Mrs. Ciminera’s Weekly Update
Week of 9/11
Welcome to the first FULL week of school at SCJN! We are halfway through and it has been such a fantastic week! All the students from PreK3 to 8th grade are here and our hallways and classrooms are filled with so much joy and learning. It is the best to see!
I hope you have all been adjusting well to the routines of a new school year. I know it can be difficult but you are all doing an AMAZING job!
Thank you for continuing to be patient as we all get used to drop off and pick up! Those dropping of in K-8, please PULL ALL the way up to the sign! 4-5 cars should unload at one time. If you turn right after drop off and there is a bus, you MAY pass the bus as long as the STOP sign is not up. PLEASE continue to drive slowly. K to 8 parents DO NOT get out of their cars to help students. PreK parents may get out to help their child and walk them to the teacher. You are all doing a great job and we will be pros in no time! :)
It has been great to see new and familiar faces at our Back to School Nights. We will have our last one this Thursday for 6-8 grade with doors opening at 6:00pm for paying Home and School dues, signing up to volunteers, and purchasing Spiriwear. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to come to school to meet our amazing teachers! It sure sets everyone up for a successful year!
Tomorrow we have our very first Pizza Thursday of the year! This is a long time tradition at SCJN and one of everyone's favorites! I am so grateful to the parents and grandparents who run Pizza Thursday! Each week you will have to complete a Google Form for your child to let us know how many slices($3.00 a slice) and if they are getting ice cream($1.00). All forms are due by 8:30am Thursday morning and all money should be brought to school on Thursday as well. The link is at the bottom of the Saint Scoop, you will be able to find it there each week! Please only pay for ONE week at a time.
On Friday we will have our Opening of School Liturgy at 9:15am. After the Mass, our Student Council Leadership team along with our 4th to 8th grade Student Council and Social Justice representatives will be installed. We hope many of you can join us as we start the year off asking God to bless our school and students.
We will finish off our first week of school with a visit from the Kona Ice Truck thanks to Home and School! The ice truck will visit on Friday afternoon and all students and teachers will be treated!
There is a wonderful Family Faith event happening at St. John Neumann Church this weekend, there is more information below.
I hope you have all marked your calendars for next weekend, one of the very best at SCJN! On Friday, 9/22 we will have Pizza Bingo at 5pm (link below) and then Saturday we will have the CYO Saints Stomp at 9:00am. I will be sending out registration information for that in a separate communication.
Here is to a fabulous first week of school!! And the best school year ever at SCJN!
Our CYO fall sports season has already begun with our field hockey and volleyball teams. Our soccer and cross country teams start this weekend. Good luck to all of our teams this season. Here is this week's game schedule:
Wednesday, September 13th
3:45 p.m. - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Sacred Heart Academy (SCJN)
6:00 p.m. - JV Volleyball vs. St. Dorothy (SCJN)
7:00 p.m. - JV Volleyball vs. St. Francis (SCJN)
Friday, September 15th
4:00 p.m. - Varsity Field Hockey vs. St. Anastasia (Gauntlet Field)
5:00 p.m. - JV Field Hockey vs. St. Anastasia (Gauntlet Field)
Saturday, September 16th
9:00 a.m. - Varsity Field Hockey Shamrock Tournament (Notre Dame)
TBD - Varsity Soccer vs. St. Katharine's (Dittmar Park)
3:00 p.m. - JV Blue Soccer vs. St. Mary Magdalene (SCJN)
Sunday, September 17th
1:00 p.m. - CYO Cross Country Meet (Pope John Paul II HS)
SJN Parish News
-People of all ages are invited to SJN's Family Faith Weekend after every Mass September 16th and 17th. A wide range of items will be available to help connect with our faith and respond to life’s situations -- from coloring books to books that explore the faith, life's messy situations, and spiritual guidance. Rosaries, prayer cards and other faith-based items will also be available. Most items are offered at no cost but a free-will donation is helpful. Ministries that help us grow in faith, from Little Church School to Walking with Purpose, Men's Fellowship, Adult Bible Study and more will also be on hand. Join in this special event!
See flyer at this link: https://bit.ly/3qZ2yFc-FFW1
- Sign up here to receive the weekly email from the Parish! It is a great way to stay connected to SJN Parish and know what is going on!
-We will be bringing back the grade level Masses this year. Stay tuned for dates once they are finalized!
9/14: Pizza Thursday begins!, Back to School Night Gr. 6-8, 6:00pm, 8th Grade Parent Meeting Immediately Following
9/15: School Liturgy at 9:15am, Student Council Installation, all are welcome to join us, Kona Ice Truck 1:00pm
9/18: Morning Pretzels begin
9/20: 8th Grade Attends 8:00am Mass
9/22: Middle School High School Morning, Pizza Bingo 5pm
9/23: Saints Stomp 9:00am
9/25: YAY Grab and Go Marketplace begins at lunch, Picture Day!
9/27: 7th Grade Attends 8:00am Mass
9/28: 8th Grade Collaborative HSPT Testing
9/29: Meet our Prayer Partners
**Check out the attachment for a list of Calendar Highlights for this year along with important Back to School dates as well!
Link to school calendar here.
Reminders and Important Information
-Please be patient as we all get used to the arrival and dismissal procedures.
-Lunch has begun! Be sure to create an account at yaylunch.com so you can order lunches! Beginning on 9/25 the Grab and Go Marketplace will be open! Be sure to set up an account and create a pin number for your child.
-Visit link to flyer to sign up for Pizza Bingo! Hope to see many of you there, it is always such a FUN night! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScndaL_TfQn4GQvPK-ZIWNDQXwJv8XBkt7xwY_vBIk04G90Jg/viewform
Home and School
-We look forward to seeing 1st through 5th grade parents and 6th through 8th grade parents at the two Back to School nights being held this week. These events are for parents only and will start in the cafeteria. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Home and School will have tables set up with opportunities for you to pay Home & School dues, receive your directory, learn more about parent volunteer opportunities, CYO, and purchase spirit wear.
-Home and School sent an email out last week with a Back to School Newsletter. Please let us know if you did not receive it!
-We are looking for help at lunch time!
For weekly/biweekly sign ups:
Please click the link below to a google spreadsheet and review the first tab with "directions."
If you cannot commit to a weekly or bi-weekly, you can add yourself to the substitute list (far right tab) as there are frequent needs for substitutes. An email chain is available to request a substitute or plan for a switch in coverage.
If you have trouble accessing or filling out this form, please contact Alison Tobin who will be happy to add you to your preferred day of the week/grade.
For monthly sign ups:
If you are unable to commit on a weekly/biweekly basis but would like to volunteer for specific dates we will have a monthly form available. We would also encourage you to sign up as a substitute as mentioned above.
Drop-ins are also welcome if you are available at the last minute. This is especially helpful on rainy/cold days requiring indoor recess.
-Please see the flyer for information on the Junk Removal program, a great way to support school!
Quote of the Week
Pizza Thursday Link
Please complete form by Thursday at 8:30am. Send money to school for your whole family in an envelope or bag! Thank you! :)