|FRIDAY UPDATE - OCTOBER 2, 2015
"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
October 6th - Basketball League Rep Meeting 7:00 SJS Danbury
October 6th - Picture Day (Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
October 8th - Picture Day (Pre-K4, Kindergarten, Grades 3, 7, 8)
October 12th - Columbus Day (No School)
October 18th - IHS Open House at 1:00 PM
October 28th - Picture Retakes and Pre-K3
October 30th - Walkathon at 2:00 PM
October 31st - IHS Entrance Exam
|OFFICER PHIL PROGRAM
J.T., from the Officer Phil Program, visited Saint Joseph School on Tuesday. The program highlighted stranger danger, anti-bullying, and treating others with respect. All students in grades K-4 attended.
|SJS POWER TO PROSPER
Thank you to our HSA leadership for coordinating an extremely informative meeting on Tuesday evening. If you were unable to attend, please view the Power To Prosper presentation below.
The Lion's Club will return to SJS on Friday, October 9th to conduct eye screenings for all Pre-K and Kindergarten students.
The Pedia Vision Spot VS100 was developed in 2009, and screens eyes for abnormalities such as:
Astigmatism- Irregularly shaped corneas or lenses
Myopia - Nearsightedness
Hyperopia - Farsightedness
Strabismus - Misalignment of the eyes
Anisometropia - Unequal refractive power
Anisocoria - Pupil size anomalies
Information and permission slips have been sent home in the student folders. If you have any questions, please contact Marlene Nankin, school nurse, at (email@example.com).
|SJS FAMILY DIRECTORY
Our SJS Family Directory is an excellent resource for parents. Please use the following link to access our 2015-2016 Family Directory.
The password was sent in a separate email.
|2015 SJS WALKATHON
Our annual Walkathon is scheduled for Friday, October 30, 2015. All proceeds directly benefit SJS academic programming.
Our goal this year is $12,000. We ask each family to raise $100 or more by reaching out to grandparents and friends.
|RAKE AND BAKE
Following team assignments and blessings, over 1000 volunteers will disperse to assist over 80+ families with the clearing of fall leaves. Afterwards we will reconvene at the Brookfield High School Gym for a lunch celebration with baked goods, salads, and all the hot dogs you can eat.
Date: Saturday November 14, 2015
Time: 7:30am - 1:00pm
Place: Brookfield High School Gym
For: A great day of service and fellowship!
We always look for ways to spread the good word about Saint Joseph School. Therefore, we would like to encourage parents to write reviews about our school on Google and Great Schools.
|SPECIAL THANK YOU!
Thank you to SJS parent Daniel Barros of Padamina's NY Bakery, 25 Newtown Road, Danbury, CT. Daniel provided trays delicious bakery samples for Bingo on Friday night. In addition, made a cake that was big enough to give a piece to all the Bingo players and helpers, over 100 of them! Thank you Daniel for your generosity!
Thank you to Rita's Italian Ice for their participation in Bingo. Thank you for coming to our event and supporting us with Italian ice samples for all!
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.
Virtus Recertification - MARCH 31ST DEADLINE
The Diocese of Bridgeport is requiring that all Virtus trained individuals be re-certified EVERY 5 YEARS.
The good news is, it can be done online from the comfort of your own home, and it only takes about an hour. You do this by logging onto your Virtus account (virtusonline.com) and "attending" the Virtus re-certification course provided. Upon completion of the course, you will be issued a new Virtus Certificate. Please print it, and send it to the main office, attention: Kim. This re-certification is for ALL individuals who received Virtus training 5 or more years ago. After the Virtus session online, you will be prompted to order a renewal of your background check. If you are required to be re-certified, you must do so by March 31, 2015 in order to continue volunteering at Saint Joseph School.
There are several attachments to this e-mail. Please be sure to read them through as they provide important instructions for re-certification, and the necessary forms.
Re-certification instruction sheet
Volunteer Sign-Off - Must be returned to the school
Safe Environment Handbook
Instruction sheet for anyone NOT YET VIRTUS CERTIFIED.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this re-certification process. The safety of our children depends on the pro-activity of our volunteers, administrators, staff members, and teachers.
Save the Date
at ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL
Friday, September 25
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 below, and return it to Nancy Rubino. This year, drop-ins are welcome with a parent note. Homework Club costs $12 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 is accepting orders for the 2014-15 school year.
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:
New to SCRIP?
Scrip is a gift card purchasing program that generates funds directly to SJS with each purchase. You pay the face value of the card or e-card (SCRIP now) and SJS receives a predetermined percentage back from SCRIP organizers for your purchase. Each purchase you make through the SCRIP link below benefits SJS. It's really that simple. SJS families have generated thousands of dollars each year for our children with this passive fundraiser!
Purchase throughout the school year and the rebates add up!
- WHO: Scrip is available to SJS families, their friends, faculty and staff
- WHAT: Purchase gift cards for retailers that you use every day. Thousands of retailers nationwide participate in the SCRIP program. Grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations, hotels, AMEX, and many popular retailers like LANDS END, GAP, STEWS, DUNKIN DONUTS and TARGET to name a few.
- WHERE: On-line at www.shopwithscrip.com
- WHY: An easy way to raise funds for our school!!
- WHEN: Orders may be placed 24/7 at www.shopwithscrip.com. ScripNow! certificates and reloads of previously purchased SCRIP cards are printed at home and ready almost instantly. You receive "hard cards" during distribution which takes place each Friday at SJS.
- HOW: A family account must be set up on the SCRIP website in order for SJS to receive the benefits. Just follow the steps at https://www.shopwithscrip.com/login/register.aspx to set up a user profile and a Presto-Pay account. (Please note a Presto-Pay account must also be set up to ensure quick & easy payment processing.) The SJS enrollment code is 65LCLD722LL12.
- EXAMPLE: Purchase $250 in Lands End gift cards. A 16% ($40) rebate will be sent back to the school.*
Questions…Please contact Tina Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
Simple Ways to Earn for Our School
at NO COST TO YOU!!!
See the Donation Opportunities page for details