April News

Mrs. Mary Jo Sarff - Principal

We Welcome Spring!

It is a joy and a true blessing to participate in the Lenten season at St. Joseph School. With students devoting themselves to prayer, Stations of the Cross, and reflection on how we can be closer to our Heavenly Father. Our 4th quarter of this school year is in full swing, with 3rd quarter grades posted and our 8th grade students beginning to prepare for graduation. I would like to thank all the parents who have helped support your student in their learning of our faith.

April Spot Light : Art Club

This month we highlight our amazing Art Club. We have 60 students who meet together monthly to develop and enjoy art. Ms. Willoughby and Mrs.Ferro help to lead this club. All parents are welcome to volunteer during Art Club meetings. Please don't hesitate to stop in and lend a helping hand. Our students are having a wonderful time and we will continue to add new projects and ideas to this Extra Curricular Club.
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Spring Music- SJS Gym

On April 28th at 2pm our school will be holding an all school assembly for our PreK-8th grade students to perform the music they have learned in Mrs. Strauss' music class. Parents are welcome to attend. The event will be taped and live streamed for future viewing.

On Friday, May 20th at 6pm our school will hold an Encore performance of the assembly. This encore presentation is being added to our calendar. We invite parents and family members to attend. As this event is after graduation , all 8th grade alumni who would like to attend are welcome.

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Join our SJS Staff

SJS is seeking an additional Aftercare leader this is a part time position Monday-Friday from 3:15pm-5:30pm. The leader is responsible for putting together activities and supervision of students ranging from PreK-8th grade. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Sarff for more details and application.

SJS is seeking a cafeteria assistant to work directly with Mrs. Burks on a part time basis. This opening requires following directions, ability to lift heavy items, willingness to learn, dish washing, and helping serve SJS students lunch. For more information and an application please call the school office or email Mrs. Sarff : msarff@stjosephschoolpekin.com

Celebrating : St. Joseph Day

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Enroll Now ! 2022-2023 School Year

Enrollment is open to all for the 2022-2023 school year. Please log into you Family Portal - Click Enroll/ Reenroll - Click Open Enrollment Packet- Complete and Submit. Our registration fee February - April 30th is $75 per student , registration May- August is $150 per student. We are here to help if you have any questions please contact Mrs. Sarff or Ms. Willoughby
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SJS Garage Sale

Our school would like to thank all of the parents and students who helped make our first SJS Garage Sale a success. Special thanks to Kari Schaer and Christa Larkner for making the event a reality. St. Joseph School not only raised money but we were able to donate the unsold items to those in need in our community. Thank you to the Pekin Moose Lodge for allowing us to hold this event. Saturday , March 26th was a great day to be a Saint!

April Calendar

April 1st - Shadow Stations in the SJS gym - 2:30pm all are welcome to attend

April 4th - Parents Club Meeting -6pm

April 8th- April 18th - Spring Break

April 17th- Happy Easter

April 19th - Classes Resume : 8:40am

April 24th - Extra Curricular Mass 11am- followed by Extra Curricular Awards

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A Chance To Cheer For Our SJS Extra Curricular Students

Sunday, April 24th 11am Mass

All students and families are asked to attend our SJS Extra Curricular Mass on Sunday, April 24th. At Mass students receive a special blessing from Father. Following Mass we will have a brief presentation and students of each of our SJS Extra Curricular Activities will be awarded pins for participation. This is a wonderful way to lift up our students who have participated in the following activities.

Boys Baseball

Girls Softball

Cross Country

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball Co-op

Boys Basketball SJS

Girls Volleyball



Lego League

Art Club

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