Mrs. Marianne Clattenburg
St. Joseph School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
Why a Catholic Education Matters
Catholic Education is crucial to the development and catechesis of our young people today. It provides an environment which emphasizes high academic standards with a strong emphasis on developing the whole child. Catholic Education recognizes the importance of supporting the academic, social and spiritual needs of all of our students.
I choose to work at St. Joseph School because I enjoy the close family atmosphere, the strong parental support and the opportunity to share my faith in the context of my daily work as a teacher.
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
AAS Genesee Community College
BS SUNY Geneseo
MS SUNY Geneseo
St. Joseph School Advisor/Coordinator
First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation
School Coordinator for the Annual Storytelling Festival
Local Community Involvement
Genesee County Legislator, District 8: City of Batavia
Genesee County Planning Board
Public Safety Committee
Third Grade News
We continue to be very busy in Third Grade. We have just wrapped up our planet research project as part of our unit on the Solar System. Our next unit will be on Chemistry. We will be studying the elements of the periodic table. We continue to develop our skills in reading and writing as we work towards meeting the common core standards for third grade. Our current Social Studies Unit is the study of Mexico, our neighbors to the south.
We continue to work with our Mathletics program for additional enrichment. It is an individualized technology based program which allows for additional practice both at school and home. The students are enjoying the challenges that each level present. We also have incorporated a reading based technology program called Connect ED.
As you know, we are in our second year of being designated a STREAM school. This year the third grade STREAM Academy projects have centered on Kitchen Chemistry. We have been cooking and creating with things you find in the kitchen. We are also exploring a unit on structures as part of the Elementary Science Program kit.
In our religion class, we continue to learn about God’s love for us and how we are called to love one another. We will have many activities which focus around the season of Advent as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.
I wanted to thank you all for attending the recent parent/ teacher conference day. It was great to discuss your child’s progress and to answer any questions you may have had. As always, my door is open throughout the year to meet anytime.
Thank you all for your continued support!