Volume 7 - September 28, 2018.
"St. Joan of Arc, pray for us."
09/30 Family Liturgy Mass 10:45 am
10/4 SJA Pet Blessings Day 6:00 pm in front of the field and church
10/5 Grandparents Day
Session I : 8:45 am Pre-K3 thru Gr. 4
Prayer service, refreshments, program
Session 2 : 10:45 am to 1:00 pm Gr. 5 - Gr. 8
Prayer Service, Program, Catered lunch
10/5 Book Fair Starts 8:00 am-1:00 pm in the Mercy Center
10/7 Prayer Buddy 10:45 am Mass
Kindergarten and 5th Grade
10/10 Last day to meet your AR
(Accelerated Reader) Goal
10/10 Home & School Night 7:00 pm
10/11 Home & School Day 8:00 am
10/12 Dress Down Day
10/12 Last day of 1st Quarter
10/16 Bliss Designs Shopping Day
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
10/17 Dress Down Day - SJA Goes Pink
10/19 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
10/22 Quarter 1 Report Card available to view via RenWeb after 4:00 pm
10/26 Trunk or Treat 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
SJA Parking Lot
This year, SJA has 27 seventh grade students who qualified
for the prestigious
Duke TIP Talent Identification Program. That's 43% of current 7th grade class! See the picture and more information below. 
Click on the Dress Down Days button below to view upcoming days.
Note: dates are subject to change.
Student of the Month for September
Featuring Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Kindness
KA Samantha Cheng        4B Scotty Crowe
KB Hayden Fischer          5A Raphael Turcat
1A Leo Serrata Alexion 5B Cristian Cardamone
1B Ella Meyer               6A James Fischer
2A Claudia Tuttle          6B Bear Tomsula
2B Sofia Spadavecchia 7A Katalina Abreu
2C Kent  Esposito          7B Alessandra
3A Mia Fischer                    Roberts
3B Abigail Marchalleck 8A Emma Simpson
4A Olivier Douyon     8B Katherine Nordheim
SJA School Office celebrates
Mrs. Barbagallo's Birthday!

Marie has been working at St. Joan of Arc School for nearly thirty years. She is an incredible cook, known for her delicious meatballs and pasta dishes, served at staff events. Most importantly, we treasure her positive demeanor and her strong faith. Wishing her many more blessed birthdays for years to come!
     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.
You will find the Donation Agreement Form by clicking on the button below.
Thank you and have a safe
and wonderful summer!
Click on Auction flyer for more details.
Auction Donation Drop-off

For your convenience we will have a representative available at the following events to collect auction donations: Please refer to the Sign-up genius for donation ideas.
Grandparents Day ,
Friday, October 5, 2018
Home and School Night Meeting
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Home and School Day Meeting
Thursday, October 11, 2018- 8:00 am 
You can also bring your donations to the Special Projects Office,
Monday through Friday.
Thank you for your support
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.
Cardinal Gibbons High School
                      2018 Open House
Sunday, October 14th
12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
The formal presentation will begin promptly at 1:00 PM in the gymnasium.
 Cardinal Gibbons High School
2900 NE 47 th St, Fort Lauderdale 33308
V isit our website at www.cghsfl.org
  For more information, please contact
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
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.
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.
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
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 below for Pre-K3 &
Pre-K4 Drop-Off Information
Click below for important Grandparents Day information.
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

10/1  Barbara Banic & Sandra Ramirez
10/2 Barbara Sozio
10/3 Tim Sullivan
10/4 Maylin Hurley
10/5 Kerry Dunbar & Lisa Banic

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

10/1 Sandra Ramirez
10/5 Kerry Dunbar & Lisa Banic

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.

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.   
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!
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.
Start saving your Box Tops to help your school and earn a
Dress Down Pass.
[ 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 

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.

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.

Honoring Sr. Josephine
 at the OLOM Mass
Sr. Josephine with Mrs. Roberts and Miss Hiponia. Sr. Jo and the Sisters of Mercy were recognized at the Lady of Mercy Mass on Monday, September 24. We acknowledge Sr. Ellen's RK Religious Knowledge books she created that still help us daily to help grow our faith, Sr. Lourdes' penmanship classes, Sr. Kathleen's First Holy Communion preparation and Irish Step dancing in the hallways, and Sr. Josephine's high standards in math and all that we do to honor God.
7th Grade Duke TIPs Program
The 7th Grade Duke Tip Talent Search identifies academically talented students. In order to participate, students scored in the 95th percentile or higher on qualifying sections of the IOWA Assessment in their 5th or 6th grade years. These students then have the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT as middle school students. This year, SJA had 27 eligible students for the Duke TIP program. That's 43% of students in the current 7th grade class!
Jackson Brahney     Ruari O'Connor
Mark Connor             Vincent Perez  
Louis Corsa              John Press         
Kevin Crowe           Jonathan Rabbath     
Nina Fernandes        Emma Reilly
Robert Haber          Alessandra Roberts
Claudia Hammes     Ally Rodriguez
Audra Hankey          Ava Rodriguez
Tyler Hanlon           Paola Rodriguez
Guillermo Herrera   Isabel Romero
Isabel Mayen          Ryan Schramm
Paige Murphy         Kaitlyn Wells
Susan Newstreet    Grace Zenz
                   Matthew Nido        
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!