Hello SJMS Community,
The beginning of the school year is a rush of excitement of nervous jitters. Both emotions are related and exit the body similarly, with lots of energy filling the air. St Joseph Mission School prepared for its 2023-2024 school year with a spirit of gratitude and also openness, we are blessed to welcome new teaching staff that carries with them an abundance of experience and wisdom. We also are deeply moved that we have been trusted by our new and returning families to educate and care for their students.
The village of San Fidel is once again filled with the procession of families arriving at the school gates, and also with the scheduled bell toll throughout the school day.
Please keep our school in prayer so we can ensure a safe environment filled with encouragement and wonder for our beloved students.
In this November Newsletter we want to share about our sacrament reception mass held at the end of last school year, our successes over the summer with educators continuing their education, and sharing about our upcoming Gala Fundraiser.
Saturday, September 16th 2023
5:00pm - 9pm
St. Joseph Mission School
26 School Road
San Fidel, New Mexico 87049
United States (map)
St. Joseph Mission School will host its 100th Anniversary Celebration Gala on September 16th 2023, with doors opening at 5:00pm to 9pm on the school grounds in San Fidel, New Mexico. We will be hosting attendees to join us for a starry evening filled with laughter, community and good food. Special guest Master of Ceremonies will be Mark Ronchetti and Dean Staley, KRQE News Anchor. The auction will feature local New Mexico Wines and Award Winning local artists. Our dinner will be provided by Cocina de Rhea in Seboyeta.
We are pleased to offer a handmade cross by Dwight Kastendieck, local Grants artist, to each registrant who checks-in digitally before/at the event. Please ensure to display confirmation to Gala Committee member.
For more information you can also call our office at 505.552.6362.
We are Hiring! Please join our Recruitment Session on Tuesday, August 1st to learn more about our open positions and the benefits we offer. School tours will be available starting at 10am. We are holding this event to get connected with talented, mission-driven and engaged hires for our upcoming school year!
We are making a call out to our St Joseph School Alumni Community!
We are gathering photos and documents from our alumni in student and staff so we can put together a report to celebrate the 100 years since the establishment of our inspiring school!
You can send submissions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR you can bring your photo/documents to our front office and we would be happy to make a copy and return the originals to you.
Thank you so much in advance. We are very much looking forward to seeing all the captured memories and stories of our alumni.
Happy New Year of 2023!
We pray for many blessings to be with you and your household in this new year. The school is filled with recharged energy from our Christmas break - and we are filled with deep joy as we continue to celebrate the birth of Christ. Before the Christmas break, our staff was able to gather to celebrate the accomplishments and graces with having finished halfway into the school year. During this gathering, we were deeply struck that we were all entrusted to carry on the work of the friars who established the school 100 years ago.
We enter this new year with humbleness, being very aware of how God our Creator has called us to serve right where we are. We also extend gratitude to our loved ones and mentors who have brought us to where we are now. We are guides in each other's lives.
Please enjoy our school Christmas video which shares captured moments in photo and recording of the blessings we received and shared throughout the Christmas season through the Red Shirt dance, and also through gifting a tree decorating and carol singing.
In this January Newsletter, we want to share about our academic achievements and opportunities from the school spelling bee to our STEM days, along with hosting our network school leaders, and honoring our community service members.
As we begin another liturgical year and come to close our calendar year, we enter the routine of reports and finishing up our responsibilities. We know that at times this is nearly impossible with many interruptions in our schedules. What we can control is how we relate with others and with ourselves, specifically in our relationships with our families, our co-workers and our friends. How we see ourselves in our relationships determines how we reflect the face of Christ. This can be difficult task when it involves forgiveness, the ultimate act of love.
In this Advent season, our prayer as a faith community is that the Peace of the Newborn Christ might remind us of the simplicity we are drawn to in practice, one of stillness and quiet. Therefore our real responsibility lies in our relationship with our Creator in love and expressing this love through the humility of God made man and placed in a manger.
In this December Newsletter we want to share about the life and appreciation we hold for the late Father Alberto Avella, our forthcoming Annual Report, and a very special visit from our friend Losang Samten.
Hello friends of St Joseph Mission School,
May the Creator be with you and your loved ones. We are so grateful for the school year we have entered into and the growth and blessings we have been trusted with. The day this newsletter is being sent out, we are holding our Quarter 1 Parent, Student and Teacher conferences where we have placed responsibility for students to lead the conversation in evaluating the their habits and strengths. This practice builds off how at the school we hold high expectations of our students, as we understand they are called to greatness through God.
Thank your for joining us this October Newsletter, we want to share with you a piece on our successful summer 2022 school program, a call to our school alumni, along with sharing gratitude for our Gala Fundraiser event.
On behalf of St. Joseph Mission School I would like to thank each and everyone of you who participated from afar through our online platform and those who attended our wonderful event this past Saturday evening. It was a tremendous success. We were able to raise close to $50,000. Our best ever!
Our 12th Annual Gala will be on September 17, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm (MST).
You are invited to St. Joseph's 12th Annual Gala Under the Stars. Your support will will provide inspiration to all those who work in providing quality Catholic education for the communities of Acoma, Laguna and the surrounding villages of San Fidel.
M'tucci will provide our wonderful dinner with Jaramillo Vineyards. There will be a live and silent auction. To purchase tickets, view auction items and more information please go to:
St.Joseph22.givesmart.com Text: StJoseph22 to 76278 or call 505-552-6362.
For virtual attendees: Thank you for your support to our school, through this format you are available to participate in our event from the comfort of your own home, enjoying some delicious wine and viewing our pre-recorded material. You are also able to bid during our live auction, with amazing items such as original art prints and authentic pottery. For each item bought that requires mailing please be aware we are including a surcharge of $25.00, this will assist us in the cost of shipping.
Please visit St.Joseph22.givesmart.com for pre-recorded material and to view auction items, and donation opportunities.
St. Joseph School