Volume 50 | November 2, 2018
Saint Joseph Weekly
November 2, 2018
SLE of the Week : Saint Joseph students are academically confident. They us a variety of study skills and resources
Principal Newsletter
Dear Parents of Saint Joseph Students,

Parent/Teacher Conferences are such an important part of building a working partnership between Home and School.  It reinforces what we discussed at last night’s parent/school partnership meeting. For those who were not able to make it, we discussed the importance of communication.  Going to the source is always the place to start. If you have an issue with the school or a person at the school, please reach out to the school first. We will always get back to you.  

This coming week is Parent/Teacher conference week.  Let us continue to build our partnership with productive meetings focused on our common goal- the students.  On Tuesday, you will be receiving a hard copy of your child’s report card for the First Trimester. I encourage you to plan questions for your conferences so that your time is used wisely.   A good question to reflect upon is:

“How can we work together?  How can I support you as a teacher?”

Again, effective communication is key. In fact, it is THE most important thing you can do at the conference. Conferences are often rushed and this is your opportunity to establish an open line of communication with your child’s teacher. Agree on how often you will communicate and via what method (email, phone, in person etc).  Establishing this criteria upfront will help make for smoother communication between parents and teachers.
I look forward to a productive week of partnership!  

God’s Blessing on Each of Us,

Dr. Marquita Yriarte

Upcoming Events

  • Sat. Nov. 3- Girls Volleyball Games
  • Sun. Nov. 4- Daylight Saving Time- set your clocks back
  • Tues. Nov. 6- REPORT CARDS go home
  • Wed. Nov 7- Minimum Day- Parent Teacher Conferences (Extended Care Open)
  • Thurs. Nov 8- Minimum Day- Parent Teacher Conferences (Extended Care Open)
  • Fri. Nov. 9- Minimum Day- Parent Teacher Conferences- NO EXTENDED CARE

Click here for school calendar.
What's Happening at SJES?
Congratulations to this week's Super Kids!

TK/Kindergarten- Caitlyn Grice
1st Grade- Faith Nguyen
3rd Grade- Tristan Gutierrez
4th Grade- Savannah Gray
5th Grade- Samantha Gomez
6th Grade- Emma Seelenbacher
6th Grade- Thao Giao
8th Grade- Bradon Pazin
8th Grade- Kathy Nguyen
Happy Halloween
Opera a la Carte
The San Francisco Opera and the 6th Grade performed the Opera a la Carte production of the "Elixir of Love." 5th Grade served as part of the singing ensemble.

Shop with Gift Cards
Thanksgiving is around the corner. Do all your Thanksgiving shopping with gift cards from our Shop with Scrip program.

Using gift cards is fundraising while you shop! Proceeds come back to SJES to help offset tuition costs.

Send your orders to cvanderveer@csdo.org. Most orders will be filled within the week!

Tonight's (11/2) PTG Parent's Night Out
has been canceled!
Girls Volleyball Schedule
Sat, 11/3, 12:00pm: 6th grade vs. SPN at Alameda Point

Boys Basketball Schedule

Sat, 11/3, 9:00am: 3rd grade vs. SPN at Alameda Point
Sat, 11/3, 10:00am: 4th grade vs. SPN at Alameda Point

Order Your Royal Wear
The sports seasons are underway. Order your "Royal Wear" and show your Royal Pride. Parents wear the shirts in the stands! Kids wear them to and from your games!

Fill out forms and turn them into the school. Orders will be filled within the week.
Our Family on the Block
Basilica Newsletter
Each week the Basilica puts out an informative newsletter of all the latest news and events happening at the Basilica. Don't miss out!
SJND Weekly Newsletter
SJND 2nd Annual Reindeer Run
Join us on Saturday, December 8th for the second ever Reindeer Run presented by SJND! Take part in a 5k (3.1 mile) race along the beautiful Crab Cove path in Alameda and enjoy fun for the whole family, including photos with Santa and music by SJND musicians.

The day kicks off at 7:00 a.m. at Crab Cove, located at 1231 McKay Ave in Alameda, for check-in and shirt distribution, with the 5k race beginning at 8:30 a.m. Winners from each division, male and female, will be recognized in an award ceremony at 9:30 a.m.
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
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.