Eagle's Eye

January 19, 2023

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.

mass reflections

In my eyes, I think the homily was about putting others first or making the right choice. When Father said his homily, I felt good. The homily was very important and you should put others first. Jesus also had to make a decision either to heal a man or leave him alone, but Jesus healed him. For this, he was going to be put to death. Korra R.

Father Tim taught me Jesus had a choice just like Father Tim. Jesus could help the man with the withered hand, or not. Father Tim could be someone’s friend or not. They both did the right thing. God wants us to do the right thing just like Jesus. Max B

Today, Father Tim taught me that we should always change our hearts and make the decision to do good. No matter what the cost you always do it. Do you choose right or walk away with others? Aiden N.

Thank You for Sponsoring Our Police Officer

Special thanks to the Griffith family for sponsoring our police officer this week! If you would like to sponsor an off duty Winter Haven Police Officer for an upcoming school Mass, please contact Miss Summer at sdehaven@stjosephwhschool.org to schedule. The cost is $135 per three hours.

Soaring Eagle Awards

Congratulations to our latest Soaring Eagles: Oscar, Madilyn, Emma, Laila, Beatrice, Kendall, Jaymaury, Bianca, Noah, Camila, Dang, Emilia, Chase, Rylee, Isabella, and Taylor!
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Acts of Kindness Awards

Congratulations to our latest Acts of Kindness winners: Beyonce, Cosme, Eliana, Gerry, Aidan, Diesel, Ally, Elizabeth, and Jesiah!
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Tuition and Fees for 2023-2024

St. Joseph Catholic School

Tuition and Fees


Registration Fee:
$350 per student entering PreK 3, and Kindergarten through Grade 8
secures your child’s spot at SJCS. To be paid upon acceptance.

Curriculum Fee:
$350 per student entering PreK 3, and Kindergarten through Grade 8
(Can be paid up front or rolled into monthly tuition bill.)

PreK 3 Year Olds: $4,000 for 7:30am until 11:50am
VPK Wrap Around $3,150 for full day PreK 11:50am-3:30pm
Kindergarten through Grade 8: $8,250 7:30am-3:30pm

Afterschool Care:
$4.50 per hour per child

Before School Care:
$2.50 per family per day if dropped off before 7:30am

To be determined by vendor.
For the 2022-2023 school year, the cost is $4.25 for lunch, including a drink

Varies depending on family choice. Must be purchased through our vendor, Sir Walter. Anticipated cost is $225 per year, if purchasing new uniforms. Some used uniforms are also available at a discounted rate.

Graduation Fee:
$125 per eighth grade student

Deadline to reregister coming quickly!

reregistration for 2023-2024

It's time to secure your child's spot at St. Joseph Catholic School for the coming 2023-2024 school year! All current families should have received a link on Monday, January 9th to reregister. There are two steps to confirm that your child will be returning in the Fall:

1. Using the link provided, complete the online application. This must be done by Friday, January 27th at 3pm.

2. Watch for the registration fee of $250 per child to be scheduled for payment via FACTs on January 27th. This will automatically be charged to your FACTs account with scheduled payment for 1/27. If you do not intend to return, or need to request a payment plan to cover the registration fee, please email Mrs. Brown at sbrown@stjosephwhschool.org and expect an email reply. We can only confirm that your email was received if you receive a reply from Mrs. Brown.

Parent Volunteer hours and reregistration

  • To be considered "in good standing," all families must contribute (and log) 20 volunteer hours in Renweb. Only those students whose parents have contributed the full 20 hours will be accepted. Those parents who still need to contribute their hours may be placed on provisional acceptance pending the completion of the 20 volunteer hours. Please remember that volunteer hours are an expectation of all families of students at SJCS.

new students for 2023-2024

We are now accepting applications for new students to SJCS for the coming school year. By beginning the application process next week, it will allow families the opportunity to collect and submit all necessary paperwork before the 1st of February, when we will begin accepting new students.

If you know of anyone considering SJCS for their child next year, please encourage them to apply beginning on Monday. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

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box tops

SJCS recently received a check from Box Tops in the amount of $95.90. Thank you to all who scan their receipts for Box Tops. Every little bit helps!
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Nun Run

We are looking forward to our inaugural Nun Run this Saturday, January 21. Please be sure to use the discount code SJCS20 when registering. We hope you will consider joining us. The class with the highest participation will receive an ice cream party.
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First Communion Meeting

There will be a required First Communion parent and child sacramental preparation meeting on Monday, January 23 6:30-7:30pm in the Parish Center.

Calendar Changes

Please note that we have made a change to the school calendar! Parent Teacher Conferences, originally scheduled for April 13 and 14 have been rescheduled for April 19 and 20.

*April 13 and 14 will be a full, regular school day.

*School will dismiss at 2pm on Wednesday, April 19. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held from 2:30pm-6pm.

*School will dismiss at 2pm on Thursday, April 20. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

family movie night

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Friday, January 27th for Family Movie Night. We will be showing Encanto on the soccer field beginning at 6:30pm. This is always a fun night for the whole family. More information to be coming soon. Hope to see you there.
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catholic schools week masses

As is customary, students will read and carry up the gifts at all parish Masses on January 28 and 29th. If your child(ren) is interested in reading at one of the parish Masses that weekend, please email Mrs. Haas at thaas@stjosephwhschool.org.

Catholic Schools Week

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spaghetti dinner and catholic trivia

It's back! Catholic Trivia Night was so much fun last year, we are bringing it back and adding dinner! Please make plans to join us for Spaghetti Dinner and Catholic Trivia on Monday, January 30th at 6pm in the Parish Center. Please register by visiting: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084baaae2ea0f49-trivia1#/

It's a great time. All ages are welcome! You don't want to miss it!

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song requests

Coming to the Daddy Daughter Dance? We want your song requests! Email your requests to Ms. Keown at rkeown@stjosephwhschool.org. Can't wait to see you there.
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Gospel Reading this Sunday

When Jesus heard that John had been arrested,
he withdrew to Galilee.
He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea,
in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,
that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet
might be fulfilled:
Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles,
the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light,
on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death
light has arisen.

From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say,
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
He said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
At once they left their nets and followed him.
He walked along from there and saw two other brothers,
James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets.
He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father
and followed him.
He went around all of Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom,
and curing every disease and illness among the people.

-Mt 14:12-23


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St. Joseph Prayer

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. Amen.

St. Joseph Catholic School

Principal: Mrs. Haas

Assistant Principal: Mr. Reilly

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Insua

Canonical Administrator: Fr. Tim LaBo

Superintendent: Mr. Fortier