Principal’s Blog 3.17.2022


Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! What a fantastic week we have had at St. Joe’s! We have had a lot of leprechaun fun here at school today! The St. Patrick’s Leprechaun was not caught despite traps set in kindergarten and 1st grade! The kids have been very excited about the events of the day!

Just a reminder – tomorrow is a half day with a noon release! I hope your family has a fantastic spring break with fun, rest and relaxation!

A big thank you to those who were able to join us at the Great Crabsby – St. Joseph’s Crab Feed! The excitement, costumes and camaraderie made the night special! It was so great seeing our community come together at such a fantastic community event! We are still crunching some numbers to determine what was raised for our amazing school! We appreciate everyone’s support!

Pi day on 3/14/22 was a remarkable success! We had a pie sale after school with money raised going to support the Nick Ysursa Memorial Scholarship that will benefit a deserving 8th grade student from St. Joseph’s. April Hale from Open Table donated part of her proceeds from the Shepard’s Pie Sales – thank you April for your ongoing support! Our middle school students had some fun competitions memorizing the infinite digits of pi. The final student winner memorized pi to over 200 digits! Thank you to all who donated pies and helped with the event. A big thank you to Amy Glynn and Ms. Hunsaker for making this a successful event!

This is always a plus after spring break – students can wear uniform shorts – except for Mass day.

Important Dates to Add to your Calendar:

  • Friday, March 18th – end of 3rd quarter – noon dismissal – beginning of spring break
  • March 21st – March 25th – Spring Break – No School
  • March 29th – Class Picture Day
  • April 1st – Teacher workday – kindergarten screening
  • April 4th –Reconciliation for 2nd-8th grade students in the Cathedral from 9:00-11:30

Enrollment

Open Enrollment is now available for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. We will be accepting enrollment applications from now through the summer. Please share the good things we are doing at St. Joseph’s with other families – word of mouth is the best way to attract families to our amazing school.

Catholicity 

School Mass

On Tuesday, March 29th, all students l attend Mass at 8:30 Mass. Mrs. McClure’s 8th grade homeroom students will be hosting Mass. Our Mass dress is required for all students and staff. Mass attendance is required. Parents are invited to join us at Mass.

St. John’s Cathedral Parish

We appreciate the partnership with St. John’s Cathedral Parish. Together, we can continue to fulfill our mission as a Catholic school. Fr. Mariusz and Fr. Aleksander are coming 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. 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:

  • Please see our updated protocols in the main part of the weekly bulletin
  • Good things to remember to help prevent illness:
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home if you are sick

An Irish Blessing on St. Patrick’s Day:

Fruit Rainbow For St. Patrick's Day

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to your child’s Catholic education!

Many Blessings,

Tammy Emerich

Principal