Father/Daughter Dance

St. Joseph School - Father Daughter Dance
May 13, 2022

3rd Quarter report cards can be found on Renweb today

Kids Heart Challenge

Deadline for donations is March 25th.

Rice Bowls

Dear Families,

During Lent, our community will participate in CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to reflect on the challenges of global hunger—and our Gospel call to care for our global human family.

Matthew’s Gospel invites us to remember that we are responsible for helping all of our sisters and brothers, even those who are strangers to us. When we do this, we care for Christ. In Matthew 25:40, Jesus tells us that, “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Through our Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving, we can respond to the needs of our sisters and brothers, including the millions of men, women and children around the world who experience chronic hunger.

CRS Rice Bowl provides many resources for daily reflection throughout Lent. Consider these suggestions in your family’s Lenten plan:

• Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar each day to guide your prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

• Read the Stories of Hope and daily reflections to inspire your Lenten journey.

• Use the CRS Rice Bowl recipes to prepare simple, meatless meals on the Fridays

of Lent to eat in solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world.

• Visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities you support through your Lenten gifts to CRS Rice Bowl.

Your sacrifices during this holy season have the power to change lives by providing enough nutritious food for families to thrive. And by practicing the pillars of Lent through CRS Rice Bowl, I hope both your faith and connection to our one human family deepens.

CRS Rice Bowls will be collected at the end of Lent, so stay tuned to learn more. Thank you for participating in CRS Rice Bowl with your family.

Join Us!

Looking for Ideas for Lent (other than giving up chocolate, coffee, desserts, etc.)?

I would like to invite you to join me on a 6-week journey about St. Joseph. We’ll learn and discuss such things as:

How old was Joseph when he married Mary?
Was Joseph previously married?
Joseph’s annunciation.
Were there any apparitions of St. Joseph?
Who is the savior of our Savior?
And so much more

It’s a great journey that will open your eyes to St. Joseph as you’ve never seen him before.

Are you ready to learn more about our Patron Saint/our Spiritual Father/the Foster Father of Jesus?

Using the book, “Consecration to St. Joseph” by Fr. Donald Calloway, we will meet on Wednesday evenings starting on March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the School Library (first meeting only).

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Ron Huguet



Cheerleader Tryouts

Cheerleader Tryouts

Open to girls in 4th – 7th grades. (going into 5th - 8th)

Tuesday, April 12th

MANDATORY Parent Meeting

6:00pm - in the gym

(Parent/Guardian or an adult/family member MUST attend this meeting for child to try out.)

Tuesday, April 26th - TRYOUT CLINIC

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursday, April 28th - CHEER TRYOUTS

3:00pm – 5:30pm

4-H Book Drive


Each student received 20 green raffle tickets. The cost is $10.00 per ticket.

$10,000 CASH

One SJS Student tuition or $3,500 CASH for non SJS Families.

$2,000 CASH



The student who sells the MOST raffle tickets will receive a prize pack worth $350.


The student that comes in second place for the most tickets sold will receive a weekend ride band.

All students that sell a minimum of 50 raffle tickets will receive a voucher for 20 game tickets that they can use to play the games at the fair.

All students who sell 30 raffle tickets will be allowed to wear any tennis shoes on the day chosen by Mrs. Ragusa.

All tickets must be turned in by April 22nd in order to be considered fo this contest.

Happy selling and GOOD LUCK


2022 St. Joseph Catholic School Spring Fair

Jambalaya and Pastalaya Pre-Sale

Forms went home today!

The cook-off committee is now offering pre-sales for pans of jambalaya and pastalaya.

Pans can be picked up at the fair after 11:00 on Saturday or anytime during the fair on Sunday at the SJS food booth.

Claim tickets will be sent home in students’ fair packets with other fair related pre-orders.

Make checks payable to St. Joseph Home & School.

½ Pans $15 Full Pans $30

2022 Cook-off Pre-sale.pdf

Jambalaya & Pastalaya Cook-Off

Jambalaya & Pastalaya Cook-Off

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

7:00am-11:00am: Setup, Cooking and Trash Talk

11:00am-Noon: Sampling, Judging and Awards Presentation

Noon: Jambalaya and Pastalaya go on sale at the Food Booth


Contestants bring their own supplies and ingredients.

Entries are limited to 5 pounds of rice and/or pasta plus ingredients.


Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be given by the Judges in each category,

Two prizes per winning team will be given.

Click on link below for additional forms

2022 Jambalaya Cookoff Registration.pdf



April 29th, 30th and May 1st, 2022

The Fair Committee is pleased to announce the return of GoldStar Amusemnets as our ride company for our 2022 Spring Fair. This year they will have 15+ rides for your enjoyment.

Our session times will be four hours each, except on Sunday. There will always be a session you can buy to get the most value. The sessions will be $25.00 each. The sessions will be:

Friday 4pm- 6pm: SJS Students that purchased the All Weekend Ride Pass ONLY
Friday 6pm-10pm: SJS families and the General Public
Saturday: 10am-2pm; 2pm-6pm; 6pm-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

The committee will also have a PAY ONE PRICE ALL WEEKEND pass. The pass will be good for the entire fair (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and the cost is $60.00 each, pre-sale. If you want to buy them the weekend of the fair the cost will be $75.00 each. If you buy every individual session during the fair, it would cost you $125.00.

The pre-sale offer for the “ALL WEEKEND RIDE PASS” is ONLY available until Thursday, April 14th, 2022. You will be able to redeem your voucher anytime during the fair, but a special line will be set up on Friday from 3pm-4pm where the voucher can be redeemed early. We are NOT pre-selling the individual ride sessions.

Please fill out the form below. Send the completed form and payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Ride Pass”. Checks need to be made payable to

St. Joseph Home & School.

2022 Ride Band Form.pdf

2022 St. Joseph Catholic School Spring Fair

Each year the fair committee requests parents help with homemade treats for the sweet booth. No quantity is too big or too small! We ask that you send in your items precut and individually wrapped. Please read below to see the list of what each grade level is asked to donate.

Pre-Kindergarten: Brownies

Kindergarten: Brownies

1st Grade: 2”-3” Cookies

2nd Grade: 2”-3” Cookies

3rd Grade: 2”-3” Cookies

4th Grade: Rice Krispie Treats

5th Grade: Rice Krispie Treats

6th through 8th Grade: $10 donation – this is to help with expenses for our strawberry shortcakes, ice cream sundaes and for the purchase of soft drinks and wine for the fair games.

If you are not culinary inclined but wish to help, monetary donations are always appreciated. Those donations can be sent to the office in an envelope labeled “Sweet Booth”.

We will start collecting sweets in the school office on Monday, April 25th and Tuesday, April 26th. On Wednesday, April 27th and Thursday, April 28th we will be collecting the items in morning carpool. If your child rides the bus, please send it with him/her and we will collect it before morning assembly. If you have any questions please email sjsfair@gmail.com or call the school office.

Thank you in advance for all of your support!

Friday, April 8th

No School on Friday, April 8th - Strawberry Festival.

Easter Holidays

April 15-22 - No School - Easter Holidays.

Friday, April 29th

Students will not have school on Friday, April 29th. We will be closed to set up for the Spring Fair.

Egg Shells Needed

The Spring Fair Committee is in need of confetti eggs.

1. Make a quarter size hole at the top of the raw egg.

2. Pour out the raw egg and rinse thoroughly with soapy water.

3. Place clean eggshell back in the carton.

Please bring the eggs to school no later than Friday, April 15th, 2022.

Summer VBS 2022

After a two year hiatus due to Covid St. Joseph's Church is excited to be hosting Vacation Bible School in person this summer June 6-10 from 8:30-11:30 .

If you can help volunteer with VBS that week or help decorate the week before please come to our next planning meeting, Sunday March 27 after 11 am Mass. The meeting will be held in the St Benedict Room at the church. We need adult volunteers as well as students in grades 6-11. Contact Paige Bacile 985-386 3749 pbacile@sjscrusaders.org for more information.

Even if you cannot attend the meeting please sign up to volunteer using this link:


Tuition Portal is Open

Our online tuition portal at https://tuition.gulfbank.com is available to you 24/7 offering the below payment options. If you already have an account, Log in by using your email address and password. First-time users click SIGN UP to create your tuition management acoount.

Payment options include:

Pay be E-Check or Credit Card

Pay by Loan ( Financing Option)

Refer to link below for more information.

March - 2022

March 2022 (2).pdf

Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 27, 2022

“Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.” Ps 34

Readings: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/032722-YearC.cfm

Lk 15:1-3, 11-32: Today’s Gospel is one of the most well-known parables of forgiveness: the parable of the prodigal son. God, like the father, runs to welcome us always without any questions asked.


This parable really doesn’t tell us how the story ends. How do you think it ended?

Our word of the week is Mercy.

Bible Verse:

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7

Looking Ahead

April 8 - No School - Strawberry Festival

April 14 - Mid-Quarter

April 15 - 22 - No School - Easter Holidays

April 29 - No School - Spring Fair

April 29 - May 1 - Spring Fair

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