St. Jerome School Weekly Reminders

Week of September 28th, 2020

"Pray, hope and don't worry. Worry is useless. Our Merciful Lord will listen to your prayer."

St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

Reminders for the Week:

*Click here for the St. Jerome Parish Sunday Bulletin


*Please be cautious and courteous when entering the church/school parking lot for the afternoon car line. We have had reports of cars blocking Stamford Street (including impeding buses) and some near collisions. We are all committed to working together to get our students home as safely and quickly as possible. Thank you!


*Please see the schedule below for Lion Week.


*Students may wear either the gym or regular uniform through October 9th. Winter uniform and the discontinuation of the gym uniform option (except on gym days) will begin on Tuesday, October 13th.


*St. Jerome Apparel orders may be placed here; orders are due by Friday, October 2nd.


*Support St. Jerome School while shopping on Amazon; click here to designate St. Jerome as your chosen organization. Then, go to smile.amazon.com when you shop. St. Jerome will earn 0.5% of each purchase (at no cost to you)!


*Please remember to call the office and report your child's absence (215-624-0637); you can leave a message of the office is closed.


*Mr. Dooley is available for tech support for our Virtual Lions (as well as our in-person students and our faculty): tdooley@sjsphila.org


*Virtue of the Month for September: Faith

*Virtue of the Month for October: Reverence


*Remember that Box Tops have gone electronic, but you can still use them to support St. Jerome School; click here for more information.


*Have a great week!

Student Council Officers

Thank you to our 7th & 8th graders who ran for Student Council and gave their speeches over live-streaming yesterday morning. Their public speaking abilities were impressive. The 5th-8th grade students (both in-person and virtual) had the opportunity to vote via electronic google form. The election results were announced in the Lion's Den News this morning. We appreciate Mr. Casee, Mr. Stevens, and Mr. Dooley for making all of this possible. The newly elected officers will be installed at Mass on September 30th, which is the feast day of St. Jerome!


Student Council Officers 2020-21:

Isabella Bringhurst

Michael Cancelliere

Sean Elitz

Rocco Marsico

Emma Parkinson

Sienna Thrasher

Emma Wimsey

Lion Week

Monday, September 28

The ROAR campaign kicks off! Students are rewarded with Lion Bucks for “Pawsitively” good behavior!.

We will be on the lookout for Respect, Ownership, Acceptance, Responsibility.

Students will make cards for first responders in our community. These community heroes have the courage of a lion. We ask students to submit names of first responders in their families and we will pray the prayer to St. Michael for them throughout the week.


Tuesday, September 29

Lion drawing contest

Jerome the Lion biography contest


Wednesday, September 30

Feast of St. Jerome

Mass at 10:00 AM on the Parish Green (students should bring a towel to sit)

Winchester Wednesday - Food Truck Frenzy 4:00-8:00 PM in the church parking lot

(Masks are required and social distancing procedures will be in place.)


Thursday, October 1

Mascot tryouts for 8th graders


Friday, October 2

The ROAR prize cart will be roaming the halls. Students who earned Lion Bucks throughout

the week will have the opportunity to redeem the bucks for prizes.

St. Jerome Spirit Wear orders are due: https://sjslions.itemorder.com/sale


Sunday, October 4

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Blessing of the Pets at 2:00 PM in the church parking lot

Student Health Reminders

Our reopening plan calls on every member of the school community to support our values of mutual respect, integrity, willingness to sacrifice for the common good and foster community bonds across generations. Commitment to the policies will assist in protecting the health and welfare of all members of our school community.


In an effort to keep all children safe, we ask that Parents monitor their children’s Health daily. Below are the expectations related to the health monitoring.


I attest to :

  • Fever of 100.4 or above,

  • chills,

  • Cough,

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,

  • Fatigue,

  • Muscle or body aches,

  • Headache,

  • New loss of taste or smell,

  • Sore throat,

  • Congestion or runny nose,

  • Nausea or vomiting,

  • Diarrhea,

  • My child has not had any contact with anyone with COVID

  • My child has not traveled a location designated as a “Hot Spot

  • I am following all CDC recommended guidelines and limiting my/my child’s exposure to risks such as above


If any of these symptoms present, please keep your child from school and contact the school. If the symptoms are serious please seek immediate medical attention. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.


We will keep you informed if the list of symptoms, listed above, changes in any way.