St. Joseph the Protector School

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Principal Newsletter March 24th

Week at a Glance:
Monday March 27th:  Final Day for Terra Nova Testing/Elementary Reading Olympics in evening off campus
Wednesday March 29th7th grade Archdiocesan Visitation Day
Thursday March 30thMiddle School Reading Olympics in evening off campus
Friday March 31st: TAG Day/Bring $1.00 and wear Blue, Orange, or Red
Parent Reminders:
Today we had 100% of students attend school.  So far, this is our third day this year of 100% of students in the building.  We have had so many illnesses and viruses going around that it is awesome to have 100% here today!
Terra Nova testing will end on Monday.  We will try to make up any sections that students were absent for on MondayTuesday, and Wednesdayof next week.
We are excited to announce that the StJP Preschool will soon have a brand new playground! Please see the attached flyer for more information. 
Home and School Updates:
Special thanks to all of the parents that came out to the Home and School Board Open Meeting. We appreciate your commitment to our school. Thanks for stepping up and volunteering for next year. 
The Home and School Board is in the process of making plans for next year. Please help us by filling out this short 10 question survey. The deadline to fill out the survey is next Friday, March 31st.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C275LSN
The Hot Lunch Items are available to order for April. The deadline is Sunday, April 2nd.  https://lunch-orders-payment-april.cheddarup.com/ 
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.  http://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.   http://www.agpestores.com/grinandwearit/groupproducts.php?prodgroup_id=13863&prodgroupbypass=true
The deadline for Box Tops is April 28th. An announcement will be made in May with the winning classroom.  As of today, First place- Mrs. Gindhart grade 4 room 205, Second place - Mrs. Koch grade 3 room 8, and Third place - Mrs. Hector grade 2 room 9. Check the news andinformation page to see how your classroom is doing.  We have one more Bonus Box Tops Collection Sheet. These sheets are for individual box tops only. http://stjpschool.org/numo/extensions/wysiwyg/uploads/u.38.SpringBonusBoxTops.pdf
Check out the Home and School News and Information pagehttp://stjpschool.org/pgs/Classrooms/blogs/
Have a wonderful weekend!