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Weekly Newsletter - January 23, 2020

celebrating 25 years of excellence in catholic education

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Theme for the Year: Goodness

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

Theme for the Year - Goodness

At St. Joseph Catholic School, we are striving to become missionary disciples, recognizing the goodness of God in our lives and in the world around us, each and every day.

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.


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Goodness Bible Verse for January

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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

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Latin and greek roots challenge

Here are the Greek and Latin Roots we are learning this week: bio-, auto-, aut-, lun-, luna, -lune

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: 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.

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Catholic Schools Week - Open House, January 26th from 11:00AM to 3:00PM

Plan to stop by to visit the classrooms, meet next year's teacher, and look at all the wonderful saint projects around campus. Be sure to grab your Spirit Wear Pass if you come in uniform to Open House. You may then wear spirit t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes on Monday!
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8th Grade Fundraiser

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Save the date

Faith Extension Day is back, April 3rd!

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Check out this video to see Faith Extension Day in action!

Faith Extension Day 2020

Faith Extension Day T-shirt Design Contest - Last day to enter is January 31st

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Annual Fund Campaign

"Quest For excellence"

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Earlier in the year, you received information regarding our annual fund, Quest for Excellence, "You've Got the Power" Campaign. For 100 days, we are promoting our annual fund. It's not too late to give to the fund. You may give online at the following link: or stop by the school office. Thank you for supporting the school!

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

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Congratulations, Ella Schuster, for receiving the 8th Grade Student of the Month Award! Thank you for being an example to all of your fellow Knights. Your dedication and hard work, along with your quiet leadership, have earned you this acknowledgement. Well done!
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Thank you, Mrs. Asher's class, for leading us in prayer this week!

Moments Around Campus

Geography Bee Participants

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Thank you to all the students who participated in today's Geography Bee! Great job, Knights! Looks like everyone had a good time sharing their knowledge of the world. Well done!
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Congratulations to our Geography Bee winners: Kiera Connors-3rd place, Noah Pham-Bee Champion, and Dyllan Le-Runner Up.
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Our new 8th Grade Safety Patrol is off to a good start! Since they are also children in our care, the 8th graders are not to get around the cars. Our 8th graders are here to help walk your child to class, helping to carry heavy items for your child as well. Thank you for your missionary discipleship, 8th grade, in this purely voluntary role. We may find we need fewer hands, but we thank them all for being so willing to participate!

Art this Week

3rd Grade completed Navajo Sand Painting Drawings this week. Very detailed work, Knights!

Storage Building and GreenHouse Update

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The foundation for both the storage building and the greenhouse are formed and ready for concrete. Now, let's pray for a stretch of dry weather to pour the concrete! Can you spy former parent, Mr. Brian Burkham in the photo? We are so grateful for his assistance with this project!
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Today’s STREAM classes learned how snowflakes form, examined microscope slides containing preserved snowflakes, and created snowflake design structures using geoboards. Looking good, Knights!
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Newly Updated STREAM Wish list

STREAM Enrichment would love to have these items donated for your children's use.

Thank you!

Peppermint Candy

Gum Drops

Solo Cups

Aluminum Foil


Popsicle sticks (big and small) (colored and plain)


Scotch tape

Gallon bags


Hersey Kisses

Jolly Ranchers



These days, our RoboKnights are spending their time fine tuning programs and designs for the future. Each year, this group continues to grow in knowledge. Today, groups of students worked on specific robot tasks with one another. Great work, RoboKnights! Keep problem solving and learning through trial and error.
Without our mentors, we could not have a Robotics Club. Thank you for your dedication to our students! You are so appreciated, all of you!
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Alumni News

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SJCS welcomed back alumni, Allie Bosquez (Class of 2016). She took a moment to say hello to Mrs. Pouttu before she helped out with the art exhibit. Thank you, Allie, for saying hello and for helping out!
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We also had a visit from a Holy Rosary Catholic School alumni, Simone Roque (Class of 2006). Even though her old school has a new name, she still calls us home.

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:

Meet our Dominican Sisters!

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We are so grateful for the presence of our Dominican Sisters, Sr. Catherine Tam Vu and Sr. Mary Anthony Nguyen!

Meet our parish priests!

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish

  • Be sure to look into 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:

Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth link:

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2015 SW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX 76017-2736

Contact us at (817) 419-6800


Moments Captured around campus