February News

Principal- Mrs. Mary Jo Sarff

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Welcome February

It's an exciting time at St. Joseph's School as we begin our Catholic Schools Week. We have many activities planned throughout the school week to engage our students in our Catholic faith. From a Spelling Bee, to student vs staff volleyball game on Friday it is a great time to be a SAINT! We are excited to welcome Sister Victoria as our Spanish teacher on February 4th.

Enrollment for 2022-2023 School Year

Get your students enrolled at SJS for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. School families have the opportunity to enroll their students from February 1st - February 14th before enrollment opens up to all. Don't miss the chance to enroll in our fantastic school.

How To Enroll :
Log in to your Family Portal on RenWeb

Click on Apply/ Enroll Tab on the left

Click on Enrollment/ Reenrollment

Click on Open Enrollment

Complete Enrollment Packet


Our Belief's : Diocese of Peoria : Office Of Catholic Schools

6th Grade Visit to Peoria Notre Dame

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February 2022 : Important Dates

January 31st- February 4th - Book Fair

February 10th- Hearing/ Vision Screening

February 11th- No School

February 14th- Valentines Day : Class parties 2pm

February 18th- Early Dismissal : 11:30am : Teacher Institute

February 21st- No School : President's Day

February 22nd- Kindergarten Round Up : By Appointment : 5-7pm

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Before/ Aftercare Program

Our SJS before and aftercare program is up and running. Mrs. Burns is thrilled to have 15 students currently participating in our program. She has plans for some fun and exciting events from Movie days to Special art projects. Don't forget to register to have your student participate in our before / aftercare program.
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Substitute Teachers

Do you hold a bachelor's degree? Are you looking for a way to help your school? Then becoming a substitute for St. Joseph's school is for you! Please reach out to Mrs. Sarff at the school via email msarff@stjosephschoolpekin.com or call 309-347-7194. To complete the substitute teaching license from the state of Illinois visit : https://www.isbe.net/Documents/how-become-sub-teacher.pdf
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Job Openings

SJS has current openings for the 2021 school year

* Cafeteria assistant : Part time employment : Works directly with Mrs. Burks to help with lunch service, cleaning, and supply managing

* Before/Aftercare Leader: Part time employment: Works directly with Mrs. Sarff and Mrs. Burns to support current Before/ Aftercare program

All interested complete and submit the following https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gKdSxwG1DnOqdHQZW51FU-IZl5B3v13s76QlPDs42mo/edit

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A Letter from the Education Commission

Hello Saint Joseph School Families,

As you may already know, the SJS Education Commission focuses on helping the school develop and execute strategies and activities that help ensure the needs of our students, parents, Parish, and Diocese continue to be met.

The Commission is made up of SJS parents, alumni, and parishioners, each serving up to two three-year terms. During our monthly meetings we work through a combination of strategic items and current events, relying heavily on the input from fellow parents and parishioners like each of you. I welcome and encourage you to reach out to me or any of the other Commissioners with your questions or suggestions.

Thank You,

Daniel Brian

President, SJS Education Commission


2021-2022 SJS Education Commissioners:

Daniel Brian

Jay Wendelin

Gabe Hart

Amy Mefford

John Shallenberger

Al Johnson

Lori Behrends

Christa Larkner

Mary Hudson

Kari Schaer

Kindergarten Round Up

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, 5-7pm

300 South 6th Street

Pekin, IL

Do you have an incoming Kindergarten student or have a friend who has children entering Kindergarten? Don't miss our personalized Kindergarten Round Up! Call the school office to schedule a time to see our school, meet our teacher, and have some fun getting ready for Kindergarten. This is a one time event with appointments open from 5pm-7pm.