January 26, 2023
1/27/23- Bluejean Friday
1/29/23- Enrollment Open House- 12-4 PM
1/29/23-2/4/23 Catholic Schools Week
2/2/23- All School Mass
2/2/23- SJCS PTO Meeting
2/9/23- All School Mass
2/9/23- SJCS Board of Education Meeting
2/16/23-All School Mass-First Eucharist Rite of Enrollment
2/23/23-All School Mass & 3rd Grade Spotlight
2/24/23-Blue Jean Friday
2/24/23-1, 2 & 4 to Taft Theater
2/27/23- PTO Texas Roadhouse Dine to Donate
2/28/23- End of 2nd Trimester
IMPORTANT-Mother Son Event Date is 3/2/23 Father Daughter Dance is 3/4/23
This Friday 1/27/23 is a Blue Jean Friday. In addition we will also be having a $2 out of uniform day the same day. Students and staff can pay $2 to wear predominantly orange/black/Bengals wear in support of the Bengals. Students can choose either option that works for your family. Your family can also make a donation if they do not wish to dress in the out of uniform option. We have become aware of a St. Joseph's family that is in need of assistance at this time. We will be using the donations to assist them at this time.
Parents will be called to bring appropriate clothing or shoes if there is a problem.
Out of Uniform Guidelines
When out of uniform student should wear neat, clean, appropriately fitting casual clothing. No clothing containing inappropriate (violent, sexually suggestive, crude, or rude) graphics, wording images, etc. will be permitted. Ripped jeans and pajama pants are not appropriate for school and will not be permitted. Leggings are not considered pants for school.
For the safety of students, out of uniform attire does not extend to students’ shoes. Standard school shoes must be worn on out of uniform days (which means, no clogs, moccasins, sandals, boots, etc.).
BlueJean Friday Guidelines
Students are permitted to wear appropriate fitting (this means they should not be tight, the short length should be 6 inches above the knee and skirt length should be 4 inches above the knee) denim blue jeans, denim blue jean shorts, and denim blue jean skirts (no other colored jeans are permitted) with Jog n Jam shirts, class color shirts, gray athletic spirit shirts, blue or gray school spirit wear, bluejay spirit wear or uniform tops.
If students do not wish to wear jeans they may wear their uniform bottoms, including gym shorts. NO boots, moccasins, sandals or flip flops.
This year to celebrate Catholic Schools Week we will be giving every student a pin. These pins should be worn to school everyday. All students' names are in a magic hopper and Mr. Hicks will pull several out each day. If the student, whose name is pulled, has their pin on they will win a special prize. If the teacher’s name is pulled the entire class is rewarded. We will also be participating in an all school drive for the needy in our immediate area. Below you will see the specific items each class is responsible for:
Preschool-snack bars/fruit snacks
Kindergarten: zip lock bags/small garbage bags
First Grade: tissues
Second Grade: toilet paper/paper towels
Third Grade: canned vegetables
Fourth Grade: canned fruit
Fifth Grade: rice/pasta products
Sixth Grade: cereal
Seventh Grade: soup
Eighth Grade: cleaning products household, laundry & dishwasher products
CWS Activities Below
Opening Mass at St. Joseph Church @ 10:30 Mass
Favorite sports team/colors day with gym uniform bottoms
Opening Prayer Service 7:30 am until 7:40 am in the school auditorium.
Students send out “Special Blessings” Cards
Crazy Sock Day-Students & staff can wear crazy socks with uniforms
Second Grade Raffle - Items List below
Students make special Valentine posters for our friends in nursing homes.
Mismatch Day-students dress in mismatched clothing for the day.
Students write letters for Health Care workers & First Responders
Second Grade Raffle
SJCS tradition shirt with uniform bottoms
Weekly Liturgy- Grade 3
All school treat at lunch
Students make cards for retired Priests & Nuns
PTO Teacher Appreciation Lunch for SJCS Staff
Students will wear any bottoms with a Catholic school shirt (ND, UD, XU, Badin, St. Joe’s etc…)
Donuts for Dad-7:45 to 8:15 AM (see below for further information)
All School Bingo/Popcorn Friday 1:00 p.m.
Closing prayer service at 1:55 p.m
Mark your calendars for Donuts for Dad on Friday February 3, 2023. All of our Dads are invited to come to school and enjoy donuts with their children at school. If Dad can’t make it a Grandpa, Uncles, any adult from the family is welcome. Our festivities are set to begin at 7:45 AM All students will receive their donuts in the gym. Then, share time and eat together with all of their family in the youngest child’s homeroom. We hope to see you on this special day!
Our Drawdown at the Badin PFAC is Saturday, February 25! Come and join in on the fun of this adult only evening. This is a great way to meet other parents and a fun social event. Please remember this is one of our biggest school fundraisers. All proceeds go directly into our general budget and it affects every student's tuition. We sent 3 tickets home to every SJCS family. We encourage you to purchase tickets for the event even if you cannot attend. You do not have to be present to win, but you don’t want to miss out on a chance to be the BIG winner!
The tickets are available from the school office now. We ask that you purchase tickets ASAP to help us with our catering order. Contact the school office if you have questions.
The St. Joseph Drawdown is quickly approaching and we have been hard at work preparing a fun adult night out! The silent auction committee has been gathering items for the baskets and are looking for additional items to be donated in order to make baskets that all could enjoy and have fun bidding on! We have some themed baskets that are missing a few items and have created an Amazon wish list with suggested items to be donated. If you would like to donate to one of the themed baskets, please follow the link below to purchase an item and have it sent to the committee.
We are also seeking any additional items that you or family/friends may want to donate to this event outside of the Amazon wish list. Please do not reply to this email, but contact someone on the committee (see below for email addresses) if you plan to donate something for the silent auction baskets by February 3rd. This will allow time for planning and gathering additional items for the baskets. Any additional items or baskets that you would like to donate will need to be sent to school by February 10th to allow time to get it into the pamphlet for the evening.
As always, we appreciate your continued support to help make these events happen and the support it provides for our school!
Silent Auction Committee
Sarah Graf- [email protected]
Sarah Martin- [email protected]
Amanda Jerdon- [email protected]
Robin Mueller- [email protected]
SOC is collecting aluminum tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They cash them in to help families that have children needing special medical care. Please save and send in any pop tabs, soup can tabs, pet food tabs, etc. Collect them in a baggie at your house and send it to school once it’s full. Thanks for your help!
During Catholic Schools Week we host a staff luncheon. We need help with food/$$ donations and watching classrooms. How will you help us?
We are still in need of several volunteers to cover classrooms for teachers to be able to eat all together. Please consider signing up.
There are also some food items that the PTO is looking to have at the luncheon. If you cannot help monitor a classroom please consider sending something into school for lunch.
Our next PTO meeting is next Thursday, February 2, at 7pm in the Cafeteria. We will also have a zoom option available. Please join us to hear all the exciting things we have planned for the year and how you can help. Raffle prize of $100 tuition credit and 1 week of free lunches to 2 lucky attendees. Hope to see many of you there!
The Catholic Education Fund Scholarship K-8 through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati & FACTS is open now. This year, you must have ALL information filled out by February 3, 2023. If you do not have all information turned in by this very important deadline, you will be ineligible for ANY financial assistance from ANY school-based scholarships.
You will need to have your 2021 tax return on hand to fill out this information, and eventually your 2022 W-2. If you need help uploading any of these documents, please contact the school office to arrange for us to help you. If you do not have access to a computer, you may schedule an appointment with Mrs. Stenger and she will be happy to assist you.
Please, please, please do not let this date pass you by! Do not miss this important opportunity to help your child continue to receive a catholic education.
The PTO has the following Dine to Donate Night planned for St. Joseph families
😊Texas Roadhouse West Side SJCS Dine to Donate Monday 2/27/2023.
The students are all attending Mass again this school year on Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m. All parents and family are welcome to attend. If your family would like to have a Mass (cost is $5) said for a family member or any special intentions during the school year, please contact the Parish or School office for availability. Below is a list of intentions. We have several Mass times available. The Mass can be said for someone’s memory or special intentions for medical issues etc.
Here is the lunch menu for the week of
SJCS 22-23 Newsletter Archive