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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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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