St. Jerome School Weekly Reminders
Week of January 30th, 2023
“Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others."
Pope St. John Paul II
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.
*This week is Catholic Schools Week! Please click here for the full Catholic Schools Week schedule of events including dress down days and activities.
*All are welcome to the 9:30 AM Mass this morning to kick off Catholic Schools Week. After the 9:30 AM Mass, the Book Fair, Catholic Schools Week Raffles, 50/50 will be available in the Church Narthex until 12:30 PM. The Uniform Swap will be open in the School Faculty Room (next to the Main Office) until 12:30 PM as well.
*We will have an open house for prospective families this morning, following the 9:30 AM Mass until 12:30 PM.
*Please join us for Winchester Wednesday, this week, from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. The Book Fair, Catholic Schools Week Raffles, 50/50, and School Apparel will be available in the Church Narthex. Haley Quinn's and Hoboken Cucina will also be serving their favorites for dinner!
*Catholic Schools Week Raffle Baskets will be displayed in the School Hall during lunch this week. Students may purchase tickets for 1.00 each. The baskets will also be displayed at Winchester Wednesday, and the drawing will be on Friday. You may also purchase tickets for students on Venmo (@sjsphila); please be sure to indicate your child's name and the number of tickets in the Venmo comments.
*Our 50/50 that we started at the Pasta Dinner will be on sale at Winchester Wednesday and pulled on Wednesday after that evening's event. 50/50 tickets may also be purchased on Venmo (@sjsphila); please indicate your name and phone number in the Venmo comments.
*The Book Fair schedule is available here. Our Book Fair is also available online from January 27th through February 9th at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stjeromeschool. Thank you for your support and we look forward to a successful Book Fair! Please email Mrs. Carolan with any questions at email@example.com.
*Fr. Reilly will celebrate our February School Liturgy at 10:00 AM on Friday. The liturgy will be live-streamed on our school Facebook page, and parents and guests are welcome to attend.
*Friday is a half day of school; dismissal is at 11:30 AM.
*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 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.
*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.
*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: www.csfphiladelphia.org/scholarship
*Virtue of the Month for February: Prudence
*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 smile.amazon.com 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.