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May 18, 2023

  • Important Dates to Remember

5/19/23-Blue Jean Friday

5/20/23-Retirement Party at St. Al’s for Mr. Hicks 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

5/21/23-St. Joseph Donut Sunday Party for Mr. Hicks 11:30 a.m.

5/23/23-SJCS Field Day

5/24/23-8th Grade Award Ceremony 9:00 a.m./2nd Grade Book It Picnic/8th Grade Graduation Mass at 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow.

5/25/23-All School Mass 8:00 a.m./Last Day of School!!!!

  • Blue Jean Friday

Tomorrow, Friday 5/19/2023,  is a "Blue Jean Friday”.  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 pink cancer shirts, Jog n Jam shirts, class color shirts, gray athletic spirit shirts, blue or gray school spirit wear, bluejay spirit wear or uniform tops.  NO boots, moccasins, sandals or flip flops.  Parents will be called to bring appropriate clothing or shoes if there is a problem.

  • Enrollment Agreement Reminder

A reminder that 23-24 Enrollment Agreements have been sent home to families .  When returning paperwork, please make sure you return the white copy of the signed enrollment agreement and the $100 registration fee no later than May 19th. Regardless of your tuition amount, ALL families are required  to pay the $100 fee.   This step must be completed to confirm enrollment for the 23-24 school year.If you have any questions please email the tuition office at [email protected]

  • Raising Canes

SJCS Drawdown Dine to Donate at Raising Cane’s.  Mention the fundraiser at the register and Cane’s will donate 15% of sales to our Drawdown.

When: 5/20/23- 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Where: Hamilton Location 1479 Main Street. 

  • 2022-2023 Yearbook

Order your 22/23 Yearbooks Now.  Yearbooks are $22 and the Zoom Insert is $1.50.  You will need to purchase the yearbooks online.  Be sure to use the SJCS Yearbook ID:  5070723.

Lifetouch Yearbook Order Link

  • Important End of Year Dates!

Please mark your calendars for these IMPORTANT dates for the end of the school year.

There will be an Eighth Grade award ceremony on Wednesday 5/24/23 at  9:00 a.m. in the gym. 8th Graders will be dismissed after the awards ceremony.  There is a graduation Mass that evening at 5:30 p.m.

We will have a morning Mass on the last day of school Thursday 5/25/23 at 8:00 a.m. Our End of Year Awards Program will follow Mass at 9:15 a.m. in the gym. All students will be dismissed following the awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m.  There will be busing home that day for students in the Fairfield and Hamilton school districts.  All other students will need to be picked up by their parents.

  • 2023-2024 Transportation Instructions

The Transportation Departments have contacted me with the following directions regarding the transportation of students. Please read over these instructions to ensure your child will have transportation to and from school for the 2023-2024 school year.   

If these forms are NOT filled out, your child will NOT have bus transportation.  All Fairfield and Talawanda Forms should be mailed directly to the transportation department.

Transportation Department Links and Directions

  • PTO Needs YOU to Help make next school year great!

St. Joe’s PTO currently has 2 openings for next school year - Vice President and Member at Large. We are looking for two individuals to fill these positions to help us plan and execute many exciting things for next year. If you are interested or have questions on either position please send an email to [email protected]

We are also working on setting our budget for next year and have had a few people mention events that they would love to see at our school. If you have any suggestions on events, activities or other things you would like to see at St. Joe’s please email us so that we can see if it is something we can incorporate into our budget prior to finalizing it for next school year.

  • Attention parents of girls grades 3-8!  

Girls Volleyball 2023 Registration is open!


Registration is open until June 16, 2023 and is open to girls grades 3 through 8.  The fee is $125.  It is higher this year because we are planning to host our weekend home matches at Spooky Nook, where we cannot collect the normal GCCYS gate fees.  The increased fee helps cover the cost of the gym rental.  While you are registering, please be sure to fill out the liability waiver!


Registration link:


Practice will begin in August, and matches will start in late August.  The season will run through our end of season tournament in October.  Please see the GCCYS website for more details, but keep checking back because I see the specific dates for 2023 are not yet updated.  (They will be similar to last year...)

We will need coaches so please consider helping!  If you have any questions please contact Chris Middendorf, SJCS Girls VB Coordinator, [email protected]





  • Library Reminder from Mrs. Gettler

Just a reminder to be on the lookout for any SJCS Library books. Check in your classroom, desk, backpack, locker, under your bed or in your car. (Books have a way of sneaking into these places.) JR High kids: Please make sure that any books that you have signed out in the binder on my desk have been returned. I will be checking that this week and over the weekend. Thank you for an AMAZING year!

  • Retirement Celebrations for Mr.Hicks


As we here at school are all aware, Mr. Hicks is retiring after 18 years of service and dedication to our school!   We are encouraging all families (present and past) to send a note of thanks and or pictures through the years to the school.  Digital photos can be sent directly to Maria Kime by Email- [email protected]   OR actual photos can be sent directly to the school office and we will forward them to her.  

 There are 2 celebrations planned for all to attend to celebrate Mr. Hicks as well.

  •  One is Saturday 5.20.23 from 6:30-10:30 pm at St. Aloysius Church Hall Shandon, Ohio. Light Appetizers and Drinks will be served. 
  • Our second celebration is Sunday 5.21.23.  Come for 10:30 am Mass at St. Joseph Church then join him for donuts after mass in the school auditorium

 Thanks for your help to send Mr. Hicks off with an abundance of well wishes!


Mr. Hicks Retirement Celebrations RSVP link


🚘Driving Directions for St. Aloysius…please make sure to google how to get there.  Part of 126 is closed so you may need to come a different way than normal.

  • Tutoring Opportunity

Mrs. Rhonda Shepherd will be tutoring this summer for several weeks. The tutoring days will be Mondays and Thursdays. The beginning date is 06/12/23, that is a Monday and it would be every Monday after that ending on Monday July 31, 2023. The other tutoring day is Thursday and it starts on 06/15/23 and then every Thursday after that ending on August 3, 2023. Please keep in mind that the day and time you sign up for will be recurring until the last tutoring date. The cost is $35 per session. Please feel free to call, email, or text with any questions. Contact information: [email protected] (513) 544-8064. Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to sign.

Summer Tutoring

  • 2023 Field Day Tuesday, May 23, 2023

On Tuesday, May 23, we will be having our Field Day at Booker T Washington Community Center. This event has been very successful in the past, and many activities are planned. The classes will rotate activities and will be supervised by their teacher at all times. Please return the permission slip on or before Friday, May 19. If you have any questions, please call the school office.

  •  The cost for the entire day is $5.00 per student (parent chaperones, no cost). We have no rain date scheduled, so if rain cancels the day's activities we will then have school as usual and try again next year.
  •  We need to have a permission slip filled out for each child, not one per family.
  •  Students should wear their #sjcstradition shirts or a shirt the same color as your class color for the day. Please let us know if you need assistance with the shirt color or to purchase a class shirt.
  •  Students are not to bring games (electronic), balls, or any other equipment. Mrs. Schroeder will provide equipment.
  •  We suggest younger students have sunscreen applied before arriving at school.
  • Students will walk to the park down the sidewalks on Garden Street and through the Riverview school yard. All students will return to school for our regular dismissal procedure.
  •  All students will need a disposable brown bag lunch for the day.  Drinks will be provided for students by our PTO.


Volunteers are needed for the day from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..  You must be SafeParish trained and current with all training to volunteer.


Field Day Parent Sign Up Genius

  • CYO Track Congratulations

On behalf of coaches Siebenaller, Voelker and I – we wanted to share the amazing efforts of the kids at this years CYO Track & Field.The final meet pitted us against 10 other schools. These kids were absolutely wonderful to coach, and it was so great to see their progress meet after meet. More importantly, it was even better seeing the camaraderie develop between these kids – regardless of where they go to school.

The girls placed 4th and the boys placed 1st overall.  Team members from St. Joseph are: Tanai Goins, Sophia Paul and Jackson Turner.

  • Lunch Menu Link

Here is the lunch menu for next week: Lunch Menu



  • Monthly Calendar

Click here for the May 2023 Calendar