Principal’s Letter March 30th

March 30, 2020 Dear St. Joseph School Families,               As we continue to navigate our way through this unprecedented time in our lives, we are reminded that Jesus continues to walk this journey with us.  Yesterday’s Gospel shared with us the words that “Jesus wept” at the death of his friend Lazarus, showing us that Jesus walks with us.  We also look at Martha the sister of Lazarus whose faith in Jesus as God knew that He would help, as he raised her brother. May our faith and our pray...
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Principal’s Letter

                                                                                                                                        March 26, 2020 Dear St. Joseph School Families,             As time goes on, I know that this separation from work and school becomes more and more frustrating and difficult for everyone.  We at school are attempting to make the situation easier for all of our families.  I would venture to guess that the multiple messages being received from us amid caring for ...
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Letter from the Principal

                                                                                                                                      March 17, 2020 Dear St. Joseph School Families,             As I write this letter from home, I want everyone to know that you are in my prayers.  If we had been in school this week, our Lenten prayer would have centered around the water of Baptism.  For our second graders preparing for First Communion, this Baptismal water is all about belonging to a special fa...
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February Letter

February 12, 2020   Dear Parents,             In the Matthew’s Gospel reading this past weekend, we heard the words, “You are the light of the world…your light must shine before all people so that they will see the good you do and give praise to my Father in heaven.  We are called to do good works in order that others will recognize the goodness and mercy of God.  As we grow nearer to the Lenten season (Ash Wednesday, February 26th), we look to prayer, sacrifice, and service to others as...
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December Letter

December 4, 2019 Dear Parents,             We have begun the Advent season with our traditional St. Joseph School Advent morning prayer. 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.  Please feel free to join us each morning at 8:45 a.m. as your children lead the school family in prayer.             Starting on Monday, boys will be allowed to wear Christ...
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November Letter

November 6, 2019 Dear Parents,              We are currently in the midst of “Discover Catholic Schools Week”, an excellent time to be reminded of our mission as a Catholic School.  While our children remember our mission using the acronym AMEN, in its totality it reads as follows. “As an educational community of the Roman Catholic Church and a vital part of St. Joseph Parish, our school teaches and lives the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Saint Joseph School Family welcome...
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October Letter

  October 30, 2019 Dear Parents,               This Friday November 1st, we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints at the 9 a.m. Mass.  Each one of us is called to be a saint—to be holy.  We often forget that the Saints were normal people, like ourselves, who took seriously their call to a special relationship with God.  They spent time at prayer, and in serving the needs of others just as we do every day. They chose to do good. We are indeed God’s saints-in-training. May we answer this ...
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Wednesday Letter – September 4, 2019

September 4, 2019   Dear Parents, As we embark on this new school year, I offer my prayers for you as parents and grandparents, raising our children in today’s world.  With all the difficulties we observe, we know that God is always with us, guiding us and holding us in the safety of His loving arms. All is well here at school and the excitement of the New Year continues.  We have welcomed our new families and students and as always our returning families and students, and of course our...
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Welcome Letter – Summer 2019

                                                                                                                                         July 28, 2019 Dear Parents, I pray that you and your children are enjoying this beautiful summer.  We read in the story of creation, God set aside time for rest.  How important it is for each of us to do the same, as we reverence all of God’s gifts to us especially our children and each other. St. Joseph School will open for its 82nd year on August 28th.  To...
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