May 13th, Principal’s Letter

                                                                                                                                        May 13, 2020

Dear St. Joseph School Families,

            I am confident that your prayers and mine continue for an end to the devastation that this virus has brought to our families, our communities, and our nation. On Sunday we heard the Gospel that reads, “In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places…I have come to prepare a place for you.”  Interestingly, we often hear this read at funeral Masses.  As scripture scholars delve into this passage, they indicate something that we don’t always think of—that God loves each and every one of us for the unique persons that we are. Jesus came to prepare a place for each us in the Kingdom that fits the unique persons that God created each of us to be.  May we continue to be those people who follow Jesus toward the kingdom!

We all continue to realize more and more what a trying time this is for everyone. If there is any way in which we can be of service to you and your children please do not hesitate to contact us.

This Friday, I would like to suggest to Friday activities.  The first is to keep a Journal of Gratitude.  Perhaps each day or each week, we could write a few sentences about the things we are grateful for in these days of family togetherness or distance.  The second would be to make a card to send to someone who might need a thank you or just cheering up.

            The next drop-off/pock-up day will be May 18th from 7:30-10 a.m.

            Once again, I remind you of the importance of completing as much of the assigned work as is possible, and to sign in to the portal daily for your attendance. We will be grading using our regular system of grades NOT on a pass/fail system.  Grades will be based on the demonstration of skills learned through the completion of the work assigned.

            Library Books must be returned by June 4th.   Directions for this final drop-off day, June 4th, will be forthcoming. Our final day of school for this year will be June 10th.                 

            As always, your families are in my prayers.  Please continue to keep the us in yours.



                                                                                                            Marianne Cote