Eagle's Eye Newsletter

September 19, 2019

We Learn in order to Serve

Our 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.

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

We are nearing the middle of the first trimester and our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences. All parents of students in kindergarten through grade 8 are strongly encouraged to come in to meet with their child’s teacher on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. School will dismiss at 2pm both days to allow time for conferences. Aftercare will be available until 6pm.


Kindergarten through Grade 5: Conferences are scheduled with homeroom teachers for ten minutes. A scheduling form was sent home in the white envelope last week. Please be sure to return it at your earliest convenience. Once scheduled, the form will be returned to you to confirm your time.


Middle School: Parents are encouraged to pick up their child’s progress reports from the middle school hallway. Teachers will be available for parents to drop in and have a conference with teachers of their choosing. Times are: Thursday, October 10th from 2:30pm-6:00pm and Friday, October 12th from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Checking Grades on Renweb

Reminder to check RenWeb for grades. Also, LOGs, blue slips, and other behavior issues for Middle School can be viewed on Renweb. If you haven’t set up your Renweb account, the procedures are included here. There is also a five minute ParentsWeb overview video. You can view this video by clicking here. The password to access the video is ParentsWeb. If you have any questions or if you need to update any of the information in Renweb, please contact Mr. Reilly Jreilly@stjosephwhschool.org

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Fall Fest Build Day

Thanks to all the parent volunteers who came out for our first Fall Fest Build Day this past Saturday. Don’t forget to log your volunteer hours on your white envelope! It was a productive day, and we are excited about this big event that is just around the corner.


Fall Fest is just around the corner!!
October 25th!

We will have a game build day, Saturday September 28th. 8:00 am on the school playground.


The final Build Day will be Saturday, October 13 at 9am. Volunteers are needed for a few hours to put the finishing touches on some of our games.



Come out to help and get your SERVICE HOURS

Fall Fest Donations Needed

We are in need of supplies for some new games Please consider donating.
  • Monetary donations for inflatable rentals. (Please send into the school payable to St Joseph School and email Valerie that you made a donation)
  • Gift Certificates to Lowe’s, JoAnn’s Amazon, and Publix.
  • Carnival style Prizes
  • Matchbox/Hot-wheels cars
  • 2-3 plywood
  • Bright colored sample size paints
  • 3-4 orange safety cones various sizes
  • Old large picture frame
  • Haystacks (preferably to borrow and give back)
  • Caution tape

Thank you for all your help and making this day, a fun day for the whole community!!!

Please contact and let us know if you can help

8th Grade Attends Private Mass

Father Jimson and Father Rony each celebrated special, private Masses this week for both of the eighth grade homerooms. The priests had the children surround the altar so they could participate in an up-close and intimate experience of the beauty of our Mass. They also took the time to explain each part of the Mass and let the students add their own special intentions. It was a beautiful experience and each month, a different grade will get to participate.

Hydroponics Club

A Hydroponics Club will be forming for all interested middle school students beginning September 24th. The club will meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 3:30-4:15pm. This club will be maintaining our new hydroponics station that was installed over the summer.

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Walk-a-thon

Our Walk-a-thon was a huge success! Not only did we meet our goal of $20,000, but the students had a great time at the event! Thank you to all who supported this fund-raiser. We would especially like to thank the walk-a-thon committee who organized and ran the entire event. The students had a wonderful time rotating through the different stations: walking the field, dance party in the gym, obstacle course in the parking lot, and finally a treat.

Grade7 Hosted Mass

Grade 7 did a great job hosting the 4:30pm Mass last Saturday!

Supplies for Hurricane Victims

Thank you to all who donated money or supplies for the hurricane victims in the Bahamas!

Blue Mass for First Responders

Bishop Noonan will celebrate the Blue Mass for first responders on Friday, September 27th at 12:10pm at the St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. We are looking for students who can represent SJCS by attending this mass with their first responder parent/relative. This will be considered a field trip, students will not be marked absent. However, transportation will not be provided. If your child is interested in attending this very special mass, please contact Mr. Reilly at jreilly@stjosephwhschool.org.

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SJCS Students Load Supplies for Bahamas

Two of our sixth grade students, Michael and Gregory volunteered last weekend at the Wauchula Airport setting up volunteer stations, sorting donations and loading supplies on planes headed to the Bahamas for victims of the hurricane. Thank you boys!

School Store Opening

The school store will be opening on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. It will be located outside of Mrs. Neal's office by the art room and will have snacks and school supplies. It will be open from 7:40-8:00 on those days.
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Children’s Choir

The Church Children’s Choir needs members. Practices are each Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00pm in the Parish Center Music Room. For more information, contact Jitka Cinibulk at jcinibulk@stjosephwh.org.

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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

Pastor: Rev. Jimson Varghese, S.D.V.

Diocese of Orlando Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Henry Fortier