StJP Principal Newsletter
November 13, 2015
We will also send out a detailed email explaining My Students Progress in the near future for anybody that may not be familiar with the program in order to provide additional support.
Health Highlight: We are seeing some cases of Pink Eye at School
Child Check Phone Line
Helping Hands Thanksgiving Dinner Drive
Friday November 13: Mother/Son Dodgeball at McDevitt 6:00-8:30 PM
Saturday November 14: Kevin from Heaven used Coat Collection 4:30 -6:30 at StJP gym
Sunday November 15: Book Fair open after Mass; Kevin from Heaven used Coat Collection 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at StJP gym
Monday November 16: Wine and Cheese Evening at Book Fair
Tuesday November 17: Last Day of Book Fair
Saturday November 21: Confirmation (St. Lukes) 10:00 AM
Tuesday November 24: Royal blue, light blue and white TAG Day/Prayer Sevice
Wednesday November 25: No School
Thursday November 26: No School
Friday November 27: No School
Monday November 30: Students Return to School
The Book Fair is Here!
The Monster Book Fair Is Coming!
November 11-17 in the St. Joseph the Protector Library
To find out about all the fun events, get a preview of the books that are coming, or order from our online fair, go to
To volunteer at the Book Fair, please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45afab28a75-book. We would love to have your help!
See you there!
Annual Fund total is $29,044.74
To all those who have generously participated in our Annual Fund campaign thus far we are extremely grateful. On December 1st, StJP will celebrate our first day of giving. You are invited to participate on Giving Tuesday by making a gift online through our school website or mailing your donation in and encouraging others to do the same.
Your participation demonstrates your belief in St. Joseph the Protector School and will help ensure our success for the future. StJP's Administration & Faculty have ALL demonstrated their belief in StJP by participating in the Annual Fund. We are asking you to do the same.
The window for applying for Financial Aid for next School Year is open!
We hope you are as excited as we are for the 2016-2017 financial aid year to begin! Families can begin applying online as early as 11/1. Attached to this email you will find your school’s specific instructions advising families how to apply for financial aid with Smart Aid. Families with questions should be advised to call our Parent Help Center at 1-800-360-8027. Our Parent Help Center is available for families 24/7.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us 1-888-296-0876.
We look forward to a great year with you!
Access Application www.smartaidforparents.com
School ID Code St. Joseph the Protector: 91061
Deadline New Applicants: Priority deadline 12/31/2015, but will remain open on a rolling basis.
Returning Applicants: 12/31/2015
Eligible Grades PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
John J. Gillen
10 Woodbridge Center Drive | Woodbridge, NJ 07095 | (888) 296-0876
Applications for students who will be enrolled in K-12 during the 2016 / 2017 school year will be available for parents. Last year, BLOCS had over 15,000 applications which amounted to a qualified need of $47,000,000 for Philadelphia area Catholic schools.
Most of BLOCS funding comes in the way of tax credit programs that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers to businesses. Businesses are able to make donations to BLOCS, and then receive up to a 90% credit on their PA state taxes. These programs total $150 million dollars in available credits state wide.
As we move into the next school year, our hope is that these programs are expanded to help more families afford a Catholic education. It is important that our legislatures understand what the true need is in the Philadelphia area when these programs are evaluated for a possible increase.
The best way to show the true need of families in the Philadelphia area is to have as many parents as possible fill out the online application for BLOCS scholarships. Applications for Archdiocesan schools, parish schools, and diocesan high schools can be accessed at www.blocs.org or by going directly towww.smartaidforparents.com. If your child is attending a private school, mission school, or if your school is not listed in the online applications, please contact your school directly to apply.