October 12, 2018
SJS Book Fair
Enchanted Forest: Discover Your Story
Enchanted Forest:
Discover Your Story
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Come one, come all! The SJS Enchanted Book Fair comes to light on October 16th!

The top 3 classes that raised the most money for the Coin Drive will be announced on Monday!

Would you like to help with the Book Fair? Click below to volunteer !
Book Fair Hours:
Tuesday, October 16 - 12 to 4pm

Wednesday, October 17 - 8:30am to 4pm

Thursday, October 18 - 8:30am to 7pm (**New Extended Hours)

Friday, October 19 - 8:30am to 4pm

Saturday, October 20 - Book Fair is Closed

Sunday, October 21 - 9am to 1:00pm (Book Fair will now be open until 1pm on Sunday)
May all your book wishes come true!
Speech/Language and Eye Screening
Voluntary screenings:

October 22 - Speech/Language screenings for grades K-2

October 29 and November 5 - Eye screenings for grades 1-6

Forms will be sent home with students. If you would like to volunteer to help, please click the button below.
8th Grade Spirit Gear
On-Line Ordering NOW!
October 12 Deadline!
8th Grade Spirit Gear is now available for
on line ordering at: 

Orders will be accepted through October 12 to ensure delivery by the 1st trimester spirit gear day. 

Please email  jsteffen532@gmail.com  or text 314-406-5033 with any questions.
Interim Grades Update
Interim grades provide an indication of how students are performing to this date in the trimester. For interim grades, parents of students in grades  3-8 should log into PowerSchool to check grades. Grades are not published for Grades K-2. Parents are always welcome to contact their child's teacher in Grades K-2 for information about progress in the trimester to date.  

Report cards will be issued in early December for grades 1-8 and in January for K. Students in Grades 1-8 receive report cards in early December, mid-March and at the conclusion of the school year.  

Kindergarten students receive report cards twice during the school year-- January and June. 
SJS 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run
Prices Increase on October 15!!

Interested in becoming a race sponsor?
Click for  Race Sponsorship   information or visit the

Consider helping the day of the race. We are thankful for the many volunteers that help make the race successful! Click to VOLUNTEER

Trunk or Treat

Get your costumes out and ideas flowing! Our 6th Annual Trunk or Treat, to benefit Catholic Charities, will be held in the St. Joseph School parking lot on Thursday, October 25th . Click here for more information
CYO Basketball Try-Outs
Open to 3rd through 8th Graders attending St. Joseph’s School or registered in our CCD program.

Tryouts begin the week of Oct 9 and run through Oct 19 as follows :
Monday, October 8 - No Tryouts
Friday, October 12 - No Tryouts (Middle School Ministry Night in Gym)

8th Grade Mon, 3:15 – 4:30 PM Tues, 8:00 – 9:15 PM Fri, 3:15 – 4:30 PM
7th Grade Tues, 6:00 – 7:00 PM Fri, 7:45 – 8:45 PM
6th Grade Wed, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Thurs, 3:15 – 4:30 PM
5th Grade Tues, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Wed, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
4th Grade Mon, 5:30 – 6:30 PM Tues, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
3rd Grade Thurs, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

8th Grade Mon, 8:30 – 9:45 PM Wed, 3:15 – 4:30PM Fri, 5:30 – 6:45 PM
7th Grade Mon, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Thurs, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Fri, 6:45 – 7:45 PM
6th Grade Mon, 7:30 – 8:30 PM Thurs, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
5th Grade Wed, 6:30 – 7:30 PM Fri, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
4th Grade Mon, 6:30 – 7:30 PM Thurs, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
3rd Grade Wed, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Note: There are no cuts at any of the grade levels. If you have any questions or are interested in coaching (head or assistant), then please contact Saint Joseph’s CYO Commissioner, Mac Cannon: mac.cannon@gmail.com.
SJS Choir News

We have added an after school rehearsal day for grades 7th and 8th in effort to grow each choir members talents! Rehearsal practice will take place from 3:15 - 4:15pm every Wednesday starting on November 7th

Stay tuned for choir information for grades 4th through 6th! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Pena-Ariet at  c.pena-ariet@sjschoolva.org  
Morning Prayer Leaders
October 15: Sutherland
October 16: Szuch-Gantick
October 17: Taylor
October 18: Tebbe
October 19: Theriot

October 22: Thompson
October 23: Tierra
October 24: Toia
October 25: Torano
October 26: NO School

Help Us Meet Our Fundraising Goal
**We know how busy you are so we've made it easier for you! You may submit the form to the school office OR EMAIL the signed copy to Debbie Millon ( dmillon@sjcherndon.org ).** 

Thank you to all the families that have sent in their forms!
There is still time! Please download the
Family Donation Plan form and submit to the school office.
Our goal is 100% participation by all SJS families!
Help make that happen!
We appreciate your continued support!

As presented at Back to School Night by our PTO Board, we have taken a streamlined approach with fundraising. We have simplified fundraising to alleviate the amount of time and demand put on the busy schedules of our SJS families. In lieu of numerous fundraisers throughout the year, we ask each family to make a donation of $65.00. We have received a very positive response thus far, and we are grateful for the giving spirit of our families. Please download the Family Donation Plan form and submit to the school office.  
Bishop O'Connell Open House
Bishop O'Connell will have an Open House on Sunday, October 14 . 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.
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St. Joseph Catholic School
750 Peachtree Street
Herndon, VA. 20170