Saints Scoop

Mrs. Ciminera's Weekly Update

Week of January 16th

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and hopefully we are in for a quick, stress-free short week!


I am so proud of the Robotics team, they did an amazing job representing SCJN at the competition last weekend!


We have TONS of items in the Lost and Found! Here is a link to all of the items. Please take some time to look through and see if anything belongs to your child. They can come to the office to claim any items! Thank you to Mrs. Chila for organizing and taking pictures of everything!



Planning is underway for Catholic Schools Week 2023!! We know that is will be a super fun week! Once everything is set, we will send a calendar for the week! It kicks off on Sunday, January 29 with the Pancake Breakfast and Book Fair. More details are in the Home and School section below.


As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Have a fabulous week!

Virtue of the Month and Prayer Corner

Our virtue for the month of January is Fortitude. Fortitude is being brave and strong in the face of trials.


We pray that all of our school families stay safe and healthy. We pray for the Patterson, Palumbi, Gorman, Haas, Oelkers, O'Sullivan, Hand, and Haub families. We pray for Austin Beltrante, Bill Smith, Bill Tierney, and the Essery and Antell Families. We pray for Chris Turner, Bern Harwick, Jackie Goebig, Tom Fugat and Jack Wozniak. We pray for one special intention, Joe Miele Senior, Fran Iacovone, and Kelsey Conway. We pray for Sam Laurent, Michael Daly and June Vrablik. 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: Ava Wilson, Logan Hernandez, Murphy O'Donovan, Avery Ganster, Leo Werner, Hannah Rayer, Reese Rasco, Emily Adamczyk, and Lily Sheehan


Our above and beyond winners: Connor Reynolds, Vincent Burnett, Julian Frustaci, Sienna Frustaci, Patrick Cognato, Ellie Rozran, and James Italiano


Mrs. Geesey's 7th grade won a dress down day with the most Super Saint Bucks over 2 weeks! Way to go!


Note on Super Saint Bucks: Kids can earn saint bucks from any teacher or staff member for being kind, caring, respectful, etc. Each week we collect them and I pull winners from each grade band (PreK-K, 1-4, 5-8). I also choose a few Above and Beyond winners. These are students who I have noticed or other staff members have noticed going above and beyond or did something super awesome. All winners receive a prize from the prize bin! Prizes range from fun little toys all the way up to breakfast sandwiches and donuts!


Keep being kind, caring, generous and respectful! I am so proud of all the SCJN students!! Thank you for encouraging this kindness and respect at home as well.

Home and School News


Sunday, January 29 = SCJN's PANCAKE BREAKFAST

We are excited to bring back SCJN's Pancake Breakfast to kick off Catholic Schools Week!


We hope your family can join us on Sunday, January 29 for the following:

  • CYO Mass at 9:00am
  • Breakfast in the cafeteria from 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Book Fair in The Life Center from 9:00am-11:00am
  • Spiritwear Sales in the front lobby
  • Open House for our current families to see your child(ren)'s classrooms from 9:00am-11:00am

Please see the attached flyer for more information and use the google form to register for the breakfast:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf76uEkWTp7pAJy0B79CKKVtfjW9Ui4ZuOfr1YDaKjLzhQEnw/viewform


A big thanks to The Lavelle Family for hosting this fun event for our SCJN Families!


Please be sure to add these other exciting events to your 2023 calendar:

  • Thursday, February 16: Mom's Night Out in Ardmore
  • Saturday, March 4: Quizzo Night @ SCJN (Parents Only)
  • Friday, March 10: Father/Daughter Dance @ SCJN
  • Saturday, March 11: Mother/Son Event

Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!



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 this school year. Be on the lookout for more information directly from your party host in advance of the timeframes noted below.


For additional information, feel free to contact Ann Zeller at annwoz@gmail.com or 215-668-5191.


Parties remaining for the 2022-2023 school year include:




  • Pre-K4 (May 12th) - The Penza Family
  • 2nd Grade (Feb 11th) - The Furia Family
  • 4th Grade (TBD) - The Rayer Family
  • 5th Grade (February 3rd) - The Barrickman Family
  • 6th Grade (Jan 27th) - The Galia Family
  • 8th Grade (TBD) - The Russo Family


Thank you to The Fitzgerald (Pre-K3), Weber (Kindergarten), Shaknis (1st Grade), Keleher (3rd Grade) & Callan (7th Grade) Families for hosting your class parties!



Home and School Website

Be sure to check back here often for the most up-to-date information:

https://sites.google.com/view/scjnhomeandschoolassociation/home


Junk Removal Give Back-See flyer in Forms Section for more information!


We are excited to announce a partnership with Main Line Junk Removal out of Havertown. Main Line Junk launched a Community Give Back Program where they will donate 10% of all invoices back to us! Main Line Junk specializes in bulky furniture removal or donations, garage / shed cleanouts and hot tub / trampoline / swingset removal. You name it, they can probably help you get rid of it! This initial promo comes at a great time to get that unwanted stuff out of your house before the Holidays (Or after!). Give them a call today at 610-995-6131or go to mainlinejunk.com/donate and be sure to mention our code "SCJN". You can also email them at sales@mainlinejunk.com

Reminders and Important Information

-If your child is going to be absent from school, email Yay lunch at info@yaylunch.com so that you will not be charged if you ordered a lunch for your sick child.


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

Kitchen Helpers - Lunch Distribution


-Reminder: Spiritwear Dress Down Passes can only be used once per week per child!!! Thank you!


-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!! :)

Forms!

Pizza Thursday Link

Below is the link for ordering pizza and ice cream each Thursday.

Please complete form by Thursday at 8:30am. Send money to school for your whole family in an envelope or bag! Thank you! :)


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5QPDa_OO04q4awFambsPdea-HXaGHZfv-3uOBgPNTqUrxJQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Quote of the Week

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start! "