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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.

  • Important Upcoming Dates

    February 15-19  

    No School - February Break

    February 26

    11:20a.m.

    Early Release - Parent/Teacher Conferences

    March 4

    9:00a.m.

    Principal Coffee Hour

    March 5

    10:00a.m.

    First Friday Mass - Hosted by Grade 3


  • Lenten Fundraiser for the Wakefield Food Pantry

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 2/17/2021
    Helping our neighbors in need: the Wakefield Food Pantry

    Did you know that one in eight people in Eastern Massachusetts currently struggle with hunger? This struggle is also very real in Wakefield. Hunger is invisible; we are not able to see when someone is hungry or to see how little food is in our neighbors’ cabinets; but it does exist in Wakefield. Last year the Wakefield Food Pantry served 821 families and gave out over 333,675 lbs of food. The pantry could only help those in need with the community’s support.

    Every $1 dollar donated to the food pantry allows them to purchase $4 dollars in food from the Greater Boston Food Bank!

    After February vacation, our wonderful art teacher, Mr. McGaw, will be making collection boxes for our students to bring home to their families. This Lenten season, we will be using the boxes to collect donations for the Wakefield Food Pantry. We will ask the children to return all donations collected before the Easter holiday. Thank you for your cooperation and generosity with this Lenten project. Every dollar truly makes a difference!

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  • Science Addition - AR Sandbox!

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 2/17/2021

    Sandbox

    We are thrilled to share that St. Joseph School now has an Augmented Reality Sandbox created by researchers at UC Davis. This device was constructed by Dr. Virginio Chiodini, Mrs. Chiodini's husband. It will be used by students in an integrated pK-12 STEM program in partnership with Malden Catholic. AR Sandboxes really make topography and geography lessons come to life! The sand is augmented in real-time with an elevation color map, topographic contour lines, and simulated water.

    Our students will also be able to use the device to conduct original research through a collaborative arrangement with faculty in the  Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT. A big thank you goes to Dr. Chiodini and Mr. Shattuck for making this new learning experience possible!

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  • Catholic Schools Week Library Fundraiser

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 2/17/2021

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    Thank you so much to everyone for supporting the Library through donations for the Presidential series of books during Catholic Schools Week.  We raised a total of $644.62!  We have enough money to purchase 29 books which will give us all 46 Presidents' books!!!  Woohoo!!

     
    The books offer a glimpse into the lives of each president; their early life, what was happening in the United States during their lives/Presidency, their cabinet, and life after being President.  There is also information on Branches of Government, Line of Succession, Benefits, Glossary and Presidents and their Terms.  Really a beautiful and concise story of each President. 
     
    The First Grade class raised the most money so they will be getting a Hoodsie party at Mrs. Melino's discretion.  
     
    We are so grateful for your generosity and kindness in helping us continue to build a beautiful library for your children where they can grow and learn every time they walk through the door. 
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  • Video from The Principal Coffee Hour

    Posted by Lisa Guild on 2/4/2021 10:00:00 AM

     

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    Here is a recording from today's Principal Coffee Hour if you missed it:

     zoom recording

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  • Valentine's Day Cards

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 2/2/2021

    Our students enjoyed making Valentine's cards for residents at Bear Hill Nursing Home and Brightview Senior Living. We love the creativity and love that went into the cards!

     

    Grade 6:

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    6th

    6th

     

    Grades 7 & 8:

    7th

    8th

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  • Valentine's Casual Treat!

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 1/31/2021

    Friday, February 12- A Valentine Treat 

    A Free PJ Day! 

    Students will have their Valentine’s Day parties and can wear pajamas to school as well. (Shoulders must be covered.)

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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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  • Financial Aid Applications Due April 15

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 1/19/2021

    Financial Aid

    For families re-enrolling or enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year, the financial aid process is now open. Applications are due by April 15 and the school will communicate its decision by May 15.

    If you intend to apply for financial aid, please use this link. Please contact the main office with any questions.

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  • Band & String Program

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 11/19/2020

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    Our band and string program is now enrolling for live after school Zoom lessons! Flexible scheduling sign up can be done here

    Current offerings:
    1) Ukulele grades K-8
    2) Violin grades 1-8
    3) Band instruments grade 3-8 (trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, flute, bells, percussion)

    If you have any rental instruments from the previous year that need to be returned, they can be dropped off at the school office labeled with your child’s name. Don’t hesitate to email Band & String Program Director Jenn Zevos at j.allen.jazz@gmail.com with any questions. 

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  • Homework Club!

    Posted by Lisa Crane on 10/13/2020

    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 : Library

    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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