ST. JOAN OF ARC SCHOOL NEWS
September 28, 2023
Due to expected warm temperatures through next week, we are extending the summer uniform. The winter uniform will begin on Monday, October 9th.
October is also the month of the Rosary. Our Tuesday morning assemblies will focus on the rosary, including the mysteries and our Mother, Mary. I look forward to spending this time with your children in prayer and learning as a school community.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Stacie Webster
Tuition Payments and Billing
All payment plans have been set to 8 monthly payments to be drawn beginning on October 2, with the final payment occuring on May 1.
Please send an email to Mrs. Webster:
-If your family did not receive an email from FACTS
-If you would like to adjust your payment plan
-If you believe your tuition is not correct
CYO Sports Winter Registration - Deadline Oct. 1st
Registration is now open for CYO Basketball for girls and boys in grades 3rd - 8th and high school boys.
The deadline is October 1, 2023.
See the flyer below for additional information. See the link below to register.
Picture Day Friday - 10/6
Picture Day is Friday, October 6th at St Joan of Arc Catholic School.
Save time and Preorder your photographs on the Ripcho Studio webpage before Picture Day, by clicking on the "Order Online" button below.
You can also choose to print the flyer by clicking the "Download Flyer" button below. Fill it out and return it to the school on Picture Day with your selected payment method enclosed. Flyers also went home this past week.
NOTE - Parents who have multiple children will need to place a separate prepay order per child.
We look forward to seeing your smile this upcoming Picture Day !
Chili Cook-Off 11/3
Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Holbrook Hollows, 7250 Country Ln., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
Chili Cooker: $20 per person
Chili Eater: $25 per person
Venmo: @Robyn-Lewis-1 (8058)
Check: SJA PTO
BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE; however, there will be water and a few alcoholic choices for CASH at the event.
A Note From the Music Teacher
Welcome back. We’re having a good time in our music classes!
Mark your calendars now for our Music Concerts for the year, listed below. We’re going to be having fun in our classes learning about instruments, music styles and eras, playing instruments like the recorder and ukulele, and we will become better musicians by learning music theory and performing as a group.
We will also be going on field trips to see musical performances at Playhouse Square! I’m excited about what is coming up, and can’t wait to see you again at our concerts! Have a blessed school year!
Children's Choir & Student Cantors
St. Joan of Arc Music Ministry will be forming a new Children's Choir for Parish Masses one Sunday each month at 11:00 am Mass. Students in our PSR and Day School graded 2-8 are encouraged to attend rehearsal starting Tuesday, September 19th from 4:30 pm -5:30 pm in the church with Mr. Jon Thibo, Director of Music.
Student Cantors for our Day School Masses will still meet on Wednesday right after school until 4:00 pm in the church to prepare for those weekly Masses. Students in grades 5-8 are encouraged to participate starting Wednesday, September 13th.
If you have questions please contact Jon Thibo at Mass or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A permission form will go home to be signed at the first rehearsal.
CYO Winter Sports Report Week 5
Fall temps have set in as Crusaders continue to succeed. Here is your weekly recap!
3rd/4th Grade: Coach Gillen’s pride in this group of athletes is never put to the test. They may not have gotten their way with Notre Dame, but there is no shame in their game. The way this team continues to give it their all at each practice and game is more than any coach could ask for. However, don’t be fooled by their sparkly smiles. Our Lady Crusaders are all business on the court! So, sip those pumpkin spice lattes while you support our littlest Crusaders at 10:00 am on Saturday against St. Gabriel.
5th/6th Grade: 6 and 0 and two to go! Last weekend was another commanding performance by this Crusader crew with a win over Gesu. With a combination of knee-sliding saves, sensational serves and reliable returns, these athletes claimed the victory in two. While they have officially clinched a play-off spot, the season is not over yet. Next up, these athletes will face off against St. Helen on Saturday at 2:00. Remain focused and play like a team, ladies. Teamwork is definitely making this dream work!
7th/8th Grade: The elite cardiac Crusaders had the fans' hearts pumping with the most intense competition they’ve seen so far this season. Their first match against the powerful St. Paschal’s showed our passion as they pushed it to three games. But they proved victorious in the end! As if one crazy competition wasn’t enough, these athletes held strong in back-to-back matches. The second match could have gone either way, with both sides of the court competing. However, the win went to St. Mary of Chardon that day. Straighten those crowns, Crusaders. You are still the queens of the court! Enjoy having the weekend off as you prepare for your next victory!
St. Barnabas Tackle Football: While some people are carving their pumpkins, this team is carving out victories. They went head-to-head with the mighty Mater Dei last Sunday. But our grit and grind proved persistent in the end with a 37-8 win. All the SJA young men put the power and the pressure on Mater Dei. Our 8th graders proved their presence by scoring triumphant touchdowns by both Joey Holmes and Cameron Kucinic. Cam “Sack Attack” was up to his tricks with another talented quarterback sack. Sunday Fundays are winding down, so this weekend is a great time to witness this team! Join them Sunday at 3:00 as they take the field against St. Ambrose at St. Vincent St. Mary.
Wow! What a weekend running at Forest Hill Park. It was a great race for the 6 boys we had running. Jameson Byre and Tyler Smith gutted out a 2-mile race that included the largest hill we have encountered racing this season. Both worked hard and pushed each other to an 11th-place finish for Jameson and a 13th-place finish for Tyler.
Brennen Kostura, Jack Wenham, Fulton Kler and Gabe Marcin ran a fast 1.5-mile race with great success. Brennen ran a fast time and secured 4th place. Jack, Fulton and Gabe each ate up the course, and all posted season-best and, quite possibly, personal records for the 1.5-mile distance.
Amazing performance by each of the boys that came to the race last Sunday. More to come, though! SJA CYO XC races at Gilmour Academy this Sunday.
CYO Concessions Volunteers Needed
SJA Remind APP
We are utilizing the Remind App as another means of sending out important information from the school office. This is just another form of communication and it is not mandatory to sign up.
Please follow the link below if you would like to sign up:
October Lunch & Recess Volunteers
October Lunch Menu
JotForm Pickup & Dismissal Changes
If you need to change your child’s dismissal plan on any given day from pick-up to bus or bus to pick-up, or after school activity, you may use this form. Please use a separate form for different options per student. You may put multiple children on the same JotForm for the same reason/activity. After 12:00 pm we will NOT be able to accommodate any changes to your child’s dismissal plan, unless it is an emergency. School Office (440)247-6530. DO NOT USE THIS FORM FOR STUDENT ABSENCES. ABSENCES MUST BE CALLED INTO THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
There are several upcoming trainings in our area. Please click on the link to view upcoming Virtus trainings. https://www.virtusonline.org/mytraining/live_registration.cfm
SJA 2023/2024 School Calendar
2023/2024 Family Calendar
NDCL High School Open House & Shadow Days
- Shadow Days begin at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School on September 26th! For more information about shadowing and to be able to sign up your son or daughter to be a Lion For A Day, use this link: https://www.ndcl.org/Shadowing.aspx
- Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School's first fall open house is around the corner! NDCL's first open house will be on Wednesday, October 4th from 6-8pm. For more information and to register for the full NDCL Experience, follow this link: https://www.ndcl.org/OpenHouse.asp
Fall Math Program @ St. Ignatuis
10/3: All School Mass, 9:00 am
10/6: School Picture Day
10/6: Dads Do Lunch
10/13: NO SCHOOL
10/16: NO SCHOOL
10/20: End of 1st Quarter
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School is dedicated to instill within each student a life long desire to learn, lead and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Location: 498 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, OH, USA