Candy, it's not just for eating! Grade 2, with the help of their grade 7 buddies, had a fun math graphing lesson. Students were given various colored Skittles candy and graphed them. Together they added up the columns of the graph and discovered that GREEN ruled. Be safe tomorrow night and be sure to collect and sort your candy with the help of mom and dad too!
On Thursday, October 29th, our Grade 7 students enjoyed a highly educational trip to Boston. This was the culminating event for their unit on Tyranny and events leading to the Revolutionary War. They walked the Freedom Trail with a costumed guide, then enjoyed the many delights of Quincy Market for lunch. Then, as a prelude to a unit on biomes in Life Science, they walked to the New England Aquarium and explored their many displays and demonstrations.
Funding for this trip was primarily covered through the fund raising activities of Grade 7 parents, to whom we are very grateful! Also, thank you to our chaperones who helped to keep our students safe and on-topic. Follow this link to see more photos of this trip: https://www.flickr.com/photos/8395759@N02/sets/72157658177739844
#TBT Monster Mash 2007! Happy Halloween! Every Thursday is Throw Back Thursday. Message us pictures from your glory days here as an Eagle. Are you proud to be an Eagle? Please tag your friends too!
Our 7th graders are hard at work. We are making giant posters which diagram a plant cell and an animal cell in Life Science. There are many difference between a plant and animal cell, see if you can find the differences. Their posters will be on displayed in the main hallway next week.
Today in Pre-k we explored pumpkins, both inside and out! The following dialogue occurred between a few of our friends...notice all of the learning that's happening: language development and vocabulary, scientific processes, cause and effect, fine-motor control, relating to others, sequence, change and causality, number concepts as well as cognitive development!
Brynn:"This pumpkin is so hard!"
Noah:"But it's not for me. Oh, look my seeds float!"
Brynn:" I have 16 seeds."
Brayden:"No, there are 100 seeds in there!"
Jacob:" I have 100 seeds, too Brayden!"
Brynn:" I'm going to put water on my pumpkin!"
Noah: "Me too!"
Brayden:"Me too! Hey, now it's all wet!"
Brynn:"Yeah, but now it's softer!"
Brayden: "Yeah, now it's more softer so, I can cut it!"
Kylie: "Mines's softer too, so now I can use these (jumbo tweezers)!"
#TBT Every Thursday is Throw Back Thursday. Message us pictures from your glory days here as an Eagle. Are you proud to be an Eagle? Please tag your friends too!
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In Kindergarten, scribbles become our sentences. We begin writing with where they are most comfortable. As we all know, these children are bursting with thoughts and notions of their world. These thoughts are what makes great sentences and eventually amazing stories. Our kindergartners at St. Joe’s are ready to delve into their new writing journals. Their parents participated in a writing process workshop with our kindergarten teachers earlier this month. Following a Power Point on stages of the writing process including how writing is assessed, each parent lovingly stitched and designed original writing journals for his/her child. Presentation to the children was reminiscent of Christmas morning. Writing is a skill that requires daily practice. Journaling is a great way for our kindergartners to articulate thoughts and measure their progress.
They sharpened their writing and exploring skills the other day with their grade 5 buddies. Together they filled out a survey called All About My Buddy and All About Me. They all enjoyed their time together!
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved pastor emeritus, Father Charles Downing.
Thank you, for twenty-two amazing years of service and love. You've supported all of us here at St. Joseph School, from the beginning of your arrival to the very end. We are blessed to have had you as, Our Father, confidant and friend.
Reverend Charles H. Downing, 75, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Joseph Church, West Warwick, died October 13, 2015.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, son of the late Charles and Eleanor (O’Leary) Downing, he attended Assumption School and LaSalle Academy in Providence.
In preparation for the priesthood, he studied at Our Lady of Providence Seminary in Warwick, Rhode Island, and at the American College in Louvain, Belgium. He was ordained a priest on June 26, 1965 in Louvain by Bishop Richard H. Ackerman.
After a summer assignment at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence, Father Downing served as part-time assistant pastor at Saint Gregory the Great Church in Warwick and teacher at Our Lady of Providence Seminary in Warwick (1965-70). In June 1970 he became a full time teacher at the Seminary in Providence. In July 1989 Father Downing was appointed pastor of Saint Joseph Church in West Warwick where he served until his retirement on July 1, 2012as Pastor Emeritus.
In addition to his parochial duties, he served for two terms as Dean of Deanery V, Pawtuxet Valley and two terms on the Advisory Board for Ongoing Formation of Priests. During his years teaching at the seminary, he also assisted at various parishes in the South County area during the summer months. In 1990, he was appointed chaplain to Leona Circle #130, Daughters of Isabella.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 18 from 5-8pm at St. Joseph Church, 854 Providence Street, West Warwick.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of his soul on Monday, October 19 at 10am at St. Joseph Church, West Warwick.
Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.
Saint Joseph School is a great place to learn about our Catholic Faith. Our classes are small and our dedicated teachers help your child excel! Our students love our new Computer and Science programs. Students also enjoy our competitive Sports league and excellent Drama program. Many students go onto to play High School sports or hit the stage in High School Productions too! St. Joseph School, a Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8, the curriculum and classroom instruction focuses on maximizing individual student achievement and strength of character. St. Joseph School's mission is to partner with you in preparing your children to be Christian leaders who choose character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service before self, and participation as a way of life. Visit our website sjsww.org or call to schedule a tour soon. Our eighth graders get accepted into the Catholic High Schools of their choice, like 2013 Alumni, Cody Hattoy featured in The Prout School’s Open House advertisement.