Valentine’s Day party
The St. Joseph Parish Valentine Party was a success thanks to Michelle McGregor, Helen Considine and all of their helpers. The evening started with couples, regardless of how long they have been married, renewing their vows at the 5 p.m. mass. Children’s smiles were wide as they watched as their parents faced each other to exchange their wedding vows. Parishioners then gathered in Meter Hall for dinner and dancing. The fourth grade teacher turned DJ Mark Pacini cranked up the volume to help the kids (and some adults) dance the night away. The food was delicious and the decor (made by the children of the parish) was very “sweet.” This was a great way to continue to build on the wonderful community of St. Joseph Parish by bringing on the fun.
The Parish School Organization will host its 13th Annual Benefit Saturday. This year’s theme, passport to Cuba, will transport guests to a time when Cuba was a tropical playground; a carefree paradise filled with dazzling nightclubs and decadent beauty. Guests will enjoy cocktails, delicious Cuban cuisine, a silent and live auction, and some fabulous entertainment.
St. Joseph School artwork is on display this month at the Wilmette public library in the children’s section. People can stop by to see the beautiful Impressionistic paintings by our talented sixth grade students, the impressive Large Scale Eyes by the fifth grade students and the ever-popular life-size collage students by St. Joseph students of various grades.
The St. Joseph School Book Fair will take place March 14-18.
St. Joseph Church presents happy campers, a summer day camp. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, outdoor small and large motor activities, songs, circle time with prayer, and water fun. Forms are available in the church rectory or school office.
Enrollment is limited. One six-week session is June 11- July 20. The camp is for children ages 2 and a half-5 years old. All children must be potty trained (no pull ups allowed). A deposit of $100 or full payment is due at the time of registration. Full payment for programs over $100 is due by May 4 (return payment and registration forms may be brought to the church rectory with check payable to St. Joseph Church). Refunds requested before May 4 will be subject to a $20 charge. Refunds will not be given after May 21.
Board members wanted
The School Board’s Nominating Committee is currently accepting applications for board member candidates to fill the seats of the three members whose terms are expiring this June. Applications for the School Board are available on the school website, or at the school office, or by contacting Nancy Norton or Fran Belmonte, co-chairs of the Nominating Committee.
Track and Field coach
A position is open for a Track and Field coach from April-May. Practices are after school until 4:45 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Interested candidates should e-mail Paul Kirk, athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for photogaphers
It is again that time of year to start the yearbook. The school has already had many opportunities for picture taking, First Communion (2011), Field Day (June 2011), Oktoberfest, Homecoming, and many sporting events. In addition to these events, the school would also like pictures of the kids in the school setting. So, those who are attending activities such as reading time, field trips, library, journal time, school masses or pizza days, can take the chance to take pictures that can be used for the school yearbook. Those who have photos can put them on a disc or flash drive if they wish (they will be safely returned) and place it in the “yearbook” folder in the PSO box in the office.
The Parish Lenten Mission will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 12-14 in the church. The speaker is Father Ronald Kunkel who will discuss “The Eucharist: Heart of the Church, Center of Our Lives.” All are welcome. For more information, call (847) 251-0771.