St. Joseph Catholic School News

February 10, 2023

Partnering with the Principal

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the ways that you are investing in your child's future. Thank you for sending them to St. Joe's, as you are providing them with a faith filled environment where the other families in the school have the same morals and values as you.

Thank you for sending them to St. Joe's, as you are investing in a strong sense of virtue, which transcends into positive behavior and character traits. Thank you for sending them to St. Joe's, as you are giving your children a solid academic program where they are learning the building blocks to be successful for years to come.

Thank you for sending your children to St. Joe's and for your continued confidence in all we have to offer from our wonderful staff to a safe school and everything in between. Finally, thank you for recommending the school and helping us spread the word of Jesus Christ through our words and actions to others who have not discovered the benefits of a Catholic education yet. We are blessed!


  • We look forward to seeing you at the Gala tonight.
  • The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.
  • Remember to charge your phone and bring it for bidding.
  • Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.


Thank you to everyone who has already registered their children for the various summer offerings. The registrations are still open and so are registrations for the child care program over the summer.

Please follow this link to register for a variety of tutoring, camps and summer care.


Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 16. There will be no school that day. Please use this link to register if you are interested in meeting with the teachers during this optional conference time.

Ms. Wenner will be available for questions that day. Mrs. Vance will not be in the building. Please call or email her if you have any questions or concerns.

Uniforms Required - Upcoming Wednesday Masses

Next week is a short week and Wednesday, February 15 is a MASS DAY. Students will be required to wear their uniforms on that Wednesday. There is an out of uniform on Tuesday, February 14 for St. Valentine's Day though. Please mark your calendars.

The following week on Wednesday, February 22nd it is Ash Wednesday and students will be required to wear their uniforms on that Wednesday as well.


Here are a few things you should know about TADS.

If you need a form for your 2022 taxes, login and go to reports. It is the last item on the bar above your account information. If you click on reports, there are options for printing what you need.

Financial Assistance and the Aim Higher Scholarship Application Deadline is fast approaching. If you plan to apply for either of these, please log into your TADS account and complete your applications before the February 22nd deadline.

If you are an Aim Higher Scholarship recipient already, please note, that you do need to complete the application each year to remain eligible.

February 20th, families will be charged the $200 re-enrollment fee per family for next year.


All of our St. Joseph's Boys and Girls Basketball Teams made the playoffs! Congratulations to our teams! The boys playoffs will begin the week of February 20th. The girls playoffs will follow. Please cheer on our teams!

5th grade boys - February 20th at 5:15pm at St. John's of Little Canada

6th grade boys - February 20th at 7:45pm at Maternity of Mary/St. Andrew

8th grade boys - February 22nd at 5:15pm at St. Joe's

Do you like baseball? Enjoy coaching? The STJ 5th-8th grade baseball team is looking for at least 2 coaches this spring. Open to STJ parents (even if you don’t have a player yet). Please reach out to Mr. Reyes if interested

Go Jaguars!


Thank you to the Home and School team for setting up the Jaguar Spot. We have a place for used uniforms and spirit wear to be sold throughout the year. If you have uniform pieces that are in good condition and your child has outgrown them, please send them to school.


The St. Joe's Home & School Association is pleased to announce the Gerten's Easter Plant Sale Fundraiser! The sale will run from Monday, February 6 until Thursday, March 2. 30% of all plant sales and 15% of gift card sales will go directly back to St. Joseph's School - so feel free to share with friends and family! Plants will be delivered to the school on Wednesday, April 5 and must be picked up that day.

How to order:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Store ID for St. Joseph's School: 506.

All orders must be placed by Thursday, March 2 at 10 PM and quantities are limited on fundraiser items! Please order early to ensure availability. Items that are sold out will be removed from the website.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP FROM SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5. Pick-ups will be available in the afternoon along with limited evening pick-ups.

Please contact Christina Mahady, Home & School President, with any questions.

Thank you for your support and happy shopping!

The St. Joe's Home & School Association


Famfare Kitchen is back in 2023 to give you a monthly night off from cooking while supporting our school! Did you know that 15% of all orders placed by our families will be donated back to the school.

Famfare Kitchen is owned and operated by two Midwestern moms, they provide hot, homemade, family-style meals which serve 4-6 people. Meals include an entrée, salad, sides and/or bread, prepared fresh, delivered hot and ready to eat! We also offer frozen meals, great for the weekend or another busy night during the week!

How it works: you can place your food orders by using our dedicated sign up link. On the day of our fundraiser you can pick up your meals at the school between 3:30pm and 4:00pm, go home and enjoy a hot meal without the mess or stress!

Give Back Night Date: Tuesday, 2/14

On the Menu: HOT: Homemade Chicken Alfredo // penne pasta, all-white chicken breast and tossed in homemade alfredo sauce with fresh green beans, Caesar salad and fresh bread

FROZEN: Ham and Hashbrown Bake with Fresh Oranges // great for any meal of the day - homemade cream sauce with hashbrowns, diced ham and onions topped with crunchy corn flakes and fresh oranges

Order by: 3pm on Monday, 2/13

Pick up: St. Joseph's Catholic School between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Order here:


During the Month of February, St. Joseph’s Preschoolers have been discussing how the

little things we do for others make a big difference, especially when we work TOGETHER.

To put this lesson into action, we will be inviting our entire school and their families to bring in

donations for Neighbors Inc. Food Shelf, in South St. Paul.

· Neighbors Inc. is a wonderful, non-profit social service agency.

· Student’s may bring their donations to their classrooms.

Monday, February 13th through Tuesday, February 28th

· We will be collecting food and personal care items

THE NEED: Neighbors Inc encourages involvement of your child if you are donating.

Perhaps have them help choose kid-friendly, favorite food or snacks. Beyond that,

currently Neighbors Inc.’s greatest needs are:


peanut butter, soup, oatmeal, canned fruit, pancake mix/syrup, jelly, canned meats,

rice, masa flour, cooking oil and canned corn (or any other non-perishable food)


bar soap, shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpaste, deodorant, Kleenex, feminine care

products, diapers and toilet paper (or any other helpful items)

Mark Your Calendar


  • February 14 - Wear St. Valentine's Day colors (Red, white, pink, purple)


  • February 16 - NO SCHOOL Conferences 9 - 6 p.m.

  • February 17 - 20 - NO SCHOOL Presidents' Day Weekend

  • February 22 - Ash Wednesday - UNIFORMS REQUIRED!

  • March 3 - End of Second Trimester

  • March 6 - Begin Trimester 3

  • March 8 - Home & School Meeting 6:30 p.m.

  • March 10 - Report Cards released at 4:00 p.m.

  • March 17 - Donuts with Dads

  • March 19 - Feast of St. Joseph

  • March 21 - SAC Meeting

  • March 24 - NO SCHOOL - Workshops

  • March 27 - 31 - NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK

St. Joseph's Catholic School

St. Joseph's Catholic School educates students through faith formation, academic excellence and the development of virtue to be disciples of Christ.

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