Volume 12 - November 2, 2018
"St. Joan of Arc, pray for us."
11/9 Veterans Day Service 9:15 am
11/14 Box Top Turn-in Deadline 25 tops - Dress Down Day 12/5
11/16 Thanksgiving Mass 8:15 am
11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break
SJA baseball caps for sale, for $20, at Trunk or Treat near Mercy Center or in the main office. Students may wear their St. Joan labeled hats at PE and at recess for sun safety purposes.
Saint John Paul II Academy
2018 Open House
Sunday, November 4th
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Formal Presentation at 2:00 pm

Sixth, seventh and eighth-grade families are invited to attend.  
Click on the SJPII Open House Flyer below for details
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School
will hold its annual
to recognize and thank all those from the military branches who have
bravely served our country.
The Prayer Service is on Friday,
 November 9th, at 9:15 am, in church.
 If you are not already on our guest list, or if you know a St. Joan of Arc veteran who would like to participate, please call the school office at 561-392-7974 for further details.
We are looking for volunteers for St. Joan of Arc's 4th Annual Career Day on January 28th, 2019! If you are interested in presenting, please contact Miss Bryant at bryant _ valerie@stjoan.org  

Are you receiving text messages from
Saint Joan of Arc School?
If you are not not receiving
SJA text messages,  
 text START to 22383
in order to add you to our
SJA text blasts.
Click on J i n g l e B e l l B a l l flyer above
for updated information on
Auction Donations
    Our Annual Auction “Jingle Bell Ball” will take place on Friday, December 7 th at the Polo Club in Boca Raton.
Please consider acquiring or donating a certificate from businesses
you frequent or own.
For example, restaurants, hair salons,
spas, dry cleaners, movies, hotels,
resorts, fitness centers,
and other unique experiences.

This is a reminder that
auction donations are past due.
The Donation Deadline has been extended to  
Friday, November 9, 2018
Families are asked to participate by donating a monetary gift or a new item that can be used for the auction.

Donations can be dropped of at the
Special Projects Office,
Monday through Friday.
Thank you for your support

Click the buttons below for information on Auction details
The Special Projects Office is collecting any baskets that you may want to recycle. We would like to use them for our Auction Gala in December. Thank you again for your help!

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.
Deadline for Fall turn-in is
November 14, 2018, 
for December 5th Dress Down Day.
Please turn in 25 box tops in a zip-lock bag with student's name/homeroom.
If you're interested in after school small group piano lessons, please contact Mrs. Smolinski, at smolinski_kamila@stjoan.org, in the main office. Lessons take place on Tuesdays for 3rd through 5th grade and on Wednesdays for 1st and 2nd grade.
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!
FOR THE 2018-2019

Thanksgiving Break
11/19/2018 - 11/23/2018
Christmas Break
12/24/2018 - 1/4/2019
Spring Break
3/18/2019 - 3/22/2019
Easter Break
4/18/2019 - 4/22/2019
Last Day of School
Fire Prevention Month
On October 26, 2018, Boca Raton Fire Rescue came to SJA for Fire Prevention Month to demonstrate fire safety to the First Grade Classes.
RenWeb is now FACTS
Two companies become one to serve everyone better. Four years ago, FACTS and RenWeb united to provide the best education experience possible. Since that time, we’ve worked toward combining our services in a way that benefits our school partners and their families. Now we’ve taken the final step and become a single company: FACTS. As of October 2018, RenWeb Student Information System is now
Click the picture above to visit the new login page. (same district code, username and password.)
Starting Monday, November 12 for Pre-K4 - 2nd Grade
and Wednesday, November 14
Kindergarten - 4th Grade
for 10 sessions
Click on button below for detailed information and registration form
Saint Joan of Arc is having their last Food Drive for the year. We are collecting the following items for our food pantry:

canned fruit, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned stews, canned meats, stuffing, jelly and cereal

 Please bring the items to your Homeroom by
Monday, November 12th

Thank you on behalf of our
brothers and sisters in need.
If you are running late to pick up your child from school, a club, a sport or extra help, your child cannot be left in the office
 for late pick up.
Please be advised he/she will be sent to extended care. Refer to the handbook for the daily charge. Thank you.

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.

Lunch Duty (inside)
10:45 am – 12:00 noon

11/5 Lisa Banic, Denise Boissinot
11/6 Barbara Sozio, Vanessa Espinosa
11/7 Tim Sullivan,
11/9  Lisa Banic, Kerry Dunbar

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

11/5 Lisa Banic
11/6 Vanessa Espinosa
11/9 Lisa Banic, Kerry Dunbar

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Colleen Spencer at cgspencer5@aol.com
SLA Management Account Balances
Parents, in order to make our lunch line efficient, please ensure your child is informed of his/ her pin # and encourage your child to memorize the pin #. SLA is not permitted to give out pin numbers. Also, if your child buys lunch or snacks, please make sure your child's account is funded so you do not incur outstanding balances. 
Thank you for your cooperation.
Tax deductible donations will fund 3D pens and accessories. Any amount is appreciated. Please contact Mr. Hirsh at hirsh_seth@stjoan.org
Please donate regular-sized Legos (not jumbo-sized) and Lego people. Drop off gently used Legos to the Science Lab or Media Center. Thank you.
Please consider donating Chinese jump ropes for indoor recess.
Please contact Mrs. Smolinski at smolinski_kamilla@stjoan.org.
Your donations will count as service hours.
Donations needed for keyboards
for upcoming piano lessons starting on November 6, 2018. 
Please drop off the items in the school's office. Thank you for your consideration.

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 their:
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.
 There are many parent badges in the office ready for pickup.
If you do not have your badge,
please stop by to pick it up.
If you have not ordered your badge, please follow these simple instructions
to get your badge.
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Please DO NOT allow individuals to tailgate when you enter the campus.
All guests need to be individually identified prior to having access to our school.
This is one of the most important safety measures you can take to
heighten our security. 
Dear SJA Pre-K4 through 8th Grade Parents, 

We continue to offer IXL.com in the following subjects:
 ELA (Pre-K through 12), Science (2 through 8), Social Studies (2 through 8), and 
Math (Pre-K through 12).
IXL can help with remediation, practice, and further enrichment in and out of the classroom. Your child's teacher may assign one or several specific skills to do at home which coincide with the curriculum
or with a learning gap.

If you have an Apple product (iPad/ iPhone) or another SMART device (i.e. Android),
you may want to download the IXL app.  
In order to use IXL, log onto   IXL .com .
Your child's username is his/ her student ID @stjoan (i.e. br102@stjoan) and password is only his/ her username
(i.e. br102).  

If your child achieves between an 85 and 100, that skill is considered mastered.   
As stated in the 2018-19 Parent/Student Handbook (page 10), every parent is required to volunteer a minimum of
10 service hours, per family, for the school year. Failure to do so will result in a $100.00 charge to your account for each
hour not completed.
Below you will find a form explaining how to log in your Service Hours in REN WEB.
Thank you for your much valued help.

Security Wish List
Thank you very much to the parents
who have underwritten our
Walkie-talkies for the school.
We currently have enough funds to cover
the purchase of 6 walkie-talkies. 
We are still in need of an additional
4 walkie-talkies.
 Please email Mrs. Wendy Horton at horton_wendy@stjoan.org
if you wish to make a tax deductible donation for this cause.
Dear Parents, 
As stated in the tuition agreement, there is a $350.00, per family, security fee. We ask that all families submit this additional payment, 
in the form of a check made payable to 
“St. Joan of Arc School”,
to the homeroom teacher of your oldest child. Please indicate “Security” and your family name in the memo field of your check.
Thank you.
Click below for the Parents'
Ultimate Guide to Snapchat
Click below for Pre-K3 &
Pre-K4 Drop-Off Information
Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 26, 2018, St. Joan of Arc School held its Second Annual Trunk or Treat event. Families were invited to dress up, decorate their cars and pass out candy. 
Physicals must be up-to-date in order to participate in tryouts.
Please fill out the required "Athletics Forms" via RenWeb:
Once in RenWeb, go to:
-School Information
-Resource Documents
-PE Forms 

-To cover costs related to athletics, students will be charged a $25 sports fee for each sport in which they participate to a maximum of three per year.

PE Request
5th thru 8th grades
Please do not
bring aerosol
deodorant sprays for PE uniform change due to allergies. Rub on deodorants are preferable.

Athletes must submit $25 sport fee, check made payable to St. Joan of Arc Catholic School, to the main office or to your child's coach ASAP.
PE News
Due to the heat, water will be provided for Kindergarten through 2nd grade. 
3rd through 8th grade students need to bring their labeled water bottle
(name and grade) to PE.
There is GOOD NEWS about our Catholic Schools? The Office of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach is pleased to announce the publication "Faith Inspiring Excellence 2018", which is an update on the implementation of Strategic Vision 2020: Charting a Course for Excellence that was promulgated in September 2013, as an outcome of the Leadership Summit on Catholic Schools . Follow the link below for a summary of the 2018-19 activities of the Office of Catholic School and individual Catholic schools. Both documents are available at  Faith Inspiring Excellence 2018  
      Thank you for your continued efforts to support our Catholic schools!             
We wish you all a blessed school year!