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Scholastic Book Fair Spring 2018

Dear Parents,

Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming up soon. For those of you who don't know a Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: January 26th to February 2nd

Shopping hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm

Special activities: All for Books, Raffles, Contests

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at www.scholastic.com/fair.

Our Online Fair is available from January 21st to February 3rd.

For more information or questions please email:



Hurricane Irma Update

St. Joseph Families,

In keeping with county emergency management plans, St. Joseph Catholic School will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. Our parent night meeting will be rescheduled, the date will be announced in the future. Please continue to check your email and the diocesan website (www.dosp.org) for information about plans for next week.

God bless you and keep you safe,

Mrs. Budd

Para mantener consistente los planes de gestión de emergencias del condado, la escuela católica de San José se cerrará mañana, Jueves, 7 de Septiembre y el Viernes, 8 de Septiembre en preparación para el Huracán Irma. La reunión de padres programada para mañana será cancelada y la nueva fecha será anunciada en el futuro. Por favor, continúe revisando su correo electrónico y el sitio web de la diócesis (www.dosp.org) para obtener información acerca de los planes para la próxima semana.

Que Dios los bendiga y los proteja

Mrs. Budd


The Math-a-thon to benefit St. Jude Hospital is scheduled for Friday, September 29 from 1:30-3:00pm.  Please click the link to register.



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Eclipse - Monday, August 21

Dear Parents,

As many of you are aware this Monday, August 21 we will be having a solar eclipse. In the Tampa Bay Area the eclipse will occur between 1:17 pm and 4:14 pm with the darkest period projected for 2:49.  Since this time is central to our dismissal time, we will have voluntary noon dismissal on Monday.  If you choose, you may pick up your student from carline at noon on Monday.  All students staying for the remainder of the school day will continue school activities indoors.

  • We are asking all parents/guardians to use an abundance of caution while driving during the time of the eclipse, and to be especially careful in carline line.
  • Students and parents/guardians should not look directly at the sun as this can cause serious damage to your eyes or even blindness. Sunglasses do not work.
  • There will be no afternoon outside recess on Monday, August 21st, due to the solar eclipse.
  • All after school sports have been CANCELED on Monday, August 21st, due to the solar eclipse.
  • Extended Day will remain OPEN, but all students will be staying inside a designated classroom on Monday, August 21st, due to the solar eclipse.

Queridos padres,

Como muchos de ustedes saben, este lunes, 21 de agosto celebraremos un eclipse solar. En la zona de Tampa Bay, el eclipse se producirá entre las 1:17 pm y 4:14 pm con el período más oscuro prevista para las 2:49. Como el despido de niños es durante la hora central del eclipse, tendremos despido voluntario al mediodía el lunes. Si usted lo desea, puede recoger su estudiante por la línea de carros al mediodía del lunes. Todos los estudiantes que se quedan durante el resto del día escolar continuarán las actividades escolares en el interior.

• Estamos pidiendo a todos los padres/ guardianes a usar una abundancia de precaución al conducir durante el tiempo del eclipse, y ser especialmente cuidadoso en la línea de carros al recoger a su niño.

• Los estudiantes y los padres/ guardianes  no debe mirar directamente al sol, ya que esto puede causar graves daños a los ojos o incluso ceguera. Gafas de sol no funcionan.

• No habrá receso en Lunes, 21 de Agosto, debido al eclipse solar.

• Todos los deportes después de la escuela han sido CANCELADOS el lunes, 21 de Agosto, debido al eclipse solar.

• El cuidado de niños después de clases permanecerá ABIERTO, pero todos los estudiantes se van a mantener dentro de un salón asignado el lunes, 21 de Agosto, debido al eclipse solar.

Back to School

Back to School

Summer Reading Books Available

Summer reading books for the 2017/18 school year are now available for purchase from Ms. Piccari in the library.

You can access this as a Microsoft Document by clicking here.

  1. Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli - $4.00
1st Grade
  1. Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli - $4.00
  2. Mud! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison - $5.00
2nd Grade
  1. Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover by Cynthia Rylant - $4.00
  2. Amelia Bedelia Goes Wild! by Peggy Parish - $4.00
3rd Grade
  1. Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown - $3.00
  2. Judy Moody was in a Bad Mood by Megan McDonald - $5.00
4th Grade
  1. George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl - $7.00
  2. Magic Finger by Roald Dahl - $8.00
5th Grade
  1. The Anybodies by N.E. Bode - $8.00
6th Grade
  1. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen - $7.00
7th Grade
  1. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis - $6.00
8th Grade
  1. In My Hands: Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke - $9.00

Parent-Teacher Conferences

This Friday, March 31, school will be dismissed at 12:00 noon and will be followed by parent-teacher conferences.

If you would like to sign up for a conference, follow the link below or contact your child's teacher to set up an appointment.


TALENT ABOUNDS! Updated information about our talent show.

We are four weeks away from the annual St Joseph Talent Show, and the performers are polishing performances in preparation for the big day.

With so many acts lined up, this year’s show promises to be the best we’ve ever had. In fact, we have scheduled a few extra minutes to fit everyone in.

Holy Thursday, April 13th, following mass, students will gather in the auditorium. The show begins at 945am to ensure that we are ready for an on time dismissal at noon.

What an exciting opportunity for our students to shine.  

Mark your calendars:

Thursday, April 13th; 9:45am

Thank you for your continued support,

Lori Foley

Festa Italiana

We are excited to be partnering through the Friends of St. Joseph in the 20th Annual Fiesta Italiana on Sunday, April 9 in Ybor City at Centennial Park. The school office has limited tickets available for a drawing to win jewelry, free gasoline for a year or a Kia automobile. For every two tickets the family obtains as a $5 donation per ticket through the school, we will award one service hour. Tickets are available on request from the school office but supply is limited. Please return tickets by Friday, March 31 to be eligible for the drawing.

Volunteers needed:

  • April 8 – Set up 2pm-8pm
  • April 9 – Tear down 5pm-9pm
  • April 9 – Ticket takers 10am-6pm


Estamos entusiasmados con nuestra asociación a través de los amigos de San José en la 20ª fiesta anual italiana el domingo, 9 de Abril en Ybor City en el Centennial Park. La oficina de la escuela tiene una cantidad limitada de boletos disponibles para un sorteo de prendas, gasolina gratis por un año o un automóvil Kia. Por cada dos boletos obtenidos por una donación de $5 cada uno, la familia se le premiará con una hora de servicio. Los boletos están disponibles a petición en la oficina de la escuela, pero boletos disponibles son limitados. Por favor devolver los comprobantes obtenidos antes del viernes, 31 de marzo para ser elegible para el sorteo.

Se necesitan voluntarios:

  • 8 de Abril - Armar 2pm-8pm
  • 9 de Abril – Desarmar 5pm-9pm
  • 9 de Abril – Recibidores de boletos


Lenten Renovations

Lenten Campus Cleanup

If you are in need of parent service hours or would like to volunteer on campus, we are offering an opportunity to help on the following dates if you are interested

Saturday, March 4: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, March 5: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, March 11: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, March 12: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

St. Joseph Catholic School
2200 N. Gomez Avenue,
Tampa, FL 33607
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