September 21, 2018
Library News
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Young Adult and Audiobooks
Permission Form

We are so fortunate to have a wide range of books in the SJS library to appeal to all ages, maturity, and reading levels. Young Adult books are labeled YA because they may contain more mature content than others. If you would like your child to have access to Young Adult books and/or any of the many audiobooks aimed at grades 4-8, please fill out the
and return to Mrs. Moschetto in the library.
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Volunteers Needed!

Mrs. Moschetto, our new librarian, is looking for volunteers to assist with checking in books during the k-5 library times.  No experience necessary!
 
A firm commitment to one 45 minute time slot per week on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday is best. If someone would prefer to assist by shelving and check-in, this job is done in the morning between 8:30 and 9:00.
 
Please email her at  b.moschetto@sjschoolva.org  to set up a time to come in and share the love of reading! 
Robotics Club - Coming Soon!
St. Joseph School's Robotics Teams/Clubs serve as a vehicle to ignite our students' excitement about science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math (STREAM) subjects. Watch for information regarding the return of Fairfax Collegiate and the Robotics Club! Stay tuned!
SJS 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run

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


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

Winter Uniform Begins October 9th
It's a good time to check hemlines on skirts, jumpers, and pants! Try on those sweaters, shirts, and P.E. uniforms to ensure the fit is right! Winter uniform goes into affect on 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
Morning Prayer Leaders
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Each week the SJS News crew have helpers lead the school in morning prayers. Parents are welcome to watch the morning news show after carpool on days that their child is our prayerful leader. Siblings say prayers together on their designated day. The following are students that will be helping this week and next.

September 24 - September 28:
Monday:  Sellier
Tuesday:  Sepulveda
Wednesday:  Severns
Thursday:  Sherman
Friday:    Siganda-Farrar
Herndon High School Homecoming Parade
As proud members of the Herndon community, we are excited for the Herndon High School Homecoming parade this Saturday! Keep an eye out for some of our SJS Saints walking in the parade! Good luck to the Herndon Hornets as they take on Osbourn Park High School in football at 1pm.

For more information, click on Herndon High School Homecoming  parade.
Help Us Meet Our Fundraising Goal
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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!
Girl Scouts
Be Amazing – Join Girl Scouts!
St. Joseph School Girl Scouts will be hosting an information night on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00PM in SJS meeting room 214 for parents of girls in Kindergarten through 8 th Grade.

With Girl Scouts your daughter will discover the G.I.R.L
(Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) in her. It’s always a countdown to the next adventure. Whether they’re advocating for our communities, discovering the outdoors, exploring science and technology, or powering new adventures as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts discover they can achieve anything! Girl-led, expert-approved, and volunteer-supported, Girl Scouts helps girls discover their strengths and change the world!
For more information please contact:
JoEllen Mountcastle at joellen@mountcastle.org
Maura Culligan at mauraculligan@yahoo.com

*Potential scouts are welcome to attend and participate in fun activities while parents learn more about Girl Scouts at SJS.
Brats, Brew, and Bags - TONIGHT!
SJC Men's Society:
Brats, Brew, and Bags
All men (age 21+) of the Parish are invited & welcomed.

New Date: Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:30 PM
Held on the Parish field

Join fellow St. Joseph parishioners for an opportunity to chat and connect!

An RSVP is appreciated to sjms20170@gmail.com

6:15 Divine Mercy Chaplet (Optional)

We ask that you bring an appetite and your own lawn chair if you want a seat.
Grand Prize to winning Corn Hole Team "Bags"
Inclement weather plan is to move to Hall C
St. Joseph Catholic School
750 Peachtree Street
Herndon, VA. 20170