October 4, 2019
Early Dismissal

Friday, October 11 is an 11:30am dismissal
Trunk or Treat
When & Where? Thursday, October 24th St. Joseph Catholic School Parking Lot

Parking Lot opens at 5:00pm for set up and decoration. All participating cars must be in place by 6:00pm. Trick or Treating starts at 6:15pm.

In order for this event to be successful, all families participating must register their car and distribute a treat. Please complete your family registration and return it with your $10 donation no later than Friday, October 18th.  Click here for the registration form and for more information .

Questions? Email juliegrimpagano@gmail.com
Cyber Robotics Coding Competition Club
**Now open to 5th graders!**

Open to St. Joseph Catholic School
5 th-8th Graders this Fall
CRCC is an innovative robotics tournament that engages students in coding.
      Game-like, fun competition for all levels, No experience needed
      Peer participation and competitive spirit
      Self-directed and each student can progress at their own pace
      Open to the first 35 students.
Cost is $10 for Competition Registration Fee (paid through FACTS);
Participation in the competition over 6 weeks
If interested, please fill out BOTH form:

Please contact Mrs. Hatley ( c.hatley@sjschoolva.org ) for questions
Check out the CoderZ website for more details:
Library News
Win this book!

Hey, all You graphic novel fans and fans of 
Smile, Sisters , and Ghosts !

Here is your chance to win a copy of the newest Raina Telgemeier book, GUTS!

Contest open to grades 3 and up!
Fill out the entry form and turn it in to the library. All you have to do is tell why you like graphic novels in 100 words or less!  Entries must be received by Thursday, October 24 !

Contest forms are in the library or download here !
Join us for Lunch in October!
October is the month of "lunches"!
We invite YOU to enjoy lunch with your child in the lunchroom during his/her lunch period!
Treasure these times with your child before they grow up and head on to high school! 
Up to 4 parents per class will have the opportunity to sit with
their child and their classmates. 
We ask that parents are Child Compliant. 
Also, because of food allergies, we ask that no food is brought in for other students.  
Thank you for your support and we look forward to you taking advantage
of this wonderful time with your child!
Winter Uniform
It's hard to imagine Winter uniforms when we've been having warm weather lately! How are those sweaters looking? Do you have the appropriate shirts needed?
Is it time for a Flynn O'Hara run?
Winter uniforms will be in effect on Tuesday, October 15.
Please keep in mind that if the weather is warm/hot, students will not
be required to wear their sweaters.
Vision and Hearing Volunteers Needed
It's time for the annual vision and hearing screening for grades 3 & 7!

Screening is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 from 8:45am to 11:30am, volunteers would need to arrive 20 minutes prior to the screening and leave about 30 minutes afterwards. 4 volunteers are needed.  If you are interested, please email the school nurse,
Mrs. Ezenwa at a.ezenwa@sjschoolva.org

Your time is greatly appreciated! 
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education is a super easy way for you to help St. Joseph Catholic School earn money! There are 2 ways to help!
  1. Download the free Box Tops app for your phone, shop, and scan your store receipts through the app! By scanning, the app knows which products count! Super easy!! Download the app - when you create your login, assign your rewards to St. Joseph Catholic School. You can find the school by entering the zip code (20170) or searching for the school.
  2. Cut and send in the physical box top found on products. The physical box top clips are being phased out but are still being accepted.
Thanks for your support!
Register for SJS Annual 5k Race
Saturday, November 9th @ Northwest Federal Credit Union
Annual 5K Race
Want to help make Bernie’s 5K Dash a huge success?? We are currently seeking event sponsors, donations and volunteers, please email  ptofundraising@sjschoolva.org !
Volunteers Needed!
Check out these ways to get involved!
Another opportunity to get involved and volunteer at
St. Joseph Catholic School!
Mrs. Moschetto needs volunteers for the library .
Click below to sign up!
Please remember all volunteers must be compliant
with the Child Protection Program.
Thank you for your time!

 Want to get involved? We need YOU!

We are looking for volunteers during student lunch time!
Please consider donating the gift of your time!

It is required that all volunteers complete the Child Protection Certification program.

Recess volunteers are needed!
Paid position if can commit to M-F
When: Monday - Friday
Time: 11:15am until 12:55pm

Paid positions available for those that can work Monday through Friday.
However, we welcome any parent that can volunteer their time
even though they can't commit to all week.

Interested? Contact Mrs. Rutledge at d.rutledge@sjschoolva.org

CYO Basketball
Parent Meeting - Monday!
*Parent Meeting*
(New this year and very important to attend)
Monday, October 7 th in the SJS Gym
 - Parents of 3 rd , 4 th and 5 th graders 6:15-7:15pm
 - Parents of 6 th , 7 th , 8 th graders 7:15-8:15pm
               * If you have children in both of these tiers, you only need to come to one session.
Volunteers Needed!
We need coaches (head and assistants), especially for these grades:
         3 rd grade Boys and Girls
         4 th , 5 th & 8 th grade Girls
Please contact Mac Cannon at cannonclan@gmail.com for any questions!

Prayer Leaders
October 7: Glista, N.
October 8: Glynn, S.
October 9: Godfrey, O.
October 10: Grace, E., L., J.
October 11: Graeff, M.

October 14: Gray, C.
October 15: Griffith, J.
October 16: Grinnon, E. and S.
October 17: Grom, A.
October 18: Grotticelli, M. and M.
Italian Dinner - Mangiamo!
High School News
Open House - October 13
Open House at
Bishop O'Connell
October 13, 1:00-4:00
Presentation begins at 1:00. You and your family are invited to see a presentation, meet our faculty and coaches, and tour through our building.  Click here for more information.
Another opportunity to learn more about PVI...
Meet PVI Administration and Students

Join representatives from St. Paul VI Catholic High School's administration and student body for refreshments and conversation at the Estates at Lenah Mill at 41497 Lavender Breeze Circle, Aldie, Virginia on Thursday, October 17th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. 

This is an opportunity to find your dream home and dream high school all under one roof.
St. Paul VI Catholic High School is having an Open House on Sunday, October 27 from 1-4pm.

10675 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA. 22030

Become a "Panther for a Day" - Shadow a current student and experience a day at Paul VI!

To arrange a visit or for more information about PVI, contact Mr. Glenn Farello at 703-352-0925 x340 or gfarello@paulvi.net

Learn more at www.paulvi.net
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St. Joseph Catholic School
750 Peachtree Street
Herndon, VA. 20170