Thank you to all
the families who joined us for Meet the Teacher Night on Tuesday. It was
great to see everyone!
Meeting – This Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30 pm in the Library. Everyone is welcome! Parent Council is an
integral part of our school community. Not only do they organize special
events like our Christmas Lunch and Family BBQ in June, but they organize
fundraising, make decisions about special projects (ie. Last year it was
additional trees being planted on the yard) and provide invaluable parent input
on various subjects over the school year to School Administration.
It’s also a very good way for parents to make connections with other
families within our school community. Please consider joining.
– As part of our normal school routine we will be running occasional Fire,
Extreme Weather and Intruder/Lock Down Drills throughout the year. Please
discuss with your child/ren that the purpose of these is to have everyone—staff
and students—prepared in an emergency situation. Younger students may be
frightened when we start and talking about the drills ahead of time both at
home and at school helps to relieve some anxiety for them. Thank you.
Tournament is Thursday, September 20th. Students must be dropped
off and picked up at the Packham Road soccer fields. Please find attached
a copy of the schedules and the permission form in case your student has lost
attached information from the Stratford Fall Fair organizers. There are
lots of fun, family-oriented activities going on next weekend.
Week At A Glance
Wednesday, September 19
Meeting, 6:30 pm in the Library. Everyone Welcome!
Thursday, September 20
Tournament, all day at Cooper Standard/Packham Road Soccer Fields
Friday, September 21
Tournament, rain date
Thursday, September 27 –
Confirmation Information meeting, 7 pm
Friday, September 28 – PD
Day – no school
Tuesday, October 2 – Pat Cook
Memorial Race, St. Michael’s Secondary/SERC from 3:00 pm on
Wednesday, October 3 – Photo
Friday, October 5 –
Thanksgiving Mass, 1:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Church
Monday, October 8 –
Thanksgiving Day – no school
Wednesday, October 10 – Grade
4 Retreat, afternoon at Immaculate Conception Church
Thursday, October 11 – System
Cross Country Meet at St. Anne’s Secondary School, all day
Thursday, October 11 – First
Reconciliation Parent Information Meeting, 7:00 pm
Friday, October 12 – System
Cross Country Meet, rain date
Tuesday, October 23 – Photo
Wednesday, October 24 – First
Reconciliation Retreat, morning at Immaculate Conception Church
Welcome back St. Joseph’s Families!
As we have done in the past, we will continue our weekly
email blasts every Friday afternoon so that you can plan your lives. This
information is also uploaded to the St. Joseph’s School webpage should you be
unable to access your emails for some reason. We hope this service is
helpful to everyone.
Things you need to know:
VERY IMPORTANT FOR
BUS STUDENTS!! The bus
routes have been tweeked due to some safety and time concerns. Pick
up and drop off times HAVE changed! Please go to the “Bus
Planner Web” parent portal to check the new route times and bus routes. www.ourschoolbuses.ca Please see
the attached information page from the Transportation Office that was sent home
with your student earlier this week.
Meet the Teacher Night – Tuesday, September
11th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Pizza and drinks are sold from
5:00-6:00 pm in the gym. Meeting the Teachers in the classrooms is
5:30-6:30 pm. Just a reminder that this night is very informal and meant
for students to show off their classroom to parents and for parents to make a
quick connection with teachers. More formal interviews will be held later
in the school year. Flyer is attached with pizza pricing.
Scholastic Book Fair next week Monday to
Thursday! This is an awesome place to purchase books for those students
excited to start reading again and proceeds purchase new books for our very own
library! Students will be able to purchase books starting Monday at
lunchtime. The Book Fair will be open all next week until Thursday at
lunchtime and also during the Meet the Teacher night for purchases!
Opening Mass will be on Wednesday, September 12th
at 9:30 am at St. Joseph’s Church. All families are welcome to join us.
Our Parent Council will be hosting their first
meeting on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30 pm in the school
Library. All parents are welcome! Our Parent Council is an amazing
group who work hard to enrich our students’ and parents’ time here at St.
Joseph’s with many fun filled events and provide our school with additional
educational resources. We strongly encourage any new parents to come out
and join in as it is a wonderful way to meet the other families in your school
community and become involved in your child’s education.
Please see attached some local community
events: The 8th Annual Evan’s Touch the Truck – September 8th
(great day out for little ones!!), Stratford Snipers Ringette Invitation for
September 9th, Development Skating Camp hosted by the St. Michael
Warriors Girls Hockey.
Monday, September 10
Book Fair opens at lunchtime for book
purchases. Open for sales until Thursday!
Tuesday, September 11
Meet the Teacher Night, 5:30 – 6:30 pm with
pizza dinner available starting at 5:00 pm
Book Fair open for sales during Meet the Teacher
Wednesday, September 12
Opening School Mass, 9:30 am at St. Joseph’s
Church. All families welcome!
Thursday, September 13
Book Fair closes at lunchtime
Wednesday, September 19 – Parent Council Meeting, 6:30 pm in
Thursday, September 20 – Soccer tournament
Friday, September 21 – Soccer tournament rain date
Thursday, September 27 – Confirmation Information meeting, 7
Friday, September 28 – PD Day – no school
Wednesday, October 3 – Photo Day
Friday, October 5 – Thanksgiving Mass, 1:30 pm at St.
Monday, October 8 – Thanksgiving Day – no school
A warm welcome
back to our families! Other than the rain this morning it has been a wonderful
start to the 2018-19 school year. I had an opportunity to visit each of the
classrooms and certainly felt how warm and welcoming the students and staff are
here. Other than myself we have a number of new faces on staff. I would like to
take the opportunity to thank Mr. Culliton, our Custodian for his years of
service to the staff and students in the St. Joe's School community. We wish
Mr. Culliton the very best in retirement. I introduce Dave Garrick as
our new custodian as well as Barb LeSouder as our evening custodian. Dave
and Barb bring with them a wealth of experience in maintenance and will be
welcome additions to the St.Joseph’s team. It is also my pleasure to introduce
Ms. Karlee Achilles to our grade 4/5 classroom. Ms. Achilles will be in our
grade 4/5 until Mrs. Brickman's return. We welcome Ms. Achilles to the
St.Joseph’s School Community.
Mrs. Campbell & Mrs. MacDonald
Gr 1 -
Mrs. M. McIntosh
Gr 2 -
Mrs. K. Selbie
Gr 3/4 -
Gr 4/5 -
Gr 5/6 -
Gr. 7/8 -
note that our normal start up information/permission packages have either gone
home today or will be going home tomorrow with students. In it there is a
page about our student planners. Please note that all payments are still
to be made on School Cash Online. Should you need assistance accessing
your student’s account please contact the office.
St. Joseph's Catholic School
Monday, September 10 – Thursday, September 13 – Book Fair
Tuesday, September 11 – Meet the Teacher Night, 5-7
Wednesday, September 12 – Opening Mass, 9:30 am at St.
Joseph’s Church – Everyone welcome to attend