The preschool and kindergarten students came to the library today to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We had a special guest make an appearance. It was the Grinch himself! He helped with the story, did some activities, and even received many hugs. He also stopped and visited all the students in the classrooms. Thank you Mr. Grinch for stopping by our school! Also, a special thank you to the New Horizons Chamber for making this happen!
The fourth grade learned about Christmas trees today. A big Thank you to Jessica Rochford from Farm Bureau for sharing your lesson.
St. Joseph Community School will be 2 hours late tomorrow, Friday, December 16th.
Due to school being canceled, Staff Caroling is also canceled for this afternoon.
There will be no school today, Friday, December 9th for St. Joseph Community School.
Good Morning St. Joseph Families, due to the current conditions we will have a 2hr late start today, Friday 12/9/22. No breakfast will be served. Be safe.
St. Joseph Community School will be 2 hours late today, Friday, December 9th.
Today we celebrated Computer Science Week by having Kathy Hay from Keystone AEA bring many different robots for our Preschool through 8th grade students to program. It was a hit with all.
We have a group of St. Joseph Community School staff members that would love to spread some Christmas cheer in the community. If you know of anyone that will be home this Friday after school and would like a boost of Christmas cheer, please send us a message on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the school office at 641-394-2865.
K-2 spent time together today in Thanksgiving themed rotations. They enjoyed BINGO, BeeBots, and a movie. During the BeeBot rotation, students used their knowledge of coding to program the BeeBot to complete Thanksgiving related tasks…such as picking up the foods to take to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving!
While you wait for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, enjoy our 3rd annual Kindergarten Thanksgiving Parade! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XKJstVUkrjrZdKt0RJOXCGQnwJhOOlbf/view?usp=drivesdk
8th Graders participated in Career Week the week of November 7-11 . They concluded the week by being interviewed by community members. Rico was selected out of his group to be "hired". Congratulations!
St. Joseph School is ready for Little Light of Mine! Thank you to the 7th grade boys for helping to get the banner in place last week before the snow!
Congratulations to our former alumni!
Jesus loves the little children…and so do we! Kindergarten students used the profits from their apple stand to purchase items to create Jared Boxes for children visiting MercyOne in New Hampton. We are grateful to our customers that made apple stand purchases and our school and community members that donated extra money to our cause. We were able to make a bigger impact because of you! If you missed this opportunity and are looking for more ways to help out the children in our area, our kindergarten cocoa stand proceeds will go toward purchasing books and pajamas for the Pajama Program. This program helps children facing uncertainty to have cozy nights with books and pajamas. Finally, our kindergarten Valentine stand proceeds will go toward Kindness Square Inclusive Playground, so all of our friends can enjoy playing together in a safe space for all.
Mexican artist Jose Posada learned printmaking at a young age and later made masterful images of calaveras - humorous and sometimes thought-provoking skeletons. Today, in honor of Dia de los Muertos, the 5th/6th graders made their own modern day calaveras while enjoying the beautiful weather!
The 5th through 8th grade students enjoyed the morning at the Gallegher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center watching an entertaining performance of the classic story Call of The Wild.
A friendly reminder that Little Caesar's Pizza Kit orders are due today. Thank you for your support for our preschool!
K-2 enjoyed a Halloween STEM morning in which they constructed haunted houses out of graham crackers and Halloween candy, experimented with catapults using candy pumpkins, and designed spider webs complete with toy spiders and flies. A big “thank you” to all of the parents that donated items for use on these fun STEM activities!
If you can't make it in to our in person book fair, but would still like to order to support our library, you are in luck. Here is a link to our online book fair. There is free shipping direct to your home or wherever you like with a $25 order. Plus, there is a much larger selection available online. Shop now at: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/stjosephcommsch