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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.

  • Summer Assignments and Supply Lists

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 7/1/2019 9:15:00 AM


    We have re-activated and updated our Webpage on Summer Assignments and Supply Lists for your reference over the summer.

    Please contact your teacher(s) with any questions on summer assignments and supply lists.

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  • Summer Reading Challenge

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 7/1/2019 9:00:00 AM


    We are excited to offer our Summer Reading Challenge again this summer!

    Each student in Kindergarten - Grade 3 that reads 15 books or more and each student in Grades 4 - 8 that reads 5 books or more will earn a NO UNIFORM DAY.  

    To participate, please fill out this Reading Log and turn it in to the front desk during the first week of the 2019-2020 school year.  

    For ideas on great books to read, a good resource is the Lucius Beebe Library in Wakefield.  Their website is: http://www.wakefieldlibrary.org  then click on the box Summer Reading 2019 then click on the age link you need.

    Please contact our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Debbie Tremblay, with any questions.

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  • Back to School Dates

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 7/1/2019 8:00:00 AM


    We are delighted to announce the following dates for the opening of our 2019-20 school year! 

    Please see the calendar on our school Website for additional information, including times and locations of events.

    Tuesday, September 3

    Teachers return to school

    Evening orientation for ECP parents

    Wednesday, September 4  

    First day of school for Grades 1 - 8

    Kindergarten orientation 

    Thursday, September 5

    First day of school for Kindergarten

    First day of school for ECP full day students

    Friday, September 6

    Opening of school flag raising and blessing

    First Friday Mass hosted by Grade 8

    Monday, September 9

    First day of school for ECP half day classes

    Laurie's 909 lunches begin

    Wednesday, September 11

    Milk order forms due

    Thursday, September 12

    PTO Back to School Night

    Friday, September 13

    Pizza forms due

    Monday, September 16

    Milk distribution begins

    Friday, September 20

    Pizza lunches begin

    Individual photographs

    PTO Back to School Bash

    Friday, September 27

    Casual for a Cause

    ALICE Reunification Drill

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  • Fourth Term Honor Roll

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/19/2019



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


    Grade 6

    Excellence- Hugo Brown, Joseph Laudanno, and Molly Tittemore

    High Honors- Gabriella Maiuri

    Honors- Isabella Casoli, Paul Connor, and Rudy Gerweck

    Honorable Mention- Ryan Buonopane


    Grade 7

    Excellence- Elizabeth Foy and Erin Smail

    High Honors- Konrad Cuper, John Kennedy, Charles Lemieux, and Peter Swain

    Honors- Courtney Fallon, Carlyanna Mathieu, Samuel Ryder, and Elliott Tinkler

    Honorable Mention- Michael DeSimone, Francesca Mance, and Benjamin Ryder


    Grade 8

    Excellence- Gabriella Minasian

    High Honors- Mia Mercurio and Hailey Payne

    Honors- Grace Hoag

    Honorable Mention- Christopher DaSilva and Geoffrey Pike 

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  • Grade 4 Video by Mrs. Maher

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/17/2019

    We had a great year in Grade 4!  Thank you so much to Mrs. Julie Maher, teacher assistant extraordinaire, for creating this wonderful video highlighting some of our best moments!

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  • Grade 3 Writing Lesson from Mrs. Getty

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/15/2019


    Thank you to Mrs. Colleen Getty for visiting Grade 3 during the last week of school!
    Mrs. Getty founded and directs “The Room To Write” which recently won the Best New Business award by the Wakefield-Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce.
    She delivered a special writing lesson for the class.  The children had a terrific time producing their own original mini-books!
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  • Congratulations to Erin Smail!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/15/2019


    Congratulations to Erin Smail, Grade 7 (soon to be Grade 8), who won the Bishop Fenwick High School Book Award! 

    She received the award at our final Praise & Worship on Monday, June 10, from Admissions Counsellor Steve Driscoll and Mrs. Hamelin.

    We are so proud of you, Erin!  

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  • Uniform Swap

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/9/2019 9:30:00 AM


    Our uniform swap is NOW OPEN!

    Organized by the PTO, we already have a terrific inventory of gently used uniform items that will be on display in the ground floor hallway of the main school building beginning on Monday morning.  

    All are welcome to take as many items as you are able to use for your family next year.  All items are completely FREE!  Donations are NOT required to participate in the swap!  All families, including incoming ECP families, are most welcome to participate.

    If you have items to donate, please leave them in the bins that in the basement hallway marked "Place Donations Here."  PTO volunteers will sort them and add them to the items on display for others to take.  Please do not donate items that are ripped, stained or are heavily worn.  

    You are welcome to visit the swap anytime that the school building is open.  If you are unable to visit the swap during school hours, before school or after school, please contact the PTO or Mrs. Flynn to make arrangements.

    In order to facilitate the swap, students will not be required to wear uniforms beginning on Monday, June 10.  See the separate blog post on attire for the final week of school.

    Please contact PTO@stjosephschoolwakefield.org with any questions about the uniform swap.

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  • Christian Service Forms

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/9/2019 9:00:00 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.

    Completed forms were due on Friday, May 10.  If you have not already returned your form, please do so as soon as possible to ensure an assignment that will work well for your family. 

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

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  • Yearbooks Are Here!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/9/2019 8:30:00 AM


    It's not too late to purchase a yearbook to preserve some of this year's wonderful memories!  

    Yearbooks are available for purchase at the front desk for $25.

    We have a limited supply, don't miss your chance to own one!

    Special thanks to Laura Flynn for producing this beautiful book!

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