May 28, 2015

PANTHER

NEWSLETTER


May 28, 2015 edition

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart.”

-Psalm 27:14

When I don’t know what to do, Father, help me wait for my instructions.

A note from the principal…

This school year has been one to remember!! Through every good and bad moment, we are closing our school year with many blessings counted. Thank you for the continued support of St. Joseph Catholic School as we try to provide the best education for our scholars. I would like to wish everyone a safe and awesome summer. To those who are leaving us, good luck on your future endeavors and may the blessings of God be with you always. Report cards will be sent out via mail to those scholars in grades PreK-8 who DO NOT have any financial obligations owe to the school; this includes tuition, property damage, candy money, library books, etc. Please feel free to call me if there are any questions. Again, on behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff we wish everyone a great summer!!!

YEAR BOOKS

YEARBOOKS are here! WE HAVE 5 LEFT! There are a limited number available. Should you wish to purchase one for your child, please send in a payment in cash, check or money order to St. Joseph Catholic School.

8TH GRADE RECOGNITION CEREMONY

Our 8th grade scholars (Class of 2019’) had their final Mass and Recognition Ceremony as scholars of St. Joseph Catholic School on last Sunday at the 11:00am Mass. We pray for the best to all of our scholars!

CONGRATULATIONS

We would like to congratulate the scholars on receiving the Shirlene Cheatham Menefield Scholarship. Adell Hill received $500, Shamoni McDavis $250 to their respective high schools, Knowledge Wiley and Jeriah Cook received $100 toward their tuition and uniforms. Each scholar had to write an essay to be considered for this scholarship.

CHEERLEADING 2015-16
Cheerleading registration forms for the 2015-16 school year have been given out in Thursday folders to scholars entering grades 6-8. For more information, contact Miss Mason at 513-381-381-2126 ext. 19.

SCHOOLBELLES

DON’T FORGET! NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY TO GET A DISCOUNT ON UNIFORM ITEMS!!!! Visit Schoolbelles today to catch some great deals.

EDCHOICE VOUCHERS ARE IN!!! PLEASE STOP IN THE OFFICE FOR MRS. BASKIN TO SIGN ASAP!!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

MAY

29th: Last Day for scholars

First Day of School 2015-2016:

Scholars K-8: August 18th

Pre-K Scholars: August 24th

COMMUNITY NEWS

SUMMIT FOOTBALL

If you know of any current 2nd & 3rd graders (3rd & 4th in the Fall) who may be interested in playing (Summit & non-Summit students), please let me know ASAP. We’ve been given a very small amount of time by the league (GCLY) to build the case that we will be able to field a team this season. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Paul Wilson at 513-313-5297 .

CINCINNATI HEALTH DEPARTMENT

IMPORTANT!!!.. Vital Records Office has made it easier and more convenient for Cincinnati residents to obtain certified birth and death certificates. CHD, in partnership with AdComp Systems, is the first in the state of Ohio to offer self-service kiosks for citizens to order their records independently. Three new Kiosks are now in operation at the Mt. Healthy WIC Office (10950 Hamilton Avenue), UC Medical Center (234 Goodman Street) and Braxton Cann Health Center (5818 Madison Road), in addition to the existing location at the main Vital Records Office (1525 Elm Street). On-site demonstrations of the kiosks will be available. To schedule a demo, contact Tunu Kinebrew at 513-352-2914 .

For more information about obtaining a certified birth or death certificate from the Cincinnati Health Department Vital Records office, call 513-352-3120 , or visit www.cincinnati-oh.gov/health

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

Power and Faith Medical Ministry is hosting a health fair on Saturday, June 6th from 11am to 3pm. The address where it will be held is 5965-3 Boymel Drive Fairfield, Ohio 45014. For more information, booth information, or to volunteer, contact Ebony Holloway at 513.824.0686 or Erica Bracy at 513.432.0342.

KROGER

Support our church by renewing you Kroger Community Rewards Program. The St. Joseph Catholic Church and School identification number is 82823.

2015 AFRICAN AMERICAN CAREGIVER FORUM

Join us for a free program to learn about the daily challenges faced by families who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and hear how to cope. Supportive resources by exhibitors from our community partners and expert breakout panel discussions will be featured. To register, or for more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 or visit our website at www.ALZ.org/cincinnati.

2015 HOPE FEST

Boys Hope Girls Hope is hosting their Host Fest on Saturday, May 30 at Findlay Market Biergartens. The pre-Hope Fest events will be begin at 1pm and the Hope Fest begins at 6pm. For additional information, call 513.721.3380, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit their website at bhghcincinnati.org.

SUMMER CAMPS

CARL LINDER YMCA

Please call 513-241-YMCA(9622) for more information

MARVIN LEWIS FOOTBALL CAMP

Join Cincinnati Head Coach Marvin Lewis at the Kroger Marvin Lewis Football ProCamp.

Camp registration is currently closed to the public. To register with Boys Hope Girls Hope’s exclusive reservation, visit https://secure.procamps.com/secure/camper/registrations/scholarship/1202/f91ceb5afe88b7ab6023892165de4033 click NEW USER and register for free. 52 camper spots remain - available on first come first served basis. Must register on a PC or laptop only. Contact 513.721.3380 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

DATES: June 1—June 3, 2015

TIMES: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

LOCATION: 1 Paul Brown Stadium Drive SE, Cincinnati, OH 45202

WHO: Boys & girls grades 1-8

COST: $0

CHRIS MACK BASKETBALL CAMP

Xavier University will be hosting the Chris Mack Basketball Camp starting in June. There will be 3 sessions for boys in grades 2-9. If you are interested in registration or for more information call 513.745.3417 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

BRIAN NEAL BASKETBALL CAMP

Xavier University is hosting a girls’ basketball camp this summer. The camps will be held in three sessions; session one will be June 8-11, session two July 20-23, and the elite session will be held June 25-26. For more information contact Netta Smith at 513-745-3038 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website www.briannealbasketballcamp.com .

PNC CHALLENGE CAMP

Boys Scouts of America is proud to presents its Challenge Camp for Scouts and Non-Scouts between the ages of 8 and 14. The cost is free and transportation will be provided. Contact the school office should you wish to get a registration for this camp. Call for more information or to register, 513.577.7700.

VOLLEYBALL CAMP

St. Ursula Academy’s Volleyball Camp will be held June 8, 9 and 10 at St. Ursula Academy. They 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 .

P98 NUTRITIONAL FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Pocket Full of Poseys is hosting a free camp at LaSalle High School. The camp will be held on June 27 with registration beginning at 8:30am and clinics at 9am. You can preregister at www.pocketofposeys.org .

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED SUMMER!!!!