Dear families and friends of St. Joseph Academy, 

I’d like to start today by again expressing my condolences to the Consiglio Family and the sudden passing of Bob Consiglio. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, February 5th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Palm Coast. Visitation will be from 12pm-1pm, with the service taking place at 1pm. 

Fathers play such an important role in the family and it breaks my heart to know that one must now work to move forward without him. It’s with fathers in mind that I share this opportunity with our dads from our chaplain, Fr. Mac Hill. 
 
I'm pleased to offer you, dads, an opportunity for a renewed life. A group of men from the Cathedral Parish are embarking on a 90 day journey with Christ for just that, renewal in our lives. The movement is called Exodus90. It's founded on three pillars: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. As you take a look at the website, you'll see it's challenging, to say the least. But, having gone through the journey before, I promise you it will change your life and help forge you into a stronger Christian man, which is one of the greatest gifts you could give your family. The 90 day journey begins on January 17th and ends on Easter Sunday, April 17th. Take a look at the website: https://exodus90.com/

If you're willing to accept Jesus' invitation to journey with Him and your brothers in the desert for a while, please contact me at frmachillstaug@gmail.com to get plugged into a group. I pray you're willing to take the risk and accept the summons.

A few other notes: 

-Over the Christmas holiday our business manager Diane Felice accepted a position with another company. We are in the process of interviewing candidates to replace her. In the meantime, I’m working with our Diocesan finance office to ensure smooth operations as we move forward. Any inquiries related to the business office can be directed to me for the time being. Thanks for your patience!

- We are very excited to welcome Dr. Margaret Mart as a permanent math instructor at the Academy. She immediately replaces our long term sub, Katie Cramer. Dr. Mart recently relocated to the area from the Pacific Northwest to be closer to her family. She is looking forward to joining the faculty of a Catholic school faculty again. We feel very blessed to add someone to our staff with over 10 years of teaching experience, a PhD in Educational Leadership, as well Masters Degrees in Mathematics and Curriculum and Instruction. 

- March for Life is coming up this weekend here in St. Augustine. Check out the link below for more information. 

Todd DeClemente
Principal

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Girls Soccer vs. Pedro Menendez | 5:30PM
Boys Soccer vs. Pedro Menendez | 7:20PM
Boys Basketball vs. Pedro Menendez | 7:00PM (Pajama night)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Early release | 1:45PM
Girls Basketball vs. Trinity Christian Academy | 7:30PM
Boys Basketball @ Bishop Kenny | 7:00PM

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Mass in Chapel | 7:30AM
SJA Open House | 6-8PM
Girls Soccer vs. Oak Hall | 5:30PM
Boys Soccer @ Providence | 6:00PM

Friday, January 14, 2022
Girls Basketball @ Oak Hall | 4:00PM
Boys Basketball vs. Cornerstone | 7:00PM

Saturday, January 15, 2022
March for Life St. Augustine

Monday, January 17, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No Classes
Boys Basketball @ University Christian

Admissions Update
Open house is this Thursday! Share the news with anyone you may know interested in SJA. We are excited to share our school with prospective families.

Scholarship Information is being updated for the 2022-2023 school year. Check out the admissions page for more info.

HSPT testing will take place on Saturday January 22, 2022. Registration is now open. Click this registration link and enter school code Y9 to register your 8th grader for placement testing.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are officially open!
Advancement Office Updates

A huge shout out and thank you to Matthews Design Group for designing the logo for the St. Joseph Academy Barn Bash and Benefit!

It is time to get moving on all things auction and St. Joseph Academy Barn Bash and Benefit. March will come quickly and we want this event to be a huge success.

Deadline to get your items and sponsors or advertisers turned in is February 10th.

You can earn one auction hour for every $50 value for items donated. You can also earn regular volunteer hours and auction hours by signing up sponsors and advertisers. Please reference the chart in the Advancement Link. There are many great options to help make the event successful and get your volunteer hours in.

Please see the Advancement Link for updates on Barn Event, Auction and volunteer hours. There you will also find all forms needed for silent auction, ads and sponsorships.

We are currently tracking year to date volunteer hours. Please submit your hours ASAP.

Please contact Jodi Kotrady-Hatin @ jodi.hatin@sjaweb.org for any questions or to discuss how you would like to help with the barn event.

Check out the Advancement Link for more information.

Included in the link is a summary and friendly reminder of required volunteer hours. Also, you will find the tracking sheet for volunteer hours. Please feel free to submit your YTD hours for tracking.
Please join us for March for Life
St. Augustine happening on Saturday, January 15th.
Classes collecting 2 Liter Bottles
Ms. Warrlemann's Environmental Science class is doing a project and needs your old 2 liter soda bottles(with and without caps) and film canisters(with no film). Please drop them off in Ms. Warrelmann's classroom.

Athletics
The first Lacrosse practice will be held on 1/24/2022.

If you are interested in softball sign up in the front office. We need a few more interested players for our team!

Tennis Practice starts January 18th at 3:30PM

You can now stream games happening on our football field, baseball field and in the gym live through NFHS. Click on this link and become a subscriber to stream our games.

All tickets this year will be sold on www.gofan.co

There is a QR code to scan!
Art and Photography Update
Find out more information about a scholarship from SCAD (The Savannah College of Art and Design).

Scholastic Arts and Writing Scholarships are Open! Check out their website for more info.

College Advising/Counseling Update
It's national Study Tip Week! Head on over to check out some study tips.

Check out some helpful tips to prepare for the ACTs and the SATs and the test dates for those exams

Senior Updates
Class of 2022

Cap and Gown photos will be January 19th during lunch! .

Grad Bash Tickets are now on sale! Please see Ms. Hollis to get yours.

Parents, it isn't too late to get a yearbook add for your senior!

See all the important Senior Dates Here.
College Advising | Money Matters

Scholarships Scholarships Scholarships! There are a lot of new scholarships listed in today's newsflash. Check them all out here! If you need a copy of the application, please contact us and we will send you a copy.

Scholarship Links