Principal’s Letter – 09/14/22

Saint Joseph School
25 Squire Street
New London, Connecticut 06320

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


September 14, 2022

Dear St. Joseph School Families,

Our school year is off to a wonderful start, as we begin the journey through this new year of praying, learning and playing together.

For the past few years, we have suspended our Home and School Association gatherings. It is time to return to a little more normalcy and begin anew. Kristin Massad and Susan Tierney are our new presidents, and are in the stages of planning some activities for us. We are inviting and urging our parents to participate in the fun and the fundraising efforts. Everyone and every activity is vital to the success of our school and building its family atmosphere.

Please remember the warm weather uniform is to be worn through October 9th barring any extremely cold weather. This means that in approximately one month we will be wearing our more formal uniform. These uniforms are made to order by Donnelly’s and must be ordered now to receive in a timely matter. For those who are unable to find the “tan buck” shoes, please check with the office prior to purchasing an alternative shoe.

Thank for your efforts with the World’s Finest Chocolate Bars. We ask that you return the cost of the box ($60) within the next two weeks.

When your children are going to be out of school for any reason, please do not text the teacher. Our Handbook states that you are to call the office at 860 442-1720.

We are continuing to plan for our accreditation visit by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Our steering committee and the entire faculty and staff have been working very hard to prepare the necessary documents for the visit committee’s perusal. We look forward to your participation and to celebrating our success!

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 be having a “dress-down day” to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Place. Staff and students will be assessed an item or a particular amount to wear casual clothing other than their uniforms or “school clothes” for that day. Please look for a separate notice for specific information.

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 are do.

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