this week’s Take Home Tuesday Electronic communication includes the dates for our “Dress up” and “Picture Day” non-uniform days. This link does not include the password for the Best of the Best Virtual Even. Link for 9/22/20 Take Home Tuesday
Please note: A Diocesan Professional Day will take place in March.
We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell prepackaged school
supplies for the 2020-2021 school year through School Tool Box. Not only does this program save you precious time, but it also feeds starving
children by donating a meal for each box of school supplies sold.
It’s simple and you can customize your order by adding or removing items.
Already have a few of the items? Remove them… just go to St. Joseph School toolbox link and order today!
For those of you who like to shop for deals here it the list of school supplies for the 2020-2021 school year. 20-21 supply list all grades
Summer Reading Adventures
Entering Grade 1: Read books of your choice from the following authors. Don’t forget to fill out a reading log! Mo Willems, Tomie dePaola, Eric Carle, or David Shannon
Entering Grade 2: Choose one book from this list to read, draw a picture of your favorite scene, and write a few sentences explaining what you liked about the book and characters! Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown Comic Guy by Timothy Roland Galaxy Zack by Ray O’Ryan Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamillo Stink by Megan McDonald Bird and Squirrel by James Burks A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Oborne Nate the Great by Margorie Weinman Sharmat
Entering Grade 3: The Best School Year by Barbara Robinson
Entering Grade 4: The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis Draw a picture of your favorite scene, write a one paragraph summary of the book, write a paragraph about your favorite character and be ready for class discussion.
Entering Grade 5: Frindle by Andrew Clements Please complete the essay comparing the main character of Frindle with the main character of a novel you have read in 4th grade.
Entering Grade 6: The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Entering Grade 7: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Entering Grade 8: Six Million Paper Clips: The Making of a Children’s Holocaust Memorial by Peter W. Schroeder (2004) I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (2014) *must be the Young Readers Edition
IXL Math Minutes
Sprinkle in some learning this summer with IXL Summer Adventures! Each set of skills has a fun theme that will inspire you to explore topics in math and language arts. Students should complete a minimum of 4 hours on IXL prior to the first day of school. Please focus on the skills from the grade in which you were just promoted from. Example: I am going in to grade 4, so I should work on strengthening my grade 3 skills prior to the first day of school. Don’t forget to SIGN IN for credit in completing this assignment.
Coping with Stress and Fear from COVID-19 A Message from the Massachusetts Department of Health.
March 25, 2020
Statement from Stephen A. Perla
Superintendent of Schools
Diocese of Fall River
In response to Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement, all Diocese of Fall River elementary, middle and high schools will be closed through Friday, May 1st and plan to re-open Monday, May 4th.
All closed Catholic schools have been urged to make their best effort to carry out the academic mission of the school via various methods. Because this situation continues to be fluid, we will provide updates as necessary.
Any questions should be directed to the leadership of your individual Catholic school or the Catholic Schools Office at (508) 687-7301.
Parents are reminded that teachers will be communicating with you via email. Please check for updates from your student’s teacher(s) beginning this afternoon. Monday will be a preparation day for both our teachers and families. Distance learning assignments begin on Tuesday, March 17. Information on picking up material or book if needed will be communicated later today.
Ireland Nordstrom, an eighth-grade student here at Saint Joseph School, Fairhaven, has been selected from more than 1.8 million Catholic school students across the country to receive the 2020 Youth Virtues, Valor and Vision Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Continue reading “SJS Eighth-Grader to Receive NCEA Youth Award for Selfless Service”