School Newsletter


We will practice all types of emergency drills during the school year. These drills include fire, severe weather, and lockdown. Fire drills are practiced monthly. Severe weather and lockdown drills will be reviewed and practiced a minimum of twice a year. You will be notified when we practice our lockdown drill.

***We practiced a lockdown drill today. Our practice went well.***

Help us show our appreciation!

October 2nd is National Custodian's Day! We are blessed with the world's greatest custodian, Mr. Charles Hines! We will recognize him at morning assembly on the 2nd. Help us show him the love and appreciation we have for him as you pass him in morning carpool! Thank you!

Come dine at Roux & Brew and support our school.

This Monday, September 24

4:30 - 8:30 pm

Roux & Brew Community Giveback

A portion of sales will go to St. Joseph School.

Our new SJS Choir sang together at their first Mass today under the direction of music teacher, Morgan Curole. We look forward to hearing their angelic voices lead us each week!

Pictured Top L to R: Emma Hoover, Chloe Wille, Gracyn Willoughby, Bailey Garcia, Madison Byers, Joslyn Daigle, London Hymel, Annabelle Owen.
Bottom L to R: Gabriella Cieutat, Addison Threeton, Gracie Allen, Briley Ray, Hunter Layrisson, Camille Digby, Ella Gill, Madelyn Webb, and Ms. Curole.


St. Joseph Students are BLESSED to have an opportunity to sing the NATIONAL ANTHEM

at our SJS / NEW ORLEANS PELICANS basketball game.

Game date: 12/28/18

Permission forms can be found below.

St. Joseph School students interested in participating in this performance, please complete the permission form & return it to the school office by Friday, 9/21/18

Pelicans Performance


Students WILL have school on October 5th. This will be a make up day for the storm day we missed September 5th. Once again, students do not have a day off in October for Professional Development. We will not have buses on October 5th and October 8th due to public schools being closed.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Parent/Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten-2nd grades will be Monday, October 8th.

Kindergarten - 2nd grade students do NOT have school on this day.


2017-2018 yearbook order!

( last year's yearbook)

Hard back with colored pages.


ORDERS DUE BY Friday, October 5 , 2018

2017-2018 Yearbook order

Spring Fair Meeting

Please join us for our next Spring Fair Meeting - Wednesday, September 26th @ 6:30 p.m. in the library.

Grandparents Day at St. Joseph School

SJS Grandparent's Day has been scheduled for Friday, September 28th, beginning at 10:00 in the gym.

One designated person ( with photo I.D.) is to check out the student from the homeroom teacher. They are at this point responsible for the student(s).

No student will be checked out to a person who has not been designated by the parent on the form below.

This form is due to the homeroom teacher of each student by Wednesday, September 26,2018.

Friday, September 28, 2018


10:00 - 10:30 - Welcome , prayer, entertainment in the gym

10:30 - 10:45 - Classroom Visits

10:45 - 12:30 - PICNIC LUNCH, pictures , and Book Fair gift cards

We will have multiple areas for grandparents to picnic with their grandchildren. Feel free to bring "picnic supplies" such as blankets, chairs, basekt/tote, etc. to picnic anywhere on the school grounds. We will also have some tables and chairs set up under a large tent around campus, and the use of the cafeteria if needed for seating.

Grandparent's Day Checkout Form


Waiting for Eli Presentation

Sunday Oct. 7, 2018@5:30 PM St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

255 North 8th Street Ponchatoula, LA 70454

Chad Judice is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, an award-winning author, and former teacher in the Theology departments of two Catholic High schools in the Diocese of Lafayette. He is the author of three inspiring pro-life, pro-faith books whose central character is his second son, who was born with spina bifida. The books are WAITING FOR ELI: A Father’s Journey from Fear to Faith; ELI’S REACH: On the Value of Human Life and the Power of Prayer; and GROWING WITH ELI: Our Journey into Life and Light.

For more information please see flyer below

Waiting for Eli

Coming soon


Embrace Parenthood

This class will be offered on Sunday Mornings from 9:30-10:30 am and facilitated by Paula Jarrell. It consists of 5 sessions. Sessions are: Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 2 and Dec. 16. If you are interested in attending this class please call the office to register by Sept. 16.


Our word of the week is Confident.
Bible verse: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13.

This week's spiritual homework- Pray 3 Hail Mary's, 3 Our Father's and 3 Glory B's for all those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Looking Ahead

September 28 – Grandparents Day

October 2 – Custodian’s Day

October 3 - Living Rosary

October 5 - NO BUSES morning or afternoon. ALL Students have a full day of school.

October 8 - Kindergarten - 2nd grade Parent/Teacher conferences- ( no school for Kindergarten - 2nd grade students)

October 8 - NO BUSES morning or afternoon.

October 9 - 11 - Exams 6-8

October 11 - 1st Quarter Ends

October 11 - 1st Quarter AR Ends

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