Alumni Photo Collection
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.
January 2023 Newsletter
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.
December 2022 Newsletter
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.
October 2022 Newsletter
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.
September 2022 Newsletter
Hello and Happy Beginning of the School Year,
We excitedly welcome students, staff and families to ring in the 2022 - 2023 school year! The school observed class closure during the month of July, after holding our first summer program in June. We return with much fervor and hope.
In the school we specialize in preparing for a future beyond our current day - this is why we established the Environment as one of our school pillars; on the first of September we join in prayer with our Church during the Season of Creation, to "listen to the voice of creation” which may foster in everyone “a concrete commitment to care for our common home.” Link to learn more about the Season of Creation.
In this newsletter you will find a prayer meditation, favorable impacts from the months of April and May, and encountering our Notre Dame community.
March 2022 Newsletter
Hello SJMS Community,
We want to first begin by stating, we acknowledge that world events of war have left us all in a very uncertain state of mind and heart. Here at St Joseph Mission School, we stand alongside, and hold in prayer our brothers and sisters in lands faced with the ravages of war. We answer the call of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to fast and pray for the end to war and towards peace.
Many blessings to you and your loved ones during this Lenten season. May it be a time of peace and reflection, for all who celebrate. In this month's newsletter, SJMS would like to invite you to reflect on the opportunity of new growth, and the hope and peace that our chapel provides.
The Annual Report was mailed out in December 2021. In the report we include wonderful stories of our past school year as stories of alumni who continue to feel the effects of St. Joseph in their lives. We also share glimpses of the efforts made to keep our school running as well an appeal to support our needs and mission to educate the children of our area.
On February 17th, 2022 the New Mexico lifted the state mask mandate.
St. Joseph Mission School promptly responded to this news with a school update through video message from our principal, Antonio Trujillo. We encourage all friends of the school to watch the video update below for how the school will commence forward.
Please know that students safety is out outmost priority and we intend follow tribal mandates along with direction from the Church on how to weather this storm of the pandemic.
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