St. Joseph School

Round Lake, Illinois

Important Dates:

  • Please mark your calendars with the following dates and reminders:


  • November 2: No School-Staff Development

  • November 4: Carmel Catholic High School Open House: Noon-3pm

  • November 12: World's Finest Chocolate money due today!

  • November 13: No Mass, Prayer Service.

  • November 14: Thanksgiving Day Feast

  • November 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:30-8:00pm: 11:20 Dismissal

  • November 16-23: No School- Thanksgiving Break

  • November 26: Hearing and Vision Screening

  • December 1: Carmel Catholic High School Entrance Exam: 8am-11:45am


  • Fechas importantes:


  • 2 de Noviembre: No hay clases - desarrollo de personal escolar

  • 4 de Noviembre: Casa abierta de Carmel Catholic High School - mediodia - 3pm

  • 12 de Noviembre: Por favor regrese el dinero de los chocolates este dia

  • 13 de Noviembre: No hay misa, servicio de oracion

  • 14 de Noviembre: Fiesta del Dia de Accion de Gracias

  • 15 de Noviembre: Conferencias de padres y maestros - 12:30 - 8:00 pm; salida a las 11:20

  • 16-23 de Noviembre: No hay clases-Vacaciones de Accion de Gracias

  • 26 de Noviembre: Examen de oidos y ojos

  • 1 de Diciembre: Examen de ingreso a Carmel Catholic High School - 8am a 11:45am

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 11/15/18 from 12:30pm-8:00pm

    Parent/Teacher conference request forms went home today. Please return the bottom section by Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 to the office or your child's teacher. First trimester conferences are mandatory for each student at SJS. Please call the main office with any questions.

    Preschool Club Sign-up Sheet

    Athletics Fundraiser

    Students participating in girls volleyball and boys soccer will be responsible for selling chocolate bars for $1 each. The money will be used to purchase athletic equipment for St. Joseph School.

    Do you work in an office? Would you be able to take a few bars or a box of candy bars into your office? Contact Mrs. Ortega or Mrs. Tellez if you are able to help us with this fundraiser. Parents, please return the envelope with the $60 to the main office by November 12 or sooner.

    This Means War!!

    Please help St. Joseph Student Council raise money for Catholic Charities during the month of November in a Coin War. Bring in your spare change for a good cause! The class who collects the most money, per student, gets a pizza party! We will be collecting coins from November 1st to November 30th. Results will be announced Monday, December 3, 2018.


    Coin jugs with the homeroom teacher’s name will be placed in every morning in each classroom to collect coins. Student Council will collect the jugs after school each day to total the coins collected.

    Counseling at St. Joseph School

    We are very excited to announce that SJS will now be partnered with Catholic Charities to provide counseling services and case management to our students. Teachers, parents, and administrators can refer a student to Mrs. Rybarczyk and she will contact Catholic Charities on their behalf. Counseling will be provided here at St. Joseph School once or twice a week. All counseling services are strictly confidential. Please do not delay in reaching out! Contact Mrs. Rybarczyk at krybarczyksjs@gmail.com
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    St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive

    St. Vincent de Paul is having a food drive and needs our help! Each student is asked to bring in one food item from the list below to their classroom. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets will be assembled and donated to families in need. Please consider donating today. Teachers will have boxes in their classroom to collect the food donations.
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    Virtue of the Month

    November/December: Charity

    CCC 1822: Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.


    FAMILY CONNECTION: work together to help those in need; PADS, Food Pantry, or donate to a toy drive


    SCHOOL: Worlds Finest Chocolate and St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive.

    St. Joseph School Spirit Wear

    Spirit wear orders were placed!!! We have received email confirmation that the order is being shipped shortly !!! Online orders can be placed until November 13, 2018. Once orders are in, students will be permitted to wear St. Joseph School spirit wear with their uniforms, on Fridays during the school year. If you need additional information, please contact either Sylvia or Maria at the main office. We are excited to show off our St. Joseph School PRIDE to our community!!
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    Attention K-8 grade new students!!!

    New students to St. Joseph interested in making your Baptism or 1st Holy Communion, please send a note to school or call the office at 847-546-1720 and we will add your name to our master list. More information to follow. Classes will begin soon!


    Parish registration forms were sent home. Please fill out the form completely with all current household information. Once the form is filled out we will explain the next steps of the process.


    Update: Meeting is scheduled with Father Michael and Mrs. Rybarczyk at the Rectory on 11-7-18 beginning at 3:30p.m.

    Bingo tables set-up and take-down volunteers

    Table set up on 11/3: Oneida Huizar

    Take down on 11/3: Lorena Diaz

    St. Joseph School is in the need of parents to take down the bingo tables during week 4 of each month. You will receive a credit towards your tuition for completing this job. Call Sylvia at the main office for more details. :)

    Week 2 position had been filled!! Thank you!

    Bingo Volunteers for November 3, 2018

    1. Cohen

    2. Cohen

    3. Ulyana Gutsulyak

    Please see Louise upon arrival at 4:00 p.m. for instructions as to what your job will be for the evening. Please phone Louise if you have a question or concern. 847-857-8235

    Parents are required to work 2 Bingo's per student.

    Thank you for your service and kindness.

    Lunch Orders/Upgrade in the process

    Starting in December FSP lunch orders will be placed online. Ordering for January will begin in December and remain open until December 15. Parents can use their smart phones, tablets, or a computer. It is a very user friendly program, and if parents need help to register or order, Judy will be available to help. More information to follow...


    Reminder: November lunches have been ordered. If you did not order, please make sure to pack a lunch for your child/children.

    Legion of Mary

    For those ages 8-18

    Meeting, Sunday at 11:00am

    Meets in Convent Building

    Contact: Carol Stitt 847-231-2413

    The Purpose of the Junior Legion of Mary is to help its members grow in holiness by a regiment of prayer and works.

    Volunteer hours for the 2018-2019 School Year

    Bingo sign-ups for the 2018-2019 school year have begun. Please contact the main office to schedule your volunteer hours. If you want to volunteer in our school you must be Virtus trained. Please contact the main office with any questions.


    A total of 26 volunteer hours will be required for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Dress Code Reminder

    St. Joseph School

    St. Joseph School, as part of St. Joseph Parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago, will spread the Good News to the families of the Round Lake area.