Principal’s Letter – 11/16/22

Saint Joseph School

25 Squire Street

New London, Connecticut 06320

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


November 16, 2022


Dear St. Joseph School Families,

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we are reminded of all that God has given us.  We pray for the needs of our school family, but also for the needs of all in our community as we look forward to celebrating this day.

Today the food items that were collected for the Gemma Moran Food Pantry were delivered by Mr. Moore and some of our 8th graders. We delivered 615 pounds of food. Thank
you so much for your continued generosity.

The basketball season is right around the corner. An email was sent, as well as permission slips for your children in Grades 5-8 who wish to be a part of our girls’ or boys’
basketball teams. Mrs. Clare Powers will be coaching the girls’ team. We are still looking for a boys’ team coach. If you are interested in coaching our boys, please email me at

This week is “Discover Catholic Schools Week”. We are inviting prospective families to our school to learn about St. Joseph School. On Thursday, November 17th , there will be an Open House for parishioners and for families who may be interested in sending their children to St. Joseph. The time for this will be 9:30 to 11 and 4:30-6 p.m. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please pass this information on to them or perhaps bring them.

Our Sneaker Fundraiser has begun. Please bring your used sneakers to school and place them in the bin in the lobby. We will be reimbursed for these based on the condition of the
sneakers. You are asked to tie each pair together.

There is a Home and School Association Meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. Please come and bring another parent with you. Mrs. Roark is planning for Santa’s
Workshop on Saturday, December 3 rd from 9-12 p.m., and is looking for additional volunteers.

Our upcoming play will be November 18 th at 1 p.m., performed by Grade 2. Each year we look forward to inviting our families to school for our class plays. Our December play will be performed by Grade 5.

Remember Pie Delivery is November 22nd .

Please note these important upcoming dates.

  • 11/16 Home and School Assn. Meeting at 6 p.m.
  • 11/17 Open House for prospective families from 9;30-11:00 a.m., 4:30-6 p.m.
  • 11/18 Grade 2 Play, 1 p.m.
  • 11/22 Pie Delivery and 12:30 dismissal for Thanksgiving break
  • 11/24 Happy Thanksgiving
  • 11/27 Advent begins

Our Mission is: “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 are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which your children’s faith is nourished, while
receiving an excellent academic education. As always, St. Joseph School continues under the guidance of our Norwich Diocese and the parish of the St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Community. As you are the first educators of your children. you entrust us to educate your children in the best possible way. We take this trust seriously!

Prayer and spirituality are integral to who we are as God’s people, and as a school family.  We continue to seek God’s help with all that we do, and to thank Him for all that we’ve been given.

Please continue your prayers for our families, our staff, our school, and all who are in need of prayer due to illness, tragedy and violence.

God’s Blessings to All,

Marianne Cote