Eagle's Eye Newsletter

October 24, 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.

No SLA Lunch Tomorrow

SLA will not be providing lunch on the day of the Fall Fest. All students will need to bring a lunch on Friday, October 25th.

2:00 Dismissal/No Aftercare Tomorrow

Parents are reminded that aftercare is not offered the day of the Fall Fest, November 2nd. All students must be picked up at 2pm. Parents will need to park and pick their child(ren) up from the classroom. Aftercare late fees will be charged for any student who has not been picked up by 2:30pm PreK aftercare will be available from 12pm-2pm.

Pep Rally and Volleyball Game

On Friday, October 25th at 1:00pm, we will have our Fall Pep Rally. At the pep rally, we will introduce the boys’ soccer and girls’ volleyball teams. The teachers will play the varsity girls volleyball team in a fun volleyball game.

Dress Down Day/Orange for Cystic Fibrosis

In loving memory of Carrie and Neil Haas, children of Mrs. Polkowski, who passed away from Cystic Fibrosis, our school is invited to dress in orange tomorrow (Friday, October 25). $1 suggested donation will be donated towards research and advancements in finding a cure for CF.

Sweets with Santa Meeting

The Sweets with Santa committee needs volunteers. There will be a meeting for anyone interested in helping out on Tuesday, October 29 in the Parish Center immediately following morning carline.

Gala Meeting

The Gala is our largest fundraiser and requires lots of planning and volunteers. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, October 29 at 8:30am in the Parish Center for all those who can help.

Trunk or Treat

Parents needed to decorate their trunks and hand out candy for our annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 31

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Halloween

Please remember that Halloween celebrations vary across grade levels. Students will still be participating in normal classes throughout much of the day. Parents are asked to please refrain from sending in treats unless it is prearranged with the homeroom teacher. Additionally, for those students who are wearing costumes, students are not permitted to carry any accessories for their costumes. Thank you for your support with this.

All Saints Day Mass

Please remember that all students in PreK 4 through grade 8 will attend mass on Friday, November 1 in celebration of All Saints Day! Fourth graders will lead us in our celebration of All Saints and will host an All Saints Day Wax Museum following mass. Students should wear mass uniforms on Thursday this coming week instead of Wednesday.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Mr. Proctor, middle school religion and math teacher!

Socktober

Our Student Service Council collected a mountain of socks for Socktober! Thank you to all who donated socks for the homeless.

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Red Ribbon Week

St. Joseph Catholic School will celebrate National Red Ribbon Week October 28th through November 1st. Student Service Council has designated the following dress days for our school community:

  • Monday, October 28th: My Future is Drug Free! Wear a college shirt or professional dress
  • Tuesday, October 29th: Be Bright; Don’t use drugs! Wear neon/bright colors.
  • Wednesday, October 30th: Bring $1.00 for drug rehabilitation and dress down.

  • Thursday, October 31st: Go Crazy! You are Drug Free! Wear your craziest outfit
  • Friday, November 1: Band Together Against Drugs. You may put on a bandanna after Mass along with your Mass uniform

Thank You Sixth Grade!

Sixth grade students did a great job hosting the 11:45 Mass last Sunday!

Hydroponics Club

Our Hydroponics Club had their first “harvest” and then enjoyed delicious salads!

Veteran’s Day

To honor all those who have served our country, we will be having a Veteran’s Day recognition program on Monday, November 11th. We are in need of your pictures showing your loved ones who have served or are currently serving in the military. Please send these to Ms. McGillin at kmcgillin@stjosephwhschool.org no later than Thursday, November 7th along with the student’s name, veteran’s name, and relationship.

Parent Volunteers Needed

Two fingerprinted parents are needed at the Sunday 11:45am Masses to do the collection. If you are interested, please contact Laurie Spang at lspang@stjosephwh.org.

Children’s Choir

The Church Children’s Choir needs members. Practices are each Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00pm in the Parish Center Music Room. For more information, contact Jitka Cinibulk at jcinibulk@stjosephwh.org.

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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.

Amen

St. Joseph Catholic School

Pastor: Rev. Jimson Varghese, S.D.V.

Diocese of Orlando Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Henry Fortier