ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO “JUNIOR JAGUARS” PRESCHOOL
ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO “JUNIOR JAGUARS” PRESCHOOL
It’s time to place your 2016-2017 yearbook order!
Once again, the SJC yearbook will SPARCCL in full color from front to back and will be soft cover and bound as a book. Because this school year has been filled with so many memorable moments, we have added 4 more pages. The SJC Yearbook will have a total of 112 memory filled pages!
All orders received by Monday, May 1st will be $25.00 each. If you order after May 1st, your yearbook will be $35.00. Please note, late orders may not be delivered until Summer Vacation. Please return the attached order form to the front office. Thank you!
Here’s your chance to show your SPARCCLS by entering the 2016-2017 Yearbook Cover Contest!
The First Place Winner’s artwork will be on the front cover and the Second Place Winner’s artwork will be on the back cover. Both winners will also receive a free yearbook!
• You may work as an individual OR in teams of two.
• Artwork must include the school name and year (2016-2017)
• Your artwork must be submitted on an 8.5” x 11” sheet of white paper, portrait orientation.
• Please be sure to use bright colors and avoid leaving the background blank or white. You may use crayons, colored pencils, paint or markers.
• Your design should reflect life here at SJC. It can be about academics, school spirit or something spiritual. Use your imagination and have fun!
• Keep what’s important in the design (like the school name and year) away from the page edges.
• VERY IMPORTANT – On the back, please write your first and last name lightly with a pencil so it will not show through on your artwork.
• Artwork should be turned in to Mrs. Moss by March 31st.
During Lent, we take the time to reflect on the life of Jesus and we prepare our hearts for his Resurrection. Jesus dedicated his life helping others and calls us to continue his work of peace and justice. This Lenten season, we answer his call by reaching out to foster and adoptive children who receive services through 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 kindness and love by donating new items for children ages newborn through eighteen.
Please encourage your children to take part in this special project. It is a great way to practice almsgiving (giving to those in need).
For a list of needed donations, please see the attached flyer sent home in the Tuesday Envelope.
St. Joseph of Cupertino’s
Holy Name Society Presents
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner serving,
All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feed
Friday, March 17, 2017
In the Parish Hall
Doors Open at 6 p.m. Dinner Served at 7 p.m.
Full, No-host bar
Garlic Butter Roasted Dungeness Crab Fresh
Cold Dungeness Crab
All you can eat!
Tickets: $45 each Tickets are available in the SJC school office, (408) 252-6441, the rectory, and outside church on weekends. Grab some crab – – it’s for a good “claws”! The Holy Name Society is a service group that raises funds and provides in-kind Support to the SJC school, parish programs, and community.
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.
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.
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
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.
Visit Our School:
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.
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.