January 15, 2023 Edition

Hammerhead Shark Sighting

Hanna Jane is in her third year at the University of Massachusetts, studying Early Education, and Mason is serving in the US Marine Corps.

Both siblings attended Saint Joseph School from Kindergarten through Grade 8, and in the words of their mom,

"Saint Joe's gave them everting they needed to succeed in their chosen paths!"

Ladies Night Out

Don't miss “Ladies Night Out: Designer Bag Bingo” this Thursday night (1/19/23). Try your luck at winning designer bags including Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, and more! All are welcome - even non Saint Joe's friends and family.

Online ticket sales close tomorrow, Monday 1/16.  $30 in advance. $35 at the door. Follow the link below for more information.

Bingo Tickets

Volunteers needed. To sign up visit: Pocketbook BINGO Volunteers

Saint Joseph School First Friday Choir

The First Friday Choir has expanded to include Grade 3!  Please consider signing up your student for this unique experience to join us once a month in singing for the All School Mass. Rehearsals are after school on Wednesdays from 2:40-3:20pm.  It is a great way to make new friends and praise God in song! Questions?! Contact music teacher Mr. Dan Farretta at dfarretta@saintjoes.com.

Thank You

2022 Santa's Workshop

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make Santa’s Workshop a success again this year!  Your FACTS account has been charged for Santa’s Workshop this week.  If there are any mistakes on your billing, please do not hesitate to email Mary Beth Cox at mcox@saintjoes.com.

Family Hockey Outing

5th Annual SJS Needham Hockey Outing

Please join us on Saturday, January 28, 2023 @ 7:00pm at Boston College, Conte Forum for the Annual SJS Needham Hockey Outing for Boston College Eagles vs. Boston University Terriers. Tickets are $20.00 each. Online ticket sales close Friday, January 20th. Questions?! Email Regan Fradette at ReganFradette@gmail.com.

Hockey Outing Tickets

Service Opportunities

Clothing Drive Support for St. Francis House

In conjunction with St. Joseph Parish, Saint Joseph School will be collecting new and gently used men's and women's clothing now through Thursday, January 19. Collection bins are located at the 90 Pickering Main Entrance, Early Childhood Building Entrance, and Middle School morning entrance. 

Service Day Experience

Students and families are welcome to JOIN US  on Thursday January 19 from 12:15-1:30pm (early dismissal day) to sort and organize the donated items and prepare them for delivery. We expect this service day experience to be a worthwhile community-building activity and a wonderful way to start the new year.

For more information on both the Clothing Drive and the Service Day Experience please follow the link below. Questions?! Contact Caroline Maloney at mmaloneypc@yahoo.com.

January St. Francis House Service Info

2023 Auction & Gala

Tickets are now on sale now for the 2023 Saint Joseph School Gala and Auction at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 6:00pm.  

Information regarding the Class Baskets was sent home via students' backpack on Friday.  This is a wonderful opportunity to support the school auction.  Donations towards the class baskets can be done online or by simply returning your donation in the envelope provided.  The class baskets are always a huge hit with the students!

Sponsorship or Advertisement opportunities are still available! To learn more about these opportunities please visit our 2023 Black & White Gala and Auction website today. Advertising and Sponsorship deadline is Friday, February 17.

Please follow the link below for ALL Gala and Auction information - tickets, advertisements and sponsorships, and donations.

2023 SJS Auction & Gala Website

February Lunch Box Program

The February Lunch Box Program menu is live on the EZ School Apps website. Please make your student's lunch selections by Friday, January 27th.

EZ School Apps

Online Learning Opportunity for Parents

Keeping Kids Safe and Secure Online: A Project Safe Childhood Presentation For Parents

A presentation for adults who wish to learn how to keep kids safe and secure online, brought to you in collaboration by The US Attorney's Office and Homeland Security Investigators, will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30pm. For more info, follow the link below.

Project Safe Childhood Presentation Information

MAP Testing

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Testing begins Tuesday, and will continue over the next two-and-a-half weeks. Teachers will let you know when your student is scheduled to test.  Please make sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a hearty breakfast to prepare.

PSA Meeting

Thank You to all who joined this past week's Parent School Association (PSA) meeting. Mark your calendars for our next meeting scheduled on Wednesday, March 22 at 8:30am in the Middle School Dining Hall.

Sharkbites: This Week's Events

1/16/23 MondayNO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Day

1/17/23 Tuesday – MAP Testing begins

1/18/23 Wednesday – 

1/19/23 Thursday – Half Day Earl Dismissal (ECB 12:05pm / Grades 1-8 12:15pm) | Service Day Experience | Ladies Night Out: Pocket Book Bingo

1/20/23 Friday – Grade 1 Mass, 9am, Upper Church (Grade 1 Coffee Immediately following) | Grade 2 Progress Reports Sent Home / Grades 3-5 Progress Reports Available Online

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