Eagle's Eye

September 29, 2022

Mission Statement

St. Joseph Catholic School fosters a diverse community of disciples empowered through a rigorous and inclusive Catholic education rooted in Gospel values and service to others.

pto general meeting

Please make plans to join us for our PTO General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 6pm in the Parish Center. Parents in attendance will earn volunteer hours and a dress down day for their child(ren). We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

2pm Dismissals Next Week

Please remember that SJCS will dismiss at 2pm on Thursday (10/6) and Friday (10/7) for Parent Teacher Conferences. Students should not attend conferences with their parents. Aftercare will be provided until 6pm both days.

Parent Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7. All parents of students in kindergarten through grade 8 will be invited to schedule a 10 minute appointment to meet with their child's teacher. Please be sure to schedule your appointment with your child's teacher today; appointments are filling fast. All parents should schedule appointments using the link provided by the homeroom teacher.


Fall Fest is back! This traditional event is back after a two year hiatus due to COVID. We are looking forward to a fun day with/for our community. Save the date for November 4th and make plans to join us.

A few reminders:

  • School will dismiss at 2pm on Friday, November 4th and aftercare will not be offered.
  • All families must give a minimum of 2 service hours toward Fall Fest. You can donate items, help with planning/set up/clean up, volunteer a shift at a booth.


Thank you for volunteering and be sure to log your hours in Renweb (see "Resource" section below).


One of the most anticipated parts of Fall Fest each year is our Basket Raffle! With the generous gifts of families, our PTO puts together some amazing baskets that are raffled off on the day of the Fall Fest. You can purchase chances to win a basket for $1 a chance.

We invite all families to donate an item for our baskets. Please see the Amazon Wishlist by clicking on the link below. When you donate an item on the Wishlist, it will be shipped directly to the committee to be included in a basket. This is another way for families to earn service hours. For every $10 you spend on basket items, families earn 1 volunteer hour. Don't forget to log your volunteer hours on Renweb. Thanks in advance for your contribution to a basket.


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egg rolls

Once again our supportive Vietnamese community is providing egg rolls for us to sell as a part of our Fall Fest. Egg rolls must be preordered by the dozen. The cost is $14 a dozen. Orders are being accepted in the school office. Order your egg rolls today; supplies are limited.

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Box of Joy

St. Joseph Catholic School is partnering with Cross Catholic Outreach this Advent to provide Boxes of Joy for impoverished children. These Boxes of Joy are for children who may have never held a picture book, worn a new shirt, or owned a toy. The gifts we pack in a Box of Joy show God's unconditional love, and they will spark the joy every child should experience at Christmas. More important, they are symbolic of God's greatest gift: his son, Jesus Christ.

We know many families look for an opportunity to show God's love at Christmas by giving to others. We are looking for families who would like to pack an additional Box of Joy as a gift from their family. In addition to packing a box, the cost is $9 for shipping, etc. Ideas to pack in the box include: doll, car/truck/boat, small plush animals, sunglasses, handheld toy, hair accessories, socks, drawstring bag, etc.

We have a limited number of boxes available for families who would like to participate. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Haas at thaas@stjosephwhschool.org. You will then receive more specific instructions and a box to pack. Again, the cost per box is $9.

Please watch for much more information to be forthcoming on how you can participate in your class' Box of Joy.

booster meeting

Our SJCS athletic boosters is a group of parent volunteers that work to support the athletic program at our school. Attending meetings and getting involved with our Boosters is a great way for parents to earn service hours. Our first meeting of the Athletic Boosters will be next Friday, October 7th at 9:30am. Check in at the school office. See you there.

It's Time to order Poinsettias!

Our PTO is once again selling poinsettias! Poinsettias come directly from Sunshine Growers, and they were beautiful last year! We are currently accepting preorders for poinsettias until October 14th. Poinsettias will need to be picked up from school on November 29th. Orders and payments are being accepted in the school office. Order yours today!
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great american teach in

During the week of November 14th, our school will be participating in the Great American Teach In. This annual event is held nationwide to celebrate American Education week . Members of the community are invited into the school to share information with students about their career or hobby. It is also an opportunity for students to see where education can take them. We are in need of volunteers to come and speak to our students in kindergarten through 8th grade. We are looking for the following career areas to share with students:

Health care (medical and dental)

Animal care


Law Enforcement






If you are interested, please fill out the Google Form at Fill out in Google Forms . If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Insua at jinsua@stjosephwhschool.org or 863.293.3311.

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Happy Birthday

The following staff members celebrated a birthday during the month of September:

Mrs. Ousley (resource)

Ms. Jennifer (aftercare)

Mrs. Reece (library)

Mrs. Beeman (resource)

Mrs. Tanner (middle school ELA)

gospel reading this sunday

A reading from the Gospel of Luke.

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."
The Lord replied,
"If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you would say to this mulberry tree,
'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

"Who among you would say to your servant
who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field,
'Come here immediately and take your place at table'?
Would he not rather say to him,
'Prepare something for me to eat.
Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink.
You may eat and drink when I am finished'?
Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
So should it be with you.
When you have done all you have been commanded,
say, 'We are unprofitable servants;
we have done what we were obliged to do.'"


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St. Joseph Prayer

O Blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, protector of Mary, the virgin Mother of God, I choose you this day to be my special patron and advocate and I firmly resolve to honor you all the days of my life. Therefore, I humbly ask you to receive me as your client, to instruct me in every doubt, to comfort me in every affliction, to obtain for me and for all the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus, and finally to defend and protect me at the hour of my death. Amen.

St. Joseph Catholic School

Principal: Mrs. Haas

Assistant Principal: Mr. Reilly

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Insua

Canonical Administrator: Fr. Tim LaBo

Superintendent: Mr. Fortier