Weekly Newsletter - May 8, 2022
celebrating 27 years of excellence in catholic education
Theme for the Year
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
Alleluia! Happy Easter, SJCS Community!
And a very Happy Mother's Day to all of our mothers on this special day!
Let us pray for our mothers:
Mary, on this day when we honor all mothers, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace. Dear Mother, thank you for your "Yes" to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God's word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Dear mother, intercede for all of our mothers. Ask your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own "Fiat." May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love- the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son.
On this Mothers day, Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us who have recourse to you.
Diane Price, M.Ed.L.
May Bible verse on Charity
new saintly quote about charity to ponder with your family
"Little deeds that proceed from charity please God
and have their place among meritorious acts." -- St. Francis De Sales
Virtue for the Month
There are no new roots for this week.
Reminders and Upcoming Events
- WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING NEW FAMILY APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR! Please direct inquiries to the school office.
- Wednesday Weekly Mass - Mass begins at 8:30 a.m. each Wednesday, and all are welcome to attend. Students are to wear their dress uniforms which includes a sweater.
Parents are invited to Prayer Services once again! COVID numbers are declining. Praise God! Families are invited to the Monday Morning Prayer Services in the Marian Center. Monday services begin at 8:00 am. Feel free to park and walk into the gym and find a seat. As long as you leave the gym after the service, you are not going to be required to get a badge. We will pray the Stations of the Cross together.
- May - No Running Club: It was wonderful to bring the club back during the month of April. Know that the Running Club will be back for the 2022-2023 academic year. Thank you, Mrs. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Stefanos, for making this club a reality. Please let them know if you would like to volunteer to help with the club for the fall.
- Teacher-For-A-Day and Principal-For-A-Day: Wednesday, 5/11 for those who won this item at the gala. Please speak with your teacher for details.
- Secret Angel Reveal - Wednesday before the HSA Meeting at 5:30pm
- Important: Last HSA Meeting of the Year - This Wednesday, 5/11, beginning at 6:15pm with a Band Concert. We will honor our departing 8th grade families at this meeting. Please try to attend.
- Spirit Wear after the HSA Meeting - Thursday, 5/12. Students may come in any SJCS spirit shirt sold by the school, nice jeans, and tennis shoes of their choosing.
- Field Day - Friday, 5/13. Be watching for emails with information needed for the day.
- Bottled Water and Sanitizing Wipes are always needed. You may record 1 service hour for every $10 spent. Thank you for your generosity!
- 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.
SJCS Men's weekly Rosary Group
Home and School Association
HSA Spirit Nights
Service Hour Opportunities
- Donating water bottles.
- Donating food during NJHS Food Collections at Mass.
- If you are able to provide a case of water to the school, you will earn 1 service hour per case.
- 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.
Monday Morning Prayer service
8th grade student of the month award recipient
PSIA State Competition!
5th grade student, MJ Gumo, placed 5th for Mathematics!
8th grade student, Brigid Connors, placed 5th for Maps/Graphs/Charts, and 5th for Ready Writing!
8th grade student, Madison Phan, placed 4th for Number Sense, and 7th grade student, Thien An Phan placed 1st in Number Sense and 4th place for Mathematics!
4th grade student, Thomas Nguyen, placed 1st for Spelling, 3rd place for Number Sense, and 7th place for Mathematics!
Mrs. Lopez's children were there to help all along the way! Thank you, Abby and Drew!
And thank you, Mrs. Lopez, for helping these students stay organized and on time for their events! We could not have been so successful without your guidance. Thank you!
Knights in Action!
A Knight to Remember!
Our Royal honorees!
Many thanks to our Royal Honorees, the Campanozzi Family, long-time supporters of SJCS. It was an honor to have them at our event, once again, showing their love and generosity for this school and all the families, past and present. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Campanozzi! We love you!
Our MC for the night, Mr. Rhadigan!
A huge thank you to Mr. John Rhadigan for saying yes to SJCS one more time, to raise funds for our school and to honor the Campanozzis. You are the consummate professional and truly a warm-hearted gentleman. We love you!
Thank you, SJCS!
Thanks to all of you who attended the event. Through your kindness and generosity, we were able to raise funds to improve our school. God bless you all!
Our Royal honorees!
Our MC for the night, Mr. Rhadigan!
What a treat to have Eric Flores, Fr. Philip, and Fr. Ronaldo at our gala! Thank you for coming, gentlemen!
We appreciate you!
Renee Underwood with the Advancement Foundation was so kind to attend our event as well! It was so lovely to have her, and to have their support!
Casino Games and Band!
Everyone had a lot of fun dancing and enjoying the games...all for a great cause!
We appreciate you!
Rosary Garden Clean-up Crew
This week in art
Our students have been exploring a wide array of artists and art styles this week, and trying some new techniques! Very creative, Knights! Thank you, Mr. Suarez.
Last week's art:
Kindergarten: Easter Bunny Faces made with paper plates and crayons
5th Grade: Easter Egg designs using oval-shaped card stock, markers, paints and crayons.
5th Grade: Alphabetagrid - graphic design and lettering
2nd Grade: Inspired Interiors with Fishbowl after Henri Matisse’s “Goldfish” painting
1st Grade: Colorful Cakes inspired by Pop Artist Wayne Thiebaud
8th Grade: Cubist Collages inspired by Pablo Picasso
This week’s Art classes involved the joy of watercolor painting, botanical illustration and graphic design and self-portraiture!
2nd Grade: Mini-masterpieces - watercolor paintings of flowers on a 3” x 4” piece of watercolor paper using small brushes
Kindergarten: Sunflower drawings using pencil and crayon on card stock celebrating nature and praying for the Ukraine people
5th Grade: Pointillism inspired by the French Neo-impressionist George’s Seurat and his famous masterpiece, “A Sunday in the Afternoon at the Grand Jatte”. Students used small brushes, Q-tips and watercolors to create “dot paintings.”
P.E. This week
Spirit Games 2022!
Current STREAM Wish List
- Tissue paper
- Spoons- Plastic
THANK YOU from the STREAM TEAM!!!
Mrs. Michelle Doskocil and Mrs. Shannon Lopez
SJCS Alumni News
Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Ife Uche - Named a College Board National African American Recognition Program Scholar
Justin Le - Salutatorian
Noelle Poquiz - Named a National Merit Commended Scholar
Robert Nagid - Named a College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar
Ryan Jimenez - Valedictorian and named a National Merit Commended Scholars
Adam Kelson - Named a College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar
Kaylee Ngo - SJCS alumni who is proud of her friends - “Do what you think is right, not what people think is right, because it will always be you who goes through whatever happens in the end.”
COVID-19 Daily Home Screening for Students
Parents: Please be sure to complete this short screening each morning. If any of these symptoms are present, please stay home and contact the school and your doctor. Please contact the school if your child is sick or has been exposed to a positive COVID-19 individual. We will guide you on what next steps to take regarding your return date to campus.
Important - Keep your children home while waiting for COVID-19 test results of anyone that could be a close contact individual for them.
SECTION 1: Symptoms from the CDC website
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
SECTION 2: Close Contact/Potential Exposure
1. Had close contact (for schools, less than 3 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with a person with confirmed COVID-19.
St. Joseph Parish News
May you rest in peace, Fr. Tom
Meet our parish priests!
Weekly Mass Opportunity
- 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!
St. Vincent de Paul VBS
Join Bishop Olson for mass
Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth link:
ST. JOSEPH, PROTECTOR OF FAMILIES, PRAY FOR US.