St. Joseph the Protector School

Empowered by Faith ~ Achieving now and tomorrow


Principal Newsletter March 18th

Week at a Glance

Monday March 20th: Terra Nova Testing/St. Joseph Prayer Service 1:30 PM (All are Welcome)/ H&S Rita's Treat to celebrate St. Joseph Day
Tuesday March 21st: Terra Nova Testing
Wednesday March 22nd: Terra Nova Testing
Thursday March 23rd: Terra Nova Testing
Friday March 24thTerra Nova Testing
Monday March 27thLast Day of Terra Nova Testing
Parent Reminders
Report cards for K-8 are now available on My Students Progress. Please log in to view and print your child's report card.
Terra Nova testing begins on Monday at 8:30 AM for grades K-8. Please remember to have your child/children get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Please encourage them to try their best, but to stay calm and not feel stressed or anxious about the testing.  The results help us to identify academic strengths and weaknesses, track our students progress over time, identify students that may qualify for Honor's Math, as well as apply for program's and awards such as becoming a Blue Ribbon School.  
The Administration team is working on the school calendar for 2017-2018 and we hope to have that published soon for our families.  We are also still working on the parent/student survey summaries and look forward to sharing those very soon as well.

Home and School 


Help make a difference at our school by volunteering. The Home and School Board will be holding an Open Meeting on Wednesday, March 22nd in the St. Joseph the Worker Room from 7-7:30 pm. We are looking for new members for the 2017/2018 school year. Please come out to the meeting and explore the many fantastic opportunities at our school. If you have any questions or can not make the meeting, please email us at homeandschool@stjpschool.info.



The Hot Lunch Items are available to order for April. The deadline is Sunday, April 2nd. https://lunch-orders-payment-april.cheddarup.com
Starting in April, we will only accept credit card and electronic check payments. To offset this change, H&S will be absorbing the fees charged by CheddarUp instead of passing them onto you. We value your support and hope that you will continue to take advantage of this service we provide for your children. Thank you.
Upcoming Events


Uniform Swap - Monday, March 20th. 5-6:30 pmDonations can be dropped off on the Chapel House Porch. Please place the items in the gray bin. You can swap an item for an item or purchase items at a discounted price. There are great deals at the uniform swap! Questions? contact Jen McLoone jmcl13@gmail.com or Elena Adkins at epieadkins@comcast.net.


Fish Fry- Friday, March 24th at Father Fitzpatrick Hall from 5-8 pm. Come watch March Madness and have a meal with family and friends. Eat in or take out. It is your choice. Tickets are on sale! https://stjp-fish-fry-2017.cheddarup.com/


Raffle tickets to win front row seats will be on sale at the Fish Fry for Fiddler on the Roof. Three lucky people will win 6 front row seats at one of the three shows at St. Basils. Chances are $1 each or $5 for 6. The drawing will take place at the Fish Fry.


5th and 6th Grade Social - Saturday, April 1st from 7-9 pm at Conahan Hall Jenkintown. Admission is $5 at the door.


Spring Clothing Drive - Saturday, April 1st and Sunday April 2nd. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the clothing drive. It only takes 15-20 minutes of your time after mass. This is a great family activity during Lent. Please sign up today.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054EAFA62DA75-fall


Spring Spirit Wear is on sale until March 31st. All Spirit Wear is sold by Grin and Wear It. Order on line today.   https://www.agpestores.com/grinandwearit/groupproducts.php?prodgroup_id=13863&prodgroupbypass=true


Check out the Home and School News and Information page.http://stjpschool.org/pgs/Classrooms/blogs/HomeSchoolnews.htm