Saints Scoop

Mrs. Ciminera's Weekly Update

Week of March 13

Happy St. Patrick's Day Week! It is always a fun week at school with lots of green! Today the kids were treated to Irish Dancers who happen to be SCJN students! It was so much fun to see them dance and listen to Irish music.

On Friday, we will have a St. Patrick's Day dress down!! Please come in your best St. Patrick's day or green attire. Kindergarten and first grade may dress down on Thursday!

PreK to first graders are are OFF from school on Friday due to spring conferences.

A big congratulations to the Hurtado Family who welcomed their newest addition, Isabel Louise Hurtado last week! Big sister Sienna is over the moon excited to finally welcome her first sister to join her and her 2 younger brothers! We wish the Hurtados all the best and are praying for them and their new bundle of joy!

We have been talking about this for over a year and next week is the week. On Tuesday afternoon, our Middle States team will arrive. We will welcome three members of the team who will be with us from Tuesday after school through Friday at dismissal. They will visit classrooms, meet with groups of students, talk with teachers, parents, home and school, and other parish staff. We are very ready for their visit and very excited to show them our amazing school! I will update you once they give us their report. I am so thankful to our awesome teachers for their endless amount of work and time they have put into this self study. It has been a great process. We will all have a NOON dismissal next Friday, March 24!

Next Tuesday March 21, we will celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by Rocking our Socks!! Please wear your coolest most colorful socks that day to celebrate the diversity that makes us beautiful! Can't wait to see all your socks!

Title 1 Surveys for PreK 4 to 8th grade are due FRIDAY! PLEASE be sure to fill them out and send in to me by Friday. I really appreciate it!

The 5-8 graders are attending 8:00 Mass once a week on Wednesdays. We rotate the grades each week, you will receive a schedule or reminder from your child's teacher when it is their day to attend Mass. We appreciate you doing your best to get them there in time for Mass, I know it is not always possible and that is ok!

It is hard to believe we are in the third trimester already!! Report cards will be available to view on OptionC on Friday at 3:00. Please take time to review it with your child. Feel free to reach out to your child's teacher with any questions or concerns.

Please be mindful that the school day begins at 8:10AM. Anyone who arrives after that is marked late.

The 8th grade class has come up with a super fun fundraiser for Easter!! Please see the attached flyer for information on Egg My Yard! Here is a link to a form to fill out and have the 8th grade egg your yard the day before Easter, Saturday April 8.

Thank you to the 8th grade for organizing such a fun event!

Believe it or not, Grandparents/Special Friends Day is right around the corner on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:00am. We will send more details as it gets closer, but please complete this survey so we are prepared for our wonderful guests. I ask that you complete the form whether or not your child is coming to school that day. Some people are having a difficult time filling out the forms on their phones, but it has worked when using a computer. Sorry for the inconvenience! This is such a super tradition at SCJN and the best way to kick off the Easter break!

Have an amazing rest of the week!

Virtue of the Month and Prayer Corner

Our virtue for the month of March is Respect. Respect is recognizing the dignity of all people!

We pray that all of our school families stay safe and healthy. We pray for the Abbonizio, Wesner, Vander Neut, Alessandroni, and Stauffer families. We pray for Lily Walker, Ryan Tobin, Austin Beltrante, Billy Brosko, Bill Smith, and Bill Tierney. We pray for the Clancy, Cahill, Essery and Antell Families. We pray for Chris Turner, Jackie Goebig, Tom Fugat, Bill Garrity, and Jack Wozniak. We pray for two special intentions, David Foley, 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: Olivia Milani, Cole Hallinan, Isla Haas, Alex Isselmann, Aubrey Ganster, Aine McGarrigle, Grey McCloskey, Isabel Schoonyoung

Our above and beyond winners: Will Reno, Alex Rasco, George Carroccio, George Zameska, Lucas Glen, Isla McCahon, Elise DeAngelo, Mary Logan, Moira Gallagher, Abby Killeen, Charlie McGeorge, Billie Hughes

Congratulations to Mrs. Kmetz's class for winning a dress down day for having the most saint bucks!

Miss Corcoran's class won a popsicle party for having the most saint bucks in PreK-K!

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

  • A BIG THANK YOU to Becky Catterson and her volunteers for pulling off a wonderful night of dancing for our SCJN students and their dads/special guests last Friday
  • SCJN Joins the Philadelphia Union: Join the SCJN community at Subaru Park to watch the Philadelphia Union take on Charlotte FC on Wednesday May 31st @7:30 pm. Inventory is running low so make sure to secure your tickets by Tuesday, March 21st! Purchase your tickets here..
  • MOTHER/SON EVENT: Our Mother/Son Event is coming up! It will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 12-2pm. Please see the attached flyer for more details
  • WaWa VOUCHERS have SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser
  • JUNK REMOVAL GIVE BACK: Please refer to our H&S website anytime for more information (see link below.
  • COCKTAIL PARTIES: All party dates are set! Please see the updated list of dates below.

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 or 215-668-5191.

Parties remaining for the 2022-2023 school year include:

  • Pre-K4 (May 12th) - The Penza Family
  • 2nd Grade (Correction! March 25th) - The Furia Family
  • 4th Grade (March 31st) - The Rayer Family
  • 8th Grade (April 22nd) - The Russo Family

Thank you to The Fitzgerald (Pre-K3), Weber (Kindergarten), Shaknis (1st Grade), Keleher (3rd Grade), Barrickman (5th Grade), Galia (6th Grade), and 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:

Reminders and Important Information

-PreK to 1st grade is OFF on Friday, March 17 for Parent Teacher Conferences!

-If your child is going to be absent from school, email Yay lunch at 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 if they have any questions. Thank you!!

-Dress Down Passes: Dress down passes must be purchased from the school office. You can not buy just one pass. You must buy them in a book of 10 for $30.00. They are only allowed to be used ONCE a week. Some kids are using them more often, we will begin to keep track of them. This is a wonderful privilege to be able to buy these passes, please be sure you are using them correctly.


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! :)

Quote of the Week

Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before!