Eagle's Eye Newsletter

October 3, 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.

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences/Progress Reports

We are nearing the middle of the first trimester and our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences. All parents of students in kindergarten through grade 8 are strongly encouraged to come in to meet with their child’s teacher on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. 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. A scheduling form was sent home in the white envelope two weeks ago. Please be sure to return it at your earliest convenience. Once scheduled, the form will be returned to you to confirm your time.

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 Build Day

Thank you to all those who came out last Saturday to help build the games and booths for Fall Fest!

Fall Fest Donations Needed

We are in need of supplies for some new games Please consider donating.

Monetary donations for inflatable rentals. (Please send into the school payable to St Joseph School and email Valerie that you made a donation) Gift Certificates to Lowe’s, JoAnn’s Amazon, and Publix.

  • Carnival style Prizes
  • Matchbox/Hot-wheels cars
  • 2-3 plywood
  • Bright colored sample size paints
  • 3-4 orange safety cones various sizes
  • Old large picture frame
  • Haystacks (preferably to borrow and give back)
  • Caution tape

Thank you for all your help and making this day, a fun day for the whole community!!!

Please contact Valerie or Theresa to let them know if you can help:Valerie Cutrer vnc0979@yahoo.com

Theresa Anderson Teband2@aol.com

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Halloween Costume Service Project

The Santa Fe Catholic High School National Honor Society is collecting gently used Halloween costumes and accessories to distribute to local children in need. Please send any items to the school office.

 2pm Dismissals

Please remember that Thursday, October 10th and Friday, 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.

Room Parent Meeting

The next room parent meeting will be Tuesday, October 8 at 8:00am in the Parish Center

Let Your Light Shine

First grade will perform Let Your Light Shine following Mass next week. Parents are invited, but they must still sit in the back of the church. Parents may come forward during the performance to take pictures.

Anti-Bullying Speaker

The 7th and 8th grade students had a special and powerful anti-bullying presentation this week. John Halligan lost his 13-year old son to suicide in 2003 and now travels the country giving presentations to prevent bullying and cyber bullying.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Freeland, Mrs. Dry, and Mrs. Hall, all celebrating birthdays next week.

Wrestling Team

Our new middle school wrestling team had its debut at a tournament last weekend. All four students won their matches. The next tournament is on October 5. Congratulations to Max, Parker, Marco, Rudy, and Coach Messner!

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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