| February 28, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We made it through the week without any snow! I hope everyone enjoyed the SJS BINGO night! It was a great success. If you missed it, please plan on attending the last Friday in March.
Saint Joseph School is planning a special family night at the Danbury Whaler's hockey game on Friday, March 21st. The Danbury Whalers will host the Danville Dashers at 7:35pm. In addition, we will have a players/ student assembly on March 12th. This will be a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet professional athletes, ask questions, and learn about the dedication and commitment necessary to reach our personal goals. Please join us for a fun family night out! The HSA sent out a flyer with additional information! Please let us know if you have any questions.
The National Education Association's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2nd, the birthday of Dr. Suess. Saint Joseph School will celebrate Read Across America on Monday, March 3rd. At 10:15 am, all SJS students will drop everything and read for an additional 30 minutes. Students are welcome to bring in their favorite reading materials.
The track and field season begins in March and will conclude the last week in May. Mr. Murphy and Mrs. Harron will lead the Charger's Track team this spring. Please click on the following link if you are interested in registering. www.sjsbrookfield.org/track.html. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Murphy at email@example.com. We extended the registration deadline. All registration forms are due on Friday, March 7th.
Our Summer Camps and Summer Enrichment registration is open. At this point, we have two registrations. We are going to make a decision about summer programming by March 21st. Please note, if you register for classes, and programs are canceled, you will be fully reimbursed. Information about our Summer Enrichment Camps can be found here. Registration forms must be submitted by Friday, March 21st. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Congratulations to our 8th grade basketball players for their commitment to teammates, outstanding sportsmanship, and dedication to SJS!
- Registration for the 2014-2015 school year is open! Tuition rates are available on the SJS website. Financial assistance applications are currently available. In order to be considered for financial assistance, you must fill out an online application. Please use the following link to create a new account for financial assistance. https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
- Our SJS Annual Fund has raised $8,460 so far. Our goal is $10,000. The money raised is directly applied to our operating budget. Please help us reach our goal. Please click the following link to make a contribution. www.CatholicSchoolsFairfieldCounty.com Click- Support > Give Now and select St. Joseph- Brookfield from the drop down menu.
- The 7th and 8th grade dance will be held at SJS on Friday, March 21st.
- Art class is in need of recycled Rotisserie Chicken containers. The containers will be used as a base for a mask. Please send in clean containers to Mrs. Dirienzo.
- As of today, we reached 7 snow days. Therefore the tentative last day of school is Thursday, June 19th.
Special Thank You To:
** Mrs. Gallagher and the 8th grade basketball parents for organizing two wonderful 8th grade basketball nights!
** Mrs. Reitz and all the Bingo Night volunteers!
Mr. Scott Bannon
Registration forms are due March 7th.
K-2 ~ Practice on Mondays beginning March 10th
Grades 3-8 ~ Practice on Thursdays beginning March 14th
Registration forms and information can be found on the Track page.
Orders are currently being taken for SJS Spiritwear! We have a number of great items for sale:
- Canvas Tote
- Drawstring Bag
- Sweatshirts - both crewneck and hoodies
- Dri-wick T-shirts - both long and short sleeve
- Flannel PJ Pants in navy and silver
- Baseball caps
All Volunteers at St. Joseph School must attend a Virtus training session. If you have previously attended a Virtus Training course, you do not have to attend antother. A list of the Virtus training programs can be found on the Virtus website.
Save the Date
at ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL
Friday, March 28th
Concessions, Homemade Baked Goods, Raffles & Prizes!
Family fun night, bring friends & family - all are invited!
If you have run or set up a Bingo event and would like to help
Please contact Sue Reitz at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homework Club is an excellent opportunity for your child to work on their daily assignments in a quiet environment. The Homework Club will meet Monday – Thursday from 3:15 – 4:30. Homework Club is not private tutoring, but is monitored by a certified Saint Joseph staff member. The staff member will circulate the classroom, answer questions, and help the students with organization and prioritizing skills.
In some instances, all homework assignments are not completed during Homework Club. When this occurs, homework must be completed at home.
Please complete the downloadable calendar here, and return it to Nancy Rubino. This year, drop-ins are welcome with a parent note. Homework Club costs $11 dollars per day. If you are unable to pick-up your child at 4:30, he/she will join the After Care Club. You will be billed accordingly. Aftercare Club will cost $15 dollars from 4:30 – 6:00.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Rubino email@example.com
SCRIP orders are due by 10am each Friday for pickup on the following Friday. Pickup of the cards is the following Friday from 3:00-3:30 outside the school office. Can't make it to the school for distribution time. No worries- we can work out a time to meet you that better fits your schedule. Or take advantage of SCRIPNOW! an online printable version of a gift certificate that will be sent to your 'Inbox', within 30 minutes from the transaction, that you can print use immediately.
If you are interested in purchasing SCRIP cards and would like to set up an account, see our Donation Opportunities page or contact anyone from the SCRIP team for information:
Jean Ferrara, Annie Ovanessian, Tina Ross, Lisa Sweeting, Amy Capilupi.
Simple Ways to Earn for Our School
at NO COST TO YOU!!!
See the Donation Opportunities page for details