Principal’s Letter – 05/12/21

May 12, 2021

Dear St. Joseph School Families,  

As we know, the month of May is dedicated to our Blessed Mother Mary.  Most often we think of Mary as the Mother of Jesus.  We often forget that Mary is also our mother.  Under the title of the Immaculate Conception, Mary is the patron saint of our nation.  As we remember Mary our Blessed Mother, we think about her response of “Yes” to being the Mother of Jesus, but we don’t often remember the hardships that this “Yes” entailed.  May we, like Mary, have faith that is strong enough to say “Yes” to all that God asks of us.

We pray that we may continue to work as hard as ever to learn and to do our best in a healthy and safe manner, as we are not out of the woods yet.

Several have asked about the possibility of parent attendance at Games Day and Awards Day.  This decision and the format of each of these are still under discussion. Whatever the decision, it will be made with the safety of all in mind.

For future planning, wearing warm weather uniforms will begin on May 17th.  Normally, we would have begun a week or two earlier; however, due to the colder temperatures we felt it necessary to wait. This uniform consists of khaki shorts not shorter than 4 inches above the knee; the royal blue polo with the school logo; black, white, navy or royal blue sneakers, and socks of the same colors.  Patterned socks and sneakers are not acceptable. Anyone needing to order shirts should do so immediately, as they are made to order. 

Ordering information for the current and coming school year may be found on our website at under announcements. This includes a 20% discount coupon for uniforms ordered prior to June 15th. May 11th is the deadline for virtual ordering in a timely manner for delivery for the next school year. Orders may be made online and by phone.

The Health Personnel have asked that we remind you that the vaccine will soon be available to 12-year-old children and up.  If you are interested please contact your physician or whoever is responsible for your child’s healthcare for further assistance.

Our final day of school for this year will be on June 9th.  This will be a short day—10:30 dismissal, as is our school tradition.  The 3 days prior to this will be 12:30 p.m. dismissal days.  These would be June 4th, 7th, and 8th.  Afterschool care will be available on these days, but not on the 9th. The closing Mass will take place at 9 a.m. on the 9th. Students will be promoted and then return to school to receive their report cards and say their goodbyes for the summer.  Students will not be dismissed earlier than the 10:30 dismissal time.

Registration continues for Grades K-7.  If you are aware of someone who is interested in attending St. Joseph School for those grade levels, please invite them to call the school office.  Tours will resume after May 19th.

Thank you to all who are selling (or buying) the World’s Finest Chocolate Bars.  We have a few boxes left for anyone who is interested. Money should be turned in ASAP.

You continue to be in our prayers. Please continue to keep us in yours.


Marianne Cote, Principal