SJS Peek at the Week

Week of Jan 20, 2020

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Important Dates:

  • Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020: Family Mass at 9:30 a.m.; School Fellowship & Scholastic Book Fair 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Monday, January 27, 2020: Saturday, February 1, 2020: Catholic Schools Week

  • Friday, February 7, 2020: No school - staff development

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020: No p.m. bus

  • Friday, February 14, 2020: Classroom Valentines Day parties, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Monday, February 17, 2020: No school Presidents Day

  • Fechas Importantes:

  • Marque sus calendarios con las siguientes fechas:

  • Domingo 26 de Enero de 2020: Misa familiar a las 9:30 a.m. Convivió y Feria del Libro Escolar 10:30 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.

  • Lunes 27 de Enero de 2020 - Sábado 1 de Febrero de 2020: Semana de las Escuelas Católicas

  • Viernes 7 de Febrero de 2020: No hay escuela - desarrollo del personal

    Miércoles 12 de Febrero de 2020: no hay autobús por la tarde

    Viernes 14 de Febrero de 2020: Fiestas en los salones del Día de San Valentin de 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    Lunes 17 de Febrero de 2020: Día de Presidentes, no hay clases

  • Introducing E-Learning Days :)

    We are excited to introduce to our school this year E-Learning Days for inclement weather/emergency closings. In the past, if a snow day was called, an Emergency Day was added to the end of the school year. School Code Section 10-20.56 created guidelines in the definition of an e-Learning Day, and the Office of Catholic Schools has approved the use of four E-Learning Days in an academic year. However, unforeseen circumstances could still necessitate the use of “Emergency Days” that will be added to the end of the year.

    See link below to read the E-Learning Policy.

    Teachers in grades K-3 sent home E-Learning folders this week! Please put the folders in a safe place until it is needed on the e-learning day. Return just the completed activities after each snow day. Grades 4-8 have access to google classroom where their teachers will have the assignments posted for the children to complete. Contact your child's teacher for more information.


    Arrival: Starting at 7:30AM you may drop off your student(s) at the main entrance#1 to our school. If you choose to walk your child into the building, please park in a designated parking space and walk your student to the gym where a teacher will be waiting. Please be careful when exiting the building as the parking lot has cars driving through it as parishioners are also arriving for Mass.

    Dismissal: Students are dismissed form the gym at 2:20PM. Please park your vehicle in a designated parking space and come into the gym to sign your child out with their teacher.


    You are invited to join the St. Joseph School Parent Group!!!

    Our parent group needs your unique talents, whether it's volunteering a few hours a month or a few hours a year, serving on the board or attending meetings.

    Join us at our next meeting Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 6 p.m. in room #8.

    Box Tops for Education is changing the way we earn cash for our school!

    Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward you can still clip the box top and send them into school or you may digitally scan your receipt using Box-Top mobile app. Click here for more details. Please send into school the clipped box tops that you have been saving. Thank you!

    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.

    TCS Applications for 20/21 School Year

    Empower Illinois applications opened on Wednesday, January 17, 2020.

    Please call the office if you need help uploading your documents or if you have any questions.

    The BIG SHOULDERS FUND applications opened on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8 a.m.

    * Visit to access the reservation form and begin your application.

    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:

    01/25: Cintia Trujillo

    Take down:

    01/25: Lopez Family


    January 25:

    1. Elva Flores

    2. Maria Vidaca

    3. Volunteer Needed

    We have open spots on January 25th and February 1st for those of you who are looking to complete your Bingo commitment or volunteer hours.

    Please see Louise upon arrival at 4:00 p.m. for instructions as to what your job will be for the evening. Failure to keep your scheduled Bingo, without prior notification, will result in a $30 fee added to your FACTS account. Please phone Louise if you have a question or concern...


    Parents are required to work 2 Bingo's per student.

    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.