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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.
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 Caring Fore Kids.

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Fun Festival 2016

Friday, June 3

Festival runs 12:15 to 2 PM (approximately)

This annual afternoon of fun for students includes a gym full of activities, outside activities & BINGO, a cakewalk-prizes & treats for all!

This event is possible because of the many parents who come together on this day to help withset-up, supervision and clean-up of activities-THANK YOU!

Cost to cover the festival is $5.00 person; $10.00 per family (Give money to classroom teacher)

Contact person is Amber Johnson.

Email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the school office if you can help that day.

We need people to come at 10:30 for set-up, at noon to work the games and from 2- 3 for cleanup.

Many prizes provided but we still need…

Juice donations, water donations or pop donations (any size bottle)

Bring “gently used” stuffed animals and books to Youth Room any day before June 1

Small bags or chips or cupcakes or muffins for the Cakewalk

Bring for us to use and return to you-hats, necklaces, sunglasses, etc., for PHOTO BOOTH!

Other things to know

This is a non-uniform day

Sending Sunblock to school that day is a good idea

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.

Thank you for honoring this request

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St. Joseph's School Personnel Changes for 2016-17 

The following faculty/staff members will be leaving St. Joseph's School at the end of this school year.

We thank them for their dedication to the education and well-being of the children at our school.

Mrs. Carmen Watland will be our new secretary.

Mrs. Cindy Eckert will be our new preschool teacher.

As of this date, we are not planning to have a Spanish class in 2016-2017. St. Joseph's School Board and I will review this program's structure to see if we wish to reinstate the program in 2017-2018. Parents will have the opportunity to let us know their thoughts on the Spanish program in the End-of-Year Survey that will be on School Speak in June.

Mrs. Hebeisen will return if we are not able to find a new phy-ed teacher, but has requested that we begin process of looking for a new person. Please contact our school office if you know of someone who might be interested in this position.


Playground Supervisor

Hot Lunch Cook (one person needed). 

Please contact our school office if you know of someone who might be interested in either of these positions.

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The Spring Thaw Committee would like to extend a special

THANK YOU to the following individuals and businesses

that donated goods, services, and time to make

our fundraiser for St. Joseph’s School the best ever!

We truly appreciate each of you!

Church volunteers who worked tirelessly "behind the scenes" that evening in the kitchen and dining room

ABC Quilt Company

Ace Hardware

Acheson Tire

Anderson Glass

Angel Nails

Anne Marcotte


Automotive ElectricÂ


Barb Schultz

BeautyCounter - Kelly Kabotoff


Bloomers Garden Center

Grand Rapids High School Hockey Team

Grand Rapids State Bank

Grand Rapids Veterinary Clinic

Grandma's Restaurant Co.

Great Clips

Great Lakes Aquarium

Ground Round

Guthrie Theater

Illusions Theater

Industrial Lubricant Co.

IRA Civic Center

Itasca Orchestra & Strings Program

Itasca Realty Lakes and Homes - Molly Tulek

Pokegama Golf Course

Ray's Sport & Marine

Reif Center

Rivertown Furniture

Rowe Funeral Home

Salmela Jewelers

Salon Brad

Sammy's Pizza & Restaurant

Schroeder Family Dental


Shannon Aultman Massage Therapy

Sonder Chiropractic

St. Joseph's School

Bob & Kristin Ryan

Bonnie Elich

Break Time Craft Studio

Brier's Clothing

Dick & Wendy Green

BST Enterprises

Café Latte

Cannon River Winery

Caribou Highlands Lodge


Cari Helland

Carquest Auto Parts

Casper Construction


Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Cherry Berry

Children's Discovery Museum

Clafton Skate & Sporting Goods

Cole's Hardware

College For Kids

College of St. Ben's

St. John's

College of St. Scholastica



Dairy Queen

Dales Autobody

Davis Oil

Deerwood Bank

Diane Lievsay

Dick's Distributing

Don Oberfoell - Oberfoell Auctioneers

Donald's Uniform and Apparel

Dorholt Tile & Home

Dr. Lee Jess DDS

Duluth Children's Museum

Duluth Huskies Baseball

Father Jerry & Father Timothy

JB Kaiser

Jean Hoshal

Jenny & Company - Tara Hallie

Jerry's Warehouse Liquors

Jim Noyes

Joe's Garage

John & Doreen Seekon

Kharma Hair Studio

Korhonen Meats

L & M Fleet

Lake Country Furniture

Lake Lovers Vintage

Lake Time Magazine

Lakes Area Credit Union

Lasting Impressions Massage & Day Spa

Lefty's Tent and Party Rental

Lemongrass Spa - Rebekah Coffield

Lloyds Landscaping

Manns Cinema

Meds-1 EMS

Miskovich Dental

Mississippi Diamond Jewelers

MN Historical Society

MN Twins

MN Wild

MN Zoo

Mobile Predictive Services New Scenic Café

Nichole Baker

Nicole Graham Insurance Advisors

NoPo Coffee

North Homes

Northern Lakes Dental

Paddle Hoppers

Pampered Chef - Nichole Arbour

Sago L & E - Misty and Joe Heinz

St. Joseph's School Students, Staff and Parents

St. Paul Saints



Tastefully Simple - Joni Namyst

Terra Reflections

Terry Lavalle State Farm

The Pines Resort

Thousand Lakes - Grant Prokop

Thunder Alley

Tim Murphy

Timberlake Lodge Hotel

Mike & Mary Ives

Tom & Deb Ryan

Travel Masters - Diane Skelly

True North Salon

Tupperware - Diane Gordon

UMD Bulldogs

Vanity Cleaners

Vertical Endeavors

Walt Disney

Wild Tree - Sherry Frick

Welding Supply

Woodland Bank

Xuan Nguyen

Flowers by Jeannie

Forest Lake Restaurant

Gail & Rob Peterson

Patti Gould-St. Aubin - Itasca Realty Lakes and Homes

Glensheen Historic Congdon Estate

Grand Rapids Gymnastics Academy

Grand Rapids High School Hockey Coach Trent Klatt

SPECIAL THANKS FROM MRS. MATETICH (on behalf of the children)





The Spring Thaw committee has made every effort to make sure that this list is complete. We regret any omissions or errors.

If your name is missing from our list, please let the committee know by contacting Kati @ 256-7411.

St. Joseph's School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.


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