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Weekly Newsletter - November 14, 2019

celebrating 25 years of excellence in catholic education

November - the month of remembrance

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Our Motto: Teaching the Mind...Nourishing the Soul

Theme for the Year - Goodness


At St. Joseph Catholic School, we are striving to become missionary disciples, recognizing the goodness of God in our lives and in the world around us, each and every day.

Our Mission and Vision Statements

Mission:

St. Joseph Catholic School provides students with a safe and prayerful learning environment, enveloped by an intimate community of active and faithful families.


Vision:

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth are committed to opening the doors so that our students can reach further than the walls that would otherwise enclose them and therefore are able to recognize and cherish the eternal and transcendental goods of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.

From the Principal

This past weekend, we celebrated our largest fundraiser of the year, A Knight to Remember 2019 - A Knight in Monte Carlo. It was a beautiful gathering of friends, both past and present, all in support of Catholic education, specifically-St. Joseph Catholic School. So much effort went into making this evening possible. Thank you to all who committed hours of their time, and to those who sponsored the event. Your generosity and dedication to this school do not go unnoticed. May God bless you and may God continue to bless St. Joseph Catholic School.


In Christ's service,

Diane Price, M.Ed.L.

Principal

Theme for the Year: Goodness

Goodness Bible Verse for November

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new saintly quote to ponder

Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you. - St. Catherine of Siena

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Latin and greek roots challenge

Here are the Greek and Latin Roots we are learning this week: path, patho-, -pathy, an/a logy,

-ology

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • Upper School Dance, Friday, November 15th - NJHS is sponsoring a dance for Upper School students only, in the school gym. Be sure to check with Mrs. Doskocil or Mr. Rodriguez on dress guidelines and entrance fees.


  • Uniform Swap, Saturday, November 16th - Check the flyer in the Thursday Folder for details.


  • Nolan Administration is Coming to SJCS - This coming Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm, for a Partner School Night. They will make a presentation for you and be able to answer any questions you have about Nolan. This will be a good opportunity to learn about our Catholic high school.


  • NJHS Thanksgiving Food Drive - Next week, November 18th through November 21st, NJHS will be collecting food items from any of you who wish to donate to the St. Joseph Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry for the holiday. Here are the items most needed: cranberry sauce, canned turkey gravy, turkey stuffing, canned dried onions, boxed potatoes. They are also needing everyday items: peanut butter and jelly, pancake mix and syrup, Vienna sausages, salt, sugar, pie filling, packages of popcorn, and deodorant. Thank you so much for your generosity during the holidays!


  • H2O Water Walk 2019 - Friday, November 22nd, we will have an opportunity to walk in solidarity with those who walk so far every day to retrieve water none of us would like to drink. We also have a chance to raise funds to help bring clean water access to a school in Uganda. Please see the stewardship opportunity below for more details.


  • Little Gobbler Open House - We welcome preschool and kindergarten aged children who might be interested in attending SJCS, to the school for a tour this Friday, November 22nd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Please see flyer in the Thursday Folder.


  • Book of Life and Remembrance Wall - Please feel free to write down names of loved ones passed in the Book of Life found in the school office. The names will be read over the school announcements during the month of November. Also, we are accepting photos of family members who have passed, to post on the Remembrance Wall in the school cafeteria. You may drop these photos off in the school office and they will be placed on the wall for you. PLEASE be sure to write your name on the back of the photo if you would like it returned to you at the end of November.


  • 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. It is a very easy way to support the school! Thank you!


  • 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 below.
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Stewardship Opportunity: Water Walk 2019 - November 22nd!

Please click on the link below to read all about this year's project at Good Samaritan School in Uganda. We have pledged to raise $6,527.00 for this school. All funds raised, including t-shirt money, goes to support the Good Samaritan School in Uganda.


Please support our efforts to bring clean water to Good Samaritan Primary School in Uganda. They are adding a second rainwater collection system to the school’s facilities to support over 1,500 people having water for drinking, cooking, and washing.

Your support of any dollar amount for Good Samaritan Primary School will help students succeed in their educational aspirations and secure a bright future. Thank you!


Check out this message just for us!

Please enjoy this video message from a gentleman serving at St. Theresa in Uganda; a school we supported last year! How neat is this!
Thank you St. Joseph Catholic School

Here are some pictures from Water Walk 2018!

Please find the link below to begin donating to this year's project, is you so wish. This link also shows what we have accomplished as a school since 2013! An impressive contribution!

Home and School Association (HSA)

  • Our next Home and School Association (HSA) Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria, with "Meet the Artist" in the library, beginning at 6:00 pm. More information to come about that. We hope you can attend!


  • The children of HSA Members who have paid their dues to join, and are able to attend the monthly meetings, are allowed to wear any SJCS spirit shirt purchased through the school with blue jeans and tennis shoes of their choice to school on the Thursday after the meeting!

A Knight to Remember 2019

Thank you to all the countless parent volunteers who helped to make this event happen. Without your fundraising efforts, we would not be able to financially support all of the school's needs. Thank you for all you do, Knight parents! And thank you, Knight alumni parents, for your continued support! St. Joseph always welcomes you back!
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Our Royal Honorees, John and Kathryn Rhadigan, and their children McKenna and Kal, made the evening extra special for everyone!

HSA Spirit Night Contest

This year we are going to have a Spirit Night Contest!


The class that has the most attendance for Spirit Nights will win an ICE CREAM Sundae Party!

Each teacher will be given an envelope to keep the receipts and it is easy to participate!


Three Easy Steps:

1. Attend a Spirit Night

2. Save your receipt

3. Turn the receipt in to your teacher (if multiple students turn in their receipt to one teacher, be sure to write all the students' names on the receipt)

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night!

Thank you to all the families who came for a meal and fellowship in support of the school! And thanks to all the faculty and staff who took the time to serve our wonderful families! Go, Knights!
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Knights in Action!

Frassati Award Recipients

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Congratulations to Lily Paschall for receiving the Frassati Award at this week's prayer service! Lily's selfless giving of her time in support of her friends never wavers, truly leading by example as Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati taught.


The Beatitude she exemplifies: Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

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Congratulations to Brendon Le for receiving the Frassati Award at this week's prayer service as well! Brendon always welcomes and includes others, and is kind to all he meets. He regularly places other's needs before his own. Thank you, Brendon, for your kindness.


The Beatitude he exemplifies: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Monday Morning Prayer Service

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These fifth graders were all smiles leading the school in this week's prayer service. Thank you girls, and thank you, Mrs. Gonzalez, for your support!

Moments Captured around campus

Lower School and Upper School students alike, enjoy learning in a variety of ways!

Art This Week

In Art this week - 2nd Grade: Advertising Art Drawing- Lettering and Brand Names; 5th Grade: Cubist Portrait Drawing inspired by Pablo Picasso’s “Weeping Woman” painting; 6th Grade: Drawing Mannequins with Objects including pencils, Mini flags, plastic utensils and other small items. Wonderful work, Knights!

Clearing the Way for Bigger and Better!

The old storage building has been demolished. Mrs. Gallagher could have done the honors, but decided to leave it to the experts!
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In honor of Veterans’ Day 2019, our STREAM Enrichment classes worked with Mrs. Pat Hall (one of our fantastic subs, and a former South Arlington Catholic/Holy Rosary parent) on sewing and coloring quilt squares. PreK-3rd graders are coloring squares and 4th-8th graders are sewing squares. We are completing individual quilt squares that will be combined to form a Quilt of Valor for a worthy veteran. Our goal is to make and donate two quilts. The students enjoy this artistic, methodical work and as always, they love their time learning with Mrs. Hall!

Updated STREAM Wish list

STREAM Enrichment would love to have these items donated for your children's use.

Thank you!


  1. Peppermint Candy
  2. Gum Drops
  3. Solo Cups
  4. Aluminum Foil
  5. Q-tips
  6. Popsicle sticks (big and small) (colored and plain)
  7. String
  8. Scotch tape
  9. Gallon bags
  10. Toothpicks
  11. Hersey Kisses
  12. Jolly Ranchers
  13. Starburst

RoboKnights

Competition Time is almost here!

Saturday, November 23rd, our RoboKnights will be competing in the FIRST LEGO League Qualifier Competition at Conrad High School in Dallas. Good luck to you all! We are proud of your efforts!

Alumni News

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All SJCS Alumni, we want to hear from you, and to share any news you have with the rest of the Knight Community! Please send us your address, phone number, and email address so we may keep in touch. Please send your information to Principal, Diane Price at dprice@stjosephtx.org.


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 dprice@stjosephtx.org

Are you in need of prayers?

The St. Joseph School Community would be honored to pray for you. Please send all prayer requests to this email address: prayers@stjosephtx.org.

Meet our Dominican Sisters!

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We are so grateful for the presence of our Dominican Sisters, Sr. Catherine Tam Vu and Sr. Mary Anthony Nguyen!

Meet our parish priests!

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish


  • Be sure to look into FORMED.org. The parish has paid for your subscription to this vast library of inspiring videos and essential reads to help grow your faith. Just go straight to the "Enter Code" button and enter 4BDX9H to begin the process. You may also access this through the parish website link below. Enjoy!


  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is occurring after daily Mass in the Chapel until 5:45pm. Come spend some time with our Lord.


  • 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

Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth link:

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2015 SW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX 76017-2736

Contact us at (817) 419-6800

www.stjosephtx.org

ST. JOSEPH, PROTECTOR OF FAMILIES, PRAY FOR US.