"St. James, pray for us."
This Open House is prospective families ONLY.
SJA parents are welcome to use the Referral Program.
5/8 & 5/9
Ballet Recital – 5:30 pm
in Mercy Center
5/9 - 5/11
Summer Scholastic Book Fair
Geography Bee - Grades 3 - 5
- Grades 4 & 5, from
2:45 pm to 4:00 pm, in Mercy Center
May Crowning Prayer Service in church, at 9:15 am, for Grades K-8
- Grades 2 & 3, from
2:45 pm to 4:00 pm, in Mercy Center
Dress Down Day
- Grade 1, from
2:45 pm to 4:00 pm, in Mercy Center
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 –
KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION SCHEDULE
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
Closing of school Mass at 9:30 am
followed by Awards Ceremony
for grades 5-7
Last Day for Students
Dismissals by noon
11:30 - Pre-K and Kinder
11:40 - Grades 1 - 3
11:50 - Grades 4 & 5
12 noon - Grades 6 & 7
NO HOT LUNCH, NO EXTENDED DAY
In keeping with our tradition, we are having
a food drive for the food pantry.
We are collecting the following items;
CANNED FOODS: Tomatoes, Soups, Tuna, Fruit juice, Fruit, Vegetables.
Cereal, Cheerios, Oatmeal, etc.
Rice, Pasta, Pasta sauce, Dried Pinto Beans, Kidney Beans, Powdered Milk, Sugar, Peanut Butter, Jam, Jelly, Cooking Oil.
* Especially needed
Please bring this items to your homeroom by
Friday, May 18th.
Thank you on behalf of our brothers and sisters in need.
Save the date!
The next Scholastic Book Fair will be Wednesday, May 9th through
Friday, May 11th, 2018.
Please make plans to visit our Book Fair
and be involved in shaping your
child's reading habits.
Donate $2 to All for Books
and dress down for one day.
Important Media Center Dates
5/7/18 - Last day to return books
5/16/28 - Last day of AR testing
NEW FUNDRAISER UPDATE
On Thursday, May 10th, the school will show a video to all the students as a kick-off to our new 2018/2019 fundraiser,
"SAVE AROUND COUPON BOOK"
which will be replacing the Annual School Raffle. The oldest child in your family will receive a letter with pertinent information about this fundraiser.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS LETTER AND RETURN TO YOUR CHILD'S HOMEROOM TEACHER BY TUESDAY, MAY 15TH.
Your signature is required on this form. If you have any questions, please contact the Special Projects Office,
Diane Salerno at 561-952-2848 or
Debora Bradley at 561-952-2846.
SPANISH ENRICHMENT CYCLE
(6th grade C)
Mrs. Mariaelisa Rugeles-Smith,
author of the book
Inspiración Latinoamericana Personajes de mi tierra,
met with 6C students as part of their enrichment cycle
Spanish for Heritage Speakers.
The students had the opportunity to meet with the author, ask questions, and hear interesting stories about her inspiration
to write the book.
These lessons enable the students to learn more about famous Spanish speaking musicians, writers, scientists, and athletes as well as improve upon their Spanish comprehension skills.
We want to thank all the students for collecting Box Tops during the school year.
A special "Thank You" to Mrs. Caronia
for all her hard work and all the hours
she spent counting them.
Please keep collecting them and submit during the summer.
This will still count for a Dress Down Pass for next school year.
Save the Date
If your child has met their goal or he/she is near reaching their goal save the date for the following AR parties.
Pk 3 - 4th - May 22nd Time TBA
5th - 8th - May 18th Time TBA
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. Thank you!
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.
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 Geometry Honors, 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:
St. Joan's Algebra 1 Final on May 17th is the Diocesan EOC Exam. If your child is planning to attend a local Catholic high school, the scores count toward high school credit and St. Joan will automatically provide the scores to the local Catholic high school.
LUNCH/RECESS DUTY PROGRAM
Lunch Duty (inside)
10:45 am – 12:00 noon
5/7 Mercy Carrillo
5/8 Barbara Sozio
5/9 Tim Sullivan
5/10 John Weaver
5/11 Kerri Hanrahan
Recess Duty (Playground)
10:10 am – 10:50 am
5/10 John Weaver
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.
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.
We wish to give a huge thanks to Dr. Brown, Mrs. Navarro, Mrs. Morgan,
and Mrs. Lederman for preparing and running a superb Fine Arts Night which even included a standing ovation for our 8th graders' song!
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