Principal’s Letter – 08/19/22

Saint Joseph School

25 Squire Street

New London, Connecticut 06320

“A holy place where we discover each other in God’s love”

August 19, 2022

Dear St. Joseph School Families,

We will welcome all registered students back to school on August 31st for our 85th year.  Attached to the July letter you should have received our School Calendar for the 2022-2023 with important dates for the coming year. You may also find this calendar on our website at  At times, changes in this calendar may need to occur.  These changes will be reflected in the monthly calendars and in my weekly letter. Should your email address or your mailing address change, please notify the school.

Please remember the warm weather uniform is to be worn until the transition in October.

There are some changes to our staffing this year.   As previously mentioned, Ms. Christina Lawton will be our new Grade 3 teacher. We are so pleased to welcome her to our St. Joseph School Family. We are also pleased to note that our middle school students will be well educated and cared for by some familiar faces.  Mrs. Andriks will be returning to the classroom, where she will resume her former social studies responsibilities for Grades 6 through 8.  Mrs. Andriks will also take on some additional Grade 6 teaching responsibilities.  This veteran teacher will be a welcome addition. The Grade 8 homeroom will take on a new look with Mrs. Egan and Ms. Kornacki at the helm, who will also be teaching the sciences for Grades 7 and 8.

As we begin the next school year, each family will receive the 2022-2023 School Handbook.  For now, we would ask that you review the standards put forth for each student’s personal appearance, uniforms, and discipline procedures. You and your children will be asked to sign a paper, acknowledging that you have familiarized yourselves with the Handbook. The Family Handbook may be found on our website at

As always, we seek to provide the excellence in education that we have always provided!  Our Mission remains the same: “To accept each person as a unique creation in God’s image; to model Jesus as we make everyone feel welcome in this holy place; to educate each other for life; and, to nurture the diverse gifts and talents of the whole school family.”

We will continue to nourish the whole child, seeking to educate the mind, the body, and the soul.  As always, prayer and spirituality are integral to who we are as people, and as a school family. We continue to seek God’s help with all that we do.

Should you have questions regarding the opening of school for the coming year, please call the school office at 860 442-1720.

Please continue your prayers for our families, our staff, our school, and all who are in need of prayer in these difficult times.

God’s Blessings to All,

Marianne Cote