School Newsletter

JV Baseball Tryouts

JV BOYS BASEBALL TRYOUTS WILL BE TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 AT JAY ARTIGUES SPORTSPLEX IN HAMMOND AT 4:00.

Spring Fair Tshirt

Forms and money are due by this Friday, February 21st.

Students will be able to wear their fair shirts on March 13th, 20th and 27th, April 24th and every Friday in May.

All shirts must be pre-ordered and paid for. Shirts will not be distributed until payment is received. All sales are final.

Click on link below for additional forms

Spring Fair T-shirt

Mardi Gras Holidays

MARDI GRAS Holidays - No school Feb 24th -Feb 28th Students return March 2nd.

Stations of the Cross

We will begin Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 1:45 during Lent beginning on 3/6. Students will attend stations with their class. If you attend stations with your child and intend on checking them out, they may be checked out after stations. Also, if you are planning on checking the student out, please send a note with the student letting the teacher and office know this in advance.

St. Joseph Altar

Dear Parents,

We will once again celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph (March 19th) by constructing a St. Joseph Altar at school. We are reaching out to our school families who have baking and cooking talents to possibly help us with some needed items.

Some of the specific items that are needed are listed below:

Cookies (chocolate chip, coconut, gumdrop, oatmeal, decorated sugar cookies, etc.)

Cakes (heart, lamb, cross, other shapes)

Candies (fudge, divinity, praline, etc.)

Breads (wreath shaped breads, cross breads, etc.)

Stuffed artichokes

Others

If you are willing to share your talent with us and make something for our altar, please click on the link below and sign-up on the Sign-Up Genius website (specific items are listed on the Sign-Up Genius).

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0845aaa92da5f85-stjoseph

If you are in need of a recipe, picture, explanation, or if you have questions, please let us know and we will provide that for you. Thank you in advanced for helping with this wonderful tradition that the students and community look forward to each year.

12th Annual - Mini Cheer Clinic

St. Joseph School

Open to girls in PreK - 4th grade

12th Annual - Mini Cheer Clinic

Save the date: Saturday, March 21

9:30 - 1:00
Cost: $30. per person
(additional sibling $20.)
Includes a cheer t-shirt & ribbon.
Campers will learn a cheer, dance, cheer techniques & jumps.
They will have a performance @ 12:30 the day of the camp.
They will also be invited back during the SJS fair to perform with the cheerleaders.
More information will be sent home soon.
Sponsored by: SJS Cheerleaders

KIDS HEART CHALLENGE


TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 20TH IS THE LAST DAY TO BRING IN ANY DONATIONS TO THE KIDS HEART CHALLENGE!! WE HAVE ALREADY EXCEEDED LAST YEAR’S AMOUNT AND WE’RE TRYING TO BE "TOP SCHOOL" FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW IN OUR REGION! WE THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED FOR THIS WONDERFUL CAUSE, OUR SCHOOL FAMILY IS TRULY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN HELPING THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION!
ALL PRIZES WILL BE ORDERED AFTER OUR EVENT IS OVER AND WILL BE GIVEN OUT WHEN THEY COME IN WHICH IS USUALLY MID-MARCH.

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 responsibility to respond to the needs of our global human family. We will be reminded through the Gospel story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 that if we commit to sharing what we have with those in need, trusting in God's abundance, there is more than enough to feed everyone. Through our Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving, we can respond to the call to ensure that all our brothers and sisters are fed good, nutritious food that gives them what they need to fulfill their God-given potential. During this holy season, it is important to come together as a family and reflect on the cross of hunger and lack of proper nutrition, that so many of our brothers and sisters both near and far are forced to carry. In so doing, we pledge to stand alongside these members of our human family, supporting them as the Gospel calls us to do.

Please consider these suggestions in your family’s Lenten plan:

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

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

• Prepare simple, meatless meals on the Fridays of Lent to eat in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.

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

We will collect your CRS Rice Bowls at the end of Lent, so stay tuned to learn more.

Thank you for participating in CRS Rice Bowl with your family.

STA Starlettes Tryout Information

Come join the STArlette family! Mark your calendars with the 2020-2021 tryout information! We hope to see you there!

Next UNBOUND Collection!

***NEXT COLLECTION- March 4th***

For the 2019-2020 school year St. Joseph School will continue its long-standing tradition of supporting and serving those who need a hand-up. One way we do this is through the UNBOUND program. Each month students are asked to bring a donation to school on the specified collection date. Their contributions will be brought forward during the Offertory of the Mass and then forwarded to Unbound. The money that is collected goes to the care and support of the two children that we have chosen to help-Markus, age 14, from India and our new friend, Trey, age 3, from Costa Rica.

The following quote is from the Unbound website. You can learn more about the history of the organization, its goals and impact by going to unbound.org.

Unbound is an international nonprofit founded by lay Catholics grounded in the Gospel call to put the needs of the marginalized and vulnerable first.

We inspire confidence and offer opportunity and encouragement to children and families living on the margins of society. We create practical and trustworthy means for people to help others and nurture human connections that uplift us all.

Altar Server Training

On Sunday, March 8th, 2020, at 1:15 pm, there will be registration and initial training for new Altar Servers. Those interested in becoming Altar Servers must currently be enrolled in the 4th through 12th grade (born prior to September 30, 2010) and practicing their Catholic faith (Baptized and have received the Sacrament of First Communion). Registration will take place in the narthex of church. We ask that at least one parent accompany their child; there are registration forms to be completed and also information necessary for parents throughout this initial training. Subsequent training sessions will be coordinated prior to end of this session.

We look forward to seeing you, Glen and Michele Ernst

SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

February 23, 2020

“The Lord is kind and merciful.” Ps. 103

Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022320.cfm

SAINTS TO CELEBRATE THIS WEEK:

Seven Founders of the Servite Order (13th C.)

Blessed John of Fiesolo (1387-1455)

Saint Conrad of Piacenza (1290-1351)

Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto (20th C.)

Saint Peter Damian (988-1072)

Ask your child what he/she knows about these Saints and their stories!


Our word of the week is Generosity.
Bible Verse: "Giving help to the poor is like loaning money to the Lord. He will pay you back for your kindness." Proverbs 19:17

Looking Ahead

February 24 - 28 - Mardi Gras Holidays

March 6 - Stations of the Cross

March 10 - March Birthdays

March 11 - 13 - Exams - 6 - 8 grade

March 13 - AR Deadline and end of 3rd Quarter

March 17 - Spring Pictures and 8th grade cap and gown pictures

March 18 - Report Cards

March 19 - St. Joseph Altar



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