Volume 19 - January 11, 2019
"St. Joan of Arc, pray for us."
01/11 2nd Quarter Report Cards after 4 pm
01/13 1st/6th Grade 10:45 am Buddy Mass
Special Blessing/ Acknowledgement
of Mrs. Bradley
01/16 Grade 6 Retreat 8:15 am
01/18 Purple Dress Down Day - Wear purple and bring an optional farewell donation in Mrs. Bradley's honor. A much appreciated collective monetary gift will be presented to Mrs. Bradley from the SJA Families.
01/18 Erin Go Brew (light refreshment) in Mercy Center in Mrs. Bradley's honor.
7:30 am - 8:30 am
01/21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
01/23 Grade 4 Retreat 8:15 am
01/23 Spelling Bee - Grades 5th-8th
12:30 pm -2:30 pm in the Mercy Center
01/25 Family Science Night 6:30 pm-8 pm
01/28-2/1 Catholic Schools' Week
(SJA STREAM Week Theme)
01/28 Career Day
01/29 Open House 8:30 am-10:30 am
01/30 Catholic School's Week Mass - 8:15 am
01/31 Field Day
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  

For detailed information about this event please scroll down on
Newsletter to Career Day Flyer 
To order your yearbook click on button below and search for
"Saint Joan of Arc" .
If you would like to submit photos for the yearbook from the Christmas Show, Sports Games, Grandparents Day, or any other school-related activity, you can do so in the "Community Upload" feature. 
Please use the access code "sja" on the Yearbook Forever website.
IMPORTANT DATES
FOR THE 2018-2019
SCHOOL YEAR

Spring Break
3/18/2019 - 3/22/2019
Easter Break
4/18/2019 - 4/22/2019
Last Day of School
5/31/2019
St. Joan of Arc School will be offering a Running Club starting
January 15, 2019, - March 26, 2019
Click on below button for form and detailed information
Culinary Club Wish List
Spring Classes Starting in January

Mrs. Putetti is in need of the following new items for safety purposes:
Electric Frying Pans
Hot Plates
Toaster Ovens, etc.
She is looking forward to teaching your child some Italian/American recipes.
Thank you for your consideration.
St. Joan of Arc
60th Anniversary
Spring Celebration

Please join us on March 29th, at 5:00 pm, in Mercy Center, Sports Arena, Palm Court, Athletic Field, and Gazebo.

Bingo, food, music, and dancing

Buy tickets prior to the event in the main office: $15 for two tickets

$7.50 per ticket at the door

$5.00 for 6 years and older

5 years and younger free
St. Joan of Arc School PE t-shirts $15, can be purchased in the school office.
SJA baseball caps for sale for $20, in the school office. Students may wear their St. Joan labeled hats at PE and at recess for sun safety purposes.
Donations needed for keyboards
for upcoming piano lessons starting in January 2019
Please drop off the items in the school's office. Thank you for your consideration.
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 FACTS SIS.
Click the picture above to visit the new login page. (same district code, username and password.)
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.

IF FOR ANY REASON YOU NEED TO PICK-UP YOUR CHILD EARLY, PLEASE PLAN AHEAD AND BE HERE BEFORE 1:55 PM.

Please refer to the Parent/Student
Handbook, page 15.
Thank you.
PIANO LESSONS
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.
Click below for Pre-K3 &
Pre-K4 Drop-Off Information
Click below for the Parents'
Ultimate Guide to Snapchat
3rd Grade Retreat
On Wednesday, January 9th, our 3rd Grade classes started off the new year with their Spiritual Retreat based on Renewal. The theme was God created us to grow and change everyday and by living in his Light we are able to let go of actions, thoughts and words that no longer serve us.
3rd Graders listed words that described what God means to them. Together they decided on words such as light, love, forgiving, peace and joy.
Mrs. Mejia and Mrs. Garcia chose scripture readings: The Potter and the Clay and Living in the Light.
The students sang Make Me A Channel of Your Peace.
Local Artist, Sarah Glass did a pottery presentation for students and parents. God is our creator and as we grow in relationship with him, he smooths out our imperfections. 
SJA Boys & Girls Basketball Clinic Starting in January 2019
SOCCER/FUTSOL CLUB
Starting Monday, February 25
Pre-K4 - 2nd Grade
Wednesday, February 13
Kindergarten, 3rd & 4th Grades
both for 10 sessions
Click on button below for detailed information and registration form
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.
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/RECESS DUTY PROGRAM
2018-2019

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

1/14  Lisa Banic
1/15 Barbara Sozio
1/16  Tim Sullivan
1/17 Claudio Villareal
1/18   Lisa Banic

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

1/14 Lisa Banic
1/15
1/16
1/17
1/18 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.
3D PENS
Tax deductible donations will fund 3D pens and accessories. Any amount is appreciated. Please contact Mr. Hirsh at hirsh_seth@stjoan.org
LEGOS
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.
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.
   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.
FOR SECURITY REASONS THE GATE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE SCHOOL WILL REMAIN CLOSED AND
NO ENTRANCE WILL BE ALLOWED
FROM
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

PLEASE USE MAIN ENTRANCE BY THE SPORTS ARENA
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.   
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.
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 7 walkie-talkies. 
We are still in need of an additional
3 walkie-talkies.
 Please email Mrs. Wendy Horton at horton_wendy@stjoan.org
if you wish to make a tax deductible donation for this cause.
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 .
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!
To cover costs related to athletics, athletes will be charged a $25 sports fee for each sport in which they participate to a maximum of three per year.
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 
On Thursday, 10/25, the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and School Mission and Finance Council met at their regular scheduled meeting to review and approve the 2018-19 Church and School Budget. The committee meets six times per year.
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!