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What a whirlwind of activity!  As I write this not one, but two concert rehearsals are in process. Church and auditorium have angels and shepherds and choirs singing. Trees are being decorated, paper chains and glittery stars are beginning to fill the hallways and the nativity sets are being unwrapped and carefully placed where they can be seen.

It is another St. Joseph’s Advent.

Throughout the school students and teachers once more are exploring and learning with wonderment and awe the ageless story of the Savior’s birth.  St. Nicholas has visited (he comes here on December 6th) the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe has been celebrated (December 12th) and now we are anxiously waiting the coming of the Christ Child at Christmas.   Just when our students are ready to burst we join Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem in Las Posadas and treat filled classroom celebrations.

That’s it, right?  Not exactly.

Unlike the secular world our celebration is of Christ’s birth and goes long past January 1st.  We celebrate the coming of the Three Wise Men on January 6th (or as close to it as we can get) with the blessing of the classrooms.  Our students love it as the procession wends its way through the hallways led by the Star of Bethlehem, everyone singing and the priest blessing each doorway and chalking them with the year and the initials of those sages (20+C+M+B+18). It is a joy filled experience.  Finally, on February 2nd, long after the decorations are down we bless the seeds that we will plant as we celebrate the Presentation in the Temple.  A full season. A season of joy. One that our children will always remember.

Learning is always a given at St. Joseph’s but sometimes our learning is the eternal kind.

A blessed Advent and Christmas!



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8th grade: Friday, June 8 (11:00am Mass/7:00pm graduation in the church)
Kindergarten: Thursday, June 14 (10:00am in the auditorium)
Pre-K 2&3: Friday, June 22 (9:00am in the cafeteria)
Pre-K 4: Friday, June 22 (10:00am in cafeteria)
Pre-K 4+: Friday, June 22 (11:00am in the cafeteria)

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Tuesday, June 19th half day 12:00pm dismissal no aftercare


Report Card distribution



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Each family is asked to sell 1 ticket. Price per ticket is $100.00.

1st prize: $5,400.00 applied to the 2018-2019 school year

2nd prize: $250.00 gift card

3rd prize: $100.00 gift card


First prize applied to one eligible student registered and invoiced in FACTS. For additional tickets, please contact the main office at (908)245-6560. Raffle ends July 31st. Winners will be notified and posted in the school website. Prize based on 100 tickets sold.


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We are raising our age limit for camp this summer to 12 years old. Activities and entertainment for all groups will be age appropriate. You can choose as little as one week or the entire nine weeks to attend. There is no registration fee for SJS students. Please contact the Early Childhood for registration at (908)245-0569.



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Today was the drawing! Our winner for a free month tuition is Jalia Camacho! Thank you for registering early. For the rest of the parents that still want to win tuition money, there is a huge upcoming raffle.

Tickets will be sold beginning on Monday, May 21st for $100.00 each. The winner of this raffle wins $5,400 towards 2018-2019 tuition! Drawing will take place on Wednesday, August 1st.  



Congratulations to Justin Cadas for making the All Group First team in track 800. Justin is a 2014 Graduate of St. Joseph's. Best of luck in the future Justin!


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2018 CYO Champions



Saint Joseph the Carpenter School School Store is now open!
The school store is located right outside of the office. Please stop by. 



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Bank Day 12 Week Challenge start date changed to week beginning March 12

Parents, please assist students with completing their deposit slips. Bank book, deposit slips, and deposits (Cash/checks) are collected and returned on Tuesdays.  Students may bring their books down to the office and give them to Ms. Love. A morning announcement will also be made.



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Parents please to use this site to create an account to keep track of online purchases and student information. www.flynnohara.com/school/nj064

Start your
Application Process Here
Parents of New students please click to apply:
Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com

Returning Student Process
Returning students do not click on the link above. TADS will send weekly reminders to enroll via emails with unique access codes/passwords. 
Should you need help, please call the office.

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