Eagle's Eye Newsletter

September 5, 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.
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Due to Hurricane Dorian, the walk-a-thon has been moved to Friday, September 13. This event is sponsored by the St. Joseph Catholic School PTO and is a fundraiser/community building event that will highlight the student’s health and the importance of their school. Please consider sponsoring our students. Go to https://app.99pledges.com/fund/walkathonSJCS to make a general donation or a pledge for a specific student if you know the student’s name, teacher, and grade.

Middle School Let Your Light Shine Date Moved

We are looking forward to our first Let Your Light Shine of the year. Middle school will present Let Your Light Shine after mass on Wednesday, September 11th. All are welcome to join us.

Collections for the Bahamas/Dress Down Day

We will be collecting items for the people of the Bahamas who were devastated by Hurricane Dorian. This collection is being organized through Catholic Charities, and they will be collecting these items between now and Friday, September 27. We will be having a Dress Down day next Friday, September 13 for anyone who brings in one of the items or $1.00.

  • Canned goods (pop tops)
  • Manual Can Openers
  • First Aid Kits (2,000)
  • Large Trash Bags (2,000)
  • Mosquito repellent cream (10,000)
  • Non-perishable dry goods (food, cereal)
  • Dry rice and beans (1 pound bags)
  • Air beds (twin and double)
  • Blankets
  • Baby Supplies (wipes, canned juice, baby food, diapers, formula)
  • Flashlights (battery, solar)
  • Toilet paper and hand towels
  • Bath soap
  • Bath towels
  • Large Tupperware type storage containers (20gallon) loose items can be packet in these.

PTO Meeting and Family Math Night

All parents are encouraged to make plans to join us for our PTO General Meeting and Family Math Night on Tuesday, September 10 at 6pm. There will be a 30 minute presentation for parents on bullying by a representative of the Holocaust Museum in Maitland. Students will meet teachers in the science lab and art room where they will enjoy games relating to math. The PTO meeting will be held in the parish center. Following the meeting, parents will join their children to enjoy math games.

Blue Mass for First Responders

Bishop Noonan will celebrate the Blue Mass for first responders on Friday, September 27th at 12:10pm at the St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. We are looking for students who can represent SJCS by attending this mass with their first responder parent/relative. This will be considered a field trip, students will not be marked absent. However, transportation will not be provided. If your child is interested in attending this very special mass, please contact Mr. Reilly at jreilly@stjosephwhschool.org.

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Spirit Night at Beef O’Brady’s

Please join us on Thursday, September 12 from 5:00pm-9:00pm for our Spirit Night at Beef O’Brady’s at 300 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Grade 7 to Host Mass

Our 7th graders will host the 4:30pm mass on Saturday, September 14. All students are invited to wear their mass uniforms to the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday. Students in their mass uniform may see Mrs. Insua after mass and receive a dress down pass.

Middle School FIRST Lego League Robotics Team Application Meeting

When? Tues, Sept 10 @ 3:30-4:00

Where? Mrs Harrison's room

Who? Middle School students

Join our second year of solving real-world challenges and building and programming robots to complete specialized missions. This year's City Shaper theme has us concentrating on tasks related to creating a better future through urban planning and renewal.

Meeting are regularly held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30. Students will be picked up at 4:30 at carline.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz after-school classes build on the universal popularity of LEGO bricks to deliver high quality educational play. Students construct a new model each week based on exciting themes from space to animals, to vehicles and more! Our Instructors lead a discussion related to that day's model, teaching concepts across a variety of subject areas and reinforcing the academic principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students develop team-building skills working with a partner on every build, and free-play time provides an opportunity to develop their creativity. Classes are open to grades K-5th. The first session begins September 10. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Girl Scouts

There will be meetings on Friday, September 6 and Friday, September 13 for all girls in kindergarten through eighth grade who are interested in joining girls scouts. The meetings will be held immediately after school on those days in FLC rooms 2 and 3. For more information, contact Angelica Herrera at 863-585-8636. Please see the attached flyer.

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PTO Corner

No More Clipping!!!

America's schools have earned over $913,000,000 with Box Tops since the program began in 1996! Check out how the NEW program works at BTFE.com and keep earning cash for SJCS!

Show us the BOX TOPS APP on your phone at the PTO meeting and you will earn a raffle ticket for a basket. See you at the meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 6pm in the Parish Center.

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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