St. Joseph School is sponsoring two Christmas concerts in the coming weeks.
On Thursday Dec. 12 the whole school will participate in our holiday concert at 7 pm in the Church.
On Tuesday Dec. 17 band students will perform their sounds of the season in the social hall at 1:15. The Storytelling Club will also perform.
Eat out and treat St. Joseph School to some extra dollars! Ziggy’s Pub and Restaurant in downtown Amherst will return a percentage of your lunch or dinner receipt to the school if you dine with them on Tuesday Dec. 10.
Book your trip by Dec. 16 for a great getaway in January! St. Joseph School’s Friends and Family may reserve a night’s stay and 4 water park passes for Jan. 16-17 for just $119. Just mention SJS Friends and Family when calling for reservations at 888-707-7149 or 888-708-2367.
Market Day is having bonus cookie days this month. If a students sells 2 orders, they may have a dress down day. If they sell 5 orders they will get a dress down day and a slushie.
The Parent Club is preparing for the annual Kris Kringle Shop! This is an opportunity for the children to do some holiday shopping for their family members while raising funds for the Parent Club. Children will shop on Friday Dec. 6 and should bring in an envelope with their money, a list of those they are shopping for, and any suggestions for appropriate gifts.
K-Kids will sponsor “Shoot Down Tetanus” on Dec. 17 and 19 during gym classes. For a $1 donation, students will be given 10 basketball shots (larger donations will be accepted). Prizes will be awarded to the most foul shots made to a student in each class and to the class with the highest percentage participation.
Our Parish Vincentians are looking for help in stock their cupboards so they can help those in need in our community. If you just picked up a couple of things each week, it would add up to a great deal. Please download and print the attached form and put in on your refrigerator or with your grocery list. The next time you go shopping, you’ll be able to get a few things. Thank so much – blessings on your family.
Hurrah for SJS students and parents for raising so much money this fall!. The big winner was October’s raffle calendars called 30 Reasons to Be Thankful. The Parent Club, which sponsored the raffle, raised $23,050! The top class in selling raffles was Kindergarten and the top selling student was Logan Hoopes in 5th Grade.
The other fundraiser that will bring in money to purchase school supplies and equipment was the BoxTop drive – it brought in $1000!
SJS has changed some of our Breakfast and Lunch Menus.
A new “Grab and Go” breakfast program lets students purchase breakfast at SJS and eat it in the cafeteria from 7 to 7:30 or in their classrooms from 7:30 to 7:45. Check out the Breakfast Menu on the Calendars/Menus Page under Parent Resources to see food options and prices.
The Lunch Menu now features “predictable” items with hotdogs on Mondays, a chicken entree on Wednesdays and pizza on Fridays with other student favorites on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may also choose an alternate entree Monday through Thursday. In November the alternate entree will be a hotdog.
SchoolBelles is holding a 10-20% off sale now through Jan. 4 for those looking to update their school uniforms
Some families of upper hall students (6th, 7th and 8th graders) have questions about the changes made to the class schedule and teaching standards. Have you wondered why classes are an hour long? Or why there are no more study halls or recess? And how is the new Advanced Language Arts class different from Quest? Find the answers to these questions and more by clicking on the pdf here – FAQ 2013-2014
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 CatholicBook.net website.