This Week at St Joseph High School



This Week at St Joseph High School
This Week at
St Joseph High School
Success is born of
TWSJ for the week of
October 8 - 14, 2011
10 Columbus day
no classes
11 Teachers Institute
no classes
12 PSATS soph & juniors
12 Frosh retreat
Coming up: October
16-17 Frosh trip
19 Whale Watch Boston
21 Freedom Trail
tell a neighbor--
OCT 23 1-4p
1st EXAM
OCT 29 8:15a
College Corner.
Next week: University
of Vermont • Western
New England University
• Florida Institute of
Technology • Elmira
College • Gettysburg
College • Hood College
• Assumption College •
University of Dayton •
University of Denver •
Cabrini College • SUNY
at Albany • Sacred
Heart University • Lesley
University • Emmanuel
College • Lehigh
University • Bryant
University • St. John’s
Boston Post 390. Boston based
alums Amy McAndrews ‘89, Dan
Nash ‘99, and Max ’96 and Krista
Thorne ’97 Gomez are gathering the
Boston based Cadets this coming
week. Join them Thursday night with
other SJ alums and hear about what’s
new at St Joe’s. RSVP: e-mail Michele
Krasznai ’89, Director of Alumni Affairs
at [email protected] Tickets
are $25 and include appetizers, beer
and wine. Reception is at POST 390,
406 Stuart Street, Boston 6:30pm.
WEBE Radio spotlights St Joe’s talent. Seniors Matt Gaynor
and Katie Gillick, and junior Sasha Kawakami went on air to invite the 8th
graders to our Open House on October 23rd. Chris Marker and Danny Lyons
took them into the “Lion’s Den” and led them through the broadcasting ins
and outs. They did a great job. Listen for them on WEBE 108 over the next
two weeks.
St Joseph Fund The annual appeal is
Get Your Hope On! The halls
underway. Let’s make this year’s campaign
were glowing pink all week as the SJ
the most successful ever. The 50th
Community raised both funds (over $580)
Anniversary is a very special time for the
and awareness for Breast Cancer. The
school. Please consider increasing your
message boards ran sobering tidbits of
gift in for the 50th.
information through the week, but the
Or, if you are a first time giver, think
overall message was one of Hope. To that
giving $50 for the 50th. The
end, the week culminated in an assembly
backbone of St Joe’s is community. Be a
for all the girls with alum Mary Ann
Get in Touch: students Christine Maier, part of it. Our goal is $350,000.
Wasil ‘82 Nilan. Described as a “breast
Every day, the St Joseph Fund provides
cancer kickin’ survivor and health activist”, Tina Cairo, Libby Clyons, Mara
Santilli, Tori Schuchmann, Monica Felix a vital means of support for the school.
Mary Ann founded the Get in Touch
and Ali Fuchs display the GIT Daisy
Foundation, whose message to girls from Wheel and Get Your Hope On t-shirs St Joe’s uses these gifts to reduce the
expenses that tuition funds do not cover
grades 5 -12 is to ‘Get in Touch’ with their from Friday morning’s assembly
in areas such as scholarships, classroom
bodies, information and each other in the
technology, spiritual life programs, library
crusade against breast cancer. For more information on the foundation,
acquisitions, and student life activities.
Vazzy’s brings
quality to SJ:
Vazzy’s took over the
food service contract
for St Joe’s last year.
He introduced a
substantially enhanced and varied menu,
much to the satisfaction of the students and
staff. Though produce and dairy prices have
increased 25% this year, he has kept the
prices the same as last year. The cafeteria
caters to some two dozen vegans (who
knew?), athlete-sized appetites, and the
health conscious. Salads disappear at a rate
of 100-150 a day, and come in all ranges:
$3.00 to $5.00. Vazzy says lunches average
from $3.00 to $6.00, with most lunches
running $5.00, including the Ben & Jerry’s ice
cream. This year, the cafeteria will be offering
“half-portions” for the calorie and cash
conscious. They will also be bundling some
lunches for economy sake, but quality food,
variety, and students first are the goals.
WALK-A-THON UPDATE There is still time if you would like to
be included as a T-Shirt Sponsor for this year’s W-A-T. The deadline is
October 12. In the meantime, our thanks to our sponsors thus far:
O’Keefe Controls Co
Accurate Mailing Services • All Past and Future Alumni • Alpha Medical Group,
LLC • AmeriCores Free Clinics • B & G Piping Company, Inc. • beach bum
seaglass • Bigelow Tea • Burson Family • C&O Painting Solutions,
LLC • Capossela Cohen LLC • Certified Van Service of Connecticut • Controlled
Air, Inc. • Dalling Construction, Inc. • Daly Appraisal Services, LLC • Dan The
Drummer Music Studio • Designs For Health • Devon Duckpin Bowling • Dr.
Connelly & Co Orthodontics • Errico Family • Ever Ready Press • Freddy’s
Auto Repairs on Wheels • F-Troop Fuchs Family • Garry Gasso Painting, LLC
• Gary Knauf Real Estate • Gary’s East Coast Service, Inc. • Hair’s Hugo’s
Barber Shop • Horne Family • J. Videira’s Paving L.L.C. • Jennie’s Pizzeria
• Laveneziana Family ‘03, ‘06 & ‘15 • Lisa DeTullio Russell Photography •
M&M Fence & Wire Works, Inc. • Marino Chiropractic • Maureen O’Donnell
Sharnick, D.M.D. • Mills Family • Nick’s Carting • Prestige Builders LLC • Pro
Junk Removal • Provenzano Family • Quatrella and Rizio, Attorneys at Law •
Red Shoe Film • Rick DiCicco ‘73 • Robertson Family • Rotondo Engineering,
LLC • Scinto Family • Seperack & Company, LLC • The Gforce • The Janet
Daniels Foundation • Trefz Corporation • Triple “S” Carpet & Drapery Inc. •
Videira Family • Woodmere Electric & Communications, Inc. • Yale Children’s
Emergency Dept. • Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
Sponsor forms are available here:
Remember the deadline is October 12!
Helping Heroes. Mr Rodgers, Theology, has formed a new club activity aimed at supporting alumni currently
serving in Southwest Asia. The students will be collecting non-perishables (energy bars, granola bars, beef jerky,
etc.), personal care items, and miscellaneous goods (newspaper clippings from back home, sports magazines,
Frisbees, footballs, etc.) and will send them along to military personnel and their families. Helping Heroes will work
in conjunction with the ‘Letters of Love’ club in writing letters to parents and family members of alumni serving in
Southwest Asia. Their first assignment is to send packages to Ryan Guere (alumnus of St Joe’s) and his military unit.
His unit is currently serving in Kunar, Afghanistan, and consists of four platoons of about 30-35 soldiers in each. First
meeting is Thursday in room 308 after school. Let us know of any alums you know of in the region.