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St. Joseph School, Round Lake, Illinois

2019-2020 SJS Registration Opens on Sunday, January 27 during Open House!!

Early registration discount!!!!

St. Joseph School is offering, all current and new families, 50% off the Family Registration Fee. In order to qualify for this discount, please turn in your registration forms along with your $75 payment between January 27th and February 8th. This fee will not be covered by any scholarship. Don't miss out this great opportunity!

Please call the school office if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Descuento por inscripción temprana !!!!

La escuela San Jose ofrece a todas las familias, actuales y nuevas, un 50% de descuento en la cuota de Inscripción Familiar. Para calificar para este descuento, entregue sus formularios de registro junto con su pago de $75, entre el 27 de Enero y el 8 de Febrero. Esta cuota no será cubierta por ninguna beca. ¡No dejes pasar esta gran oportunidad!

Por favor llame a la oficina de la escuela si tiene alguna pregunta.


The Kids Heart Challenge is Here!

If you haven't already, please register for our school team at or by searching Kids Heart Challenge in the app store on your mobile device. Our students are learning all about what they can do to keep their hearts healthy, take their own health challenge and learn how they can help others by collecting donations for the American Heart Association. We are a healthy and service-minded school/community.

Thank you for supporting the physical and emotional well being of our students and the American Heart Association.

Important Dates:

  • Please mark your calendars with the following dates and reminders:

  • January 18-28: Empower Illinois Applications Open; an email will be sent to you with instructions. Please contact Maria Tellez for help with uploading your documents. :)

  • January 25: Bowling or Bouncy House Field Trip forms and money due today!!

  • January 27: All School Family Mass @9:30 am; wear your uniform to earn a special incentive from Mrs. Rybarczyk

  • January 27: Open House @ SJS School-Come visit our school and meet our teachers and view our classrooms 10:30am-1:00pm

  • January 27: Book Fair All Are Welcome! 10:30am -12:00pm

  • Catholic Schools Week: January 27-Feb 2 (info below)

  • February 8: Staff Development-No School

  • Fechas importantes:

  • Por favor marque sus calendarios con las siguientes fechas y recordatorios:

  • 18-28 de Enero: Aplicaciones de Empower Illinois abiertas; Se le enviará un correo electrónico con instrucciones. Póngase en contacto con Maria Tellez para obtener ayuda con la carga de sus documentos.

  • 25 de Enero: ¡¡Formas de viaje al Boliche o Casa Hinchable y dinero se deben entregar hoy !!

  • 27 de Enero: Misa familiar de toda la escuela a las 9:30 am; use su uniforme para ganar un incentivo especial de la Sra. Rybarczyk

    Semana de las Escuelas Católicas: del 27 de Enero al 2 de Febrero.(información abajo)

    27 de Enero: Jornada de puertas abiertas en la escuela San Jose: visite nuestra escuela, conozca a nuestros maestros y vea nuestros salones de 10:30 a.m. a 1:00 p.m.

    27 de enero: Feria de Libros ¡Todos son bienvenidos! 10:30 am -12: 00pm

    8 de Febrero: Desarrollo del personal-No hay clases

    Baby It's Cold Outside

    Parents please be sure to dress your children for the cold weather. The kids will be playing outside during the cold months as long as our temperature is above zero degrees Fahrenheit. Students need to be dressed in hats, gloves, and snow pants in order to be able to play safely outside during cold temperatures.

    Counseling at St. Joseph School

    We are very excited to announce that SJS will now be partnered with Catholic Charities to provide counseling services and case management to our students. Teachers, parents, and administrators can refer a student to Mrs. Rybarczyk and she will contact Catholic Charities on their behalf. Counseling will be provided here at St. Joseph School once or twice a week. All counseling services are strictly confidential. Please do not delay in reaching out! Contact Mrs. Rybarczyk at

    Virtue of the Month

    January: Prudence

    Theme: 1806 Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it; "the prudent man looks where he is going." Keep sane and sober for your prayers. Prudence is "right reason in action," writes St. Thomas Aquinas, following Aristotle. It is not to be confused with timidity or fear, nor with duplicity or dissimulation. It is called auriga virtutum (the charioteer of the virtues); it guides the other virtues by setting rule and measure. It is prudence that immediately guides the judgment of conscience. The prudent man determines and directs his conduct in accordance with this judgment. With the help of this virtue we apply moral principles to particular cases without error and overcome doubts about the good to achieve and the evil to avoid.

    FAMILY: As a family discuss ways to break free from the Vices and live a life of virtue

    SCHOOL: Catholic Schools Week service project-Kids Heart Health Challenge

    Bingo tables set-up and take-down volunteers for this Saturday

    Table set up:

    01/26: Tovar-Gomez Family

    Take down:

    01/26: Volunteers Needed

    St. Joseph School is in the need of parents to take down the bingo tables during week 4 of each month. You will receive a credit toward your tuition for completing this job. Call Sylvia at the main office for more details. :)

    Week 2 position had been filled!! Thank you!


    January 26:

    1. Ernesto Davila

    2. Jennifer Sotelo (Perez)

    3. Volunteer needed

    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.

    Volunteer hours for the 2018-2019 School Year

    Please contact the main office to schedule your volunteer hours. If you want to volunteer in our school you must be Virtus trained. Please contact the main office with any questions.

    We are looking for a few parents to do playground duty during the school day from 11-11:30 or 11:30 -12:00. Please contact the main office if you would like to help.

    A total of 26 volunteer hours will be required for the 2018-2019 school year.

    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.