ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO “JUNIOR JAGUARS” PRESCHOOL
ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO “JUNIOR JAGUARS” PRESCHOOL
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Our Annual International Night will be held on Friday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Senora Hernandez is sending home a flyer to Grades K-5 families inviting their children to join in singing Spanish songs during the entertainment portion of the evening. Please send back your response form by Friday, February 9. We are also sending home a flyer in the Tuesday Envelope inviting you to sign up to sponsor a Heritage Table, bring a potluck dish, and/or be a part of our entertainment on that evening. This is always a wonderful celebration of the diversity and unity of our SJC community. Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us.
We are holding our St. Valentine’s Celebration this coming Tuesday, February 13. Ash Wednesday is February 14. Students are invited to wear Valentine colors and Valentine-themed free dress (jeans are okay).
St. Valentine’s Day has become a nation-wide celebration, but it, as with many of our holidays, has roots in our religious traditions. There are several legends surrounding St. Valentine. The one that carries the most meaning for our children tells the story of a St. Valentine who left notes of support to followers of
Jesus. These notes of support evolved into our Valentine notes. If your child wishes to share valentines on Tuesday during our Celebration Day, make sure he/she sends in one for every child in the class.
Let’s show our furry friends at the Humane Society some love this Valentine’s Day!
The SJC Student Council will be collecting donations to benefit the Humane Society from January 30th through February 15th. You can drop off your donations to the 5th grade classroom. Attached to this article is a flyer with a listing of suggested items.
By giving to the Humane Society Silicon Valley, you become a critical part of their mission to save animals’ lives, help them find loving homes, teach children compassion toward animals, and provide services to people and pets in Santa Clara County and the surrounding Bay Area.
Here is a list of what the Humane Society needs most:
– Blankets, Large/Small Towels and Comforters
– Pet Beds
– Canned Pet Food
– Dog Treats, such as Natural Balance Rolls and Pig Ears
– Peanut Butter
– Canned Cheese Spread
– Cat and Dog Toys (Especially “Kong” dog toys)
– Dog Sweaters
– Heating Pads
– Kitten Formula
– Digital Thermometers
The SJC Student Council Thanks You for Your Support
Catholic Schools Week will be held during the week of January 28 through February 3, and the theme of this nationally celebrated observance is: Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service It is always our goal to live up to this theme.
• We strive to develop a community spirit, which is based on the values of our faith, which are in turn, based on the message of Jesus. It is critically important to us that our students hear the message that they are deeply loved by God, and furthermore, that they feel welcomed, honored, and respected by all in our community.
• We are dedicated to providing the highest quality academic education, which addresses the strengths and needs of students of all ability levels. This is why we have added so many advanced, enrichment, intervention/support, and extracurricular programs to our curriculum throughout the years. And the clear truth is that this approach works. Our students consistently progress at an above average pace, and achieve far above the national average and at the very top of local schools.
• Finally, we instill in our children (and in ourselves, the adults!) an awareness that we are called to reach out to those who are struggling, offering service and support. We are part of a larger community, and we understand that Jesus teaches us to help those who have so much less than we do. Community-Oriented experiences are an integral component of our commitment to social justice, and social justice is an integral component of our Catholic Church’s teachings. We also understand that selfishness can be one of the most devastating qualities for a child to learn, and we must work together to foster unselfishness and concern for others throughout our community.
We truly hope that those of you who are members of our community see and feel that we work very hard to make St. Joseph of Cupertino a Community of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.
During the week of January 22nd, the SJC School Community will be celebrating Kindness Week. This is part of SJC’s Bullying Prevention program that we have in place. We always strive to create a positive culture here at SJC, one in which each person feels respected, honored, and included. Fostering a climate in which each child feels that they “belong” is critically important to our Catholic identity and to our call to follow the message of Jesus in all that we do. We also want our children to know that it is important to us, as the adults in their lives, that they feel safe, secure, and protected. This year’s theme especially focuses on the value of kindness to all. These are lessons that we teach all year long. This week however, we will read special books and complete special lessons to reinforce the concepts. The children will also be invited to wear friendship bracelets while they are in school this week as a visual reminder of kindness week. The family edition of the flyer for Kindness Week is included in this January 23rd Tuesday Envelope.
Be our Guest! On Friday, January 19th, the SJC Student Council will host the second spirit rally of the 2017-2018 school year.
Show off your school spirit and arrive at the SJC Magical Kingdom in your
best Disney themed attire. Your outfit can represent any Disney theme park,
character, or movie. Remember, Disney includes the Star Wars and Marvel Universe, as well as Pixar.
Be ready to dance in at recess and journey through the SJC Magical Kingdom throughout the school day! The spirit rally fun starts at 2:00 p.m. in SJC’s Adventureland, also known as the Parish Hall.
Please remember to bring safe shoes for recess. Remember, normal dress code guidelines apply. No hair color, spaghetti straps, shorts, short skirts, and/or bare midriffs. And as always, if you would rather not participate, please wear your school uniform.
This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, February 21st, which is a min. day. A special Grandparents’ Day Prayer Service will take place at 12:00 noon (for the whole school). Dismissal will be at 12:30pm. We will then invite students whose Grandparents (or Grand “Friends”) have joined us to stay for a special Grandparents Day luncheon at 12:45pm, followed by photos and classroom visits.
If your child(ren) ‘s Grandparents are unable to attend, your child may invite a Grand “friend” (an adult who has made a significant impact in their lives).
Please return the attached completed form to the Development Office by Friday, December 15th, if you would like your child(ren) to participate.
ATTENTION: 4th, 5TH, AND 6th GRADE FAMILIES: Please make sure that you reserve the evening of Friday, December 15 for:
THE SJC CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
“The Present is the Future”
Friday, December 15
SJC Parish Hall
Although, only Grades 4, 5, and 6 will be performing in this year’s Christmas Musical, families from all grades are most welcome to attend the performance if they wish. Students will be attending a dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 14 during the school day.