News for November 20, 2020
Upcoming Events
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November 26th
Happy Thanksgiving!

December 2nd
First Reconciliation
6:30 PM in church

December 3rd
Virtual Open House
PreK3, Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten

December 14th - 16th
Santa Secret Shop

December 21-January1st
Christmas Break
Working Together To Keep School Open
Over the past several months I have asked all of our families to be mindful of choices outside of school in an effort to continue in person learning. At our school we have seen a positivity rate of 1.5%. At this time we must make great sacrifices if we are to remain healthy and keep our school open.

Yesterday, Illinois health officials reported 14,612 coronavirus cases and 168 additional deaths. If you are traveling, hosting people at your home, or have an opportunity to be near enough to others to be considered a "close contact", please consider quaranting before returning to school. Everything that we do makes a difference.
Coming Soon...The 12 Days of Christmas - a kick off to the upcoming virtual auction on March 6th. Check out some great holiday gifts: hover board, American Girl Courtney, outdoor patio heater, exercise equipment, AirPods, front pew at Christmas Mass and more! Bidding opens December 7th.
Now Enrolling for the 2021-2022 School Year
JOIN US FOR A PRE-K and KINDERGARTEN ZOOM OPEN HOUSE 
Thursday, December 3, @ 6:00 PM
Learn about our structured and creative preschool and kindergarten curriculum, and meet our teachers with years of experience.  Take a look at our beautiful and loving Pre K and Kindergarten facilities through our virtual tour below.
We have been in person learning since August 18th.  We offer full or part time preschool, before & after school care and financial aid to qualifying applicants.
If you are interested in joining the Zoom call, or if you would like to find out more about our pre school and kindergarten programs, please contact Jennifer Zink @ zink@sjalisle.org.
Come and be a part of our family!!

St. Joan of Arc School * 4913 Columbia Ave., Lisle IL 60532 *
                  www.sjalisle.org * (630) 969-1732

Cold Weather changes
Cold Weather Uniform Clothing
Elementary Uniform K-5
  • Navy Cardigan
  • Red Fleece w/SJA logo
  • Red Sweatshirt w/SJA logo

Jr. High Uniform 6-8
  • Navy Fleece
  • Navy Cardigan
  • Navy Vest
We are now taking temperatures inside the classrooms upon arrival. This is because our thermometers are not accurate with the colder temperatures.
Final Classroom Vists to Celebrate the Classroom Patron Saints
The students in grade three collected Toys for Tots donations inspired by their patron saint, St. Vincent de Paul. They created a book about their saint to share with Father Gabriel.
The sixth graders dazzled Father Gabriel with their knowledge of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The seventh graders gifted Father Gabriel with a book about the Irish Monk who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. Saint Brendan is the patron saint of boatmen, mariners, travelers, elderly adventurers, and whales, and also of portaging canoes.
Our Fundraiser Ends Tomorrow!
Wrapping Paper Fundraiser 11/4-11/21
Get ready for the holidays and support SJA! Our Charleston Wrap fundraiser has begun, where we receive 40% of the total sales (and you can earn gift cards to use toward products)! 

Funds earned will go toward this year’s fundraising goal of $150,000, which supports the school’s operating budget. We are counting on your support.
 
Helping us reach our goal is QUICK, EASY, and only takes about 5 minutes.

Complete the TWO steps below and you’ll receive a FREE ROLL of Charleston Wrap®’s UltraHeavy™ gift wrap when you make a purchase!

  • Please click here to register today!
  • Use our ORGANIZATION ID 21034 to register. If you have multiple children, you can choose to register each of your children individually, or choose to register only one child. Prizes are awarded by family, not individually.
  • Send 10 unique and valid shopping email invites to your friends & family using our invite tool at registration.

Once you’ve sent 10 emails, a gift card will be emailed to you for your FREE roll of Charleston Wrap®’s UltraHeavy™ gift wrap with a purchase.

You can also share this fundraiser via text, on Facebook or Twitter.

CLICK HERE to watch the Charleston Wrap kick off video!

Check your child(ren)’s folder on Friday for a flyer and more information!
Third Grade
The third grade students created a mobile that depicts the story of creation this week while studying Genesis.
"Please be aware that recent mitigation strategies impacting many of our counties do not apply to schools; and our Diocese continues to monitor our local numbers on a regular basis, staying abreast of the situation.  Due to all of our diocesan school efforts with masking, social distancing and maintaining personal hygiene and a clean facility, our diocesan schools continue to be safe learning places.  The decision about the status of face-to-face instruction remains at the decision of the Pastor, Principal, and the Superintendent of Catholic schools for all schools in the Diocese of Joliet." Dr. Michael Boyle, Diocese of Joliet Superintendent.
Thanksgiving
As we look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday and potential family gatherings, we ask all families to continue to take precautions, as you have over the last several months, to ensure we can safely continue in-person instruction and keep our students and staff healthy. 


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When we return from break we are planning to send a special student Christmas Card to our Grandparents. Please use this form if you'd like a card sent to your child's Grandparents.
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Zoom conferences will be held on Monday, November 23rd from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm.

The sign up for conferences ends today, Friday, Nov. 20th.

To get the most out our short time together you may want to:
  • Have your conference schedule printed
  • Arrive 1-2 min. early for your conference
  • Have an identifiable screen name. This is so we can grant you access through the "waiting room".

Grades 4-8, I will be republishing progress reports on Sunday for you to reference during your conference. Please print or familiarize yourself with your child's grades.

If you are new to Zoom, you will need to install it on your computer, phone or tablet before your appointment.

Free Cyber Safety Session for Parents
We Are Thankful
We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Our fourth grade students are thankful for so many things but overwhelmingly they are thankful for their families.

I am thankful for all of the amazing children at Saint Joan of Arc School and their families. Thank you for sharing them with us and thank you for supporting Catholic education.
Second Grade Was Glowing!
The second grade students had a glow party today. It was so much fun! Thank you Mrs. Clark for the great day!
Do you shop using the Amazon App? Click here to turn on Amazon Smile in the mobile app. Sign up for Amazon Smile and a percentage of your purchase price is donated to SJA.
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School | 4913 Columbia Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
Fax (630) 668-5893 | http://school.sjalisle.org