Volume 16- December 21, 2017.
"St. Nicholas, pray for us."
Faculty and Staff from St. Joan of Arc Catholic School would like to wish all our families and students a "Merry Christmas" and a "Happy New Year"
full of Love, Health, and Prosperity.
God Bless you all!
1/9 School resumes
1/10 Ballet Picture Day
1/12 Erin Go Brew: 7:30 am – 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 RenWeb 
*Field Day permission forms are sent home  (FORMS DUE with $ on 1/19) 1/15 NO SCHOOL
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/19 Dress Down Day
1/19 Family Science Night
6:30 pm - 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
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 .
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
The SJA NJHS members attended the Wreathes Across America ceremony and laid wreaths at the grave markers of deceased military members buried at the South Florida National Cemetery on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
CHRISTMAS PLAY FOR KINDERGARTEN
In December, the second graders performed a Christmas Play for Kindergarten and Pre-K3 classes.
This is a tradition established by
Sister Kathleen involving a play from the second grade Religion textbook based on the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke. The second graders truly enjoyed performing and were especially proud when Father Martin came to watch as well!
After School Clubs are starting in January. Clubs are very popular and spots fill out quickly.
Please click on the button below to download the form and register.
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!
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.
AFTERNOON DISMISSAL -SAFETY
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, in front of the church, and in the Butterfly Garden in front of the church. Thank you for your cooperation as your child's
safety comes first.
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.
Parents, please be aware that the
Vision and Hearing Screenings
will take place on February 26, 2018.
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.
6C Buddies and
1C Buddies
6C joined their 1C buddies to make Reindeer Food for when Santa comes. 6C also read Christmas stories to their buddies.

Middle School enjoyed an ice cream party to celebrate Christmas Wednesday, December 20th.!

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.
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

1/9 John Weaver
1/10 Marcy Crowe
1/11 Barbara Sozio
1/12 Franca Fattovich

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

 1/9 John Weaver
1/10 Kerry Hanrahan
1/11
1/12 P. Hernando

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)
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.
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