January 22, 2023 Edition

Dear God,

Thank you for the opportunity you have given us to go to this wonderful school. As the cold winter months grow closer, please help the people in need who don't have shelter. Thank you for helping me grow in and out of school. Thank you for hearing our prayers, in Jesus' name we pray.


-Riley Fleming, 6A

Hammerhead Shark Sighting

Its always fun seeing Hammerheads in the wild!

Mary Beth Cox, our Director of Development, ran into members of our community, both faculty and parents, up in Maine this weekend. This is just one of the many benefits of our wonderful school family!

2023 Auction & Gala

Thank you to our Auction Planning Committee who are hard at work planning and organizing the 2023 Black & White Gala and Auction: Ali Mazza, Gia Jeas, Tori Banu, Jennifer Soivilien, Judy Fahey, Azi Griffin, Elizabeth Smith, Sandra Hart, Jennifer Sieczkowski, Lori Ann Young, Jordan Charters, Tatiana Connolly, Meaghan Gay, Lisa Grant.

For more information on ticket sales, advertising, sponsorships, and to donate towards the class baskets please follow the link below.

2023 SJS Auction & Gala Website

CSW: Community Bowling

Let's Strike Up Some Fun! 2 Bowling Events for Preschool - Grade 8.

Preschool - Grade 5

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

12:30-2:30pm (SJS half day)

King's Bowling, Legacy Place, Dedham

$40 per bowler

Tickets: Preschool-Grade 5

Grades 6 - 8

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

12:15-2:15pm (SJS half day)

Needham Bowlaway, Needham Center

$30 per bowler

Tickets: Grades 6-8

Tickets are limited, grab them before they are gone!

Leadership Series: Grade 5

Saint Joseph School is excited to bring back the Leadership Series to our Grade 5 students!

The series is scheduled to run 1-2 Wednesdays of each month at 9am in the school library. Throughout the school year, participants from our community will share their professional background and experiences on leadership traits such as trust, empathy, service, teamwork, public speaking, communication, social citizenship, and character

Our first speaker will be Andy Winig from Needham Rotary Club on January 25th; he will be talking about service.

Our goal is to provide the Grade 5 students with real world examples of roles that incorporate leadership traits, and to understand how those characteristics culminate into actions that impact our society. Parents of our fifth-graders are welcome to attend. 

Service Thanks

A message from the St. Joseph Parish Justice and Peace Committee:

"We want to thank all the school families who donated clothing to the St. Francis House and the parents who came today [Thursday] to sort the clothes. We especially want to thank the 40 students who stayed late on an early dismissal day to participate in this project. Their parents and the school should be very proud of them.


As a parish committee, we hope to have more opportunities to collaborate with the school. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for this project."

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 THIS Friday, January 27th.

EZ School Apps

MAP Testing

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Testing continues this week and next. 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.

Sharkbites: This Week's Events

1/23/23 Monday

1/24/23 Tuesday

1/25/23 Wednesday – Student Council Meetings

1/26/23 Thursday – Prayer & Pickup (3B)

1/27/23 Friday – Kindergarten Mass, 9am, Upper Church (Kindergarten Coffee Immediately following)

1/28/23 Saturday – Family Hockey Outing, 7pm

1/29/23 Sunday – Catholic Schools Week (CSW) Begins | CSW Family Mass, 9am, Wear Your Uniforms!

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