Weekly Newsletter - January 23, 2020
celebrating 25 years of excellence in catholic education
Theme for the Year: Goodness
Our Mission and Vision Statements
St. Joseph Catholic School provides students with a safe and prayerful learning environment, enveloped by an intimate community of active and faithful families.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth are committed to opening the doors so that our students can reach further than the walls that would otherwise enclose them and therefore are able to recognize and cherish the eternal and transcendental goods of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
From the Principal
It's that time of year once again: Catholic Schools Week! This week marks the 46th anniversary year of celebrating Catholic education in the United States. Please check out what we have planned for the week. We hope all of our students and parents know how honored we are to be partnering with you at St. Joseph Catholic School. We see our role as a ministry, and want you to know it is our desire to grow your children in faith, wisdom, and virtue. Thank you for allowing us to walk this journey with you and your family.
In Christ's service,
Diane Price, M.Ed.L.
Goodness Bible Verse for January
New saintly quote to ponder
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. - St. Basil
Latin and greek roots challenge
Reminders and Upcoming Events
- Early Dismissal - Tomorrow, Friday, January 24th. Noon dismissal. No lunches served.
- Catholic Schools Week - Begins with an Open House - This Sunday, January 26th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. See details below. Hope you can make it!
- Lunar New Year Prayer Service - Monday, January 27th at 8:00 am. Come join us in the Marian Center, to help celebrate this special time of year.
- T-Shirt Design Contest - Your child may be the one to design the new t-shirt for Faith Extension Day! See details in flyer below.
- If you are an Amazon customer, please use Amazon Smile! We receive a donation from Amazon when you shop. Go to: smile.amazon.com to participate. It is a very easy way to support the school! 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 below.
Catholic Schools Week 2020 is here!
Please find the agenda for the week's events below.
Catholic Schools Week - Open House, January 26th from 11:00AM to 3:00PM
8th Grade Fundraiser
Save the date
Faith Extension Day is back, April 3rd!
Check out this video to see Faith Extension Day in action!
Faith Extension Day T-shirt Design Contest - Last day to enter is January 31st
Annual Fund Campaign
"Quest For excellence"
Home and School Association (HSA)
- Upcoming HSA Spirit Night - February 4th at McAlister's Deli, located at 137 Merchant's Row, Suite 101 in Arlington. Come enjoy food and fellowship to raise money for the school! The event runs from 5:00PM-10:00PM.
- Our next Home and School Association (HSA) Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. We hope you can attend!
- The children of HSA Members who have paid their dues to join, and are able to attend the monthly meetings, are allowed to wear any SJCS spirit shirt purchased through the school with blue jeans and tennis shoes of their choice to school on the Thursday after the meeting!
HSA Spirit Night Contest
This year we are having a Spirit Night Contest!
The class that has the most attendance for Spirit Nights will win an ICE CREAM Sundae Party!
Each teacher will be given an envelope to keep the receipts and it is easy to participate!
Three Easy Steps:
1. Attend a Spirit Night
2. Save your receipt
3. Turn the receipt in to your teacher (if multiple students turn in their receipt to one teacher, be sure to write all the students' names on the receipt)
Knights in Action!
Monday Morning Prayer Service
8th Grade Student of the Month Award recipient
Thank you, Mrs. Asher's class, for leading us in prayer this week!
Moments Around Campus
Geography Bee Participants
Art this Week
3rd Grade completed Navajo Sand Painting Drawings this week. Very detailed work, Knights!
Storage Building and GreenHouse Update
Newly Updated STREAM Wish list
STREAM Enrichment would love to have these items donated for your children's use.
Popsicle sticks (big and small) (colored and plain)
Meet our Dominican Sisters!
Meet our parish priests!
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish
- Be sure to look into FORMED.org. The parish has paid for your subscription to this vast library of inspiring videos and essential reads to help grow your faith. Just go straight to the "Enter Code" button and enter 4BDX9H to begin the process. You may also access this through the parish website link below. Enjoy!
- 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: https://t.co/3ItrotxIyf
Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth link:
ST. JOSEPH, PROTECTOR OF FAMILIES, PRAY FOR US.