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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

    May 3-7  

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    May 6

    9:00am

     

    Principal Coffee Hour

    Class Picture Day

    May 7

    10:00am

    11:20 / 11:45

    First Friday Mass

    Early Release

    May 12

    12:45pm

    May Procession

    May 12  

    Fuddruckers Take Out/Dine In Fundraiser

    May 14  

    Casual for a Cause - Wear blue or animal prints


  • Marian Procession

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 5/5/2021

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    May Procession timetable

    May 12, 2021

     

    PROCESSION BEGINS AT 12:45 PM in the school parking lot.

    Students will walk with their classes. The route will be as follows:

    Proceed right out of the parking lot down Gould Street

    Turn RIGHT on Cedar St.

    Turn RIGHT on Chestnut St.

    Turn RIGHT on Murray St.

    Enter the church by the Murray Street side

     

    Students will be seated with their teachers in assigned pews (as they would during Praise and Worship).

    While at the church we will say the Rosary, tell stories of Marian apparitions, each class will present a bouquet of flowers to the statue of Mary, and sing songs.  

    After we are finished we will walk back to the school. 

    Parents are invited to join us! You may meet us at any point along the processional route (walking behind the students) or at the church, seated behind the students.

     

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  • Fuddruckers Take out/ Dine out Fundraiser

    Posted by Lisa Guild on 5/1/2021

    Fuddruckers

    Take a day off from cooking for a good cause.  Fudruckers in Reading will give back 20% of all purchases on Wednesday 5/12/21 back to our school!  The Fundraiser will apply to all take out or dine in orders between  12:00-7:00 pm.  Feel free to pass it along to all of your family & friends.

    Click on the flyer below & show on your phone at checkout

    flyer 

     

    We will also be selling tickets to a 50/50 Raffle there between 5:00-7:00 to go to the Ellis Family.  Take a chance to win while also helping our favorite 3rd grade teacher!

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  • Principal Coffee Hour

    Posted by Lisa Guild on 4/28/2021
     
     
     Coffee Hour
     
     
     
    Please join us for the  Principal Coffee Hour on Thursday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m.  
     
     
     
    Meeting ID: 941 876 8267
    Password: mr2nnx
     
    Each coffee hour is an open discussion and a great opportunity to raise questions, comments, compliments and suggestions.  All are welcome! 
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  • May Casuals for a Cause

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 4/27/2021

    There will be THREE Casuals for a Cause this month:

    Date: Tuesday, May 4

    Cost: $1.00

    Attire: Wear blue,one of Lenny's favorite colors and also the color of the Blessed Virgin Mary whom we celebrate during the month of May!

    Cause: St. Joseph Parish Lenny Duggan Golf Tournament

    Lenny was a devoted Saint Joseph Parish daily Mass attendee and an ardent supporter of our school. He attended Praise and Worship and First Friday Masses with our students.  The kids loved Lenny, and Lenny loved the kids!  We look forward to supporting the golf tournament in his memory.

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    Cause: To support Mr. and Mrs. Ellis

    Date: Friday, May 14

    Cost: $1.00

    Attire: Wear blue or anything with animals on it.

    Mrs. Ellis is our beloved third grade teacher of over 40 years! This year, both her and her husband have been experiencing significant health problems and Mrs. Ellis has had to take a leave of absense.  We want them to feel our love and support! We all know how much she loves animals (especially cats!) and they both love the color blue,  the color for our Blessed Mother.

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    Date: Friday, May 21

    Cost: $1.00

    Attire: Wear blue

    Cause: American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders

    APFED is a nonprofit organization founded in December 2001 by a group of mothers of young children living with eosinophil-associated diseases. It is a patient advocacy group dedicated to improving the lives of those living with eosinophilic disorders. This cause is very helpful to many people with eosinophilic diseases because it raises money for research to help find cures to help people be able to live normal lives.

     

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  • Term 3 Honor Roll

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 4/26/2021

    Head of School's Honor List - Academy of Our Lady of Peace

    For the third term of this 2020-2021 school year:

    GRADE 6

    Excellence

    Siena Ciulla, Ethan Hildonen, and Laila Paulsen

    High Honors

    Olivia Casoli, Lillian Cherilus, Mia Hubbard, Anna Magno, Lily Rodgers, and Andrew Skeirik

    Honors

    Katherine Abourjaili, Aimee Keohane, Olivia Larsen, Brianna Santos, and Rania Saroufim

    Honorable Mention

    Anthony Capozzi, James Guild, and Michael Ronan

     

    GRADE 7

    Excellence

    Priscilla Srikanth

    High Honors

    Elias Abourjaili, Harry Brown, Julian Cuper, Yasmin Saroufim, and Michael Zapach

    Honors

    Adrian Babu, Jack Burgess, Daniel Fazzolari, Keira Gagne, Isaac Melo, Thomas Pote, and Shane Stuart

    Honorable Mention

    Ethan Buys, Kylie Gagne, Julia Lanneville, and Thomas Pereira

     

    GRADE 8

    Excellence

    Joseph Laudanno, Deirdre McCarron, George Rodgers, and Molly Tittemore

    High Honors

    Hugo Brown, Isabella Casoli, and Allesandra Delgenio

    Honors

    Luke Hicks and Haley Talbot

    Honorable Mention

    Gregory Beckwith

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  • Resurrection Eggs

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 4/8/2021

    A very special SJS tradition was kept alive during Holy Week this year!

    The eighth graders made Resurrection Eggs for the kindergarteners. 
    Each egg was filled with a symbol of the Easter story. Then, since the eighth graders could not visit kindergarten in person due to safety protocols, they made a video to walk the kindergarteners through the story. 
     
    (The first graders also received their special eggs, assembled by the seventh graders, this year as well, because the virus had prevented them from receiving their eggs last year. Mrs. Melino played the Grade 8 video for them as well.)

    Mrs. Coppinger, a former SJS teacher and current substitute teacher, began this tradition. She even made a "guest appearance" to teach her special lesson to the seventh and eighth grade students!

    We are so happy that this meaningful experience was delivered in a creative way!

    8th Graders:

    8th Grade

    1st Graders:

    1st  

     

    Kindergarten:

     

     
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  • Sports Zone 101 Spring & Summer sign up

    Posted by Lisa Guild on 3/27/2021

    Sports Zone 101

    Are your kids looking to hang out with their classmates afterschool?  Do you need them to run around and burn off energy?  Then please consider signing up for Sports Zone!  With the weather getting nicer, Sports Zone is offering multiple programs for St Joes.  

     

    Spring

    We are excited to announce that  Sports Zone will be offering an after school program  at Moulton Park (just down the street from the school) exclusively for SJS students for  the Spring! For the first time they will run 2 separate programs simultaneously for us- One for K-4th and one for 5th-8th.  This will allow them to tailor the program better for each age group!

    The Spring session runs on Wednesdays from  4/14-5/26. 

    The children will be checked in at the school and escorted down to the park by a Sports Zone instructor right after school.  All of their instructors will be wearing masks and the children will need to as well when they are not six feet apart. We encourage participating children to pack sneakers and bring a snack and water bottle.  Parent pick up will be at the park (not the school) promptly at 4:00. 

    Please register by Monday 4/11  in order to ensure appropriate staffing. For more information and to register, please click on the link below

    Sports Zone sign up

     

    Summer

    Sports Zone is also offering both 1/2 and full day camps throughout the summer for SJS families.  Please click on the link below for more information

     Sports Zone sign up

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  • Online Spring Book Fair

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 3/3/2021

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    It's book fair time!

    Starting March 14th and ending on Sunday, May 16th we will be hosting our spring Follett Book eFair. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to purchase books for your child(ren)'s summer reading and support our library at the same time.
     
    Take a looksie at the Teachers Wish Lists if you would like to purchase books for the library or a specific classroom. 
     
    When the books arrive, we will sort them out and send them home with your children or put them in a bin outside the school for pick up, unless you direct us otherwise.  
     
    If you do decide to purchase for the library or a classroom those books will be sent home to you and you can distribute at your convenience.
     
    Please click here to purchase books.
     
    Thank you, as always, for your support of our beautiful library!!
     
    Please email Mrs. Tremblay with any questions: dtremblay@stjosephschoolwakefield.org
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  • LetGoYourMind Summer Program

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 1/24/2021

    Let Go Your Mind

    LetGoYourMind is excited to announce that they are running their in-person STEM programs this summer at Saint Joseph School, being held at 50% capacity. They will be offering three programs this summer. 

    • Motorized LEGO brick creations: Ages 4-5    

    • Code motorized LEGO robotic creations and Stop Motion Animation: Ages 6-8    

    • Battlebots, Stop-Motion Animation & Code Minecraft:  Ages 9-13

    The full descriptions and dates can be found on their website.

    Once you have decided which program you would like to register for, login or create a profile on their website through ultracamp. Go through the registration process and at the end it will ask for a password. The password is: summer2020.

    Please feel free to email the coordinator with any questions.  jim@letgoyourmind.com

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