SJS Peek at the Week

Week of August 26th, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

We had a great first week back at school. It has been nice to see how much all the students have grown since the Spring.

Please use this weekly newsletter to keep up-to-date on current school related events and important dates to mark in your calendars. The first month of school we will continue to print the newsletter and distribute paper copies to your children every Friday. Mid-September the newsletter will be available in a digital form only hoping to help reduce the quantity of paper we purchase. We will post weekly newsletters to class Dojo as well as Facebook for easy convenience and accessibility. Please continue to call me or the office if any questions or concerns arise. Thank you for entrusting your child/children to our care. Have a wonderful weekend.

Important Dates:

  • Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • Monday, August 26: Fire Drill

  • Friday, August 30: Fall pictures; non-uniform dress up day

  • Tuesday, September 3: All school mass will begin after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 3rd. Students will need to wear dress shirts and ties (grades 4-8) on mass days. Ties can be purchased through Dennis Uniforms.

  • Wednesday, Sept 4: Band registration & sign-up; 7PM

  • Thursday, Sept 19: Curriculum Night-meet your child's teacher, hear about grade level curriculum and expectations for the school year.

  • Fechas Importantes:

  • Lunes 26 de Agosto: Simulacro de incendio

    Viernes 30 de Agosto: Fotos de otoño

  • Martes 3 de Septiembre: Misa escolar comenzará después del Día del Trabajo el Martes 3 de Septiembre. Los estudiantes deberán usar camisas de vestir y corbatas (grados 4-8) en los días de misa. Las corbatas se pueden comprar a través de Dennis Uniforms.

  • Miércoles 4 de Septiembre: Registro e inscripción para la banda; 7 p.m.

  • Jueves, 19 de septiembre: Noche de currículo: conozca al maestro de su hijo, conozca el currículo de nivel de grado y las expectativas para el año escolar.

  • Extended Day Program Procedures (before and after school)

    Extended day program begins at 6am. Please drop off your child/children in the community room and sign in with Mrs. Bertha. After school extended day program begins at 2:30PM and ends at 6PM. Please pick up your child in the community room and sign them out before leaving for the evening. Any late pick-ups wills be charged a $30 fee.

    2019-2020 SJS Registration Update!

    We have opened up a spot for one more Kindergartner!!!

    Stop by the school office and pick up a registration packet! Our enrollment goal for 2019-2020 is 157! Please help us to achieve this goal spreading all the positive changes we have made this year with many more to come next year!

    We are grateful and excited to announce that 134 students have registered for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you to all who signed-up for the 2019-2020 school year thus far! 35 students are new to our school community. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!

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    Empower Illinois Scholarships

    As funds continue to be released, please remember to check your email for updates.

    53 of our students have already been awarded scholarships.

    If you have questions regarding your application status, please contact the EI Parent Hot Line:

    309-416-0741 or

    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday

    Caritas Scholarships

    The scholarship committee has started reviewing applications for new and renewal Caritas awards. If you have not applied in FACTS, you must submit your application ASAP!

    To start your application, visit the school's website and locate the FACTS link ( or log on to your FACTS account.

    For questions regarding your application, please contact FACTS at 866-441-4637.

    Please call the school office and schedule an appointment with Ms. Rivas if you need help with the application process.

    Box Tops for Education

    Please continue to collect box tops for education and give them to our librarian, Mrs. O'Brien. We recently received a check for $44.00 for the last box tops handed in. Thank you so much and continue to save them, please.

    FSP information


    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:

    08/24: Cintia Trujillo

    Take down:

    08/24: Lopez Family


    August 24:

    1. Marlene Garcia

    2. Elizabeth Galindo

    3. Elizabeth Galindo

    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.

    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.