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.

Spirit Week 2017

The SJC Student Council is pleased to announce “Spirit Week” from Monday, April 3, 2017 to Friday, April 7, 2017.

Monday, April 3rd Class Colors Day!
Wear clothing and accessories that represent your grade’s assigned color. Donut Sale Pre-Orders Due Today!

– Preschool: Blue
– Grade K: Black
– Grade 1: Grey
– Grade 2: Red
– Grade 3: Green
– Grade 4: White
– Grade 5: Blue
– Grade 6: Purple
– Grade 7: Yellow
– Grade 8: Orange

Tuesday, April 4th Pajama Day and Donut Sale 
Come to school snuggled up in your favorite pajamas, robe, and slippers. Please remember safe shoes for recess.

Wednesday, April 5th Music with Jerry at lunch!

Thursday, April 6th Super Hero Fun Day!
The SJC Student Council will host the last rally for the 2016-2017 school year. Come to school wearing your favorite super hero gear! The fun begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Friday, April 7th Spirit T-shirt Day!

Remember, normal dress code guidelines apply. No hair color, spaghetti straps, short skirts, or bare midriffs. Please remember safe shoes for recess. And as always, if you’d rather not participate in the SJC Colors Day, Pajama Day and Super Hero Fun Day, please wear your school uniform. Get ready for a COLORFUL week of fun!

Yearbook Sale

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!

SJC Yearbook Order Form 2016 – 2017

 

SJC Yearbook Cover Contest

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!

Contest Guidelines:

• 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.

SJC Lenten Reach Out Project

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.

Lenten Reach Out 2017

St. Patrick's Day Crab Feed

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

Menu:

Garlic Butter Roasted Dungeness Crab Fresh
Cold Dungeness Crab
Salad
Pasta
Bread
Dessert
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.

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