School Newsletter

School closed

School closed -

School will be closed tomorrow, December 8th, due to inclement weather!

Please be safe.


Mass -

December 8th – Mass – Feast of the Immaculate Conception – 8:30 a.m.

Students must wear uniforms.

Cold Weather Outerwear

Cold Weather Outerwear -


BOYS & GIRLS – ALL GRADES: Jacket - solid navy blue jacket with or without imprinted school logo. Sweatshirt - solid navy blue sweatshirt imprinted with the school logo - with or without hood. (available only at Old School) Sweaters - solid navy blue, button front. NO OTHER OUTERWEAR WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE WORN IN THE CLASSROOMS OR HALLWAYS. (2017/2018 parent student handbook pg 38)

GIRLS - ALL GRADES Girls may wear white or navy blue tights during cold weather. They may also wear navy blue leggings (not sweat pants) with crew socks during cold weather beneath their school skirt. 2017/2018 parent student handbook pg 38)

BOYS - ALL GRADES can no longer wear shorts. Long pants must be worn from November 15 - March 15. (2017/2018 Parent Student Handbook, pg 39)


Tithing -



If the parent is a registered, financially supporting member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish, a tuition benefit is available to that parent. To qualify for tuition as a financially supporting parishioner, a family’s weekly contribution to St. Joseph Church should be a minimum of $8.00/week ($416 annually). These contributions are to be made in full by December 31, 2017. Contributions made after December 31, 2017 will not count toward tithing for 2017 and tuition rates will not be adjusted for the next school year (2018-2019). Regular use of the Sunday envelope is necessary as a sign of financial support of the Church.

(2017-2018 Handbook, p. 21)

Tithing Info

Spring Fair Meeting

Spring Fair Meeting -

Spring Fair Meeting – December 14th – 6:00 p.m. – library


Ponchos -

Please be sure your child has a rain poncho in his/her booksack at all times. It helps greatly to protect students when we must travel the campus on rainy days.


Exams -


Friday, December 15th - 5th and 7th period exam

Monday, December 18th - 1st and 6th period exam

Tuesday, December 19th - 2nd and 4th period exam

Wednesday, December 20th - 3rd period exam

Christmas Card

Christmas Card -

Christmas Card from Markus Besra
Adopt-A-Child (Unbound Program)

Please see link below.

Christmas Card Markus Besra

Quiz Bowl

Quiz Bowl -

Quiz Bowl Practice: Every Wednesday after school until 4:00.

Quiz Bowl tournament:
Date: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
Time: 8:00a.m.-12:00a.m.
Place: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, Baton Rouge

December 21st

December 21st -

Thursday, December 21st – Christmas Program and Parties

7:35am School begins

8:45am Christmas Program begins in the gym

10:00am Classroom Christmas parties

11:15am Dismissal

***Students may wear red, green, or Christmas shirts w/jeans

***There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Student’s check out permission forms will be sent home next Wednesday, December 13th

Community Coffee Labels

Community Coffee Labels -

Please send in your labels. This is an easy way to help our school with something that most of us have in our home. Cut out the small label on the package and send them to school in an envelope labeled Community Coffee. Thanks for your help with this easy fundraiser!!

2nd Quarter AR Deadline

2nd Quarter AR Deadline -

2nd Quarter AR deadline is December 20th!

Word of The Week

Word of The Week -

Our word of the week is Prepared.

Bible Verse: "Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 1:13.

Generosity is also our designated virtue of the month for December.

STA Shadow Days

STA Shadow Days -


7th & 8th Graders:

Sign up for a STA Shadow Day by Calling 985-542-8941

*By appointment only and must be approved by the SJS administration prior to the shadow day for this to be considered an excused absence.

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead -

December 8th – Mass – Feast of the Immaculate Conception – 8:30 a.m.

December 15th, 18th and 19th - 6-8 Exams

December 20th - 2nd Quartrer AR Deadline

December 21st - Christmas Program and Parties

December 22 - January 7th - Christmas Break

January 9th - January Birthdays

January 10th - Report Cards

January 12th - Half Day- Early Dismissal 11:15 - NO BUSES

January 15th - No School

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