Tomorrow we celebrate the
feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
, who is known as the first American saint, having become a citizen in 1909, after immigrating to the US in 1889. Mother Cabrini is considered to be the patron saint of immigrants, and it seems so fitting to celebrate her at this time of year, when we reflect back on the immigration journeys our ancestors took, as well as those who feasted with the native people in a celebration of Thanksgiving! Even today, many people venerate Mother Cabrini by inviting immigrants to their homes to celebrate with a big Italian dinner!!
A truly heartfelt thank you to all who participated in the
SJS 5k Race and 1mile Fun Run
..and a well-deserved shout-out to the PTO and especially to Mrs. Dechant for organizing this fun event. Over 300 registered participants braved the 26° race-time temperatures! There was great fun and great fellowship, and as I walked back to my car, the group around me were excitedly chatting about “hardly wait til next year!”
Pack 913 extends deepest thanks to all who were able to donate to the
Scouting for Food
drive. SJS families donated nearly 80 bags of food, and the troop was able to collect an additional 60 bags from our Herndon neighbors. Through the generosity of all, Pack 913 was able to donate 1,114 pounds of food to help feed the area families supported by LINK this season. Good job, Scouts!
If your child missed picture day in September, or if you need a
, Provine will be at school on
Thursday, Nov. 14th
for individual make up pictures. If your child needs a picture retake, please return the original packet and a new picture will be taken. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hayleigh Roldan in the front office.
Yesterday, you should have received an email with information on the new re-enrollment process. With our 93% retention rate, it is reasonable to
streamline our re-enrollment processes.
The process is restructured so that current students will be automatically re-enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. Enrollment fees will be charged on
February 1, 2020 from the FACTS account on file
. If, for some reason, your student will not be returning to St. Joseph Catholic School,
notification in writing is needed by January 15, 2020
. We are confident that you will find this expedited and recurring re-enrollment process helpful. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Millon (firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-880-4355) in the Business Office.
Don’t forget to place your
December lunch orders
! You can order lunch for your children through our school lunch program, in conjunction with Fairfax Food Service.
Use this link to access directions
from Fairfax Food Service. Remember to place your order no later than the 28th of each month!
Quiet week, this week, but please add to your reminder app on your phone:
Thursday, November 14...Individual Picture make-up and retakes
Tuesday, November 19….Open House
Thursday, November 21...High School Placement Test (8th grade only)
Friday, November 22…….1st Grade Thanksgiving Program
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!
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