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Weekly Newsletter - May 10, 2018

He is risen! Alleluia!

Happy Easter!

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Our Motto: Teaching the Mind...Nourishing the Soul

Theme for the Year - Beauty

Mission Statement

St. Joseph Catholic School provides students with a safe and prayerful learning environment, enveloped by an intimate community of active and faithful families.

Revisiting this Bible Verse for our last Month of the year

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From the Principal

Happy Easter, everyone!

This Sunday will be the 7th Sunday of the Easter Season, which comes to a close on Sunday, May 20th at Pentecost Sunday. We are given 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday for the miracle of Easter Day to be absorbed. Today, is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. We will hear about His ascension into heaven during the readings at Mass on Sunday. As a child, I could easily image Jesus rising into the clouds of heaven. As an adult, this image still remains with me as something we are all hoping to experience one day. This is not the end, but just the beginning. We are not to see the Easter Season as over. We are to live as if it were Easter all the time. This is our challenge as Christians. I am thankful to be in a Catholic school where staff, faculty, students, and parents all work together for the greater glory of God!

In Christ's Service,

Diane Price

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Our Frassati Award namesake...

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toward the top!

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Quotes to Ponder

So great was my joy in God that I took no heed of looking at the angels and the saints, because all their goodness and all their beauty was from Him and in Him.

- St. Angela of Foligno

Take a beautiful soul as your model and walk in its footsteps at all costs.

-St. Joseph Marello

At St. Joseph Catholic School, we are striving to become missionary disciples by bringing others to Christ, through the recognition of what is beautiful around us each and every day, and reflecting that beauty in our actions.

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Latin and Greek Root Challenge

This week is a review week.

Action Needed: Choose a FACTS Payment Plan

The business office is preparing tuition invoices for the upcoming school year. If you have not completed a FACTS payment plan, you need to do so now. You can find the link in your Parentsweb account. Click on the FACTS link and then the FACTS Home link.

Points to note:

  1. All families need to have a FACTS payment plan on file. If you intend to make a one time payment, you can set-up a one time payment plan. You will incur no fees if you choose this option. You will no longer have to remember to send a check to the school office. The amount will be debited from the account you enter in the system. If your family has made special arrangements with the school office, please disregard. If you feel your family needs special consideration, please contact the school office asap so arrangements can be made. If you do not contact the school office and you do not have a plan on file with FACTS, the business office does not have a way to bill you for your tuition therefore your child(ren) are not fully registered for the upcoming school year. Please take a couple of minutes to create the plan.
  2. You can still pay a portion of the tuition upfront. The deadline to make this payment is MAY 15th. You will need to send a check to the school office on or before this date. Payments received after his date will not be reflected in the Payment Assessment Fee. Please contact Mary Lewis at 817-419-6800 with any questions or concerns.
  3. If you have not completed the reenrollment process, please contact the business office asap to make arrangements for tuition payment after the deadline.

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • Friday, May 11th is Field Day! You may also drop off garage sale items. Please see the Thursday Folder for more important details on both.

  • Wednesday, May 16th will be the last school Mass for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • The last day of school will be May 25th with parties and a noon dismissal.

  • Time to order Yearbooks! The deadline is May 25th. You will need to enter our St. Joseph Yearbook ID Code: 9390518 when using this link to order:

  • On June 7th at 8:00 pm come out to Levitt Pavilion for a FREE family movie night, as we sing-a-long to "Frozen"! Check out the Thursday Folder for details.

  • If you are an Amazon customer, please use Amazon Smile! We receive a donation from Amazon when you shop. Go to: to participate. Thank you!

  • If you know a St. Joseph Catholic School alumni, please let them know we are looking to stay in contact, and would love to hear how they are doing. See the notice in our alumni section of "The Page" below. Thank you!

  • Don't think Box Tops matter even over the summer? They do! Just by clipping these from the items our families use everyday, the school received a check for $409.80! We will be receiving one more check before the school year is over. Please save these for us! Imagine if everyone did this, how much we could receive.

Home and School Association (HSA)

  • On Friday, May 11th at 8:00 am, come join HSA in the library to plan for our annual gala, AK2R 2018! We need your help to make this event happen. Thank you! (More details in the Thursday Folder.)

  • Don't forget to clip box tops all during the summer months. We will start the process all over again come this August. Thank you to everyone taking the time to do this for the school!

  • Looking for uniform pieces? Need to sell some pieces your child has outgrown? There is a Facebook page for that: SJCS Online Uniform Resale.

  • It's never too late to join the HSA! Come by the school office to pick up a form. The dues are $15.00 which are used to support the school.

car line observations

  • Please do not disregard the cones that are placed around the parking lots. These are provided to help keep our students safe.

  • It is very important that cars are not left unattended in the car line. Please park your car in the large lot beside the field if you need to leave your vehicle.

  • Please remember that if you are walking your child into the school building, you are to park in the large lot in front of the field. Foot traffic should not be occurring in the very front parking lot, even though there is a defined crosswalk. It is dangerous to be walking between the cars.

  • For the safety of all, please be aware of your speed as you move through the parking lots.

  • Please be patient with friends and extended family members who drop off and pick up students. Many times they have not been informed of the proper way to navigate the car line. We do reach out to families after arrival and dismissal who seem to not understand the car line pattern.

  • If you have a friend or extended family member picking up your child, please take a minute to explain the procedures to them. Please reference the diagram. Thank you!

  • We would ask that a cell phone not be in your hand while driving in the car line. We all know it only takes one sudden distraction to alter lives forever.


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Congratulations to Adam Kelson, our May-8th Grade Student of the Month! You are a missionary disciple.
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Congratulations to Hoang Long Phan for being named the Summer 2018-8th Grade Student! We are very proud of you! Thank you for representing our school over the summer months.
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May Crowning

We began the Month of Mary by honoring her with the beauty of flowers!

Alumni news

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Congratulations to Knight alumni Leo Rodriguez (son of 3rd grade teacher, Mr. Rodriguez) , Aaron Bryant, and Jacob Huffman for being inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society on May 8th at Nolan Catholic High School. These students have shown exceptional strengths in music, academics, and service to others!

Calling all SJCS Alumni!

All SJCS Alumni, we want to hear from you, and to share any news you have with the rest of the Knight Community! Please send us your address, phone number, and email address so we may keep in touch. Please send your information to Monica Hurtado at

Do you have any information you would like to share with the entire Knight Community? We would love that as well! Please send your news to

Once a Knight - Forever a Knight!

A Summer Camp Opportunity at NCHS

My name is Ray Depta. For those of you who do not know me, I am the Head Coach of the robotics team at Nolan Catholic High School, the Robo Vikes.

Each summer we hold a summer camp for upcoming 6-8th graders. This summer it will be here at Nolan on June 4-8th from 9:00 am - 12 noon.

Link to sign up:


Robotics Camp

Cost $125.00

June 4th to June 8th / Monday thru Friday

Grades: 6 - 8 (LIMIT 20 MAX)

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Sr. Mary Anthony Nguyen, OP and Sr. Maria Theresa Pham, OP

Are you in need of prayers?

The St. Joseph School Community would be honored to pray for you. Please send all prayer requests to this email address:

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish

  • The St. Joseph Parish Expo-Carnival is happening Saturday, April 28th on the church and school grounds. See the Thursday Folder for details. Come join the fun!

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is occurring after daily Mass in the Chapel until 5:45pm. Come spend some time with our Lord.

  • Please enjoy this link to a lovely article in the North Texas Catholic about the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Fr. Kelley:

St. Joseph Parish Conference:

Fullness of truth Conference-July 13th and 14th

Fullness of Truth invites you to their “Dynamic, Contagious Catholics!: Bringing Loved Ones Back to the Fullness of Truth”conference, at St. Joseph Catholic Community in Arlington, Texas, July 13th & 14th, 2018. Renown speakers include: FR. MITCH PACWA (EWTN); DR. MARCELLINO D’AMBROSIO (Crossroads Initiative); JESSE ROMERO (Radio Host), and SALLY ROBB (Author). You can't keep the faith unless you give it away! That's a fact. To be a Christian is to be an evangelizer, and when the Catholic Church calls us to a "New Evangelization", that's simply a reminder of what's always been true, and to which we've been sacramentally called. The great news is this: YOU CAN DO IT- you can become a "contagious" unifying messenger of love and truth - and our dynamic conference will show you how! No need for some deep, new knowledge, and you certainly don't need to master a new set of skills. You've already been equipped because evangelization for Catholics, is simply active love and friendship raised up to the highest level. Together, we will enter into a deeper friendship with Christ, and you'll simply want to share this gift of companionship and joy daily with a wider circle of friends and family. Bring them into the Fullness of Truth, Love and Grace of the Catholic Church!

Register ONLINE HERE! & for more details, visit: or call toll free: 877.218.7884 or 877.21.TRUTH.


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