates

Clinic Day - Wednesday , August 21st- JV (5th & 6th grade) 3:15-4:15
Varsity - (7th & 8th) - 4:15- 5:15

Tryouts - Friday, August 23rd - JV ( 5th & 6th) 3:15-4:15
Varsity ( 7th & 8th) 4:15-5:15

Flag Football

Sign up sheets were posted in the gym today for flag football. If your child is interested in trying out for flag football, please make sure they sign up by Friday, August 16th. Open to boys grades 5th - 8th.

Cross Country

Cross Country flyers are going home today in Wednesday packets. If your child is interested in being a part of the St. Joseph Cross Country Team, please come to the FIRST practice/parent meeting on Monday, August 19 at 6:15 p.m. at the Ponchatoula Recreation Park.They will meet at the pond behind the gym. Your child should have a water bottle, comfortable clothing, and running shoes.

Opened to boys and girls in grades 1st-8th.

Join Us!

If anyone is interested in joining the 4-H Club, the first meeting is on Tuesday, August 27th after school. Anyone in 4th-8th grade is invited to join 4-H. Please email Mrs. Misti Sceroler ( and let her know if your child is interested so she can have an idea of how many to plan for.



One of our teachers is in need of empty LARGE Pringles cans for a school project. If you have any, please send them with your child. Thank you in advance for your help!

Sunday Mass Readings


“Lord, come to my aid!” Ps. 40

Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53

Upcoming Saints Feast Days:

August 15th-Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, Holy Day of Obligation

August 16th-St. Stephen of Hungary, (969-1038)

August 19th-St. John Eudes, Priest (1601-1680)

August 20th-St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor (1090-1153)

August 21st-St. Pius X, Pope (1835-1914)

Ask your child what he/she knows about any of these saints?

Our word of the week is Respect.
Bible verse: "I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other just as I loved you. All people will know you are my followers if you love each other." John 13:34- 35.
Kindness Quote: " Treat everyone with Kindness and Respect, not because they are nice, but because YOU ARE."

Looking Ahead!

August 15 - Thursday - Mass - Feast of the Assumption

August 20 - July & August Birthdays

August 22 - Open House

August 27 - Individual Pictures

September 2 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

September 9 - Mid-Quarter

September 27 - Grandparents Day

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