October 23, 2019
A Message From The President
Mr. Freund
Dear Families:

This week and next, Michelle Sandberg from the KRW (Kenosha, Racine, Walworth) Tobacco Free Coalition will be speaking with our upper campus students about the dangers of nicotine, e-cigarettes, and other vaping products. She will be addressing the high school students student on Friday (11/1) and the middle school students on Monday (11/4). In addition. She will also offer a presentation specific to our parents on Monday, November 4 at 7:15 p.m. in the Buri-Nelson Theater. Click here for details on vaping.

On Tuesday, November 5, our seniors will be participating in their two-day Senior Retreat. Please keep them in your prayers as they embark on this important, spiritual milestone in their SJCA religious journey. We know that this retreat will bring them closer to God and each other. May God bless them at this special time. 

Keep selling those auction raffle tickets and please don't forget to buy your 2019 Auction dinner tickets. Remember, if we hit our auction goal of $200,000, we will all get an extra day off over spring break! I look forward to seeing you all at the Auction.
 
As always, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family's academic and spiritual growth. We are honored to partner with you in your students' educational journey.

Best regards,
Bob Freund
Middle School News
Mr. Rizzo
SJCA Middle School Families,

It was great seeing so many of you at Parent/Teacher Conferences last week. I enjoyed meeting with many of you, talking about your student and hearing about how your student is enjoying his/her time here at SJCA! Our students and staff have done a great job seamlessly transitioning to the start of 2nd Quarter.  Our kids are continuing to be diligent in their studies, and our staff continues to deliver excellent and innovative instruction.  A special ‘thanks ’ to you, the parents/guardians, for being so involved and taking the needed time in your student’s education and experiences at SJCA. Together, let’s keep up the great work for our students!
 
Halloween Social Recap!
What a fantastic turnout from our Middle School students at our Halloween Social last week! We had over 95 Middle School students attend the Halloween Social. Each of our students showed very respectful, responsible and safe behavior while attending this fun event. Our Middle School Halloween Social was a big hit, and smiles, laughter and fun was had by all. We saw some very creative costumes, too! Kudos all around to our Middle School students and their families.
 
KRW Tobacco-Free Coalition Presentation
Specifically focusing on youth use, Michelle Sandberg, the Coordinator of the Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties Tobacco-Free Coalition, will be providing an educational presentation about the hazards of tobacco, including an emphasis on vaping to our Middle School students on Monday, November 4th during Study Hall. With all the critical health issues currently in the news linked to vaping, this is a timely and extremely important educational opportunity for our students. We are proud to partner with KRW Tobacco-Free Coalition and provide this presentation to our students and school community.
 
2019 All That Glitters… Is Blue & Gold Auction
We are looking forward to a special night for our School next weekend, November 9th! Thank you to the Pauline McTernan, the Development Office and the Auction Committee for working very hard to make the Auction a great night for SJCA. We’ll see you there!
 
Prayer for Community
God our Maker,
We praise you for the gift of community.
Thank you for the communities in which we work and live.
 Thank you for the community that is your Body, the Church. 
Fill us with Your Spirit today so that, as one, we reflect your light and love to each other and to the world.
In Christ we pray, Amen.

God Bless, 
Mr. Rizzo
Every Kid, Every Day!

Lower Campus News
Mrs. Santarelli

Thank you, families, for attending Parent-Teacher Conferences last week and for taking the time to meet with teachers on your child's progress. We appreciate your commitment and partnership in the education of your children here at SJCA.  

We are so grateful for the generosity and support that our SJCA families continually show us. We are especially grateful for our our active and awesome Parent Association - Sara DiVito, Tiffany Vasquez, and Natalie Rugg and all of the parent association chair persons. Their creative efforts as they organize fun events for our students and families are definitely not taken forgranted.  I would also like to send a special thanks to Jill Vitkus, Chairperson for the Halloween Social - every year is better than the previous! Also, many thanks to all those who will be participating in Trunk-or-Treat tomorrow and/or made donations to our Halloween party this year. It takes the help of MANY volunteers to organize such fun events. We certainly appreciate all of your support. We are so fortunate to be able to provide these activities that help promote and build a positive SJCA community for our families.   
 
Family Engagement Activities
Our Fourth Annual Storybook Pumpkin activity was another great success. The pumpkins were so creative and adorable. We hope you had fun with your children. Included in the Wednesday folder is a printout of the November Family Engagement Activity - No Tech NOvember". This is a new idea this year. Please check it out, I hope you will consider participating this month. There are two prizes associated with the activity this month.  Click here for details.

All That Glitters Annual Auction
Have you made your reservations for the SJCA Annual Action? I really hope you are planning to attend because all of the funds that are raised this night directly impact our students. The classroom projects that I have seen are absolutely amazing. You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to bid on them and support our students.  I cannot express enough how thankful we are for the generosity of so many who make this night possible. Please continue to sell your cash raffle tickets! Thank you! 

All Saints Day - Holy Day of Obligation - Friday, 11/1 at 9 a.m.
On Friday, November 1st, our students will be celebrating All Saints Day Mass at St. Mark church at 9 a.m.  All students are invited to dress as their favorite Patron Saint. Please have your student bring their patron saint costume to school.Those in Saint costumes will be part of a special procession during Mass. Stu dents should know who their Patron Saint is and why he/she is important. Please note the time of this Mass on 11/1 is at 9 a.m. Click here  to participate in the All Saints Mass Procession.

Thank you and many blessings!
Mrs. Santarelli
World Language Honor Society Induction
The World Language department is pleased to announce two new national honor societies at SJCA: La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánic (Spanish Honor Society) and La Società Onoraria Italica (Italian Honor Society).

The mission of these groups is to recognize the high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Italian languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Italian studies. Students will participate in social service and cultural events that bring to life the knowledge they have acquired in the classroom.

Students are considered for this society when they begin their third consecutive year of Spanish or Italian with high academic achievement . Congratulations to the students who were inducted into these societies today!
SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY (ABOVE) Left to Right
Top Row: Marlena Moore, Shea Paxton, Frankie McGuire, Robert Jenewein, Jack Davidson, Mrs. Dillmann
Bottom Row: Lara Gonzalez, Emma Getka


ITALIAN HONOR SOCIETY (BELOW) Left to Right
Top Row: Mrs. Niespodziany, Arianna Bosco, Maryjoseph Acosta, Mia Tynan, Mary Bolog, Joseph Istvanek, Daniel Santarelli, Brendan Rafferty
Bottom Row: Ava Rafferty, Nacelen Alvarez, and Katie Torres
Annual Auction
We are looking forward to another amazing AUCTION night filled with friends, food, fun and LOTS of incredible auction items just waiting for your bid. The "All That Glitters" auction will be held on  Saturday, November 9th, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Upper Campus.  Please make your reservations today!
 
Please sell your cash raffle tickets ($10 each or a book of 6 for $50). Tickets can be picked up at the main office at both SJCA campuses. This is an easy way to support Catholic education! REMINDER if we reach our $200,000 goal, we get an additional day off over spring break!
 
For questions, please contact the Development Office by clicking  here .    
HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT
SJCA HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6:30 p.m. 
SJCA Upper Campus - Buri-Nelson Theater

You are invited to join us for an informational High School night where we will share how SJCA offers an educational experience like no other in the area, integrating Catholic values with academic rigor and an embedded commitment to service. Meet our staff and hear from our students. Families that attend and enroll a new high school student will receive $50 off their 2020-2021 registration . This applies to our current SJCA 8th grade families as well. Please tell your families and friends! 
Veterans Day Recognition and Mass
VETERANS DAY ALL SCHOOL MASS
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
SJCA Upper Campus Gymnasium

SJCA invites all families and friends to a special Veterans Day Mass. We will be honoring our Veterans faithful service to our country, which reflects Christ’s own service and sacrifice for our Church. All Veterans are welcome!

SJCA families may submit details on any veterans that they know to be included in a slideshow shown before Mass. Pictures are encouraged! Click on the box below to upload photos and veteran information. If you are unable to upload a picture, bring it into either campus to be scanned for the slideshow. Please send all submissions in by Friday, November 8th to ensure time to compile the slideshow.

We hope you will join us in honoring all who have served and invite any veteran you may know to this special Mass. There will be a light reception after Mass for our guests and Veterans.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Santelli at 262-654-8651 ext. 117 or jsantelli@sjcawi.org .
Counseling Center News
College Scholarships
Seniors and parents of seniors should begin checking Naviance regularly for private scholarship opportunities. When the Counseling Center receives scholarship information, this is where it will be posted. There are a few private scholarship deadlines closing in November.
 
FAFSA Reminder for Parents of Seniors
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid and sometimes scholarships. The FAFSA opened up registration on October 1. Click here to register for the FAFSA.  

College Admission Visits 
Students should stop by the Counseling Center for a pass at least 1 period PRIOR to the visit. Passes may not be handed out last minute. See the upcoming visits listed below:
  • Thursday, 10/31 - Lewis University at 2:12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 11/6 - Mount Mary University, 11:31 a.m.
  • Monday, 11/11 - Carroll University, 10:32 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 11/12 - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, 2:12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11/26 - Cardinal Stritch University, 11:24 a.m.

Athletic News
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MEET & GREET
The High School Winter Sports Informational Meet & Greet will be held on  Monday, November 4th at 6 p.m. in the Upper Campus gymnasium. This meeting is specifically for all high school students who will be participating in a winter sport AND their parent or guardian. See below for the Lancerettes' parent meeting.

HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Click here  to register for High School Basketball or Wrestling. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Click here to register for Basketball, Wrestling or Pom and Dance.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Click here to register for Basketball (K- grade 5) or Pom and Dance (grade 5).