April Already?!

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

~ Proverbs 3:5-6

I seriously feel like I was just writing March’s Head Herald! I hope you and your families had a blessed Holy Week and Easter. We are clearly in the homestretch of the 2016-2017 school year. Buckle up because May is a busy month!


I had the distinct pleasure of sharing my responsibilities with Reagan P. today! She was Head of School for the Day—something her parents won at this year’s Auction. She was nice enough to bring donuts for the faculty/staff and for her Third Grade classmates. We visited all classrooms throughout the day, made a special trip to our Early Childhood Academy, and took in the Science Fair and History Fair in the Gym. Thank you, Reagan, for being such a wonderful Headmistress!

Congratulations to our Fifth Graders for a wonderful Business Day on Tuesday and to our Middle Schoolers for successful Science and History Fairs today! Our students’ creativity and knowledge were showcased in these projects. Thank you to Mrs. Lacy, Mr. Wideroff, and Mr. Coyle for facilitating these events that make St. Joseph’s the special place it is!

Our Jaguar Student Athletes are in Tennis season! The team’s schedule is posted on our website at http://www.sjsonline.org/sports-schedules/ and can also be found on RenWeb. Come cheer on our Jags!

The Early Childhood Academy is having its very own Field Day on Friday, April 28th, just like the Main Campus! Students will participate in fun activities outdoors. Call Dolores at (561) 278-7735 to find out more!

Speaking of Field Day, please come out and cheer on your child(ren)’s team on Friday, April 28th! Beginning at 9:00, students in Grades One through Eight will participate in team competitions on Jones Athletic Field. It’s always a fun day, so attend if you can.

Our annual Auction—Southern Nights 2017—was a success! We raised $115,000 for our school, including a nice amount for our new playground! Thank you to the amazing volunteers who helped set-up, decorate, and clean-up; they provided much needed and appreciated support to our Auction Committee: Michelle Ambrozy-Sasko, Sarah Callaway, Susan Cross, Meredith Housman, Joe Ilcus, Misty Louthan, Jen Marangos, Eric and Amy McCabe, Jen Pisciotto, Cindy Rhodes, Tracee Sama, and Colette Turner. Special thanks to Brian Banks for supplying the delicious cupcakes, and a very special thanks to Rachel Oyler for running the bar! Also, I must thank my father, Butch Aubrey, for running the Live Auction and my brother, Jeff Aubrey, for DJing. It was such a wonderful evening; we’re already planning and eagerly anticipating our White Diamonds 60TH Anniversary Auction next April!

Next year’s calendar has been posted on our website and sent home via e-mail. Please make note of our days off, early dismissal days, and other important events throughout the year. Our calendar matches the public school with vacations, so family trips can be planned accordingly. J If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

The Parent Organization’s campaign for a new playground is still going strong! There is now a PayPal link available to donate online. Please visit http://www.sjsonline.org/playground for more information, and please consider giving to this extremely important endeavor.

Our Jaguar Yearbook will be delivered toward the end of May. This year, we will distribute them in school at a whole-school Yearbook Jamboree on Friday, May 26th, at 2:30 PM. Students will be able to peruse the beautiful pages while also getting an opportunity to obtain signatures from peers in all grade levels. What a fun way to commemorate an exceptional year! Another Yearbook-related event takes place on Monday, May 22nd, after Morning Prayer: The annual Yearbook Video! If you can, please attend to celebrate the school year!

St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church welcomes you to join one (or more) of four wonderful worship services each weekend. There is one at 5:00 on Saturday evenings and three on Sunday—one at 7:45, another at 9:30, and the Unplugged service at 11:45. For more information, please visit the Church’s website at http://www.stjoesweb.org/.

Faculty/Staff Shout Out: Congratulations to Mrs. Kelly Fellowes for earning her Master’s degree in Elementary Education! Our faculty/staff members are blessed to have a Professional Development fund available each year to obtain degrees, attend conferences, and more.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to the Office, to teachers, to Division Heads, and/or to me directly. The relationship between home and school is essential to all of us at St. Joe’s!

With sincere gratitude,


Upcoming Events:

04/27 – Middle School Science Fair and Middle School History Fair

              “A Night at the Museum” (6:30 – 7:30 in Gym)

04/28 – Fourth Quarter Interims

               Field Day (Half Day – Dismissal between 11:45 and 12:15)

05/02 – LAPS Dress Down Day

05/04 – First Grade Field Trip to Butterfly World (8:45 AM – 1:00 PM)

05/05 – Spotlight/Young Musicians Concert @ Kravis Center – 7:00 PM

05/08 – 05/11 – STAR Testing

05/09 – LAPS Dress Down Day

05/11 – Spring Musicals (Reichert Center: 8:00 AM/Grades One through Eight: 6:30 PM)

               Art Show in Gym @ 5:30 PM

05/12 – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

               Half Day – Dismissal between 11:45 and 12:15

05/16 – LAPS Dress Down Day

05/18 – PO Volunteer Breakfast @ Caffé Luna Rosa

               Sports Banquet (Grades Five through Eight) in Gym @ 6:00 PM

05/19 – Eighth Grade Spanish Honors Field Trip to University of Miami’s Cuban American

                           Museum and Restaurant

05/22 – Yearbook Video in Church @ 8:30 AM

               Final Exam Prep

05/23 – Final Exam Prep

05/24 – Ascension Day Eucharist @ 8:05 AM in Church

               Final Exams

05/25 – Final Exams

05/26 – Final Exams

               Yearbook Jamboree @ 2:30 PM in Gym

               Middle School Dance @ 6:30 in Gym

05/29 – No School (Memorial Day)

05/31 – Closing School Eucharist @ 8:05 AM in Church

06/01 – Baccalaureate Chapel Service @ 8:05 AM in Church

               Eighth Grade Graduation @ 5:00 PM in Church

06/02 – Last Day of School

               Closing Morning Prayer

               Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:00 AM in Church

               Lower School Moving Up Day

               Half Day (Dismissal between 11:45 and 12:15)


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