SJC "Junior Jaguars" Preschool

junior-jaguar-tnST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO “JUNIOR JAGUARS” PRESCHOOL

Come see what our JUNIOR JAGUARS PRESCHOOL has to offer.  We accept 3-1/2 to 5 year old children, and we offer three choices of schedules (7:30 to 11:30 a.m.; 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).  The teacher/student ratio is 1:8, and our maximum class size is 34 students,  Call us (408-252-6441 or 408-252-9778) or email us (jean.wilson@sjcschool.org) for a tour of our beautiful, spacious facility and meet our outstanding teaching staff.

International Night

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
Please join us in celebrating the diversity of cultures within our SJC community. Together we’ll share food, learn about countries all over the world, and enjoy entertainment:

WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm
WHERE: St Joseph of Cupertino Parish Hall

There are three (3) different ways to participate in this exciting and delicious evening.
1. Everyone who attends will bring a large dish of food to share. The dish should be from an ethnic background, from yours is even better! More details are on the back of the attached flyer.
2. (optional) Sign up to display information about a country or state that you would like to represent. There are ideas on the back of this page if you need some help with this one.
3. (optional) Sign up to perform entertainment from a country or state that you would like to represent.  Simply fill out the appropriate section(s) of the bottom half of the attached form and turn it in to the SJC school office.

2017 International Night Flyer

Grandparents' Day

GRANDPARENTS and GRAND”FRIENDS” DAY AT SJC Grandparents’ Day will be held on Wednesday, February 15th, which is a Minimum day. We will hold a Grandparents’ Day Prayer Service at 12:00 noon (for the whole school). Dismissal will be at 12:30pm. Then we will 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. Invitations have been sent and RSVPs were due on February 1st.

Have a Heart Drive

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 31st through February 24th. 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

SJC Reach Out

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St. Joseph of Cupertino School has an important tradition – whenever we have a special celebration, we remember our brothers and sisters in need. In addition to our continued prayers, so far this year we have donated pasta to a homeless shelter as part of our Spaghetti Dinner celebration in October. We had a school carnival to help children in need in Santa Clara County as part of our Halloween fun. We donated food items so less fortunate families in our community might enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner like we had with our families. During the holiday season we collected stocking stuffer gifts to spread holiday cheer to foster children.

In addition before the Year of Mercy concluded, we held a toiletry drive for the homeless that was led by our Student Council Commissioners of Religious Activities. At SJC we strive to be community oriented and a community of service.

Catholic Schools Week & Open House

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Visit Our School:
OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

SJC: A Community of Faith, Knowledge, and Service

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.

Open House & Catholic Schools Week 2017

SJC Wild West Day

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Howdy little buckaroos! On Friday, January 20th, the SJC Student Council will host the second spirit rally of the 2016-2017 school year.

Show your school spirit and mosey on into school in your best western attire. You can wear a cowboy hat, boots, and blue jeans. Please remember to bring safe shoes for recess. Since this isn’t the real Wild West, be sure to leave your side arm and holster at home.

Saddle up partners because we have plenty of exciting games planned for y’all! The showdown starts at 2:00 p.m. in the SJC Parish Hall.

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.

Snuggly Sweater Day & Hot Chocolate Day

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Tis the Season for snuggly sweaters and hot chocolate! On Thursday,
January 5th, the Student Council will be sponsoring a special Snuggly
Sweater Day and a Hot Chocolate Sale. Jump into the Winter spirit and
come to school in your favorite snuggly sweater and cold weather
accessories! If you choose not to participate, please wear your school
uniform. Please complete the attached order form and return with your
payment by Wednesday, January 4th.

 

Hot Chocolate Sale Order Form

Advent Reach Out Project

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Stocking Stuffer Gifts

This year our SJC community will be supporting the Kinship, Adoptive
and Foster Parent Association (KAFPA), KAFPA is a non-profit
organization that provides resources for foster and adoptive families in
Santa Clara County. We will help spread some holiday cheer by donating
new items for children ages four through eighteen.

  • Preschool – Any item listed
  • Kindergarten – New coloring books & new crayons (for children ages 4-6)
  • Grade 1 – New coloring books & new crayons (for children ages 4-6)
  • Grade 2 – New socks and/or new puzzles (for children ages 5-7)
  • Grade 3 – New gloves and/or new writing supplies; pens, pencils, markers, color pencils (for children ages 7-9)
  • Grade 4 – New scarves and/or new journals, mini note books (for children ages 7-9)
  • Grade 5 – New socks and/or new travel size games; deck of cards, checkers (for children ages 8-10)
  • Grade 6 – New deodorant, new scented or unscented lotion, new lip balm, new nail polish (for children ages 10-12)
  • Grade 7 – $5 gift cards; fast food or Target (for children ages 12 – 18)
  • Grade 8 – $5 gift cards; fast food or Target (for children ages 12 – 18)

*All donations are due by Wednesday, December 14th.

Christmas Raffle Basket

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Get into the holiday spirit with the Christmas Raffle Basket! The raffle basket includes a variety of must-have holiday goodies. The Student Council will sell tickets at morning recess and after school for 15 minutes from November 29th through December 14th. Tickets are $0.25 each or 5 tickets for $1.

  • Merry Brite Pouncing Puppy
  • Ninja Gingerbread Cookie Kit
  • Giant Candy Cane Decoration
  • Flashing Christmas Bulb Necklace
  • Antlers Headband
  • Snowman PEZ Dispenser
  • Gingerbread Plate
  • Large Bag of Christmas M&M’s
  • 2016 Snowman Glass Ornament
  • Wooden Nutcracker
  • Animated Peanuts Christmas Decoration
  • “Scoop” the Beanie Boo Snowman
  • Snowman Stocking
  • Child Size Reindeer Hat

An order form was sent home in the Tuesday Envelope and is attached to this article for your convenience.

 

2016 Christmas Raffle Basket Order Form

Our Lady of Guadalupe

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We are inviting everyone to St. Joseph of Cupertino Church
for a very special Mass and celebration!

Our Lady of Guadalupe
on Friday, December 9th
Rosary in many languages at 6:30 p.m.
Concelebrated Mass at 7:00 p.m.

You may wish to bring one fresh flower to present to Our Lady.
The Mass will include mariachi music, the Guadalupe drama,
and a traditional dance honoring Our Lady, also by the children.

There will be a big Fiesta following the Mass in the Parish Hall.
Come and enjoy more music by Mariachis Azteca,
Mexican dancers, refreshments, and piñatas!

If you’d like more information or would like to help,
please contact Mariqueta Churchill at (408) 245-3504
This is a great way to prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas!

May Our Blessed Mother comfort and enlighten your heart.
May she be present to you, and guide all the members of your family.
Through her, may you grow closer to her Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ!