St. Jerome School Weekly Reminders

Week of August 22nd, 2022

“We aim at something better: we want to educate them, to instruct them in their duty, to teach them to practice it. To give them Christian spirit and attitudes and to give them religious habits and the virtues possessed by a good Christian and a good citizen.”

St. Marcellin Champagnat

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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 & 11:00 AM. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered on Saturdays from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM or by appointment.

*Welcome back Lions! We are excited to welcome our new and returning families to the 2022-2023 school year at St. Jerome! This is the first reminders email for the year; it will be sent every Sunday from now until the end of the school year. This Wednesday, we will send our Back to School Newsletter and resume our weekly Wednesday newsletters.

*All are invited to our Back to School Social on Monday, August 29th from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Please see the graphic below for details.

*We are busy preparing for the upcoming school year. Our teachers are working hard to prepare their classrooms, St. Lucy School is getting settled, and we are having carpeting installed in the St. Jerome School offices this week. We have accomplished a lot this summer (and are working on putting the finishing touches on everything); we look forward to seeing you all soon.

*School Supply Lists may be found here on the school website.

*Please remember to pack a snack and lunch each day and that we are starting school this year with full days (7:35 AM-2:35 PM). 1st-8th grade start on Tuesday, August 30th. Pre-K and Kindergarten start classes on Thursday, September 1st. The summary calendar may be found here.

*Morning Drop Off is from 7:20 AM until 7:35 AM. Staff members will be available to help direct the students to their classrooms. Dismissal is at 2:35 PM. Drop off and pick-up procedure reminders will be in Wednesday's newsletter.

*Pre-K and Kindergarten orientation are being held on Tuesday, August 30th (9:00 AM-10:00 AM or 10:00 AM-11:00 AM) or Wednesday, August 31st (10:00 AM-11:00 AM or 1:00 PM-2:00 PM. You may select the day and time that is most convenient for you.

*Information about the CARES Before and After School program may be found here. The CARES Registration form may be printed here. It will also be available at Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation as well as sent home the first week of school to 1st-8th grades. For CARES questions, please contact Mrs. Kennedy:

*Mrs. Carolan has made First Day of School signs for each grade. The file is here so that you can print them out and use them to take first day photos. Copies will also be available at the social on Monday, August 29th. You are invited to share any first day photos (and other photos throughout the year) with Mrs. Carolan: for inclusion on the school website, social media, and the yearbook.

*We have a limited number of extra yearbooks left for sale at 25.00 each on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in purchasing one, please call or email Mrs. Bacanskas in the main office. Cash, check, or Venmo (@sjsphila) are accepted. If using Venmo, please make sure to specify your child's name and that you are paying for the yearbook.

*The St. Jerome Festival is scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2022. We look forward to an afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship! The Festival Committee is in need of more volunteers to help with this great event. If you are interested in helping with the planning of the St. Jerome Festival, please contact for more information.

*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.

*Have a great week and enjoy the rest of your summer vacation!

Back to School Social: August 29th

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