Weekly Newsletter - April 12, 2018
He is risen! Alleluia!
St. Joseph Catholic School provides students with a safe and prayerful learning environment, enveloped by an intimate community of active and faithful families.
Bible Verse for the Month
From the Principal
Happy Easter, everyone!
This second week of the Easter Season we continue to reflect on the gift of Salvation through Jesus' Resurrection. The challenge is to live out this new life we have been given, in such a way as to serve God and others. We prayed for our entire 8th grade class at Monday's prayer service, for guidance in discerning their vocations. Choosing how one plans to serve the Lord through their daily work is difficult for many. What one chooses to do for a living affects every facet of their life. We will continue to keep these students in our prayers as they move closer and closer to their graduation.
It can be hard this time of year to keep up with the pace of our busy lives. As we move through the rest of April, let's keep getting a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast under our belts for each new day. Now more than ever, we lean on one another in this family we call St. Joseph Catholic School. Know that you are always in the prayers of our faculty, staff, and administration.
In Christ's Service,
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Our Frassati Award namesake...
toward the top!
New Quotes to Ponder
So great was my joy in God that I took no heed of looking at the angels and the saints, because all their goodness and all their beauty was from Him and in Him.
- St. Angela of Foligno
Take a beautiful soul as your model and walk in its footsteps at all costs.
-St. Joseph Marello
At St. Joseph Catholic School, we are striving to become missionary disciples by bringing others to Christ, through the recognition of what is beautiful around us each and every day, and reflecting that beauty in our actions.
Latin and Greek Root Challenge
Reminders and Upcoming Events
- Spring Pictures are scheduled for Monday (April 16th) and Tuesday (April 17th) of next week. These are free-dress pictures. Please follow the clothing guidelines in the Parent/Student Handbook.
- There is a dance for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade happening on April 20th, in the Marian Center, hosted by both the NJHS and STUCCO. The dance will take place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and the proceeds go to the Arlington Animal Shelter and Mission Arlington.
- The 21st Annual SJCS Golf Tournament and Dinner is happening on April 21st at the Tierra Verde Golf Club in Mansfield. We are still in need of sponsors for the event. Please consider sponsoring a hole. We would love to have more players as well! It should be a great day! Check out details in the Thursday Folder and enjoy a promotional video found below.
- Plan to come out to Nolan Catholic High School on April 29th for our diocesan Spirit Games! For the cost of $15.00, your child receives a t-shirt, the chance to attend Mass led by Bishop Olson on the Nolan football field, and the opportunity to participate in all the games one could image! St. Joseph Catholic School will be hosting the kickball this year at the games. Please see the Thursday folder for details.
- April 5th was the due date for any remaining tuition payments to TDECU. Please check with them to see if you have any outstanding balances.
- If you are an Amazon customer, please use Amazon Smile! We receive a donation from Amazon when you shop. Go to: smile.amazon.com to participate. Thank you!
- Please log your 40 service hours by April 30th.
- If you know a St. Joseph Catholic School alumni, please let them know we are looking to stay in contact, and would love to hear how they are doing. See the notice in our alumni section of "The Page" below. Thank you!
- Don't think Box Tops matter even over the summer? They do! Just by clipping these from the items our families use everyday, the school received a check for $409.80! We will be receiving one more check before the school year is over. Please save these for us! Imagine if everyone did this, how much we could receive.
Golf Tournament Video
Home and School Association (HSA)
- Please see the Thursday Folder for a letter from your HSA President, Robyn Guglielmelli, regarding open positions for the 2018-2019 school year: Vice President Elect, Vice President of Programs, Vice President of Fund Raising.
- April 21st will be here before you know it! Plan to attend the golf tournament to support the school. Check out the flyer in the Thursday Folder for details.
- Box Tops are always being collected for the school. Don't forget to clip them all during the summer months. We will start the process all over again come this August. Thank you to everyone taking the time to do this for the school!
- Looking for uniform pieces? Need to sell some pieces your child has outgrown? There is a Facebook page for that: SJCS Online Uniform Resale.
- It's never too late to join the HSA! Come by the school office to pick up a form. The dues are $15.00 which are used to support the school.
car line observations
- Please do not disregard the cones that are placed around the parking lots. These are provided to help keep our students safe.
- It is very important that cars are not left unattended in the car line. Please park your car in the large lot beside the field if you need to leave your vehicle.
- Please remember that if you are walking your child into the school building, you are to park in the large lot in front of the field. Foot traffic should not be occurring in the very front parking lot, even though there is a defined crosswalk. It is dangerous to be walking between the cars.
- For the safety of all, please be aware of your speed as you move through the parking lots.
- Please be patient with friends and extended family members who drop off and pick up students. Many times they have not been informed of the proper way to navigate the car line. We do reach out to families after arrival and dismissal who seem to not understand the car line pattern.
- If you have a friend or extended family member picking up your child, please take a minute to explain the procedures to them. Please reference the diagram. Thank you!
- We would ask that a cell phone not be in your hand while driving in the car line. We all know it only takes one sudden distraction to alter lives forever.
KNIGHTS IN ACTION!
Looks like we have some committed golfers!
Letters of Thanks
Our NJHS members wrote letters to be placed on the graves of veterans at the National Cemetery.
Verbs are tough
The students in Ms. Arias' Spanish class were hard at work conjugating verbs. This is hard work in any language! Nice work, Knights.
Bake Sale time
These little Knights were eager to hit the NJHS Bake Sale. Looks like some happy customers!
Letters of Thanks
Verbs are tough
One of these mustaches is not quite like the others. Can you spot it?
Calling all SJCS Alumni!
Do you have any information you would like to share with the entire Knight Community? We would love that as well! Please send your news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a Knight - Forever a Knight!
Sr. Mary Anthony Nguyen, OP and Sr. Maria Theresa Pham, OP
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish
- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is occurring after daily Mass in the Chapel until 5:45pm. Come spend some time with our Lord.
- Fridays during Lent, beginning at 6:30pm, the Rosary and Stations of the Cross will be prayed, and a fish fry hosted by the Mens' Club will follow. Check the church website for details, for the Rosary and Stations of the Cross are offered in several languages. Website: http://www.stjoe88.org/
- Please enjoy this link to a lovely article in the North Texas Catholic about the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Fr. Kelley: https://t.co/3ItrotxIyf
ST. JOSEPH, PROTECTOR OF FAMILIES, PRAY FOR US.