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Thursday Envelope

Thursday, October 30th

Please read this week's Principal Bulletin.  Topics include:

Parent/ Teacher Conferences

  • Christian Service
  • Honor Roll
  • Athletics
  • Christmas Programs
  • Easter Seal Fundraiser
  • Lost and Found

Congratulations to our students who have achieved first and second honors for the first quarter.  Hard copy was sent home in today's Thursday envelope.


Please share and shop our St. Joseph Scholastic Book Fair.  CLICK HERE!

If you can still volunteer or you would like to shop at St. Joseph School, more information is below!

SEE YOU THERE!

  • Sunday, Nov. 9th,  11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
  • Monday, Nov. 10th , 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  • and Tuesday, Nov. 11th. 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

COME SEE OUR PLANS FOR THE NEW PLAYGROUND!

Monday, November 17, 2014
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Banquet Hall - West Campus

See flyer below for more details and volunteer opportunities.


Thank you to the students and families who have donated to our library through our Birthday Book Club.  Hard copy has been sent home in the Thursday envelope.


Presented by St. Joseph School and P.T.O.
To benefit the Playground Improvement Initiative
Sunday, November 9, 2014
RACE REGISTRATION: OPENS AT 2:00 PM
5K RUN/WALK STARTS AT 3:00 PM

See flyer for more details!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

5373 Main St. , Sylvania

Open to the Public, General Admission

$16 in Advance / $18 At the Door

Tickets Available at the Parish Center

Call for Reserved Seating, 419-882-3284

Tickets will be sold after the 4:30, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 and Noon Masses on November 8/9, 15/16 and 22/23.


How? Not hard.

SHOP WITH SCRIP!

Weekly ordering.
Order what you use every week {groceries and gas};
then think “Scrip First” for all other purchases.
See flyer below. (pdf)


Thursday, October 23rd

Please save the date and enjoy your complementary St. Joseph 2014 Benefit Dinner Magnet!


Please read this important newsletter as it is distributed by the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office.


Mrs. Knapp, our guidance councelor, will be available for individual conferences on November 3 & 4, 2014 (St. Joseph Conference days).  A conference may be scheduled from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, and from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.  Please use the form below to request a conference, and return it to school as soon as possible.


The second PTO-sponsored luncheon of the new school year took place on Friday, October 10th.  Thanks go to the following individuals who bought, baked, delivered items for the October Faculty Luncheon.  Our faculty and staff enjoyed chili, salads, breads, and lots and lots of desserts!

Many thanks to:  Cherie Pelok, Alia Kawar, Nancy Arquette, Amanda Brzuchalski, Amy Carroll, Brynne Furko, Tracy Kindl, Tina Mueller, Tracy Leamy, Rita Hayes, Niki Simon, Michelle Hacker, Megan Salameh, Mindy Bieber, Lisa Thebes, Stacy Steward, Julie Heerdegen, Jenny Durnell, Richelle Smith, Alisa Heerdegen, Nikki Myers, Ellen Case, Christine Angevine and Betsy Pawlecki.


Click below to view the October newsletter, Practical Tips for Parents


Click below for the October Issue of Nutrition Nuggets


The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school on Sunday, Nov. 9th, Monday, Nov. 10th and Tuesday, Nov. 11th. 

Our new Book Fair theme for fall 2014 is Sir Readalot’s Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books. This season’s Book Fair will be an exciting celebration full of fun activities and hundreds of books kids want to read.

If you have some time to help us plan or conduct our next Book Fair, please complete the form below and return to the office as soon as possible.      Or click on the Volunteer spot button below.                   

In addition our online book fair will be from October 27th through November 14th,  CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE SITE!                                                                                                               

Sincerely,

Mary Ann Wisniewski

Book Fair Chairperson


  • Presented by St. Joseph School and P.T.O.
  • To benefit the Playground Improvement Initiative
  • Sunday, November 9, 2014

Registration and more information below.


Thursday, October 9th

Please read this week's Principal Bulletin.  Topics include:

  • We believe...
  • First Quarter Ends
  • Parent Teacher Conferences November 3 and 4
  • Halloween Parade
  • Costume Guidelines
  • Great Weather

A Look Back... A Peek Ahead!

We would like our school families to be aware of the tremendous impact and important work that has been accomplished because of the proceeds of the previous eight St. Joseph School Benefit Dinners.  We are proud of the fact that our Benefit Dinners have raised over $538,000 in eight years!  Over these years, profits have been applied to our school’s endowment fund, tuition assistance, playground enhancement and technology.

Please see this week's newsletter for more information and opportunities to volunteer.


All Good Things Must Come To An End…

…But Wait, Not Until October 31!

Thank you for your support of the Easter Seals Fundraiser this past Saturday & Sunday!

St. Joseph School PTO and Easter Seals were able to collect 14,730 lbs. of clothing for a total of $2,946!

Easter Seals has generously allowed St. Joseph School PTO to extend our fundraiser to October 31, 2014! All you need to do is take your bags to the Easter Seals location at Holland-Sylvania and Sylvania Ave. and tell them that your donation needs to be applied to the St. Joseph School fundraiser. Your donation will be weighed and totaled and then added to our running total. So keep cleaning out those closets, attics and basements! Please spread the word that our fundraiser has been extended. Thank you again! Any questions please contact Denise Brown 419-345-9237 or Shelly Piscopo 419-304-6632

*Please remember that SJS will only get credit for clothing, shoes, blankets, area rugs, backpacks, purses, etc. and that other items can be donated but won’t count towards our fundraiser. Just make sure they are bagged separately.


Eligible grade school players are students in 3rd thru 8th grade at St. Joseph school or enrolled in the St. Joseph
religious education program. High school players families must be registered members of the parish.

Please see registration form below for evaluation times.


Please see flyer below.  A Fun Fundraiser during intersession break!


Welcome to the 2014-2015 Edition of Tech Tips–an informative newsletter on the technology happenings of St. Joseph School.


Thursday, October 2nd

This is a last call for schedule requests for Parent Teacher Conference forms.  For your convenience we are sending home a hard copy today.


Special Fundraising Event…FILL THAT TRUCK!!!   Plans are underway to make significant improvements to the playground on the west campus!  There will be a series of special fundraising events planned to help cover the cost of this important project.  The first is a P.T.O. clothing fund drive in cooperation with Easter Seals of NW Ohio. 

On October 4/5 an Easter Seals truck will be parked in the bus loop of the east campus.  On these dates,  from  11AM- 4PM, parishioners and friends of St. Joseph School can drop off bags of unneeded clothing, shoes, purses, rugs, bedding, towels, sheets, blankets…even stained and torn clothing will be accepted - any cloth item.  All donations will be weighed and we will receive 20¢ per pound.  Easter Seals uses the money they make selling our donations to help area disabled persons.  Nothing will go to waste or to landfills!  The money we receive will go towards the playground improvement initiative.  Questions…please contact Denise Brown at cleveland6.brown@icloud.com or Shelly Piscopo 419-843-7357.


CALLING ALL DADS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades K-5 Only, Please)

DONUTS FOR DADS

  • FRIDAY, OCT 3RD , 2014
  • West Campus – Banquet Hall
  • 7:00AM
  • DONUTS, COFFEE, MILK AND JUICE WILL BE SERVED

Friday, October 24, 6- 10 P.M.

Erie Orchards & Cider Mill

1235 Erie Rd., Erie MI

$5 per person includes: hayrides, corn maze, bonfire, hot dogs, doughnuts & cider, plus fun activities for younger siblings!
All SJS families are welcome! Rain date - October 25. 
Check email for cancellation notice via Constant Contact.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Checks payable to St. Joseph School.  3 and under are free.
Remember to bring flashlights!

www.erieorchards.com

Download form below and return to school office.


The Mystic in You” explores the fascinating topic of [Catholic] mysticism and what it means to enter into the mystery. Via prayer, scripture, song, personal witness and dramatic interpretation, Carol and Kristen Kurivial will introduce you to the lives of those who have inspired and empowered us with their extraordinary and passionate love of Christ. In a sense, we are all called to be mystics, and an active prayer life is the beginning of finding The Mystic in You!

See below for more details.


The Goblin Gallop “In Color” is a fun Color run/walk for all Sylvania public and parochial students in grade K-6.  The focus of the event is to promote participation through this healthy FUN activity.  Please see flyer below for more information.


Thursday, September 25th

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Edition of Tech Tips–an informative newsletter on the technology happenings of St. Joseph School.


Our Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4.

The first quarter ends on Friday, October 10 and report cards will be sent home with students on Wednesday, October 22.

We encourage both parents to attend the conference. If you are unable to attend a conference on the scheduled days, please call the school office so that we might help you make alternate arrangements.
The attached conference slip asks you to indicate time preference, if you find that necessary. Conference times are Monday, 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, 8:00 A.M. to Noon.
We provide evening conference times for those families who have no other option. This time is very limited. Please do not request an evening conference if a daytime option is possible. Please understand that once evening times are filled, it will be necessary for us to assign you to another time.
Please return your slip ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3. Conferences are scheduled as slips are returned. The master schedule will be sent home Thursday, October 23.

Please download the form below to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences. 


See below the PACK Week Tips!  Join the fun during P.A.C.K. Week and help your child get more colorful fruits and vegetables into his/her day. Here are some easy tips to packing great-tasting and nutritious fruits and veggies.


Bring your dogs on a leash; kittens or bunnies in your arms; birds or snakes in a cage, or any other household pet (or a picture or stuffed animal representing the pet) to the parish-wide Blessing of Animals. This celebration commemorates the Feast of St. Francis Assisi.  Along with blessing your animals, we will distribute a small memento for your pet.  Just remember to bring along a plastic or brown paper bag for any deposits that might be left behind.   The date is:

Friday, October 3rd, 6:00p.m.   In front of the Statue of St. Francis with the Wolf (Gubbio) on the Franciscan Campus.

Parking is available by the Queen of Peace Chapel or Lourdes University.

In the case of inclement weather conditions, this will be canceled. You may pick up your medals and a prayer for your pet in the Christian Formation Office the following week.

Please call 419-885-2181 with any questions.


(Formerly known as the Deb Buchman Cancer Prayer Support Group)

  • For Anyone Diagnosed With Health Concern
  • For Caregivers
  • For Spouses, Family  Members and Friends

Please see flyer below for more information.


The Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic men and their families that derive a great sense of satisfaction from being able to develop lasting friendships with each other while at the same time helping the less fortunate.  If you would like more information, download the pdf below.


Go to www.playsylvania.com for information on fall indoor sports.  More information is below.


CALLING ALL DADS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades K-5 Only, Please)

DONUTS FOR DADS

  • FRIDAY, OCT 3RD , 2014
  • West Campus – Banquet Hall
  • 7:00AM
  • DONUTS, COFFEE, MILK AND JUICE WILL BE SERVED

Friday, October 24, 6- 10 P.M.

Erie Orchards & Cider Mill

1235 Erie Rd., Erie MI

  • $5 per person includes: hayrides, corn maze, bonfire, hot dogs, doughnuts & cider, plus fun activities for younger siblings!
  • All SJS families are welcome! Rain date - October 25. 
  • Check email for cancellation notice via Constant Contact.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Checks payable to St. Joseph School.  3 and under are free.
  • Remember to bring flashlights!

www.erieorchards.com

Download form below and return to school office.


Special Fundraising Event…FILL THAT TRUCK!!!   Plans are underway to make significant improvements to the playground on the west campus!  There will be a series of special fundraising events planned to help cover the cost of this important project.  The first is a P.T.O. clothing fund drive in cooperation with Easter Seals of NW Ohio. 

On October 4/5 an Easter Seals truck will be parked in the bus loop of the east campus.  On these dates,  from  11AM- 4PM, parishioners and friends of St. Joseph School can drop off bags of unneeded clothing, shoes, purses, rugs, bedding, towels, sheets, blankets…even stained and torn clothing will be accepted - any cloth item.  All donations will be weighed and we will receive 20¢ per pound.  Easter Seals uses the money they make selling our donations to help area disabled persons.  Nothing will go to waste or to landfills!  The money we receive will go towards the playground improvement initiative.  Questions…please contact Denise Brown at cleveland6.brown@icloud.com or Shelly Piscopo 419-843-7357. 


Thursday, September 18th

Please download the Principal Bulletin for September 18, 2014.  Topics Include:

  • Traffic Reminders
  • Cell Phones in School…Did you know?
  • Eighth Grade High School Visitation
  • Professional Inservice Day

St. John's Jesuit will host a Practice High School Placement Test at 8 a.m. on Saturday,  September 27. This test is for students that have completed ih Grade in preparation for the HighSchool Placement Test in December. Students and schools will receive a copy of the practice test scores.

See document below for more details.


For the safety of school children and to minimize backup of parent traffic, especially in the morning, traffic engineers from SSOE, INC. and representatives from St. Joseph Parish and Sylvania Schools Bus
Transportation developed a comprehensive plan.  

PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS


Our Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4.

The first quarter ends on Friday, October 10 and report cards will be sent home with students on Wednesday, October 22.

We encourage both parents to attend the conference. If you are unable to attend a conference on the scheduled days, please call the school office so that we might help you make alternate arrangements.
The attached conference slip asks you to indicate time preference, if you find that necessary. Conference times are Monday, 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, 8:00 A.M. to Noon.
We provide evening conference times for those families who have no other option. This time is very limited. Please do not request an evening conference if a daytime option is possible. Please understand that once evening times are filled, it will be necessary for us to assign you to another time.
Please return your slip ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3. Conferences are scheduled as slips are returned. The master schedule will be sent home Thursday, October 23.

Please download the form below to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences. 


St. Joseph School is excited to be participating once again in a national healthy-eating initiative called P.A.C.K. Week - Pack Assorted Colors for Kids week, September 29- October 3, 2014. This fun and educational program is aimed at encouraging kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Download the letter below for more information.


Please read the Practical tips for Parents September issue.  Download file below.
 


Thursday, September 11th

Please view this week's Principal's Bulletin.  Topics include:

  • Camp Storer
  • Nonpublic Schools Low Income Eligibility for 2014-2015
  • Reminders, for the Safety of Children
  • Prayers for Peace

 


It is becoming increasingly important for St. Joseph School to know the number of students who qualify as "low income." There are several programs and grants that may be available to our students that are at least in part dependent on the number of "low income" students.  Download the form below for more information.  It is also included "hard copy" in the Thursday envelope.


Though our attendance has been great, this is information that you might find helpful.  We will continue to stress good hand washing within the classroom.  Click below for the Enterovirus D68 factsheet.


September Faculty Luncheon

The first Faculty Luncheon of the 2014-15 school year was held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  Thanks to many of our volunteers from last year’s committee, a wonderful luncheon consisting of a variety of salads, breads and desserts was enjoyed by faculty and staff of both campuses.  Many thanks go to the following individuals who baked, made, and donated to this luncheon.  Thanks go to: 

Amanda Brzuchalski, Amy Carroll, Amy Shoots, Amy Meader, Anne Eddingfield, Casey Barbour, Bridget Caster, Richelle Smith, Beth Ciucci, Julie Forgach, Nikki Myers, Jenny Durnell, Stacy Steward, Lisa Thebes, Lynda Row, Maegen Verkennes, Michelle Hacker, Niki Simon, Rita Hayes, and Terri McGranahan

Anyone wishing to help with the faculty luncheons, please sign up via the Volunteer Sign Up sheet link in the Thursday envelope or send an email to Denise Brown (cleveland6.brown@icloud.com) or Shelly Piscopo (shel2875@aol.com).   Luncheons are held once a month.  Volunteers are given an opportunity monthly to sign up to provide the item of their choice.


St. Joseph School PTO would like to extend an invitation to all the “Friends & Family” of our school for a night of fun with great friends and great Handel’s Ice Cream.

What: St. Joseph School PTO Spirit Day at Handel’s
Where: Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
5908 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, OH  419-882-1118
When: Wednesday September 24th. 2014 3 p.m. -10 p.m.  FLYER MUST BE PRESENTED DOWNLOAD BELOW!
Rain Reschedule day to be announced
Who: All the “Friends & Family” of St. Joseph School PTO
Why: To enjoy Great Ice Cream with Great People

St. Joseph School PTO is hosting a Spirit Night at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt. This flyer is good for one designated day only. Handel’s location and time are described above. Every flyer that is returned to Handel’s on this one special day will be totaled and the school will receive 20% of the total sales brought in from the flyers. I hope to see all of you, along with your “Friends & Family” to support your school. It will be a day in which everyone will enjoy their favorite ice cream. Show your support along with your “Friends & Family” to make this a very special day for your kids as well as their school!
Thank you for your continued support.


Thursday, September 4th

The Fall Sell-a-bration is underway!  Click here to view the gift catalog.  Orders from this catalog must be placed by hard copy through your SJS student order form.  Click here for online magazine subscriptions and use SJS ID #3127750.  These orders may be submitted online. 

The SJS Fall Fundraiser takes place August 21 - September 18. Students will sell from a beautiful catalog, full of great, quality items we know you will love!  Magazines are available again this year.  Thank you for your support!

READ THE TOP QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS OF THE WEEK!


Want to meet some of your child’s classmate’s parents?  Here is a fun way to get involved with St. Joseph School and meet some great moms and dads.  Below is a list of PTO committees that need your help.  You can give an hour or a day, volunteer at home or at school, bake muffins, or learn about saints.  The opportunities are boundless!

Fill out the form below or email the committee chairperson. OR CLICK ON THE VOLUNTEER BUTTON TO GO TO THE ONLINE FORM AND SUBMIT!


Thank you to the families who have generously donated to our library through the Birthday Book Club.


New Parishioners, Mark Your Calendars!

If you have joined the parish within the past year, please join us.

St. Joseph Parish New Parishioner Breakfast

  • Sunday, September 21st
  • Following the 10:30 a.m. Mass
  • In the Family Center, East Campus
  • Hosted by the St. Joseph Welcoming Committee

Please RSVP to Kim Koesters by Sept. 16, kkoesters@stjoesylvania.org or 419-885-5791


Do you think your little ones might benefit from a child- friendly Christ-Centered environment? If so, St. Joseph Sunday School will be starting again on Sunday, September 28th. Classes will be offered for 3, 4, and 5 year-old children during the 9:00 and 10:30 Masses.

We also have a Tiny Tot Nursery for children who have turned 1 year or older before September 30, 2014. Class sizes will offer a low teacher/child ratio so that the children will receive quality care in a hands-on religious education environment.

Sign-up Sunday is September 14th after the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. masses.  If you are unavailable that day, please register for Sunday school by contacting the Christian Formation office at 419-885-2181 or stop in the office Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 p.m. For more information, feel free to call Nancy Okuley or Cheryl Peatee at 419-882-9701.

We follow a curriculum that is recommended by the Catholic Diocese of Toledo while adding fun, experiential activities to enhance learning at a children’s level of thinking. Our Sunday school staff is made up of adult teachers and jr. high and high school student aides from the Parish community.

Do you know anyone who might be interested in teaching or assisting in Sunday school? Please consider volunteering an hour or two of your week to minister to the children of our parish. We are excited to create a team willing to share the love of Christ with the youngest members of our faith.


Thursday, August 28th

Dear St. Joseph Parents/Guardians,

I will begin the annual health screening of our students in the coming weeks.  Since I will be completing health screenings for the students of K- 8, I will not be asking for volunteers as I have done in previous years.  I will, however, need assistance from parents who are Registered Nurses, who would be willing to assist me in the clinic on occasions that I am in the classrooms for a scheduled time or out of the building for a scheduled commitment.  This is a fun way to be involved with the school.  Any Registered Nurse who believes they might be able to assist in the clinic, should return the bottom portion of this letter through the Thursday Envelope.  I will contact anyone who indicates a willingness to help me to discuss what your assistance would involve.  I can be reached through school at 882-6670 for anyone having further questions.  Thank You.

Therese M. Hoehn R.N., B.S.N., C.P.N.

School Nurse


Please download September's Nutrition Nuggets below.


PTO NEWS- MORNING TREATS

On Monday morning, August 18th, PTO kicked off the new school year with bagels and cream cheese for all Faculty and Staff! Then, on Wednesday morning, August 27th, PTO held their first "Morning Treats" of the new school year. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!!! We were able to provide a wonderful selection of juices, bagels, yogurt, granola, donuts, fruit, and on and on to both of our school campuses.

A big THANK YOU goes to the following people:

Sandy Gilley, Beth Ciucci, Stacy Steward, Sukh O'Loughlin, Lena Peron, Michelle Koons, Donna Ramirez, Amanda Brzuchalski, Anne Eddingfield, Tina Mueller, Brenda Hoffman, Melissa Anspaugh, Sarah Wisniewski, Mindy Bieber, and Ky McGrew.


Please view the latest Know Parent Newsletter below.


Back-to-School Means Fall Fundraiser!

The SJS Fall Fundraiser takes place August 21 - September 18. Students will sell from a beautiful catalog, full of great, quality items we know you will love! Magazines available too!  All orders available online at www.gaschoolstore.com.  Enter the SJS online store ID #3127750, click shop now, enter the student’s name and make your selection. It’s that easy!


Thursday, August 21st

Please view the Principal's Bulletin for August 21, 2014

Topics include:

  • Parent Orientation
  • Thursday Envelope
  • FAQ's Thursday Envelope
  • Volunteers
  • Don’t Forget School Pictures.  Tuesday, August 26

Please download this important information from our Nurse's office.


The School year is here and it’s time to consider how much enjoyment you can get out of being a cantor for our school liturgies!

I do hope you will consider being a part of our school cantor program, and also a member of the St. Nicholas and Jubilate choirs.

Here is a quick list of what opportunities are available for you to sing and be a part of the leadership of the church and school:

School Cantors: Help to lead School Masses and other School liturgies. Auditions for cantors will be held early in this school year.

St. Nicholas Choir: A choir which supports our Sunday Masses at church and gives young people an opportunity to become leaders in the Church. This choir usually sings about once a month. Our rehearsals start Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 4:30–5:20 pm in the Media Center in the East Campus building.

The Jubilate Choir: Another choir for young people and yet another opportunity for leadership in Sunday Masses. Entrance to this choir is by audition only. Auditions will be held Wednesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 10th. from 4:30–5:30 pm in the church. The Jubilate choir rehearses from 5:30–6:05 in the Media Center beginning on September 17, 2014. Members of the Jubilate Choir are required to be in the St. Nicholas Choir.


The cross-country program is open to all members of the parish in grades K-8th.

Contact: David W. McGranahan
Cross Country Coordinator
Phone: 419.304-6102
E-mail: dmcgranahan@iceindustries.com

​Team Website: www.sylvania.org or sites.sylvania.org/sjs-cc
Download more information below.


St. Joseph Picture Day is Tuesday August 26th.  To order online, visit www.interstate.com and use order code 658957.


Open to 1st. through 8th. Grade, Register Now!

Download more information below.


Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year.  The summer is closing quickly and we are eager to welcome new and returning students to St. Joseph School. Our blessed and graced mission of Catholic education is built on a foundation of Faith, Academics, and Service.  We are grateful to you and to our entire parish community for your generous and dedicated support. 

If you are a family new to St. Joseph School, this back-to-school letter will provide the information you need to begin your year with us.  However, please feel free to call us if you have questions that are not answered by the information that is included.

Click below to read bulletin.


Please see the revised dress code for the 2014-2015 school year.


Please see the June 4th Principal Bulletin.  Topics include:

  • Enrollment
  • New Faculty
  • Changes in the Dress Code
  • Graduations
  • Student Council
  • Report Cards
  • The New School Year

Changes in the dress code are as follows:

A recent committee of parents and teachers reviewed the SJS Dress/Uniform Code and made a few recommendations for change.  I want to thank them for the careful manner in which they reviewed the present code.  They were particularly attentive to issues that they had learned from other parents and students. Following are the changes for the 2014 – 2015 school year:

  • For Girls:  Any style of St. Joseph plaid skirt will be permitted in ALL grades. This way parents may choose the style that best fits their daughter. 
  • For Girls:  Any color or pattern of fleece pajama bottoms are permitted on cold weather days with the uniform, as students travel to and from school or for outside recess, as long as they are removed when they enter their classroom.
  • For all students:  Holiday socks are eliminated EXCEPT for the month of December when Christmas themed socks will be allowed.  Socks for the rest of the school year must be PLAIN (no stripes, no logos, etc.) in the colors spelled out in the parent handbook.
  • For all students:  Students may choose either leather (leather like) dress shoes/school shoes in SOLID (not two toned) brown, (not tan), black or navy OR athletic shoes (like running, cross-training, or walking).  All shoes must tie, Velcro, or buckle. No slip-ons, high-tops, Sperry’s or Sperry-style shoes.
  • When in doubt, check with the school before you purchase.

Have a safe and blessed summer!


Research shows that most students lose 2-3 months of grade level math equivalency over the summer.  We’re delighted to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks Education that will provide your child with access to a powerful, personalized summer math program designed to help them reverse learning loss.

The program is called TenMarks Summer Math Program.  See PDF below for details.


What is “Summer Slide”?  “Summer Slide” is a term used to describe the decline in reading achievement children suffer just from being away from school.  Unless children read in the summer months, they fall behind in reading skills.  Reading, like playing a sport or musical instrument, is not something that is mastered once and for all at a certain age.  It is a skill that continues to improve through practice.  Kids who read, succeed! 

The St. Joseph School Literacy Committee has come up with some ideas to help your child stay engaged and excited about summer reading.  Here are some suggestions:  see PDF below.


St. Joe’s had a VERY successful 4th season of Girls on the Run! Seventeen 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls completed the 10-week course and the 5k this past weekend.

Colleen Werner and K.T. Newsom have coached all four seasons and Julie Bechthold coached the last 2 seasons at St. Joe’s. Colleen has joined the Girls on the Run board and K.T. will continue to volunteer in some capacity. Unfortunately, we are not going to return as coaches next year. Julie and K.T. will have kindergartners that need their attention after school and Colleen will be busy with her new duties on the board.

We are really sad to give up coaching, but K.T. will definitely be back when her boys get older and Julie will be coaching when her daughter reaches 3rd grade.

We are looking for at least 2 coaches for the fall program. We need 2 dynamic role models for each team of 8-15 girls. Coaches need to attend twice/week for 10 weeks after school and go through Girls on the Run training. One of the coaches is required to be CPR trained. The Girls on the Run offers a one-day training session including the CPR training (in August). Coaches need to do an online protecting our youth program and get fingerprinted. Coaches also send out all the communications through the church bulletin and Thursday envelope with details for registration.

The curriculum is written word for word. There is very little prep work. Coaches need to read the lesson plan ahead of time.  Girls on the Run provides all the materials needed for each lesson. They also provide a gift card to be used for healthy snacks (purchased by the coaches each session).

The commitment is about 4 hours per week for 10 weeks. The fall season offers a different curriculum and the 5k is on November 15th.

It is unbelievable to see girls change from the beginning of the season to the end. A handful of the girls would even say they don’t like to run, but they LOVE Girls on the Run! It’s an incredible program that isn’t just about the running.

The coaches can choose the days to have practices and you don’t even have to be a runner to coach. There is actually very little running as a coach during practices. You don’t need to have a daughter in the program either (Colleen and Julie didn’t). Maybe you can think of a grandma, aunt, or you! They just need to have a positive attitude and want to empower our young girls to be strong and help build their self-esteem.

K.T. will help with any communications to get the girls signed up in the fall. Whatever you need, K.T. can help - ktnewsom@yahoo.com. Check out the GOTR website too - girlsontherunnwohio.org. Sarah Gabel is the program director at GOTR and can answer any questions you have - sarah.gabel@GirlsOnTheRunNWOhio.org.


  • There is no cost to participate and no registration is required.
  • Anyone in the parish (children, parents and grandparents) can run.
  • No commitment to run XC in the fall is required but highly encouraged.
  • Schedule below is for ALL Runners – Please note junior high runners (entering 7th and 8th grade) have additional running dates. 
  • Over 165 kids participated in cross-country last year.
  • Special reward again this year at the beginning of the XC season for all those who attend at least 12 summer runs – nearly 100 kids earned the reward.
  • Most Saturday runs we will have donuts and treats.
  • Total time is aprox. 45 mins including stretching, games and the run.
  • Distance of each run will vary by age group, experience and who shows up.
  • Detailed schedule is also located on the cross-country site located at www.sylvania.org and click on St. Joes Cross Country under Sports. 
  • Contact Coach McGranahan at 419-304-6102 or send an e-mail to dmcgranahan@iceindustries.com for any questions.

See pdf below for more information.


…And we have a winner!

Thank you to all of you who submitted entries into the naming contest for our yearly fundraiser!  We had so many great entries but the one that was chosen was

“Back to School - Sell-a-bration!”

written by our own first grade teacher, Sr. Judy!  Sr. Judy will receive a $100 gift card of her choice.  Many thanks to everyone who entered the contest!

Please look for yourBack to School – Sell-a-bration  materials on Monday, August 18th.

Have a safe and happy summer!


Register Now for Vacation Bible School!

When: July 14-18
Where: St. Joseph East Campus
Time:  9 a.m. -11:30a.m.
Cost: $15.00 per child

Deadline to register is June 27, 2014

See flyer below (PDF)

Volunteer Application forms are now available in the Christian Formation Office, or here.  ALL TEEN VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN JUNE 20.  The number of teen volunteers we are able to accept depends on the number of children we have registered, but we expect to need about 50 teen volunteers.


Please download the PDF below for next year's school supply list.


Please view the message below from our PTO President, Amy Giordano.


The June Calendar is posted.  Please note the last day of school is Friday, June 6, 2014.


Please view the May Practical Tips for Parents Newsletter.  (PDF)


We, as a parish, are considering creating a new yearbook! This project will require some volunteer effort. If you would be willing to learn more about this exciting project, please complete the form below. (PDF)

Files:

Please view today's Principal's Bulletin. Topics include:

  • Teacher Requests
  • Camp Storer
  • PTO Thank You
  • End of the Year Activities
  • Graduations
  • The New School Year
  • Faculty Changes 

We had a wonderful program this year, thanks to many dedicated parent volunteers. We are so grateful for you sharing your time and talent! St. Joseph students and PTO THANK YOU!
Thank you to our wonderful Parent-Presenters: Stacey and Mark Bigelow, Kim Bertke, Michelle Colella, Laura Hoyt, Kate Kelly, Laurie Russell, Steve Martin, Amy Meader, Angie Pahl, Stephanie Symbolik, Abbey Riley, Monica Leslie, Kim Eltschlager, Brenda Dymarkowski, Sonja Droll, Amy Giordano, and Sherry Wainz.
Students and teachers enjoyed presentations in each and every one of their classrooms in the months of January, February and March of this year.
We shared stories and images, prayed with, and learned about our beloved Saints of America.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Isaac Jogues
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Katharine Drexel
These Saints have been a model for us, as we put our faith into action! Everyone in our school participated in a Lenten service project to share their blessing with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph, Sylvania. This drive restocked their food pantry this season and helped us care for those in our own community!
If you’d like to get involved for next year, look for “Saints Alive” on the PTO volunteer form next fall!


The long awaited BMX Bike Show will take place tomorrow, Friday, May 23rd. The show will take place outside as long as the weather permits. Should it be raining, the show will be held in the West Campus Gym.

Friday, May 23rd will also be a jeans day. Shorts are permitted, however they MUST be uniform length.

One more reminder… if you plan on submitting entries into the naming contest for our yearly fundraiser, they are due tomorrow, Friday, May 23rd. One lucky winner will be awarded a $100 gift card of their choice.  Please remember, anyone can enter


The St. Joseph Athletic Department will sponsor the 23nd annual George Bush Sportsmanship Award Banquet on Wednesday, June 4th at 6:30 PM.  The banquet (dessert and pop only) will take place in the Family Center on the east campus.  Nominees for the Sportsmanship Award selected by coaches in grades 4-8 on athletic teams at St. Joseph  Parish will be honored at this time.  Sportsmanship Award recipients for both boys and girls will also be presented.  Jason Kalsow, assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Toledo will be the featured speaker.

See PDF below for more information.


Register Now for Vacation Bible School!

  • When: July 14-18
  • Where: St. Joseph East Campus
  • Time:  9 a.m. -11:30a.m.
  • Cost: $15.00 per child

Deadline to register is June 27, 2014

See flyer below (PDF)

Volunteer Application forms are now available in the Christian Formation Office, or here.  ALL TEEN VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN JUNE 20.  The number of teen volunteers we are able to accept depends on the number of children we have registered, but we expect to need about 50 teen volunteers. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME FOR THE WEEK SIGN UP HERE:  St. Joseph Vacation Bible School 2014: Teen Volunteer Application


The annual PTO sponsored used uniform sale is Friday, May 30, 2014, in the west campus Banquet Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This is one of the final functions  of the school year for PTO, and one last opportunity for you to help make our sale a success.  All we need is your participation- either by bringing in items to sell, coming to shop, volunteering some time to work the sale, helping to set up or take down, or all of the above!  This is a great way to earn a little extra money for you, help PTO earn extra money, and find some fabulous deals on a variety of SJS uniform items, spirit wear, athletic apparel, etc.  See more information below, (PDF).


St. Joseph School is working with Holy Toledo Directories to publish the 2014 - 2015 Student/Parent Handbook.  This publication, which is supported by advertising, will be professionally printed and given “free” to all families.

If you own a business, or know someone who does, and would like to help by sponsoring an ad, please complete the form below and return to the School Main Office.  A representative of Holy Toledo Directories will contact you.

We hope you can help us print the 2014 – 2015 Student/Parent Handbook for the school while benefiting from some long-term advertising.

Please return the form below. (PDF)


Thank you to those families who have donated to the Birthday Book Club.


Positive Direction – 2014 Could not have been a success without the many people who volunteered their time and talents.  Special thanks go to:

Renee Allen, Nancy Arquette, Tara Barron, Juana Barrow, Ellen Baugh, Diane Belinske, Collin Bell, Patti Bell, Laura Bernsdorff, Kim Bertke, Katie Beutel, Mindy Bieber, Jennifer Brady, Karen Brickner, Jen Britt, Jenni Buerk, Megan Brown, Tim Brown, Marissa Brown, Alexa Brown, Renee Carson, Bridget Caster, Craig Caster, Noah Caster, Michelle Cendol, Beth Ciucci, Michelle Collela, Maura Crescenzo, Ashlie Dempsey, Karen DiPofi, Lisa DiSalle, Cathy Draheim, Darlene Durbak, McKenna Durbak, Jenny Durnell, Brenda Dymarkowski, Anne Eddingfield, Kim Eltschlager, Christine Foetisch, Nin Garritano, Susan Geis, Megan Geldien, Eileen Gemerchak, Kelley Gibbons, Jen Gignac, Ellen Glassmoyer, Wendy Haudrich, Amy Heady, Ian Heady, Paulette Hoffman, Candy Houser, Laura Hoyt, Holly Hurley, Carrie Johnson, Lisa Juette, Corrine Juette, Michelle Koop, Rachel Kalas, Amny Karban, Kate Kelly, Cheryl Koenig, Paige Koenig, Kim Koesters, Tracy Leamy, Nicole Lehman, Robin Lemle, Jill Lenart, Katie Mahoney, Hector Marquez, Mary Martin, Carol Matrisciano, Margaret McCann, David McGranahan, Terri McGranahan, Ky McGrew, Sarah McIntyre, Cathy Mcguire, Jim Mcguire, Rhonda Meredith, Lauryn Mick, Nan Mick, Sharmaine Miller, Sherri Mossing, Annette Napoli, Elizabeth Newsom, K.T. Newsom, Shannon Nowak, Jennice Oberle, Justin Oberle, Maryann Okuley, Nancy Osinski, Olivia Pacella, Beth Parker, Jayme Parker, Barb Pawlak, Emily Pawlecki, Lena Peron, Charles Pinski, Shelly Piscopo, Maddie Piscopo, Tracy Pizza, Kristin Poturalski, Janet Ragan, Megan Reece, Jake Reece, Lizzie Riddle, Abbey Riley, Bryan Riley, Lisa Ruff, Joan Sadowski, Megan Salameh, Pam Sanford, Kari Schell, Amy Schnoerberger, Bob Serve, Julia Serve, Joanne Sherman, Niki Simon, Richelle Smith, Juli Snyder, Kim Snyder, Robin Spencer, Wendy Stanfill, Stacy Steward, Derrick Stumm, Susan Suwinski, Lisa Thebes, Jill Tiell, Connie Umfleet, Jeff Unverferth, Lauren Unverferth, Laurie Vass, Melinda Wagner, Caleb Walker, Julie Walker, Janet Wawrzyniak Veronica Weathers Beth Westjohn, Ford Westjohn, Anne White, Bev Will, Connie Wojcik, Amy Ziegler and the many, many others!!!  Plus, our wonderful St. Joseph School faculty and staff – especially Mrs. Shelly Perna, Mrs. Patti Bell, Mrs. Marty Davis, Mrs. Elaine Dickendasher, Mrs. Carol Lindsley, Msgr. Metzger, Mrs. Jessica Jones, Mrs. Sally Koppinger and the entire maintenance staff.

--Deb Unverferth, Betsy Pawlecki, Denise Brown


To thank our teachers during “Teacher Appreciation Week” PTO held their second “Morning Treats” on Monday, May 5th.  Next, a series of daily raffles were held.  Winners received gift baskets, candy, and gift cards. In addition, each faculty and staff member started the week off with an “apple” Oreo and on Friday received a coupon for a free order of Marco’s CheezyBread or CinnaSquares.  Many, many Thank You’s to our wonderful teachers!


The PTO-sponsored May Faculty Luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 14th.  Many thanks go to the following individuals who baked, made, donated to this luncheon.  Many, many thanks go to: 

Holly Hurley, Jenny Durnell, Christine Angevine, Mindy Bieber, Niki Simon, Amy Carroll, Kate Kelly, Missy Anspaugh, Amanda Brzuchalski, Lisa Thebes, Rita Hayes, Beth Ciucci, Anne Eddingfield, Brenda Hoffman, Terri McGranahan, Anne White, Cheryl Koenig, Nan Mick, Nikki Myers, Amy Malek, Casey Barbour, Lena Peron, Ky McGrew and Stacy Steward


YOUNG MASTERS

is an art program for grades K - 5 that provides you with a keepsake of your child’s artwork.

This should not be viewed as a fundraiser for the school, and you are not obligated to purchase anything.

However, a percentage of sales will go to the ART DEPARTMENT.

Simply fill out the order form that was sent home and return to your classroom teacher. You may also order online. All orders will be shipped directly to your home this year!

All orders must be returned to school by Tuesday, May 20th.


Where we have been…Where we are now….Where we are going!

Please read the PDF below regarding the history of St. Joseph School classroom technology.


Thank You Stewards of Time and Talent

Calling all adults, (21 years of age and older), who have shared their time and talent in the past year!

Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Festirama Volunteers, Outreach Ministry, Choir, School Committee Members (Benefit Dinner, Positive Direction, Saints Alive, or any other P.T.O. Committees), etc. you know who you are!

Join us for an evening of prayer, food and fellowship. Stewardship of Time and Talent Appreciation Cookout

  • Monday, June 9, 2014
  • 6:00 p.m. Vespers in the Church
  • 6:45 p.m. Cook Out--
  • East Campus Family Center

Please R.S.V.P. by May 30, 2014

Contact the Parish Center 419-885-5791 or email Kim Koesters at kkoesters@stjoesylvania.org


WHERE:  East Campus Family Center

WHEN:  Option #1 - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 --7:00 pm

OR

Option #2 - Thursday, May 22, 2014 --7:30 pm (NEW TIME)

 


Please see important memo regarding changes in dismissal procedure next week and during Festirama.


Our Parish provides a lot for us:

A beautiful school campus and buildings
A church in which to celebrate Liturgy and the Sacraments
Over $1,000 per student more than what your parents pay for your tuition…to cover the actual cost to educate you

Now, it’s our turn to show our appreciation to our Parish. 

I am asking students in Grades 3-8 to volunteer to work with me at the Chicken Dinner on Sunday, May 18 during Festirama.  We will be working in the beautiful Fr. Wurzel Family Center on the east campus in 2-hour shifts.  Please say you’ll help!  Fill out form below and return it to school or sign up at tinyurl.com/festirama14


Please see the pdf below for workbook and activity fees for the 2014-2015 school year.


Please see PDF below. Thank you for your support.


For menus and calendars see the home page menu tab "Student Life"
 


Hey moms and dads boys and girls – We have a great way for you to volunteer at Festirama -- Children’s Games and Inflatables located on the east side of campus.
Please see the form below (PDF).

 


Face painting booth needs your help!  We are looking for painters grades 6, 7, 8, High schoolers for both face painting and ticket takers, and any parents who can help as well.  Please fill out the form below and return it to the school office.


SPRING FLOWER SALE

Sponsored by:  STUDENT COUNCIL

To Benefit:  ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL

THE TIME TO PLANT IS FAST APPROACHING!  NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!

These prices are the same at Creque’s--with or without our vouchers--so buy through St. Joseph Student Council and painlessly support our school!


We are pleased to share with you additional information of our upcoming Technology initiative for St Joseph School.  Our initial goal was clear in that we knew we wanted to introduce new devices to enhance and become useful tools in our classrooms.  We have devised a plan to ensure that the route we have chosen will allow our teachers to increasingly add new and innovative ways to keep the students engaged.  

We researched several different devices to utilize in our school. We took into account the needs of our teachers, as well as our students, to make the most appropriate choice for our school.  The answer became clear that locking ourselves into one particular device in an ever-changing technological world would simply be too limiting to our students.  Our goal is to introduce them to different types of devices which we believe will meet our technological needs and give them an advantage in their future learning environment.

We have begun our focus with the middle school and plan to expand to the elementary school.  We were excited to be able to provide the middle school students with a set of iPads this school year as a first step.  We plan to introduce a 1: 1 Chromebook initiative beginning next fall which we feel would best complement the iPads.  (A 1:1 initiative places a computing device in the hands of every student).  The Chromebook will be extremely useful for web research, meeting typing requirements, as well as creating documents, spreadsheets, and learning how to navigate in the cloud. They will be school owned and managed.  There will be an increase in the middle school technology fee in order to assist in covering the extra expense items associated with a 1:1 initiative.  Each year new technology will be re-evaluated for the incoming sixth grade class.  We did consider a “Bring Your Own Device” policy but ultimately decided against it due to the ages of the students at our school.  We not only need to maintain focus within the classroom, but we must provide security to them for any device they will be using at our school. 

We will also begin to teach the students using Google Apps for Education.  We believe this will work to their advantage as they will be able to gain access to their documents no matter what device they use at school or at home.

This is an exciting time for all of us! Thank you for your support of this initiative. There will be two parent informational meetings about Chromebooks and how they will be used in the middle school classrooms.  The first meeting is on May 20th at 7:00 pm in the Father Wurzel Family Center.  A second meeting covering the same material is planned for May 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Family Center.  We hope to see you there.


Please view the principal's bulletin below. Topics include:

Calendar 2014-2015
Technology Update
Make Up Days
Golden Apple Award


Please read the PDF below.  Happy Easter!


Please view the pdf below for our 2014-2015 yearly calendar.


Please view the April newsletter, Practical Tips for Parents.


Please see the forms below and consider volunteering for our annual Festirama chicken dinner!


To explore what it means to be "walking to God, together"

  • Wednesday April 23, 2014
  • St. Francis deSales Chapel
  • 7p.m.

Please view the PDF below.


Keeping parents informed and involved helps to assure student safety and improve student success.  Instant Alert for Schools is an essential tool for notification and communication.  Within minutes of an emergency, school officials can use Instant Alert to deliver a single, clear message to the students’ parents or guardians by telephone, cell phone, email, pager or PDA in any combination.  Your home telephone is the default contact. You may update your profile at https://instantalert.honeywell.com/ by following the Parent Instruction Sheet (PDF).  Maintaining the accuracy of your profile will increase the ability of the school to keep you informed.


Below you will find a complete Directory of Personnel