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    Welcome to our Saint Joseph School parents blog!  Check back here frequently for regular updates!

    If you have information that you'd like to share on this blog, please e-mail newsletter@stjosephschoolwakefield.org.

    Please remember that you are always welcome to contact the main office at 781-245-2081 with any questions.

  • Earthtunes

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/16/2019



    Grade 3 was treated by the Department of Public Works in Wakefield to a wonderful performance of "Earthtunes," which included delightful songs to teach about the importance of remembering to reduce, reuse and recycle. 

    Grade 3 looks forward to this performance each year and is thankful to the Town of Wakefield for making it possible!

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  • Saugus Iron Works

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/14/2019


    Students in Grades 4 and 5 enjoyed a field trip to the Saugus Iron Works National Historrical Site on Tuesday, May 14.

    Pictured above is the Grade 4 class with their beloved teacher's aide, Mrs. Julie Maher.

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  • Grade 3 LADD on Visual Disabilities

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/14/2019
    Grade 3 enjoyed a special visit from Sue Christensen and her Guide dog Tilly to culminate their LADD (Learning About Disabilites and Differences) lessons about visual disabilities.
    Thank you so much, Sue and Tilly!  
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  • Grade 3 Appreciates Mrs. Ellis

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/14/2019


    Mrs. Ellis is very grateful for the many expressions of love that her students and their families showered her with last week! 

    In this picture, the class is posing with delightful themed trays filled with creative and delicious treats of all sorts. 

    Well deserved, Mrs. Ellis!  

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  • Science Olympics - Save the Date!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/13/2019


    Please save the date for our Science Olympics Competition on Wednesday, June 5!

    Students in Kindergarten - Grade 5 will each participate in an event. Middle school students will be judging the events and assisting their buddies.

    Parents and family members are welcome to come watch any and all events.

    Students will be learning about the science involved in their event and the event rules in their science classes in the coming weeks. Students will then practice in class for their event during class.

    This is not an assignment that students need to complete at home. We just wanted to give you plenty of notice in case you’d like to attend.

    Science Olympics Schedule

    The following events will take place at Father Gillis Hall:

    9:00 - 9:45 a.m.       Third Grade: Towers

    9:45 - 10:30 a.m.      Fifth Grade: Marble Coasters

    10:30 - 11:10 a.m.    Kindergarten: Skyscrapers

    The following events will take place outside in the parking lot behind the school:

    12:20 - 1:00 p.m.      Fourth Grade: Balloon Rockets

    1:00 - 1:30 p.m.        First Grade: Aqua Foils

    1:30 - 2:05 p.m.        Second Grade: Airplanes

    We hope that you will join us to see the fun that our students are having with science this year!

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  • Poetry Contest Winners

    Posted by Beth Coppinger on 5/12/2019 6:00:00 AM


    Saint Joseph School students performed in our school-wide annual Poetry and Speech Contest.  Students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 were challenged with memorizing and reciting a favorite age appropriate poem or writing and performing their own original poetry.  Students in Grades 7 & 8 were challenged with selecting a socially significant speech at least 2-4 minutes in length, memorizing and reciting their speech. Every student competed in their classroom challenges and the winners from each classroom competed on stage in front of our three selected community judges!

    Our first place winner in the recitation of poetry for students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 was Kyle Chiang.  A three way tie for second place was shared by Katelyn Walsh, Cora Cooper and Marie Jagiello. Equally talented our winner in the Kindergarten through Grade 2 original Poetry competition was Samantha White.  A two way tie for second place was shared by Aubrey Babineau and Bruno Hubbard.

    In Grades 3-4 recitation competition, Lindsay Connor took first place.  Gabriella Guerriero clinched second place with Clara Getty taking third place!  Brady Payne was the first place winner of the original poetry competition for Grades 3-4, while Nathan Manoj and Jamie Norton tied for second place!

    Grades 5-6 recitation first place winner was Adrian Babu.  Priscilla Srikanth took second place and Ryan Buonopane finished third.  The original poetry contest for Grades 5-6 saw Hugo Brown take the blue ribbon while Thomas Pote came in second, followed by Harry Brown in third place.

    Our 7th and 8th graders rose to the challenge of this year’s speech contest and the judging was extremely difficult.  Grace Hoag took the gold with her recitation of the Gettysburg address. Carlyanna Mathieu took the silver and Gabriella Minasian was our third place winner.

    Congratulations to all of our winners and participants!

    For more photos, please see our Flickr album.

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  • Christian Service Forms

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/12/2019 5:00:00 AM


    It is now time to let us know your desired Christian Service position for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Forms with details on the available positions were sent home in your child's backpack last week.  If you have misplaced your copy, you may download it here.

    Please return your completed forms no later than Friday, May 10.

    Please contact Christina Hildonen or Dr. Sullivan with any questions regarding our Christian Service Program.

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  • Order Yearbooks Now!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/12/2019 4:00:00 AM

    We are excited to offer our 2018-19 yearbooks for sale!  Please see below for details.  Print out the form below or download the form here.  The deadline has been extended to Thursday, May 23.


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  • Financial Aid Applications

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/12/2019 3:00:00 AM


    Saint Joseph School offers financial aid for families with extenuating circumstances. 

    All financial aid applications must be made through FACTS.

    Click here for the link to the FACTS Financial Aid application form. 

    Please apply by May 17, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.

    Please contact Maureen Miller at 781-245-5770 or FACTS at 1-800-624-7092 with any questions.

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  • You are Invited to Our Music & Art Extravaganza!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 5/12/2019 2:30:00 AM


    Saint Joseph School Music and Art Extravaganza

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

    The staff and faculty of Saint Joseph School welcome everyone to visit our school to appreciate our students as they express their creativity and imagination through art and music.

    Performances from students in the Early Childhood Program through Grade 4 will entertain our guests with some of their favorite songs under the direction of Mrs. Karen Burton.  

    Guests are invited to walk around our school to see the fabulous art creations displayed by ALL students in the ECP through Grade 8 taught by Mr. Phil McGaw.

    Refreshments will be served!

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