Recycling

IMG_10343rd Graders have been bringing in recyclables to study how our environment can be protected.  Then they decided to build their recyclables into robots, creatures and landscapes.  Here are some of them at work.

Picture Day!

camera-20clipart-CameraClipArt1The Picture Day Schedule is:

  • Tuesday Sept. 16:  Preschool-3 and Kindergarten through 4th Grade

  • Thursday Sept. 18: Preschool-4 and 5th through 8th Grade

STUDENTS MAY WEAR SCHOOL UNIFORMS OR DRESS UP.  THIS IS NOT A DRESS DOWN DAY.  NO JEANS.  NO SHIRTS WITH LETTERING OR LOGOS.

In Memoriam: Addy Kuhlman

We are all deeply pained by the loss of our Preschooler, Addy Kuhlman, this past week.  There are no words to express the sorrow to Theresa (Mom) and Matt (Dad) and big sister Ava (Kindergarten student) as well as grandparents and extended family that can dull the pain of losing Addy.  Our only consolation as people of faith is that she is in the arms of Our Lord and experiencing the happiness of Heaven.

I know our entire school family wants to help in any way they can and to make donations in Addy’s name.  Her family has asked that donations go to our music program and for new books as part of Addy’s legacy.  Dad tells me that she loved music and dancing and really enjoyed reading.  If any one wishes to make a donation to Addy’s memory, they may write checks to St. Joseph School or directly to Mr. and Mrs. Kuhlman.  We at the school want the family to be involved in the memorial purchases, but privacy and time to grieve, especially in the next few days, will be our focus. 

Mrs. Calabrese and Mrs. Huston would like to see a flowering tree and memorial plaque on the Preschool playground, so we have many wonderful ideas to remember the smile of this beautiful little girl.  May God bless the Kuhlman family during this saddest of times.

Beginning a New Year

Hand FlowerWe are each unique and beautiful, but together, we are a masterpiece!

At the first Prayer Service of the school year, each student was given a paper hand to decorate  in their own style.  All our hands came together to make a giant flower that represents us as a Catholic School.

Attention St. Joseph School Parents and Faculty!

calendar_raffle_buttonOur fall kickoff to St. Joseph School’s biggest fundraiser is about to begin! “30 Reasons to be Thankful”, our November calendar raffle with 30 chances to win, is just around the corner with sales starting October 1st. For those parents who are new to St. Joseph School, last year this fundraiser was so successful that over $24,000 was raised! All of which went directly to buy new computers and science equipment for the school. This year our focus will be for the Music and Art Department, with a goal of $30,000. This is going to be our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year!
We are currently in our collection phase of the calendar raffle. We have some exciting items on the calendar this year and many new local businesses have joined in. If you or a family member would like to sponsor a day on the calendar, please contact Joleen Solis or Jill Dinger. Gift cards, specialty items or cash donations are all welcome. We would also appreciate donations for top selling students within the school. If your desire is to remain anonymous, the sponsored day will be labeled as “friends of SJS”. Kindly notify us of your wishes upon contacting us with your donation. We MUST physically receive all donations by September 12th.
Let’s make this year even more successful than last year! Look for further announcements and specific information regarding the calendar raffle guidelines in upcoming Wednesday folders and right here on the school website.
Thank you for your help in making St. Joseph School A Higher Standard!
Joleen Solis 440-320-3426 jssolis@aol.com
Jill Dinger 440-821-3737 jilldinger@msn.com

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.

Wow – Technology!

IMG_0092We thought you’d like to see how we’ve used the funds raised by parents and granted to us by the Nord Foundation to update computers in our school.  Even though 4th grade (pictured here) is one of our medium-sized classes, we are now able to accommodate our biggest class of 35 students in our computer lab.

Grant Writing Committee

We are seeking out stakeholders of Saint Joseph School who would be interested in joining a Grant Writing Committee. For more information or to apply, please CLICK HERE!

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 CatholicBook.net website.