September 12, 2019
- Aftercare Employee. Individual will work from 2:45-6pm on school days. Qualified individual must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
- Part-Time Accounting Assistant to work 24 hours a week.
Welcome Mrs. Volker
News from Mrs. VanWieren
Permission slips for 6th through 8 to see Lion king should have been returned already. Extra forms are in the lobby and will not be able to be accepted after this week.
Grades 5-8 will be seeing Oklahoma at Harrison, and info is going home in the white folders this week. Those forms are due no later than September 18th.
Singing Falcons chorus will officially be back for grades 3-8 next Wednesday from 3:15-4:15. This is separate from choir as this is the school chorus and students perform throughout the community and for school functions if they participate. We hope to see everyone back and some new faces!!!
*Please note that this Mass Choir is separate from Mrs. Van Wieren's Choir.
Denim and Diamonds T Shirts
Morning and afternoon carline is going fairly well for this time of the year. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Please remember that Ridgewood Street is a one way street for all vehicular traffic between 7:30 and 8:30 am and 2:30 and 3:30pm. It is critical that all parents adhere to these traffic signs to help with traffic flow during busy drop off and pick up. Thank you for your help!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Grade 5 through Grade 8: Parents of middle schoolers, please make plans now to stop in either on Thursday, October 3rd between 2:30 and 6:00pm or Friday, October 4th between 2:30 and 3:30pm to pick up your child's progress report and meet with teachers of your choosing.
Hurricane Make Up Days
Message from Mrs. Haas Re: Resource Assistance for Students
One of the many blessings at St. Joseph Academy is the smaller class sizes that easily allow for more individualized or small group attention during instruction. This small group/individualized instruction is happening in all subject areas throughout the school day. While small class sizes are great, I recognize that it's not enough for some students.
I am certified in the State of Florida in Elementary Education, Educational Leadership, and Exceptional Student Education. I spent my first four years of teaching as a resource teacher. I have a passion for these students with "Unique Abilities" and am committed to giving them the support that they need. With my transition and a disruption due to a hurricane, it has taken a little longer that I would've liked, but I am happy to say that we are beginning to provide resource support for our students.
Title One: Ms. Lula Peoples is back as our Title One tutor. Permission slips for participation in this program have gone home with students. The schedule has been created. She is starting to meet with students to provide support twice a week in the areas of math and reading. If you received a permission slip, please return it as soon as possible.
SJA Resource: Additional academic support is being offered by SJA teachers, primarily in the area of reading and math. Teachers are beginning to work with students to help close gaps and provide assistance. Resource teachers may work within the classroom setting with a targeted individual or small group, or the resource teacher may pull the student(s) and work with them in an alternative location. Teachers providing resource include: Ms. Alfonso, Mrs. Ellerbe, Mrs. Haas, Mrs. Saires, Mr. Thompson, and Mrs. Volker.
Speech and Language: We recognize that some students should be receiving Speech and/or Language Therapy by Polk County on our campus during the school day. At this time, we have not heard anything from the County in regards to when these services are expected to begin. Mr. Allende will be attending a meeting at the County tomorrow. We are hopeful that he will get some answers.
If you should have any questions about your child's progress or about the resource program, please don't hesitate to contact Mr. Allende at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to send me your scanned earnings! Looks like either one of these
Please put "Box Tops" as the Subject and include your child’s name and teacher in the email so I can credit the correct class
Falcon Fit will begin Wednesday, September 18! It will continue to be ongoing every Wednesday throughout the school year. Falcon Fit is a free after school extracurricular activity. Students in grades 4-8 are allowed to participate in Falcon Fit. On certain days, Falcon Fit participants may collaborate with a St. Joseph Academy sports team that is currently in season only for the fitness segment of that team’s practice. Falcon Fit will begin at 3:45 and end at 4:45. Please be on time to pick up your child. If you are late to pick up your child, they will be sent to after care. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Allende at email@example.com.
-Dynamic Warm up
What Do I Need to Bring?
-Towel to lay on or yoga mat if you have one
-Active wear clothes
-Sunscreen (In case we are outside)
What does Falcon Fit focus on?
-No judgements! ONLY POSITIVITY AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR ONE ANOTHER!
-Not giving up
Update on Mrs. Bruchey
From the Church
Dear St. Joseph Families,
St. Joseph Catholic Church would like to welcome you to our community! If you or your family would like more information regarding the Catholic Faith (see below), please contact Sam Alamm at our church office at 863-213-5280 x2019.
Ø My child is Catholic and needs to receive the sacraments.
Ø I am an adult Catholic and need to receive the sacraments.
Ø I am NOT Catholic, but I would like to learn more about the Catholic Faith.
Ø I am interested in becoming Catholic.
We look forward to assisting you and your families on your journey of faith! Go Falcons!
Falcon Express Envelopes Today
- A sponsorship form for Fall Festival
- Denim and Diamonds TShirt Order Form
Canned goods (pop tops)
Manual Can Openers
Meals Ready to Eat (10,000)
Hygiene /Feminine Kits (10,000)
First Aid Kits (2,000)
Large Trash Bags (2,000)
Mosquito repellent cream (10,000)
Bleach (gallon size)
Chlorine Tablets (for water purification)
Non-perishable dry goods (food, cereal)
Dry rice and beans (1 pound bags)
Cleaning supplies (brooms, mops, buckets, towels, disinfectant, trash rakes, leaf rakes)
Air beds (twin and double)
Gas cans (without gas)
Solar generators (Solar panels, or solar lights)
Baby Supplies (wipes, canned juice, baby food, diapers, formula)
Flashlights (battery, solar)
Portable propane camp stoves ( for sea shipping only)
Small propane bottles ( for sea shipping only)
Toilet paper and hand towels
Large Tupperware type storage containers (20gallon) loose items can be packet in these.