Weekly Newsletter November 22, 2019


Bingo Help—Friday, November 22.

Parents in Kindergarten are needed to assist at Bingo during the coming weeks.  Please report to the gym for job assistance by 4:30 and be sure to sign in on the Attendance Form so your family receives credit for working at Bingo. Also, it is IMPERATIVE that you sign out before you leave at the end of the evening.  You will not receive credit for working Bingo hours if you do not sign out. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.  As stated on page 4 of the Student Handbook; “You must sign in and out on the Bingo Attendance sheet to receive your credit. Parents are not allowed to have anyone else work their Bingo hours. You may not be signed in or out by another parent.”  Thank you to all those families who regularly help at Bingo.  We appreciate all your help!

Friday, November 22               Friday, November 29              

Kindergarten                           Kindergarten                          

Crespo                                      Noel                                         DECEMBER IS BINGO MAKE-UP MONTH!!

Cullity                                      Roche                                                   See details below!!!

Mason                                      Sanborn

Fundalewicz                             Seide

Zion                                         Teixeira

Meneide                                   Washington


Winter Calendar Sales continues

Each family is asked to sell…or purchase…. ten Holiday Calendars at a cost of $10 each.  This is one of only two school-wide fundraisers that we ask all families to participate in.  Your cooperation and participation are critical to the success of this effort.  The oldest child in each family received an envelope on Friday, November 15 that contained ten calendars, as well as detailed explanations of student incentives.  The first drawing of calendars is Wednesday, December 25 for $300.00 with daily drawings through January 2020.  Daily winners will be listed on our school website and all winner’s names are returned into the daily drawing.  These calendars also make great stocking stuffers!!!


Fall Food Drive—Thank you for your amazing generosity!!

Our annual Food Drive ends on Wednesday, November 27.  Our donations help to maintain St. John’s Food Pantry in Holbrook, long after Thanksgiving Holiday has ended.  Students received instructions for what each class can donate, so we can help stock their shelves.  No perishables or glass containers, please. Thank you for any and all donations.


School Pictures have arrived

On Monday, November 25, students in PreK3 through Grade 8 will receive their class picture taken earlier this fall.  Dates will be announced soon for re-takes and for those students who were absent for the first picture day.  Thank you for your continuing participation.


BINGO Make-Up in December

Parents who still want to complete their Bingo hours, may come any Friday in December (December 6, 13, 20, 27) from 4:30-7:30 to assist Bingo teams.  Be sure to sign in and sign out in order to get credit for your hours served. Our $250 tuition compensation will be applied to your FACTS account sometime in January.  Thank you for your continuing support and time and thank you to all who regular assist at BINGO.


STILL NEEDED—Volunteer Cheerleading Coach Wanted

We would like to continue our cheerleader program again this fall.  We are looking for parent volunteers who would be willing to coach our students in Grades 4-8 on the rudiments of cheerleading and also prepare them to cheer at home games.  We hope to start as soon as we can find a willing volunteer.  Please email Dr. Merritt as soon as possible with your suggestions and ideas on this program.  Thank you for your willingness to coach our students.


Holiday Parent-Night-Out

On Saturday, December 7 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Grade 8 families are hosting a Parent-Night-Out.  Grade  8 students and their parents will supervise various activities for young children while their parents go Christmas shopping or just enjoy a night out together.  A flyer with all details was sent home on Friday, November 8.  Proceeds to go to deferring the cost of the 8th Grade Class Trip to Washington DC.  See the flyer for details.


Below you will find a list of events for the upcoming weeks and to assist with planning.

Thank you and God bless.

Dr. Corinne R. Merritt


Monday, November 25                     Food Drive continues

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 5-8 Mrs. Molloy 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, November 26                       Student Council/Campus Ministry Meeting/Practice 2:30-3:30

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 1-4 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, November 27               Food Drive ends

                                                            School-wide Prayer Service 10:00 in gym

                                                            Early Release for all Students and Staff—11:30

                                                            No AFTER CARE available—No After School Activities

Thursday, November 28                     No School—Thanksgiving Break begins


Monday, December 2                                   School Resumes

                                                            First Trimester Report Cards go home—Grades 6-8 only

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 5-8 Ms. McCarthy 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, December 3                         Extended Instruction Grades 1-4 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 5-8 Mrs. Molloy 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, December 4                  Parent Teacher Conferences Grades K-8 ONLY

                                                            Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30-3:30/5:00-6:30

                                                            Early Dismissal Grades K-8 ONLY at 11:30

                                                            School as usual for PreK 3 and PreK 4

                                                            After Care is available from 11:30-6:00pm

Thursday, December 5                        Honor Roll Students Grades 6-8 Recognized

Friday, December 6                         

Saturday, December 7                      SJS Student Movie Night—See Flyer for details


Monday, December 9                       Extended Instruction Grades 5-8 Mrs. Molloy 2:30-2:30               

Tuesday, December 10                       Auditions for “Into the Woods” Grades 4-8 2:30-3:30

Annual Christmas Concert St. Joseph Church 6:30pm

Extended Instruction Grades 1-4 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 5-8 Mrs. Molloy 2:30-3:30          

Wednesday, December 11                Auditions for “Into the Woods” Grades 4-8 2:30-4:00

                                                            Campus Ministry 2:30—3:15

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 1-4 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

Thursday, December 12                      Christmas Pageant PreK 3, PreK 4, Kindergarten @ 9:30am

Friday, December 13                        Holiday Calendar Drive ENDS

                                                            Dress Down Friday—Red & Green Theme



Monday, December 16                     Faculty Meeting—No After School Help

Tuesday, December 17                       Drama Rehearsal 2:30-4:00

                                                            Liturgical Dance Practice 2:30-3:15

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 1-4 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, December 18                Student Council 2:30-3:15  

Thursday, December 19                      Ugly Sweater Day

Drama Rehearsal 2:30-4:00

                                                            Liturgical Dance Practice 2:30-3:15

Friday, December 20                        Free “Dress Up” for Liturgy

First Calendar Drawings Announced

School-wide Liturgy 9:00am St. Joseph Church

                                                            Early Release for all Students and Staff—11:30

                                                            No AFTER CARE available—No After School Activities


Christmas Break starts Saturday, December 21.  Students return to school Monday, January 6, 2020.



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