St. Jerome School Weekly Newsletter
November 18th, 2020
"Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do ALL that you do with LOVE.”
St Therese of Lisieux
From Mr. Merrick
Dear St. Jerome Families,
Thank you to our students and teachers for a successful "halfway day." We had a fun time as a school community and look forward to hold the Race for Education in April. We appreciate Mrs. Carolan's hard work in putting together our lion activity and snack sale, our Home and School Association's donation of treats, and Jerome for making a special appearance today.
Our Student Council is sponsoring a pink-themed dress down day on tomorrow, Thursday, November 19th in memory of Mrs. Cimino. All proceeds donated to dress down will be donated to help fund breast cancer research.
Next Wednesday, November 25th, we will have our November School Mass at 10:00 AM. Our 7th graders will serve as our readers and will be present in the church; Mass will be live-streamed for the rest of the classes, our virtual students, and all of our families. Following the liturgy, we will recognize our Students of the Month for November; I will come around to the classrooms to present the awards before dismissal that day.
Next Wednesday is also a 12:00 PM dismissal as we begin our Thanksgiving break; classes will resume on Tuesday, December 1st. Please be mindful of the need to quarantine and go virtual due to travel; the letter from Dr. McLaughlin may be found here. Thank you for working together and keeping us informed as to travel, positive COVID-19 tests, and COVID-19 exposure. Though it is inconvenient and disheartening to have to dismiss a cohort or even have a student need to go virtual when you have chosen in-person instruction, but we appreciate everyone's cooperation to help us implement the guidelines and protocols from the health department in order to keep our students and staff safe as well as continue to provide in-person instruction.
Have a great rest of the week; St. Jerome, pray for us!
Thursday Dress Down Day
Race for Education
We are still taking donations to reach our goal of 20,000; remember that all proceeds will directly benefit the students of St. Jerome School.
- Here’s how you can help:
- Share the donation link: St. Jerome School Race for Education
- Credit Cards and Paypal: St. Jerome School Race for Education
- Cash or checks: Cash or checks made payable to St. Jerome School can be sent into school with a student, dropped off at the main office, or handed in at the rectory scrip counter.
Home and School November TV Raffle
Christmas Cookie Kits
Home and School Popcorn Orders
St. Jerome Scrip Program
Support St. Jerome on Amazon Smile:
Virtue of the Month for November: Stewardship
Student Health Reminders
Our reopening plan calls on every member of the school community to support our values of mutual respect, integrity, willingness to sacrifice for the common good and foster community bonds across generations. Commitment to the policies will assist in protecting the health and welfare of all members of our school community.
In an effort to keep all children safe, we ask that Parents monitor their children’s Health daily. Below are the expectations related to the health monitoring.
I attest to :
Fever of 100.4 or above,
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
Muscle or body aches,
New loss of taste or smell,
Congestion or runny nose,
Nausea or vomiting,
My child has not had any contact with anyone with COVID
My child has not traveled a location designated as a “Hot Spot
I am following all CDC recommended guidelines and limiting my/my child’s exposure to risks such as above
If any of these symptoms present, please keep your child from school and contact the school. If the symptoms are serious please seek immediate medical attention. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.
We will keep you informed if the list of symptoms, listed above, changes in any way.