May 16, 2019
School News
END OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The end of the year Awards Ceremony will be held in church on Thursday, May 23 rd at 7:30 AM. All are welcome to attend.
SJS SURVEY

The faculty, staff and marketing team are looking for your feedback. With the help of several parents (thank you!) we have pulled together a survey to understand your satisfaction with St. Joseph School. We will use the results to continue what is good and improve on what is important to you. We are looking to get over 100 surveys completed. If we reach this goal, the students will receive a Kona Ice party on the last Wednesday before school is out (that is a week from now, so please do not wait to complete this). Both parents/guardians can complete separate surveys, so please forward on to anyone else in your household. This is a short but important survey, so please take a few minutes to complete. You can access the survey from the link or QR code.


If you have any questions, please contact  julanebecker@yahoo.com
SUMMER TUTORING

The following teachers will be turtoring this summer. If you are in need of a summer tutor, please contact one of them as soon as possible.

Emily Elsbernd
Grades K-5
Tuesday & Thursday
eelsbernd@sjscrescent.org


Marisa Bezold
Grades K-3 - Reading
Grades K-2 - Math
Tuesday & Thursday
mbezold@sjscrescent.org


Laura Schneider
Grades 5-8 Math
Contact Mrs. Schneider for days and times.
lschneider@sjscrescent.org
FACULTY & STAFF CHANGES

We are sad to say goodbye to two of our wonderful SJS teachers. Mrs. Jan Rademacher will be retiring at the end of this year. Ms. Lindsey Holthaus will be moving to Alabama. We thank them both for their service here at SJS and wish them well in the future.
Mrs. Janet Schmidt will be moving to second grade next year and we welcome Mrs. Abby Witzgall Stayton who will be teaching third grade.
P.T.O. REQUEST

PTO is looking for a Treasurer and President Elect for the 2019-2020 school year. Please see attached flyer and prayerfully reflect whether you'd like to give of your time to help support PTO.   

IMPORTANT CAFETERIA INFORMATION

Please click the link below for an important letter from Mrs. Amy Borders.

OLYMPIC DAY REMINDER

St. Joseph students will participate in Olympic Day on Monday, May 20th on the school campus. The students need to wear their GYM UNIFORMS.
2019-2020 SCHOOL CALENDARS

Please click the links below to view or print the SJS school calendars for the
2019-2020 school year.




SUMMER VACATION BULLETIN CONTEST

Attend Mass while your away and bring home a church bulletin. 
Return the bulletin to the parish office with your names on them to Deacon Henry's attention and we will have some fun prizes when school starts back. 
Have a safe and blessed summer break! Deacon Henry 
FREE T-SHIRT

PTO is working on a project for next year.  To get started we need each family to fill out a t-shirt form.  These forms came home yesterday with each student. You can also get one in the link below. The shirts are free for each child.  If your child needs an adult size, please indicate that on the form. The t-shirts are the tri-blend material (just like the gym uniform)  
Thanks PTO!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

We are currently having a friendly competition of "Who Rules the School - boys vs girls." Please send in Box Tops by May 17th (tomorrow) to see who wins! Get your whole family involved! Have your grandmas, grandpas, aunts,uncles, neighbors or co-workers collect for your child! Attached is a list of participating products and a new collection sheet. Happy Clipping! Please be sure to put your child's name on the baggie full of box tops.



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

SJS Café is looking for 2-3 part time people to work in the cafeteria for the next school year.
The position would be to help set up, serve, and cleanup for lunch and the hours would be from 10-1 Monday -Friday. If interested, please contact Amy Borchers at sjscrescentsprings@gmail .com
CONGRATULATIONS
Please click the link below to see the St. Joseph Festival pre-draw winner announcement!

Aspire Higher mmmmmmmmmm



Goodbye To Our SJS 8th Grade Class. Yesterday was their last all school Mass. We wish them continued success as they head to different high schools!
Parish News
CHRISTIAN OUTREACH
CORNER

May 25 th  8:15 – 12 pm
  Isaiah House
Outreach
at St. Elizabeth - Covington

Isaiah House partners with Master Provisions to provide produce, bread and drinks that are distributed at the outreach to people in need. Volunteers set-up/break-down tables, hand out groceries, carry groceries for guests, direct parking, etc. 
Children over 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Interested, please sign up  here  (so St. Joseph Parish can meet up)
ST. JOE'S FRIENDS IN FAITH BAR-BECUE

Please click the link below for information about the upcoming Friends In Faith Bar-Becue.


GIFT CARDS & COUPONS

We are excited to again be partnering with Marco’s Pizza, Oriental Wok and Skyline Chili for “SJS NIGHT”; this is a fundraiser that supports the projects of St. Joseph’s School. 
Please remember to order your gift certificates for Oriental Wok and Skyline from our Gift Card Program. Marco’s Pizza has a coupon on the bulletin – pick up your copy at Mass.


Community News
SERRA CLUB

“The Serra Club for Vocations, Northern Kentucky, is currently selling ticket vouchers to the Florence Freedom doubleheader on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Honorary first pitchers for the June 5 games include Michelle Blevins, a Postulant with the Sisters of Notre Dame, Rev. Mark Keene, pastor of St. Agnes Parish, and Barry Henry, a Serra Club member who is scheduled to be Ordained to the Diaconate on May 4, 2019. Ticket vouchers are $10, and can be purchased through the Diocesan Stewardship Office or from individual Serra Club members. To purchase your tickets, please call Mike Murray at (859) 392-1500 or email Mike at  mmurray@covdio.org . Thank you in advance for your support!”  


2019 CROSS THE BRIDGE FOR LIFE!

Join us on Sunday, June 2 for a family friendly, peaceful walk across the Purple People Bridge! Festivities begin at 1:00pm, program begins at 2:00pm. There will be music by Easter Rising, FREE face painting, FREE t-shirts, food for purchase and displays from life affirming agencies from Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area. The event is located in Newport, behind Newport on the Levee along the beautiful Ohio River. We hope to see you on June 2! Get updates and information on CTB website at  www.crossthebridgeforlife.org
and on facebook at



SJS NEWS FLASH

  • SJS REWARD PROGRAMS

Please support St. Joseph parish and school through the following programs. Click the link below to see a list of the SJS reward programs for 2018.  SJS Reward Programs

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UPCOMING DATES


  • May 17 - Grade 4 - Field Trip
  • May 17 - May birthday out of uniform
  • May 17 - Last day of school for P4
  • May 20 - Olympic Day
  • May 21 - NO BUSES - PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION
  • May 21 - JYC 2 - 3 PM
  • May 21 - Skyline Night
  • May 22 - Kindergarten Completion - 2:15 in church
  • May 22 - Grade 8 Graduation 7:00 PM in church
  • May 23 - Last day of school
  • May 23 - 11:00 AM dismissal WITH buses


Note: All future dates & times are posted on Sycamore) 
Cafeteria Volunteers

Girls on the Run

6th Grade Wax Museum
6th Grade Wax Museum
After School Program
Aspire Higher.