St. Joseph School
Round Lake, Illinois
Three Kings Raffle Tickets
Holly Jolly Christmas Party!
Friday, December 21, 2018 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Please send in $3.00 by December 17th to cover the cost of the party.
If you would like to send in extra treats you may do so.
We always love having parents help out. If you are interested in helping with the party you must have completed the volunteer process. If you have any questions please feel free to call the office.
Please mark your calendars with the following dates and reminders:
December 17: $3.00 Christmas party money due today
December 19: Confessions for grades 3-8 @ 9:30am
December 19: Three Kings Raffle Tickets due today
December 21: Classroom Christmas Parties at 12:00pm; Early Dismissal @1:00pm; No bus service; No after school care today
December 24-January 7: Christmas Break! Enjoy!
January 6: Three Kings; volunteers needed email Maria @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help
January 8: School Resumes. Welcome Back!
January 10: Empower Illinois Scholarship Check Event at SJS @ 6:00pm.
January 15: Empower Illinois Time Stamp Event @6:30pm. Applications open up online at 7pm
17 de Diciembre: $3 para las fiestas de Navidad
19 de Diciembre: Confesiones para los grados 3-8
19 de Diciembre: Entrega de boletos de Rifa de los Tres Reyes
21 de Diciembre: Fiestas de Navidad en los salones a las 12pm; Salida temprana a la 1pm; No servicio de autobus; No guarderia
24 de Diciembre - 8 de Enero: Vacaciones de Navidad
6 de Enero: Rifa de Tres Reyes; Se necesitan voluntarios para este evento, por favor contacte a Maria (email@example.com) si puede ayudar
8 de Enero: Regreso a clases. Bienvenidos!
10 de Enero: Presentacion de fondos de Empower Illinois en el salon comunitario a las 6pm.
15 de Enero: Evento Para Apartar su Lugar de Empower Illinois a las 6:30pm. Las solicitudes se abren en linea a las 7pm.
Students Please Dress for the Weather
Please be sure to fill out the registration form, and concussion form. Sports physicals are required to participate.
Preschool Club Sign-up Sheet
Counseling at St. Joseph School
St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive
The Thanksgiving food drive was a huge success!!! Please continue to bring in food from the list below for the Christmas food drive.St. Vincent de Paul is having a food drive and needs our help! Each student is asked to bring in one food item from the list below to their classroom. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets will be assembled and donated to families in need. Please consider donating today. Teachers will have boxes in their classroom to collect the food donations.
Virtue of the Month
CCC 1822: Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.
FAMILY CONNECTION: work together to help those in need; PADS, Food Pantry, or donate to a toy drive
SCHOOL: Worlds Finest Chocolate and St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive.
Bingo tables set-up and take-down volunteers for this Saturday
Table set up:
12/15: Lorena Diaz
12/29: Vianney Gomez
01/05: Oneida Huizar
12/15: Estefanye Cervantes
12/29: Volunteers Needed
01/05: Lorena DiazSt. Joseph School is in the need of parents to take down the bingo tables during week 4 of each month. You will receive a credit towards your tuition for completing this job. Call Sylvia at the main office for more details. :)
Week 2 position had been filled!! Thank you!
1. Angel Schnur
2. Angel Schnur
3. Maria Vidaca
1. Jennifer Sotelo
2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
3. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
1. Marcelina Gonzalez
2. Maria Vidaca
3. Volunteer Needed
Please see Louise upon arrival at 4:00 p.m. for instructions as to what your job will be for the evening. Please phone Louise if you have a question or concern. 847-857-8235
Parents are required to work 2 Bingo's per student.
Thank you for your service and kindness.
Lunch Orders/Upgrade in the process
Information sheets were sent home today! Contact Ms. Judy for help with the new process.
Starting in December FSP lunch orders will be placed online. Ordering for January will begin in December and remain open until December 15. Parents can use their smart phones, tablets, or a computer. It is a very user friendly program, and if parents need help to register or order, Judy will be available to help. More information to follow...
Reminder: November lunches have been ordered. If you did not order, please make sure to pack a lunch for your child/children.
Volunteer hours for the 2018-2019 School Year
We are looking for a few parents to do playground duty during the school day from 11-11:30 or 11:30 -12:00. Please contact the main office if you would like to help.
A total of 26 volunteer hours will be required for the 2018-2019 school year.
Addendums to the Saint Joseph School handbook
Attendance RequirementsDaily school attendance is compulsory in the State of Illinois for children 6 through 16 years of age. Therefore, students enrolled in grades K-8 at St. Joseph School are required to attend school daily.
The responsibility for compliance with the law and the school's policy belongs to the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the child.
The school is responsible for keeping an accurate record of each student's daily attendance.
The attendance record is placed in the student's permanent file each school year.
Adoption of Office of Catholic School Policies and Procedures
St. Joseph School operates under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Therefore, St. Joseph School adopts in whole all policies set forth in the Educational Policy Manual for the School Administrators published by the Office of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The school administrator, faculty and governance board are required to follow all policies of the Archdiocese. Additional local policies may be developed to govern the operation of the school but may not be contrary to those set policies and procedures established by the Chicago Archdiocese.
Dress Code Reminder
Parents/Teachers/Staff, please forward this letter to anyone who may be willing to make a donation to our school! Huge opportunity for SJS!
Dear Generous Supporter,
St. Joseph School is grateful to you for supporting the advancement of Catholic school education. I am writing about a unique opportunity for Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools. In August 2017, the State of Illinois passed a bill to create a tax credit scholarship program, “Invest in Kids,” that is mutually beneficial to students and donors. It provides a 75 percent Illinois state income tax credit to individuals and corporations that contribute money to fund scholarships for students to attend private schools. Illinois students from low-income families may use these scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice, including the more than 200 Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools in Cook and Lake Counties.
Donors who are passionate about school choice have contributed more than $46 million to the program statewide this year. To further their impact by increasing the funds available for scholarships next year, several donors have partnered with Empower Illinois and the Archdiocese to create a matching gift pool.
· Every dollar donated to this program between December 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019, and designated to a school operated by the Archdiocese of Chicago, will be matched with two dollars from this pool (limitations apply). The program will end when all matching funds have been depleted or on February 28, 2019, whichever comes first.
· When you take into account the 75% tax credit you receive on the donation and this match, a donation of $5,000 will have a net cost to you of $1,250 and will provide $15,000 in scholarships for low-income families.
• After April 1, 2019, any matching gift program funds that are not awarded at a designated school will be reallocated to low-income students at schools with unmet demand.
• Donors who would like to receive the tax credit for their 2018 taxes should begin the process prior to December 14, 2018 to ensure they have enough time to make their gift by December 31, 2018.
Join us in supporting Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools and provide more children a quality Catholic school education. Contact the Tax Credit Scholarship Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.534.2617 today.
St. Joseph School, Principal