Eagle's Eye

November 17, 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.


As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we are most grateful for the incredible community of St. Joseph. Thank you for choosing SJCS as your partner in educating your child(ren). We hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving and a wonderful break. Remember that school is closed next week. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, November 28th.
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mass reflections

In the Homily, Father Sebastian talked about how gold coins in the Gospel were our talents. We have to use our talents and not let them go to waste. We should try to do the right thing in our lives and find good solutions instead of doing the wrong thing. Cheating has consequences like fear which can make you do the wrong thing. Father also told us not to worry about the end of the world. - Juliette grade 6

In yesterday's Homily Father Sebastian was talking about gold coins and how they represent our talents such as sports and other skills. He also said that you should not do bad because of fear things like cheating, lying, and fighting. Instead find some solutions. He also was talking about how we should not be worried about the end of the world and do what you want to do and do things you need. - Carlow grade 6

Veterans Day

On Friday, we started our day honoring all Veterans, especially the 5 members of our St. Joseph Catholic School staff: Mrs. Arambarri, Mr. Pack, Mrs. Reece, Mr. Reilly and Mr. Richards.

Father, bless our veterans and all who serve our nation defending our freedom.
For those who bravely gave their lives, grant them eternal rest.
For those who are serving, give them courage.
For those who served, we offer our gratitude.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

thank you for sponsoring our police officer

Special thanks to the Gonzalez family for sponsoring our police office for Mass this week! If you would like to sponsor an off duty Winter Haven Police Officer for an upcoming school Mass, please contact Miss Summer at sdehaven@stjosephwhschool.org to schedule. The cost is $135 per three hours.

singing in the rain

SJCS is pleased to announce that this year’s middle school musical will be Singing in the Rain, JR! Any middle school student who is interested in auditioning for the musical will need to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 29th from 3:30- 4:30 in Ms. McGillin’s room. At this meeting the students will learn about the show and learn the audition materials.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon, and we need your help! Please consider volunteering at the Book Fair. This is a great way for parents to earn service hours. Volunteers must be fingerprint cleared through the Diocese of Orlando. Please sign up if you can help!


Accelerated Reader Awards

Congratulations to our students who were recognized for achieving milestones in the number of points they have earned reading. A special recognition goes to our top three point earners for the first trimester: Gabriel with 247 points, Carson with 277 points, and Adelina with 546 points! Keep reading!

25 Point Club

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50 Point Club

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75 Point Club

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100 Point Club

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Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students who achieved honors for the first trimester. Students who earned an 85 or above in all core subjects are on the regular honor roll. Students who earn 90 or above are on the High Honor Roll, and students who earn 95 or above are on the Principal's Honor Roll.

Regular Honor Roll

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High Honor Roll

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Principal's Honor Roll

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booster orders - deadline tomorrow

The Booster Club is now accepting orders for hoodies, t-shirts, etc. Please remember that all parents are required to wear a SJCS shirt when they chaperone a field trip. This is a great opportunity to order your shirt if you plan to go on a field trip later in the school year, as we do not keep a stock of most of these items. Orders and payment are due Friday, November 18th. Order online and make a payment through the school office - see the link below.

sweets with santa

Sweets with Santa is coming quick! It's time to reserve your seat for this popular tradition at SJCS. Please see information below. There are hard copies of of the registration form available in the office. Popular times fill up very quickly. We urge you to register quickly.
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donations needed for sweets with santa

Our Sweets with Santa committee is looking for some donations for our upcoming event. You can order items off of the Amazon Wishlist or sign up to donate food, drinks etc for the day of the event. Please remember that parents earn one service hour for every $10 spent.



amazon Smile

Christmas Shopping on Amazon? With one special click of the mouse, you can earn money for St. Joseph Catholic School. Please consider signing up on Amazon Smile. Every little bit helps! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5452342

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Youth Ministry News

Nov. 30th we close out our current Series, the Artist. If you missed any of the previous nights, have no fear, all middle schoolers are welcome to join us! Come join us for games, food, and friendship!
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now offering breakfast

Many students have enjoyed breakfast at school this week. If your child would like to eat breakfast before heading in to class, he/she should report directly to the parish center between 7:30 and 7:45am. Breakfast must be eaten in the cafeteria and cannot be taken to the classroom. Please see the menu below. Bon apetit.
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Altar Server Training

*Please note that the altar server training scheduled for this Saturday, November 19th has been postponed due to a funeral. The next altar server training will be December 3 from 10am-12pm in the church.

Gospel Reading this Sunday

The rulers sneered at Jesus and said,
"He saved others, let him save himself
if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God."
Even the soldiers jeered at him.
As they approached to offer him wine they called out,
"If you are King of the Jews, save yourself."
Above him there was an inscription that read,
"This is the King of the Jews."

Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying,
"Are you not the Christ?
Save yourself and us."
The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply,
"Have you no fear of God,
for you are subject to the same condemnation?
And indeed, we have been condemned justly,
for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes,
but this man has done nothing criminal."
Then he said,
"Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
He replied to him,
"Amen, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise." Lk 23:35-43


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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