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SJS E-News: News and Highlights

Drama Club Performance – Winter 2016

January 27th, 2016

On January 15th and 16th, the St. Joseph Drama Club performed their own take on Disney’s The Little Mermaid(s) and Cinderella! Whether the club members were center stage, ensemble, or part of the backstage crew, they entertained a packed house! The students brought hard work outside of the classroom in combination with their creativity and talent. Elizabeth MacLellan would like to thank both students and their families for making her first show with the drama club a success.

Please enjoy the highlights from the Friday, January 15th evenings’ performance. If you are on a mobile device you can go directly to the the Flickr set.

Garden Harvest – Soup was served!

September 29th, 2015

Last week was a busy one for the Kindergarten class and many volunteer parents! The students harvested approximately 40 lbs. of potatoes, 20 lbs of carrots, as well as onions, garlic, swiss chard, and parsley. The harvest was planted last spring by the current 1st grade class, and harvested by this year’s
current Kindergarten class. There were squeals of sheer glee as the potatoes- Red Bliss and Yukon Gold
varieties-were unearthed. Students also used all their strength to yank out some of the largest carrots I have ever seen!

Many thanks to Mrs. Amarello (1st grade), Mrs. Longfield (1st grade) and Mr. Peltier (Kindergarten) for peeling and chopping the vegetables on Wednesday, and to Mr. Murray (5th/7th grade) and Mrs. Pinto (Kindergarten) for serving the soup to any student who wanted a bowl.

Students came back for seconds, and even thirds. The soup was truly a hit! And many thanks to the following families who loaned their crock pots for cooking; Amarello, Gomes, Hebert, Hanks, Callahan, Pomfret, and Hartley. We couldn’t have done it without all your help!!

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Fairytale Adventure

June 7th, 2015

Students grade two through eight lead the packed audiences through two magical nights of a five play presentation. This Fairytale Adventure included Beauty and the Beast, the Jungle Book, Opal, Annie and Mulan.

Please enjoy the highlights from Saturday evenings’ performance. If you are on a mobile device you can go directly to the the Flickr set.

Garden Club

March 10th, 2015

Earlier this school year, some of the students of St. Joseph School and their families gathered on a sunny Sunday afternoon in October to build the school gardens. Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Murray enlisted the help of a number of eager parents who arrived with tools and shovels in hand. Students were put to work sifting the compost while parents, under the guidance of Mrs. Laurie Hellstrom, (4th/5th grade parent) built the beds. Once the frames were complete, they were placed on the prepared site and then filled with the compost.

Since this garden building event, the Kindergarten class has planted garlic. They must now be patient and wait until spring to see what sprouts in the garden, and to plant any further crops! We are looking forward to starting some seedlings for spring planting, and possibly having a plant sale. Stay tuned for further updates!

Boston Bruins Pep Rally

May 19th, 2014

Boston Bruins mascot Blades was the special guest when the student body at St. Joseph School came out in force for a May 8 pep rally.  St. Joseph’s welcomed Blades, one of the Bruins’ official mascots and the Boston Bruins’ Youth Hockey Development team. Activities included hockey trivia tag races, shoot-outs, and Blades leading “Let’s Go Bruins” cheers for the student body.

Read all about it in SouthCoastToday.com