Saints Scoop

Mrs. Ciminera's Weekly Update

Week of November 22nd

There is lots of good news to share among the teachers at SCJN! First, we are so happy for Mr. Keller, our music teacher, who got married on November 11! We wish him and Mrs. Kimberly Keller many years of happiness. Mrs. Deanna Smith, our art teacher, is expecting her first child this May! We are so happy for Mrs. Smith and can't wait to hear her wonderful news! Mrs. Liz Muir, our 3rd grade teacher is expecting baby #2 in May!! We are super excited for the Muir family to expand with a new bundle of joy. We send lots of prayers, happiness, and well wishes to these teachers.

Our very own 7th grader, Charlie Carroccio, will be starring in a Christmas movie, The 12 Days of Christmas Eve, on Lifetime this Saturday, November 26th at 8:00pm! Keep an eye out for Charlie in the beginning of the movie! Way to go Charlie!

Thank you to all who attended the Mass at St. Colman's last night. It was such a beautiful evening and it was so great to be together.

Thank you for your incredible generosity towards our Thanksgiving Baskets for St. Francis Inn. We made 33 baskets to donate to St. Francis Inn...that is amazing! We truly appreciate your support.

Classes will resume on TUESDAY, November 29th. Enjoy the extra long weekend and Thanksgiving holiday!! When we return, Christmas is in full force with only 17 schools days before Christmas break and so much FUN to get in!!

This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent, please be sure to make some time in your busy schedules to go to Mass with your children.

I truly am so very grateful for each and everyone of you and your wonderful children. I am the luckiest principal in the world to work at SCJN! Thank you for your kindness, support, and generosity.YOU make SCJN the best! Have an amazing Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

Happy Thanksgiving! See you on Tuesday! :)

Virtue of the Month and Prayer Corner

Our virtue for the month of November is Courtesy. Courtesy is being thoughtful to others.

We pray that all of our school families stay safe and healthy. We pray for the Sheehan, Sheaffer, Conway, and Corrado families. We pray for Austin Belatrante, Bill Smith, Bill Tierney, and the Essery Family. We pray for Chris Turner, Bern Harwick, Jackie Goebig, and Mary Lou Murray. We pray for one special intention, Joe Miele Senior, Fran Iacovone, and Kelsey Conway. We pray for the repose of the soul of Mike Essery, may he rest in peace. We pray for peace in our world and our community. We pray that we all have the courage to be kind and accepting of each other.

Super Saint Buck Winners

Our Super Saint Buck winners last week were: Gavin Keenan, Louis Curran, John Huyette, Kieran O'Neill, Emma Sirolli, Anna Duffy, Lilly O'Brien, Elise DeAngelo, Ciere Rayer,

Our Above and Beyond Winners: Kelly Romero, Molly Lynch, and Frankie DiBona

Dress Down Winners with the MOST Super Saint Bucks over 2 weeks: 5A, Miss Fitzpatrick's room!

Keep up the fantastic work!! :)

Home and School News

SAVE THE DATE - Santa Shops are scheduled for Friday, December 9th from 8:30am – 2:30pm in the Cafeteria for students in grades K–8. Students may shop for family and special friends with items ranging in price between $1-$10 with most around $5. Thank you to all the volunteers who have already signed up to help with this really fun day! More details about the event will be sent home after Thanksgiving. Please contact Johanna Kent ( or Amber Killeen ( with any questions.

New Home and School website:

Please take a moment to review the information and contact us with any questions or concerns. Our goal is to help, plan and work with you and the administration as much as we can to create a wonderful academic and social environment for our school families. If there's anything else you would like to see on the website, please send an email to

Class Cocktail Parties

Class cocktail parties are a wonderful opportunity for the parents of SCJN to gather and socialize!

Thank you to the families who have offered to host a class cocktail party so far this school year. Be on the lookout for more information directly from your party host in advance of the dates noted below.

If you are a parent of a 6th grader, and interested in hosting a class cocktail party, please contact Ann Zeller at or 215-668-5191.

  • Pre-K3 (held 10/21) - The Fitzgerald Family
  • Pre-K4 (May 2023) - The Penza Family
  • Kindergarten (Sat held 11/5) - The Weber Family
  • 1st Grade (held Sat 10/29) - The Shaknis Family
  • 2nd Grade (Feb 2023) - The Furia Family
  • 3rd Grade (Dec 2022) - The Keleher Family
  • 4th Grade (TBD) - The Rayer Family
  • 5th Grade (TBD) - The Barrickman Family
  • 6th Grade - Host needed
  • 7th Grade (Held 10/14) - The Callan Family
  • 8th Grade (TBD) - The Russo Family

Reminders and Important Information

-In the Forms section, please find a flyer with information for the next 8th grade fundraiser at Taddeo's! Thank you for your support!!

-Please sign below if you are able to help in the kitchen at all. You can email Kathy Del Pizzo at if they have any questions. Thank you!!

Kitchen Helpers - Lunch Distribution

-Do not forget, you are allowed to dress down for your birthday! If your birthday falls on a weekend, dress down on Friday or Monday!! :)

-Winter Uniforms

Please be sure your children are wearing the appropriate winter uniforms. Gym uniforms should be purchased at C and M sporting goods. SCJN gym sweatpants should be worn on gym day. On gym day, any SCJN sweatshirts may be worn.


We have sent re registration paperwork and instructions home for the 2023-2024 school year. I cannot stress this enough: if you have another child to register who will be new to SCJN, you MUST complete the new student registration forms which can be found online. You cannot just register them on Blackbaud, we must receive paperwork. It is so important you do this now, as we will be opening up registration for new families on November 28. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.


Quote of the Week

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud!