St. Jerome School Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

"Love follows knowledge."

St. Thomas Aquinas

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From Mr. Merrick

Dear St. Jerome Families,

I hope that you are all having an enjoyable Catholic Schools Week so far! Next week's newsletter will contain descriptions of how all of our events went this past week.

Everyone is invited to Winchester Wednesday this evening from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. The Book Fair, raffles, and apparel will be in the Church Narthex, and Hailey Quinn's and Hoboken Cucina will be cooking in the school yard. In addition, we will be debuting our sale of school spirit bows in the Church Narthex as well.

Tomorrow, the students may wear crazy socks with their uniforms. Also, the classes will be getting together tomorrow for buddy activities, with the exception of 7th & 8th grades, who will have their second presentation from the Culture Project. 7th & 8th grade will get together with their buddies at another time.

As a reminder, Friday is an early dismissal at 11:30 AM. At 10:00 AM on Friday, Fr. Reilly will celebrate Mass for the Feast of St. Blaise, which will include the traditional blessing of the throats. After dismissal, our Home and School Association will be treating our faculty and staff to lunch.

On behalf of Fr. Reilly, our faculty and staff, I would like to thank you all for entrusting your children to St. Jerome School. Our commitment to faith, excellence, and service is only possible with your support and generosity. As the days start getting longer, and spring gets closer, we look forward to continuing to work together to provide the best possible experience for each one of our students. Thank you too for the efforts of our faculty and staff, we make a great team together!

Have a great rest of the week; St. Jerome and St. Lucy, pray for us!

Winchester Wednesday

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Catholic Schools Week 2023

We have a full week of activities planned for Catholic Schools Week 2022: January 30th through February 5th. The schedule is below. We look forward to celebrating faith, excellence, and service here at St. Jerome.
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CARES Fun Friday: February

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Home and School Super Bowl Block Pool

$20 a block

4 winners!

$150- FIRST Quarter

$200- HALF-TIME Score

$150- THIRD Quarter

$500- FINAL Score

Blocks will be sold at the Rectory and through any Home and School Member. There are only 5 block pools to fill so grab your lucky spots! Once block pools are filled, they will be posted to the St. Jerome Home and School Facebook Page!

You can also email us at with your contact information if you would like to purchase a block.

Scholastic Book Fair

January 28th to February 5th

Church Narthex

  • As part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration, we will be holding the Scholastic Book Fair in the school library. Visiting the Book Fair is like going to a bookstore set up in our school. Your child will have time during the school day to select books to purchase. The Book Fair Brochure is in the Wednesday folder. It is only a sampling of the many books that are available at the Book Fair.

  • On the designated shopping day (see homeroom schedule on reverse side), children may bring money to shop and purchase books. They can pay cash, check or Scholastic eWallet (see directions below). Checks should be made payable to “St. Jerome School.” Please remember that 8% sales tax will be added to the total. All cash/checks should be brought to school in an envelope labeled with the child’s name.

  • eWallet Information: As an alternate form of payment, you can set up an eWallet for your child. eWallet is an account that you create through Scholastic to preload an amount of money for your child to spend at the Book Fair. Please go to our Scholastic homepage at for more information and to set up your child’s eWallet before their designated shopping day.

  • Give the Gift of Reading! There will be a “Teacher Wish List” on display at the Book Fair. You can purchase a book to be donated to the classroom of your choice.

  • Family and friends can visit our Book Fair. We will have community shopping hours Wednesday, February 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. (It’s also Winchester Wednesday!) All are welcome!

  • Thank you for your support and we look forward to a successful Book Fair! Please email Mrs. Carolan with any questions at

St. Jerome CYO Spring Sports Registration




Who: Boys and Girls in 3rd and 4th Grades

Cost: $65.00 (payment will be due by the end of February)

Link to Register:


Who: Boys and Girls in 4th through 8th Grades (or 3rd graders born in 2013)

Cost: $65.00 per child (payment will be collected in March)

Link to Register:


Who: Girls in 5th through 8th Grades

Cost: $100.00 per child (payment will be collected in March)

Link to Register:


Who: Boys in 5th through 8th Grades

Cost: $100.00 per child (payment will be collected in March)

Link to Register:


Support Catholic Education through EITC

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Ways to Save On Your Tuition

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St. Jerome Scrip Program

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Support St. Jerome on Amazon Smile:

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