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Our Students St. Joseph's Catholic Community of Grand Rapids is a vibrant faith community located in northern Minnesota. St. Joseph's School is an important part of the St. Joseph's Catholic Community.  We love our students and are privileged to work in partnership with our school families.
Academic Opportunities Academic opportunities at St. Joseph's School include Math Masters, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Reading Rainbow Writers' Contest, Geography Bee, and numerous field trips. We value the academic enrichment these experiences bring to our children's education. Summer Tutoring 
Service Activities No matter the age, our parish community embraces and serves everyone when we join together in sharing the importance of Catholic faith in our lives.  Students have donated their time through a school marathon by raking leaves for those in need.  Some students worked at the Food Self or collected donations for Habitat for Humanity, Grace House and the Itasca County Autism Group, and God's Little Angels' Orphanage in Haiti.

St. Joseph’s School Family Newsletter

MAY 21, 2015

Fun Festival is the last day of school!

Helpers are needed for this fun event. 

This is a non-uniform day.


St. Joseph’s Summer SAC program runs June 8 through the end of August, Monday-Friday from 7 am to 6 pm. Please contact Jodi Weber, SAC Director, for registration packets and more information. You can reach SAC by calling our school office (326-6232) and following the prompts to connect with SAC’s extension.


No school on Monday, May 25

  • School Honor Assembly is on Thursday, May 28, at 1:30 pm.

Kindergarten students do not attend this assembly. During this assembly, we take time to recognize achievements of students, especially those older students who have been here throughout their academic career. Parents, grandparents and family friends are invited to this assembly.

  • Sixth Grade Graduation Mass on Thursday, May 28, at 10:00. All classes will attend this Mass. Students (except 6th Graders), should wear their uniforms on this day-no shorts at Mass on Thursday please. The Fifth Grade students & parents will host a reception for the graduates and their guests following Mass

  • Fun Festival is Friday, May 29. This is a non-uniform day.
  • In mid-June we will send you your child’s report card, MAP test results and State of the School Report.



Tuition contracts are enclosed in this week’s white envelope. Please complete AND SIGN the contract. Return to school office by 5/29.


SMART Tuition re-enrollment process needs to be completed online this year. Go to Log into your current account number. Our school # is 10811. Follow online prompts to complete re-enrollment or make changes for 2015-2016 school year.  General information letter is enclosed in this week’s envelope.

Due to rising costs in our budget, we need to raise tuition for next year. Tuition will increase by $100 per child for 2015-2016 which amounts to $10.00 per month. Please contact our office if this increase causes hardship for your family.


Online instructions and paper forms for Tuition Assistance for 2015-2016 school year are available in the school office. Tuition Assistance Applications are due the first week of June to SMART Tuition.

Last Day Good-bye time…

Teachers request that students return to their classrooms at the conclusion of the Fun Festival to be with their classmates and teacher….one last activity and prayer together before the year is over!

Lost & Found 

Clothing Items
will be donated to Goodwill during June. Please take time to look in our school Lost & Found in hallway by SAC Entrance.

Silverware…Please check through your silverware drawers to see if you have some sneaky pieces that escaped from school to your kitchen drawers this year. We would truly appreciate having them back to use for next year-the SPOONS supply has been greatly depleted this year. Thank you for checking!

Library Books..Calling all run-away books!  Librarians have been sending home notices to help you with titles of books on your search. 


Thank you for supporting your children on their academic journey at school. We work with a wonderful community of parents to help children grow academically and grow spiritually-important work for us all. 


EXCITING SCRIP NEWS!  You can now order Scrip online, making it more convenient to participate in this program that raises much needed funds for our operating budget. Please read the Smiley Face note enclosed in this week’s white envelope.

BUS TRANSPORTATION FORM  In this envelope is a form from ISD#318 Transportation Department that needs to be completed and returned to Transportation Department by mail OR you may can submit the information electronically. Read enclosed letter for instructions.


Through a program called “Homestay”, students from Spain come to Minnesota from June 27-July25. No special entertainment is necessary; kids do whatever your family does during the summer-baseball, swimming, boating, fishing, camping, etc. A number of families from St. Joseph’s School have hosted a student, and all have enjoyed the experience. Information can be found at 

Our local representative for this program is Jean Hoshal   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Call her with questions or to set up a student visit this summer with your family! 





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