St. Joseph the Protector School

Empowered by Faith ~ Achieving now and tomorrow


Principal Newsletter March 31st

Upcoming Calendar
Saturday April 1st:  5th and 6th Grade Social Conahan Hall 7:00 PM/Spring Clothing Drive
Sunday April 2nd: At the 9:30 Mass the intention will be for Kevin Flach for his 13th Birthday/Spring Clothing Drive
Monday April 3rdLiving Stations 1:15 PM at St. Luke's Church (all are welcome)
Wednesday April 5th6th Grade Field Trip/AOP Choral Festival
Thursday April 6thWear your "Keep the Phaith" shirt over your uniform and be extra kind to everyone today for "Kevin's Kindness Day" to celebrate his Birthday/ at the 8:30 Mass the intention will be for Kevin Flach
Friday April 7thFirst Friday Mass, Academic Excellence Awards for 2nd trimester, and student of the month awards at 9:30 AM St. Luke's Church/Pre-School Sr. Prom Jenkintown
Parent Reminders
The yearbook deadline has been extended.  All orders must be turned in by Wednesday April 5, 2017.  Forms were already sent home, but one is attached if needed.
Fiddler on the Roof tickets and Ad's are now on sale.  Please see attachment's for more information.
2016-2017 Annual Fund Campaign
Our Annual Fund is a vital source of financial support that impacts every part of the educational experience at StJP. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide resources to enhance programs in the classrooms, technology, professional development of our faculty and financial aid. With a collective effort from our parents, alumni parents, grandparents, friends, faculty, businesses and Board, StJP can continue to grow. Participation in the campaign is an expression of confidence in the school's mission and our programs!
We are energized by the commitment and support of so many in our community. The 2016-2017 Annual Fund has received $54,976.00 in donations and is growing. Thank you to everyone who has already contributed. The generosity we have witnessed so far has been amazing. If you have not had the opportunity to participate please give by going to http://stjpschool.org/pgs/giving.htm
Home and School
The Hot Lunch Items are available to order for April. The deadline is this 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. Drop off after all masses at St. Luke at the StJP gym and Immaculate Conception at the Aid for Friends room next to Conahan hall. 
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 and information 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 page.  http://stjpschool.org/pgs/Classrooms/blogs/HomeSchoolnews.htm
Community Events
Please see the link below for McDevitt's Spring Open House  (It would not let me add the link in properly, but you can copy and paste it into the URL bar and it will take you there)
St. Basil's is having a fundraiser at Chipolte in Abington on Wednesday.  Please see attachment for more information.