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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.

  • April Vacation Camp

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/26/2019


    We are pleased to offer an April Vacation Camp!

    Tuesday, April 16 - Thursday, February 18, 2019

    (No camp on Patriot’s Day or Good Friday.)

    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    $65 per day

    Space is limited and there are no drop-ins permitted.

    Camp will only run with sufficient enrollment.

    Please register by completing this form and returning it to the main office with your payment.

    Please contact Mr. Stackhouse with any questions.


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  • Lenten Retreat with Dr. Jayanand

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/25/2019


    Students in Kindergarten - Grade 8 will attend a Lenten retreat with Dr. Jayanand, renowned international lay evangelist.

    The retreat will take place on Monday, April 1 in Father Gillis Hall following Praise & Worship (approximately 8:50 a.m.).

    Parents are warmly invited to attend the retreat, which is expected to run until approximately 10:30 a.m.

    Please contact Xavier Babu with any questions.

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  • Mission Statement

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/23/2019 8:00:00 PM

    In anticipation of the renewal of our NEASC accreditation which will take place next year, Dr. Sullivan has prepared an updated version of our school mission statement for review and comment by parents and faculty. Dr. Sullivan welcomes your questions and comments.


    Mission of Saint Joseph School

    The mission of Saint Joseph School is to graduate young adults with Character, Integrity, Knowledge and Thinking Skills, in a supportive faith-based Catholic learning environment, who are able to use their minds well to navigate successfully in the 21st Century.

    To achieve these results, the instruction is purposeful, engaging, and relevant. A culture of positive relationship building and personalization within the school and the parish encourages and supports self-reliance and problem solving for success.


    Academic Expectations

    Use reading comprehension strategies for understanding

    Understand and apply mathematical concepts to problem-solving

    Utilize problem-solving strategies and thinking skills

    Apply writing, listening, speaking and visual skills to communicate ideas

    Exhibit understanding and application of various technologies


    Spiritual Expectations

    Children will strive to develop habits of mind, heart, imagination, and spirit in an environment where students feel safe to discover their unique identity and where gifts and all human life and differences are valued.

    Children will deepen their love of God and understanding of their faith through active participation in religious education, daily prayer, and liturgical services.

    Children will develop moral and ethical character habits through individual decision making and service to others in their daily affairs.

    Children will develop lifelong participation in the wider Christian community of faith.


    Social Expectations

    Work effectively as a member of a team

    Demonstrate personal responsibility and integrity

    Be considerate of everyone


    Behavior Expectations


    Arrive prepared for class every day

    Ask for help when having academic difficulty

    Settle down to work right away

    Actively and positively contribute to class discussion/projects/and teamwork

    Learn time management and organization by keeping class materials together in the master notebook

    Take responsibility for catching up on work missed

    Read and follow instructions carefully starting a task

    Take notes in class using the prescribed system

    Do not lie, cheat or steal nor tolerate or encourage those who do so.

    Follow the Ten Commandments

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  • Middle School Information Session

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/23/2019 7:00:00 PM



    Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Place: Saint Joseph School, Grade 7 Classroom

    The Saint Joseph Middle School team invites the fifth grade parents for a preview of our Middle School Program. Come meet teachers and learn about our course offerings.

    We hope you can join us!

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  • Scholastic Book Fair

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/23/2019 6:00:00 PM


    Saint Joseph School 2019 Scholastic Book Fair


    Thursday, March 28 - Friday, March 29

    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

     Saturday, March 30

    3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Sunday, March 31

    8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Saint Joseph Church - Father Gillis Hall

    The Book Fair is coming, the Book Fair is coming!!  The 2019 Scholastic Book Fair is coming and it is going to be fabulous!!  

    This year we have some new features:

    1.     Some of the teachers will have “Wish Bins” where they will put books that they are interested in obtaining for their classrooms AND that they think will interest their students.

    2.     Students/families will have the opportunity to purchase the books from the “Wish Bins” for themselves and/or purchase a book to donate to their teachers’ classroom.  There will be stickers available to put in the book to show who donated the book to the classroom.  We are inviting parents, grandparents, caregivers, etc. to shop with your child during their class time at the Fair.  Below are the class times at the Fair.  

    We will need a few volunteers each day of the fair if anyone would like to help out.  If so, please let Debbie Tremblay know at tremblaydebbie3@gmail.com

    This year all pre-sale orders for the new “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid:  Rowley Jefferson’s Journal” will be processed through the Book Fair.  Download the order form here and return it to the front desk with your payment to reserve your copy.  Please make checks payable to Saint Joseph School.  The total for the book will be $9.55 which includes the Massachusetts sales tax.

    Proceeds from The Book Fair will go to the Library to  purchase books and other items for the library that the students enjoy so much!!  We hope to see you at the BOOK FAIR!! 

    Thursday, March 28th

    8:00 a.m. - 9:00  a.m. - First Grade

    8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  - 6th Grade

    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - 2nd Grade

    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Miss Michele’s ECP Class

    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Miss Andrea’s ECP Class

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Mr. Mike’s ECP Class

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - 3rd Grade

    1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 5th Grade

    Friday, March 29th

    8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 7th Grade

    8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - 8th Grade

    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. – Kindergarten

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Mrs. G.’s ECP Class

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Miss Andrea’s ECP Class

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - 4th Grade

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  • RCAB Culture Survey for Parents

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/23/2019 5:00:00 PM


    All parents are invited, and encouraged, to complete a short on-line survey for the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Boston.  

    Please know that the survey is anonymous and the information you submit will only be used by the Catholic Schools Office and our school to determine trends across the Archdiocese for improvement purposes.
    This survey will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to finish and will ask questions regarding the following topics:
    •Purpose and Direction
    •Governance and Leadership
    •Teaching and Assessing for Learning
    •Resources and Support Systems
    Please read each statement and choose the response that most closely matches your opinion.
    Your cooperation in completing all of the information requested is greatly appreciated by the Catholic Schools Office and our school.
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  • PTO Meeting

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/23/2019 4:00:00 PM


    Please join us for our next PTO Meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.  

    We will meet in the school library on the ground floor of the main building.  Pizza will be served.

    Thank you in advance for your continued support, help and participation.  We hope that you will plan to join us!

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  • Principal Coffee Hour

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
    All parents are invited to join Dr. Sullivan for coffee in the Teacher's Room at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 4.

    Dr. Sullivan hosts a coffee hour with parents on the first Thursday of each month.
    Each coffee hour is an open discussion and a great opportunity to raise questions, comments, compliments and suggestions. Young children are welcome to attend.
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  • Pancake Breakfast

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/23/2019 2:00:00 PM

    *New this year, we will be offering Easter pictures!  More information will be added to the blog soon!*


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  • Square 1 Art

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 3/23/2019 1:00:00 PM

    easy, quality, and profitable art
fundraiser where every child wins with
a free set of stickers

    The PTO is excited to announce that the student artwork has been submitted to Square 1 Art and parents will soon be receiving a catalog of items personalized with their child’s artwork.

    For a sneak peak at the items that will be available for you to purchase and treasure as timeless keepsakes of your child, check out the Square 1 Art website at www.square1art.com/shop.

    We know that you and your family will love capturing these precious memories of your child’s creative genius!


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