SJS Peek at the Week

Week of September 23rd, 2019

Sixth week of school....

Service One Restoration Company was here a few days this week helping to clean and control the moisture levels in the community room and basements. Once there is less moisture the base boards will be replaced in the community room. We are hoping to accomplish this on Friday. I'll send a Dojo notification this weekend keeping you informed of the progress and where before/after school care will meet. If the base boards are still not finished we will continue to have before/after school care in the gym.

Band began today and the kids are over-the-top excited. It is fun to hear the unique sounds coming from down the hallway as they learn to play their instruments.

Today is our 1st house event where we will break off into teams and build school community!! Its always a loud but fun time. House T-Shirts can be ordered through the office for $12. Please call Denise in the office if you would like to order one for your child.

Tonight is curriculum night from 6-7pm where you will hear about grade level curriculum and expectations for the school year. ALL ARE WELCOME! See the invite below for the agenda. Side note: Ms. Shambaugh is out sick today and not well enough to attend this evening. We will be posting her presentation to class Dojo to view. Please private message her with any additional questions.

Please continue to use this weekly newsletter as our major way to communicate from school to home. This newsletters intended purpose is to help our families keep up-to-date on current school related events and important dates to mark in your calendars. Newsletters will be no longer be printed on paper. This newsletter is available in a digital form only, hoping to help reduce the quantity of paper we purchase. We will post weekly newsletters to class Dojo as well as Facebook for easy convenience and accessibility. Please continue to call me or the office if any questions or concerns arise. Thank you for entrusting your child/children to our care.

May God continue to bestow his blessings upon us all!

Peace and joy,

Mrs. Rybarczyk

Lucky to be Principal of SJS

Important Dates:

  • Please mark your calendars with the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 19: Pre-K-8th Grade Curriculum Night-meet your child's teacher, hear about grade level curriculum and expectations for the school year. Enter through our Main Entrance #1.

  • Friday, September 20: No school - Staff Development

  • Sunday, September 29: First Family Mass. Please join us at either 9:30 mass in English or 11:00 mass in Spanish

  • Friday, October 4: Mid-Trimester Reports

  • Wednesday, October 9: No PM bus service

  • Monday, October 14: No school - Columbus Day

  • Fechas Importantes:

  • Jueves, 19 de Septiembre: Noche de currículo: conozca al maestro de su hijo, conozca el currículo de nivel de grado y las expectativas para el año escolar.

  • Viernes 20 de Septiembre: No hay clases - Desarrollo del personal

  • Domingo 29 de Septiembre: Primer MISA FAMILIAR. Únase a nosotros en la misa de las 9:30 en inglés o en la misa de las 11:00 en español

  • Viernes 4 de octubre: Informes de mitad de trimestre

  • Miércoles 9 de Octubre: No hay servicio de autobús por la tarde

  • Lunes 14 de Octubre: No hay clases - Día de Colón

  • Thursday, Sep. 19th, 6-7pm

    Lincoln Avenue

    Round Lake, IL

    All are welcome to join us for Curriculum Night! Click here for the Curriculum Night Agenda!

    RSVPs are enabled for this event.


    Mrs. Wills & Mrs. Shambaugh class are in need of a room parent/room helper.

    This is one of the many great ways to interact with your Child/community/School/Teachers and Staff. Room parents help plan and coordinate several classroom parties as well as many school events together with the classroom teacher and PTO.

    Our first event is the Halloween party which is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019.

    If you are interested, please contact our head room parent Ms. Vianni Trujillo @ 224-223-3785.

    Thank you for all your help and commitment.

    Scholastic Book Fair!

    Book Fair is coming soon.

    Open next week during school hours.

    Many great book choices for our students!


    Box Tops for Education is changing the way we earn cash for our school!

    Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label. Going forward you can still clip the box top and send them into school or you may digitally scan your receipt using Box-Top mobile app. Click here for more details. Please send into school the clipped box tops that you have been saving. Thank you!

    Extended Day Program Procedures (before and after school)

    Extended day program begins at 6am. Please drop off your child/children in the community room and sign in with Mrs. Bertha. After school extended day program begins at 2:30PM and ends at 6PM. Please pick up your child in the community room and sign them out before leaving for the evening. Any late pick-ups wills be charged a $30 fee.

    Empower Illinois Scholarships

    As funds continue to be released, please remember to check your email for updates.

    54 of our students have already been awarded scholarships.

    If you have questions regarding your application status, please contact the EI Parent Hot Line:

    309-416-0741 or

    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday

    Caritas Scholarships

    The scholarship committee has started reviewing applications for new and renewal Caritas awards. If you have not applied in FACTS, you must submit your application ASAP!

    To start your application, visit the school's website and locate the FACTS link ( or log on to your FACTS account.

    For questions regarding your application, please contact FACTS at 866-441-4637.

    Please call the school office and schedule an appointment with Ms. Rivas if you need help with the application process.

    FSP information


    click on Create and Account: Password is SJ204

    For ordering questions email

    Ordering will be open the prior month from the 1st thru the 15th. Orders and changes can be made anytime from the 1st to the 15th.

    Technical Support (problems with the website): email

    Bingo tables set-up and take-down volunteers for this Saturday

    Table set up:

    09/21: Diaz Family

    Take down:

    09/21: Trujillo Family


    September 21st:

    1. Denise Rivas

    2. Juana Rivas

    3. Elva Flores

    Please see Louise upon arrival at 4:00 p.m. for instructions as to what your job will be for the evening. Failure to keep your scheduled Bingo, without prior notification, will result in a $30 fee added to your FACTS account. Please phone Louise if you have a question or concern...


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

    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.

    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.