Volume 13- December 1, 2017.
"St. Francis Xavier, pray for us."
12/2 Palm Beach Diocesan High School Placement Exam
12/5 Box Tops Dress Down Day
12/6 Grade 3 Retreat
12/8 Parish and School Auction
12/8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass at 9:15 am
12/11 “A” Classes Christmas Program in Church for Grades 1 – 8 at 6:30 p.m.
12/15 “B” & “C” Classes Christmas Program in Church for Grades 1 – 8 at 6:30 p.m.
12/15 Early Childhood Christmas Shows
Kinder: 8:30 am Immaculata Center
PreK-4: 9:15 am Immaculata Center
PreK-3: 10:00 am Pre-K Classrooms
12/21 Dress Down Day
12/21 Dismissals by noon for Christmas Vacation
NO HOT LUNCH
NO EXTENDED DAY
12/22 - 1/8 NO SCHOOL Christmas Vacation 
1/9 School resumes
1/12 Erin Go Brew – 7:30 – 9:00 am
1/12 Grade 4 Adoration in Chapel
at 1:00 pm
1/12 Second Quarter Report Cards after 4:00 pm on Ren Web                        
1/15 NO SCHOOL
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/19 Dress Down Day
1/19 Family Science Night
6:30- 8:00 pm     
1/24 Grade 4 Retreat
1/29 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 
1/30 CSW Open House
8:30 am - 10:30 am
1/31 CSW Mass at 9:15 am
Congratulations, St. Joan of Arc School, for placing 1st at the 2017 Cardinal Gibbons Brain Brawl!

Five outstanding 8th graders
(Chase Mancini, Elliot Wright,
Joe Ronan, Gabrielle Rodriguez, and Nicole Poulin) proudly represented
St. Joan of Arc School and competed against 8 other Catholic and private schools in the area. 
Our students were dynamite in the impressive manner they answered difficult academic and
current event questions.

Thank you, Mr. D'Alonzo, for advising our students as well as preparing them along with Miss Christian and
Sr. Josephine for this
challenging competition.

St. Marks Episcopal placed 2nd and Mary Help of Christian placed 3rd.
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.

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!
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.
AUCTION UPDATE
Don't miss out on the amazing items in our Live and Silent Auction.
Entertainment, Dining, and Travel packages such as:
Six suite level tickets to Shania Twain at the BB&T Center, includes unlimited food, beer, wine and soft drinks.
In addition, limousine service will be provided, Panthers tickets,
and Miami Heat tickets.
Travel Packages to Canada, England, and Colorado plus many more in the state of Florida.
Designer Handbags and jewelry such as Tory Burch, Kate Spade,
and Michael Kors.
Beautiful class projects especially designed by the Homeroom Parents and created by the students, front row seats for the School Christmas Programs, and many impressive class experiences.
You are sure to go home with some awesome deals.

Please call the Special Projects Office or go online to make your reservation. Seating is limited. Don't forget to send your raffle tickets in for a chance to win a trip to Iceland.

Thank you for your support , without your help we would be unable to have a successful event.
Christmas Toy Drive
Please be generous again…
Traditionally our school has supplied the Christmas toys/gifts for the migrant children at Our Lady Queen of Peace Mission in West Delray Beach.
New toys/gifts unwrapped
are due to the homeroom teacher by Wednesday, December 13th.
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.
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.

Remaining Virtus Training Dates for 2017-2018

Saturday, January 27th
in New Mercy Center at 9:00 am 
Wednesday, April 4th
in New Mercy Center at 8:30 am

You must attend any these sessions in order to volunteer at the school.
Spaces are limited, so please register online on 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.

RAPTOR SECURITY SYSTEM

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 thei r:

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.
St. Joan of Arc will have its 3rd Annual Career Day on February 2nd, 2018! If you are interested in presenting your job on Career Day or would like more information, please contact Miss Bryant at bryant_valerie@stjoan.org .
Spelling Bee/ Geography Bee Dates

2018 Spelling Bees
1st/2nd - 4/17 at 12:30 pm 
3rd/ 4th - 4/3 at 12:30 pm
5th-8th - 1/23 at 12:30 pm 

2018 Geography Bees
3rd/ 4th - 5/10
5th-8th - 1/30 
Parents, please be aware that the
Vision and Hearing Screenings will take place
on February 26, 2018.
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.
LUNCH/RECESS DUTY PROGRAM
2017-2018

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

12/4 Mercy Carrillo
12/5 John Weaver
12/6 Marcy Crowe
12/7 Barbara Sozio
12/8 Franca Fattovich

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

 12/4 Denise Boissinot
12/5 John Weaver
12/6
12/7
12/8

If anyone 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!
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SCREENINGS
Dear Parents,
If you wish to have your child screened
for speech and language therapy,
please click on the button below and
fill out the form.
A hard copy of the form needs to be
submitted to our school counselor
(Miss Bryant's mail box located in the main office)