New Year Updates

It’s 2016, and it is time to think about next school year.  We will have an Information Night on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the gym.  I will give my annual State of the School address, and we will discuss tuition and registration for 2016-17.  Please plan to attend this important meeting.There are a lot of exciting events going on for the next two months.  Jan. 25-31 is Catholic Schools Week.  In my blog next week, I will share all of the activities that are planned for this week.

St. Joseph’s School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).  Every six years, the school undergoes a process of self-study, and then a team visits the school to review the self-study and school environment.  A team of educators, led by Sister Catherine Kamphaus, will visit St. Joseph’s School on Feb. 3-5, 2016.  The staff has spent the last year reflecting and preparing for this visit.  Please pray for St. Joseph’s School as we go through accreditation.  The visiting team will observe and ask questions of staff, students, and parents.  Please welcome them.  There is an early release (at 1:30 p.m.) on Friday, Feb. 5 so the entire staff can meet with the accreditation committee.  Students WILL eat lunch at school day day.  Thank you for your flexibility as we go through this process.

The Crab Feed is Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Grove Hotel.  This is the major fundraiser for our school, and it is going to be a fun social gathering.  Tickets will go on sale soon; don’t miss your opportunity to join us.

Uniforms: the great equalizer.  Please ensure that your students are in the uniform each day.  No nail polish.  Boots are for rain or snow days.  Shoes and socks should not detract from the uniform or be a status symbol.  Shorts are not allowed until after spring break.  This is one way that we show our unity as a school.  I am working with some parents to explore new uniform providers.  If you have some preferences on uniform providers, please send me an email.

Drop-off: please remember to have your kids ready to exit the car.  Parents need to be quick in the drop-off lane in front of the cathedral and through the school lot.  Please, also, watch for students and parents walking.

Thank you for your support of our school.  Please continue to read this blog and the newsletters, as they contain important updates.