St. Joseph Elementary School
Weekly Newsletter
October 4, 2019
SLE of the Week: Saint Joseph students think critically and creatively.
Principal Newsletter
Dear St. Joseph Elementary School Families,
There is a definite buzz in the air at school! It has been an incredibly busy week preparing for El Rancho Day! It is the one event at our school where we require our parent community to come together for an incredibly worthy cause- our students, your children. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for your time and treasure supporting our event.

I want to give a special thank you to our event chairs: Mrs. Suzanne Holley, Mrs. Joycie Shinzato, Mrs. Kristy Gray, Mrs. Melissa Nava-Leyva, Mrs. Jenny Jaber and Ms Alice Wong. You and your crews turn our school yard into its own village in just one short morning.

This event could not happen without the amazing, Mrs. Celia Orozco-Lopez. I appreciate her unending commitment to putting on a community building, fun event every year. Thank you to her husband and children, as I know we take her away from her family during this time. We are a blessed community.

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! Let's enjoy the day and raise lots of funds!
Peace and Blessings,
Ms. Francisco

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. Oct 4- 5:30pm Cross Country Meet, Garin Park in Hayward.
  • Sat. Oct 5- 11:00am- 7:00pm EL RANCHO
  • Mon. Oct. 7- El Rancho free dress and free student lunch,
  • Mon. Sept. 30- 3:15pm STEM Club
  • Thurs. Oct. 10- Eighth Grade Shadow Day at SJND
  • Fri. Oct 11- Minimum Day (12:00 pm Dismissal) NO EXTENDED CARE.

Log into the SJES Parent Porta l to view the SCHOOL CALENDAR!!!
Super Kids
This week's Super Kids are:

TK- Rosie Hintzen
K- Mila deBoer
First Grade- Jane Allison
Second Grade- Julietta Lopez
Third Grade- Ronin Flores
Fourth Grade- Harper May Vaughn
Fifth Grade- Micaela Smith
Sixth Grade- Evelyn Alexander
Eighth Grade- Alexis Dollar (missing from photo on right, but pictured below)

Congratulation to all of our Super Kids!
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.

The Student Council has planned different activities through the week for the students to be active participants in learning about a healthy, active life.
El Rancho Logistics for Mr. Curry's Memorial- REMINDER
It is with great sadness that we share that Mr Dan Curry passed away last Friday, September 20, following a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Curry served the SJND community for 17years as Athletic Director, Associate Athletic Director, P.E. and health teacher, and as the beloved voice of the Pilots at many athletic competitions.

The morning of El Rancho there will be a memorial service for Mr.Curry. It is even more important that families consider carpooling, biking or walking to El Rancho. Parking will be very limited with both events happening.

Service details are below:

"Please join the SJND community as we honor and say goodbye to Mr. Curry. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5 at St. Joseph Basilica in Alameda. A reception will follow in Notre Dame Hall on the SJND campus. Rest in peace Mr. Curry.

The fifth grade year is the year of learning how to adapt and be flexible.

This class of thirty-three student and their leader, Mrs. Gauntt, know that, "Flexible is Good! And...if you don't bend, you break!"

Fifth grade is the year that 1:1 devices are introduced to students. They learn how to exchange class assignments with their teachers online and how use their devices as tool enhancements in the classroom.

Fractions are also a big part of the fifth grade math curriculum. This week the students played a "work place" game where they learned how to add fractions with uncommon denominators.
Royals Athletics
Cross Country Meet Results
The Royals ran in their second cross country meet this past week. Below are the results:

Girls 3rd-5th Grade : 1st Place in color group
Placing Runners : Ava Bonacci - 2nd Place
Girls 6th-8th Grade : 1st Place in color group
Placing Runners : Alexis Olsen - 2nd Place, Dani Lopez - 7th Place, and Makena Lawson - 8th Place
Boys 6th-8th Grade : 1st Place in color group
Placing Runners : Ethan Gonzales - 2nd Place, Anthony Garcia - 6th Place, and Max Olsen - 7th Place
 Boys 3rd-5th Grade: 6th Place in color group
Placing runners : Yakob Teklemariam - 6th Place, Elliot Chiu - 14th Place , and Chase Gray - 25th Place

Next meet is Friday, Oct 4 @5:30 at Garin Park in Hayward.

Order your Royal Wear
Show your Royal Pride and cheer on your favorite Royal in your SJES Royal Wear! Available for in both youth and adults sizes.

Great for kids to wear before and after games or to practice. Awesome for parents to show who they are rooting for for!

Our Family on the Block
SJND Weekly Newsletter
St. Joseph Basilica
Parent To Do List:
  • Order your Scrip Gift Cards
  • Collect and turn in BoxTops
  • Order your Royal Wear
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