School Dollars

TargetWant to earn extra money for the school? – Then sign up for a REDcard at Target with their Take Charge of Education project (TCOE)! Target donates 1% of all REDcard purchases made at the store or on their website, and last year St. JosephSchool earned $930.23. In the past 17 years, SJS earned $6,520.75. So far this year we’ve accumulated $1,183.01. That total reflects 53 families signed up for REDcards – just imagine how much more we could be earning if more of our families were part of the program. You can enroll with TCOE and get your REDcard by visiting the website or by calling 1-800-316-6142 – or ask a cashier who can help you get the process started. Since TCOE was started in 1997, Target has paid more than 100,000 schools $324 million, credited to 1.5 million shoppers. And the best news is that the money given to St. Joe’s can be spent any way we need to.

Principal of the Day

PrincipalEmmaMeet Emily Csanady our Principal Princess!  Emma sold 40 calendars this week for a total of 45 calendars!

Food for the Hungry


K-Kids sent a $50 donation to Cross Catholic Outreach, which sponsored the World Hunger program we observed last week. We also collected 148 canned goods, which were donated to the St. Joseph Parish Vincentians.

Calendar Sales Report

Our Calendar sales are going strong with a total of $19,320 worth of calendars sold in the first two weeks.  We are halfway to our goal of $36,000 – so let’s rally and sell, sell, sell! If we reach our goal, the entire SJS student body will attend a private showing at Amherst Theater to celebrate our success! 
Every student who turns in 15 calendars by Friday Oct. 24 will be invited to play in the Ultimate Game Truck!
Congratulations to Lexi Hall, who was named principal of the day for the first week with 33 calendars sold, and to Michael Trifiletti who was principal of the day the 2nd week with 40 calendars sold.
THANK YOU, to everyone who participated and worked hard to help make St. Joseph School a Higher Standard! GO TROJANS!
Do your best to sell the 15 calendars you were given – ask for more if you sell those – but if you have not been able to sell your calendars, please bring them back to the school office.
Calendar“30 Reasons to be Thankful” Raffle Calendars are on sale for $10 until Oct. 31, with buyers eligible for all prizes during the month of November.  All proceeds will be used to benefit our Music and Art Departments.  Check out all the rules  by clicking on Calendar Raffle.  Check out all the prizes on the calendar by clicking on Calendar Prizes

Celebrate Mrs. Frank

2008St. Joseph School will celebrate the life of long-time teacher Fran Frank on Tuesday November 11 with a Mass at 9 am in the church.  Following Mass, we will dedicate a “Buddy Bench” and a Tree planted in her honor by the playground.  Refreshments will be served to guests immediately afterwards.  Students and Staff invite all former teachers, students and their families to join us in this memorial celebration.

Shaping Up!

St. Joseph School’s Junior High is on the road to physical fitness with once a month field trips! As part of a new wellness initiative at the school, the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders have been visiting Fit Me Up Fitness in Avon for an hour of warm up games and trying out all the fitness equipment. Most recently they played a game of Magic Ball, including the teachers! Ms. Kristen Hayden, health and physical ed teacher at St. Joseph School, says, “Students are getting a good workout and having a ton of fun, too.” The facilities at Fit Me Up Fitness are made available to the school by Paul and Amber Theodore who ran the Rock The Challenge field day At St. Joseph’s last May. They promote an “It’s not about me” attitude toward fitness and life that they say, “will revolutionize the way you live every day. The people who get involved with us become family, and we would do anything to take care of every single one of them. We started FMU out of a calling because we love God, we love family and we love what we do.”


Community Service

PassItOn7th graders visited Pass It On Ministries as their community service project under the leadership of Ms. Kristen Hayden. Students sorted clothing, helped move furniture, and bagged food for families.  While we were there a pregnant woman came in who was ready to deliver anytime.  She didn’t have anything for the baby.  The 7th grade girls were very happy to help her find what she needed, including a car seat, clothes, baby tub and swing. Pass it On Ministries mission is to help provide food, clothing and furniture to working low income families. Students were also accompanied by homeroom teacher Mrs. Sue Miller and parent Mrs. Tracy Butchko

Free Alert

Would you like to get a text message on your cellphone or iPad when the school is closed?  One is available from WKYC for free.  Just go to to sign up for the  text alert and WKYC  will send i-alert notification directly to your mobile device for the school you choose.  Although WKYC cannot guarantee 100% delivery of the text message because of carrier or geographical difficulties, you can still view school closings on the tv or at their website.

Peace Day

We gathered to pray, to sing songs of peace and to release doves as the symbol of peace on this International Peace Day.





Sal & Al’s = $$$

coupon_0fe869d6b0Beginning in October, the second Tuesday of each month will be St. Joe’s  Night at Sal and Al’s!  If you go out to eat that night and let them know you are from our school, Sal and Al’s will donate money back to the school!  Thanks for supporting the school and businesses owned by our parishioners.

Buy Catholic

SHOP CATHOLIC  Buy Catholic books, videos, music, jewelry, gifts and more, and the school will earn cash (up to 10% of your purchase) on over 3,000 items.  Click on the picture to go to the website.