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MR. MULLEN
PRINCIPAL

The calendar may read February but Spring is definitely not far off.  As I write this the sun is beaming, the birds are singing in the slightly swelling double cherry tree outside my office window and it is almost 60 degrees.  All this and it is not even 10:00 in the morning!

Just like the weather life at St. Joseph the Carpenter is definitely looking positive.  Following a very active Catholic Schools Week our students and faculty dove right into our first ever S.T.E.M. Science Fair which was held on February 8,9,10.  The auditorium was filled with the amazing results of a yearlong investigation into each of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Each of those afternoons found parents, students, guests and judges from the Schools Office and Roselle Catholic High School’s Robotic Team swirling around the tables discussing with the young scientists their findings and predictions for the particular Goal that team had researched.  We were honored to have the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Margaret Dames, visit us for this event.  In fact, her experience summed up the event in many ways.  She came for a brief fifteen-minute visit between meetings and when she finally could pull herself away an hour later she was absolutely amazed at the depth of research and maturity of discussion of which our fourth through eighth graders were capable. 

Even the PreK students got into the act.  Their wing was a trip under the sea and up onto land in the Artic regions.  They were not actually part of the S.T.E.M. program but were so excited by what they heard the teachers knew their students had to be a part of the experience. In some ways they stole the show!

There is rarely a slow down time around here.  The auditorium at this moment is filled with the eighth grade preparing for the eleventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Celebration under the direction of Mr. Joseph O’Halloran.  The students research, script, choreograph and execute the performance all on their own.  Mr. O’Halloran only serves as mentor and coach.  Each year the highlight is the I Have A Dream speech which is memorized by a student and fits seamlessly into the event.  More than once the passion of how his words are portrayed by the chosen student have brought tears to the eyes of parents and guests.  This year’s performance will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  Hope to see you there!

Finally, we have had a steady stream of new families visiting the school many of whom have registered already for next year.  Please encourage your own families and friends to visit us and see for themselves what we already know...that there is no education like a St. Joe’s education!


SCHOOL NEWS


REGISTRATION SPECIAL:

Early registration has been extended until May 1st. All registrations received before May 1st will pay the early registration fee of $150 per student/$200.00 per family. After May 1st registration will be $175.00 per student/$225.00 per family. Click on Admission to print out a form.


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TRACK PRACTICE FOR GRADES 3-8
EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY
3:30PM-5:45PM

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April 12th – School closes at noon for Easter Break
There is no aftercare
School reopens April 24th

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May 5 - First Friday, 12:00noon dismissal
There is aftercare available
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Rain or shine, Saturday, May 6th 9:30am – 1:00pm
in the school parking lot. For more information please
call Ms. Donna Crowley at(908)245-0569

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May 9 – Cafeteria from 7:00pm-8:30pm
(presentations by Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts)
More information to follow
 
We would like to have girl/boy scouts in our school!
We are reaching out to local scouts.
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This can be successful if we have parent volunteers.
If you are interested please call the main office.

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May 10 - No School, County-wide
Professional Development Day

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May 17 - Organizational meeting for scouts
Information to follow

 
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May 19 - Field Day
 

 
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May 20 - Casino Night

Tickets will be sold for this adult only social event where SJS parents, family members, friends, faculty, staff, and parishioners will have fun while helping to raise money to upgrade the school’s surveillance system. Ticket sales will count towards your fundraising commitment and will be available to purchase on Mon. April 24.During CASINO NIGHT, adults may play casino games for a chance to win prizes while enjoying complementary refreshments.  Theme prizes range from $100 - $199 and Super Prizes are valued over $200.  Past prizes have been grills, Sporting event tickets, flat screen TVs, cameras, and other favorite electronics.  Ticket information will be sent home next week.  In the meantime, MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 TO ATTEND THIS FUN AND EXCITING EVENT WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY! For more information please call Ms. Donna Crowley at (908) 245-0569


 
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May 25-May 29 - Extended Memorial Day Holiday
 

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May 30-June 2 - Final Exams for 8th Grade
June 5- June 7 - Final Exams for grades 4-7

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June 8 – 3rd Trimester Ends

June 9 - Graduation  at 7:00pm at St. Joseph the Carpenter Church


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June 14 - Honors Breakfast at 9:30am in the school cafeteria


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June 15 - Kindergarten graduation at 10:00am in the auditorium
 

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June 15 -  Last day of school for students in grades K-7
School dismissal will be 12:00 noon, no after care available
 

A LONG BUT WORTH WHILE STORY:
AN ALUMNI STORY ACROSS TIME AND MILES
Two graduates from the class of 1940, James Moran and James Ahle had not seen each other since graduating. Both were interested in attending the Centennial Gala held in October 2016. Although neither gentleman attended, both received copies of the souvenir booklet. Mr. Moran's niece did attend the Gala and Mr. Ahle sent a letter to the school saying he remembers James Moran from his class. Through Mr. Moran's niece the two classmates reconnected proving no matter where you move to or how long ago you graduated, you are always a part of the St. Joseph the Carpenter Family. The picture is from this January of Mr. Moran celebrating his 90th birthday with some of his children and grandchildren.

 
If you own your own business, send in your business card! There is no fee to you. We want others to have an opportunity to do business with you.
 

WHY THE SMILES AND HAPPY FACES? 
 
These are our 5th grade students along with their teachers, Mrs. Woods and Mrs. Rosenthal. During  this Christmas season, our fifth grade students and teachers found a way to give. They ran a  school-wide toy drive. Saint Joseph the Carpenter School had a little over 200 toys to send over! We  are truly blessed to have such amazing and  generous families here. Thanks to them, many  children in Haiti will have a gift for Christmas.

 
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We are collecting Box Tops for Education to help raise funds for school. Please look on all packaging when you do your shopping. Simply cut out the labeled box tops and save them on a tally sheet  or send them to school in a Ziploc bag. Make sure to write your child’s name and grade; the class that collects the most by the end of May will win an ice cream party.
 

St. Joseph the Carpenter School Bingo Night
Friday March 31, 2017
our first BINGO in more
than 3 years will return with a special-event
Pocket Book BINGO.  Details to follow
 
ALSO
 
St. Joseph the Carpenter School
Annual Casino Night
Saturday, May 20, 2017
This is an enjoyable evening for adults that
will raise funds for our school security system.
Planning will begin right after the holidays.
Details to follow.

 
Are you tired of “lost items syndrome"? We have noticed several  items left behind with few people  to claim them. You spend a little to save a lot  through Mabel's Labels. These labels are for all  items. Labels are water proof, can survive the dishwasherand microwave. Everything is done on line and the school receives 20% on each purchase. 
 
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 3.   Select St. Joseph the Carpenter School (Roselle)

View  your child’s progress each week! Every Friday your child goes home with a  Friday Folder of all work teachers have  graded for the week.
 
Work includes: homework, class work,
quizzes, tests and projects

Together we can help keep our communities safe.
Please click on the website for more information

Please consider making a donation.
Click on the link below.

FAMILY COMMUNICATION PLAN
Emergencies can happen at any time. Do you know how to get in touch with your family if you are not together? Please click on the link below for important information. 
 

SAINT JOSEPH ITEMS
Tote Bag:  
$5.00 each
 Car Magnet:
$5.00 each
Centennial
T-Shirt:
$10.00 each
To purchase any of these items please contact
Karen Personette at personette@stjosephroselleschool.org
or call (908) 245-6560 to place your order.


AFTER SCHOOL SESSIONS
 
TUTORING
*Available during lunch and recess
Tutoring time 3:15pm-4:00pm
MONDAY
Mr. O'Halloran*
Mrs. Brumbaugh*
Mrs. Casais*
Ms. Orlando*
Ms. Adjangba*
Mrs. Kaminski
Mrs. Bicca
Mr. Moses
TUESDAY
Mr. O'Halloran*
Mrs. Brumbaugh*
Mrs. Casais*
Ms. Orlando*
Ms. Adjangba*
Mrs. Salardino
WEDNESDAY
Mr. O'Halloran*
Mrs. Brumbaugh*
Mrs. Casais*
Ms. Orlando*
Ms. Adjangba*
Mrs. Biddulph
Mrs. Gallagher
Mrs. Knight
THURSDAY
Mr. O'Halloran*
Mrs. Brumbaugh*
Mrs. Casais*
Ms. Orlando*
Ms. Adjangba*
Ms. Ertl
Mrs. Rosenthal
FRIDAY
Mr. O'Halloran*
Mrs. Brumbaugh*
Mrs. Casais*
Ms. Orlando*
Ms. Adjangba*
Mrs. Woods

SPORTS

MONDAY
Karate 3:15pm - 4:30pm
After care 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Girls Varsity Basketball 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TUESDAY
Reserved  3:15pm - 4:30pm
Boys Jr.Varsity Basketball 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Boys Varsity Basketball 6:00pm - 7:30pm
WEDNESDAY
Karate 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Pee Wee Boys Basketball 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Girls Varsity Basketball 6:00pm - 7:30pm
THURSDAY
ZUMBA 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Boys Jr. Varsity Basketball 4:30pm-6:00pm
FRIDAY
Reserved for dance 3:15pm - 4:15pm
After care 4:15pm - 6:00pm
SATURDAY
PeeWee Boys Basketball 9:00am - 10:30am
Boys Jr. Varsity Basketball 10:30am-12pm
Boys Varisty Basketball 12:00pm - 2:00pm

St. Joseph the Carpenter School
140 East 3rd Avenue  -  Roselle, NJ 07203-1212
908-245-6560 Phone               908-245-3342 Fax




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