November 11, 2022
Celebrating 28 Years of Excellence in Catholic Education
Theme for the Year
Our Mission and Vision Statements
St. Joseph Catholic School provides students with a nurturing and prayerful learning environment committed to academic excellence, training missionary disciples to seek virtue, wisdom, and truth, in partnership with a community of active and faithful families.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth are committed to opening the doors so that our students can reach further than the walls that would otherwise enclose them and therefore are able to recognize and cherish the eternal and transcendental goods of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
Teaching the Mind...Nourishing the Soul
From the Principal
This week, we have been receiving box after box of joy! Thank you all so very much for your kindness by participating in this most worthy cause. Our children have so much. We are all so very blessed, and by taking the time to prepare a Box of Joy for a child in extreme poverty, we open our hearts and minds to the needs of others. As Fr. Peter has shared, we are made for one another. Thank you, SJCS community, for all you do! You are truly missionary disciples.
Diane Price, M.Ed.L.
November Bible Verse on Theme of Faith
Saintly Quote About Faith to Ponder With Your Family
"I plead with you! Never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire,
and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.”
--St. John Paul II
Virtue for the Month of November
Study of Greek and Latin Roots
Here are the Greek and Latin roots we are working on across campus this week:
path-, patho-, -pathy (feelings, suffering, disease, disorder)
an-, a- (without, not)
-logy, -ology (the study of, the science of)
Reminders and Upcoming Events
Call for Entries into The Art of Music Art Show: See details below to enter student artwork into our 21st Annual Student Art Exhibit.
- 11/18 Knights in Training Open House Event for Prospective Preschool and Kindergarten students. Please see details in graphic below.
- Book Fair Volunteers are Needed - See details below. Click this link to sign up. Thank you! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080c4faaab2ea7fb6-book
- 11/14-11/8 - NJHS Thanksgiving Food Drive: Every year our NJHS sponsors a food drive during the holidays. Please see the foods we are collecting below. All donations will go to the St. Joseph Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry to families in great need this holiday season. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
- 11/18 - H2O For Life Water Walk: Clean water is a luxury we often take for granted. All are invited to join the entire school body in a prayer service (1:00pm) in the church and a "water walk" (1:30pm to 2:30pm) around our parking lots this coming Friday afternoon. Please click this link to learn all about the two groups we are supporting this school year, and to see all the good we have done in providing clean water resources to many countries through our fundraising efforts. https://www.h2oforlifeschools.org/sponsors/128 Please click the image below to learn more about the program.
H2O for Life
H2O for Life offers a service-learning opportunity designed to engage, educate and inspire youth to take action to solve the global water crisis by raising awareness and funds to support implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene education projects for global partner schools.
Book Fair Volunteers Needed - A Great Way to Earn Service Hours
Click the image below to access the SignUpGenius and volunteer!
21st Annual Student Art Exhibit
"The Art of Music"
Knights in Training - Open House
Annual Fund Mailer
Be watching for this year's Quest for Excellence Annual Fund pamphlet to arrive in the mail soon. It contains all the details of why we need your financial support to grow the school. Thank you.
Men...You are invited!
Home and School Association
Topgolf Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Thank you to all the friends and families who came out to support SJCS with their participation in this year's golf tournament. We tried something different this year by reserving space at Topgolf in Fort Worth. What a neat venue! It was a lovely evening.
Spirit Knights for 2022-2023
Service Hour Opportunities
- Volunteer to help at an HSA event!
- Help beautify the flower beds around campus
- Donate food during NJHS Food Collections at Mass
- We are always in need of Lysol spray.
- We are always in need of Clorox wipes.
- Liquid hand soap
- Disposable gloves
- STREAM Enrichment supplies (listed below)
Every $10 you spend will earn 1 service hour. Thank you! We truly need the help.
Knights in Action!
Frassati Award Recipients
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy". This Beatitude means that the people who are good to others will be given the same in return. They will also have a better relationship with God. This beatitude was shown by two students during P.E. class. Both young men helped another student learn the skill of kicking a soccer ball. These students continued to work with this new student until he achieved the skill. They enjoyed being teachers. Those young men are Miles Cronin and Damian Roberts. We are proud of you both for serving your classmate!
This young man saw the P.E. teacher demonstrating how to turn a rope to help others jump. He saw that the teacher needed help teaching all the students in the class. This student went and got another jump rope and helped to teach the other students in class how to take turns and jump rope. This student is Noah Garcia. Well done, Noah! Thank you for helping.
Monday Morning Prayer Service
Our Kindergarten students from Mrs. Waldrep's class led the school community in prayer during this week's Monday Morning Prayer Service. We are so proud of you, Knights!
Congratulations to this group of Knights who participated in the 2022-2023 Spelling Bee! It is not easy to get up in front of other people and spell under pressure. You all did a fabulous job and should be so proud of your efforts!
Congratulations to 8th grade student, Chigo Uche, for placing first in this year's Spelling Bee, receiving "Gold" . The championship word was "splendid". Bravo! We are so proud of you!
Silver and Bronze Placement
Congratulations to 5th grade student, Annabelle Stahl, for placing second in today's spelling bee, receiving "Silver", and congratulations to 5th grade student, Lucia Arevalo, for placing third, receiving "Bronze". What an accomplishment! Well done, ladies.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Sr. Elizabeth spent time with the three year old preschool class in Adoration this week. Our Knights are learning at an early age what it means to love and adore our Lord. Thank you, Sr. Elizabeth!
Well done, Mrs. Do's preschool class! These Knights are working their memory muscles and learning about poetry at the same time!
Veterans Day Ceremony
We had to move our Veterans Day Ceremony indoors this morning due to the weather. Thank you, everyone, for helping make this a special moment for us all. A special thanks to Mrs. Kuntz and the Student Council for leading, and to Mr. Cullen and Aiden Lien for sharing their musical talents with us. The trumpet and drum were the perfect touch! May God bless our veterans!
Our 5th/6th Grade Soccer Knights may not have won this game, but they sure played like champions! Keep up the hard work, Knights! Wishing you an enjoyable season, Knights! Thank you, Mr. Horton and Mr. Kotylo for coaching.
P.E. This Week
It was an eventful week in P.E. Parachute excitement, circle games that improve dribbling skills, and indoor disc golf were all on the agenda. Looks like our Knights enjoyed this time working with others and received a fun work out!
Knights in the Community
Congratulations to our 8th grade student Gus Hornick! He participated and placed in the Wether Goat Show this past weekend in Saginaw with the Nolan 4H team. Way to go, Gus! What an awesome experience for him.
Our 8th grade student Katherine Gutierrez, participated in the Las Colinas Association's Day of the Dead Canalside Celebration, sponsored by the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. What a wonderful moment for Katherine and her family!
This Week in Art
Enjoy these pieces of artwork from our Knights these past two weeks! Thank you, Mr. Suarez!
Artworks created by SJCS students in Art class today involved unique ways of looking at the human portrait!
2nd Grade: Fruit and/or Vegetable Faces – inspired by Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Mannerist painter of imaginative portraits made of objects e.g. fruits, flowers, etc.
5th Grade: Modern Art Cubist Faces – inspired by artist Pablo Picasso’s “The Weeping Woman” (1937) and his Cubism style
7th Grade: Day of the Dead Skull Art (Calaveras) – skull art designs including flowers, hearts, crosses and decorative lines and colors
3rd Grade: The Color Wheel: Mixing Colors using colored pencils or crayons. Students learned about the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and how to make new colors and identify warm colors, cool colors, complementary colors and analogous colors. Art and science integration!
Kindergarten: Drawing the Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty
4th Grade: The Art of the Cornucopia – using oil pastels and brown recycled card stock, students designed cornucopias by direct observation of plastic gourds, pumpkins, vegetables and fruits
8th Grade: Modern Art/Rhythm in Design – students drew abstract compositions involving geometric shapes, lines, and color inspired by the art of Kandinsky
Dia de Los Muertos
Mrs. Doskocil's seventh grade Spanish classes created ofrendas in honor of El Dia de los Muertos. These are truly lovely!
Displays Around Campus
In STREAM this week, students tried to build free-standing rings using Pringles chips. A few groups were successful, and all groups tried really hard to figure it out! Way to use your problem solving skills and creativity, Knights! Nothing like trial and error to learn perseverance. Even Officer Adkins got in on the challenge.
In Robotics, students participated in a trial competition to test each group’s programming to date. Problem solving by working together develops many essential skills for life. Nice job, RoboKnights!
SJCS Alumni News
Looks like our 8th grade Knights were accompanied by some of our Knight alumni! Great to see you, Miguel Gutierrez and Madison Silva! Thank you for attending an SJCS Spirit Knight!
Then and Now
Alumnus, Sal Bosquez had the opportunity to tour the new Blessed Imelda convent on the grounds of Nolan Catholic. He and his family were pleased to not only see our Sr. Theresa Mai, but also Sr. Maria Goretti, who was one of the first Dominican sisters assigned to St. Joseph. Sr. Maria Goretti served as a kindergarten aide. The THEN photo is from May 2012.
Class of 2022
St. Joseph Parish News
Meet Our Parish Priests
Weekly Mass Opportunity
- Parish website link: https://stjoe88.org/
- Please join the parish for daily and weekend Masses at this link: https://youtu.be/LxIRBSew1yI
- Please continue tithing to your parish. St. Joseph Parishioners may go to this link to give: https://stjoe88.org/giving
- Be sure to look into FORMED.org. The parish has paid for your subscription to this vast library of inspiring videos and essential reads to help grow your faith. Just go straight to the "Enter Code" button and enter 4BDX9H to begin the process. You may also access this through the parish website link below. Enjoy!
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ST. JOSEPH, PROTECTOR OF FAMILIES, PRAY FOR US.