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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.

  • Calling All Parents - Raffle Basket Items

    Posted by Craft Fair on 9/19/2019 11:20:00 AM


    Dear Parents,

    As you may know, the Craft Fair is our school’s largest and most profitable fundraiser.  One of the best revenue streams is our beautifully designed and displayed raffle baskets. 

    This year, we are asking families to look around their homes for unopened items that you may want to donate – that extra game of Monopoly, an unused gift card to that store you never go to, that set of two wine glasses that don’t go with your table décor...  Whatever it maybe, it can make for a great addition to a basket!  Speaking of baskets, if you have any, we’ll happily take them off your hands, too!

    We do have a Sign Up Genius for specific items (click here), but are appreciative of anything you may want to donate!  All donations can be dropped off to the school, attention Craft Fair Raffle Baskets.

    If you have any questions please see Jamie Goodrich or contact us via e-mail at craftfair@stjosephschoolwakefield.org.

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  • Christmas Craft Fair - Spread the Word!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 9/19/2019

    We're just over 2 months away from two of the most fun days of the year!  Please help us spread the word about the 38th Annual Saint Joseph School Christmas Craft Fair!


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  • Grade 6 Order of Operations

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 9/19/2019


    Grade 6 tested their skills in order of operations by using the Guess, Revise, Check strategy. They created a layered birthday cake with the steps in a problem that results in their birthdate as the answer. Great work!

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  • Grade 3 Dictionaries

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 9/19/2019


    Mrs. Ellis and the Grade 3 students are very grateful to the Wakefield Rotary Club for continuing their long-standing tradition of gifting brand new dictionaries to our Grade 3 students each year! Ms. Bowering and Mr. Fitzgerald provided a terrific lesson on how to use these wonderful books, which also include information on states, countries, U.S. Presidents, braille, sign language and more! 

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  • Follow us on Insta!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 9/18/2019


    We are pleased to announce that Saint Joseph School has joined Instagram!

    Please follow us at sjswakefield!

    Please also use our hashtag #sjswakefield.

    Liking and sharing our posts on Instagram and Facebook is a powerful, free way to help us get the word out about our wonderful school.  We appreciate your support!

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  • PTO Spirit Gear Fundraiser

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 9/16/2019


    Support the PTO's first spirit gear drive by purchasing fashionable SJS items for yourself and your children!

    Spirit Gear Direct will give the PTO 10% of the sales which will be used to help fund events and activities provided by the PTO.

    Click here to shop on-line: www.spiritgeardirect.com/shop

    Select Massachusetts, and then "St Joseph-PTO".

    This sale ends on Monday, September 23, so don't miss out on your chance to purchase your school spirit items and support our PTO!

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  • Calendar Change - October 4

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 9/16/2019
    The Archdiocese of Boston has rescheduled the Professional Day originally set for Friday, October 4.

    Saint Joseph School will therefore be OPEN for a normal full school day on Friday, October 4.

    Students will attend First Friday Mass, which will be hosted by Grade 7.  Please wear Class A uniforms.
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  • Toy Drive

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 9/16/2019


    In addition to the Casual Day donation, the Pote family would also like to give back to the organization that comforted them during such a difficult time. 

    We will be holding a toy drive on Monday, September 30 through Friday, October 4

    Here are the accepted items:

    • Early Childhood Program- coloring books
    • Kindergarten through Grade 3- board games or card games
    • Grades 4 through 8- LEGO kits**

    **These Lego kits really helped Thomas get through his hospital stay!

    Bins will be located by the front desk and at the convent

    After the drive, the Pote family will be personally delivering the items to the RMH of Long Island.   

    Thank you so much for your support!

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  • Casual for a Cause

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 9/16/2019


    Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 

    Cost: $2.00

    Attire: Wear green*.

    Cause: Ronald McDonald House of Long Island


    This cause is especially meaningful to one of our school families. 

    Over the summer, sixth grader Thomas Pote was unexpectedly injured while he was in New York for a lacrosse tournament. 

    Thomas and his family received incredible support, care, and hospitality from the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island during their stay. 

    *Green is Thomas’ favorite color.  


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  • Grade 3 Pet Donation Drive

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 9/16/2019
    Grade 3 students are collecting pet food, toys, and supplies during the month of October in honor of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals.  
    Please help us make life easier for some of God's furry creatures. PAWS and other local animal shelters are very crowded with abandoned and surrendered puppies, kittens, cats, and dogs. Every little bit helps a lot!
    Please leave any donations in the bins under the bulletin board next to the front desk anytime between now and Halloween!  
    Monetary donations and gift cards to places like Pet Smart and Petco are also greatly appreciated.  Please deliver those to the front desk for safekeeping.  
    Mrs. Ellis will take our Saint Joseph School donations to the shelters on Halloween as a special "treat" for our furry friends.  M.E.O.W. (Mrs. Ellis Of Wakefield) and Grade 3 thank you in advance for your generosity!
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