Peek at the Week
St. Joseph School, Round Lake, Illinois
The Kids Heart Challenge is Here!
If you haven't already, please register for our school team at heart.org/kidsheartchallenge or by searching Kids Heart Challenge in the app store on your mobile device. Our students are learning all about what they can do to keep their hearts healthy, take their own health challenge and learn how they can help others by collecting donations for the American Heart Association. We are a healthy and service-minded school/community.
Thank you for supporting the physical and emotional well being of our students and the American Heart Association.
Please mark your calendars with the following dates and reminders:
January 18: Empower Illinois Applications Open; an email will be sent to you with instructions. Please contact Maria Tellez for help with uploading your documents. :)
January 19: Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest grades 5-8, 9AM-12PM @SJS Gym
January 21: MLK Jr. Day-No School
January 22: Mass @9:30 AM
January 25: Bowling or Bouncy House Field Trip forms and money due today!!
January 27: All School Family Mass @9:30 am; wear your uniform to earn a special incentive from Mrs. Rybarczyk
January 27: Open House @ SJS School-Come visit our school and meet our teachers 10:30am-12:00pm
January 27: Book Fair All Are Welcome!
Catholic Schools Week: January 27-Feb 2 (info below)
February 8: Staff Development-No School
Por favor marque sus calendarios con las siguientes fechas y recordatorios:
18 de Enero: Aplicaciones de Empower Illinois abiertas; Se le enviará un correo electrónico con instrucciones. Póngase en contacto con Maria Tellez para obtener ayuda con la carga de sus documentos. :)
19 de Enero: Concurso de tiro libre de Caballeros de Colón, grados 5-8, 9 AM-12PM @SJS Gym
21 de Enero: Día de MLK Jr.-No hay clases
27 de Enero: Misa familiar de toda la escuela a las 9:30 am; use su uniforme para ganar un incentivo especial de la Sra. Rybarczyk
Semana de las Escuelas Católicas: del 27 de Enero al 2 de Febrero. Más información para seguir.
8 de Febrero: Desarrollo del personal-No hay clases
Three Kings Raffle and Brunch
Here are the raffle winners:
$2500 GRAND Prize Winner: Candy Dominguez
$500 2nd Prize Winner: Julissa Gamino
$500 3rd Prize Winner: Roy Schnur
$500 4th Prize Winner: Israel Moncivais
Baby It's Cold Outside
Counseling at St. Joseph School
Virtue of the Month
Theme: 1806 Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it; "the prudent man looks where he is going." Keep sane and sober for your prayers. Prudence is "right reason in action," writes St. Thomas Aquinas, following Aristotle. It is not to be confused with timidity or fear, nor with duplicity or dissimulation. It is called auriga virtutum (the charioteer of the virtues); it guides the other virtues by setting rule and measure. It is prudence that immediately guides the judgment of conscience. The prudent man determines and directs his conduct in accordance with this judgment. With the help of this virtue we apply moral principles to particular cases without error and overcome doubts about the good to achieve and the evil to avoid.
FAMILY: As a family discuss ways to break free from the Vices and live a life of virtue
SCHOOL: Catholic Schools Week service project-Kids Heart Health Challenge
Bingo tables set-up and take-down volunteers for this Saturday
Table set up:
01/12: Diaz Family
01/12: Cervantes Family
St. 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 toward your tuition for completing this job. Call Sylvia at the main office for more details. :)
Week 2 position had been filled!! Thank you!
1. Marcelina Gonzalez
2. Elba Flores
3. Elba Flores
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.
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.
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