ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO “JUNIOR JAGUARS” PRESCHOOL
ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO “JUNIOR JAGUARS” PRESCHOOL
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.
Applications are available for download at http://sjcschool.org/admissions/index.php
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.
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.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
Please follow this ePay link to donate to St. Joseph of Cupertino School and be sure to use the #GivingTuesday hashtag to spread the word.
St. Joseph of Cupertino School
Tis the Season for snuggly sweaters, sweatshirts, and hot chocolate! On Wednesday, December 13th, the Student Council will be sponsoring a special Snuggly Sweater/Sweatshirt Day and a Hot Chocolate Sale. Jump into 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 below order form and return with your payment by Monday, December 11th.
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 December 5th through December 20th. Tickets are $0.25
each or 5 tickets for $1.00.
A flyer/ticket order form is attached this article and can also be found in the Tuesday Envelope. The Raffle Drawing will be held on December 21st during the SJC Christmas Celebration.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration will take place Friday, December 8th
The celebration in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held on Friday, December 8. Join us for Mass on Friday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m., with a Fiesta following in the Parish Hall.
The dress rehearsal will be on Thursday, December 7 from 3:10 to 4:00 p.m. in church.