St. Joseph's School
Friday, December 19th, 2014

St. Joseph's School Newsletter [Archive]
December 17, 2014 - January 7, 2015

Psalm 72

R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever. 

O God, with your judgment endow the king,
and with your justice, the king’s son;
He shall govern your people with justice
and your afflicted ones with judgment. 

R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever. 

The mountains shall yield peace for the people,
and the hills justice.
He shall defend the afflicted among the people,
save the children of the poor. 

R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever. 

Justice shall flower in his days,
and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.
May his name be blessed forever;
as long as the sun his name shall remain.
In him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed;
all the nations shall proclaim his happiness. 

R. Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.


Thursday, December 18
Exams (grades 6-7-8) Math

Friday, December 19
Christmas Program/Parties
Spirit Dress
Second Quarter Ends
1/2 Day - Early Dismissal

Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day

Monday, December 22-Friday, January 2
Christmas/New Years Holidays

Tuesday, December 30
SJS/Pelicans Game

Monday, January 5
Classes Resume
No Bus Service
Full Day of School

Math Exam - December 18

The exam schedule for grades 6-7-8 is as follows:

Friday, December 12 - English & Social Studies
Tuesday, December 16 - Reading & Science
Thursday, December 18 - Math

Activities for December 19

7:35 - School day begins.

8:45 - Christmas program begins in gym.

10:00 - Classroom Christmas parties begin.

11:15 - Dismissal.

*** Students may wear red, green, or a Christmas shirt with jeans.

*** We are sending home orange reminder notes today. These notes include a permission note for a student to dismiss with someone other than their parent on Friday. Please remember to send the note back (filled out and signed) if your student will dismiss with someone other than a parent.

*** There will be NO After School Care.

Christmas Holidays

St. Joseph School will close at 11:30 on Friday, December 19, and will remain closed until Monday, January 5, so that their families may take time to celebrate Christmas.

We wish everyone a safe and holy Christmas season.

Back-to-School - January 5

We return to class after the Christmas break on Monday, January 5.
We have no buses either morning or afternoon on this date. 

This will be a full day of school.

January Birthdays - January 6

All students at St. Joseph who have a birthday in January may come out of uniform on Tuesday, January 6.

This is the only day students with January birthdays may come out of uniform. There is no make-up day.

Out of uniform guidelines can be found on the WEBSITE.

Father/Daughter Dance - January 9

Come dance the night away at the annual Father/Daughter Dance on Friday, January 9, from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Come dressed in attire from the 1950's. There will be an award given for the best dressed couple.

Girls from all grades and their fathers are invited. There will be music, dancing, food, drinks available. Pictures will be taken by Wendy LeSaicherre. Price for pictures is $10, to be paid the night of the dance.

Early Bird Price for the dance is $20 which admits one dad and one daughter.
Each additional daughter is $5.
At-the-door prices will be $30 per dad/daughter.
Each additional daughter will be $5.

Special circumstances permit another male figure in the student's life. This may include grandfather, uncle, etc.

Please register for the dance on EDLINE, then send the money to school in a well-marked envelope.

Report Cards - January 14

Report cards for the second quarter will be sent home with students on Wednesday, January 14.

Please sign and return the report card envelope back to school. The report card itself may be kept at home.

December Crusaders

Congratulations to our December Crusaders!

Marianne Fulk (3rd grade) is our Mini Crusader.

Dillon Holder (5th grade) is our Crusader.

We are proud of these and of all of our Crusaders!

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, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 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
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