St. Joseph Catholic School News

March 17, 2023

Partnering with the Principal

Our focus this year continues to be our faith through the Saints and the theme of service. This month the virtues program has a focus on mercy. St. John Vianney, St. Faustina, and St. Teresa of Calcutta are all examples of this virtue as they cared for those who suffer.

During Lent, we can lessen the suffering of others by donating our time, talent and treasures to many organizations. This Lenten season, St. Joe's is focusing on the Soles 4 Souls organization by helping those who suffer from poverty and want a better life, but lack opportunity. The organization gives your unwanted shoes to those who need them in the United States and around the world. We are also protecting the environment by putting the shoes to good use and keeping them out of a landfill. Please bring shoes to the morning drop off line or bring them to church and put them in the barrel. Thank you for helping us with this special project.


Thank you to the dads, grandfathers, and friends of the school who attended the Donuts with Dads event and to the Home and School Association for their assistance with the event.


Our Home & School Association is hosting our Spring Used Uniform Sale!

Sunday, March 19 from Noon to 1:30 pm

Cash, check, and credit card will all be accepted.

The sale will be held in the school GYM (please note the new location!). Please park in the back parking lot and enter through the gymnasium doors labeled #11, and head up the stairs to your left.

SAC Applications

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is an advisory body intended to advise and consult with school administration. SAC is currently accepting applications for new members, with terms to begin at the start of the 2023-24 school year. SAC members are expected to serve for three years and sit on one of the four sub-committees: Finance & Development, Marketing & Enrollment, Policy and Strategic Planning. Relevant experience within one of these categories is preferred, but not required. Both sub-committees and SAC meet once a month. Applications will be reviewed by the existing SAC Chair, Julie Hamiel, along with Principal Vance. Final recommendations to be approved by Fr. Creagan. Those accepted will be notified this spring. Questions? Please contact Julie Hamiel at


The Gerten's Spring Plant Fundraiser is back and will be delivered in time for Mother's Day! So skip the lines and order all your Mother's Day gifts and spring and summer plants here!

30% of all plant sales and 15% of gift card sales will go directly back to St. Joseph's School - so feel free to share with friends and family! Plants will be delivered to the school on Wednesday, May 10 and must be picked up on that day.

How to order:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Store ID for St. Joseph's School: 506.

All orders must be placed by Thursday, April 6 at 10 PM and quantities are limited on fundraiser items! Please order early to ensure availability. Items that are sold out will be removed from the website.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP FROM SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 10. Like last spring, you will be asked to schedule a pick-up time. Sign-up for pick-up slots will be available in April. Please watch for more information.

Please contact Christina Mahady, Home & School President, with any questions.


St. Joseph’s School is collecting shoes. These shoes will go to people in need around the world.

  • We are collecting March 13- April 6.

  • Shoes can be gently used or brand new.

  • Please drop the shoes off in the bin at the church or you can drop off shoes during morning arrival in the parking lot.


As a reminder, St. Joseph's School will not be in session for students on Friday, March 24th for Staff Professional Development. Spring Break will begin Monday, March 27th - Friday March 31st. School resumes Monday, April 3rd. Have a safe and happy break!


There are many areas where we are in need of volunteers and we are so grateful to have you! As a reminder, our school volunteers do need to have completed their Virtus training along with complete your background check and code of conduct. Please click here if you are new to Virtus or click here if you need to update your Virtus account. This is all done online and at no cost to you. Contact the school office if you have questions.

Current Volunteers & Donation Sign-Ups

Used Uniform Sale Volunteers (March 19)

Art Supply Donations

Lunchroom Helpers

Recess Helpers


We are looking to start a Service Committee that helps to choose and coordinate school-wide service projects a few times each year. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sara Rogers at

Mark Your Calendar


  • March 24 - NO SCHOOL - Workshops

  • March 27 - 31 - NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK

  • April 4 - SAC meeting 6:00 p.m.

  • April 5 - Pick up Lily orders

  • April 6 - Living Stations 2:30 p.m.

  • April 7 - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

  • April 10 - NO SCHOOL - Easter Monday

  • April 12 - Home and School Meeting 6:30 p.m.

  • April 15 - First Holy Communion 10:00 a.m.

  • April 20 - Tornado Drill 1:45 p.m.

  • April 20 - Sound of Music - 6:30 p.m. in gym

  • April 21 - Sound of Music 6:30 p.m. in Gym

  • April 24 - Spring MAP testing begins

  • April 28 - Workshop & PK Conferences - NO SCHOOL

St. Joseph's Catholic School

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