Jan. 29, 2015

PARENT

NEWSLETTER

January 2 9 , 2015

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally.”

–James 1:5

Thank you, Lord, for not rationing your wisdom when I seek it. You always give more than I ask.

EDCHOICE VOUCHERS ARE IN!!! PLEASE STOP IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO SIGN YOUR VOUCHER.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT FOR ALL: We are asking for non-perishable food or personal care items to send to our St. Joseph Pantry and St. Vincent De Paul Society. The most needed items are listed below:

Peanut Butter Cereal

Canned Protein (such as tuna or chicken)

“Meals-in-a-Can,” (Ravioli, Beef Stew, etc.)

Canned Fruit

Bar Soap Shampoo & Conditioner

Razors Feminine hygiene products

Toothbrushes/paste

Deodorant Diapers

SCHOOL SKATING PARTY

PTO will be hosting a skating party at The Fun Factory on Friday, January 30 from 5 to 7:30pm. The cost is $6 and includes, admission, skate rental and all-you-can-eat pizza. We are inviting all to attend this event to end our Catholic Schools Week Celebration!

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year has begun for scholars returning to St. Joseph Catholic School! Registration forms were sent home last week. We are requesting that all forms be turned in by January 30th to ensure your child(ren)’s space. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute to register as Open Enrollment will begin February 1, 2015. Should you have any questions, feel free to call Mrs. Baskin, Miss Mason or Ms. Houston at 513-381-2126.

LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS PARENT ACADEMY

Parents/Guardians, would you like to build partnership with your home and school? Mark your calendar for 8-Tuesdays, beginning March 10, from 6-7:30pm for sessions that will help you do just that! Free childcare will be provided and a free light dinner for your family will be served from 5:30-6pm. NO EXCUSES!!! Look for your green flyer that will be sent to your home and return the lower portion to confirm your participation. See you then!

STUDY SMARTS

From a history test at the end of each month to a spelling quiz every Friday, studying is a skill scholars will need throughout their years of school. Help your scholar study with these tips.

· Start a habit: Encourage your scholar to treat studying as a daily assignment, not just something they do the evening before a test.

· Tackle textbooks: When your scholar has a chapter to study, have them “preview” it to increase their understanding.

· Mix it up: If your scholar reviews information in several ways, they’ll be more likely to remember it.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

JANUARY:

30th: Basketball Practice Grades 7 & 8 4:15-5:30pm

Text Box: PANTHERS BASKETBALL
 
Saturday, January 31
Grades 3, 4, & 5: 10am vs. Friars Bruins (Ct. C)
Grade 6: 11am vs. Friars Firebirds (Ct. C)
Grades 7 & 8: 2pm vs. Lincoln Heights @ Lincoln Heights
*All games played at Friars Club
(4300 Vine Street in St. Bernard)
FEBRUARY- HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MOTNH!!

2nd: Basketball Practice Grades 7 & 8 4:15-5:30pm

3rd: Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm

Basketball Practice Grades 3-6 4:15-5:30pm

4th: Cheerleading Practice, 4:15-6pm

5th: Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm

Basketball Practice Grades 3-6, 4:15-5:30pm

6th: Basketball Practice Grades 7 & 8 4:15-5:30pm

9th: ACRE test, Grades 5-8

Basketball Practice Grades 7 & 8 4:15-5:30pm

10th: Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm

Basketball Practice Grades 3-6 4:15-5:30pm

11th: Cheerleading Practice, 4:15-6pm

12th: Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm

Basketball Practice Grades 3-6 4:15-5:30pm

13th: Candy Gram, 8th Grade

Basketball Practice Grades 7 & 8 4:15-5:30pm

14th: Valentine’s Day

16th: President’s Day, NO SCHOOL

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER!!!

COMMUNITY NEWS

SATURDAY HOOPS & DRIBBLETHON

Boys and girls, grades Kindergarten & up, are invited to Saturday Hoops 2015! This event will be held every Saturday through May 9th from 9:45am to 12:45pm. The location will be at the Over-The-Rhine Recreation Center, 1715 Republic Street. (1/2 block southeast of Findlay Market) For more information, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DribblethonSaturdayHoops or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPANISH FUN

The Oakley Recreation Center is offering Spanish classes for children. The preferred age range is 4-8 years old, but others are welcome. The winter class are January-February 26th at $12/week, and spring classes will be March-May for 8 weeks at $96. Please contact Senorita Sarah if you would like to enroll. She can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (513)531-4418. The website for more information is www.SpanishFUNofOhio.com.

CONCERTS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society will present the a cappella group Cadence to the St. Xavier Performance Center Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 PM. Cadence hails from Toronto Canada and has been nominated for 3 Juno awards (Canadian Grammys) and their recordings have won 10 a cappella awards. For ticket information go to www.gcparts.org or call 513-570-0652.

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