Volume 29- April 13, 2018.
"St. Martin I, pray for us."
ATTENTION GRADE 7 and GRADE 8 PARENTS!
This is a reminder that all forms related to Graduation are due
by Friday, April 20th.
Please make sure to send them with your child to the homeroom teacher.
Spelling Bee Grades 1 & 2
at 12:30 pm, in Mercy Center
Home and School Night - 7:00 pm
Home and School Day – 8:00 am
Fine Arts Night – 7:00 pm
Dress Down Day
Family Faith and Fun Day
from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Grade 2 retreat
4/26 & 4/27
Drama Club Programs,
at 7:00 pm, in Mercy Center
Box Tops Dress Down Day
5/8 & 5/9
Ballet Recital – 5:30 pm
in Mercy Center
Geography Bee - Grades 3 - 5
May Crowning Prayer Service in church, at 9:15 am, for Grades K-8
Dress Down Day
Adoration in Chapel
for Grade 2 at 1:00 pm
Grade 8 Graduation Breakfast,
at 8:15 am, and
Grade 8 Graduation Mass
and Reception at 5:30 pm
5/28 NO SCHOOL –
8:30 am-9:15 am
- KA & KB will begin in your child's classroom
9:15 am - 9:50 am
- in the Church
9:50 am -10:30 am
- in the Gazebo
Last Day for Students
Dismissals by noon
NO HOT LUNCH, NO EXTENDED DAY
St Joan of Arc School collects Box Tops and we need your help and participation.
Please clip your Box Tops,
turn them into the front office in an envelope or zip lock bag with your child's name and room number
clearly written on them.
We have a special Dress Down Day twice a year for all students who
turn in at least 25 Box Tops each time.
The next Dress Down Day will be
Friday, April 27th.
The turn in deadline is
Friday, April 20th,
so collect them and get them turned in.
The coordinator is Mrs. Caronia.
Thank you for your help.
Saint John Paul II Academy’s
Drama Department presents
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
April 13th 7:00 pm
April 14th 7:00 pm
April 15th 3:00 pm
Advance Tickets $12.00 through April 12th
Tickets at the door $15.00
BE OUR GUEST…FRESHMAN NIGHT
FRIDAY, APRIL 13th
All SJP Freshmen FREE w/Student ID
Catholic School Day, Sunday, April 15
All Catholic school students free
Pre K through 8th Grade
As requested in an email blast,
there is a 2017-18 school year $75.00 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.
Security Wish List
We are in need of 10 additional high end special walkie talkies.
The cost for each one is $250.00.
if you wish to make a tax deductible donation for this cause.
FOR SECURITY REASONS THE GATE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE SCHOOL WILL REMAIN
ENTRANCE WILL BE ALLOWED
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
PLEASE USE MAIN ENTRANCE BY THE SPORTS ARENA
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.
FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
First day of School|
11/19/2018 - 11/23/2018
12/24/2018 - 1/4/2019
3/18/2019 - 3/22/2019
4/18/2019 - 4/22/2019
Last Day of School
As stated in the 2017-18 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 on how to log in your
Service Hours in REN WEB.
Thank you for your much valued help.
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.
FAMILY FUN DAY UPDATE
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
WE NEED CAKES!
Please click on the link below to sign up and donate a cake for Family Faith and Fun Day. The children LOVE the Cake Walk Booth and enjoy taking home your delicious cakes. Cakes may be homemade or store bought and you can receive 2 Service Hours
for your donation.
PLEASE SIGN UP
and mark your calendar for
Saturday April 21, 2018 from
10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Also, Sponsorship's are available for anyone who is interested.
This can be a business or personal sponsor.
Bumper Cars $1,700 to sponsor the entire ride or $425.00 per car.
Wristbands will be sold at the gate
for $10.00 per child.
be accompanied by an adult. This wristband includes rides,
games, petting zoo, Photo Booth, face painting, and crafts.
Collect tokens to win some really
Food and beverages are available for an additional cost.
No admission charge for adults and children under the age of two.
If you have any questions, please contact
Diane Salerno or Debora Bradley in
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.
Dear St. Joan of Arc Parents,
St. Joan of Arc School 2018-19 online
re-registration/ re-enrollment via
RenWeb is available.
We have been receiving a lot of inquiries. Our current St. Joan of Arc Students are our priority. However, we cannot guarantee enrollment for the 2018-19 school year for your child after March 1st.
2. Click on Family Information on the left side
3. Click enrollment/re-enrollment link
4. Fill out all the online forms (one of them is FACTS, set up a payment plan and select the 2018-19 school year)
5. Do not skip FACTS unless you plan to pay in full. Before June 1st, re-registration is past due. Please stop by the office to process your
re-registration payment via check, cash, or credit card (there is a 2.85% additional credit card fee for all credit card transactions).
Please note that the RenWeb process requires you to enroll each student separately. Your current medical and emergency contact information is saved. You need to update any changes. The process to re-enroll should take about 15 to 20 minutes. You will receive an email confirmation that you have completed the re-enrollment process. If you have a question regarding the online re-enrollment process, email Mrs. Canelon at
See attachments with the description of our
"SJA Family Referral Program".
Thank you for your continued commitment to Catholic Education.
Dear SJA Pre-K4 through 8th Grade Parents,
We are thrilled to report that we will have a pilot trial with an online program called IXL
until May 31st for the following subjects:
ELA (Pre-K through 12), Science (2 through 8), Social Studies (2 through 8), Math (Pre-K through 12), and Middle School Spanish.
IXL can help with remediation, practice, and further enrichment in and out of the classroom. Once in a while, your 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
Your child's username is his/ her student ID @stjoan (i.e. br103@stjoan) and their password is only his/ her username (i.e. br103). You may start using
immediately in order to enrich your child's learning experience.
Please see the attached IXL Parent Letter
with a more detailed explanation of the online program from IXL. If your child forgot his/ her student ID, email your child's homeroom teacher.
Thank you for being our partner
in educating your child.
SUMMER CAMP IS AVAILABLE
AT THIS TIME.
PLEASE GO TO THE LAST PAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM AND REGISTER YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN.
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.
Student Dismissal Policy
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.
Attention 8th-grade parents!
If your child is taking Algebra I Honors
or FLVS Geometry, they have to take the EOC Exam to receive high school credit if they are going to
a public high school.
These exams are not administered at SJA.
Save the date for the upcoming EOC exams given by Palm Beach County on:
April 16–May 18, 2018
and July 9–20, 2018
More information will be given in the next
8th grade newsletter.
Registration packets are now available online at:
LUNCH/RECESS DUTY PROGRAM
Lunch Duty (inside)
10:45 am – 12:00 noon
4/16 Mercy Carrillo
4/17 Barbara Sozio
4/18 Tim Sullivan
4/19 John Weaver
Recess Duty (Playground)
10:10 am – 10:50 am
4/18 Kerry Hanrahan
4/19 Nelly Alvarez
4/20 Vanessa Hernando
If any parents/guardian is interested in volunteering for lunch duty or playground duty, please contact the school office at 561-392-7974.
Thank you to all the additional volunteers!
SLA Management Account Balances
Parents, please ensure a continued strong partnership with SLA Management by paying any outstanding balances ASAP.
Thank you for your cooperation.
St. Joan of Arc is looking for a JV and Varsity girls volleyball coach for the 2018/2019 season.
The season takes place on Mondays through Thursdays,
lasts 7 weeks, and begins
the last week in August.
Practices after school until 5:00 pm and
games are on and off campus
until 6:00 pm.
Coaches will be required to be fingerprinted, Virtus trained,
and have CPR.
The Ergotron Lock boxes give SJA the ability to lock, charge and secure 16 iPads at a time.
SJA has deployed lock boxes in most of our classrooms. We are in need of three more.
We are asking for your contribution to
The price for each one is $ 3,700.00.
The 2017-2018 goal is to be 1:1 iPads 1st through 8th grade and a class set in the Media Center.
With your help, we can achieve this goal.
We have the iPad's, we need to lock boxes to securely deploy them.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!!!
Please contact Mr. Hirsh, at
if you would like to make a tax deductible donation.
RAPTOR SECURITY SYSTEM
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.
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.
Thank you, Sr. Josephine and Dr. Brown, for a wonderful Talent Show!
The program ran smoothly and there was a great variety of talents showcased
ranging from dancing, singing, to guitar playing.
We wish to give a huge thanks to Ms. Novoa for coordinating another superb
Around the World Day and for creating an effective schedule for us!!!
Also, thank you teachers for guiding your students in making the activities student-centered and working with parent volunteers!
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