As we celebrated the
Baptism of Our Lord last Sunday, we also brought to a close the
glorious Christmas Season! Our Lord’s baptism reminds us to keep Christ alive with us
during the whole year and emulate His good works. For our students we do this
through our mission of building wisdom and faith through service to God. We also
emulate Jesus Christ when we adhere to His truths, and do so with compassion and
love for all.
As a reminder,
our PTO general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15.
The PTO is an important part of our school as they work tirelessly to raise funds to
provide needed upgrades to areas that directly benefit student learning, and also
support teachers. The PTO has arranged for a presentation by the local
Be SMART for
Kids team. Be SMART is a public education/outreach program that was developed to
keep people safe from unsecured guns by focusing on the importance of conversation,
responsible gun storage, and community awareness. The program's main goal is to get our community (gun owners and non-gun owners alike) talking about how we can keep our kids safe and aware. The meeting starts at 7:00PM with PTO business, followed
immediately by the presentation. I hope to see you there!
Please NOTE: We are scheduled for a half-day, 11:30 dismissal on Friday, January 17.
It is a DFE half-day. If the weather is inclement, and FCPS announces a two-hour delay
for their students,
St. Joseph Catholic School will close for students. Please make
sure that you access official SJS announcements if there is a weather event affecting
January 17. Official announcements are delivered by phone, email, text, APP, official
Facebook, Twitter and SJS website.
Remember that it is time to plan ahead for the
2020-2021 school year, and to make the
re-enrollment process easier for all families, re-enrollment for current students is
automatic. If your circumstances are such that you feel your children will not attend SJS
next year, please notify Mrs. Pearce (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mrs. Millon
(email@example.com) in writing no later than Wednesday, January 15. Re-
enrollment only applies to current students.
Siblings must apply and register. Contact
Mrs. Pearce for additional information.
And for your planning purposes, please note that the Office of Catholic Schools
announced the start date for the 2020-2021 school year. School opens for students on
Wednesday, August 26. I will continue to work on the calendar and provide updates
as appropriate, however, the calendar won’t be available until the spring.
Catholic Schools Week is January 26 through February 1. A schedule of activities will
be available next week, and the highly anticipated talent show is scheduled for January
30, at 1:30. The talent show is 90 minutes long, and in an effort to make sure that as
many students as possible can participate, students are limited to one performance.
Miss Denneny is working very hard to make the show a success for all. If you have any
questions, please let her know.
Science Fair is on the calendar for February 6, and we need 55 judges to make
this event as successful as possible for our students. If you would like to act as a judge,
time is greatly appreciated. The students put a great deal of effort into this milestone
event and they really need you!!
Save the Date!!! The Spring Fling is scheduled for
Saturday April 25. Mark your
calendars today, find and book your babysitter. The Spring Fling will be a night of great
fun, friends, and the all important fundraising. Last year, funds raised were earmarked
for lighting and classroom enhancements. The exciting news is that the new lighting
was installed in Mrs. Karcz’s classroom over Christmas break. The change is
remarkable, and you should plan a visit to see the amazing difference! Mrs. Zimney’s
room is next!
Don’t forget Monday, January 20 is Martin Luther King holiday.
As always, if you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance, please let me know.
Welcome one another....as Christ welcomed you!
Building Wisdom and Faith Through Service to God