Principal’s Letter – 03/30/22

Saint Joseph School

25 Squire Street

New London, Connecticut 06320


“A Holy Place Where We Discover Each Other In God’s Love.”


March 30, 2022

Dear St. Joseph School Families,

As we continue with our Lenten prayer, we are all being reminded of the signs and symbols of Baptism.  Today, we read from the Gospel, “you are like light for the whole world…your light must shine for all people.”  Each of us has been called to be Christ’s light for others and to let his love show through our light.

Mr. Darren Sardelli provided entertainment with his poetry for all of our students this week.  He also included instruction on writing poetry.  Mr. Sardelli brought the gift of his newest book for each of the students.

The 7th Grade has been working hard and will be presenting their performance of Alice in Wonderland, on Thursday, March 31st. Many of our 7th graders have not had this experience at St. Joseph, and we are all looking forward to this opportunity.

I remind you that Friday, April 1st is an early dismissal day. School dismisses at 12:30 p.m. followed by a faculty meeting for our teachers. Mass is at 9 a.m. Aftercare will be available on that day.

Butter Braid pick-up is as follows.

     April 4 Captain Scott’s 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

     April 5 St. Joseph School 2:30 p.m.

As you know we continue to work on the renewal of our 10-year accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  This presents much work for many people.  A team will visit our school twice in the course of this process, a new format for the Association.  The visits will take place on April 26th this year and on October 23rd-26th. of the next school year.  Writing and research is being accomplished by our entire staff, as well as our School Board and their committees.  Your prayers for all of us are greatly appreciated.

The Duck Certificates for the Pawcatuck River Duck Race on April 30th are going fast! There are only a few remaining to be purchased. Next year we will certainly have to order more. Please return all envelopes by Friday, April 1st.

Dinner at the Recovery Room on April 5th from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. will benefit our school. You can dine in or take out.  Just mention St. Joseph School and our school will receive a percentage of the profit. The Good Friday Fish Fry on April 15th at Captain Scott’s will also benefit St. Joseph School.  We thank you for participating. 

Please remember that all students must be dropped off at the front entrance to the school upon arrival.

As always, you are in our prayers.  Please continue to keep us in yours.  



Marianne Cote, Principal