May 31, 2019
Early Dismissal Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that there is an
11:30am dismissal on:
Thursday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 11

June 6th -- There WILL be Extended Day

June 11 -- There WILL NOT be afternoon Extended Day care. Please plan to pick up your child at 11:30am on June 11.

Thank you!
Church Doors - Reminder
Just a friendly reminder in the event that you've missed it in the April Bernie's Bark:

It was with great sadness that we watched events unfold in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, and unsuccessful the attempt made at St. Patrick Cathedral, as well as the awful event that occurred at the Poway Synagogue. We are always concerned with student safety, and after much reflection and prayer, Father Tom and I agree that in light of recent attacks on houses of worship, we will lock the church doors during student Mass, and other student events that take place in the church. If you are able to attend student Mass, please be aware that the  church doors will be locked at 9:30am   .    

**Please keep in mind that all school Masses, graduations, and events held in the church will follow these guidelines.
We appreciate your support!**
Postage Stamp Design Contest Winners
The Library held a Postage Stamp
Design Contest!
Free books went to all the winners!
Superior designs were submitted! 

The Grand Prize winner was Daniela B . in grade 5! Her design will be formally submitted to the Postal Service Stamp review board!

Class winners:
1B: Liem L.
1R: Tie: Ethan B. and Adelaide A.
2W: Tie: Gavin W. and Julie B.
2G: Tie: Derek P. and Ryann B.
3R: Penelope G.
3B: Tie: Jacey D. and Johanna S.
4W: Tie: Mairead M. and Kate E.
4G: Three way tie: Julia T., Gwenyth M. and Alexis T.
5R: Carson E.
5B: Tie: Aubrianna C. and Julia H.

Library News
The last day for students to check books is Friday, May 24.  No books will be checked out during the last week of
May or the first week of June.
All books should be returned to the library ASAP. Watch for overdue notices being sent home. Replacement fees will be charged for all books not returned
by June 4.
Please contact the librarian if you 
have any questions.
A few volunteers are needed to sort summer reading orders. If you are available the first week of June, please email Mrs. Moschetto at . This should not take more than an hour! Exact date will be announced soon.
All rising 5th and 6th graders interested in joining Battle of the Books for the 2019-2020 school year should get a copy of three titles to read over the summer.
Mrs. Moschetto suggests reading the following three titles in preparation
for the upcoming season: Restart by Gordon Korman, The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, and Grand Canyon by Jason Chin.
Copies of the complete list of 15 titles is available at the front desk or in the library.
Summer Reading Program
Summertime Family Read Aloud Program!
Th is summer take an adventure into The Secret Garden by Frances Hodges Burnett.
This program is optional and self-paced.
Our librarian will be providing book and audio book resources, reading tips, links to additional resources, and suggested activities that bring the story to life!
FACTS: Reading aloud to children builds family bonds, improves comprehension and working memory, and strengthens the connection between the written and spoken word--and so much MORE!
School Supplies
For your convenience, the SJS PTO is offering a service for you to order school supplies for next school year! No need to worry about shopping over the summer! Click the link below to order and/or see the supplies needed for the 2019-2020 school year! **The zip code for St. Joseph Catholic School is 20170.
The deadline to order school supply kits is June 30, 2019 . Kits are delivered to the school for parents to claim prior to the first day of school.  The date for school supply pick up will be provided to you soon. Kits are not sent to the classroom, as supplies must be labeled prior to the first day of school.

 *If you would like to purchase school supplies on your own and not through our vendor, please visit the school website (main page) for the link to view supplies needed for each grade.  
Summer Cheerleading Spirit Camp
Youth Ministry - June 7
Come join us for the FIRST ever Life Sized Clue Game (A St. Joe's "who done it)" Come for Pizza, Solve the mystery, and have a BLAST! 
See you on Friday, June 7th at 7-8:15pm in the SJS Gym. See you all there -- All 6-8th graders, and friends are always welcome! 
VBS Volunteers Needed
Vacation Bible School 2019

We are looking for adult volunteers who already are compliant within the child protection program of the Diocese of Arlington to help with one of the following: Arts & Crafts, Snacks, Bible Stories or Small Groups (Preschool through 5th Grade). 

The camp is from June 24th through June 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day. Volunteers must commit to helping each day
throughout the week.
If interested, please call Roz Murphy at 703-880-4305 or send an email to   

Please note - Although we are at full capacity on campers, we will take the children (Pre-K – 5 th grade) of our adult volunteers. 
Morning Prayer Leaders
May 28: Dunn, E
May 29: Duren, J
May 30: Dusek, C, A, C
May 31: Eager, C, L

June 3: Easlick, A, C, C
June 4: Eggers, G
June 5: Emery, K, M
June 6: Esguerra, T, J
June 7: Esposito, L

June 10: Faist, C, C, K, G
June 11: Fallace, R
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St. Joseph Catholic School
750 Peachtree Street
Herndon, VA. 20170