Principal’s Blog 2.17.2022


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

Spring is just around the corner- it is nice to think about warmer weather and the longer days! Fr. Aleksander had an amazing homily on Tuesday at our school Mass, he asked all of us to write a list and describe where we experience God in our lives throughout the next week. He read off his list where he experiences God each day. When you stop and ponder this question, it is amazing how many times we experience God each day. Parents are always welcome to join us at Mass.

The Great Crabsby is quickly approaching on March 12th! This is our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year. We rely on proceeds from this event to help in the general operating budget for the following school year. It is also a great way for us to come together as a community! We hope to see you all there to support and celebrate all the great things that go on at St. Joseph’s! Get your tickets soon!

In next week’s newsletter, I will send out results from our winter MAP testing and the results of our accreditation survey.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

Monday, February 21st – No School – President’s Day

February 25th-27th – Hallissey Basketball Tournament

Wednesday, March 2nd – Ash Wednesday. Students will attend Mass at 8:30 or 12:15

Thursday, March 3rd – Adoration in Day Chapel

Friday, March 4th – Faculty Work Day – No School for Students

Saturday, March 5th – Student led St. John’s Parish Mass at 5:00pm

Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We will be accepting enrollment applications from now through the summer.

Catholicity 

School Mass

On Tuesday, February 22nd, our kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grade students will attend Mass in the Cathedral – all other classes will watch the Mass live streamed into the classroom. Ms. Zito’s 2nd grade class is hosting Mass. Mass dress is required for all students and staff. Because we have made the adjustment, only half of the students are at Mass and are able to socially distance, Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

St. John’s Cathedral Parish

Fr. Mariusz and Fr. Aleksander comes into the school each week on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. We appreciate them sharing their faith with us and helping guide our students on their faith journey. We appreciate their involvement in the school!

COVID Response

On Monday, February 14th, St. Joseph’s moved to masks optional. We are happy to report that numbers of absences and illness have continued to decline. Thank you for your help, grace and understanding. For current information on COVID cases and those in quarantine, please click on this document –Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s.

Please follow the updated guidelines to prevent the spread of illness in our school:

  • Students may return to school with a note from their physician if there is a negative Covid test and an alternate diagnosis such as asthma, seasonal allergies, migraine
  • Good things to remember to help prevent illness:
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick

Let’s pray together in community and remember the blessings we have at St. Joseph’s Catholic School:

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,

in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

-1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

We are grateful that your family is part of our St. Joseph’s Catholic School community!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal