Volume 11- November 10, 2017.
"St. Martin of Tours, pray for us."
11/13 Grades 3-5 Confessions in Church at 9:30 am
11/13 - 11/17 Scholastic Book Fair
11/14 Grades 6-8 Confessions in Church at 9:30 am
11/15 Dress Down Day
11/15 Pre-K4 Retreat
11/15 Deadline to turn in Box Tops
11/17 Thanksgiving Mass at 8:15 am
11/18 Lord & Taylor Fundraiser
($5 coupon for discounts sold in main office)
11/20-24 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Vacation
11/28 Barnes & Noble Book Fair
12/1 Gr. 3 Adoration in Chapel at
12:30 pm
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 
East bound and West bound at Camino Real, by the railroad tracks, east of Military Trail is closed now and all next week.
Please plan ahead your route so your child is not late to school.

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.

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!
St Joan of Arc School collects Box Tops and we need your help and participation.
Please clip your Box Tops,
turn them into the front office in an envelope or zip lock bag with your child's name and room number
clearly written on them.
We have a special Dress Down Day twice a year for all students who
turn in at least 25 Box Tops each time.
The next Dress Down Day will be Tuesday, December 5th.
The turn in deadline is
Friday, November 17th,
so collect them and get them turned in. 
The coordinator is Mrs. Caronia. 
Thank you for your help.
AUCTION UPDATE
Our Annual Auction will take place on Friday, December 8th, at
the Polo Club in Boca Raton.
 Please check our website and view the details of this event. 
We are in need of Sponsorships, Advertisers, and DONATIONS
for the Auction.
 It is not too early to purchase your tickets. We will be forwarding more information to you in the near future.
 If you have any questions at all regarding this event, please call Special Projects at 561-952-2848
Thank you again !

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.
"Extended Day Pick Up"
Parents, please use the entrance
west of the Sports Arena leading to the Gazebo to pick up your child from Extended Day Program. 
Please do not enter via the Palm Court.
In keeping with our Thanksgiving tradition, we are having
a food drive for the Poor.
We are collecting $1.00 toward turkey purchases and also the following items;
Cheerios, oatmeal, canned fruit, canned pasta, canned Vienna sausage, canned vegetables, canned stews, dried beans, powdered milk, jelly, popcorn, and small canned juices.

Please bring this items to your homeroom on Monday, November 13th, or Tuesday, November 14th.
Thank you on behalf of our brothers and sisters in need.
BRAIN BOWL
On November 9th, the 7th grade class visited St. John Paul II Academy
for Preview Day.
Students watched a sneak peek
of the fall production, "Higher Power."
Afterward, students were led on campus tours given by
SJA alumni and current SJPII students. Before lunch, students competed in the Academic Brain Bowl against other schools and came in 2nd place!
It was a fun and informative day!
Virtus Teaching Safety Lessons for Students in Grades K-8 
All parishes and schools are required to provide safe environment training to each child, yearly, in every grade in their schools, religious education programs, and youth ministries.
As promulgated by Bishop Barbarito, the following programs have been approved for use in the Diocese of Palm Beach and meet the criteria for compliance with child safe environment education: VIRTUS Teaching Safety, integrated with NCMEC’s Netsmartz and Kidsmartz programs. It is critical that we educate our children and young people regarding their personal safety. Age-appropriate information shall be provided to all children and youth involved in Catholic Schools, Parish Religious Education and Youth Ministry Programs in the diocese. Two lessons will be conducted and taught by your child's homeroom or religion teacher from grades K-8. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Bryant at b ryant_valerie@stjoan.org
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.
VOLUNTEER NEEDED
We are looking for a volunteer to assist the coordinator for the
Design and Create Club,
on Fridays, from 3:00pm-4:00 pm.
No sewing experience necessary.
Thank you for your help!
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

11/13 Mercy Carrillo
11/14 Nelly Alvarez
11/15 Marcy Crowe
11/16 Barbara Sozio
11/17 Franca Fattovich

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

 11/13
11/14 Nelly Alvarez
11/15
11/16
11/17 Vanessa 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!
Chef Joe will be doing a
"Grand Thanksgiving Menu,"
on November 16th.
He will be cooking delicious turkey with all the Thanksgiving traditional sides.
Don't miss the opportunity to try the excellent food that our Chef prepares every day
at our school!
(There will be no other menu options from
"The Grill" that day.)
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)