St. Joseph Regional Jr. HS

11/18/22

ST JOSEPH REGIONAL JR. HS

Catholic Identity

Academic Excellence

Respect for self and others in an

Environment of Caring

A few words from our Principal..

Dear Families,


Mr. Ryan Kearney, our Dean of Student Success, visited our Decisions Classes on Wednesday to engage in meaningful conversations with students involving the topics of racism and social media. Mr. Kearney and I recently attended an informative, faith-based workshop put on by Sophia Institute regarding Catholic based approaches to discussing these important topics. A main focus of these discussions will be the value of each person as a child of God. The purpose of our Decisions Classes is to help our students make well informed academic and life decisions. Over the weeks and months to come, we hope to engage in additional conversations with both parents and students regarding a number of important topics.


We are looking forward to offering some fun and engaging activities after school. Students will have the opportunity to indicate which after-school clubs and activities they are interested in via a survey. This will help us make informed decisions about club offerings.


Fall NWEA test scores are in. The Family Report was sent home with students on Tuesday. The Family Report is designed with families in mind. It contains performance data in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, Language. Please keep in mind that NWEA is just one data point we use to assess student growth. Our focus at St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School is supporting the growth of the whole person in academics, faith, and character. More information on the Family Report can be found here: https://www.nwea.org/blog/2019/sharing-assessment-data-with-parents-just-got-simpler/

Attendance Form

Click here to report your child absent, tardy, or dismissed early. This is an alternative to calling the school. This form can be found at www.stjoesjrhs.org and when completed, your child's absence or tardiness will be considered "excused."

a message from Mrs. Martineau

*Progress reports will be going home on Wednesday, November 30th. Since parents may check their student’s grades at any time on the parent portal of Renweb, the progress report will only update parents on the effort and conduct of their student in each class.


*The after school homework help room will now be available everyday. For the convenience of many students, homework help will be available on Friday to work on projects and other assignments. It will be dismissed at 3:15 like all other days.


*If your student received a 4, 5 or F on their report card, please be sure to ask for and sign their re-evaluation form. This form is due on Monday, November 21.


subs needed

St. Joe’s is in need of substitute teachers. All positions are paid on a per day/per half day basis. This is a great opportunity to provide some much needed support to our wonderful school community. If interested, please contact Mrs. Kane at akane@stjoesjrhs.org .

Important dates

  • Nov 20th: Hot lunch order deadline

  • Nov 23rd-25th: No school- Thanksgiving break

  • Dec 1st- St. Catherine's group shadow day

  • Dec 7th- St. Francis group shadow day

  • March 19th- Spaghetti dinner for the Feast of St. Joseph 5:00pm

save the date

On March 19th, we will be holding a family event to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph. Please plan on joining us for a night of fun and food. More details to come.

PTO news

St Joe’s PTO – Raise Right Gift Card Program, Hot Cocoa and Popcorn Friday’s and more

Raise Right Gift Card Program

We have rolled out our Raise Right Gift Card Program just in time for the holidays! Please consider helping the PTO raise money for our school with this program.

You can purchase physical gift cards to give as gifts this holiday season or for your own shopping needs. Purchase e-cards or reload current gift cards that are at a zero balance. Every gift card purchased will earn money for St Joseph Regional Jr. High School. You can purchase directly online with a bank account or credit card.

If you do not want to purchase online, you can complete the attached order form and send your payment to school. In addition, to the gift cards listed on the form visit https://www.raiseright.com/shop to see all 750+ brands and available denominations. You can add these to your order form. Checks should be made out to St Joseph Regional Jr. High School. Include payment with order from and send to school addressed to PTO Raise Right Order - Jen McGrath. These orders need to be sent in by Wednesday, December 7th to ensure all gift cards arrive to be Distributed to families before we go on Christmas Break.

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To get started right away go to:

https://www.raiseright.com/shop and click the "Sign Up" button in the top right corner. Under "Join an Existing Program", enter our Enrollment code which is: EM6JJSLH4NQ7.



You can also download their RaiseRight mobile app for free to make shopping even easier.

If you have any questions or have difficulty signing up please email me at pto@stjoesjrhs.org .

Hot Cocoa and Popcorn Fridays -

The PTO will be selling hot cocoa during lunch every other Friday starting on Friday, December 2nd. We will start selling popcorn and other braces friendly snacks (Pirate Booty, etc.) every other Friday starting on Friday, December 9th. All items will cost $1.00

Upcoming Christmas Events:

We will be collecting monetary donations for the Annual Teachers' Gift

All money collected will be combined and then divided amongst the staff and given to each of them in a signed card.

The PTO will also be looking for parents willing to bake for the 1st Annual Staff Cookie/Treat Swap!!

We will need bakers willing to prepare (or purchase) 2-3 dozen cookies/bars/brownies for this event which allows St. Joe’s staff to take home a delicious platter of sweet treats to share with their families!!!.

Candy Cane Grams!

We will offer the kids the opportunity to send candy cane grams to their friends during the Christmas season. Each candy cane gram will cost $0.50

As always we thank you for your support of our amazing school and staff!! Please e-mail me at pto@stjoesjrhs.org with any questions.

Kindest regards,

Jen McGrath

PTO

Student Council News:

Dear St. Joseph Families,


This is Student Council News. I am reporting news about things that are going to happen soon, and more news about the dance and raffle basket. There is also a new thing happening every month.


Raffle basket themes have already been selected by every homeroom. Students of that homeroom should bring in an item from that theme and place it in the basket. Raffle Baskets need to be ready by December 9th, 2022. There are more details about the dance. Student Council members should come to the school building at 5:45 PM on December 16th to help set up decorations. There is also going to be a lip-syncing competition for homerooms to participate in. Homerooms can do it solo or with a group. They will choose a song to try to lip-sync the best. There will be prizes. Soon, it will be Thanksgiving Break. The week after Thanksgiving break, the Reverse Advent Calendar and Door Decorating will begin. Finally, there will now be a themed dress down happening every month during school. Every month, a themed dress down will be chosen and students will be allowed to dress down to that specific theme.


That is all the news I have to share with you all today, and since Thanksgiving break is coming, I wish all of you a great Thanksgiving.


Thank you. Dominic Lao, Chairman of Public Relations.

Sports News:

Our basketball teams are ready to go. All the teams will need solid black shorts for their uniforms. The boys A team and the girls team play their first game on December 1st. It is a home game with Auburn. Because it is a Thursday, the boys will play first. The first game begins at 3:30 with the second game to follow as soon as the first game is done.


The B team will be getting their schedule from Coach Stanton next week. He will be attending a special CYO meeting on Nov. 30th. We will have more specifics at that time.


Virtue of the month

November- Courtesy: being thoughtful of others.


Example: Holding doors open, allowing others to pass before you. Saying good morning, thank you or have a nice day first. Using good manners.

Saint of the month -Venerable Peirre Toussaint

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Social Media!

We will continue to post photos, videos, updates on our social media pages. We host a St. Joseph Regional Jr. High School Parents' Facebook Group that we encourage you to follow, link here.

Please watch for our Instagram account and live versions of our school day exclusively on these pages.

Please note that you must request access to the Facebook page and we will not grant access to anyone who does not answer all the security questions regarding enrollment and permissions.