Weekly Newsletter November 29, 2019


Bingo Help Needed—Friday, December 6, December 13, December 20, December 27.

Parents who need to make up Bingo hours….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!        



See details below!!!


Winter Calendar Drive continues---Final Days are approaching—We are over half way to our GOAL!!!

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 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!!

Your donations help to maintain St. John’s Food Pantry in Holbrook, long after Thanksgiving Holiday has ended.  SJS Families donated over 1,000 items!!! Thank you for any and all donations.


School Pictures have arrived

On Monday, November 25, students in PreK3 through Grade 8 received 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 regularly assist at BINGO.


STILL NEEDED—Volunteer Cheerleading Coach Wanted—Last Call

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.


First Trimester Report Cards

Students in Grades 6-8 will receive their report cards on Monday, December 2.  Families in Grades K-5 will receive their report cards at Parent Teacher Conferences.  Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, December 4 from 12:30-3:30 and 5:00-6:30pm.


Early Release for Grades K-8 only—December 4

There is Early Release for all students in Grades K-8 at 11:30 on Wednesday, December 4.  After Care will be available from 11:30-5:00.  Students are encouraged to bring their lunch and a drink that day. Students in PreK 3 and PreK 4 will have a regular day with dismissal at 2:30 as usual. Please notice that After Care only runs to 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 4.


Parent Teacher Conferences—Wednesday, December 4

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, December 4 from 12:30-3:30 and 5:00-6:30pm.



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, December 2                       First Trimester Report Cards go home—Grades 6-8 only

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 5-8 Mrs. Molloy 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 11:30-5:00pm

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 2:30-4:30

                                                            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--$2.00 donation



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—Free Dress Down

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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