St. Joseph's School
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
     
 

Summer 2013 Office Hours

Our summer office hours are as follows:
8:00-12:00  Monday through Friday

The office will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

The office will be closed the week of July 1-5 in observance of Independence Day.



First Days of School - PreK 2013-2014

For an easy transition to "big school", the following is the schedule for Pre-Kindergarten students for the first few days of school:

Thursday, August 8, 2013     Parent Orientation 6:00 p.m. School Cafeteria 
This is an orientation for PreK parents.
• It is not appropriate for the students to attend.
• Detailed information regarding Pre-Kindergarten will be discussed.
• Kindermats ($30) will be sold.
• Parents will sign-up for small group sessions.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013     Small Group Session A (12 students)
• Students come from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
• Students come in uniforms with Kindermat and backpack.
• Parents park in the old church parking lot. Meet in the gym.
• Parents may stay until about 9:00 a.m.
• Pickup is through regular carpool.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013     Small Group Session B (12 students)
• Students come from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
• Students come in uniforms with Kindermat and backpack.
• Parents park in the old church parking lot. Meet in the gym.
• Parents may stay until about 9:00 a.m.
• Pickup is through regular carpool. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013     Small Group Session C (12 Students)
• Students come from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
• Students come in uniforms with Kindermat and backpack.
• Parents park in the old church parking lot. Meet in the gym.
• Parents may stay until about 9:00 a.m.
• Pickup is through regular carpool. 

Friday, August 16, 2013     Small Group Session D (12 Students)
• Students come from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
• Students come in uniforms with Kindermat and backpack.
• Parents park in the old church parking lot. Meet in the gym.
• Parents may stay until about 9:00 a.m.
• Pickup is through regular carpool. 

Monday, August 19, 2013
• A full day of school for all preK students – 7:35-2:15 or 2:35.
• Students wear full uniforms.

First Days of School - Kindergarten 2013-2014

For an easy transition to "big school", the following is the schedule for Kindergarten students for the first few days of school:

Thursday, August 8, 2013     Parent Orientation 6:00 p.m. School Cafeteria
• This is an orientation for Kindergarten parents.
• It is not appropriate for the students to attend.
• Detailed information regarding Kindergarten will be discussed.
• Kindermats ($30) will be sold.
• Parents will sign-up for individual testing sessions. 

Tuesday, August 13 - Friday, August 16, 2013     Individual Testing Dates
• Students come at assigned time.
• Students do not come in uniforms.
• Parents park in the old church parking lot and check in at the office.
• Parents should stay until testing is completed.
• Bring all school supplies.

Monday, August 19, 2013
• A full day of school for all Kindergarten students – 7:35-2:15 or 2:35.
• Students wear full uniforms.









Grades 1-8 First Days of School 2013-2014

Welcome back to school! 
The following information is for students in Grades First through Eighth. 

NOTE - Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students have a different schedule. Please read their sections above for detailed information about those grades.


Friday, August 9, 2013 1:00-3:00

BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR!
Supply Drop Off the day before school starts. 
Make the first day of school easier by dropping off supplies the day before! 
Students will also be able to find their classrooms and meet their teachers before that first day.
Come join us and make the new school year an easy transition by dropping school supplies off early!


FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL
Monday, August 12, 2013
7:35-2:35
This is a full day for all students in grades 1-8. 
Buses will run.
Formal uniforms will be worn.
After School Care will be open.

Calendar 2013-2014

2013-2014 Calendar

August
12 - First Day for Students

September
2 - Labor Day Holiday

October
11 - Last Day of First Quarter

November
25-29 - Thanksgiving Holidays

December
20 - Last Day of Second Quarter

December 23-January 3 - Christmas/New Years Holidays

January
20 - MLK Holiday

March
3-7 - Mardi Gras Holidays

March
17 - Last Day of Third Quarter
21 - SJS Fair Holiday

April 
18-25 Easter Holidays

May 
27 - Last Day of School for Students

Faculty 2013-2014

Principal - Dr. Gerard Toups
Assistant Principal - Mrs. Suzanne Little

PreK
Teachers - Mrs. Deborah Picou, Mrs. Elaine LeBlanc
Aide - Mrs. Lisa Eck

Kindergarten -
Teachers - 
KA - Mrs. Noel Harwell, 
KB - Mrs. Marilyn Smith 
Aides -
KA - Mrs. Julissa Marshall
KB - Mrs. Brenda Allen

First Grade -
Teachers - 
KA - Mrs. Beth Elsenrath
KB - Mrs. Tracy Owens
Aides -
KA - Mrs. Stacy Perrin
KB - Mrs. Dorothy Piazza

Second Grade -
Teachers - 
2A - Mrs. Michele Dufreche
2B - Mrs. Robin Guidry
Aide - Mrs. Courtney Jacobs

Third Grade -
Teachers - 
3A- Mrs. Stephanie Mares
3B - Mrs. Susan Casey
Aide - Mrs. Debra Caliva

Fourth Grade -
Teachers - 
4A - Mrs. Janet Naquin
4B - Mrs. Colette Hamilton
Aide - Mrs. Terry Laterrade

Fifth Grade -
Teachers - 
5A - Mrs. Gabrielle Lloyd
5B - Mrs. Melissa Thomas

Sixth Grade -
Homeroom Teachers - 
6A - Miss Cynthia Chatelain
6B - Mr. Jay Naquin

Seventh Grade
-
Homeroom Teachers - 
7A - Mr. Tyler Hughes
7B - Mrs. Ashley Notariano

Eighth Grade -
Homeroom Teachers - 
8A - Mrs. Sandy Gaines
8B - Mrs. Krista Chiasson

Coordinators/Specialty Teachers -
Technology Coordinator/Advanced Math (Grades 5-8) - Mrs. Stacy Bankston
Religion Coordinator/Religion (Grades 6-8) - Mrs. Ellen Dyer
Textbook-Testing Coordinator/Librarian/English I (Grade 8) - Mrs. Jeri Carroll
Athletic Director - Mrs. Melissa Thomas

Enrichment Teachers -
Art/4th Reading I - Mrs. Jennifer Tallo
Computer - Mrs. Dawn Ekker
P.E. - Mrs. Kelly Curtis
Music (grades 1-4) - Mr. Malcolm Lanis

Administrative Office Staff -
Receptionist/Bookkeeper - Mrs. Toni Waddell
Administrative Secretary - Mrs. Cory Pinion
Early Childhood/After School Care Coordinator - Mrs. Delise Savoie

After School Care Staff -
Coordinator - Mrs. Delise Savoie
Mr. Nicholas Ekker, Mrs. Courtney Jacobs

Maintenance/Custodial Staff -
Mr. Tommy Brehm
Mr. Joseph Perez

Summer Reading 2013-2014

Summer is the time to take a break and rejuvenate, but it can also be a time where students fall out of the routine of reading.

Summer Reading is an important activity to keep students learning and growing during the break.

In order to simplify our program for Summer Reading, a few changes have been made.

Students going into grades 2-8 will no longer be given specific titles to read. Instead, a point requirement will be made. This will allow students to read more of the books that interest them.

These students will be graded by the amount of AR points that they obtain out of the amount that is required. As an added bonus, any points obtained that exceed the Summer Reading requirement will be added to the first quarter!

Students (grades 2-8) may read whatever book they choose as long as:
* it meets grade level requirements, and
* the student has never taken a test on the book before.

Students in grade 1 will be given specific titles to read because they are not familiar with the AR program yet.

Kindergarten
No required reading list

First Grade
Students entering First Grade must read all three of the following books before the first day of school:
Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barret
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
***** A copy of this list has been sent to local book sellers and all titles are available at www.amazon.com.

Second Grade---
6 points any level

Third Grade ---
8 points level 2.0 or above and at least 2 novels

Fourth Grade ---
10 points level 3.0 or above and all novels

Fifth Grade & Sixth Grade ---
15 points level 4.0 or above and all novels

Seventh Grade & Eighth Grade ---
20 points level 4.0 or above and all novels

***** To find out how many points a book is worth, visit AR BookFinder at www.arbookfind.com.

Summer Reading Testing Dates 2013-2014

As always, the library is open on special dates during the summer for AR testing on Summer Reading books.

For the first time, this year 1st grade has their own time slot so that they can be introduced to Accelerated Reader without interruptions.

Friday, June 7
9:00-10:00 1st grade
10:00-12:30 2nd-8th grades

Friday, June 21
9:00-10:00 1st grade
10:00-12:30 2nd-8th grades

Friday, June 28
9:00-10:00 1st grade
10:00-12:30 2nd-8th grades

Friday, July 12
9:00-10:00 1st grade
10:00-12:30 2nd-8th grades

Friday, July 26
9:00-10:00 1st grade
10:00-12:30 2nd-8th grades

Summer quizzes can also be taken in the first two weeks of the new school year during, before and after school library times.

PreK Supply List 2013-2014

Pre-K - 
1 pkg baby wipes
1 paper bags 50 count, brown, lunch size
1 backpack no rolling
1 rain poncho no raincoat
1 resting mat MUST be purchased from school @ orientation ($30) 

Kindergarten Supply List 2013-2014

Kindergarten
1 marble composition book
2 pink bevel erasers
4 boxes Crayola crayons -  8 count, classic colorrs
4 boxes Crayola crayons - 24 count, classic colors
2 boxes Crayola markers - 8 count, washable, classic colors
36 tubes Elmer's glue sticks - 21 ounce each
1 Fiskers 5" blunt scissors
1 large box tissues
2 rolls paper towels
1 pkg baby wipes
1 box Ziplock bags (pint) girls only
1 lg pkg paper plates girls only
1 box Ziplock bags (gallon) boys only
1 bag cotton ball boys only
1 bottle 409 cleaner
1 pkg Play Doh - 4 count pkg
1 backpack - no rolling
1 rain poncho - no raincoat
1 resting mat MUST be purchased from school @ orientation ($30)
may use SJS mat from preK if you have one

1st Grade Supply List 2013-2014

First Grade
1 primary handwriting tablet
1 marble composition notebook primary journal K-2
1 plastic folder green, with pockets & brads
48 #2 pencils - Ticonderoga
2 highlighters - yellow
3 erasers - white
4 boxes Crayola crayons - 24 count
1 box Crayola markers - 8 count, washable, classic colors
1 box Crayola markers - 10 count, fine line
2 sets Crayola watercolors - 8 color
4 tubes Elmer's glue stick - 88 ounce each
1 Elmer's school glue (bottle) - 4 ounce 
1 Fiskars scissors - 5 inch, blunt
2 large box tissues
1 paper towels
1 pkg Clorox wipes (boys only)
1 pkg baby wipes (girls only)
1 plastic pencil box
1 backpack
1 rain poncho
5 jumbo book sox
1 zipper pencil pouch

2nd Grade Supply List 2013-2014

2nd Grade
1 pkg loose leaf paper - wide ruled, 150 count
1 spiral bound notebook - wide ruled, 70 pages
2 folders - blue, plastic with pockets
1 folder - red, plastic with pockets
1 folder - yellow, plastic with pockets
24 #2 pencils
1 highlighters - any color
2 pkgs pencil top erasers
3 boxes Crayola crayons - 24 count, classic colors
2 boxes Crayola markers - 8 or 10 count, classic colors, washable
3 pkgs index cards - 100 count each, 3x5, white, lined
4 tubes Elmer's glue sticks - 88 ounces each 
1 bottle Elmer's school glue - 4 ounces
1 Fiskars scissors - 5 inch, pointed
1 12 inch ruler standard & metric
1 large box tissues
1 roll paper towels (boys only)
1 pkg baby wipes (boys only)
1 pkg Clorox wipes (girls only)
1 box Ziplock bags  - sandwich size (girls only)
1 backpack no rolling
1 rain poncho
2 jumbo book sox
1 zipper pencil pouch bankbag type
1 $7.00 for assignment pad purchased from SJS on first day of school

3rd Grade Supply Llist 2013-2014

3rd Grade
1 pkg loose leaf paper - wide ruled, 150 count
5 marble composition book
1 folder - yellow, plastic with pockets
2 folders - red, plastic with pockets & brads
10 sheet protectors
10 red ballpoint pens
48 #2 pencils - sharpened
4 highlighters - any color
2 Sharpies - black
4 dry erase markers - any color
1 hand-held pencil sharpener with waste barrel
1 pkg pencil top erasers
4 boxes Crayola crayons - 24 count, classic colors
2 boxes Crayola markers - 8 or 10 count, classic colors, washable, fat markers
1 set Crayola watercolors - 16 colors
4 tubes Elmer's glue sticks - 88 ounces each 
1 bottle Elmer's school glue - 4 ounces
1 Fiskars scissors - 5 inch, pointed
1 12 inch ruler standard & metric
1 large box tissues
1 roll paper towels (boys only) 
1 box Ziplock bags - gallon size (boys only)
1 pkg baby wipes (girls only)
1 pkg Clorox wipes (girls only)
1 backpack - no rolling
1 rain poncho
5 book sox
1 zipper pencil pouch
1 $7.00 for assignment pad purchased from SJS on first day of school

4th Grade Supply List 2013-2014

4th Grade
3 pkgs loose leaf paper - wide ruled, 150 count
1 spiral bound notebook - wide-ruled 5 subject, blue
2 spiral bound notebooks - wide-ruled 1 subject, green
2 spiral bound notebooks - wide-ruled 1 subject, red
1 spiral bound notebook -  wide-ruled 1 subject, purple
1 spiral bound notebook - wide-ruled 1 subject, blue
1 folder - red, plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - yellow plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - purple plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - green plastic with pockets & brads
9 folders - manilla, letter size
2 clear view binders - 2 inch each
5 count dividers
10 red ballpoint pens
20 #2 pencils - sharpened
2 highlighters - yellow
2 dry erase markers - black
1 hand-held pencil sharpener with waste barrel
2 pkgs pencil top erasers
1 pink bevel eraser
2 boxes Crayola crayons - 24 count, classic colors
1 boxes Crayola markers - 8 or 10 count, classic colors, washable, fat markers
1 box Crayola colored pencils - 10 or 12 count
2 pkgs index cards -  100 count each, white, lined, 3x5 inches
2 tubes Elmer's glue sticks - 21 ounce each
1 Fiskars scissors - 5 inch, pointed
1 12 inch ruler - standard & metric
1 large box tissues
1 roll paper towels
1 pkg baby wipes
1 backpack
1 rain poncho
5 book sox
2 zipper pencil pouch
1 $7.00 for assignment pad purchased from SJS on first day of school

5th Grade Supply List 2013-2014

5th Grade
4 pkgs loose leaf paper - wide ruled, 150 count
2 spiral bound notebook - wide-ruled, 5 subject
2 spiral bound notebook - wide-ruled, 3 subject
1 folder - red, plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - yellow plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - purple plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - green plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - orange plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - blue plastic with pockets & brads
2 clear view binders - 1 inch each
8 count dividers
1 blue or black ballpoint pens - pkg of 10, not "click"
1 red ballpoint pens - pkg of 10
20 #2 pencils - sharpened
2 highlighters - any color
2 dry erase markers - any color
1 hand-held pencil sharpener with waste barrel
1 box Crayola crayons - 24 count, classic colors
1 boxes Crayola markers - 8 or 10 count, classic colors, washable
1 box Crayola colored pencils - 10 or 12 count
2pkg index cards - white, lined, 100 count each
1 Elmer's school glue (bottle) - 4 ounces
1 Fiskars scissors - 5 inch, pointed
1 12 inch ruler - standard & metric
1 protractor
3 large box tissues
1 pkg Clorox wipes
1 backpack - no rolling
1 rain poncho
5 book sox
2 zipper pencil pouch
1 $7.00 for assignment pad purchased from SJS on first day of school

6th-8th Grade Supply List 2013-2014

6th-8th Grades
6 pkgs loose leaf paper - wide ruled, 150 count
1 folder - red, plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - yellow plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - purple plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - green plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - orange plastic with pockets & brads
1 folder - blue plastic with pockets & brads
5 clear view binders - 1 inch each
1 clear view binder - 2 inch (math)
6 sets dividers - 5 count each set (30 total)
10 blue or black ballpoint pens - not "click"
10 red ballpoint pens 
20 #2 pencils - sharpened
2 highlighters - any color
2 stylists (for I-pad use) - any colors 
3 hand-held pencil sharpeners with waste barrel
1 boxes Crayola markers - 8 or 10 count, classic colors, washable, skinny
1 box Crayola colored pencils - 10 or 12 count
1 12 inch ruler - standard & metric, clear
1 pkg 1/4 inch graph paper
3 large box tissues
1 pkg Clorox wipes
1 backpack no rolling
1 rain poncho
5 jumbo book sox
1 zipper pencil pouch
1 $7.00 for assignment pad purchased from SJS on first day of school 
1 correction tape (English I only) 
2 pkgs index cards - white, lined, 100 count each (advanced math only) 
1 calculator TI-30XIIS (Algebra I only)

2013-2014 Uniform Information

St. Joseph School uniforms (except for shoes) may be purchased at The Old School in Hammond.
The store has a complete list of the correct uniforms for St. Joseph School.

THE OLD SCHOOL Hammond—
1500 West Church Street
985-419-1900

All students attending St. Joseph School must wear the appropriate uniform daily beginning with the first day and throughout each school day until the closing of school except for announced days.

SHOES
All students in grades 1-8 will wear a solid black (NO MESH - NO REFLECTIVE LOGOS - NO SUEDE PARTS), leather, laced, tennis shoe.
These shoes must have a non-marking sole.
Shoes must not cover the ankle.
The New Balance Cross Trainer (available at Perfectly Fit and Academy in Hammond as well as other outlets) is recommended but not required.

PreK and Kindergarten boys will wear the solid black, leather (NO MESH - NO REFLECTIVE LOGOS - NO SUEDE PARTS), Velcro tennis shoes with the non-marking soles.
The New Balance Cross Trainer (available at Perfectly Fit in Hammond) is recommended.

PreK and Kindergarten girls wear PLAIN (without bows, etc.) navy Mary Jane-style shoes with non-marking soles which are closed with Velcro.

There is no specific vendor for shoes for either boys or girls.

We hope this shoe choice makes it easier for parents to keep the students in the correct shoes all year long.

HAIR
Hair is to be well-groomed and not unusual in style. Hair is to be of the natural color.
Girls - Hair accessories are to be simple and not distractive. Hair accessories are to match the school uniform with holiday exceptions. Hair may not be longer than the eyebrows in front.
Boys - Hair may not touch the collar in the back and the full ear must be visible on the sides without pulling the hair behind the ears. Hair may not be longer than the eyebrows in front.

MAKEUP and JEWELRY                                                                                                                                 Girls are allowed to wear one pair of stud earrings in the ear lobe. Boys are not allowed to wear earrings.
One standard-type watch may be worn.
One conservative ring may be worn.
One religious medal or cross on a chain or cord may be worn.
A simple religious bracelet may be worn.
Students are not to wear makeup or nail polish. As a privilege, girls in Eighth Grade may wear very light makeup and nail ppolish or a neutral color. 
No eye makeup or artificial nails may be worn.

OUTERWEAR/COLD WEATHER WEAR                                                                                                      Jacket - lined solid navy blue hooded nylon jacket imprinted with school logo.
Sweatshirt - wold navy blue sweatshirt imprinted with the school logo - with or without hood.
Sweaters - solid navy blue, button front.
NO OTHER OUTERWEAR WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE WORN IN THE CLASSROOMS OR HALLWAYS.
Girls may wear white or navy blue tights during cold weather. They may also wear navy blue leggings (not sweat pants) with crew socks during cold weather.

FORMAL UNIFORMS - GIRLS     
                                                                                                                                                                        Grades PreK-Fourth: 
blue plaid jumper (length should be to the knee)
white broadcloth blouse with school monogram and pointed collar in either long or short sleeves
navy blue shorts
white crew socks (mid-calf length, no lace)
an optional plain white t-shirt with no writing may be worn beneath the uniform blouse
Girls may wear white or navy blue tights during cold weather. They may also wear navy blue leggings (not sweat pants) with crew socks during cold weather. 

Grades Fifth-Eighth
blue plaid skirt (length should be to the knee)
white oxford blouse with school monogram and buttoned-down collar in either long or short sleeves
navy blue shorts
white crew socks (mid-calf length, no lace)
an optional plain white t-shirt with no writing may be worn beneath the uniform blouse
Girls may wear white or navy blue tights during cold weather. They may also wear navy blue leggings (not sweat pants) with crew socks during cold weather. 

FORMAL UNIFORMS - BOYS

Grades PreK-K                                                                                                                                                  long or short gray twill pants (elastic waist encouraged)                                                                             plain, leather, solid black or brown belt with simple buckle (if belt loops are on pants)                           navy polo blue shirt with school emblem printed on the left front                                                              white crew socks (mid-calf length)
an optional plain white t-shirt with no writing may be worn beneath the uniform shirt
Note - The shorts option may only be worn prior to November 15 and after March 15.

Grades First-Eighth
long or short gray twill pants 
plain, leather, solid black or brown belt with simple buckle (if belt loops are on pants) 
navy polo blue shirt with school emblem printed on the left front 
white crew socks (mid-calf length)
an optional plain white t-shirt with no writing may be worn beneath the uniform shirt
Note - The shorts option may only be worn prior to November 15 and after March 15.

SPIRIT DAY UNIFORMS - BOYS & GIRLS
Students may wear spirit dress each Friday and on some other designated days.
Crusader t-shirt
blue jeans (long, solid blue, no decorations, no holes)
simple belt with simple buckle
white crew socks (mid-calf length, no lace)
uniform shoes

 
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