Principal’s Letter – 02/08/23

Saint Joseph School

25 Squire Street

New London, Connecticut 06320


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

February 8, 2023

Dear Families of Saint Joseph School,

As we resume our regular schedule after Catholic Schools Week and a week of special activities, we wish to thank all those who made the week of celebrating our school such a wonderful one. From the beginning with our breakfast to Friday’s Mass and our teacher luncheon we were all treated to fun and wonderful surprises. Our school family is fortunate to have so many willing to help and support.  We ask that you keep this in mind, as we have many activities throughout the school year that will need everyone’s help.

Our Breakfast earned approximately $1,500 after expenses. Coming up on March 18th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. is our Shamrock Tea (Corned beef and cabbage dinner with entertainment including from Father Mark and the Blarney Stones beginning at 5:15 p.m.).

I feel that the following information from last week’s letter should be repeated. Our staff includes over 600 years of experience in Catholic Education, from attending Catholic Schools as students, to sending their children, and of course, being Catholic School Educators.  The list of schools includes St. Joseph, Sacred Heart, St. Mary Star of the Sea, St. Mary-St. Joseph, St. Mary (Willimantic), St. Bernard, Holy Family, Northwest Catholic, Mercy, and a wide assortment of Catholic Colleges.

The value of our Catholic Schools and our staff experience is demonstrated every day with your children, with those who came before them, and those who will follow. These young people have grown and will continue to grow to be faith-filled and confident citizens of the world!


  • February 10 – Progress Reports Distributed
  • February 14 – Donuts with Dads, Granddads, uncles, male friends….and Wear Red for Valentine’s Day (casual day with prayer for all in need)
  • February 15 – Home and School Assn. Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • February 17 – Grade 3 Play at 1:00 p.m.
  • February 20 – 24 Winter Vacation
  • February 22 – Ash Wednesday – Lent begins
  • March 3 – Mass at 9:00 a.m.; 12:30 dismissal
  • March 16 – Grades 7-8 Community Meal Center Meal
  • March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day (Green Casual Day), Grade 5 Inventions
  • March 18 – Shamrock Tea
  • March 19 – Feast of St. Joseph
  • March 20 – Grade 8 Pin Ceremony 1:30 p.m. at Church
  • March 24 – Grade 6 Play at 1:00 p.m.
  • March 27 – Diocesan Professional Development—NO School
  • March 31 – Grades 6 – 8 Science Exhibit


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

God’s Blessings!

Marianne Cote, Principal