St. Jerome School Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

“Father, I am seeking: I am hesitant and uncertain, but will you, O God, watch over each step of mine and guide me.”

St. Augustine of Hippo

From Mr. Merrick

Dear St. Jerome Families,


We appreciate your prayers and support for Mrs. Cimino and her family; we are grateful for her devotion to the Catholic faith as well as her many years of dedication to Catholic education including teaching here at St. Jerome School. Her arrangements may be found here. We plan to have a Mass and tribute to her this spring here at St. Jerome, and we will invite her family to attend as well.


Today is parent teacher conferences; if you have any tech questions, please be sure to reach out to Mr. Dooley (tdooley@sjsphila.org).


This Friday, the students in 1st-8th grades may wear their gym uniforms and a Halloween shirt (appropriate for school and if they would like). We are going to have a Halloween Bingo in the afternoon from 1:15 PM-2:15 PM. Mr. Dooley will send virtual Bingo cards to our Virtual Lions, through Google Classroom, so that they may play along from home. PreK and Kindergarten will also be playing bingo but should follow the dress instructions that were communicated by your child's homeroom teacher.


The St. Jerome apparel orders have arrived and are being sent home the students today. The apparel store will remain open to sell a few items including water bottles, sweatshirts, and masks. These orders close on November 15th. We will be opening a new store in November with some new products in time for Christmas including alumni shirts, winter hats, and pajama pants.


We are planning for a new date for our Race for Education. I will also recognize the October Students of the Month in their classrooms and present them with their certificates and dress down day passes. I will also call their names at the November school liturgy.


Have a great rest of the week; St. Jerome, pray for us!

Joining a Parent/Teacher Conference

How to Join Google Meet for Parent Teacher Conferences 1

Race for Education

Be on the look out for a new date for our 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.


Donations


St. Jerome Scrip Program

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Support St. Jerome on Amazon Smile:

Support St. Jerome School while shopping on Amazon; click here to designate St. Jerome as your chosen organization. Then, go to smile.amazon.com when you shop. St. Jerome will earn 0.5% of each purchase (at no cost to you)!

Virtue of the Month for October: Reverence

Showing your deepest respect for things of God

EITC Webinars

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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.