St. Joseph School

Round Lake, Illinois

Important Dates:

  • Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • September 30: Family Mass; All are Welcome!

  • October 1: World Day of Bully Prevention; It's a modified uniform day if you wear blue. (Wear your school pants/skirt with a blue shirt/sweater).

  • October 2: All School Prayer Service @9:30- Students please wear your school church attire

  • October 8: No School - Columbus Day

  • October 9: no bus

  • October 17: Picture retakes for students who were absent on picture day or who need to retake their pictures. Students may wear dress-up clothing.

  • October 25 & 26: no bus

  • October 26: Classroom Halloween Parties and Parade

  • November 2: No School-Staff Development

  • November 4: Carmel Catholic High School Open House: Noon-3pm

  • December 1: Carmel Catholic High School Entrance Exam: 8am-11:45am

  • Fechas importantes:

  • 30 de Septiembre: Misa Familiar

  • 1 de Octubre: Dia Mundial de la prevencion de la intimidacion (Bully); Es un dia de uniforme modificado si te pones azul. ( Use los pantalones/falda de uniforme con una camisa/sueter azul.)

  • 2 de Octubre: Servicio de Oracion Escolar a las 9:30 - Estudiantes por favor usen su vestuario de misa escolar.

  • 8 de Octubre: No hay clases - Columbus Day

  • 9 de Octubre: No autobus

  • 17 de Octubre: retoma de fotografias para los estudianes que estuvieron ausentes el dia de la foto o que necesitan retomas. Los estudiantes pueden usar ropa de vestir.

  • 25 y 26 de Octubre: No autobus

  • 26 de Octubre: fiestas y desfile de Halloween

  • 2 de Noviembre: No hay clases - desarrollo de personal escolar

  • 4 de Noviembre: Casa abierta de Carmel Catholic High School - mediodia - 3pm

  • 1 de Diciembre: Examen de ingreso a Carmel Catholic High School - 8am a 11:45am

  • Student Council Officers

    Congratulations to the following Student Council Officers for the 2018-2019 school year:

    President: Nayary Huizar

    Vice President: Izetta Sanchez

    Secretary: Jorge Morales

    Treasurer: Kenneth Duron

    Public Relations: Giselle Mercado

    We’d like to congratulate our 2018-1019 St. Joseph Student Council Officers.

    Our President is Nayary Huizar. Nayary is a sixth-grade student who enjoys reading and volleyball. Nayary loves to serve her parish community by helping out at extra events, serving as an altar server, and just last year, she raised money for the parish by being a part of the Fiesta Patrias Queen celebration. Nayary raised enough money to earn her an honorable mention for 4th place. Nayary loves her school and wants to make it the best place it can be for students and staff. We look forward to seeing all that Nayary will do in her position as Student Council President.

    The position of Vice-President goes to Izetta Sanchez. Izetta is a seventh-grade student who loves to read and help her classmates. She is also a member of the volleyball team. Izetta enjoys working with the younger students, playing games and reading them stories. Izetta would like to see the students become involved in many activities to celebrate our school.

    Jorge Morales was elected to the position of Secretary. Jorge is a sixth-grade student who loves sports and staying active. He has been involved in Student Council in the past and enjoys helping his classmates. Jorge wants to bring back activities that unite the student body. You can always find Jorge in a group; he will be the one with a smile on his face.

    The position of Treasurer goes to Kenneth Duron. Kenneth is a sixth-grade student who loves to stay active and be involved in all types of sports. Kenneth loves serving his school community. He has a passion for math, so the position of Treasurer is perfect for him. Kenneth enjoys a good laugh with his classmates and always has a positive outlook. He served as a Student Council Representative in the past, so he brings experience to the position. Kenneth can be counted on to bring money sense to Student Council.

    Giselle Mercado, a sixth-grade student, is the Publicity Director for Student Council. Giselle has served has a Student Council Representative in the past, so she brings experience to the position. Giselle loves to read and is a member of the volleyball team. She enjoys helping her classmates and wants to bring fun activities to our school. Giselle also serves her parish community by being an altar server. She can often be found creating a fun, friendly environment for those around her.

    Congratulations to our Student Council Officers. Go Chargers!

    We’d also like to thank Nehemiah Yazzie, Fatima Flores, and Elizabeth Thompson for helping to create an exciting election. We look forward to seeing these individuals take an active part in helping out our Student Council.

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    Athletics Fundraiser

    Students participating in girls volleyball and boys soccer will be responsible for selling chocolate bars for $1 each. The money will be used to purchase athletic equipment for St. Joseph School.

    Do you work in an office? Would you be able to take a few bars or a box of candy bars into your office? Contact Mrs. Ortega or Mrs. Tellez if you are able to help us with this fundraiser. Parents, please return the envelope with the $60 to the main office by November 12 or sooner.

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    Virtue of the Month

    October: HOPE

    CCC 1817: Hope is the theological virtue by which we desire the kingdom of heaven and eternal life as our happiness, placing our trust in Christ's promises and relying not on our own strength, but on the help of the grace of the Holy Spirit. "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful." "The Holy Spirit . . . he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life."

    FAMILY CONNECTION: choose a Psalm to learn to either sing or pray about the virtue of hope and use this month of life to pray a rosary as a family

    SCHOOL: Pray the rosary as a school.

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    Attention 3-8 grade new students!!!

    New students to St. Joseph interested in making 1st Holy Communion, please send a note to school or call the office at 847-546-1720 and we will add your name to our master list. More information to follow. Classes will begin soon!

    Health Requirements for the 2018-2019 School Year

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    Bingo Volunteers for September 29th, 2018

    1. Grace Fernandez

    2. Grace Fernandez

    3. Veronica M.

    Parents are required to work 2 Bingo's per student.

    Thank you for your service and kindness.

    Lunch Orders

    Reminder: November lunches have been ordered. If you did not order, please make sure to pack a lunch for your child/children.

    Legion of Mary

    For those ages 8-18

    Meeting, Sunday at 11:00am

    Meets in Convent Building

    Contact: Carol Stitt 847-231-2413

    The Purpose of the Junior Legion of Mary is to help its members grow in holiness by a regiment of prayer and works.

    Volunteer hours for the 2018-2019 School Year

    Bingo sign-ups for the 2018-2019 school year have begun. Please contact the main office to schedule your volunteer hours. If you want to volunteer in our school you must be Virtus trained. Please contact the main office with any questions.

    A total of 26 volunteer hours will be required for the 2018-2019 school year.

    VFW Writing Contest for grades 6-8

    Dress Code Reminder

    Virtus Training Sessions here at SJS

    Training Dates at St. Joseph School (Spots are very limited, sign-up fast)

    10/4/18 at 7pm in English

    Click the link below to sign up!

    Protecting God’s Children for Adults™/Virtus Training

    Protecting God's Children for Adults is training conducted by certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Two videos are the centerpiece of the training: A Time to Protect God's Children™ and A Plan to Protect God's Children™. The facilitators incorporate Archdiocesan policies and procedures into the training defining child sexual abuse, addressing the reporting of child sexual abuse, the screening and selection of employees and volunteers. The Virtus training program implements safety mechanisms that send a message to all abusers and potential abusers: Child Abuse is not tolerated. Children are vigilantly protected. Victims are listened to, heard, and shielded from further abuse. And offenders are identified and punished.” – Virtus Website

    All employees and all volunteers who work with children and young people must fulfill this compliance requirement. [Book II The People of God, Part I, Policy 603.3]

    St. Joseph School

    St. Joseph School, as part of St. Joseph Parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago, will spread the Good News to the families of the Round Lake area.