New Beginnings Are a Gift From God
August 27th, 2020
SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
WAUWATOSA, WI
“FAITH CENTERED – FUTURE FOCUSED”

Dear Parents,

    These certainly have been challenging times but the Holy Spirit is leading us through it. As our school motto states: “Faith Centered-Future Focused.”  Truly our faith will be our strength and hope as we move into the future, trusting in Divine Providence to take care of us.

      I would like to share with you our plans for our weekly Mass with the school community. Keeping in mind that the safety of our students and faculty is of the utmost importance, and adhering to social distancing guidelines, this is what we will be doing:

  1. The student body will be divided so that Grades 1,2,6,7 and 8 will be attending Mass on Wednesday mornings. Students in Grades 3, 4 & 5 will attend Mass on Friday mornings.
  2. There will be no music at Mass since we cannot use hymnals, no Mass servers, or procession of the gifts. Students will serve as lectors.
  3. Since we will need the entire lower level to provide the required space for all the students, no other people will be able to join us for Mass. This is, once again, for the safety of our school community.

I look forward to this new academic year confident that St. Joseph is watching over us as our special protector. As he faithfully protected the Holy Family that was entrusted to his care, he will do the same for us who have been placed under his patronage.
 
St. Joseph, pray for us.

                                                                                   In the Heart of Christ,

                                                                             Father Dennis
We look forward to seeing the students on
Monday, August 31st.

Students will meet their teachers, drop off their school supplies, and pick up the parent information packets.

Please arrive at the following times:

Last Name A-L Arrive between 9:00am - 11:00am

Last Name M-Z Arrive between 12:00pm - 2:00pm

If you have a conflict with the above schedule, please contact your child's teacher.
Face masks and social distancing are required.

Dear Parents and Students,

I will not be able to join you as the school year begins. Please know that I will be available at lengellk@archmil.org. You are welcome to contact me while I am away.

Currently, I am taking a medication for an autoimmune condition. This medication suppresses my immune system. This along with my age has led my physician to advise me not to return to school until I complete the full treatment.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Lengell
School Counselor
All students are required to wear a face mask during school and have at least one back-up mask in their backpack.

 If you can see through your mask or blow out a candle through your mask, it is not effective. If your child wears one of these masks to school, he/she will be given a mask from school and you will be required to supply an appropriate mask. 

If you have concerns with the mask(s) you purchased,
please talk to your child's teacher.

Thanks for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe at St. Joe's!
School Spirit Wear is on sale now!

The LAST DAY to ORDER is September 3rd.
All orders will be delivered approximately three weeks later.

Students in grades 4-8 will NOT be changing for gym at the start of the school year, but in the future will be required to wear a gym uniform. The uniform consists of a t-shirt and shorts, available at the bottom of the Spirit wear order form.

Click on the link below to order today!

School Uniform Sale

Donated Uniforms for grades K5-8 will be available on Monday, August 31st from 9:00am - 2:00pm
in the school cafeteria.
Some for sale, most FREE!

Have a uniform to donate or sell? Drop off today (until 4pm), tomorrow 9-Noon or Monday. If selling, please attach an envelope with Family name and price.
If you ordered a school yearbook, they will be in your Parent Information Packet. If you did not order a yearbook and would like one, we have extras for sale. Stop by the school office.
Playground
Help Needed!
We are in need of Playground help one or two days a week
from 11:30 - 12:45pm. This is a paid position!
If you can help please call Lisa at 414-771-5577 for more information.
Lunch Duty Volunteer Sign-Up

Lunch duty provides adult supervision for the students during lunch from 11:45am -12:45pm. While Ms. Cooney is always available supervising lunch, our teachers and staff take this time for their much deserved break to eat their lunch. You can sign-up now for your five required days (K5-8th grade parents)
through Sign Up Genius by clicking on the link below.



THANK YOU!
Use SCRIP to purchase gift cards for various retailers and 50% of the discount is credited towards tuition for students enrolled in the parish school.
 


What is SCRIP? SCRIP is gift cards purchased from various retailers at a discount. SCRIP can be used to purchase items at numerous retail outlets just like cash. Retailers allow you to use SCRIP to make purchases and extend discounts to non-profit organizations to encourage families to patronize their businesses. The profits will be used at St. Joe's to fund educational programs and lower tuition costs.
 
Example: Purchase 4 - $25 SCRIP cards for Pick-n-Save and your cost is $100.
 
or contact SCRIP coordinator
Donald Tollefson @ (262) 786-8276 with any questions!