Student Life

We provide multiple extracurricular activities and programs allowing the students at St. Joseph to work and grow together. Our Student Life section gives you an insight on what it is to be a student at our school.

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Student Clubs

 

To enrich our program a wide array of after school clubs and activities are offered, stretching our students beyond academics. Our current offerings are listed below, and we are excited to expand our program in the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Band (Intermediate & Advanced)
  • Success Chess
  • Choir
  • Programming Club with St. Francis High School
  • Lego Engineering
  • Spanish Immersion
  • Peninsula Youth Theatre
  • Student Council
  • Tech Challenge
  • Peninsula Youth Theatre
  • World Cup Soccer

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Athletics

The value of Saint Joseph athletics has long been an accepted tenet of Catholic school education, which strives to develop each individual in a manner fostering growth of spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical characteristics.

As part of the San Jose Catholic Athletic League(SJCAL) our year-long program is for all fourth through eighth grade students. Sports played include softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, swimming and track. SJCAL provides inter-scholastic competition for other Diocese of San Jose schools in our area and their existence strives to provide:

  • an opportunity for all students who wish to participate to be members of a team
  • organized whenever possible to the ability level of the individual participant
  • a full selection of sports for both boys and girls so that each may participate, learn the game, strive to excel at their level by improving their skills and abilities
  • opportunities for all participants to enjoy athletics and provide their parents the enjoyment of seeing them compete
  • for each student athlete, once joining a team, opportunity to commit himself or herself to fulfilling all obligations of that team including attendance at all practices and games, and good sportsmanship at all times
  • for each team member to participate in practices and games whenever deemed possible by coaching staff
  • for coaches to always to be mindful of the importance of their role as teacher, not only of sports, but also of conduct and deportment on the field and floor at all times, good sportsmanship regardless of their game’s outcome and show of appreciation and respect for opponents as individuals of equal value
  • for teams to respect opponents at all times and make a concerted effort to prevent running up scores by playing subs when game outcomes are apparent
  • for each player to have every opportunity to gain and increase self-esteem, respect for all teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials, and compete in a Christian-like manner, upholding religious teachings and beliefs
  • an opportunity to use athletics as an important means of furthering school and team spirit
  • an opportunity for all players to demonstrate their endorsement of Catholic school education by exhibiting good sportsmanship, positive support, and acceptable conduct at all times.

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Special Events

 

Religious Events 2019-2020

DateTimeEventLocation
29-Aug8:00 AMBack to School Mass (Student Council)School
11-Sep8:30 AMPatriotic Day: Honors the people who serve our communitySchool
3-Oct11:45 AMBlessing of the Animals - Prayer ServiceSchool
6-Oct10:00 AMFamily MassChurch
1-Nov8:00 AMAll Saints Mass (1st & 8th Grades)School
3-Nov10:00Family MassChurch
26-Nov8:00 AMThanksgiving / Grandparents/ VIP Mass (4th Grade)School
1-Dec10:00 AMFamily MassChurch
9-Dec8:00 AMImmaculate Conception Mass (5th Grade)School
24-Dec5:00 PMChristmas Eve / Children's MassChurch
30-Jan8:00 AMSchool MassSchool
2-Feb10:00 AMFamily MassChurch
26-Feb8:00 AMAsh Wednesday (6th Grade)School
1-Mar10:00 AMFamily MassChurch
5-Mar10:00 AM3rd - 8th ReconciliationSchool
19-Mar8:00 AMSt. Joseph Feast Day Mass (7th Grade)School
26-Mar8:00 PMSchool MassSchool
5-Apr10:00 AMFamily MassChurch
9-Apr10:00 AMLiving Stations of the CrossSchool
27-Apr9:00 AM - 2:00 PM2nd Grade Reconciliation and RetreatChurch
30-Apr8:00 AMSchool Mass / May CrowningSchool
1-May8:00 AM - 4:00 PMConfirmation RetreatJesuit Retreat Center
2-May10:30 AMFirst EucharistChurch
3-May10:00 AMFamily MassChurch
7-May7:00 PMConfirmation (7th & 8th)Church
28-May10:00 AMBaccalaureate Mass (8th Grade)Church
29-May5:30 PM8th Grade GraduationChurch

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Lunch Program

 

We partner with Pasta Market to offer healthy hot lunch choices Monday to Friday. Parents may order, view menus, prepay, and manage their child’s hot lunch at the link below.

Pasta Market Website

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To get started, go to the above website, click on register (password for SJMV is sjmv185), and add account.

Knights of Columbus offers pizza lunch on Fridays throughout the year.

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Extended Care

 

The Extended Care Program is designed to support and supplement the family by providing quality care that promotes the student’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through nurturing staff members in a planned environment.

Within a large family environment, the program strives to provide individual attention, security, consistency and fair treatment for students of St. Joseph School.

Though primarily designed to serve the needs of working parents, the Extended Care Program is also available to parents on a part-time or occasional basis, depending on their needs.

Enrollment Procedure

Every family which makes use of the Extended Care Program pays a registration fee of $75.00. Registration fees are due in July. Fees paid after the deadline increase to $100.  Checks should be made payable to St. Joseph School please include “Extended Care” or “E.C.” on memo line.

Fees

Families who use the Extended Care Program are charged according to an hourly fee schedule. The current rate is $8 per hour. There is a 10% discount for two or more children. Families are billed monthly.

Homework

Each day a supervised homework period is scheduled. Student provide their own supplies. Tutors from St. Francis may be available as schedules allow.

After School Sports

Students may be released from the Extended Care Program to participate in after school sports. Time spent under the coach’s supervision is not charged as Extended Care.