Eagle's Eye

January 6, 2022

Mission Statement

St. Joseph Catholic School fosters a diverse community of disciples empowered through a rigorous and inclusive Catholic education rooted in Gospel values and service to others.

a week of dress down days

If your child is ever on a device, you owe it to your family to attend this very important seminar. Unintended Consequences is the best hour you will spend! All students, whose parents attend this seminar, will receive a week of dress down days. We are offering babysitting for SJCS students only during the seminar. Dinner will NOT be provided. *Due to the content of this seminar, children may not attend.

If you intend to have your child come for babysitting, please sign up using the sign up genius below.

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Don't Put that Away Just Yet!

We are looking for containers, baskets, and items to help fill our one-of-a-kind baskets for our silent auction. If you have Christmas gift duplicates. bottles of wine, liquor, or new items, please consider donating.

Class Basket Themes for Gala 2022 are listed below- Amazon Wishlist for class baskets will be sent out next week. If you choose to shop somewhere other than Amazon, please send items into office.

PRE-K 3&4: Lego, Arts & Crafts

Kindergarten: Travel & Organize

1st Grade: Camping and Outdoor Games

2nd Grade: Health& Fitness

3rd Grade: Beach and Outdoors

4th Grade: Bar & Entertainment

5th Grade: Be Prepared

6the Grade: Everything Electronic

7th Grade: Pizza, Pasta and More

8th Grade: Gardening/Herbs & Spices

Gift Cards: We will also be collecting gift cards for restaurants, shopping, Dollar Tree, Walmart, gas, Amazon etc. (any amount) to use in baskets and to purchase items for auction

Reminder: Please send all Gala Items to office

Labeled with child’s name, homeroom Attention Katie Collany - Gala

Questions: Contact Katie Collany- katie@collany.com/ 863-412-2168

attendance line

Please remember that we need to hear from you whenever your child(ren) is absent. Please call the school office and report your child's absence by 9:00am. The prompt when you call will guide you to leave a voicemail. If we don't hear from you, office staff will attempt to call you. Please help our office run more efficiently by calling the school by 9am. I appreciate your help with this.


It is time to begin planning for the 2022-2023 school year. In the coming week, we will be launching the re-registration process. Current families have the first opportunity to secure a spot at SJCS for the coming school year and take advantage of an early registration discount. We will begin accepting new student applications on Monday, January 31.

Please be reminded that all financial accounts must be current before you will be able to reregister. If you have any questions, or have fallen behind on your account, you are encouraged to contact Mrs. Brown at sbrown@stjosephwhschool.org.

We are tentatively planning to send re-registration links to current families next Friday, January 14th for the online renewal process. Once the tuition and fees for the coming school year are approved by the Finance Council, those fees will be shared with our community and families will be billed on FACTs. The fees will be scheduled to be paid on Friday, January 28th.

Watch for more information regarding the online application and payment of registration fee in next week's Eagle's Eye.

New Devices and Charging Stations

Charging stations are in and chromebooks are making their way to all 3rd through 5th grade classrooms! Through some grant money, we were able to purchase 150 chromebooks for students in grades 3-5 and charging stations for each of the 3-5th grade classrooms. This purchase now brings us to 1:1 for all students in grades 3 through 8.

While we still find value in traditional learning with books and paper/pencil, we love the opportunity to incorporate technology into our lessons. These purchases allow class-wide lessons using technology. 3rd through 5th grade chromebooks will remain in the classroom and are not permitted to go home with students.

Lunch menu

Due to a shortage of ham by our food distributor, ham sandwiches are not going to be available on the lunch menu next week. Rather, turkey sandwiches will be offered in place of ham. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

2pm dismissal

School will dismiss at 2pm on Thursday, January 13. Aftercare will be provided.

School holiday

School will be closed on Monday, January 17th in honor of Marin Luther King's Birthday! Enjoy the long weekend with your family.

save the date

Unintended Consequences Seminar: Tuesday, January 18 at 6pm.

Reregistration for 2022-2023: January 14 through January 28
Dinner Auction: Saturday, February 19

Catholic Schools Week Masses

We will kick off Catholic Schools Week by having students participate at all masses on January 29th and 30th. If your child is interested in reading or altar serving, please email Mrs. Haas at thaas@stjospehwhschool.org.

Mass times are as follows:

Saturday, January 29th at 4:30pm.

Sunday, January 30th at 7:30am and 11am.

vaccination status

If your child is fully immunized, it would be helpful to have a copy of his/her vaccination card on file in the school office. Once students are identified as being exposed to a positive individual, we will need proof of full vaccination before the exposed student can return to school. If we already have the card on file, this will just expedite the process. If you are interested, please submit a copy to the office at your convenience.
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St. Joseph Prayer

O Blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, protector of Mary, the virgin Mother of God, I choose you this day to be my special patron and advocate and I firmly resolve to honor you all the days of my life. Therefore, I humbly ask you to receive me as your client, to instruct me in every doubt, to comfort me in every affliction, to obtain for me and for all the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus, and finally to defend and protect me at the hour of my death. Amen.

St. Joseph Catholic School

Principal: Mrs. Haas

Assistant Principal: Mr. Reilly

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Insua

Canonical Administrator: Fr. Tim LaBo

Superintendent: Mr. Fortier