July 20, 2018
TDG CLEANING SERVICE
We are very happy and proud to welcome TDG cleaning service to our school. Employees of TDG have been cleaning the school this summer and have done a wonderful job. Please notice the sparkling floors and general cleanliness of the building when you enter SJS. 
FAITH & FUN
WITH FATHER AUGUSTINE

All incoming second through eighth grade parishioners and friends are invited to Faith and Fun with Fr. Augustine on Wednesday, July 25 from 9 am until 12 noon in the Faith Community Center. Join us for games, activities, and music. Mass will be held at 11:15 a.m. in church. Please RSVP to Tina Klare so we can plan accordingly. High school, college students, and parents are welcome and encouraged to join us. tklare@stjosephcsky.org

SUMMER VACATION
BULLETIN CONTEST
Don't forget to attend Mass while away this summer and remember to bring the bulletin from the church you attended back home with you. Please put your names on them and give them to Deacon Henry. Prizes will be awarded at an all school Mass in August. Have a safe and blessed summer!
Deacon Hudson Henry

ACCELERATED READER



Students in our junior high (grades 6, 7, and 8) will have the option this year if they would like to participate in the Accelerated Reader program. Your child can choose to be a part of this program but they will need to notify their homeroom teacher the first week of school. We will continue to offer Accelerated Reader to all students in grades 2-5.
FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Festival Sponsorship committee is actively seeking sponsors for
 our upcoming summer Festival! As you know, our festival is a highly
 anticipated family friendly summer event for our parishioners and the
 thousands of visitors we have each year. We would be very grateful for
 you and/or your company's consideration of sponsorship.

 Please see the attached levels of sponsorship summaries with
 opportunities ranging from ranging from $100 - $5,000. If you are able
 to support the festival through a sponsorship, please complete one of the attached forms. Should you have questions or need anything
 further, don't hesitate to contact a member of the sponsorship
 committee. Thank you in advance for your support and consideration!


2018-2019 SCHOOL
YEAR CALENDAR

Please see the link below for the 2018-2019 SJS school calendar. 

SUMMER MATH & READING

All students should be reading their summer reading books and working on their Math Summer Solutions. Incoming 6th and 7th grade students have required summer reading activities that need to be completed. The summer reading list is attached. Summer work needs to be completed by the first day of school which is August 16th.


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
2018-2019

New packet information for the 2018-2019 After School Program can be found on the additional forms page of the school website or on the link below!
You can also email the new co-directors, Debbie Dase or Lisa Iles with questions at:
2018-2019 ACTIVITY FEES


Kindergarten - $100.00
Grade 1 - $100.00
Grade 2 - $90.00
Grade 3 - $70.00
Grade 4 - $120.00
Grade 5 - $90.00
Grade 6 - $100.00
Grade 7 - $150.00
Grade 8 - $240.00

All activity fees can be paid on family packet pick up day or sent in on the first day of school.

GYM UNIFORMS

There will be another opportunity to order the SJS Gym Uniform that will be mandatory for the 2018-2019 school year at the beginning of August. Look for the E-mail that will be coming soon. If your child does not have the official gym uniform, they need to wear their SCHOOL uniform until the order comes in.
GOODBYE & GOOD LUCK

We want to sincerely thank Mrs. Stephanie Brockman for her service here at SJS. Stephanie worked in our school cafeteria this past year and will be leaving to be in charge of the Covington Latin cafeteria this coming school year.


NOW HIRING

SJS Cafeteria is looking for a part time cook to work 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a part time kitchen helper to work 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in either of these part time positions, please contact our cafeteria manager, Amy Borchers at sjscrescentsprings@gmail.com.

8TH GRADE
SEEK RETREAT REMINDER

All incoming 8th grade students should have received an E-mail from Ms. Tina Klare this summer. The E-mail contains information about the 8th Grade Seek Retreat. All students entering 8th grade this fall must sign up for and participate in this retreat over the summer.
SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendars... next year's Cavalier Call will be on February 2nd. We look forward to another fun filled evening supporting St. Joseph School! Hope to see you there!
WELCOME TO OUR SJS FAMILY

We are happy to announce our new teachers, aides and ASP leaders for the 2018-2019 school year. They are: Ms. Lindsey Holthaus will be moving to third grade. Mrs. Brooke Merrell will be teaching first grade, Ms. Grace Severson will be teaching third grade, Mrs. Jodi Klaiss will be in junior high and Mrs. Maria Kanter will be academic support for grades 3-5. Our new librarian (grades K-5) is Mrs. Courtney Schreiber. Our new second grade aide is Mrs. Teresa Radcliff. The new After School Program co-directors will be Mrs. Debbie Dase and Mrs. Lisa Iles. We welcome all these wonderful additions to our St. Joseph School family!
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST

Please click the link below to see the 2018-2019 Student Supply list!



Please Note: Our school office hours will vary throughout the summer!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
GRADES K-8

The first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year will be on Thursday, August 16th. This will be for all students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. There will be an 11:00 a.m. dismissal on the first day with bus service.
Aspire Higher

BEGINNING OF SCHOOL
FAMILY PACKET PICKUP

On August 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon or 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., you will be able to stop by the school office and pick up your family packets and purchase any supplies that must come from the school. This important packet will contain SJS class lists, PTO information, volunteer opportunities, and other school information. It is important that this packet is picked up before school starts.

SJS NEWS FLASH

Upcoming Dates


  • KINDERGARTEN MEET AND GREET

There will be a special Kindergarten "Meet & Greet" on Saturday, August 4th, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Parents and students are welcome to visit and become familiar with their classrooms and teachers. Parents may also bring in the students' supplies at this time. We ask you to tour the classrooms and meet the teachers between 9 and 10 a.m. Please joins us at the Crescent Springs Park (located on Buttermilk Pike across from the Fire House and the Rainbow Child Care Center) from 10 - 11 a.m. for an opportunity for the students to play and for the Kindergarten parents to meet each other.

  • GRADES K-8 PARENT ORIENTATION

The Parent Orientation for grades K-8 will occur on Thursday, August 23 rd at 7:00 p.m. A Junior High session will begin at 6:00 p.m. the same evening in the school and then parents will attend the general information session at 7 p.m. in church. Parents of students in grades K-5 will meet their child's teachers after the information session in Church.

  • VIRTUS TRAINING

This safe environment program for children has been mandated by the Bishop of the United States for all employees and volunteers who in any way deal with children in Catholic Schools: therefore if you have not attended a Virtus presentation, then you cannot volunteer - this includes volunteering in the cafeteria, on the playground or as a field trip chaperone. If you would like to register to attend a Virtus session, please go the the website at www.virtus.org. The password is "TRUST".

  • MEDICAL FORMS

Medical reminders will be sent this summer to parents of students whose medical files need to be updated during the summer. Students who will be entering grade 6 are required to have had a medical exam within one year prior to the first day of 6th grade. 6th grade students are also required to have a current Immunization Certificate on file. Medical forms were mailed in November to parents whose fifth graders do not meet the medical exam criteria. All forms are due prior to the first day of school. All new students entering St. Joseph School (PK-8) are required to have both a medical exam form and an Immunization Certificate. These medical forms are posted on the "Additional Forms" page of our website under the Parents tab.


  • SJS REWARD PROGRAMS

Please support St. Joseph parish and school through the following programs. Click the link below to see a list of the SJS reward programs for 2018. SJS Reward Programs

Cafeteria Duty
(See You in August)
SJS interior colors are changing. We can't wait for you to see our new look! Check it out on packet pick up day!
Welcome to Erica, Charlie, and Stan from TDG Cleaners. They have worked hard this summer to prepare for the school year!
Aspire Higher.