Parent Education & Fellowship
Please join the SJGS community as we gather for the second in our ongoing Parent Education and Fellowship Series on Thursday, March 2, at 7pm in the school library. Our topic for this session will be Raising Respectful Children in a Rude World: A positive discipline approach to dealing with back talk, ignoring, stalling, and general disrespect.
The one-hour program will be presented by Sharon Bain, LCSW, of Family Psychology of South Bend. Sharon has advised in local schools for many years and is the mother of three. She was also one of the presenters at our fall event and is back by popular demand! At the conclusion of the program, we hope you’ll stay for fellowship with other parents in our community. Please bring your favorite beverage to enjoy (corkscrews, bottle openers, and glasses provided!) and, if you'd like, a snack to share. Sponsored by HASA's Community Building Steering Committee.
2016-17 SJGS Yearbooks may be ordered online through March 1. The cost is $15 and payments will be billed through FACTS.
The application period for the 2017-18 school year has now ended but SJGS continues to accept applications, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis to fill any remaining openings. An application and deposit are also required to be placed on waiting lists. Please see our Admissions page for more information.
Thank you for helping to make drop-off and pickup of our school children a safe and efficient process. A reminder to please enter our school drive via Colfax to St. Louis for both drop-off and pickup, and also please pull as far forward as possible towards the church before dropping in the morning. It is also helpful for children to be ready to exit the vehicles immediately in the morning. Please see the linked procedures for more details.
Saint Joseph Named "Four Star School"
For the fifth straight year, Saint Joseph Grade School has been named a "Four Star School" by the State of Indiana. SJGS is once again the only elementary school in South Bend to receive the honor. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Additionally, a qualifying school must have earned an “A” in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. Congratulations also to our other area Catholic school honorees: Saint Joseph High School, Marian High School, Queen of Peace School in Mishawaka, and Saint Pius X School in Granger. A total of 287 schools received the award throughout the state. See the Indiana DOE announcement for more info.