Monday Edition of the Falcon News
November 27, 2017
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose.” Psalm 23:1
Welcome back to school after a wonderful Thanksgiving break. As we work towards the end of our first semester of school year 2017-2018 we want to recognize the Advent Season. Students will learn about the Jesse Tree in their classroom while decorating a large Jesse Tree in the cafeteria. We will be supporting 15 families through our Colonies – more details coming soon.
St. Joseph Catholic School is starting a new service project. We have been asked to support students who go home on weekends to no meals. If you can add extra items to your grocery cart, please send in the items being asked for your child’s grade level. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I9HVt6yHEeffG_92ngGFXwL4zu7_WvQZ/view?usp=sharing
Events Coming Soon:
November 29, 2017 – Spirit Shirt day with uniform bottoms
November 30, 2017 – School wide “Writing Assessment” in the morning – starting right after KJOE
December 1, 2017 – School Mass 8:15 with Bishop Duca
December 2, 2017 – Annual PTO Pancake Breakfast
- Order form for breakfast and other items: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12yw7MdjLSHpxfxF4aQ2w7K9sN_jcPtwG/view?usp=sharing
December 5, 2017 – PTO Meeting – 6pm in the cafeteria; join us for cookies and hot chocolate. Or, join us “live” on Facebook!
December 6, 2017 – St. Nicholas Day – students will receive a treat!
December 6, 2017 – Christmas/holiday T-shirt/shirt (or nice shirt/sweater) with jeans ($1) or nice pants/shorts ($3) -money used to support St. Vincent De Paul families – SJS is supporting 15 families through our Colonies!
December 7, 2017 – School Spelling Bee – 7:45 live KJOE and then start the spelling bee
December 8, 2017 – School Mass – 8:15 AM – Holy Day
December 11-14, 2017 – 8th grade mid-terms
December 13, 2017 – Spirit Shirt day with uniform bottoms
December 14, 2017 – K-Village (K3, K4, K5) Performance – 8:30 in the gym
December 15, 2017 – School Mass 8:15 AM; announce 5th and 8th grade Students of the Year for SJS
December 18, 2017 – School Mass 8:15 AM – uniforms
December 19, 2017 – Christmas/holiday T-shirt/shirt (or nice shirt/sweater) with jeans ($1) or nice pants/shorts ($3) -money used to support St. Vincent De Paul families – SJS is supporting 15 families through our Colonies!
December 19, 2017 – St. Joseph Catholic Church Tapestry at 7:00 PM – Middle School Students singing – please join the church for a wonderful performance!
December 20, 2017 – Middle School Production 8:30 AM in the gym
December 20, 2017 – ½ day of school; release 11:00 K3, K4, and K5; release 11:30 – 1-8th grade; NO After School Care
December 21, 2017 – January 2, 2018 – Christmas and New Year Holidays!
January 3, 2018 – Back to School – start of the second semester of school year 2017-2018!
Let’s get those Yearbook Order Forms turned:
8th Grade Yearbook Reminders:
- Did your child earn an award for their extracurricular activities (swimming, soccer, horseback riding, 4H, etc)? Let us know so we can include them in the Falcon Forum, Yearbook or Facebook! E-mail Greg Beauclair, Director of Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of the event, what prizes/awards were won and any pictures you took at the event.
- St. Joseph Catholic Church “Sowing” has limited advertising spots available. Any SJS family that has a business and wants to advertise can call Ray Kelly at the church office or his cell phone (504-338-3058).
- Tutoring grades 2-8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-4:00 pm in the library. Students must have items to work on (not just homework) that Loyola students can assist the students. Make sure students know they are to go to tutoring and communicate this with homeroom teachers. Students not picked up by 4:00 pm will be sent to After School Care and charges will be applied to accounts.
- Protecting God’s Children (PGC) and VIRTUS Bulletins – 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.