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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.

  • Fourth Term Honor Roll

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 7/11/2020


    Dr. Sullivan is pleased to​ announce that the following students in grades six through eight have achieved honor roll status for the fourth term for the 2019-2020 school year. 

    Grade 6


    Harry Brown and Priscilla Srikanth

    High Honors

    Elias Abourjaili, Adrian Babu, Julian Cuper, Alice Getty, and Shane Stuart 


    Jack Burgess, Daniel Fazzolari, and Thomas Pote 

    Honorable Mention

    Ava Diranian


    Grade 7


    Hugo Brown, Joseph Laudanno, and Molly Tittemore 


    Rudy Gerweck and Luke Hicks  

    Honorable Mention

    Isabella Casoli 


    Grade 8


    Courtney Fallon, Elizabeth Foy, Carlyanna Mathieu, Sam Ryder, and Erin Smail 

    High Honors

    Michael DeSimone, Tristan Gendreau, and Mary Hicks 


    Konrad Cuper, Ben Ryder, Peter Swain, and Elliott Tinkler 

    Honorable Mention

    Charles Lemieux  

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  • Announcing the SJS-MIT Research Collaboration for 2020-21!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 7/8/2020


    We are delighted to announce that Mr. Shattuck has organized a research collaboration between SJS and MIT for the 2020-21 school year!

    The collaboration will consist of two major activities:

    • Participation in the Future City Competition sponsored by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers for grades 4 through 8; and
    • Original research conducted by 7th and 8th graders as part of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering outreach.

    The theme for both of activities this year will be Lunar Exploration and Habitation. Participation will be co-curricular and will include an in-class academic component and an after-school activity using the STE resources of SJS and MIT.

    Future City – This year, teams from around New England will plan, design, and present a lunar habitat to a panel of engineers, architects, and scientists as part of a national competition.  This activity includes construction of a scale model with at least one moving part, a computer simulation using SIM City, a written proposal, and an oral presentation.  The program begins in September with final deliverables due in December and a presentation in January.

    MIT Research – This activity is part of the Outreach of Prof. Buehler’s Lab.  This year, we will evaluate and test simulated lunar soil as a building material for 3D printed dwellings.  This is part of a NASA initiative and will include original research conducted throughout the school year.  Preliminary research findings should be compiled in January and drafted in poster form to collaborators.  A summary article will be submitted to Microscopy and Microanalysis in February and a formal presentation presented to the Lab in May.  If accepted, the paper will be presented at the International Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference in Pittsburgh in August and published in September.  Collaborators will include Prof Buehler, Dr. Kunal Kupwade-Patil of ICON buildings, and Mr. Vernon Robertson of JEOL, USA.  8th Grade students will be invited to continue their research as MIT student interns with graduate and undergraduate researchers during the summer.


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  • Save the Date for the Christmas Craft Fair!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/26/2020


    Saint Joseph School has been hosting our Annual Christmas Craft Fair for over 39 years!  

    We are very much hoping that we will be able to have our usual in-person fair this year, although we will also be making back up plans in case we need to go virtual for all or any portion of it!

    This year's fair will take place on

    Friday, November 20, 2020
    4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


    Saturday, November 21, 2020
    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


    Saint Joseph Parish Hall
    173 Albion Street
    Wakefield, MA 01880

    For more information on the fair, please visit www.stjosephschoolwakefield.org/craftfair

    You can also follow us on Facebook and view a Flickr album with pictures from last year's fair!

    Vendor applications will be posted soon and we are beginning to seek sponsors!  Please contact us at craftfair@stjosephschoolwakefield.org if you would like to participate!

    Thank you for your interest in our fair!  

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  • Virtual Uniform Grab

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/26/2020


    Although it is not yet safe to hold our usual in-person uniform grab at school, the PTO has put together a Google Sheet where families can list items that they have available to donate to other families, together with their contact information, so that other families who are looking for new and gently used items can find matches for their needs and families can directly hand items off to each other outside of school.

    Please click here to access the Google Sheet.

    We ask that you only list items that are in good condition.  Please do not list items that are ripped, torn, stained or heavily worn.  

    Please note that you are not required to donate items in order to participate!  All are welcome!  Uniforms are expensive and we want to see these items continue to be used!

    Please remove items from the Google Sheet once a match has been made and items are no longer available.

    We hope that this will help families continue to pass along uniform items over the summer!  Thank you for participating!

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  • Graduation Video & Photos

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/25/2020

    Grade 8 Graduation 2020

    We hope that you enjoy this wonderful video and these beautiful pictures (click here or on the collage above to access the Flickr album), all courtesy of Amy and Dave Lemieux!

    Oh, how we are going to miss Amy and Dave's videos and pictures!  And each of these precious Grade 8 students!


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  • Faculty Video for Class of 2020

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/25/2020

    Our faculty LOVES our graduating class!

    They are especially proud of this class for perserving through a very difficult spring and for keeping such a positive outlook despite all that they missed.  We know that the amazing character that they showed will serve them well in life!  God bless each of them!

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  • Kindergarten and Grade 8 Buddies 2020

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/25/2020

    Mrs. D has done it again with another moving video!

    We love the special relationship between the Kindergarten and Grade 8 buddies!

    Congratulations to both classes on their Graduations!

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  • Thank You Grade 8 Families!

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/25/2020

    We celebrate our graduating Grade 8 families!

    We sincerely thank you for the many contributions that you have made to our school! We will always treasure you as part of our SJS community!





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  • A Summer Prayer

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/25/2020

    A Summer Prayer


    Father, Creator of all, thank you for summer. 

    Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight. 

    Thank you for the beauty I see around me and the opportunity to be outside and enjoy your creation. 

    Thank you for the casual pace of the summer season.

    Draw me closer to you this summer. 

    Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing. 

    Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence and light my path with Your word and counsel. 

    As I enjoy Your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for you. 



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  • Class of 2020 Honor Roll

    Posted by Siobhan Murphy on 6/25/2020


    Saint Joseph School Class of 2020 Graduation Honor Roll

    The following eighth grade students were celebrated on graduation night for their academic accomplishments for the 2019-2020 school year. These awards were based on the yearly cumulative average.

    The following students were recognized for achieving academic ​Honors​:

         Evangelina Carr, Sarah Collins, Tristan Gendreau, & Francesca Mance

    The following students were recognized for achieving academic ​High Honors​:

         Michael DeSimone, John Kennedy, Charles Lemieux, Benjamin Ryder, Samuel Ryder, Peter Swain, & Elliott Tinkler

    The following students were recognized for achieving academic ​Excellence:

         Konrad Cuper, Courtney Fallon, Elizabeth Foy, Mary Hicks, Carlyanna Mathieu & Erin Smail

    Congratulations to all for their hard work and perseverance in the classroom and at home!

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