St. Joseph School will remain closed through Friday, May 1st 2020. At this time, school could reopen Monday, May 4th, 2020.

Weekly Newsletter November 1, 2019


Bingo Help—Friday, November 1.

Parents in Grades 1 Kindergarten are needed to assist at Bingo during the coming weeks.  Please report to the gym for job assistance by 4:30 and be sure to sign in on the Attendance Form so your family receives credit for working at Bingo. Also, it is IMPERATIVE that you sign out before you leave at the end of the evening.  You will not receive credit for working Bingo hours if you do not sign out. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.  As stated on page 4 of the Student Handbook; “You must sign in and out on the Bingo Attendance sheet to receive your credit. Parents are not allowed to have anyone else work their Bingo hours. You may not be signed in or out by another parent.”  Thank you to all those families who regularly help at Bingo.  We appreciate all your help!

Friday, November 1                 Friday, November 8                 Friday, November 15               Friday, November 22

Grade 1 Families                     Grade 1 Families                     Kindergarten                           Kindergarten

Irrizarri                                     Pierre Antoine                           Appolan                                    Crespo

Jusu                                         Powers                                     Auguste                                    Cullity

Marrero                                    Quilty-Diaz                               Boyer                                       Mason

Mikhail                                    Sickey                                      Burrell                                      Fundalewicz

Nguyen, J                                 Tardif                                       Charles                                     Zion

Nwachukwu                             Waterman                                 Chateau                                    Meneide


Congratulations to Ms. McCarthy

Congratulations to Ms. McCarthy on her upcoming Wedding Day.  Ms. McCarthy will marry Mr. Molloy on Saturday, November 9.  We wish them both a very happy and blessed future together!


Field Trip to Trailside Museum—Grades 3 & 4

Grades 3 & 4 will go to the Trailside Museum in Milton on Friday, November 8.  Besides a presentation given by the museum staff, the students will participate in an educational scavenger hunt, where they will learn a great deal about the early days in the Blue Hills.  Thank you to Mrs. Alfieri for organizing this trip and thank you to Ms. McCarthy for creating the scavenger hunt.


Fall MAP Test Scores

Students will receive the results of their Fall MAP Test Scores on Friday, November 8, 2019.  These scores will assist teachers in understanding the readiness level for each student and enabling teachers to provide individual instruction for each student.  These scores also assist us in predicting those students who might qualify for our advanced Math program beginning in Grade 6, as well as providing us with valuable information for those students who are struggling in both literacy and numeracy skills.


Below you will find a list of events for the upcoming weeks and to assist with planning.

Thank you and God bless.

Dr. Corinne R. Merritt


Monday, November 4                       Extended Instruction Grades 5-8 Ms. McCarthy 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, November 5                         Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 1-4 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 5-8 Ms. McCarthy 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, November 6                 Student Council 2:30-3:15

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 1-5 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

Thursday, November 7                       Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30

Friday, November 8                          Fall MAP Test Results K-8

                                                            Field Trip Grades 3 & 4 Trailside Museum


Monday, November 11                     No School—Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 12                       Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 1-4 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

                                                            No Extended Instruction Grades 5-8      

Wednesday, November 13               Campus Ministry 2:30-3:15

Thursday, November 14                     Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30

Friday, November15                         First Trimester Ends

                                                            Winter Calendar Drive Begins


Monday, November 18                     Fall Food Drive Begins

Faculty Meeting—No After School Help

Tuesday, November 19                       Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30—Last Workshop

Extended Instruction Grades 1-4 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 5-8 Ms. McCarthy 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, November 20               Student Council 2:30-3:15

                                                            Extended Instruction Grades 1-4 Mrs. Alfieri 2:30-3:30

Thursday, November 21                    

Friday, November 22                        Dress Down Friday—Football Theme


Monday, November 25                     Food Drive continues

Tuesday, November 26                      

Wednesday, November 27               Food Drive ends

                                                            School-wide Prayer Service 10:00 in gym

                                                            Early Release for all Students and Staff—11:30

                                                            No AFTER CARE available

Thursday, November 28                     No School—Thanksgiving Break begins


Monday, December 2                                   School Resumes


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