Dear St. Joseph Parents and Parishioners,
Try this with your children – ask them what Valiant means. You will likely get a resounding response, “Bravery in Battle!” Fr. Morris emphasized this term throughout his homilies this week. He reminded students that every day there are battles, or struggles, that we all face but the struggles are not for us to face alone. We have Jesus and our faith to help us to do what is right, even when it is not the popular thing to do. What an important message for our children to internalize in today’s secular world.
The Diocese requires all volunteers to annually complete the Safe and Secure online training. If you plan to drive for a field trip, volunteer for classroom parties, etc., please complete the training at https://lincoln.cmgconnect.org/ Upon completion of the training, you will be emailed a certificate that we need to have filed in the school office.
Pumpkins for SALE!! Our Student Council will be selling pumpkins from 3:15 – 6:15 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 4 at the school. The pumpkins will be harvested on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The middle school students will head to the Morner Family Farm after mass and return to school early afternoon. The students will want to dress accordingly, i.e. work clothes, gloves, and footwear, for pumpkin harvesting!
Thank you, to Alex and Aaron Morner and their parents, Patty and Brad, for planting and nurturing the pumpkins for us! This is a great community project and fundraiser for our students made possible by the generosity of the Morner Family!!
NEED your CAR WASHED?!? GREAT, roll into G-Force Car Wash, use the code 3021 at the purchase terminal to get a $2.00 discount AND St. Joseph School will be gifted 30% of the sale during the month of October! What a great deal for all!! Thank you to Courtney and Zac Holoch, owners of G-Force, for offering this fundraiser on behalf of our Home and School Association. Download the flyer to share with friends and family members!!
Fourth grade will be attending an Ag Festival at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The festival is sponsored by Nebraska Extension of York County for 4th graders in the area.
York Fire Department will bring their Fire Safety Trailer to St. Joseph School on Wednesday morning, Oct. 2. Students in grades K – 3 will experience a simulated smoke filled area, learn how to exit safely and instructed on other fire safety topics. Our gratitude to the York Fire Department for providing this opportunity for our younger students
No School, Monday, October 14. Teachers will be attending the Catholic Institute for professional development at the Diocesan Education Offices in Lincoln
God Bless you for sharing your Catholic Faith with your children.
Mary Jo Leininger, principal