Eagle's Eye

January 27, 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.


The deadline to complete your reregistration for 2022-2023 school year and receive the early reregistration discount is tomorrow, Friday, January 28th at 3pm. To receive the discount, you must complete both steps:

  1. Pay the reregistration fee of $225 per student. For most families, this has been scheduled to be deducted from your FACTs account tomorrow.
  2. Submit the online application. A link was sent to you a couple weeks ago. Please use that email or the parent portal to access your information.

It is too late to stop payment of the reregistration fee. However, if you have any questions about the registration process, you may email Mrs. Brown at sbrown@stjosephwhschool.org.

Congratulations to our Soaring Eagles!

Congratulations to Bianca, Sebastian, Leigha, Aubrey, Ava, Cesar, Max, Vivian, Alexa, Hayden, Ella, Gaby, Li, Aaden, Presley, and Yael!
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Congratulations to our Acts of Kindness Winners!

Congratulations to Gissele, Tonni, Kevin, Khang, Aaliyah, Olivia, Joey, Noel, and Aubrey!
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5th Grade Let Your Light Shine

5th grade taught us all about author's purpose at Let Your Light Shine using P.I.E. (Persuade, Inform, Entertain). Thank you 5th grade!
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Enjoy Cuisine & Signature Drinks from Cultures

around the world and a complimentary bar.

Bid on Front Row for Kindergarten, 8th Grade Graduation

and Christmas Program, Class Baskets, Golf,

Vacation Destinations, and Much More!.

100 % of the proceeds go to St. Joseph Catholic School Facility Improvements

Tickets $50.00

Gala Baskets

Please consider donating an item to your child's auction item for our upcoming Gala. Click on the link below to select an item to donate. Items will be shipped directly to the Gala committee chair to be included in the class basket. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Class Baskets Gala 2022

PRE-K 3 & 4: Lego, Arts & Crafts https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/DIMJPN2K2H4K?ref_=wl_share

Kindergarten: Travel & Organize https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3RKD764AY8R9I?ref_=wl_share

1st Grade: Camping and Outdoor Games https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/LAFTPIYEGPXX?ref_=wl_share

2nd Grade: Health& Fitness https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1EGBZ6YSUQ2C4?ref_=wl_share

3rd Grade: Beach and Outdoors https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3QUMWMG23DPU8?ref_=wl_share

4th Grade: Bar & Entertainment https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1LYPPH8ZOCNFS?ref_=wl_share

5th Grade: Be Prepared https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/30AX3X7F30QIG?ref_=wl_share

6the Grade: Everything Electronic https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1G8R26HF6TDUD?ref_=wl_share

7th Grade: Grade Pizza, Pasta and More https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/7U2VYKQ1O3UL?ref_=wl_share

8th Grade: Gardening/Herbs & Spices https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3RFGDL9W93OXL?ref_=wl_share

If you choose to shop somewhere other than Amazon please send items in to office.

Gift Cards: We will also be collecting gift cards for restaurants, shopping, dollar tree, Walmart, gas, amazon etc. (any amount) to use in baskets and to purchase items for auction

Reminder: Please send all Gala Items to office

Labeled with child’s name, homeroom Attention Katie Collany - Gala

Questions: Contact Katie Collany- katie@collany.com/ 863-412-2168

cool weather and missing sweatshirts

Please remember that there are times that Mrs. Haas will determine students are able to wear our "Cold Weather Uniform." This is outlined in the Parent Student Handbook. When announced, students may wear khaki pants with SJCS uniform tops. Khaki pants cannot be cargo style pants and may not have holes/rips. Students in grades 3-8 must have pants with belt loops and must wear a belt.

Looking ahead at next week:

We know that Monday is going to be rather chilly. For Catholic Schools Week, it is SJCS Spirit Day. Students may wear SJCS apparel or colors. A SJCS (or blue) sweatshirt and jeans will be acceptable on Monday.

At this time, the forecast is also calling for a cool morning on Tuesday. If you don't have a pair of khaki pants for your child to wear, you may consider getting some over the weekend. These khaki pants DO NOT have to be purchased from the school. You may get them from Walmart, Target, etc. As we move forward through the potentially cool days in February, please ensure you have something within school guidelines for cool days.

And, remember, Mrs. Haas will announce when khaki pants are acceptable.

We have lots of SJCS sweatshirts and hoodies in lost and found. If your child is missing his/hers, you certainly may stop by the school office and check lost and found.

Catholic Schools Week 2022!

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open house - earn dress down pass

Want to earn a dress down pass for your child(ren)? It's easy, share AND TAG our post on Facebook by noon on Saturday, January 29th. Students will receive dress down passes next week.

Family Catholic Trivia Night

We are excited to host our first ever Family Catholic Trivia Night on Wednesday, February 2nd in the Parish Center! Bring your family and answer questions about and learn about our Catholic faith. Prizes will be given to the top three teams! Space is limited so make sure to sign-up through the link below. We look forward to seeing your there!


field trips and fingerprints

We are approaching the time of year when many of our classes enjoy field trips. Please keep in mind that all chaperones must be fingerprint cleared through the Diocese of Orlando. If you plan to join your child on his/her field trip, please be proactive and ensure that your prints haven't expired. You can email Mrs. Roberts at sroberts@ stjosephwhschool.org if you would like confirmation that you are cleared.

Alumni Games

All SJCS Alumni are invited to join us in our gym for an Alumni Basketball Game on Tuesday, February 1, at 6pm. This is typically an event for our high school students to come back, celebrate Catholic Schools Week with us, and catch up with friends from SJCS. This is open to all alumni, not just those students who played basketball when they were at SJCS. If you are interested in attending, please email Coach Edwards at ledwards@stjosephwhschool.org.

plastic bags needed

Please start saving plastic grocery bags, the ones you receive from stores such as Publix and Walmart. We will need these plastic bags for a schoolwide service project during Catholic Schools Week. You may start sending them in with your child(ren) asap. We will need thousands of bags, so everyone's help would be greatly appreciated.

Volunteers Needed

Thank you to Mrs. Swingle who has volunteered to chair the Mother Son Bowling event. We are still looking for a chairperson for our Daddy Daughter Dance. If you are interested in leading the coordination of this event, please email Mrs. Haas at thaas@stjosephwhschool.org.

Family Movie Night

We hope you are making plans to join us for Family Movie Night on Friday, February 4 at 6:30pm on our soccer field. We will be showing the movie, Luca. Everyone is welcome.
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According to a recent statistic from GuardChild, 43% of teens say they would change their online behavior if they knew that parents were monitoring them.

How are you monitoring your child's online behavior?

grandparents day - rescheduled

Please mark your calendars. Grandparents Day will be Friday, April 29th. It is our intent to invite grandparents to join us on campus that day.


Your student's prompt arrival at school is critical to their academic success and the efficiency of our school. I direct you to page 6 of our Parent Student Handbook (which can be found on our website), if you should have any questions.

According to our Parent Student Handbook, "Students are tardy if they are not in their classroom by 8am daily. To allow students time to walk to the classroom, they must have exited their vehicle by 7:57am daily. Teachers in morning carline will redirect parents to the school office to sign their child in tardy beginning at 7:57am."

Number of Students Tardy in the Past 5 Days:

Fri., 1/21: 11

Mon., 1/24: 27

Tues., 1/25: 18

Wed., 1/26: 15

Thurs., 1/27: 9

masses this weekend

We kick off Catholic Schools Week at all parish Masses this weekend! Students are strongly encouraged to attend Mass at St. Joseph Church in their Mass uniforms. Following Mass, students should see Mrs. Haas and receive a dress down pass.

now accepting new students

Our best marketing tool at St. Joseph Catholic School is word of mouth. If you have a friend or family member that may be interested in a Catholic education for their child, we encourage you to let them know about St. Joseph Catholic School. We are beginning to accept new student applications on Monday, January 31st. Mrs. Haas is scheduling tours of our school daily. Additionally, we are offering an Open House this Sunday, January 30th from 10am until 11am. Please spread the word.

McDonald's Night

Join us for SJCS Spirit Night at McDonald's on Hwy 17 this Tuesday, February 1st between 5pm and 8pm. Join many of your SJCS friends, teachers and staff for dinner at McDonalds. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to St. Joseph Catholic School.

early dismissal

SJCS will dismiss at 2pm on Friday, February 4. Aftercare will be provided until 6pm.

First Day of School 2022

Our first day of school for the 2022-2023 school year is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10.

4th Grade Service Project

The students visited Catholic Charities today as part of their Saints service project. The students packaged food, a bookmark of the saint they researched, and a tag that read “For the nourishment of your soul and body” for people in need. Martha Murphy, Catholic Charities director, spoke to the students about the importance food donations and the Bibles to help those in need. When the students wrote reflections about the experience, one said her favorite part of the project was donating the packages. Another student felt joy in helping others feel happy with our donations. This project would not have been possible without the donation of 100 bibles from the Knights of Columbus and we appreciate the support!

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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