Peek at the Week

St. Joseph School, Round Lake, Illinois

Important Dates:

  • Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • April 9-17: Aspire testing 3rd-8th grade students

  • April 15: PTO 6PM; room 10

  • Aril 16: Children's Day Preschool Parent/Teacher Workshop 5:30 - 7 pm in the gym

  • April 18: 11:20 AM dismissal-No pm bus service & no after School Care

  • April 18: Spring parent/teacher conferences 12:30 - 7:00 pm

  • April 19, 22, 23, 24: No school

  • April 29: Mandatory First Communion Practice @ 4PM; One parent must attend with child. Meet Mrs. Smolen-Meyer in the church promptly at 4.

  • May 2: Math Literacy Open House 6 - 7 PM

  • May 4: First Holy Communion 9:30 AM

  • May 8: Brewers baseball game field trip (Departure time: 9:45 a.m. / Return time: 5 p.m.)

  • May 10: Premier Night!

  • May 17: No PM bus

  • May 17: School Dance for 4th - 8th grade students from 6:30 PM to 8 PM

  • May 27: No school

  • May 29: No PM bus

  • May 31: 8th grade Graduation Mass

  • June 6: Preschool End of the Year Celebration: 1:00-2:00PM

  • June 10: Last day of school

  • Fechas Importantes:

  • 9-17de Abril: Exámenes Aspire para estudiantes de 3-8 grados

    12 de Abril: Presentación de las Estaciones de la Cruz de nuestros alumnos 1 PM y 6PM en la Iglesia

    16 de Abril: Día del Niño Taller Preescolar para padres y maestros de 5:30 a 7:00 pm en el gimnasio

    18 de Abril: 11:20 hora de salida - No autobus y no hay cuidado después de la escuela

    18 de Abril: Conferencias de padres y maestros de primavera de 12:30 a 7 pm

    19, 22, 23, y 24 de Abril: No hay clases

    29 de Abril: Práctica obligatoria de primera comunión a las 4PM; Un padre debe asistir con el niño. Unase con la Sra. Smolen-Meyer en la iglesia puntualmente a las 4.

    2 de Mayo: Casa Abierta de Alfabetización Matemática 6 - 7 pm

    4 de Mayo: Primera Comunión a las 9:30am

    8 de Mayo: Viaje al juego de béisbol de los Cerveceros (Hora de salida: 9:45 a.m. / Hora de regreso: 5 p.m.)

    10 de Mayo: Noche de Premier

    17 de Mayo: No autobús por la tarde

    17 de Mayo: Baile escolar para estudiantes de 4º a 8º grado, de 6:30 p.m. a las 8 p.m.

    27 de Mayo: No hay clases

    29 de Mayo: No autobús por la tarde

    31 de Mayo: Misa de graduación de 8vo grado

    6 deJunio: Celebración de fin de año preescolar: 1: 00-2: 00 p.m.

    10 de Junio: Último día de clases

    Addendum to the St. Joseph School Student/Parent Handbook

    Non Discrimination Statements

    Questions and/or concerns regarding discrimination in admissions should be directed to the principal (if applicable) the pastor (or parish administrator) and the Regional Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools.

    Questions and/or concerns regarding discrimination in employment should be directed to the pastor or parish administrator and the Human Resources Department of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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    St. Joseph All Star Dinner and Auction

    Preparations for our annual Premier Night have begun. Funds raised this year will be used towards the enhancement of our school gymnasium and as a secondary goal, with funding of our scholarship funds. Please help us by sharing the attached letter with your family, friends and perhaps your employer.

    Remember that even the smallest of donations can make a great impact.

    Thank you in advance for your help in making this night a SUCCESS!

    2019-2020 SJS Registration Continues

    Stop by the school office and pick up a registration packet!

    We are grateful and excited to announce that 118 families have registered for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you to all who signed-up for the 2019-2020 school year thus far! 18 of the 118 students are new to our school community. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!

    Volunteer Hours

    Please continue to send in your hours to the main office on the pink card. We then use the pink card to credit your Facts account. If you are looking for ways to complete your hours please give us a call or send us an email. While our All Star Auction is off to a great start we still need many more volunteers. Please ask how you can help. :)

    Many of you have already completed your hours by coaching, working PTO events, being a room parent, painting, cleaning, etc. Thank you for your commitment to Catholic School Education. We appreciate you wholeheartedly.

    Lenten Sacrificial Program

    Today the students brought home a Lenten Calendar and canister. Each day on the calendar lists an activity as well as a suggested sacrificial offering to be placed in the offering canister on dedicated days. Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We hope that these activities, as well as our Lenten Missions, will help our parish grow in deeper respect and love of God and deepen our understanding of the need to care for others. The offering canisters will be collected in Church on Easter Sunday before the Masses or you may also drop them off at school and we will hand in on your behalf. This year we are collecting funds for The Maryhill Crisis Nursery located in Chicago, under the direction of Sister Catherine Ryan. Thank you for your participation in this program.

    Kindergarten for 2019-2020 is FULL!

    We will now begin a waiting list for Kindergarten. Please call Mrs. Tellez in the main office for financial assistance or to receive registration materials.

    SummerFest Raffle Tickets

    The SummerFest Raffle is one of the most important fundraisers in our parish. The class with the most tickets sold by May 10th will win a PIZZA PARTY for their class. Please return the ticket stubs and cash to school and we will turn it into the rectory for you!!! Good Luck to all who participate!

    Grand Prize: $15,000-WOW!

    Second Prize: $2,500

    Third Prize: $1,000

    Fourth Prize: $500

    Fifth Prize: $500


    To retrieve your 2018 payment history for your taxes all you do is log on to your FACTS account and…

    1. Click on VIEW DETAILS in the Payment Plan & Billing Box.


    3. Choose 2018.

    4. PRINT

    If you have any questions please call the office at 1-847-321-0324


    Para recuperar su historial de pagos de 2018 para sus impuestos, todo lo que debe hacer es iniciar sesión en su cuenta FACTS y ...

    1. Haga clic en VIEW DETAILS en el cuadro de Payment Plan & Summary.

    2. Haga clic en VIEW PAYMENT SUMMARY.

    3. Elija 2018.

    4. PRINT

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame a la oficina al 1-847-321-0324

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    Counseling at St. Joseph School

    We are very excited to announce that SJS will now be partnered with Catholic Charities to provide counseling services and case management to our students. Teachers, parents, and administrators can refer a student to Mrs. Rybarczyk and she will contact Catholic Charities on their behalf. Counseling will be provided here at St. Joseph School once or twice a week. All counseling services are strictly confidential. Please do not delay in reaching out! Contact Mrs. Rybarczyk at

    FSP Ordering Lunches has never been easier!


    click on Create and Account: Password is SJ204

    For ordering questions email

    Ordering will be open the prior month from the 1st thru the 15th. Orders and changes can be made anytime from the 1st to the 15th.

    Technical Support (problems with the website): email

    Bingo tables set-up and take-down volunteers for this Saturday

    Table set up:

    04/13: Ponce Family

    Take down:

    04/13: Mercado Family


    April 13:

    1. Elba Flores

    2. Jesus Ayala & Areli Sandoval

    3. Marcelina Gonzalez

    Please see Louise upon arrival at 4:00 p.m. for instructions as to what your job will be for the evening. Please phone Louise if you have a question or concern. 847-857-8235

    Parents are required to work 2 Bingo's per student.

    Thank you for your service and kindness.

    Legion of Mary

    For those ages 8-18

    Meeting, Sunday at 11:00am

    Meets in Convent Building

    Contact: Carol Stitt 847-231-2413

    The Purpose of the Junior Legion of Mary is to help its members grow in holiness by a regiment of prayer and works.

    Volunteer hours for the 2018-2019 School Year

    Please contact the main office to schedule your volunteer hours. If you want to volunteer in our school you must be Virtus trained. Please contact the main office with any questions.

    We are looking for a few parents to do playground duty during the school day from 11-11:30 or 11:30 -12:00. Please contact the main office if you would like to help.

    A total of 26 volunteer hours will be required for the 2018-2019 school year.


    St. Joseph School

    St. Joseph School, as part of St. Joseph Parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago, will spread the Good News to the families of the Round Lake area.