SJA School Newsletter
October, 2019
Thank you for an OUTSTANDING Color Walk!

Congratulations to grade 5 on winning the lunch with Father Gabriel! You went above and beyond to raise the most money. Way to go, grade 5!
The 2019 Color Walk was a great success! Thank you to all of the families that supported this fun fundraiser and all of the volunteers that were working hard before, during and after the event .
We especially want to thank Mrs. Alice Paipa-Lenard for all that she did to make this special event a huge success. It takes a lot of time and thought to create an event that seems effortless. Thank you, Mrs. Paipa-Lenard.
Thank you to Mrs. Ho for feeding the adults!

Our second and final fundraiser for the year will take place on February 29th. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming auction.
School Tours:
Call (630) 969-1732

Please join me in welcoming three more families to Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School!
We do our best to include every new family to Saint Joan of Arc. If we inadvertently missed you, please reach out to us and let us know!
The 2019-2020 musical has been announced!
The Saint Joan of Arc Drama Club proudly announces Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. as the 2019-2020 musical. The audition workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th from 2:15-4:00 pm and auditions will be held the 21st-23rd from 2:15-4:30 pm.

Good luck everyone!
Uniform Policy
Please be sure that your student knows the Saint Joan of Arc uniform policy. This policy has not changed. However, I have asked all teachers to help enforce the uniform policy. If your student is out of uniform, he or she will receive a written reminder. For your convenience, the uniform policy is located on SchoolSpeak and I have provided a link to Dennis Uniform.. Below are some highlights of the uniform policy:

Sturdy dress shoes must be worn in colors of black, brown, gray, or navy. Shoes must be buckle, tie or loafer style and be made of leather or leather-like material. Rubber soled shoes are recommended. Clogs, Crocs, Toms, loosely fitting shoes, sandals, open-toed shoes, or any shoe resembling a tennis shoe are not permitted.

Sperry or Sperry-like shoes may be worn but must follow the color guidelines; this means no plaids, sparkles, pastels or sequins.

Socks must be a solid color of blue, black, brown, or white (girls may also wear gray or maroon). All socks must cover the ankle.

Students may not:
·         wear colored T-shirts under uniform shirts or blouses
·         wear any make-up
·         wear anything other than clear, white or pastel pink nail polish on natural nails
·         wear more than one small earring in each ear lobe; boys may not wear earrings
·         streak, bleach, color, or dye their hair
·         have shaved heads or trendy haircuts
·         have shoelaces untied
·         wear over-sized clothing
·         have blouses or shirt untucked

As the weather gets colder, girls can wear leggings or pajama pants under their jumpers but will need to remove them when arriving to class.

Also, gym shorts and regular uniform shorts are only worn to school until Nov. 1st.

After that time, students in grades 1-3 must be wearing the gym pants to school which may be removed for gym class (if necessary) if wearing shorts underneath. This applies to grades 1-3 as they wear gym clothes to school.


New Curriculum (K-8)

This year we are launching a social-emotional character development called JOI Friendzy. This biblical program teaches life skills to our students with the emphasis on building strong healthy friendships. Social emotional learning (SEL) is critical to our student’s success in school and in life! SEL is the process through which people learn to recognize and manage emotions, care about others, make good decisions, behave ethically and responsibly, develop positive relationships, and avoid negative behaviors. 
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