St. Joseph's School
Sunday, April 26th, 2015

St. Joseph's School Newsletter [Archive]
April 22, 2015 - April 29, 2015

Psalm 66

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

Shout joyfully to God, all the earth,
sing praise to the glory of his name;
proclaim his glorious praise.
Say to God, “How tremendous are your deeds!” 

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

“Let all on earth worship and sing praise to you,
sing praise to your name!”
Come and see the works of God,
his tremendous deeds among the children of Adam. 

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy. 

He has changed the sea into dry land;
through the river they passed on foot;
therefore let us rejoice in him.
He rules by his might forever. 

R. Let all the earth cry out to God with joy. 


Thursday, April 23
Individual Sports Pictures

Friday, April 24
Spirit Dress or Fair t-shirt Dress
FAIR - Raffle Tickets Due
FAIR - Ride Pass Orders Due
Sock Hop for grades 5-8 @ 7:00-10:00

Tuesday, April 28
Field Trip (5th)

Wednesday, April 29
Mass @ 8:30
Food Drive
Crusaders Announced

Thursday, April 30
Tuition for 2015-2016 Due
Loan Papers for 2015-2016 Due 
Individual Sports Pictures

Friday, May 1
No School - Fair Holiday

Friday - Sunday, May 1 - 3
Spring Fair

Monday - Fruday, May 4-8
Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 5
May Birthdays
Athletic Awards

Wednesday, May 6
No School Mass
Crowning of Mary

Thursday, May 7
Spirit Dress
Math-a-Thon Deadline

Friday, May 8
Spirit Dress
Accelerated Reader Deadline
Crusaders of the Month Luncheon

Sock Hop - April 24

The final sock hop of the year will be on Friday, April 24, from 7:00-10:00 P.M. in the school gym. This sock hop is for students in grades 5-8.

Cost is $10/person.

The theme is Beach Party! Students may wear their best luau attire. For girls that can be jeans, capri pants, or skirts (no shorts). Boys may wear jeans or long shorts. NO BATHING SUITS!

Pictures are available for an extra fee. Pay at the photo station.

Snacks are included in the admission price courtesy of St. Joseph Student Council.

All guests must be signed in and signed out by an adult.

FAIR Updates

Due Friday, April 24:
For prize consideration ... raffle tickets (golf cart and $1000)
All Weekend Ride Pass orders and payment. Order forms can be found at RIDE PASS.

You can purchase advance tickets for Saturday bands at the fair via BROWN PAPER TICKETS. Click on the link, and it will take you to the website.

The Spring Fair has a Facebook page. Check out SJS SPRING FAIR on Facebook. We will keep you up to date on anything fair.

Sports Pictures - April 23

Dear Sports Parents,

This year we have scheduled two afternoons for you to choose from to bring your child to have their individual sports picture taken. This is optional. It is not mandatory that a picture be taken of your child.

Mrs. Wendy LeSaicherre, with LeSaicherre Photography, will be here on Thursday, April 23, and Thursday, April 30, from 4:00-6:30 P.M. Every student must have adult with them for the picture. No student can be dropped off.

Please be sure to have your child dressed in their sports uniform. If they participated in more than one sport and you want to order pictures for each sport, you must fill out an order form for each sport. However, you may write one check for all of your orders.

Group sports pictures will not be taken during these times. Mrs. Little will take group sports shots during the school in their school uniforms.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please email

Thank you.


Tuition/Loan Papers Due April 30

Tuition-in-full or LOAN PAPERS for tuition through First Guaranty Bank are due to the school office by Thursday, April 30.

A late fee will be assessed for tuition or loan papers turned in after this date.

Fair T-Shirts - April 30

Students may wear spirit dress or spirit dress with fair t-shirts on Thursday, April 30.

Fair Holiday - May 1

In order for parents to prepare for the Spring Fair, students at SJS will have a fair holiday on Friday, May 1. 

No school on that day, so come on out and enjoy the Fair!

Math-a-Thon Due May 7

Math-a-Thon workbooks were sent home this week. They are due back to the school with donations on Thursday, May 7.

Yearbook Orders Due May 15

Yearbook order forms for the 2014-2015 annual has been sent home. They are due back to the school by Friday, May 15.

Yearbooks will be distributed in the fall of 2015.


2015-2016 Cheerleaders

Congratulations to our new 2015-2016 cheerleaders!!

Jayda Babin
Hanna Bankston
Paige Bankston
Jaya Berthelot
Sadie Bohning
Brilee Broussard
Ashley Brown
Claire Cyrus
Alexandra Falk
Ali Foster
Laken Giluso
Heather Habisreitinger
Taylor Karr
Abigail LeSaicherre
Jenny Little
Alexa Ott
Ally Maree Pena
Emily Stricker
Grace Tallo
Taylor Tumulty
Alexis Vega
Crista Wolfe

Rice Bowls

Thank you for sharing your prayers and gifts with our brothers and sister in need this Lent through CRS Rice Bowl.

Together, our school is making a difference in the lives of the poor. The St. Joseph School community collected $1170.15.

We hope that his program provided an enriching OLenten experience for your family.

Easter Basket Winner

Fourth grade student Jonathan Hester won the big Easter basket given away by the cafeteria in April!

Eighth Grade Trip

The eighth grade class has just returned from a fabulous trip last week to Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Cullman. They were gone all week and have a great time!

To see all of their pictures, please visit our Photo Albums on this site.


Fourth Grade Stations

The fourth graders did a tremendous job with the Living Stations on Holy Thursday!

Check out all of their pictures at LIVING STATIONS.

Mother Seton Winner

Congratulations to our Mother Seton honoree Kimberly Thibodeaux. Thank you for everything you do for St. Joseph School! She was presented at a diocesan luncheon this week where she was honored with her award.

In the picture, from left, are Mrs. Danette Ragusa (principal), Mrs. Kimberly Thibodeaux (honoree), Mrs. Suzanne Little (assistant principal), and Father Paul McDuffie (pastor).

Alumni News

Congratulations to Paul Mitchel (SJS Class of 2011)!

He was featured by his high school, St. Thomas Aquinas, as a 2015 senior.

Rosaryville News


On May 9, Rosaryville will have it's second annual Nun Run 5K: A Run Like Nun Other!

Rosaryville and the Dominican Sisters of Peace invite everyone to this wonderful event. Participants are encouraged to wear creative nun outfits and turn out for the trail run through the beautiful grounds of Rosaryville.

The Fun Run will begin at 8:30 A.M. followed by the 5K Trail Run beginning at 9:00 A.M. Friends and family can make their own teams.

For more information, please contact Rosaryville at or 225-294-5039.

Proceeds go to renovating Kateri Hall for its various uses during the year.



Camp Kateri provides a special summer camp program of recreations, adventure, creativity, and fun! From canoeing, swimming, archery, sports, arts and crafts to campfires each day at camp is packed with discovery and great opportunitites to build lasting friendships and unforgettable memories.

This year features a day of horseback riding and animals from Barnhill Preserve.

Sessions are June 21-26 and July 12-17.

The camp is for ages 7-13.

Register at

Overnight is $456.95. Day camp is $301.95.

The camp offers early bird specials, family discounts, and multiple week discounts.


Community News

June 15-18
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Ages 9-13
For more information, please contact Hailey at 985-345-2453 or

Our Parish

Fr. Paul A. McDuffie, Pastor
Larry J. Melancon - Deacon
Mike Agnello - Deacon

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass - 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m

Weekday Mass Schedule
The week day Masses on Monday through Thursday will be at 8:30 a.m.

Reconciliation (Confessions) will be available before all week day Masses at 8:00 a.m. in addition to Confessions on Saturday beginning at 4:00.

Contact Information
Address - 255 North 8th Street (P.O. Box 368), Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Phone - 985.386.3749
Website -  
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