Principal’s Letter, 03/17/21


March 17, 2021

Dear St. Joseph School Families,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone!   

Called to serve in this Lenten season, our physical education classes are engaged in the Jump Rope for Heart activities through the American Heart Association. Tomorrow, March 18th, our 7th and 8th graders will be cooking (in a safe manner) for the Community Meal Center. The meal will be cooked here at school under the supervision of the teachers and Mrs. Tejera. It will be delivered by some of the adults to be distributed by Meal Center personnel. The rest of our students will be making cards to cheer those who visit the Meal Center to pick up their meals. 

On Monday, the faculty participated in a professional development experience with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Independent Schools in preparation for the upcoming renewal of our Accreditation.  This is a 1 ½ year process that involves administration (pastor and principal), faculty and staff, school board, parents and students.  We’ve been very successful in the past and we know our most recent endeavor will be as well.  Under the new process, two visits will take place one in the Spring of 2022 and one in the Fall of the same year.  We look forward to working with you as we gather information for our school’s report.

St. Joseph Day is March 19th.  Traditionally, this is the day on which our 8th graders receive their class pins.  A prayer celebration will be held in Church for the Class of 2021 and their families on March 19th at 1:30 p.m. with a special surprise following in the fresh air. Grades 5-7 will also be present.

Re-registrations for current students for the 2021-2022 school year are due now.  Please send your forms in as soon as possible.  We do have waiting lists for most grades and would like to respond to the families who are waiting to hear from us.  Application forms and the Kindergarten questionnaire must be completed for all prospective Kindergarten students, whether they are siblings of current students or not. These forms may be requested from the office, or printed from our website at www. under prospective families.  Kindergarten screening will take place at a date to be determined. Thank you for your prompt response.

We ask that you please remember to call the office the day before or the morning of the day that your child is going to be absent.  Please do not email or text the teacher or the principal as at times those are not seen prior to Mrs. Tejera calling to inquire.

Your ButterBraid orders are expected to be delivered next week.  A notice will be sent as to the day, time, and place for pick up at the school.

The next report card date is scheduled for March 26th.  When you receive the report card, please remember to sign and return the envelope to school to indicate your receipt of the report.

Please keep all those who are in need in your prayers.  You are in ours always.


Marianne Cote, Principal