St. Joseph School Families: May 3, 2013
The 2014 Catholic Schools Week them is Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service. This month, on Thursday, May 16th, our students have taken on a monumental task of “Service” in the “Community.” They will be busy with painting and cleaning in the village of Crestline for two and a half hours. We have a special musician and Brother Randy Kin from Carey Shrine to address their “Faith” needs that same afternoon. The “Knowledge” we all have learned from our Labor of Love project is that there are a lot of people who support and appreciate our willingness to serve, and they care about the success of St. Joseph School! We have the knowledge that our community is much bigger, and more generous than we thought.
To everyone who took the time to send us a list of addresses, we THANK YOU. The project is going well. Response letters and gifts are arriving daily, and the amount continues to grow! We have a report posted and are putting together an art graphic to track our progress towards our goal.
The School Advisory Council met May 1st and discussed school issues. They have recommended that we reduce the number of fundraisers (Yeah!) and alternate years for doing some of them. We are looking into a Bakery Bingo for next fall, and we want to continue with the Megamoolah Mania Raffle. It was also announced that the parking lot is closed at 3:00 p.m. for basketball every weekday and no one is to be using the facility on the weekends. Signs are posted.
If an Enrollment application is in your child’s folder, please return it filled out to assist in ordering supplies for next year. Thank you.
Students showing disrespect for teachers during these last weeks of school will be given after school detention time instead of recess detentions. We need to be extra firm because the warm weather and daily countdown is causing disciplinary disruptions in class.
Our 2012-2013 yearbooks are being done by professionals and are only $12 for the memories. Every student is pictured several times in the book, so be sure you get your child’s memory keeper. We only order once!
The Geranium orders will be available at the Convocation Center after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 7th. Anyone who can come in and help sort orders, we welcome at 1:00 p.m.
The color-coded Scantron testing results for 3rd/5th/7th grade students school year improvements in Reading, Science, Math and Language Arts are available for parents to pick up in the office. The Principal is in the building till 4:00 p.m. most days.
AND – please note that our May menu will be “Cook’s Choice” so that food available can be used, and we can limit the cost of shopping. The menu will be read in the morning announcements so students wanting an extra serving can order then. Please be sure to thank Mrs. Zizzo for her hard work this year. She has managed our lunch program in a very cost-conscious manner and provided healthy, tasty lunches for the children.
NOTE THE CHANGE FOR TALENT SHOW AND
Wednesday, May 8th – Mass and Educational Zoo at SH; author Beth Huffman 1:00 p.m.
May 16th 9:00-11:30 Labor of Love Service time
May 24th Kindergarten Graduation 8:30; Trip to Frank’s with Fr. Mike 12:00
*****Tuesday, May 28th – Talent Show 1:45 p.m. (NOTE CHANGE!!!!!)
Wednesday, May 29th - Awards Assembly 1:00 p.m. Preschool Graduation 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 30th Last Day and 8th Grade Graduation 6:30 p.m.
During the week of May 6th-10th, we are collecting any kind of a chocolate item you would like to donate for a school Chocolate Cheer Basket to be auctioned Saturday, May 18th for the Silent Auction benefitting Garrett Frye, a former St. Joseph student.
Parent Teaching Tip #1: During mass, point your finger to the words of the songs for the younger children to follow along. You will be helping them learn new words, track with their eyes, and develop rhythmic discipline.
Mrs. Price, Principal