St. Joseph Elementary
Weekly Newsletter
August 23, 2019
A Saint Joseph Elementary tradition.
Welcoming our new students into the Royals family.
Principal Newsletter
Dear St. Joseph Elementary School Families,
I am happy to share with you that we had a FANTASTIC first week of school here at St. Joseph Elementary School! I saw so much good learning in the classrooms and I felt Positivity throughout each day. One parent shared with me that her child has come home every day saying, “I can’t wait to go back to school tomorrow!” This warms my heart, and it is exactly what we hope to hear as we not only educate your children, but also work to inspire a love of learning. What a gift it is to belong to a school community like ours.
At Morning Assembly on the first day of school, I shared the good news that we opened our doors with 264 students enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. This is the largest number of students we have served in over 5 years. On behalf of all of the faculty and staff here at SJES, I want all of you to know how very blessed, honored, and grateful we feel that you have chosen to entrust your children with us as we guide them throughout their educational journey.
Also, on a personal note, I want to thank you so much for all of the support you as parents have showed me in this first week of school. I feel blessed to be so welcomed and supported in my new role as I work to bring my Vision to fruition and take SJES to an even higher level of great!
Every school year, the Diocese of Oakland’s Department of Catholic Schools selects a theme and a related Bible verse. This year, they have selected the theme of “Partners in Mission.” The selected verse, Romans 12:5-6, speaks to this idea: “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them.” Let us remember this as we all share our various gifts and talents to serve God and benefit our school. I share this verse with you because I think it speaks to the Parent-School Partnership that is so valuable and crucial here at SJES. We as a staff truly feel the parent partnership and positive energy, and that is exactly what we need to thrive as a school community! So please, on behalf of all of the SJES staff, know how deeply appreciative and excited we are to have the opportunity to partner with you during the 2019-2020 school year.
Peace and Blessings,
Ms. Francisco

Student Council Leaders: (Pictured L-R) Jack Kenney- President, Alexis Dollar- Vice President, and Samantha Mercado- Religious Affairs

Upcoming Events

  • Tue. Aug 27- Faith Family Activity
  • Wed. Aug 28-MIddle School Electives begin
  • Wed. Aug 21- Fri. Aug 23- TK ONLY- Minimum Day
  • Fri. Aug 30- 8:45am Liturgy, Minimum Day- 12:00pm Dismissal (NO EXTENDED CARE)
  • Mon. Sept 2- Labor Day Holiday (NO SCHOOL)

Log into the SJES Parent Porta l to view the SCHOOL CALENDAR!!!
Middle School PE Uniforms
Grades 6, 7, and 8 are required to use PE uniforms during PE class. Students have had their run through of how to change into their PE uniforms. Please purchase PE uniforms from the Dennis Uniform Company. Stock is available in the store. Items being purchased with have the school athletics logo on them.
Fifth Grade
TK/K getting a tour of the building.
Sixth Grade
7th Grade
Our first Town Hall
First Day of School
First Grade
First Liturgy of the School Year
"We Come" together as a family. We welcome new friends, new experiences and new adventures.
PTG Position Still Available
The PTG is still looking to fill a position on the board:

  • Co-Auction Chair. (One person has signed up who needs a partner.)

Please contact PTG President, Sierra Dominguez, if you are interested in getting involved.

Board positions fulfill your 30 required parent volunteer hours.
Royals Athletics
Our Family on the Block
St. Joseph Basilica
SJND Weekly Newsletter
Parent To Do List:
  • Order your Scrip Gift Cards
  • Collect and turn in BoxTops
  • Order your Royal Wear
Frequently Used Links:
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.