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Author Michelle Nelson-Schmidt spoke to our students about her magical life and how she listened to her heart. Through her books: Jonathan Jones and the Whatif Monster, Cordelia, Dog and Mouse, and Bob is a Unicorn, Ms. Michelle taught us to believe in yourself, follow your dreams, be who you want to be, and make friends with your Whatif Monster!  We all enjoyed Ms. Nelson-Schmidt's visit very much!

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As part of our Leadership Series, our Fifth Grade Class had a visit from Mr. Walsh, Golf Pro from The Country Club, to speak about the characteristics of an effective leader emphasizing A.R.E: appreciate, recognize, and encourage. He also taught the students about the 9 points of contact when meeting someone new: your 5 fingers, 2 eyes, and 2 ears. We are grateful to Mr. Walsh for his visit and speaking with our future leaders!

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What I love about Saint Joe's is that since the beginning, it felt like my grade and the teachers are like a second family to me.

Elementary Calendar

We are very excited about the launch of our new STREAM (science • technology • religion • engineering • arts • math) program! It is complete with a STREAMworks Lab.

Saint Joseph Elementary School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges acknowledged our continued accreditation. "The Commission particularly commended the entire school community for continuing to seek excellence in all areas, including improving an already strong technology program, adding a high quality pre‐kindergarten program, and working collaboratively with education professionals within and beyond the school."