Volume 53 | November 30, 2018
Saint Joseph Weekly
November 30, 2018
SLE of the Week : Saint Joseph students are academically confident. They are capable of self assessment.
Principal Newsletter
Dear Parents of Saint Joseph Elementary School,

I would like to take this opportunity to be the first to wish you a very Happy Advent.  Advent begins this Sunday.

The word advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming.”  Jesus is coming, and Advent is intended to be a season of preparation for His arrival.  The Saint Joseph students will honor the season of Advent every Monday morning when our prayer will include a small prayer service around the Advent wreath, lighting the purple and pink candles each week ,as we wait in anticipation for Christmas.

During this time of preparation, I hope families will extend the lessons we are enforcing in school about putting ourselves in the correct mindframe for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  May we remember the simple things that are sometimes so hard to do. Be kind to one another. Respect one another. Respect Yourself.

I look forward to celebrating this Advent season with all of you.  May we all remember the importance of love and kindness to one another.

God’s Blessing on Each of Us,

Dr. Marquita Yriarte

Upcoming Events

  • Sat. Dec. 1- Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball Games
  • Sun. Dec. 2- Girls Volleyball and Boys Basketball Games & Knights of Columbus Breakfast with Santa in Notre Dame Hall
  • Tues. Dec 4- TK?Kindergarten Information Night- 6:30pm
  • Thurs. Dec 6- Jeans Day & Feast of St. Nicholas
  • Fri. Dec. 7- School Liturgy- 8:00 am

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

TK/Kindergarten- Savannah Castaneda
1st Grade- Aziza Richards
1st Grade- Matthew Manabat
2nd Grade- Francisco Linarez Garcia
3rd Grade- Caitlyn Ho
3rd Grade- Mary Jaber
6th Grade- Marco Garcia
6th Grade- Hailey Bui
7th Grade- Jack Hume
8th Grade- Isabelly Duarte
Middle School First Trimester Honors
6th Grade
1st and 2nd Honors
7th Grade
1st and 2nd Honors
8th Grade
1st and 2nd Honors
Shop with Gift Cards
Get your Christmas shopping done using gift cards bought at SJES! We have everything from Safeway to Amazon! Shop for all your presents using gift cards or actually give gift cards as gifts.

Don't forget our teachers and staff this holiday season. We sell SJES Exchange Gift Cards in $5, $10 and $25 denomination. Buy one of these cards, give as a gift to a teacher, and the teacher can come exchange the card for a gift card of their choice in the same denomination.

TK/Kindergarten Information Night
December 4 at 6:30pm

Please invite friends, family and neighbors with children going into grades TK/Kindergarten!
Yearbook Request to Parents
This year's yearbook theme is "Our Story Begins." The yearbook team is asking for parents to please submit pictures that may have been taken on the first day of school. Please send pictures to Ms. Sampson at ksampson@csdo.org.
$2 Jeans Day to Benefit Victims of California Fires- Thursday, December 6
Jeans Day has be re-scheduled for Thursday, December 6. Please bring in $2 to have a free dress day on December 6. Additional donations are welcome!
Girls Volleyball Schedule
Saturday, December 1
5th Grade: 10:00am vs. SPN @ Alameda Point

Sunday, December 2
4th Grade: 1:00pm vs. St. Elizabeth @ St. Joseph
5th Grade: 2:00pm vs. Madeleine @ St. Joseph
6th Grade: 3:00pm vs. Corpus Christi @ St. Joseph
7th Grade 4:00pm vs. Madeleine-Yellow @ St. Jospeh

Boys Basketball Schedule

Saturday, December 1
3rd Grade: 9:00 am vs. St. Leo @ St. Theresa
7th Grade: 2:00 pm vs. St. Leo @ St. Theresa

Sunday, December 2
6th Grade: 3:00pm vs. St. Theresa @ St. Theresa

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.