St. Joseph Tiger News

Sunday: June 7, 2020

Hello St. Joseph Families and Staff,

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer break. All of the school staff and teachers have been working hard preparing for the 2020 - 2021 school year. A lot of new and exciting things are happening this coming school year. Keep an eye out for more updates!

Front Office

Summer Office Hours

Our summer office hours are as follow:


Monday - Thursday


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Office Closed

The front office will be closed in celebration of the 4th of July for an extended period of time.


Closed Friday, July 3rd, and will reopen on Monday, July 13th.


Have a fun and safe Celebration!

EIM Certification - Important

Please make sure you are up to date on your EIM certification. They are only valid for one year. You MUST have this in order to do any volunteer hours that involve children, which includes the Fest-of-All. If you are unsure of your current certification expiration date, please contact Ms. De Jesus.

At this time all regular EIM Workshops are postponed. Consequently, the EIM Office has developed a temporary online EIM training to fulfill the compliance requirement. This is only available to those who have previously done an in-person EIM Workshop.


Please follow the link (www.austindiocese.org/workshop) to complete this training as soon as possible. The class takes approximately an hour to complete.

2020 - 2021 Registration

We currently have 120 students registered for the 2020 - 2021 school year. We also have several tour appointments to show potential new families our great school. Remember, there are tuition discounts available for referral families that complete enrollment for the new school year and begin attendance. First referral receives a 10% discount. Second a 20% discount. Third a 30% discount. Fourth a 40% discount. Fifth a 50% discount!


Within the 120 registered students, we have a few that are missing information. Please keep an eye on your e-mail as Ms. De Jesus and Mrs. Garcia will be sending out e-mails to approximately 10 families that have forgotten to sign & date their registration forms. This MUST be done in order to complete your registration. You can also check your registration on your Renweb account.

2019 - 2020 Year Book

End of June

Your St. Joseph Catholic School 2019 - 2020 yearbooks will be arriving at the school at the end of June! When they arrive, we will start calling and e-mailing parents to arrange pick up.


We have ordered a few extra yearbooks for those that missed the deadline. Please call Mrs. Garcia to have your name placed on a waiting list. Yearbooks are $20 each.

Social Media

Instagram

We now have a Instagram account!! Yeah!!!


Come follow us at stjosephcatholicschool_killeen


Share Summer Photos

Want to share with everyone your summer adventures or homestyle fun times? Maybe it is a science experiment or lazy hammock day. Either way, let's see what our families are up to!


Please e-mail photos and captions to Mrs. Eller at: rebecca.eller@sjcskilleen.org. We will post on our social media outlets... see if you can find your adventures!

PTC Corner

1st Meeting

Our 1st PTC meeting of the school year will be on Thursday, August 27th, at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. At this first meeting we will be holding elections for the 2020/2021 PTC Officers. Please contact Mrs. Eller if you are interested, have questions about the positions, or any other questions regarding PTC.


President

Vice President - Fest-of-All

Vice President - Volunteer Hours

Secretary

Treasurer - Position NOT available - Automatically assigned to Mrs. DeJesus

Boxtops Committee

BOXTOPS

We are currently at $476.90 of our $500 goal for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Great job everyone for their hard work. Please continue to scan and clip those BoxTops!

Tiger's Consignment Closet

Has your child out grown their old school uniforms? Please consider donating them to Tiger's Consignment Closet. The PTC resells them at $5 for each individual piece. Our first sale will be at the School Orientation before school starts. Date has yet to be set, so keep an eye out for more information in the future.


If you would like to purchase before then, please contact the PTC President, Rebecca Eller, to make arragements at ptc@sjcskilleen.org

Uniforms

UNIFORM COMPANY CHANGE

Parents, we have heard your concern about the cost of uniforms with Lands' End. We have researched and found a more affordable, with same quality, company for our school. Please keep an eye out for our new link to SCHOOLBOX UNIFORMS by French Toast! Mrs. Garcia is working with Schoolbox uniforms to create our school website. There will be clear instructions by grade level for ease of ordering. As an incentive, French Toast Schoolbox Uniforms will be waiving the embroidery cost of $5.95 thru June 22nd. We are working to get the graphics approved so that we are able to move forward with ordering uniforms and utilizing the discount asap.

PK3 - 5th Grade

The school uniforms for PK3 - 5th grade will be the same as last year. Monday through Wednesday will be red or white St. Joseph logo polo shirts with navy bottoms. Pant slacks, long shorts or skorts are allowed. Remember solid black or solid white running shoes are the allowable shoes. Thursday will be Mass uniform and shoes. Friday will remain Faith Friday! This is the only day denim jeans with no holes are allowed with any faith based t-shirt. The front office still has plenty of St. Joseph Catholic School Spirit shirts available for purchase!

6th - 8th Grade

Students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade will have new school uniforms befitting a middle school. Monday through Wednesday is light blue oxford button shirt, appropriate school tie, khaki slacks, or skorts for young ladies. Thursday is Mass uniform of blue button down shirt, khaki slacks for young men and plaid school skirt (no jumpers) for young ladies. Plaid ties for young men and blue cross ties for young ladies and school blazers with school logo for both. Friday will remain Faith Friday. This is the only day denim jeans, with no holes, are allowed with any faith based t-shirt. The front office still has plenty of St. Joseph Catholic School shirts available for purchase!

St. Joseph Tigers - Athletic Program

Athletics

This year we are starting up our athletics program! This is coming year we will be offering several sports that students can participate in.


Archery

Golf

Soccer

Volleyball

Cross Country

Cheer


Possibly Softball and Disc Golf to be added depending on participation and availability of parent co-coaching volunteers.

Field Reseeding

With all the Covid issues going on we have not been able to get corporate or individual sponsors to help with the cost of having the field reseeded, and that is a big field. The cost would be between $1,500 - $2,000 to buy the grass seeds & fertilizer to reseed the entire field. The sooner this happens the better to be prepared for our athletic teams this coming school year. If you are able to help with any amount, even $5 helps. Donations can be brought to the school M-Th, 9 am-3 pm, please let them know it is designated for the school field. Any additional funds will be set aside for improvements & maintenance of the field, including possibly buying bleachers in the future.

Equipment Donations

Cleaning our your closets, shed, garage, etc and don't know what to do with all that sports equipment/gear that you no longer use? Please consider donating them to the school as we are going to need equipment/gear for games and practices.

Fest-Of-All 2020

Save the Date

Fest-of-All 2020 will be 10 am - 6 pm on Sunday: October 11, 2020.

How You Can Help

These are great ways to get your volunteer hours in.


If you would like to help organize any part of the Fest-of-All please contact Renate to get more information.


We are currently in need of someone to be in charge of organizing the Silent Auction, if you are interested please contact Renate.


Renate - rmk3a2@yahoo.com

No Truck

This year, with everything going because of Covid-19, we will not be raffling off a new truck. The Fest of All committee is looking for other grand prize options and will be making a decision soon. Parents will still be asked to fulfill their obligation of selling a packet of tickets per family.