School Newsletter

Spring Fair - Information, sponsorship letters, and raffle tickets went home today. It is time to start selling!!! Will you be our top seller???

See Flyer below to read about the incentives for selling raffle tickets!

Raffle Ticket Flyer

Advisory Council Elections

Advisory Council Elections - We will have four open positions on our School Advisory Council for the 2019-2020 school year. Advisory Council members serve a 3 year term, must have at least one child in 5th grade or below, and a practicing Catholic. Please email nominations to Mrs. Ragusa at dragusa@sjscrusaders.org.

Home and School Meeting

February 28th - Dinner and Bingo - Please remember to turn in your RSVP by Friday. See attached form below.

Bingo Night Flyer


Altar Server Training
On Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 2 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 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

The fair committee has decided to offer a tuition raffle. Every family will have the opportunity to purchase 1 ticket per the number of enrolled students for $25. Example would be if you have a student in 1st and 3rd you would be able to purchase 2 tickets. We will also be giving any new student that registers for the 2019 - 2020 school year, a chance to purchase a ticket as well. We will only be selling 550 tickets total. The drawing will be held on Thursday April 11th during morning assembly. The deadline to purchase your allotted 1 ticket per enrolled student will be Tuesday March 12th. On Wednesday March 13th, we will send a notice home offering for anyone to purchase additional tickets that have not been sold. For example, on Tuesday March 12th if we have sold 250 tickets then on Wednesday March 13th 300 tickets will be available for first come first sold until we sell all 550 or until the drawing date. If you win the raffle you will receive the value of an in parish student minus the registration cost. For example, St. Joseph Church Parish Families paid $4500 for the 2019 - 2020 school year. The check will be made out to the school and will have the family name on the memo line so that the office can apply it correctly. Attention 8th Grade Parents: St. Thomas Aquinas has agreed to accept the money from our raffle to be used towards their tuition for the 2019- 2020 school year. If your child is planning on attending St. Thomas, you are still eligible for this raffle at the value of an in parish St. Joseph Student.

See form below

tuition raffle

Spring Fair T-Shirt

The students will be able to wear the shirts the following Fridays for Spirit Dress. Friday March 29th, April 5th, and every Friday in May. Please fill out the form below to order fair t-shirts. Send the form in with a check or cash for the entire cost of your order. Please note the name and grade of your oldest student on the envelope with the money. Shirts will not be distributed until payment is received. The t-shirt design is on display in the school office and on the school website under the Spring Fair tab. The shirts sell for $13 each. All t-shirts must be pre-ordered and all orders are final. Please submit the order form by Friday, March 1, 2019 • Fill in the appropriate number of sizes of the shirts you wish to order. • Please use a single check made out to “St. Joseph H&S”. Please send your payment in an envelope labeled “Spring Fair T-Shirt” to the office. This will expedite processing all orders.

2019 Spring Fair t-shirt

Spring Fair Sponsorship

St. Joseph Spring Fair Sponsor

It's time to mark your calendars. The St. Joseph Spring Fair is scheduled for May 3rd, 4th and 5th.

The support of local business has always made a huge impact on the education of the children of St. Joseph Catholic School. This year is no exception. With the help of local businesses, we can continue to offer quality programs with high academic standards, purchase classroom technology, and improve our classrooms.

We rely on the support of our sponsorships from businesses as well as individuals to make our Spring Fair successful. Our community will be made aware of your support. We will have recognition in our church bulletin and school newsletter.

Please consider sharing the letter below with your employer or any business that might support our fair.

2019 Sponsorship form

Fish Fry Dinner

Knights of Columbus

Fish Fry Dinner

Friday March 8, 2019

4:30 pm till 7:00 pm

At KC Hall

1701 Pecan Ct. Ponchatoula

Eat In or Dine out
Donation $8.00

If you would like to purchase tickets please send money to the school office and we will send tickets home with your child.

*Deadline to order through the school office is February 27

*Must Present Ticket on day of Fish Fry


Our word of the week is Patience.
Bible Verse: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud." 1 Corinthians 13:4

March 4 - 8 - Mardi Gras Holidays

March 12 - 14 - 6th - 8th Exams

March 14th - Spring Pictures

March 14th - Cap and Gown Pictures

March 15 - 3rd Quarter ends

March 15 - 3rd Quarter AR ends

March 18 - No Buses

March 20 - Report Cards

March 29 - 30 - Drama Club Play



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