February 2022 Newsletter
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.
Did you know St Joseph's has a twitter account? Keep up with on Twitter as we share "Thoughts of the Week" and also news of our school.
Redefining Pre-K success during COVID through culture, faith and resiliency
By Tonya Louis, interim Pre-k Director
The St. Joseph Mission School Pre-K Program (SJMS) strives to provide the building blocks of cognitive, behavioral, and social skills, and ultimately the basis for long-term success. The uniqueness of our program lies in that we continue to nurture the spiritual and religious growth of our children.
As COVID-19 continues to impact our already fragile Pre-K system of care within the state and nationally, SJMS Pre-K Program has had to pivot as we implement a supportive Pre-K Program. We strive to reinforce a learning experience that not just places our students in front of a computer, during the times where virtual learning was necessary, but to cultivate an interactive in-person learning experience, during the times we are able.
Making and developing meaningful connections is so important to the school and the program, and this connection is something we have defined as our success this year. Some of those meaningful connections stemmed from our local Tribal traditional practices including traditional drumming, song and prayer. This success is a combined effort of the student, teacher, and families. It has been imperative that our curriculum is adaptable to the challenging times during the pandemic therefore, we’ve ensured that a very important and sustaining component has been family empowerment through faith, our deep-rooted rich culture, and traditions, supporting Keres/Spanish language in the home, offline activities for families and so much more. Both faith and hope are crucial elements of resilience and have linked our present circumstances to our vision for the future.
Our Pre-K students dancing in the classroom with their teacher. (pictured from left to right: Eliana, Aviana, Julianna, Gabe Levantonio, Braylen, and Major)
Know that you are kept in our prayers every day here at SJMS. Please keep our school in prayer, for continued success in the outreach of our school to to share the joy of learning that happens at St. Joseph Mission School. You can help us in this petition - is there someone you know who would love to learn about our school? Share this newsletter with them!
We thank you for keeping up with our school community! We are grateful to have this avenue to share news on our school and also celebrate each month.
Pax et Bonum,
St. Joseph Mission School
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Since 1923, St. Joseph Mission School shares the gospel of hope through Faith, Academics, Culture, Environment and Service. Through our Catholic Faith and local traditions we strive to encourage the love of learning, with respect and dignity for all, and help students develop their skills to become courageous leaders in our local communities and beyond.
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