Principal’s Letter, 1/19/21

January 19, 2021   Dear St. Joseph School Families, Usually, my letter comes to you on Wednesday, but I thought this week Tuesday would be more appropriate, since we just celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. and we are about to inaugurate our new president. You may know that Pope Francis has designated this year as the Year of St. Joseph. What does that mean for us not only here at St. Joseph School, but also for all who listen to the Pope’s words?  If we stop to think about who S...
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Principal’s Letter, 1/7/2021

January 7, 2021   Dear Parents, May I begin by wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed New Year!  Our school family has been blessed in so many ways and we give thanks to our God, the source of all these blessings.  May 2021 be a year of peace, health, and happiness for all in our school family! Also, in light of yesterday’s event in our country, I ask that we all take time to actively pray for peace in this nation and in our communities. As you know it had been Mrs. Bailey’s p...
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Principal’s Letter, 12/21/20

December 21, 2020   Dear St. Joseph School Families, As the Christmas season fills our hearts and our senses this year, we are reminded of the miracle that we are about to celebrate, a celebration that changed the world forever.  This year of 2020 has changed the way we celebrate and the way we view our world. Our Advent prayer has taken on a new look and our traditional Lessons and Carols celebration is missing from our school landscape, replaced by our four part, physically dista...
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Principal’s Letter, 12/16/20

December 16, 2020   Dear Parents, We continue this third week of Advent with our children, praying outside when we can and over the intercom when it’s too cold. As we light the 3 Advent wreath candles this week, we remember the joy with which Mary anticipated the birth of her child. We know that Christmas is not yet here and the birth of Jesus once again into our hearts is coming closer. We are continuing to prepare for our Nativity tableau during the day on Monday.  Pictures wi...
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Principal’s Letter, 12/9/2020

December 9, 2020   Dear Parents,             We continue the season of Advent with our children, praying outside when we can and over the intercom when it’s too cold. As we light the 2 Advent wreath candles this week, we remember the scripture stories that remind us of the journey the people of God traveled, awaiting the birth of Jesus.              We are reminded of the distance we have come since this virus began. We continue to remember that when Christmas arrives, we will h...
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Principal’s Letter, 12/2/2020

December 2, 2020 Dear Parents,          We have begun the Advent season with our traditional St. Joseph School Advent morning prayer in a not-so-traditional manner—masked on the playground or in poor weather the designated class in the auditorium.  As we light the Advent wreath candles and remember the scripture stories reminding us of the journey we have traveled, awaiting the birth of Jesus, we remember all of you in our prayers.         Starting this week, boys will be allowed to wear Chri...
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Principal’s Letter, 11/23/2020

November 23, 2020   Dear Parents,           This Thursday we will celebrate Thanksgiving—a day of thanks for the harvest and all the gifts our nation provides.  As we gather in our homes at this difficult time in the world’s history, may remember all who might be without food and homes, ill, or without the comfort of family. Let us ask God’s blessing for He is the true giver of these gifts. The word Eucharist that we celebrate each weekend, whether in person or remotely, comes from...
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Principal’s Letter, 11/18/2020

November 18, 2020   Dear Parents,             This week we are observing “Discover Catholic Schools Week”.  In honor of this I wish to congratulate and thank our families, students and teachers for putting in such wonderful effort in keeping each other safe and healthy.  As we say in our mission we are here to educate one another for life.             I remind you that we are in the midst of our food drive to assist those less fortunate than ourselves.  Non-perishable foods are ...
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Principal’s Letter, 11/12/2020

November 12, 2020   Dear Parents,             As we celebrate our veterans, we are reminded of the sacrifices they made to secure the freedoms that our country provides. In particular we are graced with Freedom of Religion, which allows our school to exist and to provide a prayerful atmosphere in which to learn.  Pope Francis has reminded us numerous times of our responsibilities to one another as God’s people.  In the atmosphere of care and compassion for the poor, of seeking peac...
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Principal’s Letter, 11/4/2020

November 4, 2020   Dear Parents,             In this month of November, we continue to celebrate and to strive for our impending sainthood. Pope Francis has pointed out that the saints were not perfect people, but became saints because they chose to reflect the goodness of God in their lives.  They have chosen to be the reflection of God’s love, peace, and compassion for others, allowing others to see God through them.  May we strive to be that reflection as well.             We...
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