Please Help Saint Jerome Regional School Keep Tuition Cost Affordable
Throughout the year you will be receiving information about the various fundraisers through the school and the Home and School Association. The reason we have fundraisers is to keep tuition costs down. The actual cost of education of each child in our school is over $5000.00. As you know, tuition is much less than this. The fundraisers help us make Catholic Education available to more children.
We do not have mandatory fundraising at Saint Jerome Regional School because it is our hope that every family will do everything possible to support our efforts, not because they must, but because they want to participate and because they care about the future of this school. Thanks for joining the effort for the sake of our children!
A Message from the Home and School Association
We are currently taking donations for the table prizes for the Basket Bonanza that will take place in November. You can drop them off at the school. Gift cards are always great prizes, and you can use SCRIP to purchase them. If you are interested in helping, please e-mail us your contact information. Please see the HSA page on the School Website for all forms/updates and a list of HSA events. Thank you.
50/50 Tickets will sent home in the communication folders on the 26th, along with Gertrude Hawk Candy Bar Forms.
HSA Board: Karissa Montgomery, Karen Weicker, Amanda Ogozalek and Megan DeAngelo
Home and School Fall/Early Winter Event Schedule 2018
(All Dates are subject to change)
October 5- Gertrude Hawk Candy Bar Orders are due
October 11 & 12- Gertrude Hawk Candy bar Pickup (during conferences)
October 19- K-4 Halloween Dance (6-8 p.m.) must purchase ticket in
October 25- ALL BASKET BONANZA DONATIONS DUE
November 9 & 10- Basket Bonanza
November 13- HSA meeting 6:30 p.m. in Cafeteria
November 20- Winter Spirit wear sale begins
Blue Mountain Candle sale begins
November 30- Winter Spirit Wear sale ends
Blue Mountain Candle sale ends
December 7- 5
grade Christmas Dance (6-8p.m.) must purchase
tickets in advance
December 10 & 11- Santa Shop
December 14- Winter Spirit Wear pickup (1-3 P.M.)
Blue Mountain Candle pickup (1-3 P.M.)
December 19- 50/50 Drawing
Gift Certificates and Scrip Certificates
These are great ways to help with tuition costs. If you have any questions, please call the office. Many people are saving hundreds of dollars in tuition by purchasing certificates. Certificates are sold from the school office daily during school hours and scrip orders are taken on Tuesdays.
This year we will again sell tuition chances to help you win money toward your tuition bill. The chances are $1 each, and paper slips are in the family envelope. If you want to purchase the chance, fill out the slip and enclose money in an envelope marked tuition chance. This is not a fundraiser. All money collected will be awarded to the winning student’s tuition account. If your tuition is fully paid, credit will be applied to next year’s bill.
The winner for September is
Jenna Goff in 8th Grade
. The amount of tuition credit is
. Thank you to all who took chances. Slips are enclosed for next month’s drawing which will be on
Arrival in the Morning
A reminder for bus drivers and parents/guardians: Unless you are dropping a child or children off for ECP, students are not permitted in the building before 7:45 am.
Extended Care Program
We will continue the Extended Care Program (ECP) at SJRS this school year. The hours will be 7- 8 AM. and 2:45-3:45 PM. Please see the website for forms and more information on ECP.
Every year we receive paper donated by various companies or organizations. If you know of anyone who would like to donate computer paper, copier paper, poster board or any other paper products, please call the office. Any donation is truly appreciated. Other items that we could also use are: Clorox wipes, 60 gallon trash bags, 13 gallon trash bags, dawn dish-washing liquid, hand soap that does not contain any nuts (ie almond extract…), aluminum foil, saran wrap, paper towels, tissues and band aids. If you can donate any of these products or know of a company who would donate these products, it would be greatly appreciated.
School Spirit Dress Down Days
Students are permitted to wear school colors (navy blue, cardinal or gold) on days that are designated as School Spirit Dress Down Days. Other items that are permitted are: CYO uniforms, school shirts or gym clothing.
Dress Down Days
Students are permitted to wear clothing of their choice that is considered appropriate. They do not have to be school colors. Dress Down Day Passes are not permitted to be used on Dress Uniform Days.
During October we honor our Blessed Mother under the title of Queen of the Holy Rosary. As a school community we will pray the Living Rosary on Wednesday, October 24th at 1:45 PM. Please join us for this prayerful celebration to our Blessed Mother. No dress down cards can be used on this day.
Red Ribbon Week
The week of October 22nd is Red Ribbon Week. Students will receive ribbons and badges. Informative posters will be displayed to help spread the news of the danger of drugs. The theme is
Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free!
The TASD nurse will conduct health screenings for weight, height, vision and hearing on October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th and 10th. You will be notified by the nurse if there is a vision or hearing concern with your child.
Available Mandated Reporter Training Classes
9/25 – Sacred Heart School, West Reading – 5:30 PM
10/2 – Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem – 1:00 PM
10/29 – St. Ambrose, Schuylkill Haven – 5:30 PM
11/12 – St. Richard, Barnesville – 5:30 PM
11/20 – Safe Environment Office, Bethlehem – 5:30 PM
12/11 – Safe Environment Office, Bethlehem – 10:00 AM
Available Protecting God's Children Workshop
There will be a Protecting God’s Children workshop on Thursday, September 27th at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, Pottsville from 6:00-9:00 pm. To register, please contact Debbie at
The first few weeks back to school have been very exciting. We have had fun learning about ourselves through our “All About Me Theme”. We are learning to identify our name in print. We have been talking about our body and its parts discovering our 5 senses. We have learned many new songs and dances.
What we are looking forward to in October:
Religion: We will continue to learn our daily prayers (Sign of the Cross, Angel of God & Hail Mary)
We will spend time talking about the Story of Creation, learning that God the Father created the universe and all that is in it.
Fine motor: will continue to work on developing fine motors skills. Introduce use of scissors and prewriting skills.
A camp site will take place of the ice cream shop in the dramatic play area
Themes for the month include: Nursery rhymes, Fire safety and Pumpkins.
Literacy: We will continue to focus on introduction of each letter and its sound, rhyming words and learning the letters in their name.
Math: counting to 25. Introduction to Patterns.
Literacy: Letters E, F, G & H
Math: counting to 15 and introduction to patterns.
A Message from Saint Jerome Regional CYO
We are off to an exciting year in CYO, so please take the time to complete our CYO Form via googleforms at the following link:
Click Here for the CYO form
If you have any questions about CYO, please contact the CYO Board at
and please remember to direct any and all CYO questions to this email rather than to the school office and administrators. We invite you to please check out the New SJR-CYO SpiritWear
Please check the October calendar for important dates.
October Missions – Coat Drive
Our mission project for October will benefit the Valor Clinic outreach event that will be held on November 17th at the Lansford Fire Company. We are asking our school families for donations of gently used or new coats for needy children in our area. This project will be held in conjunction with the St. Vincent De Paul of St. Joseph’s Church and the Lansford Fire Company. The event on November 17th will benefit any family in need of winter coats for their children. Please send donations of coats to school by October 31st. Once again, we thank you for your generosity!
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on October 11th and 12th
. A letter was sent home regarding conferences. Please complete and return that form to your child's teacher as soon as possible. Progress Reports will be sent home on October 10th, and parents will have an opportunity to discuss their child/ children’s progress with the teachers after reviewing the progress reports.
The Halloween Parade
for grades K-8 is scheduled for October 31st at 11:15 in the small bus loop. Parents may park in the parking lot, or in the large bus loop. (If it is raining, or there is inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled). Classroom parties will take place in the afternoon. Students may wear their Halloween costumes that day, or they can dress in Black and Orange Dress Down Clothing. No weapons of any kind are permitted. Please be sure that the costumes are appropriate.
The faculty, staff and administration ask for your continued prayers, support, cooperation and dedication to Catholic education. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the school office at 570-668-2757. We will be happy to help you! Thank you for being part of the SJRS Family! Thank you for all the sacrifices you make to send your child to this school! In order to save time and money, we will continue to use email to communicate with you. If you have an email address, please check it and look for our messages. If you are not receiving our e-newsletters, please send a note to the office to be added to the email list.
God bless you and your families,
Mrs. Amy M. Hannis-Miskar, Principal