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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.



  • Peace Windmills for MLK

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/20/2020

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    Grades 1, 3, and 5 buddies made peace windmills on Friday after listening to a story about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Everyone was interested to know that originally his name was Michael!

    Students then completed an art project together and formed a circle in the first floor hallway with their peace windmills.  Finally, the students prayed together for peace in the world.  What a wonderful tribute to Dr. King and his message of peace!

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  • The Battle of the Bills

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/19/2020

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    The Battle that Benefits Lives!

    The Battle of the Bills to Benefit 

    The Mission Of Deeds 

    Our school will be hosting the Battle of the Bills during Catholic Schools Week.  

    The goal of the Battle of the Bills is to collect as many $1 bills as possible in your class bucket and put as many other dollar bills in all the other buckets!

    Money is worth “points” based on its value.

    1 Dollar = POSITIVE 100 POINTS

    2 Dollars = NEGATIVE 200 POINTS

    5 Dollars = NEGATIVE 500 POINTS

    10 DOLLARS = NEGATIVE 1,000 POINTS

    20 DOLLARS = NEGATIVE 2,000 POINTS 

    Only $1 bills give your class POSITIVE POINTS while any other dollar bills take points AWAY from your class total.  Therefore, you want to put $1 bills IN YOUR CLASS bucket and any other dollar bills in the buckets of OTHER CLASSES. Whichever class has the MOST POINTS at the end of the battle, wins.  

    The prize for the class that wins is an ice cream party!

    The Battle of the Bills will be going on from Monday, January 27 until 1 p.m. on Friday, January 31.

    The buckets for each class will be kept outside of the 6th grade classroom.  

    Which grade will win???

    Our overall goal is to raise $1,080.00 to purchase 12 beds for those in need!

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  • Catholic Schools Week Schedule

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/19/2020

     

    Sunday, January 26

    9:00 a.m. SJS Team Mass: All children are expected to be in Class A uniform, 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls must wear their sweaters.  All students should have their shirts tucked in, belts worn and NO sneakers.

    10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon: Open House at school

    SJS Hawks-Basketball Games

    This year, the basketball games will take place at Wakefield High School in the Field House.  Take Hemlock Road (the road leading to Northeast Vocational School), enter through the parking lot entrance across from tennis courts and baseball diamond.  Park in the parking lot behind the high school and use the entrance to the Field House. Please do not use the main entrance to WHS located on Farm Street.

    The game schedule is as follows:

    3:00 p.m. - Grade 5/6 vs. St. Mary's 

    4:00 p.m. - Grade 7 vs. St. Mary's

    5:30 p.m. - Grade 8 vs. St. Mary’s

    We will also be recognizing our 8th grade players prior to or after the Grade 8 game.

    We will be serving pizza, cake and water and all school families are welcome, and encouraged, to come out and enjoy the afternoon cheering on our Hawks basketball teams! 

     

    Monday, January 27

    Appreciate the community.

    Casual in support of The Mission of Deeds.

    Do good deeds for the Mission of Deeds.

    Wear red or pink for kindness and love.

    8:45 a.m: Mr. Bruce Murison will speak to students in Kindergarten - Grade 8 in Father Gillis Hall after Praise & Worship regarding the Mission of Deeds

    See campaign details for The Battle of the Bills!

    Our school wide goal is to raise $1,080.00 for the purchase of 12 new beds for those in need!

    9:15 a.m. Excerpt from Alice in Wonderland will be performed for students at FGH immediately following the presentation.

     

    Tuesday, January 28

    Appreciate the teachers.

    Teacher Lunch Day!

    Wear bright colors* in support of our bright, enlightening teachers!!

    Lunchtime: Teacher lunches will be provided by the PTO. 

    *Normal dress down day rules apply. 

     

    Wednesday, January 29

    Appreciate the parents, volunteers, and students.

    Students will work on an activity of appreciation for parents and volunteers. 

    Movie & Pajama* Day!

    Students will be treated to a movie and popcorn!

    Popcorn and water will be provided by the PTO.  Students may want to bring an additional snack with them.  Please remember all snacks must be nut free.

    (*Shoulders must be covered. If your child has gym, please make sure they wear sneakers.)

     

    Thursday, January 30

    Appreciate the students (again).  : )

    Color Day* and Student Appreciation Day!

    Wear your class color. 

    *Normal dress down day rules apply.

    No homework tonight and no tests on Friday!

    *Please see below for your class color.

     

    Kindergarten: Orange                Grade 1: Red                         Grade 2: Green                         

    Grade 3: Purple                         Grade 4: Yellow                     Grade 5: Red

    Grade 6: Green                         Grade 7: Blue                        Grade 8: Pink

    10:15-11:00 a.m: Family Feud 

    Small Skittle treats to be handed out during the game. 

     

    Friday, January 31

    Appreciate the parish

    Mass and Board Games!

    Wear SJS Class A Uniforms.

    9:00 a.m. Mass hosted by Grade 4

    1:15 p.m: Buddy Board Games - Feel free to send in a board game for your child to play with his or her buddy.  

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  • Saint Joseph School 5th Annual 5K & Family Fun Day

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/19/2020

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    Please save the date for our 5th Annual Saint Joseph School 5K & Family Fun Day!

    Saturday, May 30 - Wakefield Town Common - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    We will be releasing information on how to register for our chip-timed 5K run around Lake Quannapowitt, our 5K stroller-friendly walk around Lake Quannapowit, and our kids' events in the coming weeks!  Please stay tuned!

    We will be asking students and families to participate in raising pledges again this year, stay tuned for more information on our great prizes!

    Even if you're not a runner or walker, please plan to join us for lots of fun on the Common!  We'll have delicious food, bounce houses and lots of fun for the kids, and talented vendors.  We would love for every family to be a part of this fun-filled day! 

    We are seeking sponsors for the event and we have some terrific, affordable, high-visibility opportunities available!  Please email sjs5k@stjosephschoolwakefield.org for more information or download our sponsorship application for more details!  Please share this application with friends and neighbors that own local businesses, too!

    Thank you in advance for your support, we are looking forward to a terrific day for our whole school community!

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  • Two Hands, One Heart in Honor of Dr. King

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/19/2020

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    Students in the Kindergarten class formed this one heart with their two hands in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

    This beautiful idea is based on the song "With My Own Two Hands" by Ben Harper, which has the refrain "I can change the world with my own two hands."   Click below to listen to this inspiring message which really is a perfect way to recall Dr. King's message of peace and love!  Thank you Mrs. D, Mrs. Mance, and the Kindergarten class for this wonderful message!

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  • Spread the Word About Our Open House

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/18/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Please share this flyer with your friends, neighbors and family! 

    We would love to welcome them, as well as all current school families, at our Open House on Sunday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to noon!

    Prospective and current families are also encouraged to attend the special School Team Mass at 9 a.m. at Saint Joseph Parish to kick off Catholic Schools Week!

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  • Basketball

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/18/2020

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    Our Hawks and Sham-Hawks basketball teams are having a terrific season!

    Thank you to Amy Lemieux for these great pictures and thank you to all of our dedicated coaches!

    Keep up the hard work and great play, Hawks and Sham-Hawks!

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  • Middle School Science Lab on Bird Beak Adaptations

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/18/2020

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    Last week in the science lab, middle school students simulated birds with different types of beaks competing for food.

    The lab was designed to reinforce the concept that plants and animals have different and unique adaptations that help them survive in their habitat.  

    Terrific work, students and Mrs. Arulraj!

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  • Registration is Now Open!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/18/2020

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    Registration for the 2020-21 school year for all school families, ECP through Grade 8 is now open!

    We hope that your family will remain a part of our Saint Joseph School family next year!

    As an incentive to returning school families to register early, which is a significant help to us in setting next year's budget and tuition rates, we will offer a reduced $175 non-refundable registration fee per family for all returning school families who complete their re-registration by February 14, 2020. 

    After February 14, 2020, the non-refundable registration fee will increase to $275 per family.  

    Click here to download the registration form.

    You may pay your registration fee through your FACTS account.  Please check where indicated on the registration form if you wish to do so.  If you make this election, your registration fee will be deducted from your FACTS account approximately 10 days after you submit your completed registration form.  In the alternative, you may include a check payable to Saint Joseph School with your completed registration form.

    Please also review this letter about the rollout of our RENWEB/FACTS electronic registration for 2020-21.  Additional information will be provided when this system is available.

    Please contact Dr. Sullivan or Mrs. Flynn at 781-245-2081 with any questions.  

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  • Ski Club

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 1/18/2020

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    Our SJS Ski and Snowboard Club is officially in session!  They had a great first week at Bradford!

    Thanks to Dave and Amy Lemiuex for organizing and these great pictures!

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