Volume 5 | September 29, 2017
St. Joseph Weekly
September 29, 2017
Weekly SLE (Student Learning Expectation) :
 St. Joseph students demonstrate knowledge of the curriculum.
Principal's Letter
September 29, 2017

Dear Families of Saint Joseph School,

As we move toward parent-teacher conferences next week, I felt this video would be helpful to you. While some of your children are not currently receiving standards based report cards, all teachers teach to the Standards.

Next year, the Diocesan Plan is that Grades K-5 will receive Standards Based Report Cards. Consequently, you should all benefit from this video.

Thank you for taking the time to view it.

God's Blessings On Each of Us,

Dr Marquita Yriarte
Upcoming Events
  • ROYALS are running!- Cross Country Meet at Joaquin Miller Park. 5:30pm
  • El Rancho T-Shirt Week- Wear an El Rancho shirt from this year or any other year everyday this week! T-shirts for sale before and after school. Need an order form?
  • Blessing of the Animals- October 3 at 2:30. Please note this change.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences Oct. 4, 5 & 6- Minimum Days
  • No Extended Care on Friday, Oct. 6.
What's Happening at SJES?
Super Kids

Congratulations to this weeks Super Kid! We are so proud of you!

2nd Grade: Gabby Dominguez
3rd Grade: Sophia Cannella
4th Grade: River Stautzenberger
5th Grade: Serena Hogenboom
6th Grade: Richard Kamau
7th Grade: Olivia Baltutis
8th Grade: Lena Frez

 It's time to register for SPORTS! Girls Volleyball and Boys Basketball will begin very soon, but sign up for all sports at one time! Online registration is the only way we can include your child on a team roster.

Sports include:
Fall Season : Cross Country, Girls Volleyball and Boys Basketball
Spring Sports : Track and Field, Girls Basketball and Boys Sand Volleyball.

Show your ROYAL PRIDE and get your Royal Wear . Warms ups and sweatshirts in children and adult sizes for all our Royals fans.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade:
Library Adventure
Kindergarten and 1st Grade took a trip to the Alameda Main Library to learn all about the children's section, how the library works and what wonderful sources the library can provide.
The Librarian showed them the children's sections in the library. She read them three different stories from various authors, and then had a question answer session with the children.
Did you know the library has an amazing website where you can find information about all the children events the library has to offer? They also offer free admission or discounted admission for museums around the Bay Area. Just click on their Discover and Go area to see all they offer.
El Rancho Only One Week Away
Class Contests

Congratulations to KINDERGARTEN ! They won free dress passes and a pizza party for selling the most raffle tickets this week!

Next week is the big prize! The class that sells the most tickets overall wins an IN & OUT lunch!

$300 CLUB

Sell $300 in raffle tickets and join the 300 Club for a fun afternoon at the bowling alley.

New to the 300 club this week:
Miranda & Juan Avitia- 8th & 4th Grade
Griffin & Logan Chen- 5th & 2nd Grade
Jake & Elliott Chiu- 4th & 1st Grade
Cole Coker- 6th Grade
Mari, Kenji & Kai Fukuda- 4th, 1st and Kindergarten
Owen & Will Merritt- 6th & 4th Grade
Miranda & Zachary Morais- 5th Grade
Ashley & Lexi Roben- 8th & 5th Grade
Jordan Tanaka- 4th Grade
Colette Tanasse- Kindergarten

Friday at Noon is the last chance to turn in your raffle tickets to fulfill your family requirement of $100 and to qualify for any contests or the $300 Club.


There are still many volunteer opportunities for open for El Rancho. Any hours performed beyond your required El Rancho hours will go towards your required family hours! Sign up on Volgistics !


Grades K-5 : Two cakes (preferably home baked. Deliver at the carpool the morning of El Rancho between 8 am -10 am. After 10am please walk your donation to the 4th grade classroom.

Grades 6-7 : Two bottles of wine. Minimum value $12.00. Wine should be given to the office before Noon on Friday.

Grade 8 : Two bottles of hard alcohol. Minimum value of $12.00. Alcohol should be given to the office before Noon on Friday.
Yearbook Cover Competition

St. Joseph Elementary students are encouraged to enter the contest to design the cover for the 2017-2018 yearbook. The design should incorporate the theme of "Ohana" (family). Student artists may interpret the theme in any way that reflects family or community, with a Hawaiian twist!

  • First prize (front cover) winner will receive a $10 gift card from Jamba Juice.
  • Second prize (inside front cover) will receive two Tucker's Ice Cream tokens.
  • Third prize (inside back cover) will receive one Tucker's Ice Cream token.

Deadline for submission is October 20 . Please turn in entries to Ms. Francisco. Thank you and good luck.
You can now purchase a yearbook online!
News on the Block
Teen Confirmation Program
The SJB Teen Confirmation program begins this Sunday October 1, starting with a 9:30am formation session in the Parish Center, followed by the 11:30 am Youth Mass in the Basilica. This is a 2 year sacramental prep program serving teens of our parish currently enrolled in grades 8-11, that includes monthly faith formation session, liturgical celebrations, volunteers service opportunities, youth ministry events and retreats all designed at preparing our teen Candidates to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Enrollment is still open and registration forms are available online, in the Basilica, and parish office. Contact Catherine Morales at cmorales@sjbalameda.org or 510-995-9474. 

D ownload forms on the Basilica Website.
SJND Open House
Attention Middle School Families! You are invited to the SJND Open House on Oct. 22.

Come meet Principal Ken Jennings and learn about the exciting new changes happening at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School!

Tour the beautiful campus, enjoy student performances, and learn about the outstanding academics and dynamic co-curricular experiences for students at SJND.

Parent To Do List:

  • Sign up for Sports
  • Buy your El Rancho Shirts
  • Order your Scrip Gift Cards
  • Collect and turn in BoxTops
Frequently Used Links:
St. Joseph Elementary School
510 522 4456
St. Joseph Elementary School Mission Statement
Serving Alameda and neighboring cities since 1881, St. Joseph Elementary School embraces the principles of learning, loving and living God's word as Jesus taught us. We are dedicated to educating and nurturing the whole child by offering a time-honored and challenging Catholic education. Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and driven by the spirit of effective collaboration, we join together as a diverse community to know Jesus and to make Him known.