Eagle's Eye Newsletter

December 19, 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.

Advent Service Project

Thank you to everyone who supported our Advent Service Project!

Fourth Grade Hosts Mass

Thank you to the Fourth Graders who hosted the 10:00am Mass last Sunday!

2:00pm Dismissal

Friday, December 20 will be a 2:00 dismissal day. We will be singing Christmas Carols in the church at 1:30pm.

Dress-Down Day

Friday, December 20 will be a dress-down day for anyone who brings in a food item for the Catholic Charities Food Pantry.

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Christmas Break

Friday, December 20 will be the last day of school for the Christmas Break. School will resume on Monday, January 6.

Christmas Programs

Thank you to our drama director, Ms. McGillin; our pianist Mrs. Jitka Cinibulk, and our musical director Mrs. James!

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Miss Nellie and Miss Sarah!

Help Wanted

St. Joseph Catholic Church is looking for a bilingual receptionist. For information, contact ewaterman@stjosephwh.org

Save the Date!

Our concert choir will be singing the National Anthem at the Lakeland Tropics game on January 25, 2020. This will be a televised game, and the owner of the team wants to have the stands packed with SJCS people.

Hurricane Make-Up Day

Our next hurricane make-up day will be on January 9th. This day is currently scheduled as a 12:00 dismissal day. This will now be a full day of school.

Grandparents Day – Save the Date

Grandparents Day will be on Friday, January 31! SJCS loves our grandparents!

Gala Baskets

The Gala committee is looking forward to our Taste of Achievement Gala on February 29th. Each class is responsible for putting together a basket, (collected by each room mom) for the silent auction. We want to give you this information early to give you the opportunity to start looking for items while you are out doing your holiday shopping. If you have questions for what type of items are needed for the basket, please reach out to your room parent and they will give you a wish list for the basket. If you want to send in items, please label them with your class information for the office, and let your room parent know. The items are due by February 14.

Class basket list:

  • Prek3 Coffee Basket
  • Prek4A You Miss all the Shots you don’t Take
  • Prek4B American Girl
  • Prek4C Kids in the Kitchen
  • KA Fun in the Sun
  • KB Camping
  • 1A Mad for Martinis
  • 1B Crayola Basket
  • 2A Lego Basket
  • 2B Cooks Night Out
  • 3A As Seen on TV
  • 3B Gardening Basket
  • 4A Craft Cricut Crazy
  • 4B Winter Haven
  • 5A Lottery
  • 5B Wine Basket
  • 6A Golf Basket
  • 6B Everything but the Kitchen Sink
  • 7A Corn Hole
  • 7B Crockpot/Cooking
  • 8A All About Me
  • 8B Stock the Bar

SJCS 5K Run for Unity

The 2nd Annual SJCS Run for Unity will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Every student who participates will receive a dress down pass. In addition the class the with the most participation (can be students, parents, friends, etc.) will be able to choice the activity in the next Gym class. We are also looking for sponsors if you are interested please see the sponsor form below and reach out to Leslie Martin (lmartin@cds-net.com) or Katie Collany (katie@collany.com) with any questions. Thank you for your support of the SJCS Booster Club!

SJCS 5K Run for Unity

Please consider being a sponsor

St. Joseph Catholic School is hosting the 2nd annual ‘5K run/walk for Unity’. This event will be held January 25, 2020 at SJCS, 535 Avenue M NW, Winter Haven, FL. All the proceeds will benefit the SJCS Booster Club.

We have two levels of sponsorship.

$500 – platinum sponsor

Includes Logo on back of race t-shirts

Banner prominently displayed at finish line

Name on Sponsor board at event

$200 – gold sponsor

Includes Logo on back of race t-shirts

Name on Sponsor board at event

Thank you for your consideration and support of this great cause.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Registration: 7:00 5K Run/Walk: 8:00

Race Location: Saint Joseph Catholic School 535 Avenue M NW, Winter Haven. FL 33881

Awards: Top 3 male & female receive medal for 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 & over

Proceeds: Benefit Saint Joseph Catholic School Athletics

Entry Cost Information (includes T-shirt): $25.00 adults / $20.00 students

$30.00 after 1/13

Results & Timing by FITniche Events ChronoTrack

Register online at FITniche.com or return completed form with a check (Payable to Saint Joseph Catholic School Boosters)

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Save the Date!

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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.


St. Joseph Catholic School

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

Diocese of Orlando Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Henry Fortier