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MR. MULLEN
PRINCIPAL

A new year has begun!

One of the many positive things that we hear from both our parents and our students is that this is a warm, welcoming school community.  That fact was so apparent last week as everyone returned to class and got back into a familiar rhythm.  The school yard was filled with smiling faces, hugs and lots of happy chatter until that moment when Mr. O’Halloran and his mega horn announced the beginning of a new school year.  Still smiling it was a credit to everyone to see how quickly the old students fell into line and into attention.  New students quickly learned what we do and joined their more seasoned peers.

Our quiet hallways and active classrooms are buzzing with the excitement of learning.  Already students are planning for our first student centered program, the Reading Fair, which will take place during the last week of September.  Similar to a science fair, each student will set up a display of a book that was read during the Summer.  The student becomes the expert of this particular book and can discuss any aspect of the book with a visitor.  It is wonderful to see multiple students who may have read the same book get into intense discussions over characters, plot and other aspects of literature. But that is the idea... to bring literature to life.

While this is being written our eighth graders and their teachers are participating in a four day program entitled Lead and Seed.  Sponsored by the Roselle Police Department this leadership program fits perfectly into our mission of preparing the leaders of tomorrow.  When the training is completed they will truly take their places as school leaders and begin to train the next grade of leaders.  We are excited and thankful that this program has been offered to our students.

Yes, a new year full of adventures, learning and promise has begun.  We are glad that you are a part of it!

 

P.S. We have a few seats still available for students who will thrive in our academically rich, faith filled environment.  Please call the school for more information.

 

SCHOOL NEWS

 


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DATE NAME AMOUNT SELLER
10/23 Barbara Kobovitch $25.00 R. Tlatenco
10/24 Diana Martinez $25.00 S. Durham
10/25 Andrew Amaker $25.00 D. Amaker
10/26 Tamir Richardson $25.00 H. Hayward
10/27  Javier Leonardo Acosta Renderas $25.00 I. Torres
10/28 Ekwy  Ekeh   $75.00 S. Nwodo
10/29 Joseph O'Halloran $75.00 Staff
 

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Registration will be open until the end of the year. No one will get turned away. There is still plenty of school year to learn!


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EVERY TUESDAY (Girls K-2)
6:00pm-7:00pm (K-1)
6:30pm-7:30pm (2nd grade)
Get your girls involved in: Community service, science projects, STEM programs, self defense, camping, ice skating, horseback riding, arts & crafts and much more! 
 
For additional information please contact Nicole at (917) 456-2783 or email at gsdaisyinfo@gmail.com
 

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THE DOORS OF ST JOSEPH THE CARPENTER PARENT UNIVERSITY ARE NOW OPEN
DISCUSSION SESSIONS INCLUDE :
 
BETTY BLACKWELL: TAKING THE MYTH OUT OF BECOMING DEBT FREE​
POLICE OFFICER SCATURO: PARENT’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA & BULLYING
POSSIBLY A 3RD SPEAKER!***
WHEN: THURSDAY OCTOBER 26, 2017
TIME: 7-8:30
WHERE: SCHOOL CAFETERIA
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE
BRING A FRIEND, YOUR QUESTIONS & OTHER TOPICS OF INTEREST
 

 

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Friday, October 27th is a half day 12:00pm dismissal. Please make pickup arrangements. After care will still be available until 6:00pm.

 


 

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Halloween is approaching! A google form has been created for you. We would like to know if you are interested in helping with this event. Our day will run as follows - October 31, 2017:

 

Students will report to school in their gym uniforms. Costumes are to be kept in a plastic bag. There will be regular morning classes. Students will go to lunch like usual. If students want to participate in the Halloween Parade, they will be able to change into their costumes after lunch. If you do not want your child to participate, dismissal can be right after lunch. The whole school will walk around the block in their costumes. Once the parade is over, students will return to their classrooms and begin their Halloween parties. Dismissal will be the usual time at 3:00pm. Our Trunk or Treat will begin at 3:30pm in the parking lot. It has always been successful and this year we want to make it even bigger. If you would like to help, please Click Here


 
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Winter uniforms will begin on Wednesday, November 1st. Please click on School Uniforms under Admissions to view the winter uniform.  
 

 
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SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2017 DOORS OPEN AT 11:00 am
JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE
FIRST GAME @12 Noon – Bring your own party
(Food and Drinks – Beer and Wine allowed)
Reserved Seating will be available
Advance Tickets: $30.00 Tickets at the Door $40.00
For additional information call school 908-245-6560 or

Must be 18 or older to participate – Limited spaces for babysitting services available for parents of St. Joseph the Carpenter School students (K-3)
        
 

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On Tuesday, October 17th, Lifetouch took photos of all the students. Retakes will be the same day as 8th grade graduation portraits: Wednesday, November 29th.

 


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A LONG BUT WORTH WHILE STORY:
AN ALUMNI STORY ACROSS TIME AND MILES
Two graduates from the class of 1940, James Moran and James Ahle had not seen each other since graduating. Both were interested in attending the Centennial Gala held in October 2016. Although neither gentleman attended, both received copies of the souvenir booklet. Mr. Moran's niece did attend the Gala and Mr. Ahle sent a letter to the school saying he remembers James Moran from his class. Through Mr. Moran's niece the two classmates reconnected proving no matter where you move to or how long ago you graduated, you are always a part of the St. Joseph the Carpenter Family. The picture is from this January of Mr. Moran celebrating his 90th birthday with some of his children and grandchildren.

 
If you own your own business, send in your business card! There is no fee to you. We want others to have an opportunity to do business with you.
 

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FAMILY COMMUNICATION PLAN
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SAINT JOSEPH ITEMS
Tote Bag:  
$5.00 each
 Car Magnet:
$5.00 each
Centennial
T-Shirt:
$10.00 each
To purchase any of these items please contact
Karen Personette at personette@stjosephroselleschool.org
or call (908) 245-6560 to place your order.


 
 
 
 

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