St. Jerome School Weekly Reminders

Week of January 23rd, 2023

Joy is very infectious; therefore, be always full of joy.

St. Teresa of Calcutta

Reminders for the Week:

*Click here for the St. Jerome Parish Sunday Bulletin; please join us for Sunday Mass each week: 4:30 PM (Saturday Vigil), 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM (Children's Liturgy of the Word), & 11:00 AM. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered on Saturdays from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM or by appointment.

*Priority registration for our current St. Jerome families, including new siblings. All that you need to do, for the upcoming school year is return the Continuous Enrollment Form either on paper or electronically here by Friday, January 27th; the registration fee will be automatically added to your SMART Tuition account and spread over three months. After January 27th, we will begin open enrollment and can not guarantee seats for next year.

*Tickets are on sale for our Family Pasta Dinner- Friday, January 27th, 2023 5-8pm School Hall. Click here for the flyer with more information. We're looking forward to a fun evening! Please make sure to get your tickets so that we can plan for food. We are still in need of a few volunteers and donations to help make for a successful and fun event. Click here for the sign up sheet:

*Fr. Reilly will celebrate our January School Liturgy at 10:00 AM on Monday. Following the Mass, we will recognize our Students of the Month for January. The liturgy will be live-streamed on our school Facebook page, and parents and guests are welcome to attend.

*On Wednesday, we will be hosting the Staff of the Office of Catholic Education and the principals from the Philadelphia North Catholic Schools for our quarterly principal's District Meeting.

*Fr. Reilly will preside over our monthly Holy Hour on Thursday from 10:15 AM until 11:15 AM for 1st-8th grades. Students are encouraged to bring in their Rosary beads as we pray the Rosary together before Benediction.

*We will have an Eagle's Shirt Day on Friday; students may wear any Eagle's shirt in place of their uniform shirt in anticipation of the NFC Championship Game next Sunday.

*February Thursday Hot Lunch Order forms and February & March Milk orders are due this Thursday.

*As one of our Catholic Schools Week service projects, each homeroom is going to assemble 2 birthday boxes --- one for a boy and one for a girl age-appropriate to their grade. Please click here for more information and the sign up sheet (you can sign up for multiple items and grades if you would like). Please note that all of the grades are on the sign up sheet, but you need to scroll to the bottom for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4. Please bring in all items by Monday, January 30th, so that we can assemble the boxes and deliver them to Catholic Social Services. If we have any extra items, we will assemble additional boxes.

*The full Catholic Schools Week schedule is posted here.

*Our Home and School Association is sponsoring a Super Bowl Block Pool; all proceeds raised benefit the students of St. Jerome School. Please click here for the flyer with more information.

*St. Jerome Church is hosting a Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday, January 28th. Please click here for the flyer with more information.

*Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia made enhancements to their scholarship application this year. They removed the 4 year limit, created a minimum

scholarship amount ($1,200), and updated income requirements. Apply for a scholarship now:

*Virtue of the Month for January: Fortitude

*Gym Day Schedule (1st-8th Grade Students Wear Gym Uniforms on Gym Day):

  • Monday: 4th, 5th, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8th
  • Tuesday: PreK-3, PreK-4, KA, KB, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

*If your child will be absent, please call school and leave a message: 215-624-0637. If your child will need to be dismissed early, please notify your child's teacher.

*If you shop at Rite Aid, you can earn rewards for St. Jerome School at no cost to you; click here for more information.

*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)!

*Our school website's Communication Page contains copies of the flyers that we send home as well as an archive of the school newsletters.

*Our school website's Calendar Page has a listing of all events on a Google Calendar.

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