Weekly Newsletter - April 30, 2021
celebrating 26 years of excellence in catholic education
Theme for the Year: Hope
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
Through it all, we remain positive and hopeful for a 2021-2022 school year to arrive with a sense of renewal and promise for opportunities to be together once again. We miss having parents in the building and in the classrooms, but we know we have stayed the course for the greater good of the community. Slowly but surely, we are seeing a light at the end of a very long and complicated tunnel, that light is God leading the way.
Diane Price, M.Ed.L.
We did it! And we raised over $90,000!
Hope Bible verse for April
saintly "HOPE" quote to ponder
Virtue for the Month of April
in-, luc-, lumin-, lumen-, reg-, rec-, -rect
Help Needed in Car line
Reminders and Upcoming Events
- WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS FOR THE 2021-2022 School Year! Please direct your family and friends to the school website, or have them call the school office for more details.
- 5/3 May Crowning Monday Morning Prayer Service - Please join the 2nd grade via Zoom as they lead the school in our May Crowning Ceremony starting at 8:00 am this coming Monday. You may all bring flowers to the school to present to the Blessed Mother on this day. If you plan to join us via Zoom, please make use of the Monday Morning Prayer Service link below.
- 5/4 HSA May Spirit Night at iHop located at 1105 West I-20 in Arlington from 4pm to 9pm. Thank you in advance for supporting the school! We appreciate you.
- 5/5 NJHS Food Collection at Mass - Feel free to bring an item of your choosing to donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry of St. Joseph Catholic Church. NJHS will be certain it gets to the right people. Thank you for your generosity!
- 5/7 8th Grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Game - Beginning at 1pm, the tradition will continue! Students and families will be able to watch from their classrooms and at home via the Monday Morning Prayer Service Link.
- Weekly Wednesday Mass - We attend Mass weekly on Wednesdays, at 8:30 a.m. Distance Learners, we are attending along with you from home! Be sure to wear your dress uniform and participate by clicking on the parish link: https://stjoe88.org/ On-Campus Learners, be sure to wear your dress uniform to school on these days. Families are welcome to attend. All must wear a mask to enter the church. Students may sit with family members during Mass, but will need to be walked back to their teacher before leaving the sanctuary.
- 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.
Service Hour Opportunities
- Don't forget to log 5 service hours per family for registering and attending the AK2R event!
- 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)
- Also, you can earn 1 service hour by attending any Spirit Night and 1 hour for attending an HSA Meeting.
Every $10 you spend will earn 1 service hour. Thank you! We truly need the help.
Weekly Mass Opportunity
Here is a copy of the prayer to pray when one cannot physically receive the Holy Eucharist.
4-H is coming to SJCS!
Home and School Association
Thank you, Knight Families, and Thank you, Spring Creek Barbeque!
Next Spirit Night - Tuesday, May 4th at iHOP located at 1105 West I-20. Come support the school from 4 pm to 9 pm!
*Don't forget to give yourself a service hour in the FACTS Family Portal if you order food on a Spirit Night!
Next HSA Meeting - May 12th via Zoom
*Also, don't forget to scan your receipt using the Box Tops app if you have items in your grocery basket with the Box Tops logo!
Don't forget...When away from school
Monday Morning Prayer Service Zoom Invite
This link should also be found in your family's Seesaw Account or Google Classroom.
Diane Price is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Monday Morning Prayer Service
Time: 08:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 839 3372 6239
Knights in Action!
8th Grade Student of the Month Award Recipient
Teachers say she is thoughtful and helpful to all. She is very studious, and takes pride in her work. Madeline is cheerful and courteous and always willing to contribute to the discussions in class. She is a dedicated, focused student who values her education. Madeline is kind to all!
Thank you for your missionary discipleship, Madeline! We are very proud of you!
Monday Morning Prayer service
Mrs. McCarty and these three 8th grade leaders of the school, helped with this week's Monday Morning Prayer Service! Thank you, Knights!
Class of 2021
Moments captured around campus
Thank you to all the student altar servers for their contribution to this ministry. These 8th grade servers (and all of our 8th grader servers) will most certainly be missed at our school masses, but hopefully they will continue serving at weekend masses for their parish communities. Thank you, Fr. Kelley, for your leadership.
Ramps in action
Students in Mrs. Lara's preschool class used "ramps" at varying angles to observe the pace of watercolor paint. A clever way to explore the impact of gravity at various angles.
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Mrs. McCarty's preschool students expertly competed in an obstacle course race this week in PE. Sure wish I had just a pinch of this energy!
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This week in art
Nice work, Knights!
Kindergarten: Four Flowers Grid - drawings based on real flowers
5th Grade: Pop Art inspired by Peter Max’s “Liberty Head” (1976)
This week in STREAM our Knights explored Space by creating Moon Advertisements - Take a trip to the Moon! They had to answer several essential questions to accomplish this task. Students were also asked to come up with a catchy slogan and present their project to their classmates, answering those essential questions. Presenting STREAM projects engages so many important skills our Knights will use for a lifetime!
Newly Updated STREAM Wish List
- Individually wrapped candy
- Glue sticks
- Pipe cleaners
- Paper plates
- Construction paper 12 x 18
- Popsicle sticks
THANK YOU from the STREAM TEAM!!!
The sunflowers are blooming!
COVID-19 Daily Home Screening Required for Students
Parents: Please be sure to complete this short screening each morning. If none of these apply to your child, you may come to school. 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.
SECTION 1: Symptoms
If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for these symptoms:
1. Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
2. Sore throat
3. New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
4. Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
5. New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
SECTION 2: Close Contact/Potential Exposure
1. Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19
COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line
Many More Health and Wellness Resources May be found here
Meet our parish priests!
Join Fr. Kelley for Mass-live
Daily Mass is open to the public. Attendance limited to first 40 people. Temperatures will be checked at the door. Please maintain social distance from others. Also, the Parish Office now has limited office hours: 8-10 a.m. Monday-Friday. Parishioners may schedule Mass intentions, purchase a candle or refill Holy Water. Most staff will continue to work from home, and are available via direct dial office phone and email 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- The faithful are dispensed from the obligation to attend and to participate in Sunday Mass, but not dispensed from our faith.
- People in attendance at Mass must wear masks or scarfs over their mouths and nose inside the buildings to help prevent the spread of the virus.
- All attending are to practice proper social distancing, wear masks and use hand sanitizer upon entering the church.
- The Bishop asks to be considerate in charity of your neighbor and receive Holy Communion in the hand for the time being.
St. Joseph Catholic Parish
- Please watch this important video message from Fr. Kelley: https://youtu.be/sO3CFan_kM8
- 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!
Join Bishop Olson for mass
Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth link:
ST. JOSEPH, PROTECTOR OF FAMILIES, PRAY FOR US.