Saint Joseph Grade School
216 North Hill Street
South Bend, Indiana 46617
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Parents should have all now received emails regarding online registration for the 2015-16 school year. Please contact the school if you do not receive an email. Please be sure to register by April 27 to avoid late fees. Parents will receive more information in May regarding enrollment in our new tuition payment system.
This was the theme of the sixth grade Inner Challenge retreat and the beginning of our school-wide campaign to recognize and share all that we are grateful for and all that we are called to do to live lives of intentional kindness. We hope families will take a moment to walk around the blacktop at school and see what it is the children are writing and drawing as acts of kindness and sources of thankfulness.
School families and parishioners are also invited and encouraged to add to this “gratitude grafitti/kindness collage” on the school blacktop and to bring the spirit of this wonderful initiative home to driveways and sidewalks in their own neighborhoods. Sixth graders will supply your chalk! Please join us in our efforts to celebrate all that we are blessed with and able to share here at Saint Joseph!
See the inspirational videos that helped inspire our initiative:
GRATEFUL: A Love Song to the World
LIFE VEST INSIDE: Kindness Boomerang
We are almost there and we need your help! Our goal is to secure $900,000 in pledges by May 15 so that we can begin work on the final phase of our campaign projects -- a school addition with classrooms and a gymnasium, and improved green space -- that will serve our parish in numerous ways for generations to come!
The generations of Saint Joe faithful that have come before us have left us a great legacy. I feel that we have been blessed in many ways, and I give thanks to God. I pray that each of you, too, will see God’s glory in the work before us, be inspired by the underlying mission we seek to strengthen, and find within yourselves a desire to give in gratitude.
Thank you to those who have already stepped up with great enthusiasm towards this initiative! I continue to be humbled by the generosity within our Saint Joseph community. Know that I welcome any questions you might have as you prayerfully consider your support. For your convenience, you may download a pledge form here.
May God bless our parish named in honor of his faithful servant Saint Joseph, and may God bless you and your family this Easter Season!
Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.
Please read a letter regarding the coming accreditation process, which is in a phase of evaluating Academic Excellence & Operational Vitality. Our parish community's participation in the continuous improvement process is valued and appreciated. Please contact the school office with any questions.
Saint Joseph Grade School, an educational ministry of Saint Joseph Catholic Church of the Diocese of Fort Wayne‐South Bend, was named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Saint Joseph Grade School was the only school in greater South Bend to earn this designation and the only Catholic school in Indiana to receive the designation for 2011. Read more >
Principal's Letter on the Blue Ribbon Award >
The Saint Joseph Scrip Program offers our school the opportunity to establish an ongoing means of raising funds without asking supporters to spend any more money than they already do in their daily routine. We encourage all families and friends to learn more and participate in this important opportunity for Saint Joseph Grade School.
New for 2015-16: Saint Joseph is implementing a new feature to its Scrip Program - 50% of family profit earned over $300 can be credited forward to next year's tuition! View a letter from our pastor Fr. Kevin for more details!
The Scrip Office is open Monday - Friday, from 8:00am until 2:45pm. After 2:45pm, scrip will be sold in the parking lot until approximately 3:15pm. Scrip is also sold on weekends in the church after Masses and at the parish office in the summer.
Jennifer Fortener and Julie Harmon
(574)210-8000 Scrip Office Phone
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