October 5, 2018

No school on Monday, October 8th in observance of Columbus Day! Make it a great day, Saints!
Book Fair
Enchanted Forest:
Discover Your Story

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Come one, come all! The SJS Enchanted Book Fair comes to light soon! Stay tuned for more information in next week's Bernie's Bark. May all your book wishes come true!
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.
Winter Uniform Begins October 9th
Reminder -- Students start wearing Winter uniforms on Tuesday, October 9th!
Refer to the  Parent/Student Handbook  or visit the  School Uniform page  on the SJS website for guidelines and more information. School uniforms must be purchased at  Flynn and O'Hara . They are located in Fair City Mall at  9650 Main Street Fairfax, VA. 22031
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 - 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.
Morning Prayer Leaders
October 8: NO SCHOOL
October 9: Spizuoco
October 10: Steinman
October 11: Stephenson
October 12: Sullivan

October 15: Sutherland
October 16: Szuch-Gantick
October 17: Taylor
October 18: Tebbe
October 19: Theriot

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.  
Chick-fil-A Night!
Plan a fun night out with the family and support the 8th grade! 
Join us on Oct. 10 at Chick-fil-A in Reston 5-8pm ! See you there!
Stay Connected
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on Twitter and FaceBook!
A lot is happening at SJS and you don't want to miss out!
Twitter: @sjschoolva
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St. Joseph Catholic School
750 Peachtree Street
Herndon, VA. 20170