Volume 36- June 8, 2018.
"St. William of York, pray for us."
Father, Creator of All, thank you for summer!
Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.
Thank you for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy your creation. 
Thank you for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family,
and for the more casual pace of the summer season.
Draw me closer to you this summer.
Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing.
Warm my soul with the awareness of your presence and light my path
with your word and counsel.
As I enjoy your creation, create in me a pure heart
and a hunger and a thirst for you.
Amen.

Thank you for all your support and commitment to Catholic education. 
Enjoy a well-deserved summer!
-Mrs. Roberts, Miss Hiponia, and the St. Joan of Arc Faculty and Staff
IMPORTANT DATES
FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
2018-2019

First day of School
8/13/2018
Thanksgiving Break
11/19/2018 - 11/23/2018
Christmas Break
12/24/2018 - 1/4/2019
Spring Break
3/18/2019 - 3/22/2019
Easter Break
4/18/2019 - 4/22/2019
Last Day of School
5/31/2019


If you want to see next year's school calendar, please click on the button below. This is a preview, subject to change.

Thank you!
I. Please click on the following link that will take you to the 2018-2019 supply lists
(Pre-K3 through 8th grade) as well as summer reading and Mathletics requirements (K through 8th grade)


MATHLETICS
Rising Kindergarten through 8th grade students must earn a minimum of 1,000 points within one week. The 5 printed certificates are due to your homeroom teacher on August 13th. (Middle school math teachers will check for the certificates online. Therefore, middle school students do not need to print their certificates.)

Note that the Class Activity Fees have been modified accordingly to include
Around the World Day (the entire school) and Field Day for 1st through 8th.
 (Numerous parents requested to include this fee instead of having to pay separately.)

II- For families who are registered,
rising Kindergarten through 8th grade students will have access to IXL
throughout the summer.
We encourage our students to work on particular skills for remediation
or enrichment purposes. 
Below is our St. Joan of Arc School homepage link.


Your child uses his/ her student ID number for both the username and password. If your child forgot his/ her username, please call the main office.

III.  Lastly, our SJA Uniform Committee approved,
IN ADDITION TO OUR CURRENT UNIFORM SHOE OPTIONS,
any brand of black shoes, with black soles, and black shoelaces or velcro for all students (note that Pre-K3 through 1st grade must have velcro shoes). 
The logo MUST be black.
Shoes that light up and high tops
are not permitted.
*Please make sure skirts are 2 inches above the knee (about 4 fingers).

ATTENTION PARENTS!
SAVE THE DATE
FOR SCHOOL UNIFORM SALE
The school office will be open
Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thank you.

GEOGRAPHY BEE WINNERS GRADES 3 - 4
First Place: Max Fuchs (4B)
Second Place: Freddy Abreu (4B)
Third Place: Agustina Noe (4A)
SECOND GRADE
The students in second grade had a fun filled visit from High Touch High Tech that included experiments explaining
and testing gravity.
Third Grade STREAM
Lesson on Simple Machines
Ms. Garcia's and Mrs. Mejia's 3rd grade students created simple machines using recycled materials. They learned about
force and how simple machines are key components to simplify our daily life. Students worked in cooperative learning groups and had a blast on their
 Simple Machine Scavenger Hunt throughout the campus.
5B STREAM
Miss Simone
Ms. Simone's 5th Grade Social Studies students exceeded expectations as they
 chose an era and researched WWI, WWII or the Vietnam War. Students utilized any tool of their choice to teach their classmates about one of the three wars in a creative manner. Students included timelines, important events, and maps in this STREAM project. Students incorporated a reflection piece as they positively critiqued each other's projects.
GRADE 7 FIELD TRIP
Museum of Discovery and Science in
Fort Lauderdale. Students enjoyed going
 on the brand new interactive science park which features a tennis ball launcher,
bottle rockets, and pulleys.
As part of the June Teacher Workweek, the faculty participated in training on how to engage students via STREAM. The teachers discussed "essential questions" and
 student-centered project-based learning implementation.
COUPON BOOK UPDATE
We would like to thank our parents
for their prompt attention in returning
their coupon book order form
and/or donation.  
Coupon books will be available
for distribution when school
resumes in August. 

If you have any questions, please call Diane Salerno or Debora Bradley in Special Projects at 561-952-2848 or 561-952-2846.

END OF THE YEAR MASS
Mother Theresa said,
“I’m a pencil in the hand of God.”
 
At St. Joan’s End-of Year Mass, we gave our greatest thanks to our faculty and to our staff for their commitment to let God use them and work through them. 
They are His hands and feet, and we admire all that they do!
It was a pleasure to recognize Mrs. Currier as she is retiring. She has been teaching at St. Joan of Arc School for 33 years.
 Mrs. Currier is an outstanding elementary teacher. She is dedicated, experienced, reliable, perceptive, technologically savvy, creative, and professional. Mrs. Currier is particularly talented at developing great rapports with her students and their parents as she has a very calm demeanor, quiet sense of humor, and it is quite evident that she truly enjoys teaching.  Each time I walk into her class I notice that her students appear to be motivated, engaged, and joyful.  
Mrs. Currier prepared her middle school by instilling in them strong study skills, how to be independent, and develop conflict resolution skills. She always treats her students as young adults. She is also organized and eloquent as the team leader for when 4 th and 5 th grade teachers have vertical planning meetings. Lastly,
Mrs. Currier has been our Biz Town advisor. Mrs. Currier is a perfect representation of a 21 st century
 professional educator.
We will miss you and I want to remind you, hopefully it wasn’t a moment of weakness, that you agreed to planned substitute days.
 Congratulations on your well-deserved retirement. 
We paid tribute to our teachers who reached milestones of years of service in their career at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School.
 Miss Lani Hiponia, Assistant Principal
5 years
Mrs. Silvia Mejia, 3 rd Grade Teacher
5 years

4 Partial Tuition Scholarship Awards
Jason R. Licata
Memorial Scholarship
Based on being kind, caring, and always helpful - Jack Werle
Dr. Robert C. Tormey Sr. Science Scholarship Award
Based on academic achievement in Science
Jake McGowen
The Jane M. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Based on being kind to others, helping others who are not as fortunate and exemplifies the St. Joan of Arc mission
Belen Aguirre
Alina Maria Brady
Memorial Scholarship
Based on Academic Achievement and work ethic - Alexandra Rodriguez
At the Mass, we have a tradition in which our teachers, under
Sr. Josephine’s guidance, acknowledge our stewards who did an exemplary job doing volunteer work and helping others.
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.
Attention 8th-grade parents!
If your child is taking Algebra I Honors
or Geometry Honors, they have to take the EOC Exam to receive high school credit if they are going to
a public high school. 
Summer registration is open, the deadline is June 13, 2018.
These exams are not administered at SJA. Save the date for the upcoming EOC exams given by Palm Beach County on:   
July 9–20, 2018 
Registration packets are now available online at: 
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. 
Security Wish List
Thank you very much to the parents
who have underwritten our
Walkie-talkies for the school.
We currently have enough funds to cover
the purchase of 6 walkie-talkies. 
We are still in need of an additional
4 walkie-talkies.
 Please email Mrs. Wendy Horton at horton_wendy@stjoan.org
if you wish to make a tax deductible donation for this cause.
AUCTION
SAVE THE DATE 
    
Our Annual Auction “Jingle Bell Ball” will take place on Friday, December 7 th at the Polo Club in Boca Raton.
Please consider acquiring or donating a certificate from businesses
you frequent or own.
For example, restaurants, hair salons,
spas, dry cleaners, movies, hotels,
resorts, fitness centers,
and other unique experiences.
You will find the Donation Agreement Form by clicking on the button below.
Thank you and have a safe
and wonderful summer!
Summer Fun 2018 Camp has began! Come and join us!!