Parent Update

Graduation is Saturday, June 3rd, at 1pm in the Church
Last Day of School is Wednesday, June 7th. 10:30am Dismissal for All Students!

Important Announcements

No Afternoon Extended Care on June 7th!

Tuesday, June 6th is a Minimum Day/Noon Dismissal

Rite of Passage, June 7th at 9:30am

Register for Summer School HERE

Buy Extended Care Hours HERE!

Wednesdays are 2:15 Dismissal Days.


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St. Joachim School Family Calendar

St. Joachim School

From The Principal's Desk...

Dear SJS Families,

The Class of 2017 graduates this Saturday at 1pm in the church. Another school year has come and nearly gone and graduation is the pinnacle of every school year.

The class of 2017 has demonstrated so many of the great qualities that we expect of a graduating class at St. Joachim! I can safely say that there has not been a single event or issue that has necessitated my intervention…thank you Class of 2017! In all sincerity, this class has demonstrated the togetherness and camaraderie we so actively seek to nurture and hope for in an 8th grade class. That unity has enabled them to achieve great things both academically and socially. They have been hard- working, service oriented and faith-filled and very trustworthy and independent. They have succeeded in all those areas at a high level and we are so very proud of them. As we say goodbye to the class of 2017. I know that they are being sent forth with the gifts, talents, knowledge and preparation that will lead to success in all aspects of life. The thoughts and prayers of the entire SJS community are with them and I leave them with this final reminder…you will always be part of the St. Joachim School Family!

The staff and student body invites everyone our graduation mass this Tuesday at 1:30pm. You are also invited to our very special graduation assembly where each class says farewell to the class of 2017 in their own creative way! It is a heartfelt and wonderful tradition of love and joy. The assembly is this Thursday and begins at approximately 10:45. All are welcome!

Remember that the last day of school for all other students is Wednesday, June 7th. The Rite of Passage is on June 7th at approximately 9:30am. Dismissal is at 10:30am and there is no extended care after school!

Have a great week!

Teacher Corner

Teacher's Corner
Eighth Grade News
By Dana Bayer

With just 13 more school days left, the 2016-17 school year is quickly coming to a close. Today the 8th graders went on their final elementary school field trip on AMTRAK to Sacramento where they visited the Railroad Museum, Old Town and the State Capitol. It is a fun way to celebrate the end of the school year and to see the state government in action after studying about the US government for the past trimester.

This Thursday and Friday 8th graders will go on an overnight retreat at the Lafayette Retreat Center to celebrate “The Journey” over that past 9 years of elementary school. They will spend some time reflecting on the past, discussing the future and strengthening the relationships that they have formed over their years at St. Joachim. We know we have achieved our goal of building community when students describe their relationship with each other as brothers and sisters and their class as a family. This is the case with the Class of 2017 and we look forward to celebrating these next few weeks with them.

We are very proud to announce that this year’s class possibly has earned the most high school scholarships from Moreau Catholic in recent memory. The students do not apply but rather the Scholarship Committee selects recipients based on their admissions application essays, HSPT scores, and GPA. Kirk Kinzler was awarded the President’s Scholarship and the Bernie Puccini Scholarship, Vanessa Alvarez was awarded the Brother Gary Stone Scholarship and the Blessed Basil Moreau scholarship and Gail Mojica was awarded the Mariner Leadership Scholarship based on her academic performance and her leadership and service activities. These scholarships are renewable for all four years of high school and together total over $50,000. Congratulations to the recipients and their families!

In addition to Moreau Catholic, our students will be attending many local high schools in the fall including Bishop O’Dowd, Impact, Leadership, Crosspoint Academy, East Bay Arts and many of our local public schools. It is our hope that their education at St. Joachim has prepared them well for the rigors and the challenges of high school and more importantly to be good people of faith and integrity.

Please join us to celebrate the Class of 2017 at the Graduation Mass at 1:30 on Tuesday, May 30, The farewell assembly at 10:45 in the gym on June 1 or the Graduation Ceremony on June 3 at 2:00 PM in the church.

Growing in Faith and Achievement Together

SJS Achieves New Heights!

Reading Lexile levels are steadily increasing thanks to our Achieve 3000 Reading program.

Top performing classes during the month of April:

6th grade with a gain of 40 Lexile points

3rd grade with a gain of 27 Lexile points

2nd grade with a gain of 22 Lexile points

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