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July, 2014

 

 

Dear members of the St. Joseph School Community,


I hope you are all well and managing to somewhat enjoy the summer.


The summer days, although busy in preparing for the next school year, give me an opportunity to reflect on the year and years that have passed. In so doing, two major thoughts come to mind- the enormous progress we have and the support of the parent community.


Right now we are at an academic apex. Our entire curriculum has been revisited, refined and renovated. One of the achievements I am proudest of is our reading program, which also involves multiple other related skills. Our math program has been aligned to provide students with a comprehensive foundation of basic skills as well as proficiency in the abstract mathematical domains of geometry, reasoning, number patterns and probability. Our social studies programs include local, United States and World Geography as well as Massachusetts, American and World History. Our students experience many hands on science activities from butterflies and tadpoles to designing water treatment facilities with the Mass Water Resource Authority and designing their own inventions with the Tufts University Engineering Dept. All Science units are based on the four domains of Physical, Life, Earth and Engineering Sciences. Last but certainly not least, instruction in core religion and religious values and the activities that ensue.


Currently our electives involve two foreign languages –Italian and Spanish- physical education, music and movement, music, instruments and art. We now offer fifteen after school activities as well as two After School programs. By the way, our After School Program this year is being redesigned to be a scheduled activities program (details to follow).


And all the wonderful events that happen in the school year- field trips, performances, exhibits for parents to come in to see, presentations for parents, concerts and the fun parent events the Holly Fair, Auction and barbecue.


In all of the former, parents and families have been an essential part of our mission. Your moral and financial support cannot be matched. These days, when there are so many issues in the world around us, I am so proud to be part of a wonderful academic institution whose community is so dedicated to providing the best possible educational opportunity for their children.


I look forward to seeing all of you in the near future.


Sincerely,


Jim Deveney , Principal

Karen Surabian, Asst. Principal
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Dates to remember:
     Kindergarten Orientation, August 25, { 5-7 p.m.}
     First Day of School grades k-8, August 27 {7:45-noon}
     Parent Coffee, August 27, 8-10 a.m.
     Preschool Orientation, August 28 {5-7 pm}
     Grades K and 1 : Sept. 3,4,5 {7:45-12:00}
     Grades 2-8 : Sept. 3,4,5 {7:45-2:15}
     First Day of School, preK-1, Sept. 3
     First Day of School, preK-2, Sept.4

 

 

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Grade 8 Scholarships & Awards

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 Grade 8 Scholarships & Awards

Saint Joseph School is proud and pleased to announce the recipients of scholarship awards presented to the 2014 Graduating class at a ceremony at Saint Joseph Church on June 6, 2014. 
 
THE MONSIGNOR FRANCIS T. MCFARLAND MEMORIAL AWARD
Kelli Aquino
John Fee
 
THE THIRTY-FOURTH ANNUAL DAVID SARNO MEMORIAL AWARD
Andrew Doyle
 
THE SISTERS OF SAINT JOSEPH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Jessica Butler
Iliana DePena
 
THE SAINT JOSEPH PARENTS’ AWARD FOR GENERL EXCELLENCE
Grace Harris
 
THE SAINT JOSEPH PARENTS’ AWARD FOR GREATEST EFFORT
Savannah Ung
 
EXCELLENCE IN RELIGION
John Fee
Benjamin Mawn
 
EXCELLENCE IN ENGLISH
Andrew Doyle
Matthew MacIsaac
 
EXCELLENCE IN MATH
Madeline McAfee
Abigail McClellan
 
 
EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE
Julia Curro
Devin Moloney
 
EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL STUDIES
Matthew Dooling
Kristopher Shuman
 
EXCELLENCE IN SPANISH
Brianna Martinez Sanchez
Whitney Omoruyi
 
 
ART PRIZE WINNERS
THIRD PRIZE
Kelli Aquino
Brianna Martinez Sanchez
 
SECOND PRIZE
Alex Bonaventura
Ella Dickens
 
FIRST PRIZE
Julia Curro
Brandon Melo
 
STUDENT COUNCIL AWARD
Abbey McClellan
 
 
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Grade 1 End of Year Prayer Service

General News

End of Year Grade 1 Prayer Service


Prayer Service

End of Year Grade 1 Prayer Service

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First Graders Zoo Trip

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First Graders Zoo Trip


Zoo Trip

FIRST GRADE ZOO FIELD TRIP- The first graders enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at the Stone Zoo. We spent the first half of the exploring the zoo and the second half playing in the park. 

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SJS End of Year BBQ

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SJS End of Year BBQ

 

NEW DATE: Tuesday June 10th  5-9 pm

 

 

Due to the forecast of rain on our originally

scheduled date, we have moved the date to

Tuesday June 10th

.

 

Still plenty of time to send in your money for food

and dunk tank!

 

 

Looking forward to wrapping up this fabulous

school year with a fun filled event…see you there!!

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First Grader's Visit to the Zoo

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Stone Zoo Visit


zoo

The Stone Zoo Visits First Grade
 

Nancy from the education department at the Stone Zoo visited the first grades on Wednesday May 14th in preparation for their field trip.
The focus of her visit was life cycles. She discussed what living things need to grow and the life cycles of the frog and butterfly.
Nancy brought with her two friends a king snake and a chinchilla.
Everyone enjoyed the visit. 

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Peace Program

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Peace Program


Peace Program

Peace Program at St.Joseph’s School Receives High Marks

At a January faculty meeting, there was a discussion about a project about peace. With all the news about violence, wars and attacks that kids are able to access on their technology, the staff felt a need to counter ad some of the former.

 

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Grade 4 Field Trip

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Grade 4 Field Trip


Gr 4

Grade 4 students took a journey on the Freedom Trail in Boston.
 

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Builders Club Update

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Builders Club Update


Builders Club

The Builders Club recently had a candy sale fundraiser which benefited an organization called Birthday Wishes, that helps put together birthday parties for children who are less fortunate. We had an extremely successful fundraiser, collecting enough money to make 2 birthday boxes for one boy and one girl with supplies and decorations for a birthday party as well as goody bags for their guests.

Also, The Builders Club recently had another successful fundraiser with a dress down day that raised money for Firefighter Kennedy and Lt. Walsh memorial fund. Saint Joseph School raised over $750!
 

 

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Grade 5 Happenings

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Grade 5


Grade 5

The fifth grade students have become quite the scientists! They applied their knowledge of sound energy by creating their own musical instruments and then demonstrating high and low pitches. Next, they designed their own rock cycle CD cover, which included their own playlist and rock tour. Learning about cells proved to be a most delicious experience when they made their own edible cells. Most recently, they have been using iPads to research and write about their individual endangered species.

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May/June 2014 Upcoming Events

Events

 

May/June 2014 Upcoming Events

May           1                      Gr 4 Field Trip-Freedom Trail
                  2                      Brain Injury Presentation grs. 6-8
                  2                      Annual Talent Show
                  7                      Grade 2 “Muffins with Mom”
                  8                      Grade 6 Field Trip-Fenway Park
                  15                    Grade 1 Field Trip-Stone Zoo
                  16                    Honor Roll Luncheon
                  19                    Grades K & 1 “Peter and the Wolf”
                  19 & 20           Gr 7 Environmental Camp
                  19                    Grades 2 & 3 Field Trip-N.E. Aquarium
                  21                    Marian Mass & Grandparents Day 9-11am
                  21                    12:00 DISMISSAL- Faculty Meeting
                  23                    Memorial Day Program 9am –All are invited
                  23                    Art Fair 8-9am & 10-11am
                  23                    Student Council Inauguration
                  26                    MEMORIAL DAY-NO SCHOOL
                  27                    Gr 8 Canobie Lake
                  28                    Grade 5 Endangered Species Presentations
                  29                    Ascension Thursday-8am Mass
                  30                    Gr K Petting Zoo
 
June          2                      Grade 8 Graduation Banquet
                  2                      Gr 5 Field Trip-Harvard Museum of Natural History
                  3                      Grade 1 End of Year Picnic
                  4                      Pre-K End of Year Celebration
                  5                      K-1 End of Year Celebration
                  5                      End of Year Family BBQ
                  6                      Grade 8 Graduation
                  6                      Gr 1 End of Year Prayer Service & Brunch
                  6                      Gr K Field Trip-Victory Park
                  7                      SJPC Father/Daughter Dance
                  12                    Kindergarten Celebration
                  12                    12:00 DISMISSAL
                  13                    LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 12:00 DISMISSAL
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Revised May Calendar

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Revised May Calendar as of May 1st 12:40 pm!Please discard calendar if you have already downloaded prior to May 1st, 12:40 pm

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Father/Daughter Dance

Events

Father/Daughter DanceThe Father/Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday June 7th. A flyer will be sent home with the students.

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100 Days Celebration

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100 Days Celebration


100 Days

GRADE ONE CELEBRATES 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL

The first grade classrooms celebrated 100 days of learning on February 11th. Each student created a project at home of 100 items which were displayed in the classroom. Parents were invited to a class breakfast where they had the opportunity to view the projects. Students were very excited to have their parents visit.

 

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Upcoming Events

Events

Upcoming Events

April

1     Grade 5 Field Trip-No. Shore Music Theatre
2     12:00 Dismissal-Faculty Meeting
3     Grade 4 Field Trip-Acton Science Discovery Museum
5     SJPC Annual Auction
7     Report Cards Distributed
11   Grade K Water Safety Presentation
11   Grade 2 Poetry contest winners-Pa-Pa Ginos
11   Builders Club Dance grades 6-8
12   SJPC Easter Egg Hunt grade N-5
13   Palm Sunday
14   Modern Pastry Easter pie/cake orders due
16   Celebration of “Peace Makers” grade 4-8
17   Stations of the Cross 1:30 grades K-8
17   Talent Show tryouts 2:15-gym
17   Steve and Kate’s Camp open house 6-8pm
18   Good Friday-No School
19   Modern Pastry Easter pie-cake pick up 10-12 noon-caf
20   Easter Sunday
21-25    Vacation

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Egg Drop Test

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Egg Drop Test


Egg Drop Test

Tufts University pairing up with grade 6 students to improve their skills with engineering by providing fun and education experiments to enrich their minds. This project was called the "Egg Drop Test."

 

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Luck of the Irish Winners

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Luck of the Irish WinnersLUCK OF THE IRISH WINNERS 2014

3/7 $100 Lisa Melo
3/8 $50 Maria Elena Camara
3/9 $50 Jessica Gauchel
3/10 $50 Karen Lee
3/11 $50 George Elderd
3/12 $50 James McAfee
3/13 $50 Susan Falzaano
3/14 $50 Angela Passacantilli
3/15 $50 Giordano Family
3/16 $50 Wayne Allen
3/17 $200 Eileen Lynch
3/18 $50 Billy Papao
3/19 $50 Marie Frongillo
3/20 $50 Denise Moricani
3/21 $50 MaryAnn & David Ashcroft
3/22 $50 Maria Oliveira
3/23 $100 Josephine Dunbar

 

 


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Kindergarten Students Embrace Technology

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Kindergarten Students Embrace Technology


Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten students busy working on their IPads

 

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March/April 2014 Upcoming Events

Events

Upcoming Events

March

4         “Penguins grades 3, 4, 5
4         Grade 1 Field Trip
5         Ash Wednesday 8 am Mass
5         Faculty Meeting 12:00 Dismissal
18-20  Grade 8 Washington Trip
24-28  Achievement Testing
28      JED Circus grades 4-7

 

April

2         Faculty Meeting 12:00 Dismissal
5         SJPC Auction
7         Report Cards
11       Water Safety Presentation grade K
11       Builders Club Dance grade 6-8
12       SJPC Easter Egg Hunt grades N-5
18       Good Friday-No School
21-25   Vacation
 

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Spelling Bee

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St. Joseph's Holds Annual Spelling Bee


Spelling Bee

Students in grades one through eight participated in a series of spelling bees during Catholic Schools week. All students first took a test in their Language Arts classroom or homeroom on the year to date spelling words. After choosing eight nominees from each classroom , there was an in class spelling bee that brought the number down to four contestants per homeroom. The next round resulted in grade level nominees for the final competitions.

 

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SJS Basbetball

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St. Joe's boys ready for 'hoop' playoffs


BBall
The Middlesex Catholic Elementary School League playoffs are set to begin on February 15th and the St. Joseph Juniors boys team has emerged as one of the league’s premier squads. Sporting an 11-1 record, St. Joe’s is led by sensational guards Nick Perrotta (170 points) and Sam McInerney (62 points) while a rugged front-court of Denzel Morinvil (39 points), Steve DiLeo (29 points) and Gavin Kelly (12 points), the team’s leading rebounder, have provided an “in-the-paint” presence. view full size slideshow

 

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Grade 4

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Fourth Graders


Gr 4

Fourth Graders hard at work

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Catholic Schools Week Calendar

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Catholic Schools Week Calendar 2014

 

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Kindergarten conferences by appointment
Spelling Bees a.m.
(see attached schedule)
Catholic Schools Week Mass
(see attached Mass day schedule)
Discussion of CSW theme, “Catholic Schools;
Community of Faith, Knowledge, Service
(grades 2-8)
(attached)
All classes assembly 9:30-gym
“Adaiko Drummers”
Parent conferences 6:30-8:30pm
Kindergarten
conferences by appointment
 
Student, Teacher/Parent
Basketball Game
Music & Movement
Preschool-4
1B-5
2A-6
2B-7
1A-8
 
*Autobiographies to be posted around building by Friday a.m.
 
 
Rainbow Dress down day
Sunday-
Feb 3rd
Open House
1-3pm
 
Tuesday
Feb 5th
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by
SJPC
 
 
 
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2014 Holiday Calendar Winners

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2014 Holiday Calendar Winners

1    $50    Rick Downing sold by Joshua/ 3rd grade

2    $75    Zuwei Shi sold by M. Kelley/ 3rd grade

3    $75    Valerie Borden sold by Kyleigh/ 1st grade

4    $100   Heidi Robbins sold by Zachary/ KC

5    $75    Gail Sarno sold by Matt J/ 8th grade

6    $75    Camilo Arrendondo sold by Abigail/ 3rd grade

7    $50    Natalie Flynn sold by Katie/ 6th grade

8    $50    Rhonda Rosner sold by Beckett/ KB

9    $75    Kathy Murphy sold by Rachel/ 4th grade

10   $75    Cristen Termine sold by Emma/ KC

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Art Fair Info

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Art Fair Info

Dear Parents,

You are cordially invited to a regional art fair exhibiting the work of students in K through 8 from Saint Clement (Medford), Saint Joseph (Medford), Saint Peter (Cambridge), and Saint Raphael (Medford). The show will be open for viewing at Saint Clement School on Sunday January 26, from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. and will close with the award ceremony and reception on Sunday February 2, at 2:00 P.M. There will be an additional opportunity to view the student work on Wednesday, January 29 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. We are very excited about the talent and achievement displayed in our student art work and anxious to celebrate this accomplishment with the families and friends of the young artists. Please join us.

 

Sincerely,
The Art Faculty of Saint Clement School, Saint Joseph School, Saint Peter School, and Saint Raphael School.
 

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Grade 4

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Fourth Graders


Gr 4

Fourth Graders making their Haunted Disney door for the Halloween Door decorating contest

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