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    The Mission of St. Joseph School is to educate students spiritually and academically to use their minds well.

    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.

  • Important Upcoming Dates & Reminders

     

    Below is a summary of school-wide events and deadlines coming up next week for your reference.  Click on the hyperlinks below for more information about each.


     

    REMINDERS:

    • PLEASE UPDATE THE FAMILY PORTAL WITH YOUR CONTACTS FOR ANYONE THAT CAN PICK UP YOUR CHILD AT SCHOOL  AND IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.  October 6th is the A.L.I.C.E. Drill - The Emergency Evacuation Exercise.  It is imperative that you update your contacts authorized to pick up your child.  Click  HERE to reach the login page.

    • If you or a loved one is or was a veteran, please send in a picture (that will not be returned) so that we can hang it on our veterans' board.  Please include the name of the person and relationship with your child.

    • All Skiers and Snowboarders see the BLOG for more information on the SJS Ski Club!!

    • Check out the blog for Girls Scouts for Kindergarten and 1st grade girls

    • Play SJS Hawks Basketball! The season will run from November - February and will consist of 2 to 3 practices/games per week. The teams will be broken into  Boys 5th/6th, Girls 5th/6th, Boys 7th/8th, and Girls 7th/8th.  Details on the cost and schedule will be sent soon.  If you have any interest in coaching or volunteering in any way please list your name.  There are many opportunities and we cannot have too many volunteers!  Click  HERE to sign up.
    • Milk and Pizza deliveries began last week, but your child can still register for Pizza and Milk by sending your form to the Front Office.  Click HERE to download the forms.Play SJS Hawks Basketball! The season will run from November - February and will consist of 2 to 3 practices/games per week. The teams will be broken into  Boys 5th/6th, Girls 5th/6th, Boys 7th/8th, and Girls 7th/8th.  Details on the cost and schedule will be sent soon.  If you have any interest in coaching or volunteering in any way please list your name.  There are many opportunities and we cannot have too many volunteers! 

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • Chess Club begins Tuesday, October 4th.  See the BLOG for more details

    • MAP Testing ends on Thursday, October 6th. 

    • Coffee with the Principal will be on the first Thursday of each month, starting in October and ending on May 4th.  The next session will be held on October 6th. See the BLOG for details.
      Thursday, October 6th  A.L.I.C.E. reunification drill. More information to follow in a separate, future notice.

    • Remember, next week is a short week!  We have no school on Friday, October 7 (Professional Day) and Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day).

    • Thursday, October 13th is Picture Day.  The children can wear their uniform or their Sunday best.  Click HERE to review the dress down rules that apply.

    • Save The Date:  Friday,  October 21st is the outdoor school Halloween stroll.  This is a fun event in the schoolyard.  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. is for the ECP and 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. is for grades K - 8th.  More details to follow. 


     

  • Sign up for Chess Club

    Posted by Lisa Guild on 9/30/2022 12:40:00 AM

    chess

    Tuesdays: 2:15pm to 3:15pm 
    10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 
     Pricing: $135/student
     
    Beginner-Level Chess programThis class is geared towards kids that are new or relatively new to chess. Learn and reinforce basic principles. This class covers the topics like: Piece names/movement, starting position, turn-sequence, piece values, special rules, general board competencies, and checks/checkmates. We'll learn about notations for reading (and writing) games. We'll do lots of problem-solving work, so be prepared to exercise your brain.  
    Classes are about an hour: a 40-45 minute lesson, plus playing time. Students will be able to play with each other as well as their instructor to practice their skills and learn
     
    Register here by 10/1 to ensure your spot:
     
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  • Principal Coffee Hour

    Posted by Lisa Guild on 9/30/2022 12:35:00 AM
    Coffee Hour
     
     
     
    Please join us for the Principal Coffee Hour on Thursday, October 6, at 9:00 am.
     
     
    Meeting ID: 941 876 8267
    Password: mr2nnx
     
    Each coffee hour is an open discussion and a great opportunity to raise questions, comments, and suggestions.  All are welcome! 
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  • SJS Hawks Basketball 2022/2023 Season

    Posted by Lisa Guild on 9/30/2022 12:15:00 AM

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    Who: 5th-8th grade Boys & Girls

    When: Nov thru Feb

    Cost: TBD

     

    After 2 years off, we will play in the Middlesex Catholic School Basketball league once again. The season will run from November - February and will consist of 2 to 3 practices/games per week. The teams will be broken into  Boys 5th/6th, Girls 5th/6th, Boys 7th/8th, and Girls 7th/8th.  Details on the cost and schedule will be sent soon.  If you have any interest in coaching or volunteering in any way please list your name.  There are many opportunities and we cannot have too many volunteers!

    sign up here to receive more info

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  • Homework Club!

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 9/30/2022

    Homework Club / Welcome

       Join the club and get your homework completed at school!    

     

    Grades 1-3

     

    When: Monday through Thursday 2:15 -3:15

     Attend some days or every day.

     Where : Mrs. Parris' Room

    Cost: $10 per child per day

    Register: Students must be registered to attend, as no drop-ins are allowed. Please return this form to the front office.

    *Payments will automatically be deducted through the

    FACTS Management System

    *Please bring extra snack and a book to read if finished early

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  • Join the Girl Scouts!

    Posted by Kerri Leonard on 9/29/2022

     

    Go to gsema.org/join to register

    Click HERE to Register!

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  • Ski and Snowboard Club

    Posted by Lisa Guild on 9/29/2022

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    The SJS Ski Club is open to all students in Grades 3 - 8 and will take place on six consecutive Thursday afternoons beginning January 5, 2023 at the Bradford Ski Area. This is a social club - no racing - and is open to all levels of skiers and snowboarders, including beginners! Parents will need to provide transportation for their child

    Costs are reasonable:
    - Lift ticket only is $190per student
    - 6 Ski/Snowboard Lessons (including lift ticket) is $320 per student
    - Ski rentals $130

    If you have a student that is interested please fill out the google form below by Monday 10/17

    ski club signup

      

    Bradford needs 20 students to run the program for SJS.  Please email Lisa Guild if you have any questions at ferrislisa1@gmail.com

     

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  • Professional Day/Columbus Day Reminder!

    Posted by Kerri Leonard on 9/28/2022 12:15:00 AM

     Remember, the week of October 7th is a short week!  We have no school on Friday, October 7 (Professional Day) and Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day).  

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  • Food Drive!

    Posted by Kerri Leonard on 9/25/2022 12:10:00 AM
     The week of September 26th - September 30th we will be hosting a Food Drive for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.  We are asking each class to please donate the following:
     
    8th grade - Beef Stew (Canned)
    8th grade - Pasta Sauce (jarred)
    7th grade - Jams and Jelly
    6th grade - Coffee:  Regular and Decaf Instant
    5th grade - Condiments
    4th grade - Cookies & Snacks
    3rd grade - Brownie & Cookie mixes
    2nd grade - Pasta (boxed)
    1st grade - Progresso Soup
    Kindergarten - Tuna (canned)
    ECP - Paper Plates
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  • CASUAL FOR A CAUSE DAY

    Posted by Kerri Leonard on 9/25/2022

    Casual for The O’Neil Family 

     

     

    Date: Friday, September 30, 2022

    Cost: $1.00

    Attire: Wear green. 

     

    Cause: Support for The O’Neil Family 

     

    The O’Neil Family lost their home this summer in a devastating house fire. Rosie ‘14 and Patrick ‘18 are SJS alumni. Mr. and Mrs. O’Neil are faithful members of our parish and have served many Christian Service hours at SJS over the years. 

     

    Normal Dress Down Day Rules apply (Click HERE to review)

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  • The Craft Fair is BACK!

    Posted by Kerri Leonard on 9/23/2022 12:20:00 AM

    Image by upklyak on Freepik
     
     
    After two years off the Craft Fair is back and Co-Chairs Megan Mantalos and Kate Ronan have been busy at work with all the planning. The Fair will be held at the church on Friday November 18th 4-8:30pm and Saturday November 19th 10am-3pm. All proceeds from the fair go directly to Saint Joseph's School. 
     
    We rely on donations and lots of volunteers to make this a successful event. There will be sign-up-genius links sent out in the coming weeks for a variety of jobs along with items we are looking for. 
     
    There are a limited number of vendor booth spaces available so if you know anyone interested in selling a hand made craft at the fair please reach out to Megan or Kate. Contact info listed below. 
     
    We are looking for Big Ticket items for our silent auction. If you have access to Sporting event tickets, Concert tickets, Hotel Stays, Theme park tickets, Ski passes or Restaurant Gift Certificates and would be willing to donate them please reach out to our co-chairs.
     
    Megan Mantalos meganmantalos@yahoo.com

     

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