St. Joseph Catholic School News

November 18, 2022

Partnering with the Principal

Stewardship is such a big part of November and fits well with Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the parents who serve on the School Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC meets monthly to provide their input into various matters of the school. I am thankful for the time, feedback and ideas that they share with Ms. Wenner and me related to a variety of topics.

Within the SAC, there are four standing committees. These committees are Marketing & Enrollment, Strategic Planning, Finance & Development, and Policy. Currently, each committee is working on a SWOT Analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. As the SWOT's are completed, we will develop objectives and action steps to help us meet our goals.

The committees are open to others with experience in the areas mentioned. If you are interested in helping on the committees, please reach out to let us know of your desire to serve on a committee. The committees each meet at 4:00 p.m for one hour, once a month. Not a big commitment, but a big contribution to the success of the school. Thank you for your consideration.


Neighbors Inc. was so appreciative of your generosity for the food drive donations. Thank you for helping out the less fortunate with food for Thanksgiving and beyond.

Thank you in advance to the parents and middle school students who are planning to help with the attic clean out on Saturday. We are grateful for your assistance.

Parent Testimonial Requests

If you are willing to respond to a few questions and provide a testimonial for our future marketing efforts, please click here and respond to any of the prompts you wish. Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Educate Directory & Report Cards

All parents received a link early in the school year to access Educate. Within Educate, you are able to access an electronic school directory and you will use it to view your child's report card. If you don't have the link any longer, please contact the school office and we can resend your access link.

Watch the video on how to find the directory and to access report cards. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Bruce at

Information Sessions & Registration

Spread the word to friends about the great things happening at St. Joe's! Let them know about our Information Sessions and have them register for one of the events or contact the office for an individual tour. Child care can be provided at the Information Session and parents should register for an event at Information Sessions will be held in the school (Room 207) unless otherwise indicated. Dates and times are:

December 1st at 6:00 pm (VIRTUAL SESSION ONLY)

Links to the virtual session will be sent to those who register.

January 17th at 6:00pm (Child care available)

Preschool specific: January 20th at 2:30pm (in the Preschool)


Looking for some new spirit wear for Spirit Wear Wednesdays or for Christmas gifts?

Place your order today as the sale will close on Sunday, November 20th at midnight.

A few important notes:

Home & School will have samples available near the church nursery on Thursday, November 17th from 3:15 - 4:15pm. The samples will then be in the office Friday, November 18th for anyone to stop in & see them. Orders will be ready for pick up before Christmas. Spirit Wear will be arriving periodically between now and Christmas break so some orders may be ready for pick up sooner than others.

During the checkout process, there are instructions to note whether you prefer your order to be sent home with your child or if you plan to pick up the order at school. Contact Angie at for any questions regarding Spirit Wear.

Click the link to order -


We are so grateful for the wonderful support from our St. Joseph's Community on our Give Day. While we did not meet our goal of $100,000, our school did a great job! To celebrate this, we will be having Spirit Wear Days every Wednesday for the rest of the school year.

Please note that Spirit Wear Days are not Out of Uniform days. Spirit Wear Days are intended for students to wear St. Joe's Spirit Wear and or clothing in our school colors, such as orange and black. If your child does not want to wear these items, they should wear their school uniform. If students come to school in other items, they will be asked to call home for a change of clothes.

Mark Your Calendar


  • Tuesday, November 22 - End of Tri 1; Out of Uniform Wear Fall Colors

  • Tuesday, November 22 - Please send a Rosary with your child

  • Wednesday, November 23 - 25 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving

  • Sunday, November 27 - Advent begins

  • Monday, November 28 - Trimester 2 begins

  • Wednesday, November 30 - Spirit Wear Day

  • Thursday, December 1 - Pick up Gertens Winter Greens Items

  • Friday December 2 - Mass 9:00 a.m.

  • Friday, December 2 - Report Cards released to parents 4:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 6 - St. Nicholas Day

  • Wednesday, December 7 - Spirit Wear Day

  • Wednesday, December 7 - Home & School Meeting 6:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, December 8 - Mass (Holy Day of Obligation)

  • Friday, December 9 - PK Friday Fun Day (advanced registration required)

  • Tuesday, December 13 - 6th - 8th Vocal & Band Concert in Church at 6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, December 14 - Spirit Wear Day

  • Thursday, December 15 - K - 2nd Concert in Church at 6:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 20 - Preschool Christmas Concert in Church at 6:30pm

  • Wednesday, December 21 - Festive Sweater Day

  • Thursday, December 22 - Monday, January 2 - Christmas Break

  • Tuesday, January 3 - No School for Students - Professional Development

  • Wednesday, January 4 - School Resumes - Spirit Wear Day

St. Joseph's Catholic School

St. Joseph's Catholic School educates students through faith formation, academic excellence and the development of virtue to be disciples of Christ.