June 8, 2018
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
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. 


2018 SOCCER CAMPS

Following up on last weeks camp announcement, please find attached a specific outline of the 2018 Stu Riddle NKU Soccer Camp at the Villa Hills Soccer Fields! I look forward to seeing you and your children there!

Yours in soccer,
Stu Riddle

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.


MRS. CATHY STOVER SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES

When Mrs. Stover retired last year, a scholarship fund was established in her name at BB & T. Mrs. Stover has always placed great importance on the recipients of the St. Joseph Award. At the end of the year award ceremony, the names of students in grades 1-7 who had been named worthy to receive this award were placed in two baskets.  Mrs. Stover drew out two names, and a $500 tuition scholarship was awarded to Graham Coomes and Cami Norris. 
Congratulations goes out to both of them.
NEW STUDENTS

Welcome to our new students and their parents! Our newsletter can always be found on our website, but we also send it via email. After this newsletter, you will not receive another until Mid-July as we prepare for the opening of the 2018-2019 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school office at 859-578-2742 or email szeck@sjscrescent.org
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:
CAVALIER CALL
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!
ST. JOSEPH HOLY NAME GOLF OUTING

Inviting all St. Joe's parishioners and friends of parishioners to join us for the 2018 St. Joe's Golf Outing on Friday July 13th at Boone Links. The outing is open to anyone 21 and over.  Registration is $80 per person or $320 for a foursome. All proceeds benefit the St. Joe's Holy Name Society which supports the school and parish in many ways.  
Signup using the following link: 

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!
THANK YOU TO ST. JOE'S FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

I want to thank you for four wonderful years as director of the After School Program! It has been a tremendous growth opportunity for me and has proven to be quite rewarding as well as challenging at times. I appreciate your very thoughtful gift of a cross necklace with the word "Blessed" on the back. I am truly blessed in more ways than I can say. Best wishes to you all! Mrs. Nancy Hayden
MAP TESTS

Map Test scores will be sent home through the mail next week. Both fall and spring scores will be on the Student Progress Report. Please click the link below to help you better understand the Map test score results.

SUMMER TUTORING

Some students will be required or recommended to be tutored over the summer so that they will be well prepared to enter the next grade level. You will be receiving information in the mail if your child's teacher feels the need for them to be tutored over the summer. If tutoring is required for your child, your child must complete at least 20 hours of tutoring by a certified teacher. Below is a list of SJS teachers that plan to tutor over the summer.

Emily Elsbernd (Grades K-5) eelsbernd@sjscrescent.org (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

Laura Schneider (Grades 5-8 in Math  lschneider@sjscrescent.org

Connie Gerhardstein (Grades K-5) cgerhardstein@sjscrescent.org (Tuesday through Thursday)

Amy Torres (Grades 5-8) or entering
high school- atorres@sjscrescent.org

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!

Aspire Higher

BEGINNING OF SCHOOL
FAMILY PACKET PICKUP

While it seems too soon to be thinking about this, school will begin before you know it. 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.

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.

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.

Cafeteria Duty
(See You in August)
Work on the gym continues at SJS!
We are excited about our new logo on our gym floor!
Aspire Higher.