St. Joseph School Newsletter

August 19, 2020

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

St. Joseph School, affiliated with the Dominican Sisters and an integral part of St. Joseph Parish in historic Mission San Jose, is dedicated to providing a strong Catholic religious formation and an excellent academic education for transitional kindergarten through 8th grade students. Partners in this endeavor, students, parents, educators, and parish community strive to live Christ’s message, empowering service-minded future leaders for Church and community.

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear St. Joseph Families,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. The 2020-21 school year is upon us and our entire staff is excited to support you and your child. I look forward to the moment when I can welcome our new and returning families to our campus in-person. Until then, we have been working hard to prepare for this online learning adventure which will begin on Monday August 24th. I want to thank you for your patience and support as we get ready to launch this virtual learning experience. As we navigate our way through new technology, we know there may be some hiccups at school and at home. Let's all partner together to remedy these issues. Our continued commitment to fostering resilience, perseverance, grit, empathy, and the ability to communicate effectively in diverse learning partnerships will undoubtedly help our students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We are an unbelievable community and when we work together, we can succeed!

Tonight is Back to School Night, Virtually, followed by Teacher Meet & Greet on Thursday August 20th and Friday August 21st. We are looking forward to connecting with each family on these days. If throughout the process you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office, a specific teacher or myself.

One of the greatest characteristics of the St. Joseph learning community is the genuine care and compassion shared between staff, students, and parents. St. Joseph School is a place where staff and families come together to ensure that the children entrusted into our care grow to be productive, confident, compassionate, members of a global society. I look forward to an amazing year!

Peace & God bless,

Patti Calton

SJS Principal

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TEACHER MEET AND GREET / MATERIALS PICK-UP DAYS

Thursday, August 20th & Friday August 21st: Teacher Meet & Greet

If you have not already done so, please be sure to sign up for a time for you and your SJS students to visit the school, meet their teacher and drop-off or pick-up needed supplies or devices. Since we are starting the school year virtually, it is important to make this connection with the teachers.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP FOR AN 8/21 APPOINTMENT

Use this link to sign-up for Meet your teacher/materials pick-up days. You will need an appointment for each of your SJS students.

Monday, August 24th, 2020: Instruction Begins

Our teachers are contacting their students or parents via email with more information. If you have not received an email from your child's teachers, please let their homeroom teacher know.

Beginning of the year paperwork

Even though there are no August packets or Wednesday envelopes this year, we still need you to complete the beginning of the year paperwork. The oldest SJS student in each family will be given an envelope containing all of the required paperwork when they come to their Meet and Greet appointment next week. Please complete all of these required forms, put them back inside of the envelope and then drop them by the office no later than September 2nd. If you prefer, you may scan the completed forms and email them to Mrs. Marron, cmarron@sjsmsj.org, or mail them into the office via the postal service. Thank you.

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY IS NEXT WEEK

Be sure to sign-up to have your SJS student's picture taken. These pictures are used for the yearbook, student ID cards, class projects and school records. There is no obligation to purchase a picture package. Please let Mrs. Marron know if you are not able to come on August 27th. Thank you.

Updated SJS Parent/Student Handbook Addendum

St. Joseph School’s 25th Anniversary Golf Tournament

As we try to get back to some sort of normalcy, one tradition continues as we celebrate 25 years of the St. Joseph School Golf Tournament. We will be having the annual golf tournament at The Club at Ruby Hill on Monday, October 5, 2020. Because of the restrictions of COVID-19, there will only be a golf tournament and not a dinner portion this year. Auction items will be online on a new website. We are seeking sponsorships, golfers, donations, and volunteers. If you can help in any of those areas, please go to the link below or contact Mr. Hashimoto (shashimoto@sjsmsj.org) with any questions.

Do you know your child's homeroom teacher's email address?

Here they are, in grade order from TK - 8

Mrs. Margie = mrobertson@sjsmsj.org

Mrs. Delfino = ldelfino@sjsmsj.org

Mrs. Gasiorowski = tgasiorowski@sjsmsj.org

Ms. O'Connor = moconnor@sjsmsj.org

Mrs. Menicou = smenicou@sjsmsj.org

Mr. Brazil = rbrazil@sjsmsj.org

Mrs. Lopez = llopez@sjsmsj.org

Mr. Delfino = adelfino@sjsmsj.org

Ms. Scully = mscully@sjsmsj.org

Mr. Loverro = aloverro@sjsmsj.org


Now you know!


CONGRATULATIONS TO SECOND GRADER KITANA RAMIREZ AND HER GRANDMA JANA BURGE

Kitana and Jana completed their RCIA formation this past Saturday, August 15th, during a beautiful outdoor Mass officiated by Father Mark. This celebration was postponed due to the global pandemic and they have been waiting since Easter to be welcomed fully into the Catholic Church. We are so happy for you!

SCRIP IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE - IN THE OFFICE AND ONLINE

Scrip is an easy way to generate much needed funds for our school. We ask all school families to purchase at least $200 worth of Scrip per month - what most families spend on groceries each month - if at all possible. You may use the form, attached below, to place and order in the office or you may use shopwithscrip.com, (information on this below). Orders will be filled each week and may be picked up in the school office.

Shopwithscrip.com - hundreds of stores available!

Did you know there are hundreds of Scrip products available online?

Great Lakes Scrip offers hundreds of Scrip products for businesses you most likely already do business with! Everyone is encouraged to visit the Great Lakes website, www.shopwithscrip.com, and set-up an online account by following the instructions below. While at the website, please be sure to checkout the entire Scrip catalog offered through Great Lakes Scrip. Setting up an account is easy and DOES NOT require any sensitive personal or financial information.


How to order online:

Go to www.shopwithscrip.com, click on "Register" then click the "Join a Scrip Program" button, located just below the "Join Your Group's Exisiting Program" paragraph.

♦︎The St. Joseph School enrollment code is 1397FF5523859

♦︎Follow the directions to place an order. When your order is complete, forward a copy of your order confirmation to Mrs. Shuflin. When your order arrives we will contact you to arrange a time for you to come to the office to pay and pick it up.


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS VERY IMPORTANT PROGRAM

SHOPWITHSCRIP IS EASIER THAN EVER!!!

Please visit the link below to find out about the new Scrip app that makes supporting our Scrip a breeze.

SUPPORT AVAILABLE ON THE ST. JOSEPH PARISH WEBSITE

ST. JOSEPH PARISH WEBSITE & LITURGICAL LIVE STREAM

Click here to find the live stream of Sunday Mass from St. Joseph Parish