A Message from Monsignor Czarnecki
Dear parents,

We are halfway through vacation and the children are enjoying well deserved leisure time with their families. I enjoy seeing many of you on Sundays at Divine Worship.

Sunday Liturgy is an integral part of our identity, the very fabric of our life, something which defines us and costs us of our time, effort, and commitment. We go to church to thank God for many blessings, especially for the gift of children which He entrusted to us. May this responsibility before God motivate us to be in a church every Sunday and to be connected with the supernatural power and His divine goodness and mercy.

May God Bless You All,
Msgr. Tony
From the Principal's Desk...
Dear Parents,

I hope you're enjoying your summer. Although our students are on vacation, the St. Joseph School staff and administration is hard at work preparing for the 2018-2019 School Year and we have several important dates, policy changes, and events to share with you. Please take some time to read this newsletter thoroughly and mark your calendar accordingly.

New "Back-to-School" Dates

  • Wednesday, August 29th: Grades 1-8
  • Thursday, August 30th: Kindergarten
  • Thursday, August 30th: PreK 5-Day Program (4 Year-olds, Ms. Dodge)
  • Tuesday, September 4th: PreK 2-Day (3 Year-old) Program AND students in Mrs. Maurer's class who will be attending 5 days a week.
  • Wednesday, September 5th: Pre K 3-Day Program (3 year-olds, Mrs. Maurer)

Parent Orientations

  • Wednesday, August 29th, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Grades 1-8
  • Thursday, August 30th, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Kindergarten & Pre K

Please note: It's extremely important for all parents and guardians of St. Joseph School students to attend the parent orientations. We will be discussing new policies and procedures for the 2018-2019 School Year, including school uniforms and our dress code, attendance policies pertaining to participation in school activities, and other important topics. In addition, teachers will be meeting with parents to communicate the expectations they have for the coming year. Even if you may have had a teacher in the past, they are always working to continually improve your child's educational experience. Therefore, please make the time to meet with them during our break-out session.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. I look forward to seeing you at our parent orientations. Please watch your email for additional news and updates throughout the month of August.

A Word of Gratitude
At the end of the school year, Athletic Directors Craig Holmberg and Donna Recko resigned from the positions. They have served the school for over fifteen years, providing leadership for our sports teams and raising funds to support the various athletic programs. We are grateful for their services, time, and spirit of mission which characterized their stewardship in our school.

We also want to announce the resignation of the school janitor, John Hester. He served the school for several years with total dedication, generosity, and kindness. We are grateful for his time.
School Calendar
You may now subscribe to our school calendars on your phone, tablet or computer/laptop. We will have separate calendars for general school events, clubs, and sports. So, subscribe to one or all! Visit our WEBSITE for directions!
New School Policy: Sneakers
ALL students will be required to have a separate pair of sneakers for physical education classes . The sneakers will be stored at school and used during physical education classes that are held in our new gymnasium. For younger students that are unable to tie their own shoes, we recommend velcro sneakers to expedite the changing process.

No street shoes will be allowed on the new gymnasium floor. ________________________________________________________

In addition to brown or black dress shoes, students are now allowed to wear solid black leather/synthetic leather uniform sneakers . Please note that the ENTIRE sneaker must be black. This includes any logos on the sneaker as well as its sole. They also must have non-marking outsoles.

The following is not allowed:

  • High-top sneakers
  • Tennis sneakers
  • Sneakers that convert to roller blades
  • Sneakers that light-up
  • Canvas or mesh sneakers
  • Hiking shoes

Click HERE to view an example of a boy's uniform sneaker.
Click HERE to view an example of a girl's uniform sneaker.

Failure to adhere to this policy will result in a
Warning Notice being issued for uniform or dress code violations.
3 Warning Notices = 1 hour Detention
Supply Lists and Summer Work
Has your child misplaced his/her supply list? Maybe they haven't started their summer work? No problem! You can find all of this information on the school website. Click HERE .
We are currently scheduling the shipment of our prepackaged school supplies. Please remember that the PreK packages do not include the required sleep mat. The mats may be purchased separately in the school office.
Festival Service Hours Update
Festival Service hours have been posted to accounts and the balances were emailed to all families last Friday with the August tuition statement. If you have not received this email please check your "spam" folder. If you are a returning family and you did not fulfill your Festival service commitment, you will be billed on your September invoice. Any discrepancies must be reported before August 24th. New families who registered AFTER the Festival are required must work their 20 hours of service during the school year.
Help! I'm Not Receiving Emails
So that our emails are not rejected, please add the following emails and domains to your safe sender and contact lists:  

@ ccsend.com   - for newsletters and notices
notifications@ondemandmail.com  - for financial statements 
@ sjs-webster.com  - for personal correspondence
Mark Your Calendars!
Monday, August 13th at 7:30PM
Fatima Devotion

The traditional outdoor candlelight procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima will take place on Monday, August 13th at 7:00pm. We kindly request that the Children of Mary take part in this beautiful tribute to our Lady wearing their distinctive dress as they carry the statue of our Blessed Mother. We ask all the faithful to join our school children, members of parish organizations and ministries, and altar servers in praying the rosary.
Wed., August 15th:
Holy Day of Obligation
Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Day of Obligation Masses will be held at the following times:

  • Tues, August 14 - 5:00 PM Vigil
  • Wed, August 15 - 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, & 7:00 PM

To learn more about the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, please click HERE .
Tuesday, August 21st: Open House
The school will be hosting an Open House for prospective families. Tours will be by appointment only. We ask that you spread the word about and don’t forget about our   REFERRAL PROGRAM

Please invite friends and family to visit St. Joseph School where every student is Respected, Valued, and Challenged. During their tour they will learn more about the St. Joseph School experience where every child receives a Foundation for Life.
September 3rd
No School: Labor Day
Sunday, September 9th at 9:30AM
Family Mass
Sun., Sept. 9th, Noon - 4PM

Following Family Mass, the St. Joseph School Home and School Association will host its Annual Back to School Picnic on Sunday, September 9th at the 200 Sportsmen Club, 184 Sutton Ave., Webster, MA. The H.S.A. will provide lunch and games for our families. Plus, it's a great time to fellowship. Watch for the opportunity to RSVP and sign-up to bring side dishes and desserts! The event will be held rain or shine. We will also be drawing the winner of our Free Tuition Raffle.
Saturday, Sept. 29, at Noon

The 19th Annual SJS Golf Tournament supporting our Athletic Program will take place on Saturday, September 29th at Dudley Hill Golf Club, 80 Airport Road, Dudley, MA. The cost is $125 per person. This includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, dinner, and gifts. $25 for dinner only. We need teams of golfers, sponsors, and donations for raffles. Please click HERE to register for the tournament or to become a sponsor. Raffle donations may be dropped-off in the school office .
Tuition Raffle
Would you like to have your child's tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year at St. Joseph School paid for - up to $4,740? Here's your chance! The winner may use it for the tuition of a family member or split it among more than one. Watch for your raffle tickets in the mail or visit our website HERE to view the official rules and purchase your tickets. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends are invited to buy a ticket, too.

 Even people who don't have a student at SJS are encouraged to purchase a ticket because they can donate the prize to the school as a scholarship to be awarded according to their wishes. It's a wonderful way to provide a Catholic education to someone who might not afford it otherwise!
SJS Sports Registration - Now Open!
If your child is interested in playing on an athletic team (soccer, basketball, cheering, or volleyball) at SJS during the 2018-2019 school year, please click HERE to register. All registrations are due by August 31st so we can plan our teams accordingly.
Job Openings
St. Joseph School is looking to fill several paid and volunteer positions. Please see the list below for details. Please click on the item for a job description.

Paid Positions
Guidance Counselor - Part Time: 12-16 Hours Per Week
Custodian - Full Time: 6AM to 2PM

Volunteer Positions
Nurses - Especially during the hours of 11 AM and 1 PM

If you are interested in any of the non-sports related positions, please contact principal@sjs-webster.com or call 508-943-0378.

If you'd like to get involved in our Athletic Program, please click HERE
**Returning coaches and new candidates must complete this form .*** 
Bingo Reminder
Come out play BINGO! The progressive game for Friday, August 3rd is $800. The $777 game is up to 55 numbers to win. One winner-take-all game. Two 50/50 games. Free coffee. Light refreshments available. Doors open at 5:00. Games begin at 6:30.

SJS families, please remember that you may earn service hours every Friday night at BINGO. Head down to the cafeteria between 4:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m. to sell bingo cards. Or, you may also assist throughout the evening by selling food, verifying winners, and cleaning-up.

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47 Whitcomb Street
Webster, MA 01570
Phone: 508-943-0378