October 25, 2018
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TOY COLLECTION

Once again, 4th grade will be organizing a toy collection for The Good Shepherd Mission in Appalachia. Laura and Dave Arlinghaus will graciously deliver the toys for us. This year the mission requested new or gently used books as well as toys. As always, new toys are appreciated, but a gently used toy is acceptable. We will be collecting the toys at the November 14 Mass.
VOLLEYBALL UNIFORM RETURN


Please remember to return your CLEAN volleyball jersey in a Ziploc bag clearly marked with the student's name to the school office.
BASKETBALL SPIRIT
WEAR STORE

Please click the link below to order your basketball warm-ups. The store will remain open  through Tuesday, October 30th ! All orders placed will be delivered no later than
November 20th . Shop now so your player is all set for this season!

MORNING DROP OFF

Please remember that the exit on to Buttermilk Pike is exit on the right only. It is two way traffic in the morning.
BOX TOPS

Way To Go!


The school has collected 4,124 Box Tops! The contest ends tomorrow. Keep an eye out for a new contest in the next month! Remember to ask your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors for Box Tops! A simple Box Top can turn into hundreds of dollars for our school.
JOY IN THE JOURNEY PREPARING FOR ADVENT

WOMEN'S RETREAT FOR LADIES
AGES 18 - 108!

Saturday, November 10 th  - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Highway, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017, in the church undercroft.  "Re-discover the Blessings of Advent!"  $25 includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Appetizers. Register online at  catholiceventsnky.blogspot.com  by Friday, November 2nd to receive a $5 Discount. Contact Laura McGlinchey 859-443-6981 or email  lmcglinchey@gmail.com  for additional information.
Click link below for more information!
RED
RIBBON WEEK
 

DID YOU KNOW?
 Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations (Red Ribbon Campaign). Please take the time to read the attachment in order to know how to have these conversations with your child from age 2-18.
MUM PARTY
WITH MS. ZECK

Those families who earned the mum party with Mr. Zeck , LaRosa's pizza will be served. These students will eat pizza with Ms. Zeck and have fun with silly string. Feel free to pack a lunch if your child does not like LaRosa's pizza.
HANDBOOK POLICY

Unexcused Absences

Please check the SJS Handbook on pages 7-8 if you are planning to take your students out of school.
The handbook clearly states:
"Unexcused absences include those due to vacations, attendance at social events, athletic contests, etc.
NO assignments will be given in advance."
Students will receive the work when he/she gets back. Teachers are not sure how much material they will get through on any given day and so your child will get the work when he/she returns to school.
NOVEMBER 3RD
LAST DAY TO WEAR UNIFORM SHORTS
Friday, November 3rd will be the last day that students may wear uniform shorts. This guideline also applies to out of uniform days and gym uniforms.
PICTURE RETAKE DAY

Please mark your calendar: SJS Lifetouch picture retake day will be on Thursday, November 8th!
P.T.O. BINGO NIGHT

P.T.O. Bingo Night will be held on Friday November 16th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Spots are limited, so please send in forms and money as soon as possible to reserve your families spot. Click the link below!

CAV CALL UPDATE

Parents, this year (as in the past 2 years), there will be several gift gathering parties planned to help gather donations for the Cavalier Call as well as build community. Invites will be divided by grade level (see below for grades and dates). If you are invited to more than one party, you are welcome to attend each, one or none. As always, we greatly appreciate your generosity and look forward to another great event. 
Grades Preschool-2nd -   January 12th 

For questions or comments feel free to reach out to:
PARISH DIRECTORY
SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR PARISH DIRECTORY AND PHOTOGRAHY EVENT

To celebrate our church, we are excited to launch our new St. Joseph Church Parish Directory. We need you to make our directory complete! We are partnering with "Lifetouch" for this important project. Please click the link below for more information and to sign up for photography dates.

PRIVATE
TRANSPORTATION
Please remember that Kenton County will be closed on Monday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 6th for Election Day. SJS will have private transportation on these two days. This information is not on the 18-19 calendar that you received at the beginning of the school year, so please make a note of it.
Aspire Higher


We are proud of Ava and the SJS family for raising $400 last week for Chicks & Chucks! We also received a late donation of $100. Ava is excited to give a $500 check to this supportive cancer organization.

SJS NEWS FLASH

  • PARISH YOUTH CHOIR

Junior high and high school students are invited to join a youth choir to sing at Mass once per month. Practices are the 1 st  and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 6-6:45 PM. Contact Tina Klare or Denise Dirkes if interested. Our first Mass will be  November 4   at 11:30.



  • VIRTUS TRAINING

This safe environment program for children has been mandated by the Bishop of the United States for all employees and volunteers who in any way deal with children in Catholic Schools: therefore if you have not attended a Virtus presentation, then you cannot volunteer - this includes volunteering in the cafeteria, on the playground or as a field trip chaperone. If you would like to register to attend a Virtus session, please go the the website at www.virtus.org. The password is "TRUST".


  • 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

  • October 25 - P3 Donuts with Dad
  • October 25 - Drama Club 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • October 26 - P4 Donuts with Dad
  • October 26 - October Birthday Out of Uniform
  • October 29 - Art Club 2-3 PM
  • October 29 - Drama Club 2-4 PM
  • October 29 - Grade 6 Academic Team 3:30 - 5 PM
  • October 29 - Grades 7 & 8 Academic Team 4:15 - 6:15 PM
  • October 30 - JYC 2-3 PM
  • October 31 - Academic Team vs St. Cecilia - Away
  • November 1 - All Saints Day - NO SCHOOL
  • November 2 - Last day for uniform shorts
  • November 5 - NO BUSES - PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION
  • November 5 - Art Club 2-3 PM
  • November 5 - Drama Club 2- 4 PM
  • November 5 - Grade 6 Academic Team 3:30 - 5 PM
  • November 5 - Grade 7 & 8 Academic Team 4:15 - 6:15 PM
  • November 6 - NO BUSES - PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION
  • November 6 - JYC 2 - 3:15 PM
  • November 6 - Math Counts 6:30 - 8 PM
  • November 7 - STUCO 2 -3 PM
  • November 7 - Academic Team Meet vs St. Catherine - Home
  • November 7 - Elementary Academic Team 5 - 6:30 PM
  • November 7 - Grade 2 Sacraments - Parent Meeting 6:30 PM
  • November 8 - Picture Retake Day
  • November 8 - Oriental Wok
  • November 9 - End of First Trimester
  • November 9 - Seminary Ball $1.00 Out of Uniform

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

Camp Joy 2018

4 year old Preschoolers
8th Graders

4 year old Preschoolers
Aspire Higher.