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Weekly Newsletter Pinktober 15, 2020


  • No School Reminder

A reminder to SJCS families that there is NO school TOMORROW Friday 10/16/20 due to a teacher in-service.


  • Picture Retakes 

We have scheduled picture retakes for Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Students may be out of uniform for retakes. Parents should send the photos they want returned back to school on retake day or if new photos are needed we will have photo purchasing packets available. 


  • Dine to Donate Nights

The PTO has a Dine to Donate Night planned for Tuesday,  November 17 at Rib City (746 NW Washington BLVD) from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.  More information will be provided shortly.


  • PTO Poinsettia Sale

The SJCS PTO is selling pine wreaths and poinsettias for this Christmas season. The wreaths cost $25 each and poinsettias $10 each. Pass the word on to family and friends! No orders will be processed after October 22, 2020. Pick up will be Thursday, December 3, 2020.

PTO Poinsettia Sale Link


  • Drawdown Update

Our Virtual Drawdown is set for Saturday, November 7, 2020.  Ticket forms will be coming home soon.  This year we plan to offer a regular paper flyer purchase option and through our school webpage for the actual Drawdown, Split the Pot and our Gift Basket Raffles.  Here are a few additional details:

  1. Drawdown Tickets: Due to the Virtual option for this year tickets will be sold for $25 each or 5 tickets for $100.  
  2. Split the Pot Tickets-This year we will sell for three different pots.  One per week for 10/19, 10/26 and 11/2.  Those will be $1 each or 6 for $5.
  3. Gift Basket Raffle-This year we will have our baskets displayed on our school web page.  You can purchase tickets $5 each or 5 for $20.   Each basket will be labeled and you can choose which one you want your tickets to go towards.

MOST IMPORTANTLY If you have a donation for the Drawdown we ask that you have these to school ASAP for processing.


  • Veteran’s Day

St. Joseph Consolidated School will once again be celebrating our Veterans  this November.  Due to the restrictions with COVID this year our plan is to send cards and letters as recognition to these folks.  Please use this form to share the names and addresses of your family members that you wish to recognize.  We ask that you have these to us on or before Friday 10/30/2020 so they can be mailed in a timely manner.  You may submit as many names as you wish for the cards and letters.  Please do a separate form for each person.  We will do our best to match up the family members with student classes.


Veteran's Day Sign Up


  • Parent Teacher Conferences

St. Joseph Consolidated School normally has parent teacher conferences in the month of November.  This year we will once again have conferences, but we will be handling these in a new manner.  There will be no in person meetings, in place of the regular meetings,  teachers will hold zoom or phone conferences with parents.  Teachers will contact the families they wish to have a conference.  If you are not contacted but still wish to speak with your child's teacher you may email them to request a conference.  Please make sure to regularly check your email for communication from your child’s teacher.


  • Marketing Team

With this communication, I am reaching out to anyone in our school community who may have an interest in joining or supporting our school marketing team. In past years, we focused a great deal of our marketing effort around a one-day-a-year Open House. Over time, many elements of our marketing plan (yard signs, banners, postcards, billboards) became automatic. With COVID-19 impacting so much of what we can and cannot do, we are challenged to step back and take a look at our marketing efforts and create a plan that makes sense in this environment. If you have marketing experience or an interest in helping us take a look at marketing our school with a new set of eyes, please consider joining our team. This need not be a long-term commitment. We’ll take any amount of help you have to offer. Please contact me via email bhicks@sjcshamilton.org or phone 513-863-8758 if you are interested.