August 5, 2014

Dear Saint Joseph School Community,

I hope everyone enjoyed their summer vacation. I had the opportunity to travel with my family to Arizona. We enjoyed a Sonoran Desert tour and Grand Canyon excursion. The summer was a great time to make memories with family.

As we transition into the 2014-2015 school year, I am excited about our new SJS team. It was a busy summer for hiring staff. I believe we found the most upbeat and dedicated educators. Throughout the interview process, each new member shared similar qualities; kindness, compassion, and dedication.

Please extend a warm welcome to our new SJS team members:

Taryn Aiello – Multi-Grade Teacher Assistant Sandra Gereg – Evening Custodian
Doug Bostick – Music Micki McCue – Pre-K4 Teacher Assistant
Marie Bray – Pre-K3 Teacher Assistant Robert Pertoso – Evening Custodia
Christina Crowe – Spanish Elizabeth Terlizzi – Grade 5

As we strive to spread all the wonderful happenings and grow Saint Joseph School, please follow me on Twitter @sjsbrookfieldct. In addition, please “like”Saint Joseph School on Facebook.  In addition to our social networking sites, I will continue to communicate through our traditional website, Friday newsletters, text messages, and voicemails on

As we prepare for another wonderful school year, please make special note of the following dates:

  • Monday, August 25th - Kindergarten Orientation at 10:00 A.M.
  • Monday, August 25th - Ice-Cream Social at 6:00 P.M.
  • Thursday, August 28th - first full day of school
  • Tuesday, September 2nd - Pre-K 4 year old program
  • Tuesday, September 2nd - After Care begins
  • Wednesday, September 3rd - Pre-K3 year old program begins
  • Monday, September 8th – Homework Club begins
  • Wednesday, September 17th Meet the Teachers at 7:00 PM

I look forward to another exciting school year!

Mr. Scott Bannon


SJS Spiritwear

Orders are currently being taken for SJS Spiritwear! We have a number of great items for sale:

  • Canvas Tote
  • Raincoat
  • 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

The Little Flowers Girls' Club

of St. Joseph School and Church invites you

When: Thursday Sept 4th 2014, 6:30pm
Where: St Joseph School library, Brookfield

Little Flowers is a Catholic Mother/Daughter club centered on learning virtues. Virtues are learned by lively presentations, crafts and activities. Girls have blue sashes that are decorated with badges they earn by completing activities at home.

Please join us for our first meeting, Registration is required but can be completed during the meeting. Registration fee includes member supplies (sash and badges). Meetings are approx. 1 hour.

What is a virtue? Virtues are good habits that help us to be Holy.

The First Virtue is: Zeal: intense excitement. This year we will also learn about acceptance, confidence, kindness and more.

For more information please call Susan Lovell 203-733-6348, info and registration forms can also be viewed on the Little Flowers webpage on the school website or email

Virtus Training

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


Friday, September 26th

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:

Homework Club

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 $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

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

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