From the Principal's Desk...
Hello,

We are off and running in the 2018-2019 School Year. Excitement did fill the air with Parent Orientations being held in the new gymnasium. It gave parents an opportunity to feel that this project is finally coming to an end and will be open to students. We need to have patience for the completion of the parish hall and kitchen hopefully by December. This fall, we will have completed the stage curtains, lighting and technology for the performing arts center.

As Monsignor mentioned at orientation, we plan on improving our Catholic Identity. Personally, I believe St. Joseph School has the best Catholic Identity in Worcester County. In addition, we have an outstanding academic program. The two, hand-in-hand, provide our children with a Foundation for Life , as stated in our mission. We will grow stronger and better as we look forward to our students' success. We look forward to working with administration, staff, and the families of St. Joseph School

Sincerely, 
Principal
2018-2019 Parent-Student Handbook: Review and Return Forms
The 2018-2019 Parent-Student Handbook is now available for families to review. Please click HERE to go to the document. Changes to the document have been highlighted in yellow. Once you have thoroughly reviewed the document, please sign and return the Acknowledgement of Receipt , Student/Parent Computer Agreement , Image Use Agreement , and the Medical Release Form . Hard copies of these forms were sent home with students today. In addition, you can access the forms by clicking on the links above, going to the end of the handbook, or visiting the "Parents" tab on the school website .
Emergency Cards
On Thursday, September 6th, each student received an emergency contact card. Please complete the card and return it to the school ASAP. Please call the office at 508-943-0378 with questions.
Before and After Care Program Registration
On Thursday, September 6th, each children received a Before and After Care Program Registration Form . If you plan on utilizing this program, please click HERE to review our revised program and policies. The deadline to register is September 14th. Please contact Ewa Mamro with questions.
New Athletic Program Directors
We would like to welcome Stephanie Dollar and Joey Boudreau
as our new Athletic Program Directors. 
Stephanie Dollar will be stepping into the role of Athletic Director. She is a 1989 graduate of St. Joseph School. This year she enrolls her son Grayson into Kindergarten and Charlotte into Pre-K. Grayson and Charlotte are 4th generation SJS students.

Stephanie comes to SJS from Atlanta Georgia. She brings 20 years experience in athletic administration and education. Most recently Stephanie was the director of education and events for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). She was responsible for identifying and creating educational opportunities for girls' and women's basketball coaches at all levels (grassroots, youth, college and professional) and for all national and local events. The WBCA hosts an annual convention for girls' and women's basketball coaches in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four as well as regional workshops and clinics. Stephanie was the staff liaison for NCAA Division II, NCAA Playing Rules & Officiating, Moms in Coaching and the WBCA Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Stephanie has coached both girls and boys basketball at the high school level. Stephanie holds an undergraduate degree in marketing from Fairfield University and a master's in business administration from Mercer University.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time on the water with family and friends. She also loves the Patriots, college football and yoga. 
Joey Boudreau will be working closely with Stephanie as the Assistant Athletic Director. Joey has had four children attend St. Joseph School of which two still attend, Dale in 6th grade and Leah in 4th grade. He has worked at several large corporations and is currently employed by Bose Corporation as an Enterprise Architect.
  
Joey has been involved in elementary, middle and high school extracurricular and athletic programs for several years. He coached his oldest son's Douglas youth baseball team and was an assistant coach in the Douglas youth basketball program. He has also helped coach the St. Joseph School boys JV and Varsity basketball teams. All of his sons are involved in Boy Scouting and he has proudly served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for St. Denis Troop 316 for 6 years. In addition, Joey is involved with the SJS Lego Robotics program as a technology mentor, as well as a member of the St. Joseph School Technology Committee where he has helped implement Chromebooks and iPads and manages the school website infrastructure.

In his spare time, Joey enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys tinkering with things around the house. He will repair, fix or upgrade anything whether or not he has the experience. He is not afraid of trying and learning new things. Joey is very excited to be serving as Assistant Athletic Director and being part of the future of the SJS Athletics Program.

Welcome Stephanie and Joey!
Home and School Association News
The Home and School Association would like to announce their
2018-2019 Executive Committee:

Chairperson: Jennifer Barbosa
Vice Chairperson: Audrey Lopez
Secretary: Diane Obrycki
Treasurer: Stephanie Fennelly
Teacher Representative: Mrs. Durant
PreK-2-day: Kareen Powaza
PreK-3-day: Jowita Androlewic z
PreK-5-day (Ms. Dodge): Sophie Prunier
Kindergarten: Stephanie Dollar
1 st Grade Class Rep: Jennifer Barbosa
2 nd Grade Class Rep: Kristy Surowaniec
3 rd Grade Class Rep: Kasia Macko
4 th Grade Class Rep: Jessica Recko
5 th Grade Class Rep: (Ms. Bailey) Laura Reseigh
5 th Grade Class Rep: (Mrs. Favata) Diane Obrycki
6 th Grade Class Rep: Nancy Conlin
7 th Grade Class Rep: Tara Edwards
8 th Grade Class Rep: Lisa Villa

 Each classroom representative will be reaching out to their parents. In the meanwhile, please click on their name if you'd like to contact them.

Remember, membership in the Home and School Association (H.S.A.) consists of fathers, mothers, and guardians of students of St. Joseph School and members of the faculty. All are welcome at our monthly meetings that take place at 6:30 PM on the first Tuesday of each month.
THIS SUNDAY

Following Family Mass on Sunday, Sept. 9th, the St. Joseph School Home and School Association will host its Annual Back to School Picnic at the 200 Sportsmen Club, 184 Sutton Ave., Webster, MA from noon to 4:00PM. The H.S.A. will provide lunch, games, and raffles for our families. We will also be drawing the winner of our Free Tuition Raffle.

The H.S.A. asks that you RSVP for this event so the lunch can be planned accordingly. Please click HERE to RSVP .
Donations of side dishes or desserts are welcome!

The H.S.A. is also looking for volunteers to assist with the activities. Please click HERE to view service hours that are available and sign-up. Thank you in advance for helping to kick-off the school year with a fun event for all of our students and their families.
Tuition Raffle: LAST CHANCE!
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!
Box Tops for Education
St. Joseph School will participate in Box Tops for Education again this year. This is a great way to earn “free” money simply by saving the little coupon found on products you are already purchasing.

Each classroom will have a collection box for the children to deposit Box Tops in. We’ll be collecting them several times throughout the year. The first collection deadline is right around the corner!

Which classroom will send in the most by October 19th? Please remember:

Coupons, recipes, BONUS offers, a BONUS app, lists of participating products and more are online at: www.boxtops4education.com

  • Cut Box Top “Official Coupon”
  • Requires complete expiration date and product code

Your participation is most welcome. Please consider asking friends and family members to save as well. Thanks again for your support! Please contact your Box Tops for Education Coordinator, Lisa Villa , with any questions.

Click HERE for a sheet to fill.
Catholic Schools Appeal: Help Needed
This year, the Catholic Schools Appeal is scheduled for the weekend of September 22-23. As we've done in years past, we are looking for parents or students to visit other local parishes and speak to their congregations about St. Joseph School. (A script will be provided.) Schedules are still TBD.

If you are a parishioner at one of the church's listed below or if you'd like to help spread the word about St. Joseph School, please contact bboudreau@sjs-webster.com. Service hours will be awarded.

St. Joseph Basilica in Webster
St. Andrew Bobola in Dudley
St. Ann Parish in North Oxford
St. Mark's in Sutton
St. Anthony's in Dudley
St. Denis in Douglas
St. Roch's in Oxford
St. Joseph Church in Charlton

Mark Your Calendars!
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 .
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SAINT JOSEPH SCHOOL

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