Volume 74| May 31, 2019
Saint Joseph Weekly
May 31, 2019
Principal Newsletter
Dear Parents of Saint Joseph Students,

Today’s newsletter is a message to our eighth grade soon to be graduates. But, I do hope that many of you will read it and take it to heart. We, as adults, can always learn and be reminded of the things that are important.

Dear Eighth Grade,

I want to talk to you about the long road ahead...and my hope and wishes for you. 

I am positive that many of you will live out your wildest dreams.. You will solve world problems, maybe cure illnesses, become professional athletes, become famous actors or actresses or even become wealthy. But, there is one thing I hope and wish you will all continue and remain to be- and that is... teachers.

When you started your academic lives in a Catholic school you did not realize this, but you accepted a calling. A calling to give to our world more than you receive. A calling to be a lifelong teacher to others. You teach people to respect each other, to never forget to give back to your world, and to always love. I see this in each and every one you, everyday.

Within your class throughout your time in middle school, your class has served over 2750 hours of community service through only your service hours for school. I wish I could calculate all of the other times you have given of yourselves. It could be by altar serving on the weekends, helping with community clean ups, being an active family member and taking care of your grandparents or your little brothers and sisters. In all that time, you were teaching. You were teaching others that your generation of students cares. You will help the world and make it a better place for your own children and grandchildren. The Catholic principles are within each of you. It is your gift to teach the world - to live the Gospel values.

I have one more wish for all of you...this may not be too difficult for some of you. Remember to have fun in what you do. Appreciate this gift of life. As we get older we get more clouded by hard responsibilities- high school, college, jobs, family, budgeting….. So, take time to remember what is important. Your interaction with people, not your phones or computers, but true interaction will be what counts. You will always remember the day you had fun with your friends or family at the park or during a game. You will probably not remember the time you got a text. So, summed up, here is my wish: live each day to its fullest, “carpe diem,” smile at each other, work hard, love hard.

God’s Blessing on Each of Us,

Dr. Marquita Yriarte

Upcoming Events

  • Mon. June 3- 5:00 pm EOY BBQ
  • Wed. June 5- Extended Care Closes at 4:30 pm/ Eighth Grade Honorary Dinner/Third Trimester Ends
  • Thurs. June 6- Field Day/ Eighth Grade Minimum Day (Only for Eighth Grade)
  • Fri. June 7- 9:00 am Baccalaureate Mass/ 5:00 pm Eighth Grade Graduation
  • Mon. June 10-6th & 7th grade Honor Roll Assembly/ 11:00 Class Parties/ 12:00 pm Dismissal/NO EXTENDED CARE
  • Tues. June 11- 8:00 am Liturgy/EOY Slideshow/Moving Up Ceremony/10:30am Dismissal/NO EXTENDED CARE


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What's Happening at SJES?
Super Kids
Congratulations to all our Super Kids!

TK/K-Suleika Patton
TK/K- Chelsea Santos
3rd Grade- Bella Lopez
4th Grade-Jameel Quraishi
5th Grade-Jordan Tanaka
5th Grade- Beckett Wagner
5th Grade- Nate Snydal
7th Grade- Lexi Olsen
7th Grade- Malani Mastora
7th Grade- Sydney Obligacion
7th Grade- Miranda Massie
Chess Tournament Success
During the Memorial Holiday weekend four of our chess club participants went to the Berkeley Chess School Berkeley Area School Team Tournament. Our team, consisting of Alfred Joyee in fourth grade, and Jack Gonzalez, Riley Duncan and Julia Macaulay in fifth grade placed 3rd in the K-5 tournament!

Congratulations Alfred, Jack, Riley and Julia! We are so proud of how you represented our school!
PE Teacher for the Day
Congratulations to Ms. Lawson (Makenna Lawson) who was the PE Teacher for the day on Thursday, May 30. Ms. Lawson got to enjoy a planning breakfast with Mr. Tully and then instruct the students during their PE classes.

Makenna won the PE fo
PTG News
SJES & your PTG invites you to join us to celebrate the End of Year BBQ  on June 3rd, at 5:00-7:00  in our courtyard. 
As a Thank You for all of your fundraising efforts & participation this is a  hosted/no-cost event
You need to please register  via the link below in order for us to have an accurate head-count. 
For any questions, please call or write 
Adeline: adelinecolette@yahoo.com/510-205-2729
Join the PTG! Click on the link to place an application:

Open Positions:
  • Vice President
  • Teasurer
  • Head Room Parent
  • PR/Newsletter
  • Community Development (Open to 2 people)
  • Auction Chairs (Open to 2 people)
Our Family on the Block
SJND Weekly Newsletter
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!
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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 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.