Volume 25- March 9, 2018.
"St. Frances of Rome, pray for us."
This is a reminder to all parents to set-up your clocks one hour ahead
before you go to sleep on Saturday night.
It's Daylight Saving Time and we don't want the children to be late to school
on Monday, March 12th.
Thank you and have a wonderful and blessed weekend!
3/12 Grades 3-5 Lenten Confessions
at 9:30 am, in Church   
3/13 Grades 6-8 Lenten Confessions
at 9:30 am in Church               
3/13 Stations of the Cross
at 2:00 pm, in Church
3/14 Grade 8 retreat
3/15 Shark Tank 8:30 am - 10:45 am
3/16 St. Patrick’s DayPrograms:
Grades KA – 5A at 8:15 am  
Pre-K4A, Pre-K4B and Grades KB, 1B, 1C - 5B, at 9:30 am
3/19-23 NO SCHOOL Spring Break
3/26 Life Stations of the Cross
Grades K – 2, at 8:45 am,
in Mercy Center
3/27 Live Stations of the Cross
Grades 7 & 8, at 8:25 am,
in Mercy Center
Grades 3 – 5 at 9:30 am
3/28 STREAM 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
3/28 Third Quarter Report Cards
after 4:00 pm on RenWeb
3/29 – 4/2 NO SCHOOL Easter Holiday
4/3 Spelling Bee Grades 3 & 4
at 12:30 pm in Mercy Center  
4/4 Last presentation at SJA "Protecting God's Children"
in Mercy Center at 8:30 am           
4/6 Around the World Day
Dismissal at 1:00 pm
4/6 Talent Show in Mercy Center
at 7:00 pm
4/12 Open House – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
4/13 Adoration in Chapel
Grade 1 at 1:45 pm
4/17 Spelling Bee Grades 1 & 2
at 12:30 pm in Mercy Center  
4/18 Home and School Night - 7:00 pm 4/19 Home and School Day – 8:00 am
4/19 Fine Arts Night – 7:00 pm
4/20 Dress Down Day
4/21 Family Faith and Fun Day
from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
4/25 Grade 2 retreat
4/26 & 4/27 Drama Club Programs
at 7:00 pm
Dear Parents, 
As requested in an email blast,
there is a 2017-18 school year $75.00 per family security fee.
We ask that all families submit this additional payment, in the form
of a check made payable to
“St Joan of Arc School”,
to the homeroom teacher of your
 oldest child, no later than
 Friday, March 16th, 2018. 
Please indicate “Security” and your family name in the memo field
of your check.
Thank you.
First grade had a blast dressing as
Dr. Seuss to celebrate his birthday
 on March 2nd!
Last day to take AR quizzes for the third quarter is
 Wednesday, March 14th.
Please DO NOT allow individuals to tailgate when you enter the campus. All guests need to be individually identified prior to having access to our school.
 This is one of the most important safety measures you can take to heighten our security.
You are invited to the
SJA Sixth Grade
Date: Thursday, March 15 th
Where: The Mercy Center
When: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

RSVP: By Tuesday March 13 th to christian_chandra@stjoan.org

Parents please check in with the office before going to the Mercy Center.

 Rice Bowl money must be turned-in after Spring Break
Please make checks payable to St. Joan of Arc School.
Thank you for your participation in this cause to help the needy.


25 filled eggs = 1 service hour
50 filled eggs = 2 service hours
75 filled eggs = 3 service hours
100 filled eggs = 4 service hours
125 filled eggs = 5 service hours

If you bring more eggs filled at home, you will get 1 more service hour.
Please contact Andrea Lewin at lewin_andrea@stjoan.org
for any questions.
Thank you!
The Talent Show this year is
Friday, April 6th, 2018.
St. Joan's Talent Show is open to grades
4th through 8th.
Students must try-out prior to the
Talent Show.
  If you are interested in participating, please make sure you pick up a form next week from the school office with all the requirements to participate.
Thank you.
As stated in the 2017-18 Parent/Student Handbook (page 10), every parent is required to volunteer a minimum of
10 service hours, per family, for the school year. Failure to do so will result in a $100.00 charge to your account for each hour not completed.
Below you will find a form explaining on how to log in your
Service Hours in REN WEB.
Thank you for your much valued help.
Protocol for
Conference Request

I f you have a concern, please contact the teacher and then if further discussion is needed, contact the main office to request to speak with the assistant principal. 
If the issue is still not resolved, request
a meeting with the principal via
the main office.
Thank you!

Sponsors needed
 We are still in need of some sponsors for our Family Faith and Fun Day. Remember you can sponsor and share an item with another family or maybe you have a company business that you would like to advertise. 
We appreciate your support for this event because it is our way of keeping the cost very reasonable for all our families to attend. 
The date for this event is Saturday, April 21 st , from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, on the St. Joan of Arc Campus. 

The Special Projects Office is collecting any baskets that you may want to recycle. We would like to use them for our Auction Gala in December. 
Thank you again for your help.
Geography Bee Date
3rd/ 4th - 5/10

The Diocese of Palm Beach, has implemented this security system to all the schools in our Diocese,
for visitors, volunteers and contractors/vendors to utilize.
Parent volunteer should wear BOTH their:
1) St. Joan ID badge lanyard and
2) the Raptor system lanyard.
Parent volunteers, visitors and contractors/vendors need to sign-in via Raptor system, located in the main office.
Parents who are volunteering will need their driver’s license.
Parent volunteers must wear the additional lanyard that says “volunteer” attached to the clear sleeve that has his/her Raptor sticker in it when volunteering at the school.
   Thank you.
 There are many parent badges in the office ready for pickup.
If you do not have your badge,
please stop by to pick it up.
If you have not ordered your badge, please follow these simple instructions
to get your badge.
Dear St. Joan of Arc Parents,
St. Joan of Arc School 2018-19 online
re-registration/ re-enrollment via
RenWeb is available.

We have been receiving a lot of inquiries. Our current St. Joan of Arc Students are our priority. However, we cannot guarantee enrollment for the 2018-19 school year for your child
after March 1st.

To re-enroll:
1. Log into RenWeb  www.renweb.com
2. Click on Family Information on the left side
3. Click enrollment/re-enrollment link
4. Fill out all the online forms (one of them is FACTS, set up a payment plan and select the 2018-19 school year)
5. Do not skip FACTS unless you plan to pay in full. Before June 1st, re-registration is past due. Please stop by the office to process your
re-registration payment via check, cash, or credit card (there is a 2.85% additional credit card fee for all credit card transactions).
Please note that the RenWeb process requires you to enroll each student separately. Your current medical and emergency contact information is saved. You need to update any changes. The process to re-enroll should take about 15 to 20 minutes. You will receive an email confirmation that you have completed the re-enrollment process. If you have a question regarding the online re-enrollment process, email Mrs. Canelon at canelon_marie@stjoan.org .

 See attachments with the description of our
"SJA Family Referral Program".
Thank you for your continued commitment to Catholic Education.
Dear SJA Pre-K4 through 8th Grade Parents, 

We are thrilled to report that we will have a pilot trial with an online program called IXL
until May 31st for the following subjects:
 ELA (Pre-K through 12), Science (2 through 8), Social Studies (2 through 8), Math (Pre-K through 12), and Middle School Spanish.
IXL can help with remediation, practice, and further enrichment in and out of the classroom. Once in a while, your teacher may assign one or several specific skills to do at home which coincide with the curriculum
or with a learning gap.
If you have an Apple product (iPad/ iPhone) or another SMART device (i.e. Android),
you may want to download the IXL app.  
In order to use IXL, log onto IXL.com .
Your child's username is his/ her student ID @stjoan (i.e. br103@stjoan) and their password is only his/ her username (i.e. br103). You may start using IXL.com immediately in order to enrich your child's learning experience.
Please see the attached IXL Parent Letter
with a more detailed explanation of the online program from IXL. If your child forgot his/ her student ID, email your child's homeroom teacher. 
Thank you for being our partner
in educating your child.

Remaining Virtus Training Date for 2017-2018

Wednesday, April 4th,
in New Mercy Center at 8:30 am

You must attend any of these sessions in order to volunteer at the school.
Spaces are limited, so please register online at www.virtusonline.org.
Registration is mandatory in order to receive credit for attendance.
This session is for adults only and there is no babysitting available. Participants must arrive on time! If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to attend another session.
Please contact Miss Bryant at bryant_valerie@stjoan.org 
with any questions.
Attention all middle school parents!
 Save the date for the next Hunger Project (formerly referred to as Youth vs. Hunger)
on April 28th, at 10:00 am, in the Sports Arena. We need student volunteers to help package food for people in Puerto Rico.
A registration form will be going out soon with more information. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Bryant at bryant_valerie@stjoan.org

Parents, as soon as your child is dismissed, PLEASE supervise your child closely. We are concerned that some students are running near the parking lot, and in the Butterfly Garden in front of the church.
Thank you for your cooperation as your child's safety comes first.
If you are running late to pick up your child from school, a club, a sport or extra help, your child cannot be left in the office for late pick up.
Please be advised he/she will be sent to extended care. Refer to the handbook for the daily charge.
Thank you.
Please be aware that when your child is late due to a doctor's appointment,
he/ she needs to bring a note to be able to get an excused tardy slip. Thank you.
Student Dismissal Policy

Early dismissal for students can be very disruptive to the class. Early Dismissals are requested to be scheduled at the beginning of the last period.
No student will be dismissed between
2:00 pm and 2:45 pm.
Please refer to the Parent/Student
Handbook, page 15.
Thank you.
Attention 8th-grade parents!
If your child is taking Algebra I Honors
or FLVS Geometry, they have to take the EOC Exam to receive high school credit if they are going to a public high school. 
These exams are not administered at SJA.
 Save the date for the upcoming EOC exams given by Palm Beach County on: 
April 16–May 18, 2018 
and July 9–20, 2018 
More information will be given in the next
8th grade newsletter.
Registration is not yet open for the spring or summer administration of the EOC exam.

Lunch Duty (inside)
10:45 am – 12:00 noon

3/12 Mercy Carrillo
3/13 Barbara Sozio
3/14 Tim Sullivan, Kerry Hanrahan
3/15 John Weaver, Nelly Alvarez

  Recess Duty (Playground)
                     10:10 am – 10:50 am 

3/14 Kerry Hanrahan
3/15 Nelly Alvarez
3/16 Vanessa Hernando

 If any parents/guardian is interested in volunteering for lunch duty or playground duty, please contact the school office at 561-392-7974.

Thank you to all the additional volunteers!

SLA Management Account Balances
Parents, please ensure a continued strong partnership with SLA Management by paying any outstanding balances ASAP. 
Thank you for your cooperation.
St. Joan of Arc is looking for a JV and Varsity girls volleyball coach for the 2018/2019 season. 
The season takes place on Mondays through Thursdays,
lasts 7 weeks, and begins
the last week in August. 
Practices after school until 5:00 pm and
games are on and off campus
until 6:00 pm.
Coaches will be required to be fingerprinted, Virtus trained,
and have CPR.
Please contact Coach Martorana at martorana_gina@stjoan.org
Thank you!
Ergotron iPad Lock Boxes
The Ergotron Lock boxes give SJA the ability to lock, charge and secure 16 iPads at a time.
SJA has deployed lock boxes in most of our classrooms. We are in need of three more.
We are asking for your contribution to
purchase them.
The price for each one is $ 3,700.00.
 The 2017-2018 goal is to be 1:1 iPads 1st through 8th grade and a class set in the Media Center. 
With your help, we can achieve this goal. 
We have the iPad's, we need to lock boxes to securely deploy them.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!!!
Please contact Mr. Hirsh, at hirsh_seth@stjoan.org , if you would like to make a tax deductible donation.