St. Joseph Elementary School
Weekly Newsletter
February 7, 2020
Student Learning Expectation (SLE) of the Week: Saint Joseph students are faith filled.
They embrace the Gospel message.
Principal Newsletter
Dear St. Joseph Elementary School Families,
As we are now a little bit over halfway through the 2019-2020 school year, we as the faculty and staff at SJES are offering a second set of  optional  Parent-Teacher Conferences. I spoke to you as parents about this at Back to School Night. This is an addition to our school calendar this year, and we are making this offer to continue to build Parent-School Partnership on our end.
Earlier today, you should have received an email from your child(ren)’s Homeroom Teacher, inviting you to participate in these Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 18 or 19, 2020 between the hours of 12:45pm and 3:30pm. Please know that these conferences are completely optional. If you are interested in scheduling a conference, this will provide a good opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher and check in on their progress. If you wish to schedule a conference, please reach out to the School Office at 510-522-4456.
Thank you for your partnership, and for entrusting us with your precious children every day! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Peace and Blessings,
Ms. Francisco

Upcoming Events

Fri. Feb 7 - Boys Basketball Game
Sat. Feb 8- Diocesan Science Fair, Girls Volleyball Game
Sun. Feb 9 - 9:30am Parish Family Mass. Boys Basketball Games, Girls Volleyball Game
Mon. Feb. 10 - First Grade Field Trip, 3:15 STEM Club, 6:00pm First Reconciliation
Tues. Feb 11 - 7:00pm PTG General Meeting
Wed. Feb 12 - February Birthday Free Dress, PTG Hot Lunch
Fri. Feb 14 - Valentine's Day, Red/Pink Free Dress, 8:45am Liturgy, Minimum Day 12pm Dismissal (NO EXTENDED CARE),

Log into the SJES Parent Porta l to view the SCHOOL CALENDAR!!!
Congratulations to our Super Kids!

Kindergarten- Julius Norgren
Kindergarten- Mason Reyes
2nd Grade- Vincent Iazzetti
2nd Grade- Gagarin
4th Grade- Adrian Ceron
5th Grade- Leo Bonacci
6th Grade- Nikko Flores
6th Grade- Jack Gonzalez
7th Grade- Carrie Truong
7th Grade- Marco Garcia
The SUPER CLASS Full of Super Kids- A Final Super Kid from Ms. Sagan
"Before I announce this week’s eighth grade Super Kid, I’d like to thank all of you
for the love, support and confidence you have shown me over the past three
school years.

You’ve made each Monday a day to which I’ve looked forward.

Your joy, your energy and your insatiable curiosity have made teaching here one
of the best experiences of my career.
While I will miss all of you so much, I do feel good knowing you’ll have a
wonderful new teacher in Ms. Chen — and Ms. Francisco will still be here looking
out for you too.

We’ve done some wonderful things together, I will always remember our field trip
to San Francisco and how good it felt to see my students moving through that
environment with so much poise and confidence.

Your potential is obvious and I know you’ll use it well.

As I was trying to decide which of you rated Super Kid status this week, it
occurred to me it should go to someone who is kind, thoughtful, diligent and most
of all representative of the best St Joseph Elementary has to offer. It should be
someone who demonstrates a love of learning, self-confidence and of course,
the caring nature reflected in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

With that, my final pick for eighth grade Super Kid became obvious.

It’s ALL of you!

You are ALL bright and wonderful young people with brilliant futures ahead of
you. And, you are ALL exceptional — each in your own way.

You know, each week we say congratulations on being Super Kids, when we
REALLY should be saying THANK YOU for being Super Kids.

The examples you set, the joy you bring and the excellence you demonstrate
give me great confidence in the future of our community.

It has indeed been my privilege to be part of helping you become the outstanding
adults I know you will all be and I will miss each and every one of you so very

THANK YOU — for being Super Kids!
School Spotlight
The Second Grade Class has been a busy group this past January. The students have been preparing for their First Reconciliation and their First Communion. First Reconciliation will take place next week on February 10. To prepare, students met with Father Mario and Deacon Peter.

The students also worked on what could be their first official school "project"- their International Dolls. Students got to make dolls and pasteboards introducing a part of their heritage and what they learned about the countries and their traditions.

Finally, the Second Grade took "big steps" in math this week. They learned measurement in feet by making giant feet to measure from one place of the school to the next!
Royals Athletics
Schedule for the Week of 2/7-2/13

Congratulations to the girls 6th grade and 7th grade volleyball teams. They have both qualified for the EBPL playoffs this weekend.
Boys Basketball

Friday, 2/7
8th Grade- 7:00pm vs. Corpus Christi @ St. Anthony Gym

Sunday, 2/9
3rd Grade- 12:00pm vs. Corpus Christi @ St. Joseph Gym
5th Grade- 2:00pm vs. St. Elizabeth @ St. Joseph Gym
6th Grade- 3:00pm vs. SLOT @ St. Joseph Gym
7th Grade- 4:00pm vs. St. Elizabeth @ St. Joseph Gym

Girls Volleyball- EBPL Playoffs

Saturday, February 8
7th Grade- 10:00am vs. St. Anthony @ St. Anthony Gym

Sunday, February 9
6th Grade- 12:00pm vs. St. Elizabeth @ St. Theresa Gym
Royals Athletics Giving Back
Members of the Sixth Grade boys basketball team gave back this winter season. The boys and their coaches worked at the Alameda Food Bank Warehouse sorting food and organizing baskets to give to those who are in need. 

St. Joseph Elementary School Royals are living their SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS by being thoughtful community members and honorable person of God.
Buy Your Tickets Today!
A lovely evening for you and the tiny sweetheart in your life! Bring out your daughters to attend St. Joseph’s first ever Father (father figure)/Daughter Dance. A magical night of music, dancing and fun! 

Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: Learning Center
RSVP by February 15, 2020. 

Cost: $35.00 per Father/Daughter couple and $10.00 for each additional father/daughter. 

Concession stand, glow and photo booths will be available for an additional cost. Special keepsake will be available to remember the evening!

Keep a lookout for volunteer opportunities for the dance in Volgistics!
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Parent To Do List:
  • Order your Scrip Gift Cards
  • Collect and turn in BoxTops
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