October 19, 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!

Would you like to help with the Book Fair? Click below to volunteer !
Book Fair 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!
Mandatory Confirmation Meeting
Parents of 8th grade students are reminded that a mandatory Confirmation meeting, is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:00 pm . Prior to that meeting, parents are invited to attend an informational meeting that addresses the high school application process. Please consider attending this information session if you have any questions with respect to the Catholic high school application process. The meeting will start at 6:15 pm and will end by 6:45.
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night *Update*

Thank you for supporting the Class of 2019
at Chick-fil-A for Spirit Night!
You helped raise $518.43! 
Parent Workshop - Prevent Bullying
FCPS' Parent Resource Center is having a FREE workshop on Tuesday, October 30th on the important topic of bullying.   You Can Help Prevent Bullying: Strategies for Parents  will be held from 6:30pm-8pm at the Dunn Loring Center for Parent Services 2334 Gallows Road Dunn Loring, VA (Entrance 1 Room 1). 

Please consider attending this workshop as different types of bullying will be discussed, the important signs to look for in your child and ways to prevent bullying and support those who have been bullied.  Registration is required to attend .   Registration Link  Our school counselor, Mrs. Farrell, will be present and she would love for you to join her.
We Need Your Help! - 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 ).** 

Keep in mind that the money received directly goes towards:
➢ School Traditional Events (Ex: First Holy Communion, All Saints Day, Confirmation, First Penance, International Day, Colonial Day, Kindergarten Graduation, 8th Grade graduation, 8th Grade Love Mass, etc.)
➢ Technology Enhancements
➢ SJS Wellness Program
➢ Library Enhancements
➢ Teacher Start Up funds
➢ Hospitality Events (Ex. Open House, Veteran’s Day reception, etc.)
➢ School Directory
➢ Family Support Program
➢ Faculty Christmas Party & Service Awards

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.  
Cub Scouts
Be a part of something—be a Scout
Cub Scouts offers fun, learning and personal growth. St. Joseph’s Parish is fortunate to have an active Cub Scout Pack. There is something for every boy—outdoor skills, crafts, sports, hikes, skits & songs, camping, ship/submarine visits, camaraderie and just plain fun. 

To join, ask questions or to just learn more, contract Mike Schultz at cubmaster@pack913.com or Steve Bailey at chairperson@pack913.com.
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.
SJS 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run

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

October 29: Torres
October 30: Towns
October 31: Tran, E. 
November 1: Tran, K. 
November 2: Twomey

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Herndon, VA. 20170