Important Reminder!


School Walk-Thru for families registered at SJS for the 2015-2016 school year


Friday, August 14, 2015 from Noon to 2:00 p.m.

Classrooms will be open and teachers and aides in attendance to meet and greet parents and students.
The School Office will be open during the Walk-Thru as well, and folders with paperwork can be picked up. Please make sure to return them on the first day of school for a free agenda book and pencil pouch!

Enjoy the Final Days of Summer!

“Faith is Fun” for Everyone!


Back to School Shopping?


School Supply Lists for 2015-16 have been posted here!

Enjoy the rest of summer and see you August 18th!

See You In August!

Please see the dates below in which school will begin for your child! These are the official start dates for the 2015-16 School Year.

  • Grades 1-8

    • First Day of School: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 


  • Kindergarten

    • First Day of School foKindergartners with last name starting with A – L only: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 (off Wednesday August 19th)

    • First day of school for Kindergartners with last names starting with M – Z only: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 (off Tuesday August 18th)

    • First Full Day for all Kindergartners: Thursday, August 20th, 2015


  • Preschool

    • First Day of School for the 3 Year Old Program: Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 12:15 p.m.

    • First Day of School for the 4 Year Old Program 3-Day Program: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 12:15 p.m.

    • First Day of School for the 4 Year Old Program 5-Day Program: Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

On August 14, there will be a Walk-Thru from Noon to 2pm (parents & students are asked to stop by to meet your Teacher & pick up your folder.

Further information will be sent home regarding Orientation Dates and Times for Preschool.

Please view/print the 2015-16 Calendar for other important dates.

Have a great summer!

Kittens for Adoption!

photo 2 (2)God made us kittens! He made me purrfectly adorable! We are 6 weeks old the first week in June and we need a home! If you give us a home we can teach each other about Love.

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I call my litter the “furrpurrs”. I have 2 females and 3 males all litter trained and each solid food. 3 are black & white, 1 black, 1 slightly brown, and 1 one tabby. They will be ready to go home with you next week (first week of June). Please call Tina Bodnar at (440) 960-0165.

Summer’s a good time to bring an animal into your family!

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Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regards the life of his animals.  (HAPPINESS ARE KITTENS)

CYO Signups

CYOSign-ups for fall CYO sports begin May 18th and run through July 10th.
Online signups are for
  • Flag Football (grades 1-4)
  • Tackle Football (4th and 5th combined)
  • Cheer (3rd through 8th)
Only credit card payments will be accepted online
In person sign-ups will be 5/21 and 5/27 from 6-8 at the St. Joseph Pavilion. All volleyball sign-ups (3rd -8th) will take place at these in-person events. You may use cash or checks at these in-person events.

No Buses

MPj04393670000[1]Amherst schools will not provide any buses on Tuesday afternoon June 2 or Wednesday morning and afternoon on June 3.
Firelands schools will not provide any buses on Wednesday morning or afternoon June 3.
Please make alternate transportation arrangements for your students.

We Are Artists!

Three St. Joseph School students won top awards at the Lorain County Schools Art Show 2015.  7th Grader Julianne Weber won Best of Show for her pastel flower in the style of 20th century American artist Georgia O’Keefe.  7th Grader Regina Wolf won an Excellence Award for her painting of a butterfly in the style of Pointillism.  8th Grader Christian Gowins won an Excellence Award for his triptych painting of fish in three color variations.

Thank You!

thank-youMany thanks to all our students and parents for your donations and basket items for the Reverse Raffle – your Generosity is overwhelming!

May God bless you all!

Enrollment Begins for 2015-16


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.

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.

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.