St. Jerome School Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

“The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day.”

St. Gianna Molla

From Mr. Merrick

Dear St. Jerome Families,


I hope that you all had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend. This week, we are excited to welcome back our virtual lions. If you need tech support, please reach out to Mr. Dooley: tdooley@sjsphila.org. We are grateful for all of his efforts and for all that our teachers are doing to meet the needs of our in-person and virtual students.


If any families have photos of virtual learning, we would appreciate you sending them to Mrs. Carolan so that we may include them as well: acarolan@sjsphila.org.


Thank you all for your cooperation with our morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures. Please remember to pull forward in the morning and have your child ready to exit your vehicle when you stop, so that we may keep the line moving. Also, walkers need to enter through the bus entrance on Stamford Street so that we keep pedestrians away from the car traffic. We have staff members available to cross students between the two buildings.


As we adjust and fine-tune our procedures for in-person and virtual learning, we appreciate you patience as well as your support of Catholic education here at St. Jerome. Have a great rest of the week!

Meet Miss Wojton

Hello St. Jerome families! My name is Maddy Wojton and I am thrilled to be teaching second grade at St. Jerome this year! I just (virtually) graduated from Cabrini University this past spring with a degree in Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) and Special Education (PreK-8). Over the summer, I also got my certification in Grades 5 & 6! I grew up in Bucks County and received a Catholic education throughout all my years of schooling. I am very excited to share my curiosity, passion, and enthusiasm for teaching with all of my students. I cannot wait to watch my students grow and learn alongside them this year!

CARES

We are pleased to offer Before and After School CARES for our school families. For more information about registration and fees, please contact Mrs. Kennedy in the office at 215-624-0637 or ckennedy@sjsphila.org. Information is also on our website at https://sjsphila.org/cares-program.

Before School: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM

After School: 2:35 PM to 5:30 PM

Virtue of the Month for September: Faith

Believing in God and all He has revealed.

Science Explorers (Virtual for Now)

We are so excited that our first club, Beaker Brains, is right around the corner! Club begins the week of September 28th but registration closes on September 13th at 11:59pm so we recommend that all interested families sign up soon. We also are running a Flash Sale of $10 off any club registration from through September 3rd with the code STEM123. Here is the link to our registration site https://scienceexplorers.com/registration/?s=49&t=&d=&dt=&l=842.

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,

  • chills,

  • Cough,

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,

  • Fatigue,

  • Muscle or body aches,

  • Headache,

  • New loss of taste or smell,

  • Sore throat,

  • Congestion or runny nose,

  • Nausea or vomiting,

  • Diarrhea,

  • 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.

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