February 13, 2019

News and Updates from Saint Joseph School

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Dear St. Joseph Family,

Don't forget that we are in the middle of our re-enrollment and registration process. Our re-enrollments are rolling in, as are our applications! Re-enrollment is open until Friday, March 15, 2019 so don't forget and don't be late. It is only one month away! Re-enrollment is done through your ParentsWeb account. Call the office for more information, or assistance.

God Bless,

Mr. Martin

The Annual Valentine Volley is tomorrow, Thursday, February 14, 2019. The schedule from Coach Rucker is as follows:

8:30am 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades Compete

9:30am 6th, 7th, 8th Grades Compete

11:30am 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Finals

12:40pm 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Finals

1:20pm 3rd, 4th Grades vs Teachers with the "Big Ball"

1:50pm 8th Grade vs Teachers

Thank you for this fun day!

-Coach Rucker

A message from Mr. Martin regarding Valentine Volley Out of Uniform:

*Jr. High Students will come to school in uniform on Thursday for Mass. Students will be allowed to change before their Valentine Volley starting times into their PE or their school appropriate Valentine Volley uniforms. 

*Students in 3rd through 5th grades may come to school in their PE uniforms or their school appropriate Valentine Volley uniforms.

*Students in grades PreK through 2nd are allowed to dress in Cool School Gear and jeans.

A message from the 8th grade regarding Valentine Volley:

The 8th grade class will be hosting a concession stand during the Valentine Volley.  Please feel free to send money/bring money for drinks, snacks, and candy. 


SJS Book Fair: The Saint Joseph School Book Fair is in need of volunteers. Here is the link to help with the Book Fair from February 22 through March 7:


SJS PreK and Kindergarten Open House:

On Wednesday, February 20 from 9-11am, SJS will be hosting a Showcase for prospective PreK and Kindergarten families. Please share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors.

Rideshare Needed:  A family is needing a rideshare in the Neely's Bend area.  Currently for the mornings, but possibly adding in the afternoon at a later date.  If you think you might be able to assist, please contact the SJS Office to get more information.  Thank you!

Stewardship Hours Opportunities:  

1.  Library volunteers are needed for the second semester.  Please click here to sign up.

From the Clinic:  Flu and cold season is here.  Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference.  It is most likely the flu if the illness came on suddenly, your child has a high fever and low energy, loss of appetite, with achy muscles and chills.  Any illness like a cold can turn into the flu, strep throat, or pnuemonia.  Make sure to seek medical treatment if you suspect the flu or if symptoms worsen, there is trouble breathing, high fever, sore throat, or if your child seems confused.

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/62-0523360 and AmazonSmile donates to Saint Joseph Church and School.  

Messages from our High Schools:

Pope John Paul II High School Summer Camp:

JP2 hosts many opportunities for students of all ages. Please see their camp brochure for more details. Here are a few highlights:

1. For ages 4-10, Dinosaur Dig camp is where students explore paleontology and experience what its like to go on digs. Students experience digs in sand and ice.
2. For ages 4-10, Art for Kids is where students will utilize their creativity in using different techniques in art with paint, pens, pencils, crayons, chalk and more.   A variety of activities center around the genres of art.
3. For the older students ages 12-18, there is a Study Skills course that guides students through organization, writing, reading, testing skills, and preparation for what they will see at the high school level. This is a class structured around ability and grade level for the individual student's need.

St. Cecilia Academy:

SCA is excited to have Jason Evert on campus to speak on the virtue of chastity. In this seminar, Jason offers communication techniques, resources, statistics, and a wealth of information to assist parents in their task as the primary sex educators of their children. We invite you to attend this educational event on Monday, March 25th at 6:00 on the St. Cecilia Academy campus. Visit stcecilia.edu/ParentingforPurity for more information.

St. Cecilia Academy Department of Music will present a concert on Monday, March 4th, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 300 West End Avenue, at 7 PM. Repertoire will include the complete Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi accompanied by professional string ensemble, an original student composition for chamber ensemble, and other instrumental and choral works. This concert is free and open to the public. All are welcome!

Join us for a night of Love & Laughter! Dancing and ice cream for all 7th & 8th grade girls! Friday, February 22 7-10PM at St. Cecilia Academy. RSVP today at stcecilia.edu/galentines

March 30, 2019, 6:00 PM in the NEW St. Cecilia Academy Fine Arts Center for dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. This year’s honoree is Jean Drennan Dortch, St. Cecilia Academy Class of 1951. Jean is many things; an entrepreneur, a successful business owner, an artist, a faithful friend, a pillar of her community and of her church, a woman of deep faith. What gives her the greatest joy is her family. Join us in celebrating Jean Drennan Dortch at our annual Rose Gala, St. Cecilia’s largest community  event of the year. More informationstcecilia.edu/therosegala

Camp St. Cecilia is a summer program designed to give girls ages 4-17 an opportunity to have summer fun while learning. Campers experience St. Cecilia Academy’s academics, athletics, and fine arts program and interact with faculty, students, coaches, alumnae, and parents. New camps include Modern Calligraphy, TechKnow Robotics, Itsy Bitsy Spikers, Poetry Workshop and much more! Register online and view a full listing of camps at stcecilia.edu/camp. For more information, contact Camp Director Amie Pike at scacamp@stcecilia.edu or 615-293-1625.

 We are now taking applications for the 3rd Annual Art Market & Festival!
This fun event showcases local talented artisans and their work for sale.
There will be one of a kind items from jewelry, artwork, designers, wood, pottery and new SCA Alumnae gear for you to purchase. Bring along your girlfriends to this fun event where you can sip on great wine and enjoy live music while you shop. If you would like vendor information, please visit stcecilia.edu/ArtMarketVendor or contact the Alumnae Relations Office at 615-383-3230.

CORRECTION: Irish AAU Basketball:  Father Ryan will have AAU Girls and AAU Boys teams this spring, with five teams planned for grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th .  Tryouts for boys will begin on March 4th at 5:00pm; girls will tryout at 6:30pm on March 5th & 7th in the Father Ryan gym.  For more information email: Coach Doug Bontrager at bontragerd@fatherryan.org for boys; Coach Jason Larkin at larkinj@fatherryan.org for girls.

Rachel Anderson