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.
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.
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.
Hello SJMS community,
The beginning of this year has been met with much reflection on all our blessings from 2021 and our plans for 2022. Our ultimate goals in our classes growing in relationship with the Lord and in supporting each student in love and respect. We see our classroom instruction along with school events as the opportunities to foster this growth.
In this newsletter we will be sharing on the pillars we celebrated during Catholic School Week this year, along with spotlighting our Pre-K Program.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - Suppers Project in New Mexico
"Sabrina speaks with artist, activist and farmer, Andrea Reynosa and architect Sandra Donner about their collaboration on the First Suppers Project in New Mexico. Andrea's Sky Dog Supper Club project began in the Sullivan County Catskills as a response to the previously proposed fracking in the region and has expanded over the last 7 years to the interdisciplinary First Supper project with Antonio Trujillo and the St. Joseph Mission School, east of Grants, New Mexico where they are working with students from Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, San Fidel, Cubero, and other nearby villages. Andrea is continuing her collaboration with the Santa Fe Art Institute on this First Supper socially engaged art project."
Thank you to our great friends of the school, Andrea and Sandra, for sharing on this important project! To listen to the full interview, click the button below.
Hello and Happy New Year,
Thank You for a Wonderful Year! Through 2021 we received so much support through our St Joseph Mission School community. We're filled with gratitude for everyone who has volunteered or worked with us, donated to a campaign, and spread the word about our school. An outstanding "thank you" to our St Joseph parents, who partner alongside the school in their students' education!
In reflecting on the past year - our staff gathered before our school's Christmas break to share gratitude for the ways in which the team has been there for one another. It was a moving time of prayer, which expressed how significant all our efforts are in supporting one another and in supporting the students.
In this January Newsletter we want to share some of our student's academic achievements, how our school celebrated the Christmas season, along with introducing some new staff which joined the team in the 2021-2022 school year.
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