Volunteer Art Docents present a series of art portfolios to classrooms throughout the school year. This program provides the opportunity for parent volunteers to share their appreciation and love of the fine arts with the students. The program enhanced the children's learning experience through exposure to the works of famous artists.
The Art Literacy Program was established 1986 at St Joseph School, and since 2005 the program has been based on the school's fine art print library.
The Art Department helps the Docents to co-ordinate their presentations with what the children are learning in art classes.
Docents meet with the art Department at the beginning of the month to discuss the art portfolio to be presented. The Docents then work directly with the teachers to co-ordinate their presentations for the classrooms. Each presentation typically includes a discussion of the prints as well as a hands on activity selected by the Docent. Docents can work on their own or as teams. This is a great opportunity for parents to share in the classroom experience with their children.
Catholic Schools Week is a national event held annually to celebrate Catholic Schools. The 2012 national theme is “Catholic Schools - Faith. Academics. Service” and the slogan says it all.
The 2012 theme focuses on three priorities that Catholic schools establish that make them stand out from other educational institutions. Children are taught faith – not just the basics of Christianity, but how to have a relationship with God. Academics, which in Catholic schools are held to very high standards, help each child reach his or her potential. Service, the giving of one’s time and effort to help others, is taught both as an expression of faith and good citizenship.From http://www.ncea.org/news/CatholicSchoolsWeek.asp
“We see the marvelous reality of Catholic education each day at our school, and we invite everyone to join in our celebration!” ~ St. Joseph Catholic School principal, Lesley Harrison.
are always welcome to have lunch with their children. Please call
ahead (by 9:30 am) and let Sheri or Anne know which menu option you
would like. This is very important so that we are sure to have
enough hot entrees for everyone.
If your child has less than $5.00 in their account, our cashier will stamp their hand. This is an indication to you that your child needs more lunch money. If a student forgets their lunch, they can charge a regular lunch for the day. Please note that once a week we will send home student accountings if they are in a negative balance situation. Once a student has reached a balance of $-5.00 he/she will be subject to an emergency lunch, which consists of a cheese sandwich, fruit and milk.
St. Joseph School does offer the Federal Lunch Program for those in need. This is a confidential program. If you think you might qualify, please see Anne in the school office. St. Joseph School is an equal opportunity provider.
We enjoy are look forward to serving your children and having a great school year!
Every St. Joseph Catholic School parent or guardian is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization.
Nurture and encourage a warm, friendly environment and enhance communications among parents, students, teachers, staff and administration of St. Joseph Catholic School.
In cooperation with the Pastor, Principal and the Family Life Director, plan regularly scheduled religious celebrations to encourage the participation and enhance the religious practices of the school parents.
Encourage a Christian attitude of charity and humility, and the generous sharing of our Time, Talent & Treasure at all Parent Club activities.
Regularly schedule “Educational Enrichment” assemblies for our students, helping to further enrich our children’s education environment (i.e.: Opera, OMSI, Mad Science, Theatrical and Dance assemblies, etc.)
Regularly schedule “Community Building” social events for our school community, helping to foster a strong sense of community for students, parents, administration and teachers (i.e.: Sock Hop, Field Day, Advent Program, etc.)
Regularly show our teachers and staff appreciation for their dedication (i.e.: Welcome Back Luncheon, Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon, etc.)
Coordinate extra-curricular classes outside regular school hours (i.e.: Spanish, French, Chess Club, Art, Mad Science, Red Cross, etc.)
Assist the Development Office with school functions as requested (i.e.: New Family Welcome, Back to School Night, Catholic Schools Week, etc.)
Every St. Joseph Catholic School parent or guardian is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization. All are welcome to attend monthly meetings (alternating between days and evenings) to gather, socialize and discuss topics of interest.
PTO raises funds with a holiday wreath sale, book fair and box tops/Cambell’s Soup collection. With funds raised, donations are made to the classrooms and the library; educational assemblies are scheduled and staff is assured of how much they are appreciated.
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