Dear Saint Joseph Regional School Families and Friends,
It has been a true blessing to have been chosen as your Principal. Our teachers and staff work diligently to bring best practices to the classroom for our eager and bright Saint Joseph students.
We look forward to attending Mass at Saint Joseph church during this school year celebrated by our Father Jaromir Michalak and our new Vicar, Father Peter. They are both very important to our school community.
We are always looking for kind and compassionate individuals to join us as substitute aide, nurse and teacher.
First and foremost, you must know that the teachers and staff members at Saint Joseph are skilled, knowledgeable, dedicated and loving individuals. I have been so very impressed by how hard they work to implement our Diocesan Curriculum with state of the art methods and materials. Again, I am blessed to be working with them.
Remember that the best way I have to communicate with parents and guardians is through our email system. Please, be sure to access your email daily. Teachers also ask that you stay connected to their web pages.
It has always been my practice to be accessible. You will see me outside mornings and afternoons frequently, and you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may phone me at 609.927.2228 X 10. Also, our gracious administrative assistant, Mrs. Ellen Fletcher, is also available at our front office. She may be reached by phoning 609.927.2228 X 11 or by emailing email@example.com.
We are also very excited about our PTA Executive Board. Our co-presidents, Kristen Handel and Lauren Gunther, need your help for any of the numerous activities they plan for our students. Please email me if you want to be an active part of our PTA. Your child will benefit from your participation.
I want you to know that my goal is to continue to move our school in a forward direction as we have focused upon in the past.
Remember the Saint Joseph Regional School Annual Fund 2019-2020: LEARN, LEAD, SUCCEED!
It is important to share with others in our community that tuition just does not cover all that we offer our students. Giving to our Annual Fund, no matter how small a donation, helps. If you know someone in or outside of our school community who may want to give to our Annual Fund, please do not hesitate to share.
It provides critical resources for educational materials, instructional equipment, and new technology.
In fact, every component of student life is enriched by the Saint Joseph Annual Fund. Your gift can be designated for a specific use or we will utilize it in allowing us to maintain a modern, state of the art school complete with interactive white boards, new computers, online instructional programs, updated textbooks, and wireless internet. These 21st Century amenities help us encourage students to question, seek understanding, and practice tolerance during formal instruction, discovery, and experiential activities.
Saint Joseph Regional School is well known for its impressive combination of learning about our faith and participating in ways to deepen our faith; academic excellence; and athletic achievement. The Annual Fund also helps provide the resources our student-athletes need to maintain our familiar championship standards and provide the modern facilities they deserve. For example, the Annual Fund helped provide the gym floor a few years ago and two computer labs for our students.
In our 61st Year, we continue to move forward to Learn, Lead and to Succeed.
We, as a school family, continue to face personal loss, and it does not get easier. Loss of anyone in our Saint Joseph family stays with each of us. We face it through our faith, through our compassion and actions toward each other. I see the relationships that are formed and grow out of these losses. We shall continue to be focused on each of us coming together as one family in Christ Jesus.
This year, we continue to be focused on school security and safety; upgrading our technology for teachers and students; as well as professional development for our teachers in both faith formation and teaching strategies.
The Saint Joseph Annual Fund also provides for the numerous educational experiences and service learning opportunities afforded to our students. Many of these programs and projects, both co-curricular and extra-curricular (like the greenhouse pepper project, the indigenous garden, and our clubs), help Saint Joseph Regional School students develop mature relationships with God, their neighbors, and the world around them.
Your gift to the Saint Joseph Annual Fund is a perfect demonstration of the true spirit of Christian charity. This year we are asking you to consider making a gift of at least $150.00. You can pay that weekly or monthly! Just know it will help no matter how small a donation.
Every gift, of any size, helps our Saint Joseph Regional School Community.
Please join me in supporting the Saint Joseph Annual Fund.
Again, do not hesitate to phone me at 609.927.2228 X 10 to ask questions or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May God continue to hold each of us, our family and friends very close,
Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed. D.