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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.

  • First Term Honor Roll

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/17/2019


    Dr. Sullivan is pleased to announce that the following students in Grades 6 through 8 have achieved honor roll status for the first term.

    Grade 6


    • Harry Brown, Julian Cuper, Alice Getty, and Priscilla Srikanth


    • Elias Albourjaili, Adrian Babu, Daniel Fazzolari, and Yasmin Saroufim

    Honorable Mention

    • Jack Burgess, Ava Diranian, Thomas Pote, and Shane Stuart

    Grade 7


    • Hugo Brown, Joseph Laudanno, and Molly Tittemore

    High Honors

    • Isabella Casoli and Rudy Gerweck


    • Haley Talbot

    Grade 8


    • Konrad Cuper, Elizabeth Foy, and Erin Smail

    High Honors

    • Michael DeSimone, Courtney Fallon, John Kennedy, Charles Lemieux, Samuel Ryder, Peter Swain, and Elliott Tinkler


    • Tristan Gendreau, Francesca Mance, Carlyanna Mathieu, and Benjamin Ryder

    Honorable Mention

    • Evangelina Carr and Sarah Collins
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  • Dine Out for Wakefield Food Pantry on Wednesday

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/17/2019


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  • Basketball Season Begins

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/17/2019


    Each of our basketball teams got their seasons started this weekend with games on Friday evening!

    These pictures are of the Grade 5-6 Hawks team.  They did not get the win against OLA, but they all played well and the season is just getting started!  Go Hawks!  

    This year, our Grade 7 and 8 teams are joining forces with Saint Patrick School in Stoneham.  So for those two teams, we'll say Go Shamhawks!  

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  • School Team Mass 11-17-19

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/17/2019


    Congratulations and thanks to today's Mass team!  Everyone was wonderful in their roles as greeters, readers, ushers, and gift bearers.  You made us proud and your love for the Mass fills our hearts!

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  • 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/17/2019

    UPDATE!  As of November 17, the following families are in the lead in our contest!

    1st Place:  Caruso

    2nd Place:  Stuart

    3rd Place:  Pride

    We have sold $6765 so far.

    *Don't forget, you can earn a FREE MONTH of tuition!  Sell your tickets now!*





    (2019 Christmas Craft Fair)

    The total pot was over $11,000 last year!

    Some of our past winners were school families!



    • Tickets cost $2.00 each. No discount for multiple ticket purchases.
    • Each ticket buys a chance to win half of the total dollar value sold; the other half benefits St. Joseph School. A win-win for everyone!
    • No limit to the number of tickets sold. The more we sell, the bigger the pot will be.
    • Drawing will be held Saturday, NOVEMBER 23RD at 3pm. You do not need to be present to win.
    • The family selling the most raffle tickets will get free tuition for one child for an entire month! (value = 1 month elementary school tuition for one child)
    • We ask that all school families sell 50/50 raffle tickets, but families with only ECP students are not obligated. Families with students in Grades K through 8 are STRONGLY encouraged to sell a minimum of 15 and a goal of 20 tickets!
    • Attached you will find your family’s 15-ticket starter pack. For additional tickets contact Kimberly Ciulla at kimberlyciulla@gmail.com or stop by the front desk.
    • 50/50 Raffle tickets are separate from the other Christmas Craft Fair Raffle Tickets.
    • 50/50 Raffle tickets should be returned each week as they are sold so we can update you on where we stand.


    For ticket sales to count towards the free tuition challenge you MUST

    • Place the ticket stubs and cash or check in a sealed envelope. Check to make sure the amount of money = $2 for every ticket stub enclosed.
    • Write the first AND last name AND the grade of the family’s oldest or only child on the envelope.
    • Return the sealed envelope in your child’s backpack.

    Mark your calendars now!

    Saint Joseph School 38th Annual Christmas Craft Fair

    Friday, November 22 from 4 - 8:30 p.m.

    Saturday November 23 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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  • Alumnus Nick Scarpello Honored by iPod for Wounded Veterans

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/15/2019


    We are so proud of Nick Scarpello, SJS Class of 2015 who was recently awarded the "Military Appreciation Award" by iPods for Wounded Veterans.  

    The story below is gratefully reprinted from the Wilmington Apple newspaper.

    iPods For Wounded Veterans Awards Its Military Appreciation Award To Wakefield’s Nick Scarpello

    WILMINGTON, MA — Nick Scarpello, of Wakefield, has been awarded the 2019 Military Appreciation Award from iPods for Wounded Veterans.

    Scarpello graduated from Malden Catholic in the spring and is now a freshmen at Georgetown University. While at Malden Catholic, he became involved with iPods for Wounded Veterans in the fall of 2016. He also served as captain of the football team and member of the outdoor track team, while belonging to the student newspaper and mock trial team.

    Scarpello participated in the following iPods for Wounded Veterans activities:

    • manned the Barnes & Noble table on Veterans Day
    • visited Soldiers Home in Chelsea
    • visited VA Hospital in Bedford
    • stocked care packages for veterans during the Christmas season
    • handed out electric devices to veterans groups in Beverly
    • represented iPods for Wounded Veterans during Memorial Day Parade
    • volunteered at additional events in Manchester & Worcester

    His outstanding volunteerism towards veterans has been sensational.

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  • Please Volunteer for the Craft Fair!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/15/2019



    We need your help to make our 38th Annual Christmas Craft Fair a success!

    As you know, the Christmas Craft Fair is our largest fundraiser and it takes many people to make it a success.  

    Please consider spending a few hours with us at the fair. It is always fun and a great way to get to know more of the wonderful families in our school community.  

    We are especially in need of Parking Volunteers. We need a total of 15 parking volunteers.  If you enjoy the outdoors and fresh air, you'll love this spot. Grab some friends and sign up!

    Please note that this coming Wednesday, November 20 at 12:40 p.m. we load up all the Craft Fair Supplies and GURI items and take them to FGH.  The 8th Grade students are going to help us out, which is terrific, but we need some more adult bodies to assist with all the lifting and loading. 

    Also, this coming Thursday, November 21 is our wreath decorating night. Please feel free to come and decorate your own wreath. You can purchase it and take it home on the spot!

    If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Brown at jennifercolleenbrown@yahoo.com.


    • GURI/Christmas Goods
    • Kids’ Corner - includes both Kids’ Corner 
    • Kitchen/Bake Sale and Cafe and Pizza Picker Uppers (No Students in the Kitchen please)
    • Parking – we are in particular need of Parking Adults (for their safety, no students unless they have a driver's license)
    • Raffles
    • Wreaths

    Please click here for the sign up genius! Thank you so much for your help!

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  • Please Help Hang Flyers!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/14/2019


    We have two very important events coming up and we would love to have your help in hanging up flyers for them!

    -  Discover Catholic Schools Week Open Houses next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday November 19-21

    -  Christmas Craft Fair next Friday and Saturday November 22-23

    We have flyers for both events available at the front desk, stop by and grab some anytime!

    Please click here for the sign up genius to see what areas still need to be covered

    We are so grateful for your help!


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  • Student GURI Shopping

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/14/2019


    Each of our students in Kindergarten - Grade 8 will walk down to visit our 38th Annual Christmas Craft Fair during the school day on Friday, November 22.

    Students will have the opportunity to shop in our GURI (Gently Used Religious & Christmas Items) area.  Students love to purchase small items such as rosaries, crucifixes, religious statues and Christmas decorations for their family members as Christmas gifts.

    Please send in a few dollars with each child that morning so that they can buy an item or two.  We know that you'll be touched by their thoughtful and meaningful purchases!

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  • PAWS Thank You!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 11/14/2019


    Our Grade 3 students collected cat and dog food and supplies during the month of October in honor of St. Francis. The school also had a “Casual For A Cause” day to benefit PAWS 🐾. Becky Bocelli and her lovable rescue grand dog Wallace came to the Grade 3 classroom to accept the myriad boxes of food and supplies for animals in need of “furever “ homes, along with monetary donations and gift cards. It makes Mrs. Ellis and the students feel so good to help, and they want to sincerely thank EVERYONE who donated to our St. Francis PAWS Project. Woof🐕and Meow🐈 from Grade 3 and Mrs.Ellis!

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