SJCS Family Newsletter

February 2022

We have made it to February and we couldn't be more excited! As you may well be aware, the spring semester is always fast and furious with many activities and events happening back-to-back and sometimes overlapping. Our staff and students have put in a TON of effort so far this spring and I am excited to see where this takes us.


Know that we are here to support you in the journey of education and life with your students.


Go Eagles & God bless!


Mrs. Mishler

Inclement Weather Plan

We are closely monitoring the weather as we anticipate the cold front arriving later this week. We will provide notice on KBTX and via email if we will change our plans for a delayed start or school closure.

National Catholic Schools Week - Jan 30-Feb 5

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Now entering its 48th anniversary year, CSW 2022 is from January 30 to February 5, 2022. This year’s theme is "Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service." SJCS will celebrate the week with Masses, assemblies and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Be sure to keep up with our Facebook page to see what we do to celebrate each theme.
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Spirit of St. Joe's Celebration & Fundraiser

We can't wait to celebrate our school with you! We only have a few more tables available, so order those today! Click HERE to buy your table or tickets today!


Be on the lookout for sneak peeks of auction items coming this week on Facebook!

MAP Testing

Students in grades 3-8 will participate in Winter NWEA MAP testing February 7-11, 2022. MAP Growth is designed to measure student achievement in the moment and growth over time. If possible, please limit appointments and picking up your child early during this week. If you have any questions, please feel free to email your child's teacher or Mrs. Kleiber at akleiber@stjosephbcs.org.

February Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

For the month of February, our Eagles will add some tools to their toolbox in academic success. Please help us with this by encouraging your child to always to their best in school while celebrating their big and little successes. We know all of our Eagles have what it takes to shine in the classroom!
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New FISH Opportunities

We are in need of volunteers for the following events and activities:


  • Spirit of St. Joe's - set up, working the event, and clean up.
  • Lenten Decorations - decorating the two campuses in preparation for the season of Lent


Please click the fish image below to access the SJCS FISH Opportunities page on our website where you will find the sign up sheets for these events.

Feeling Sick? Please Stay Home.

With the nature of COVID and the precautions we take at school with illness, we ask that you please DO NOT send your student to school if they do not feel well before they leave the house in the morning. We understand the desire to not miss instruction, however, we want to err on the side of caution because the health and safety of our students, staff, and families is more important!


If your student is feeling ill with COVID-like symptoms and does not come to school, please email your campus Administrative Assistant (Elementary - Mrs. Svatek, Secondary - Mrs. Tietjen) as soon as possible so we can work through the safety protocols.

List of Events for February

Feb 3 - Dual Credit Meeting, 9AM

Feb 4 - 3rd Quarter Progress Reports

Feb 7-11 - MAP Testing

Feb 9 - 5th Grade Student Orientation

Feb 9 - High School 101

Feb 12 - Spirit of St. Joseph Celebration & Fundraiser

Feb 14 - Online Registration Opens

Feb 15-18 - Camp Kappe for 5th Grade

Feb 16 - Theology of the Body Presentation (7th-12th)

Feb 18 - Sweet Ending to a New Beginning for 8th Grade

Feb 21 - School Holiday

Feb 23 - NHS/NJHS Induction

Feb 23 - Senior Serve

Feb 26 - Sadie Hawkins Dance

March 2 - Ash Wednesday/Start of Lent

Book Fair is Here!

Students are attending the I:55 Book Fair this week.


I:55 is a Christian based company that ships books all over the U.S. and they are based in Hearne, Texas. Their principle purpose is to declare the Good News of God’s saving work in Jesus Christ and to support others who do so. It is this truth that compels us to conduct ourselves “in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ” (Philippians 1:27).


Here is A LINK to their website if you want more information.

5th Grade Orientation Dates

Our 5th grade student orientation will be on Wednesday, February 9th. The 5th graders will take the bus over to the secondary campus for mass, a tour, Q&A and a fun game!


Our 5th grade parent orientation will be from 6-7 PM on Wednesday, February 16th at the secondary campus.

Camp Kappe Prayers

Our 5th graders will be attending Camp Kappe Tuesday, February 15th-Friday, February 18th. Please keep our 5th graders, teachers & chaperones in your prayers.
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Dual Credit Meeting - February 3

Blinn representative will be at SJCS on Thursday, February 3, 2022, to assist any current 10th grader interested in dual credit for the 22-33 school year with their application. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kleiber at akleiber@stjosephbcs.org.

High School 101 - February 9

We would like to invite parents and current 8th graders to High School 101. High School 101 is for parents to learn more about what St. Joseph Catholic High School has to offer for their child going into grades 9 through 12. High School 101 will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 6:00 PM.

Chastity Project Presents "Purified" - February 15

St. Joseph Parish has, along with other parishes in the Diocese of Austin, has scheduled a family-renewal event called Purified for February 15, 2022.


What is Purified?

It is a family-based event that invites parents as well as teens to learn about God’s plan for love. It combines Jason Evert’s presentation on chastity for the family, with a time of prayer, adoration, and the sacrament of reconciliation for everyone. We will also be distributing free resources to every attendee so that every member of the family can take items home to help them live out this lifestyle.


Register today by clicking this LINK.


We are incredibly excited to announce that Jason Evert will be joining our 7th-12th graders on February 16 for a special presentation to learn even more about the message of chastity and how to live out the virtue within their daily lives!

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Sweet Ending to a New Beginning - February 18

As our 8th graders are coming to an end of their junior high career and preparing for new beginnings in high school, they will participate in a Sweet Ending to a New Beginning on Friday, February 18, 2022. 8th grade parents should you have any questions, please email Mrs. Kleiber at akleiber@stjosephbcs.org.

NHS & NJHS Induction Ceremony - February 23

We will induct the candidates into the SJCS Chapter of the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society on February 23, 2022. The ceremony will be held at 9:30 AM at Christ The Good Shepherd Chapel.


We hope you can join us to honor our Eagle students have made an exceptional effort as students in our school in the areas of scholarship, citizenship, leadership, service, and character.

Senior Serve - February 23

Senior Serve: Every year our seniors host Senior Serve to raise funds for their senior trip. Senior Serve will be Wednesday, February 23, 2022. Senior parents, be sure to visit with your senior about getting their guest lists and money in by February 9, 2022. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Kleiber at akleiber@stjosephbcs.org.

Sadie Hawkins Dance - February 26

The HS STUCO will host Sadie Hawkins on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 8-11 PM at the PAC. More details will be available to all high school students as the date approaches. For questions, please email Claude White at cwhite@stjosephbcs.org.

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