JCA Parents,

We have been making tremendous strides and improvements to our facilities in recent years and we have no plans of slowing down. As I write this, we are starting the renovation of our current library into our new chapel. This is scheduled to start over Easter break. If you would like to help, we are looking for volunteers to help move items starting on March 20 th through March 28 th.

We are also looking for parents that would like to participate in our Vision group to help us shape our next Capital Campaign. This next Capital Campaign will raise funds for our Innovation Research Center which will be housed in our current chapel. Vision groups are essential to planning capital campaigns; they help us to create material to help illustrate our concept of the project and gather helpful information for raising the capital. The Innovation Research Center will give our students technological advantages and a modern area to study. Our objective is to give JCA students a similar high-tech learning environment that they will experience at the Universities they will be attending after JCA.

To be part of our work group on March 20 th through the 28 th or our Vision Group, please contact John Horn in our Development Office 815-741-0563 or jhorn@jca-online.org.

Regards,

Mr. John Horn
JCA Director of Development
Course Selection for the 2018-2019 School Year

Course selection information for the following school year was distributed to current students the week of February 20th. Students were instructed to bring the course selection form home for a parent/guardian signature before returning the form to their homeroom teacher on or before Wednesday, February 28th. If you have not signed this form, please ask your child to bring it home and have him/her return it to their homeroom teacher after you have reviewed and signed it. 

The non-refundable registration fee of $300 is included on the March tuition statement. Therefore, if your student will not be attending JCA next year, please notify the Business Office immediately.
Save the Date: JCA Spring Concert

When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7 p.m.
Where: JCA Student Activity Center
Admission is Free
All JCA music groups will featured
Senior Prom Information

Dear JCA Senior Parents,

The second pre/post-prom, senior night planning meeting was Tuesday February 20, 2018. Anything you can do to help make our senior events UNFORGETABLE is appreciated. Listed are the events, donations, and volunteers we need for each event.
 
If you plan on making a donation, we can pick up your donation or it may be dropped off at the main office during school hours. Please text to let us know gifts are at school or where we may pick-up. Each student will receive a gift bag on Senior Night even if they do not attend. 

Thank you in advance for your donation. Prom and Senior night is sure to be a huge success for our 2018 Seniors!!!

Julieta Meyer
815-274-0042

Jennifer Smith
815-382-9133
 
Prom Thursday, May 3, 2018
Theme: “Written in the Stars”
Pre-prom
Decoration Coordinators:
Stephanie Winkle 815-666-6703 and Melanie Sliwa 815-342-9809
-Need volunteers to help decorate gym Thursday May 3 starting at 7am.
-Need two volunteers at check in (Time to be decided? And possibly junior parents)
-Need two volunteers to load water on busses
Post-prom breakfast 3:30am Melanie Sliwa, Stephanie Winkle, Jennifer Smith
-Need water, Gatorade and donuts (Homecut Donuts)

Senior night Thursday May 17 theme: “The Wild West”
*Please send your pictures
*Baby picture contest—Jill Stockman, Carla Sobieski. Email to:  jcaseniorbabypics@gmail.com. Specifics on attached flier.
*Senior night video— Lori Carmine, Jennifer Smith. Email to:  2018jcacaseniorpictures@gmail.com. Specifics on attached flier.
Senior night food—Sue Runde
Senior night Raffles-Laurie McPhillips and helium tank
Senior night Games- Julieta Meyer 815-274-0042
-Bean bags
-Card games
-Obstacle course and Bull rental (Donations needed)
*Please email if you have bean bag games or card games/tables to loan out.
 
Prom Donations: Drop off by Monday April 30th
Water
Gatorade
Homecut donuts (money to purchase donuts)
Money to buy supplies, decorations, backpack style bags, sunglasses, donuts etc.

Senior Night Donations: Drop off by Monday May 15 th
*Please include gift receipts if possible
$10 gift cards (approximately 180 gifts cards needed) Restaurants, coffee shops, target…
Money to purchase Candy bars (168) with JCA label, other candy (sour patch 168)
Money to rent bull, obstacle course, purchase raffle items
Gift baskets (theme ideas: sports, college, summer, snacks)
Small microwave
Dorm size refrigerator
TV
Futon
Large rug (8X10)
Individual size coffee makers
Pots and pans
Hampers filled with laundry items (hangers, laundry detergent etc.)
Docking stations
Extension cords
USB/Power strips (extra-long)
Mattress toppers
Small vacuums
Throws/blankets
Bed in a bag set
Cleaning supplies in a bucket
Towel sets
Stackable shelves
Pillows, pillow covers
Backpacks
School Supplies
Spirit Shop News

Looking for some Joliet Catholic Academy Gear - Stop in our Spirit Shop!! We have items for ALL.. Fidget spinners, JCA bracelets, Baseball Key Chains, Softball Key Chains, Cell Phone card holders and more! We are carrying a nice variety of t-shirts and sweatshirts - hoodies, ¼ zip sweatshirts and crew necks. Favorite “NEW” items in the Spirit Shop include our Exclusive Brown Under Amrour ¼ Zip Cage Jacket, Brown Coffee Mugs, Brown Sherpa Embroidered Blankets, and our Joliet Catholic 2x4 House Flag!!  In early March, look for our Baseball , Softball, Hilltopper Volleyball and Angel Soccer t-shirts.

The Spirit Shop Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 7:15am - 3:00pm and Thursdays 7:15am – 2:00pm.
* When school is in session*

Come on in and take a look at all we have to offer to you and your students. 
33rd Annual Jubilate March 3, 2018

We are only days away from Jubilate, Saturday, March 3rd. There is still time to make a reservation if you'd like to join us in Havana!

We still have raffle tickets for sale! $100 ticket, only 500 are sold - Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and there are 5 $1,000 winners!

This is a great way to support JCA and our students, with a fantastic chance (1 in 500) of winning! You can purchase as a individual, as a family or with a group of friends. Get 10 friends together $10 each and split the pot!

We'd love to see our JCA Community family, friends and alumni take a chance, while helping our school.

If you're interested in a raffle ticket you can purchase on-line at:  http://jubilate.jca-online.org/reservations-and-cash-raffl…/  or call  Chris Voss at JCA 815-773-0783.
Quest March Lunch Menus
Shadow Visits and Private Tours

Here at JCA, we realize that each family has specific needs, questions and expectations for their child. Therefore, we offer private tours to families throughout the year. Simply contact the Admissions Office at 815.741.0500 to schedule a mutually convenient time. The JCA Admissions Staff values our current JCA families as the greatest ambassadors for our school. Recommending an area family or student you know who is in 7th or 8th grade is a great way to help spread the word about JCA. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Quigley or Mrs. Ragusa in Admissions to connect with local families interested in JCA.

Shadow Visits offer seventh- and eighth-grade students an individualized experience by pairing a prospective student with a current Angel or Hilltopper who shares his/her academic and extracurricular interests. Students may shadow on most Fridays that JCA is in session from September through April.

Current high school students wishing to transfer to JCA are also encouraged to schedule a Shadow Visit and will be offered the opportunity to spend the day at JCA as part of the transfer process.

Parents/guardians who are considering having their high school student transfer to JCA should contact the office of the Vice Principal of Faculty and Operations at 815.741.0500, ext. 217.