Principal’s Letter – 03/31/21

March 31, 2021 Dear St. Joseph School Families, This week we observe the holiest week of our faith—the commemoration of the suffering, death and most importantly the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. On Holy Thursday we celebrate the sacraments of the Eucharist and Holy Orders. On this day we are reminded of our call to live in service to one another, to go forth to make the world a better place. Good Friday reminds us of the suffering that Jesus endured so that our sins might be forgiven. Bei...
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Principal’s Letter, 03/24/21

                                                                                                March 24, 2021   Dear St. Joseph School Families, This week at prayer our school family is reminded of our anointing with the oil of Baptism.  In Baptism we are anointed into the royal priesthood of Christ and called to be prophets of his Word.  Being called to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, we serve the people of God.  Our 7th and 8th graders who prepared the meal for the Communit...
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Principal’s Letter, 03/17/21

  March 17, 2021 Dear St. Joseph School Families, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone!    Called to serve in this Lenten season, our physical education classes are engaged in the Jump Rope for Heart activities through the American Heart Association. Tomorrow, March 18th, our 7th and 8th graders will be cooking (in a safe manner) for the Community Meal Center. The meal will be cooked here at school under the supervision of the teachers and Mrs. Tejera. It will be delivered by som...
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Principal’s Letter, 3/11/21

March 11, 2021   Dear St. Joseph School Families, Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the day we sent our students home with a 2-week work packet assuming that we would be back to school within the 2 weeks. Little did we know that one year later we would be marking the year since the world pandemic was proclaimed.  We mourn the deaths of many in our world, including some in our own school family, associated with this virus.  We also give thanks for the gifted and dedicated people God...
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Principal’s Letter, 3/3/21

March 3, 2021   Dear St. Joseph School Families, March is upon us and we continue our journey through Lent with prayer, sacrifice and service.  Among our preparations for Easter are our Lenten prayer with the Baptismal symbols, being called by name is this week’s sign.  We are welcomed into our families by name indicating our belonging. We are also reminded that God calls us for a purpose, “because we are precious in His eyes and because He loves us. God asks only that we respond t...
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Principal’s Letter, 2/24/21

February 24, 2021   Dear St. Joseph School Families, During this Lenten season we are called to change our hearts to be more like the heart of Jesus. In so doing, we pray, sacrifice, and serve those in need.  Each of our faith traditions, ask us to sacrifice in particular ways.  For those of us who are baptized into the Catholic faith tradition, we are asked to not only pray and serve, but also to sacrifice through fasting and abstinence.  We are walking together toward God’s Kingd...
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Principal’s Letter, 2/10/21

February 10, 2021   Dear St. Joseph School Families,   Next Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, we will begin the season of Lent.   The word is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for “springtide”. As we journey through the Lenten season, we remember the events that led to Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  Without this Jesus’ rising from the dead, there would be no Easter.  During this Lenten season we are called to change our hearts to be more like the heart ...
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Principal’s Letter, 2/3/21

February 3, 2021 Dear St. Joseph School Families, Yesterday, the Church celebrated the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, reminiscent of our own presentation of our children for Baptism.  Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to be dedicated to God. This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, although a brief one due to our snow days.  We pray in special way during this week for all those who are a part of Catholic Education, our families, our teachers, staff members, and administrators.  T...
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Principal’s Letter, 1/27/21

January 27, 2021   Dear St. Joseph School Families, Each year the National Catholic Education Association calls upon all Catholic Schools in our nation to celebrate the mission and accomplishments of our Catholic Schools.  This year, the week of January 31st through February 5th has been designated for that purpose.  Ordinarily, we would have several activities to which our families and parishioners are invited.  Unfortunately, this year that will not be possible.  However, that do...
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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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