April 16 , 2015 edition
“When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”
BLENDED LEARNING VIDEO
Exciting news!!!!...St. Joseph has been chosen to do a video for Seton Education Partners for our blended learning model. Therefore, on Tuesday, April 21 st, scholars need to dress in their regular uniform (NO GYM ON THIS DAY). Uniforms should be cleaned and pressed. The proper shoes need to be worn. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Partee at 513-381-2126 ext 18. We are honored to be a part of this wonderful venture and we want all of our scholars to enjoy being in the spotlight for the awesome work done this school year. Scholars that DO NOT have photo releases on file, will not be able to be a part of the video.
We are selling school year for $12. They will be available May 8th. Should you wish to order one for your child, please send in the payment in cash, check or money order to St. Joseph Catholic School. There are a limited number of year book available, therefore, you need to get your order and payment in as soon as possible.
The 2015 uniform guide has been released. We have included one for each family in Thursday folders. Please review this for items for the next school year. Included on the guide is a coupon that can be used at Schoolbelles when purchasing before a certain date. NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY TO GET A DISCOUNT!!!! If there are any questions about what can and cannot be worn, please refer to the Student Handbook or call the school office. The Uniform Policy will remain the same as this year.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
There are a few scholars who will be making their First Holy Communion this Sunday, April 19 at the 11am Mass. Please join our community in congratulating TayShawn Tolbert (3rd), Syrharia Montgomery (2nd), Kassidy Walton (2nd) and Germya Montgomery (4th).
At the beginning of the Lenten season, scholars were given Rice Bowls to get donations. It is not too late for you to return them to school. If there are any more that are out, you are welcome to bring them in.
We would like to welcome Germya and Syharia Montgomery to the Catholic Church and members of St. Joseph. They were baptized today at our All-School Mass. We wish them the best in their journey with our Lord, Jesus Christ!
SHIRLENE CHEATHAM MENEFIELD SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
The Shirlene Cheatham Menefield Scholarship Foundation is hosting its 8th annual dance on Saturday, April 25 from 8pm to 12am. The dance will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fr. Rivers Hall. The cost of tickets are $15. For more information, contact Felicia Johnson at 513.254.0471 or Jermaine Menefield at 513.418.3684. Proceeds benefits selected 7th & 8th grade scholars.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
17th: Fourth Grade Unity Day at Summit Country Day
1st Grade to Children’s Museum, 9:30am-3:30pm
20th: Choir, 4:15pm-5pm
21st-May 7th: Third round of NWEA
21st: Kindergarten Basketball Practice, 4:15pm-5:30pm
Homework Club, 4:15pm-5:30pm
22nd: Choir, 4:15pm-5pm
23rd: Homework Club, 4:15pm-5:30pm
SAVE the DATES:
8th Grade Mass & Ceremony
COMMUNITY NEWS …
SUMMER READING SKILLS PROGRAM
Cincinnati State is offering a summer reading program for grades PreK-11. Tuition varies by program level and family discounts are available. All programs meet once a week. For more information or to register, call 1-800-978-9596.
Saint Ursula Academy’s Volleyball Camp will be held June 8, 9 and 10 at Saint Ursula Academy. We will hold two sessions this year to facilitate the younger students, as well as the older students. Students entering grades three through six in 2015 will go from 9:00-12:00. Students entering grades seven through nine in 2015 will go from 12:30-3:30. The cost of $110.00 includes a t-shirt. For more information, visit their website, www.saintursula.org .
THE HIT MEN
The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society will present the Hit Men which features former stars of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the McAuley Performing Arts Center Saturday May 9 at 7:30 PM. For tickets and information go to www.gcparts.org or call 513-570-0652 . When you purchase a ticket, you can designate $5 from each ticket to go to the Catholic elementary school of your choice. The ESAP Foundation will match all donations for a $10 per ticket total contribution!