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We begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. As we receive ashes, we are asked to turn away from sin and follow the gospel. The ashes tells the world we believe in the risen Christ and for the next 40 days we will look for ways to follow in our Lord's  footsteps as we travel towards His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

 
Pope Francis writes that "whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor.  God's voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of His love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades."

How will we internalize Pope Francis' words this Lent? What actions will we take to hear God's voice as we travel through Lent?

 The children of SJS are supporting the Holy Family Hospital located 500 yards from where Jesus was born in Bethlehem. "Babies in Bethlehem" is a faith-in-action project that enables our students the opportunity to give to others less fortunate than they are who live in the Holy Land.

 in 2000, Saint Pope John Paul II named the Holy Family Hospital a top priority for the Catholic Church to support for it serves to further our Catholic values of preserving life, fostering peace and charity and offering hope to the marginalized and without a voice-
the unborn.

 The children are asked to bring in their own funds to collectively raise money as a class. Their funds can buy blankets for the unborn, diapers, medicine, pre-natal care, and neonatal intensive care. 

May this season of Lent bring you closer to 
Praying....Fasting....Giving....
Sincerely,
Mrs. Christina Teisch


 

Congratulations to the following students for being the finalists in the Diocesan Respect Life Contest
Linda Blessinger     Bookmark
Joseph Brugellis         Essay I
Lindsay Castoro         Mural I
Bella Guerra             Poetry I
Edward Jansen    Video Clip I
Julia McCarthy           Mural I
Grace Reynolds Photography I
Brooke Teixeira           Mural I

Edward Jansen, grade 8, received 3rd Place in the video clip category! Great Job Edward!
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Congratulations to our STEM Fair Winners!
Grade 5
1st Place Maureen Arendt & Kaitlin Debusshere
2nd Place Quinn Ball & Thomas Landolphi
3rd Place Delia Cashin & Kate Cooney

Grade 6
1st Place Jack Peters & John Boccio
2nd Place Maria Santos & Kaitlyn Harney
3rd Place Tom
my Santos & Matthew Walker
Grade 7

1st Place Bella Guerra
2nd Place Joseph Brugellis
3rd Place Kaylin Spinelli

Grade 8
1st Place Maggie Fravert
2nd Place Edward Jansen
3rd Place Miguel Santos



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Planning for the new school year is an important task we undertake at this time of year. Your re-registration forms enable us to analyze our population and plan appropriately for our students and staffing needs for September. 
If you have not returned your re-registration forms, we ask you to do so at this time.
Your cooperation in this matter is most appreciated. 



2016-17 Virtue

Charity





"It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35


"In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our
hearts to Charity."    Pope Francis


IMPORTANT REMINDERS
*Transportation - September 2017

As per New York State Law, all requests for transportation to private and parochial schools are due to your home school district 
before April 1, 2017. If your child needs bus transportation to and from school for September 2017, please contact the transportation department at your home public school district office to obtain a transportation form, if you have not already received one.  Please come to the main office if you have any questions.

*2017-2018 Tomorrow's Hope Application

The Tomorrow's Hope Application for tuition assistance is available on-line at www.online.factsmgt.com/aid or www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org/how-to-apply.  The application is available in English and/or Spanish.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office.
 


 

Important updateDress Down Day as associated with this year's "Bloom & Grow" Auction has been moved to Wednesday, June 15th! if you would still like your child to participate, please send in $5 to the office, attn. Coleen Martucci, Treasurer. 
Important updateDress Down Day as associated with this year's "Bloom & Grow" Auction has been moved to Wednesday, June 15th! if you would still like your child to participate, please send in $5 to the office, attn. Coleen Martucci, Treasurer. 
Important updateDress Down Day as associated with this year's "Bloom & Grow" Auction has been moved to Wednesday, June 15th! if you would still like your child to participate, please send in $5 to the office, attn. Coleen Martucci, Treasurer. 

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Drama March Practice Schedule.pdf
Click on the link above for the Drama Club practice schedule.


EXTRA HELP PROGRAM


Please check your child's teacher's homepage for the days they are providing extra help. All students in grades 1-8 are afforded the opportunity to attend in the morning from 7:30 AM to 7:55 AM. 

Check your child's class' web page for daily homework, tests, projects and due dates for assignments. This communicative vehicle keeps the home/school connection current! 


Please refrain from pulling into the parking lot to drop students off for extra help before 7:30 am. We are having a number of parents coming early and waiting in their cars blocking the staff from entering the lot to park. Please drop your child off by the curb on 4th street or park on 4th street and walk your child to the door. We have had walkers coming to school and having to navigate their way around cars situated under the breezeway.
This has become a safety issue for all students, teachers and staff. 
Thank you


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TuesdayJan 3 All players will report for practice from 2:30-4:30 ( the Hofstra bb team will be
                                                    running a clinic in the gym from 3:30-4:30)

 

 Gentle Reminders

Please refer to the website calendar. Many changes have occurred from the printed hard copy calendar.

Cell phones are not permitted on school field trips.

 
A+Shopping at Stop and Shop affords our school funding! Please support this fundraiser!

We extend our Christian Heart to our friend in South America, Estiven.
We are changing our program for Estiven.
It is now .25 cents on the 25th of each month. 

We collect Campbell soup labels. Send in to the school office.

Monday 10/26 @ 4:00pm: Boy’s team has a game AWAY at St. Martin de Porres 
 in Uniondale (the field is right on their campus)
2/15 – Tomorrow’s Hope 102 – “Academics & Technology” – St. Joseph’s School
2/15 – Tomorrow’s Hope 102 – “Academics & Technology” – St. Joseph’s School