Thursday, May 24, 2018
Falcon News Email
“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.”
The final day is tomorrow for school year 2017-2018. We are very proud of all our students as we recognized grades 1-7 today at our awards ceremony; many on the Highest Honors and Honor Roll!!!! Congratulations Falcons!
Last night was a wonderful 8th grade graduation and this morning we graduated our Kindergarten class! Congratulations Graduates!
Mrs. Karam said that we read almost 10,000 books this school year – that is a lot of reading Falcons. Keep reading and remember those “summer reading lists!” Not sure where the lists are located? Go to this link on our website: http://sjsfalcons.org/summer-reading/
REMEMBER: May 25, 2018 last day of school – Mass at 8:15am – ½ day; no After School Care; grades K3, K4, and K5 released at 11:00am; grades 1-7 released at 11:30am
NOTE: There is a funeral in the church starting at 11:30am. Carpool for grades K5, 1 and 2 will be in front of Gremillion Hall – please drive down Atlantic, turn into the Church Office (Family Life Center) parking area; drive around by the gym; and drive in front of Gremillion Hall.
ENRICHMENTS School Year 2018-2019 – Return by Friday, June 1, 2018 by 12:00 noon
Students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 in school year 2018-2018 will receive a hard copy of enrichment class choices for next school year. Here are the links to the forms and information sheet to begin reviewing:
List of classes information sheet (updated – one sent today to all 6, 7, 8th for next year): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sYxfY3nl3lI7mPf9OOx3LygNCkD9mEYY/view?usp=sharing
Please check your TADs accounts to ensure your final payments are posted. We know there is a May 20th payment being drafted soon. Student’s report cards and other items will not be released if payments are not up-to-date. Remember that tuition payments pay our teachers salaries – it is critical that we get accounts cleared before the summer. If you need assistance, please contact the front office to set an appointment to discuss.
REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 is ongoing. Some classes are starting to fill up – ensure your child has a seat for August 13, 2018!
- Early registration assists with scheduling and planning for next school year – please begin your registration now.
- New things for next school year include Kindergarten students attending full day and middle school students will be given choices for their enrichments! More details coming for school year 2018-2019!
- Summer Camp for students in K3-K5 Join Ms. Neely and Ms. Nolen for some summer fun! See information and registration packet at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UYvHJH5YdSB_NfSzrq8CImW4203KZqZv/view?usp=sharing
- Vacation Bible School (VBS) – June 25-29, 2018 – contact the church office for more details
REMEMBER – even in the summertime, St. Joseph Catholic School has many opportunities for families to assist the school through many venues: Kroger Rewards Card (shop at Kroger’s and use your reward card and make sure you selected SJS in your profile so a percentage is given back to the school); AmazonSmile (shop through AmazonSmile and a percentage is given back to SJS); and you can always give through our Annual Fund!
- Protecting God’s Children (PGC) and VIRTUSBulletins – make sure you have taken PGC and remain current on VIRTUS bulletins as this is a requirement through the Diocese for participation for field trips, volunteering at the school, coaching, and/or other times being around students of SJS.
Announcement from the Diocese of Shreveport
The Diocese of Shreveport has set up an anonymous and completely confidential phone line for you to report instances of known or suspected misuse of parish, school or diocesan assets including fraud, excessive waste or abuse. The number is (318) 219-7222. This line goes directly to a voicemail that is addressed only to Bishop Duca. Call this number to report incidents and be assured that Bishop Duca will act on the information in a confidential manner to make positive changes.
Asbestos containing building materials are located within St. Joseph Catholic School. In their present condition, they present no hazard to school occupants. An Asbestos Management Plan has been developed to prevent the asbestos from becoming a hazard, and you may find this document on file in the school office. The plan is available for inspection upon request and appointment.
IPM Program – St. Joseph Catholic School participates in the Louisiana Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Please contact the school office if your child is hypersensitive to standard pest control products.