St. Joseph Catholic School News
December 2, 2022
Partnering with the Principal
Although December is a relatively short month for school, it is packed with a lot of activities and events. Please check the calendar online to stay up to date with everything that is happening. We would love to hang up your family Christmas card in the glass case if you are so inclined to send one to the school.
We appreciate the kindness of the Home and School Association for providing the entire staff with a dinner to take home on the Tuesday of the break. Staff were allowed to choose a pizza and a bottle of wine or soda to share with their family. Thank you!
Educate Directory & Report Cards
All parents received a link early in the school year to access Educate. Within Educate, you are able to access an electronic school directory and you will use the Educate system to view your child's report card. If you don't have the link any longer, please contact the school office and we can resend your access link.
Report cards will be available at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Watch the video on how to find the directory and to access report cards. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that we are having some attendance challenges and will fix attendance in the system prior to the 2nd trimester report cards being released.
K - 2 Senior Citizen Christmas Concert - December 9th at 2pm
St. Joseph’s School K-2 Senior Christmas Concert will be held on Friday December 9 at 2pm in our Parish great room. All grandparents and senior members of our parish are invited to enjoy this lovely Christmas concert. Christmas cookies and coffee will be served. Thank you to Mrs. Bowe, our K-2 students and teachers along with our Home & School Association for providing with wonderful event.
SCHOOL RAFFLE AND GALA
Please save the date of February 10, 2023 for the St. Joseph's Catholic School Gala at the Omni Viking Hotel in Eagan. This is our school's primary fundraising event each year for parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners and friends... an extremely fun night celebrating our school and the gift of a Catholic education. Leading up to the event, we will be soon kicking off our annual School Raffle which provides a practical opportunity for our students to support the school as well. Winning raffle tickets are picked at the Gala. More details coming soon.
CSCOE - SHINE ON COMPETITION
Students in grades four through eight from all Catholic elementary schools in the State of Minnesota are invited to participate in Shine On! A Showcase of Catholic School Talent as performing and/or visual artists.
Shine On! Fast Facts
Students will submit video auditions and photos of artwork via an online portal.
Finalists in Shine On! receive professional coaching from our partner, Lundstrum Performing Arts.
Did you know there is an opening and closing ensemble?! All entries are encouraged to join. Entries can also opt to only participate in the ensemble.
Monetary prizes are awarded for both winners and schools!
Performing Arts Submission Window - NOW OPEN!
November 13 - December 11, 2022
Visual Arts Submission Window
January 1 - 31, 2023
Shine On! Showcase
March 12, 2023 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Visitation School, Mendota Heights
REGISTRATION INFORMATION to register and upload their entry.
Performing Arts Registration @shineontalent.org
Visual Arts Registration @shineontalent.org
Learn more at shineontalent.org to submit their pieces. This has all the information YOU will need as a participant.
Mark Your Calendar
SCHOOL CALENDAR -
Tuesday, December 6 - St. Nicholas Day
Wednesday, December 7 - Spirit Wear Day
Wednesday, December 7 - Home & School Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 8 - Mass (Holy Day of Obligation)
Friday, December 9 - PK Friday Fun Day (advanced registration required)
Tuesday, December 13 - 6th - 8th Vocal & Band Concert in Church at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 14 - Spirit Wear Day
Thursday, December 15 - K - 2nd Concert in Church at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20 - Preschool Christmas Concert in Church at 6:30pm
Wednesday, December 21 - Festive Sweater Day
Wednesday, December 21 - School Rosary 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 22 - Monday, January 2 - Christmas Break
Tuesday, January 3 - No School for Students - Professional Development
Wednesday, January 4 - School Resumes - Spirit Wear Day
January 9 - 20 - Winter MAP Testing K - 8
WOMEN OF ST. JOSEPH
ST. GIANNA MOM’S GROUP
Wednesdays I 9:00am
Fridays I 10:00am (Following the School Mass )
For news and updates be sure to follow our Facebook Group:
“St. Gianna Mom's Group of the Church of St. Joseph”
GIANNA MOM’S BRUNCH
Wednesday, December 7 I 9:00-11:00am
Msgr. Foran Great Room
All moms are encouraged to bring your children and enjoy a time of friendship.
ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED
ADVENT MORNING OF REFLECTION
Saturday, December 17 I 8:30-11:00am
Msgr. Foran Great Room
8:00am Mass (optional) followed by a lovely brunch, friendship and reflection by Dr. Erika Kidd, professor at University of St. Thomas, Catholic Studies Program.
Cost is $10. Register online at churchofstjoseph.org.
Bring a sister, mom or friend for a morning of refreshment and friendship as we prepare for the holy season of Christmas.
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