12 May Virtual Backpack


  • May 13:  8th Grade Graduation.
  • May 17:  PS/PK Graduation/Last Day.
  • May 18:  Last Day/10:30 dismissal.  Dress up day.

Last Day  Thursday, May 18 will be a dress up day.  Dismissal is at 10:30 a.m.

2023/2024 School Calendar

From the Library…We had a wonderful year in the library! The students learned many new things and enjoyed new stories and old favorites.

Here’s a snapshot of some of our major accomplishments this year:

Books in Collection: 23,581

  • Number of books checked out (August through April): 14,914

  • Average number of books per month: 1,657

  • Average number of books per student: 34

Million Word Challenge (2nd through 8th grade)

  • Students read books (from any source) and take and pass an Accelerated Reader quiz. I run a weekly report and update totals. (For books with no quizzes, students tell me about the book and we figure out the number of words. I add that to their total.)

  • Students receive incentives when they reach certain levels – 100,000, 250,000, 500,000, 1,000,000, 5,000,000, and 10,000,000 words.

  • 24 students read 1,000,000 words

    • 8 of those students read 2,000,000, 3,000,000, or 4,000,000 words

    • 1 student read 5,00,000,000 words (a 7th grader)!

TOTAL WORDS READ (2nd through 8th – from AR quizzes only): 103,806,331

(7th graders read the most –  31,475,029 words!!)

Also: Your student might have brought a book home that they said they may keep. They are correct! We’ve been weeding books out of the library that are out of date, damaged, or that haven’t been checked out in five or more years. The bar code in the upper right hand corner of the back cover will be blacked out and there will be a red “Discarded” stamp on the inside cover. Please do not send the books back – your child may keep them.

Spread the Word! 
We are always looking to create new disciples. So, any family that refers a new preschool, pre-kindergarten, or kindergarten family (who registers for next year) will receive $100 off of their 2023-24 tuition! So please spread the word!

School Supplies Ordering for 2023-2024 school supplies is now live! Easy and convenient, supplies are delivered to your child’s homeroom prior to a welcome Night.  www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
Enter your School ID: STJ447
All orders must be placed & paid online – main sale ends 6/4.

Home and School  Babysitter’s Club If your student wants to grow their babysitting business, share their interest with SJS parents.

SJS is a Superstar Catholic School once again!
A big thanks to everyone who voted!
Duchesne Camps and Auditions  Duchesne Auditions for Annie May 22 and 23!  Grade school students welcome to audition! More info via the link below:  https://www.duchesneacademy.org/apps/form/form.DUCAOSH.tCEPJ9s.Do_?_=1682956203624

Duchesne Summer Camps: Arts, Athletics and Academic Enrichment! Learn more and register via the link below:  https://www.duchesneacademy.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=3533485&type=d&pREC_ID=2398187

Summer Math Enrichment Course The six session course will be taught at St. Thomas More on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 pm starting on Tuesday, July 18th and ending on July 27th. The course costs $250.

Sign up at www.RedwoodPrep.com.

OPS Summer School Attached is the summer school flyer, families can register by either using the QR code on the flyer or by using the form link:  https://forms.office.com/r/aWhTzsg1i9

There are still SJS yard signs available. If your yard has a good space to advertise for SJS, please contact the school office.
Faith. Family. Future.