1Volume 68| April 5, 2019
Saint Joseph Weekly
April 5, 2019
Principal Newsletter
Dear St. Joseph Elementary School Parents,

I don't know about you, but I am still singing disco tunes  in my head! I am humbled at the support that you parents showed at our PTG Annual Auction, Boogie Shoes.  The teachers and I are so thankful to have you all as partners in our mission.

I want to especially thank Marci Stewart and Carla VanDerveer for organizing this amazing event.  From the decor, to the food, to the wonderful donations, to the auctioneer-the entire night was an outstanding success!

There is one last chance with the "Last Dance Online Auction" that is being launched today.  There are some really fabulous new items that have been added, fun exciting teacher experiences and SJES parties that are always a fabulous time.  There is also a last chance to donate to our 'Fund A Need" which will be the overhead fans in the classrooms and interactive whiteboards for the classrooms.  Thank you for your generosity.

This week you should have all received your links for registration.  Please complete registration by April 12. We have waiting lists in several classes this year.

I hope you all have a restful weekend.

Lenten Blessings,

Dr. Marquita Yriarte

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. April 5 - Girls Basketball Games,
  • Sun. April 7- Girls Basketball Games
  • Wed. April 10- April Birthdays Free Dress
  • Thurs. April 11- T3 Progress Reports go home, 7:00 pm PTG General Meeting/State of the School
  • Fri. March 12- 8:00am Liturgy, 6th Grade Field Trip, 1:45pm Stations of the Cross

Log into the SJES Parent Porta l to view the SCHOOL CALENDAR!!!
What's Happening at SJES?
Super Kids
Congratulations to all our Super Kids!
March 29 Super Kids

Kindergarten- Stella Pecorella
3rd Grade- Harumi Shinzato
6th Grade- Melina McKinney
7th Grade- Ariana Trammell
8th Grade- Emma Rothlisberger
April 5 Super Kids

Kindergarten- Bruce Ho
3rd Grade- Megan Springer-Sullivan
3rd Grade- Lily Reeves
4th Grade- Yaretzi Meza
5th Grade- Matthew Davis
7th Grade- Richard Kamau
Young Authors Faire
Congratulations to our students who participated and won awards at this year's Diocesan Young Authors Faire. The students competed with over 500 submissions from the other 39 schools in the Diocese of Oakland.

Fourth Grade Class- Honorable Mention in the Poetry Category
Miranda Massie- First place in 7th grade Special Genre Category
Ethan Gonzalez- First Place in 7th grade Religious Category:
Jack Gonzalez- First Place in 5th Grade Special Genre Category
Samantha Gomez, Makenna Lawson and Paige VanDerveer- First Place in 5th Grade Special Genre Category
SJND Summer Discovery
Summer Discovery at SJND offers athletic and enrichment activities for elementary and middle school students. We have academic camps, sports clinics, theater, cooking and more. There’s something for everyone at Summer Discovery!
Caritas Creek CYO Summer Camp
Caritas Creek desires to help each family get their child to CYO Summer Camp!

1.  Visit www.cyocamp.org and submit an enrollment request for CYO Summer Camp by clicking on “Register For CYO Summer Camp”. 
2.  Provide the deposit.  If you cannot provide the full deposit, you must call the CYO Camp Office at 707-874-0200 and ask for assistance.  Explain that you want to enroll your child and can only make a partial deposit.  You will be guided on what to do from there.
3.  If you need a discount or scholarship  to enable your child to attend CYO Camp in the summer, there are options:

Through Caritas Creek , go to  www.caritascreek.org and download the “2019 CYO Summer Camp Campership Application for Financial Assistance”, complete the form and mail it.  You do not need to qualify financially.  You merely need to check off from the list of reasons you want financial support. Caritas Creek provides a “Catholic School Discount” of $150, if you need that assistance to allow your child to attend CYO Summer Camp.   Caritas Creek grants from $100-250 for an individual child’s attendance, which would include the Catholic School Discount 

Through CYO Camp , If you are unemployed or you think you would qualify for low income assistance, download the Financial Assistance form from the CYO Camp website, www.cyocamp.org, complete it, and mail it to CYO Camp, PO Box 188, Occidental, CA 95465. 

If you do not qualify for CYO Financial Assistance, but  you still need help to get your child to camp , you can download the Financial Assistance Application from the CYO Camp website,  www.cyocamp.org .  Complete the form even if you know you do not qualify. Send that completed form with a short request letter to CYO Camp, PO Box 188, Occidental, CA 95465, or fax the form & letter to 707-872-0230.  CYO Camp is committed to providing support to all families whenever possible .

I wish you the best. Thank you for valuing the Caritas Creek experience. And remember that CYO Camp is the summer version of Caritas!
Royals Athletics
Girls Basketball Schedule

Friday, April 5
5th Grade- 7:00pm vs. St. Anthony at St. Anthony

Saturday, April 6
3rd Grade- 1:00 pm vs St. Theresa at St. Theresa

Sunday, April 7
3rd Grade- 1:00pm vs. St. Anthony at St. Joseph
5th Grade- 2:00pm vs. St. Elizabeth at St. Joseph
6th Grade- 2:00pm vs. St. Martin de Porres at St. Patrick

Track and Field

Meet at Salesian High School in Richmond

Sand Volleyball

12:00 pm - 5:30pm- Tournament at Quarry Lakes in Fremont.

Our Family on the Block
SJND Weekly Newsletter
SJND is currently seeking Host Families for incoming international students. Learn more about this exciting opportunity and whether it may be a fit for your family at our Host Family Information Night on Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to learn more .
Parent To Do List:
  • Order your Scrip Gift Cards
  • Collect and turn in BoxTops
  • Order your Royal Wear
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St. Joseph Elementary School
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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.