Eagle's Eye Newsletter

October 10, 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.

Conferences Today and Tomorrow

We are at the mid-way point of the first trimester. We look forward to welcoming our parents of students in kindergarten through grade 8 on campus today and tomorrow for Parent Teacher Conferences. 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.

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.

PTO Meeting

Please plan to join us on Tuesday, October15 at 6:00pm in the Parish Center for a screening of the award winning documentary, Screenagers. We would especially like to invite all students in grades five through eight along with their parents. The film is approximately 67 minutes long and deals with social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. You can view the trailer by clicking on the following link: https://www.screenagersmovie.com/trailer. For more information go to https://www.screenagersmovie.com/.

Fall Fest Reminders

Fall Fest is around the corner, and our fantastic Fall Fest committee has another fun event planned for our community. Here are a couple reminders:

· Orders for the delicious Vietnamese egg rolls are due Friday, October 18th. Please find the order form at the bottom of this edition of Eagle’s Eye.

· All families are required to volunteer two hours toward Fall Fest. If you haven’t signed up to work a shift a Fall Fest, please contact your room parent today.

· All room moms have requested for families to donate items toward their class’ basket.

· SLA will not be providing lunch on the day of the Fall Fest. All students will need to bring a lunch on Friday, October 25th.

· Aftercare will not be offered the day of Fall Fest. All students will need to be picked up, from their classrooms, at 2pm on Friday, October 25th. PreK aftercare will be available from 12:00-2:00pm

Acts of Kindness

Congratulations to our September Acts of Kindness winners: Logan, Bryan, Rudy, Desmond, Adrian, Bennett, Nicko, Jayden, Scarlett, and Mrs. Wells!

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Soaring Eagle

Congratulations to our September Soaring Eagle winners: Emma, Korra, Sofia, Shaniya, Emilia, Riya, Victor, Rawan, Adrian, Madeline, Aaliyah, Copeland, Diego, Carter, Katy, and Arianna!

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Congratulations Choir Members

Congratulations to these students that will be representing SJCS at various musical events in Florida. Adelina and Rylee will be performing with the Central Florida Regional Honor Choir at the University of South Florida in November. Madeline and Livi will be performing with the Regional Honor Orff Ensemble at the University of South Florida in November. Isabella will be performing with the All-State Elementary Choir at the Tampa Convention Center in January.

Congratulations to Stefanni for passing both the written theory exam and the sightsinging exam for the All-State Middle School Choir. She has one more test – vocal quality exam. Good luck, Stefanni!

 2pm Dismissals

Please remember that today, October 10th and tomorrow, October 11th are 2pm dismissal days. Students will be released at 2pm to allow time for Parent Teacher Conferences. Aftercare will be available until 6pm.

Living Rosary

Students gathered on the parking lot for our Living Rosary. The beads were made of orange to represent Leukemia Awareness, and our special guests were Jesi Bruchey and her family. It was a beautiful experience.

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Eighth Grade Parent Meeting

There will be a meeting for all eighth grade parents on Tuesday, October 22 at 6pm in the parish center. It is important that at least one parent of each eighth grader attends this meeting.

Spirit Night

Join us at Spirit Night at Tijuana Flats restaurant on Thursday, October 17 from 4:30-9:00pm

Photo Retakes

School photo retakes are scheduled for this coming Wednesday, October 23rd. Students should be in mass uniform for retakes. If you ordered pictures and wish to have your child’s picture retaken, please remember to return the package of pictures that you have received.

Let Your Light Shine

First grade rocked at their Let Your Light Shine presentation. They dressed like characters in Grease and sang the song First Grade to the tune of Summer Nights! Way to go first grade!

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Service Project – Socktober

Socks are one of the most needed items for homeless shelters. On October 18, any student who brings in a NEW pair of adult socks may dress down and wear crazy socks.

Middle School Retreats

Middle school students will be attending a two-hour retreat on Monday or Tuesday hosted by a visiting priest from Father Jimson and Father Rony’s order, the Society of Divine Vocationists.

Parent Volunteers Needed

Two fingerprinted parents are needed each Sunday at the 11:45am Mass to do the collection. If you are interested, please contact Laurie Spang at lspang@stjosephwh.org.

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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PTO Corner

Hi SJCS Families!

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

FALL FEST is quickly approaching! Send in your pre-orders for egg rolls by Friday, October 18th!!! We will not be able to accept late orders.

Thank you to all the families that have signed up for booth help or basket items for your class. And those whom we’ve contacted for other donations. Our Fall Fest is a success because of your help! If you have not been contacted to help from your room parent or the fall fest committee, and would like to help, please contact Valerie Cutrer 863-307-8105 or vnc0979@yahoo.com

Please join us for our PTO meeting on Tuesday, October 15th. There will be a showing of “Screenagers” for all parents with children in grades 5-8th. Hope to see you there!

We look forward to seeing you next Thursday the 17th at Tijuana Flats on Cypress Gardens Blvd for our Spirit Night.

Thanks for all you do!

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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.


St. Joseph Catholic School

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

Diocese of Orlando Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Henry Fortier