Eagle's Eye Newsletter

September 26, 2019

We Learn in order to Serve

Our 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.

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

We are nearing the middle of the first trimester and our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences. All parents of students in kindergarten through grade 8 are strongly encouraged to come in to meet with their child’s teacher on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. School will dismiss at 2pm both days to allow time for conferences. Aftercare will be available until 6pm.

Kindergarten through Grade 5: Conferences are scheduled with homeroom teachers for ten minutes. A scheduling form was sent home in the white envelope last week. Please be sure to return it at your earliest convenience. Once scheduled, the form will be returned to you to confirm your time.

Middle School: Parents are encouraged to pick up their child’s progress reports from the middle school hallway. Teachers will be available for parents to drop in and have a conference with teachers of their choosing. Times are: Thursday, October 10th from 2:30pm-6:00pm and Friday, October 12th from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

Fall Fest Build Day

Please join us this Saturday, September 28 at 8:00am for a work day where we will be creating and building the game booths. We will be meeting at the playground. Come out to help and get your Service hours! Please contact Valerie or Theresa to let them know if you can help: Valerie Cutrer vnc0979@yahoo.com. Theresa Anderson Teband2@aol.com

Fall Fest Donations Needed

We are in need of supplies for some new games Please consider donating.
  • Monetary donations for inflatable rentals. (Please send into the school payable to St Joseph School and email Valerie that you made a donation)
  • Gift Certificates to Lowe’s, JoAnn’s Amazon, and Publix.
  • Carnival style Prizes
  • Matchbox/Hot-wheels cars
  • 2-3 plywood
  • Bright colored sample size paints
  • 3-4 orange safety cones various sizes
  • Old large picture frame
  • Haystacks (preferably to borrow and give back)
  • Caution tape

Thank you for all your help and making this day, a fun day for the whole community!!!

Please contact and let us know if you can help

$1 Dress Down Tomorrow

Tomorrow, we will dress down to raise money for National Pediatric Cancer Awareness. All students are encouraged to dress down and make a contribution to help those children fighting cancer. Please be sure to follow the dress code for dress down days that can be found on page 14 of the Parent/Student Handbook.

 Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Tanner, Ms. Mukai, Mrs. Heisey, and Father Gordon, all celebrating birthdays next week.

Hydroponics Club

Mrs. Tanner has started a hydroponics garden club for the middle school students this year. This type of gardening grows plants without soil. Students are meeting once a week to cultivate plants using the hydroponics lab set up in the middle school hallway. They are growing arugula, kale, radishes, rainbow chard, lettuce, basil, and carrots and plan to branch out with other plants soon. What a great way to learn about different methods of growing plants! We are blessed to have this natural learning laboratory for our students.

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We had our Walk-a-thon assembly last week to distribute prizes. We also got to see Mrs. James get silly-stringed, Coach Edwards get Gatorade dumped on her, Ms. Pierce get a pie in the face, Mrs. Holland get slimed, Mrs. Magnole doing a Fortnite dance, and Mr. Reilly get a makeover. There was also a surprise guest appearance by Mrs. Haas wearing FSU gear!

Maker Space in the Media Center

Students in grades three, four, and five have the opportunity to spend time in the Media Center with Mrs. Pierce during recess and be a part of the Maker's Space. The students use creativity skills with a variety of materials to make or build something unique. Each month, the students can work on a different project. This month, the students are using duct tape to design items such as pen covers and bookmarks. Thank you Mrs. Pierce for creating this innovative space for our learners!

PTO Corner

Hi Everyone!

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Walk-a-Thon! What a treat it was to see Mrs. Haas! We know she is doing what was asked of her, and boy has Mr. Reilly and Mrs. Insua stepped up to the plate! They seemed to not skip a beat. We appreciate all our teachers and staff.

Fall Fest is near! Friday, October 25th. For our new families, this event is a fun festival for the entire family. Invite your aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents to our school and have fun! There will be games, rides, delicious food, and many opportunities to volunteer. You will soon be receiving information from your room parents, if you haven’t already, asking for your help. The entire event is fueled 100% by volunteers.

There are multiple ways to help. You can help the school by donating your time to your class booth, donate to your class basket and/or this weekend at our first Build Day. We will be starting at 8am at school on the playground area.

We are looking for sponsors to cover the cost of the inflatables and games. Families with or without a business can donate directly to school. The average cost of the items are

$200—$500. Your name will be displayed beside the inflatable that you contributed to. If you are interested in sponsoring an inflatable or have questions, please contact Valerie Cutrer 863-307-8105 or vnc0979@yahoo.com.

We are very thankful for our tireless volunteers that put this amazing event together. It could not happen without your help!

Thank you for all you do!

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Blue Mass for First Responders

Bishop Noonan will celebrate the Blue Mass for first responders on Friday, September 27th at 12:10pm at the St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. We are looking for students who can represent SJCS by attending this mass with their first responder parent/relative. This will be considered a field trip, students will not be marked absent. However, transportation will not be provided. If your child is interested in attending this very special mass, please contact Mr. Reilly at jreilly@stjosephwhschool.org.

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Children’s Choir

The Church Children’s Choir needs members. Practices are each Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00pm in the Parish Center Music Room. For more information, contact Jitka Cinibulk at jcinibulk@stjosephwh.org.

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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.


St. Joseph Catholic School

Pastor: Rev. Jimson Varghese, S.D.V.

Diocese of Orlando Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Henry Fortier