September 14, 2023
Today is a Feast Day!
Theme for the Year
At St. Joseph Catholic School, each and every day we are training students to be missionary disciples, and learning to recognize God in our lives and in the world around us,
full of HOPE for the future.
Our Mission and Vision Statements
St. Joseph Catholic School provides students with a nurturing and prayerful learning environment committed to academic excellence, training missionary disciples to seek virtue, wisdom, and truth, in partnership with a 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.
Teaching the Mind...Nourishing the Soul
From the Principal
Diane Price, Ed. L.
Mrs. Lara's PreK-3 Class
Thank you, Mrs. Lara's class, for reminding us that we are all special in God's eyes and we are to love one another and truly celebrate our differences.
September Bible Verse on Theme of Hope
Virtue for the Month of September
New Saintly Quote About Faith to Ponder With Your Family
“Live in faith and hope, though it be in darkness, for in this darkness God protects the soul.
Cast your care upon God for you are His and He will not forget you.
Do not think that He is leaving you alone,
for that would be to wrong Him.”
-St. John of The Cross
Reminders and Upcoming Events
Still Enrolling New Families for the 2023-2024 Academic Year - Please refer your friends!
9/15 - Friday
- No School - Diocesan In-service Day
9/17 - Sunday
- Yearbook Signing Party for the Class of 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM in the library
9/18 - 9/22 - IOWA and CogAT Testing for grades 3rd through 8th
9/18 - Monday
- Talent Show tryouts continue
- Hearing and Vision Screenings continue
9/19 - Tuesday
- Hearing and Vision Screenings continue
9/20 - Wednesday
- Mass at 8:30 AM - Dress Uniforms required. All are welcome to attend.
- Robotics Club Meeting from 3:20 PM to 5:00 PM.
- Home and School Association Meeting - 6:00 PM (Special Dress on Thursday for students of attendees).
9/21 - Thursday
- Special Dress Day for students of families who attended the HSA Meeting, or Spirit Wear Day (jeans, SJCS spirit shirt, and tennis shoes) for those students whose families were not able to attend. Please see Parent-Student Handbook for Special Dress Policy.
9/22 - Friday
- Lego Club 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM.
- HSA Movie Knight
9/23 - Saturday
- 2023 Texas Rangers Catholic Schools Day - Wear you SJCS t-shirt to the game!
Safe Environment Awareness:
Do you need to complete safe environment training? All volunteers need to complete awareness training, please contact Mrs. Wingate 817-419-6800 or visit the diocesan website. https://fwdioc.org/training-sessions
After School Care:
YMCA – After School Care – on-site in the cafeteria. Registration must be completed through YMCA before attending.
Ways you can assist St. Joseph Catholic School:
- Kroger Community Rewards – select St. Joseph Catholic School to receive the rewards from you using your Kroger card. Please click the link for more information. https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards
- Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program – Please contact Good.Neighbor@TomThumb.com to link your account to the Good Neighbor for St. Joseph Catholic School 2000 2000#1506. Please click the link for more information. https://www.tomthumb.com/yourstore/good-neighbor.html
Class of 2023 Yearbook Signing Party
Service Hour Opportunities for 2023-2024
- Volunteer to help at an HSA event!
- Help beautify the flower beds around campus
- Donate food during NJHS Food Collections at Mass
- We are always in need of Lysol spray.
- We are always in need of Clorox wipes.
- Liquid hand soap
- Disposable gloves
- STREAM Enrichment supplies (listed below)
Every $10 you spend will earn 1 service hour. Thank you! We truly need the help.
Men...You are invited!
Home and School Association News
Knights in Action!
NJHS First Responders Breakfast
What a wonderful First Responders Breakfast! Thank you to all of the first responders who attended the event hosted by our NJHS. Thanks to all the parents who lovingly donated the delicious food! And to all the students who prepared cards of thanks for our honorees. May God always protect our first responders.
Altar Server Ministry
Thank you to these four students for serving the Lord and their community at Mass this week! You are leading others through your example.
Mrs. Rusnak's second grade class did an awesome job with their morning recitation! They even shared several poem recitations with me. I think they plan to share them with the school community at our next prayer service. Well done, Knights!
These 8th grade volleyball Knights could not resist such an awesome photo opportunity! Represent SJCS with pride, Knights! God goes with you.
Thank you for donating items for our STREAM program! The Lego donations have been a huge success and the students are so grateful!
Thank you, 7th grade Knights, for helping spread fresh soil in the greenhouse beds. We are ready to watch some new plants grow!
St. Joseph Parish News
Meet Our Parish Priests
- Parish website link: https://stjoe88.org/
- Please join the parish for daily and weekend Masses at this link: https://youtu.be/LxIRBSew1yI
- Please continue tithing to your parish. St. Joseph Parishioners may go to this link to give: https://stjoe88.org/giving
- 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!
Are You in Need of Prayers?
Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth link:
ST. JOSEPH, PROTECTOR OF FAMILIES, PRAY FOR US.