Administration- Mrs. Amanda Salovay

Email Address: principal@sjracademy.org


August 31, 2015

Dear Parents,

                Welcome! We are so excited to be back to school this year! There are many new faces within our faculty and staff this year. Our faculty is as follows: Preschool Teachers- Ileana Mohammed and Kathleen Kuzo, Transitional Kindergarten Teachers- Clair-Ann Ahner-Beecroft and Michelle Antiga, Kindergarten Teacher- Miss Andrews and Kindergarten Aide-Mrs. Delpero, First Grade Teacher- Miss deVillers, Second Grade Teacher- Miss McArdle, Third Grade Teacher- Miss Gilbert, Fourth Grade Teacher- Mrs. Eckman, Fifth Grade Teacher- Mrs. Klein-Newton, Sixth Grade Teacher-Miss Herman, Seventh and Eighth Grade Teacher-Miss Hebding, Computer Teacher- Mrs. Oblas, Music Teacher- Mr. Cressley, Gym Teacher- Mrs. Moore.

                Due to declining enrollment in 8th grade, 7th and 8th grade will be combined this year. I am still looking for a part-time Math Teacher to teach 7th and 8th grade Math. The position would be daily for about three hours in the morning. All applying for the position would need to be certified in Middle School Math.

                Mrs. Craft is our new Cafeteria Manager she will be taking the position that Miss Green held within the building. There are some changes within the lunch program this year. Our Hot Lunch Program will be ordering out to the vendors on Wednesdays and Fridays. Also, Soft Pretzel Day ($0.50 per ) will now be on Tuesdays. We are asking for any parents that would be able to offer help during lunch time (11:30-1:00pm) to please contact Mrs.Craft. (cafeteria@sjracademy.org)

                We added several air conditioners throughout the building. Each classroom from K-8th grade now has an air conditioner. Also, the auditorium and stage is equipped with air conditioners. The stage was remodeled over the summer months and now has drop ceiling, new classroom lighting, new stage lighting, electrical outlets and two ceiling fans. The side curtains were taken down and back curtains will be replaced. The blue steps leading up to the stage have railings on each side.

                Our website received a makeover as well. Please visit our website, sjracademy.org to check it out! All families have the choice to pay for certain things through Paypal. The “Payment Center” on our website has access to all your payment options. We will be adding more payment options within the next few days. Please try to use our website as one of your main resources. We do post the school calendar and lunch forms on the website among other important paperwork.

                A packet of paperwork is being sent home to you today. Please don’t let it become overwhelming. There are papers within the packet that need to be completed and returned to the office and there are papers that are placed in the packet to inform you about several of the programs available at school. Please send the completed paperwork back to school as soon as possible.

                As always, I am here for you. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year.

                                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                            Mrs. Amanda Salovay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Summer Camp Program

The Summer Camp Program will be provided throughout the summer months for Preschool-8th grade students. The daily schedule will be Monday through Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm. A snack and drink will be provided each day but lunch will need to be packed and sent in daily. When we receive your interest form, we will send you the Summer Calendar with all activities and events listed. Also, we will send you all the necessary forms that would need to be completed.

The cost of the program is $20.00 per day/per child.

Payment will need to be made on a weekly basis. Payment for the week will need to be made every Monday in order for your child to continue to attend the program throughout the summer.

Please indicate if you would need before care (8:00am-9:00am) and/or after care (3:00pm-4:30pm) on the bottom of this form.

There is a limited number of available seats for the program. Please make sure you return the bottom portion of this form as soon as possible.

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Parent Name: __________________________________________

Student Name: _________________________________________

____ I would like my child to attend the Summer Camp Program.

                   _____ 5 day program                         _____ 3 day program

____ I will need before care.

___ Monday  ___ Tuesday  ___ Wednesday ___ Thursday  ___ Friday

____ I will need after care.

___ Monday  ___ Tuesday  ___ Wednesday  ___ Thursday ___ Friday

 *If you would like your child to attend certain days, that is available. When you receive the calendar, you will be able to indicate what days your child will attend.

January 13, 2015

Dear Parents,

            Happy New Year to all!! This month is filled with many activities to support and celebrate our Catholic School.

            Mid-Term Exams will begin Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and end Friday, January 17, 2015. Please make sure your child observes bedtime and eats a well-balanced breakfast throughout that week. Also, teachers will be conducting the Protecting God’s Children Catechesis within their classrooms throughout this week.

            School will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Early Dismissal (12:30pm) on Friday, January 30, 2015.

            Our Second Annual Polar Plunge will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015, registration begins at 9:30am. Please consider participating in the event, whether you register as a “Plunger” or a “Chicken”. Also, I have promised the students that I will plunge into the water if they are able to raise over $10,000 in pledges. I know they can do it!! I have sent home the pledge information, if you would like the registration form or more information, please visit our website, www.sjracademy.org and click on the “Polar Plunge” tab. Hope to see you all there!!

            Catholic Schools Week will be Sunday, January 25, 2015-Saturday, January 31, 2015. Once again, we have a week packed full of special activities and fun for all! Attached is the copy of the Catholic Schools Week Agenda and also a sign-up sheet for Soup Night. Please complete and return the sign-up sheet ASAP. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, we will hold Crazy Socks Day. The students are encouraged to wear a pair of crazy socks and also donate a pair of socks. Please send a pair of socks (children sizes) with your child to school that day. We will be donating the socks that are collected to Family Promise of Carbon County. On Thursday, January 29, 2015, we will hold Soles4Souls Day. Please send in any OLD SHOES that your family and friends have no use for anymore and at least a $1.00 donation to aid in shipping costs. The students will have the opportunity to collect and pack the shoes for this organization. For more information about the organization please visit their website, http://soles4souls.org/.

            Registration is open for the 2015-2016 school year. Please encourage and welcome any parents that you know to come visit our school during our Open House, Sunday, January 25, 2015. All transfer students that register during the Open House will receive 50% off the registration fee.

            Thank you for all your support!!

November 4, 2014

Dear Parents,

                The leaves are blowing off the trees and the temperature is beginning to drop; SJRA is booming with tons of wonderful and exciting things going on within the classrooms!  I have a couple reminders for our parents as the temperature begins to drop. Please make sure that your child wears the appropriate uniform. As of Nov. 1st, all shorts are not to be worn. Also, please keep in mind that your child stands outside in the morning before the bell rings and goes outside for recess throughout their day. Please make sure they wear the appropriate attire for the weather and temperature. If your child does not have the appropriate attire for the temperature outside, they will not be permitted to go outside for recess or any other activities.

                The Before-Care and After-Care Program have been running very smoothly. Please keep in mind that the Before-Care Program runs from 7:00am-8:00am every morning. Please do not drop off your children before 8:00am if you do not want to be charged for Before-Care. Normal drop off time is between 8:00-8:25am. With the future inclement weather in mind, please make sure to check the TV Stations and Facebook when we have any type of delay. If the delay is weather related, I will post “NO BEFORECARE” to let you know that there will not be any Before-Care that morning. Please do not try to drop off your child at school any earlier than a half hour before school would begin. For example, if we have a 2-hour delay, the drop off time would be 10:00-10:25am because school would begin at 10:30am.

                When there is any inclement weather that would affect our school day I will post the changes on many stations. The stations that SJRA use are: WFMZ, Blue Ridge TV 13, and WNEP 16. I will also try to remember to post any changes on our Facebook page as well! If you receive an “ALL CALL” from the ALERT NOW SYSTEM via Jim Thorpe School District, SJRA follows any direction given for LB MORRIS CAMPUS. If the ALL CALL message is district-wide, SJRA follows the district delay or closing. For example, you might receive an ALL CALL for an Early Dismissal due to weather conditions; SJRA will follow the Dismissal time that is stated for LB MORRIS CAMPUS.

                Parent-Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching! Please be prompt for your scheduled conference. There will be seats outside the door of the classroom for you to sit as you wait for your time. Each conference is allotted 15 minutes, please be mindful of that time limit. If you feel that you would like more time to speak to your child’s teacher, please let the teacher know and they will set up a phone conference or schedule another time to meet with you.

Wednesday, Nov. 12th- FULL DAY OF SCHOOL: Conferences 3-8pm

Thursday, Nov. 13th- EARLY DISMISSAL (Walkers-12:25pm, Bus-12:30pm) Conferences 1-8pm

Friday, Nov. 14th- EARLY DISMISSAL (Walkers-12:25pm, Bus-12:30pm)

                If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact me as soon as possible so I can address them. I am always here to listen and provide any support that you might need.

                                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                                Mrs. Salovay

NOVEMBER DATES:

CYO Dance- Friday, November 7, 2014

Gift Card Bingo- Sunday, November 9, 2014

Veteran’s Day Singing at St. Peter the Fisherman 11:00am Mass- Sunday, November 9, 2014

Report Cards Issued- Monday, November 10, 2014

Veteran’s Day Program 9:00am- Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Parent-Teacher Conferences- Wednesday, November 12, 2014 3-8pm & Thursday, November 13, 2014 1-8pm

Early Dismissal- Thursday, November 13, 2014 and Friday, November 14, 2014

Polar Plunge Meeting- Monday, November 24, 2014 6:30pm

SCHOOL CLOSED- Wednesday, November 26, 2014 through Monday, December 1, 2014

SCHOOL RESUMES- Tuesday, December 2, 2014

 

DECEMBER DATES:

Kid-Sitting Night- Friday, December 5, 2014

Cookies with Mrs. Claus- Tuesday, December 9, 2014, SNOW DATE: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Santa’s Workshop- Thursday, December 11, 2014 & Friday, December 12, 2014

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM!!- Friday, December 12, 2014

CYO DANCE- Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Brunch- Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Early Dismissal- Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SCHOOL CLOSED- Wednesday, December 24, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015

SCHOOL RESUMES- Monday, January 5, 2015

Dear Parents,

            Welcome Back!! I hope everyone had a safe and fun summer! I am very excited to share with you all the exciting changes that have happened over the summer. I have several new faculty and staff members to announce for this school year. Our new 5th grade teacher is Adrian Bumbulsky, our new 2nd grade teacher is Marissa Andrews, and our janitor is Bill Solomon. Our Early Learning Program has expanded this year. Our Preschool teachers are Mrs. Mohammed and Mrs. Antiga. Our Transitional Kindergarten teachers are Mrs. Beecroft (Miss Ahner) and Mrs. Delpero. Also, we have a new Music teacher for Transitional K through 5th grade, her name is Sherilyn Jones and Mrs. Moore will be our new Physical Education teacher.

            We have a few changes to our school’s daily routine for this school year. Our 7/8th grade class will be split into two separate classes this year and as long as enrollment continues to strive within 7th and 8th grade we will be able to continue to keep the classes separated for the next several years. Mrs. Klein-Newton has been given the 7th grade Homeroom position. This year 6th,7th and 8th grade students will rotate between Miss Herman (Religion and Science), Mrs. Klein-Newton (Reading, English, and Spelling) and Miss Lawler (Math and Social Studies). Our new Music teacher will teach Trans K-5th grade and Mrs. Salovay will teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Music class.  Each teacher will teach Art to their students within their classroom. Mrs. Tracy Moore will be teaching Gym class on Fridays. Mrs. Vincent, our school nurse, will be in the Nurse’s Office every Tuesday. The students need to continue to enter the Nurse’s Office through the entrance that is located in the back of the cafeteria.

            We have made several improvements to our school building throughout the summer. The boy’s bathroom, located on the first floor, received a complete makeover. The bathroom partitions were completely removed and replaced with new heavy duty partitions, the pipes within the bathroom have been insulated, and the walls have been stripped and painted.  We have created a Media Center on the third floor in the room next to the auditorium. The Media Center will contain at least five computers, a laser jet printer, a projector, art supplies, resource books and videotapes, and 10 brand new iPads for the students to use on a daily basis. The Cafeteria received many upgrades this summer. We installed a drop ceiling, new lighting, a wall to separate the Cafeteria and Kitchen, new blinds, and refinished walls. It looks amazing! The Library has been transformed into the Transitional Kindergarten room. Any books that we were not going to keep were donated to the Dimmick Library. We installed two bulletin boards, two bulletin board doors and two whiteboard doors within the room. Can’t wait for our Transitional Kindergarten class to enjoy their new room. Also, we purchased an AED for our school through an anonymous donation. The AED is located in the first floor hallway across from the office door.

            We will be attending weekly school Mass every Thursday. The Mass times will be posted on the school calendar. All parents are welcome to attend school Mass with us and celebrate our Catholic faith.

            “Meet the Teacher Night” will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm. Please make an effort to attend this event.

            Fall Student Pictures will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Students are allowed to wear alternative clothing other than the traditional uniform.

            We will be holding a Protecting God’s Children Workshop on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm.  If you want to volunteer for any school activities, you NEED this certification in order to participate. I recommend that you attend the workshop and receive the certification so you can participate in a school function in the future.

            Thank you for your continued support and cooperation throughout this school year. I am anxious to see all the amazing things our school will accomplish throughout the year!!

Thank you and God Bless!

                                                                                                            Sincerely,

 

 

                                                                                                            Mrs. Amanda Salovay

                                                                                                            Principal

Dear Parents,

                WOW! I can’t believe that it is the end of the school year! Time does fly when you are having fun!

                First of all, THANK YOU for all of your support and cooperation this school year. Without YOU many positive things that happened this year would not have been possible. I am truly grateful for everything that YOU do to make our school a better place.

                Please keep in mind that we are offering a Summer Program for Preschool through Eighth Grade students this year. If you are interested in the Program, please contact Miss Blasko (sjragrade1@verizon.net) and she will be glad to send you the information and answer any questions or concerns.

                Over the summer we will have many things happening within the school building and also the community. We will be holding a “Summer Bash” at Memorial Park (more information will be sent home) and we will participate in the National Night Out Celebration at Memorial Park as well. The school building will be utilized by our Preschool Summer Program, our K-8 Summer Program and WCC Program. We will be cleaning, maintaining, and updating several things throughout the school building this summer. I can’t wait for all of you to see the updates that will be completed by the beginning of the next school year.

                SJRA will be holding three Open Houses throughout the summer months. The Middle School Open House will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The Elementary School Open House will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. An All School Open House will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am. If you know of any families that would be interested in touring our school and speaking with the teachers and myself; please share these dates and times with them. If for some reason they are unable to attend the Open Houses, please have them contact the school office to schedule a private tour.

                I am sending home a School Questionnaire to each of you. I would really appreciate if you would take the time to complete the survey and return it to school as soon as possible. I am asking for your thoughts. I am going to use your responses to guide any changes that will need to be made for the upcoming school year.

                IMPORTANT DATES:

Tuesday, June 3rd: Talent Show 1:15pm (PARENTS PLEASE JOIN US!)

Wednesday, June 4th: 3,4,5th grade Field Trip

Thursday, June 5th: Last day for 8th grade, Early Dismissal 12:30pm, 8th gr. Graduation 6:30pm

Friday, June 6th: BLUE AND GOLD DAY, Last day for Kindergarten, Early Dismissal 12:30pm, Kindergarten Graduation 6:00pm

Monday, June 9th: NO KINDERGARTEN, Early Dismissal 12:30pm

Tuesday, June 10th: NO KINDERGARTEN, LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Closing Exercises) 10:00am

I hope your summer is full of laughter and joy!

                                                                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

               

                                                                                                                                                                                Mrs. Amanda Salovay


March 18, 2014

Dear Parents,

            The first day of spring is almost here! I can’t wait! I’m sure all of you are ready to enjoy many outdoor activities.

            Due to the extreme amount of snow days that we accumulated over the winter months, the daily school day will be altered to make up instructional hours lost. Beginning Monday, March 24th, students will be required to report to school at 8:15 am. If your child reports to school after 8:20 am, your child will be marked late on that day. This change will apply for the rest of the 2013-2014 school year. I have contacted all the school districts/bus companies to make them aware of the change. Please understand if the bus does arrive late, your child will NOT be marked late on that day.

            Anyone interested in scholarship funds for the 2014-2015 school year needs to complete an application on FACTS by April 15, 2014. Information about the online application is available on our school website. (sjracademy.org)  We are holding two FACTS Nights in the school library, Wednesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 26th. If you are unable to attend either of the dates and would still like assistance with the process, please contact the school office and we will schedule an appointment with you.

            During the season of Lent our students will be receiving the Sacrament of Penance. Reconciliation is scheduled for: 6,7,8th grade- March 20th, 3rd,4th grade- March 24th, 5th grade- March 27th. Also, the students will be participating in the Stations of the Cross every Friday afternoon (2:15 pm) in Church.

            IOWA Testing will be Monday, March 24th - Friday, March 28th. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast throughout the week.

            Our annual Tricky Tray will be held Sunday, April 6th. Please come and enjoy the time with our school families and friends.

            We are going to be scheduling Spring Conferences. Each teacher will be sending home information about your Spring Conference. Spring Conferences are a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss his/her strengths and weaknesses of the year and to discuss concepts that could be approved upon over the summer months.

                                                                                                            Sincerely,

 

Upcoming dates are listed on the back side of this letter.

 

                                                                                                            Mrs. Salovay

Upcoming Dates:

Report Cards Issued: Tuesday, April 8th

Marian Rock Mass 9:45 am: Thursday, April 10th (St. Joseph Church)

HSA Meeting 6:30 pm: April 14th

FULL DAY OF SCHOOL: April 16th

EARLY DISMISSAL 12:30 pm: April 17th

SCHOOL CLOSED: April 18th

SCHOOL IN SESSION: April 21st (Full Day)

Iron Pigs Field Trip (K-8): April 29th

May Crowning 9:00 am: May 9th

February 10, 2014

Dear Parents,

                Thank you for all of your support and participation during Catholic Schools Week. The week was a great success and a lot of fun!!

We are hosting a “Kid-Sitting” Night on Friday, February 14th. Take advantage of a night out! Please send in the form as soon as possible. If you need another copy, we would be happy to send one home.

Bus Parents: Thursday, February 27th the buses will be leaving school about ten minutes later than normal. We will need to wait for our 7th grade students to return from Marian High School. Weatherly and Panther Valley buses will be leaving at normal times.

                Due to the several snow days that we have accumulated, there are a few changes with our school schedule.

FEBRUARY:

Monday, February 17th: SCHOOL IN SESSION (FULL DAY)    HSA MEETING 6:30PM

ALL BUS SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE: PICK UP AND DROP OFF TIMES WILL BE THE SAME

APRIL:

Wednesday, April 16th: SCHOOL IN SESSION (FULL DAY)

Thursday, April 17th: EARLY DISMISSAL 12:30PM

Friday, April 18th: SCHOOL CLOSED

Monday, April 21st: SCHOOL IN SESSION (FULL DAY)

JUNE:

WE WILL BE MAKING UP THE REMAINING SNOW DAYS THE SECOND WEEK OF JUNE. I WILL SEND YOU THE END OF THE YEAR SCHEDULE CHANGES IN APRIL.

REMINDER: The lunch staff can not warm up any lunches for any students. Please pack any food that needs to stay warm in an appropriate container. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter!

                Pizza Hut Night will be Monday, February 24th. If you would like to purchase PIZZA HUT gift cards, please send in your payment and order ASAP. We will try to keep the gift cards on hand in the office for your convenience.

                                                                                                                                                                Thank you,

                                                                                                                                            Mrs. Salovay

January 8, 2014

 

Dear Parents,

          Happy New Year to all!! This month is going to be filled with many activities to help support and also celebrate our Catholic School.

 

           Zumba Class tonight! Come support the 8th grade class tonight!! We will be holding the second Zumba class in the auditorium beginning at 7pm. All are welcome!

          Mid-Term Exams will begin Tuesday, January 14, 2014 and end Friday, January 17, 2014. Please make sure your child observes bedtime and eats a well balanced breakfast throughout that week.

          Early Dismissal (Cars/Walkers 12:20pm, Busers 12:30pm) on Friday, January 17, 2014.School will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King,Jr. Day.

          Our First Annual Polar Plunge will be held Saturday, January 25th 2014, registration begins at 9:30am. We are hoping that this event will become one of our major fundraisers that will help us raise funds for our school. Please consider participating in the event, whether you register as a “Plunger” or a “Chicken”. Also, I have promised the students that I will plunge into the water if they are able to raise pledges towards my cause. I will be more than willing to go “all in” to the water if they are able to raise over $10,000 in pledges. I know they can do it!

I will be sending home a trifold brochure to every family, please try to get at least one person to register for the Polar Plunge. Also, if you would like more copies of the Registration Form, Pledge Form, and/or Survival Kit Guide, please let me know!!

Hope to see you all there!!

          Catholic Schools Week will be Sunday, January 26, 2014 - Saturday, February 1, 2014. Once again, we have a week packed full of special activities and fun for all!!

Attached is a copy of the Catholic Schools Week Agenda and also a sign up sheet for some of the activities that we have planned. Please complete and return the sign up sheet ASAP.

          Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will open Monday, January 27, 2014. Please encourage and welcome any parents that you know to come visit our school during our Open House!!

 

Thank you for all you do for our school!!

 Sincerely,

Mrs. Salovay

December 3, 2013

 

Dear Parents,

            I can’t believe it is the holiday season already! The beginning of the year went by so quickly and now we are in the first week of Advent.

            We are in the process of setting up a PayPal Account for the school. When we have completed the process I will send home a letter that will contain all the necessary details that you will need if you would like to use this option. The PayPal account link will be available on our website and you will be able to make payments online for everything (field trips, aftercare, tuition, etc…).

            We were planning on getting our Rosetta Stone Program running this year but ran into a couple of road blocks. But, fortunately one of our parents has years of experience teaching Spanish and has offered his services to us. Mr. Jardines will be teaching Spanish to grades 1-8 beginning Wednesday, December 4th. He will be rotating to each classroom for a 30 minute lesson each week. We are very grateful that he is able to offer his experience and talent to our school.

            Santa’s Workshop will be held on Monday and Tuesday, December 9th and 10th. If you would like your child to purchase items at the store, please send in cash/check and a list of the people that your child needs to purchase gifts for.

            Our Annual Christmas Program will be held on Friday, December 13th at 6:00 pm in St. Joseph Church. Your child needs to wear Church attire (no jeans/sneakers) and arrive at school between 5:45-6:00 pm. After the Christmas Program is completed, the students will return to school. You will need to report to your child’s classroom to pick up your child.  

            Cookies with Mrs. Claus will be held on Tuesday, December 17th. Please come join us for a great family night. All are welcome to this event. Please invite any other families that you think would be interested in attending.

            Thank you so much for all that you do for the school!! All of you are in my prayers throughout this holiday season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

                                                                                                 Sincerely,

                                                                                                 Mrs. Amanda Salovay

                                                                                                Principal

The NED SHOW visited SJRA on Monday, November 25th!

It was a great program!

NEVER GIVE UP!

ENCOURAGE OTHERS!

DO YOUR BEST!

PUMPKIN PATCH FUN!!

Had a blast with the Kindergarten, First, and Second Graders! This was the first time and probably the last time that I was buried in corn kernels. 

On the way back to school, two of our students fell asleep on the bus. They were exhausted!!

It was a great day and the students learned a great deal about many plants and animals at Unangst Tree Farm in Bath. Thank you Trudy!!

                                                                                                                                          


 September 23, 2013

Dear Parents,

            I hope the beginning of the school year has gone well for all!

I would like to remind you of the field trip policy stated in our SJRA Handbook.  “The Principal in consultation with individual teachers reserves the right to restrict and/or deny student participation on any field trip due to but not limited to poor conduct and/or unfulfilled tuition and fees to date of field trip.” The Board of Pastors has instructed me to strictly enforce this policy this year. Please make sure that your tuition payments are up to date. 

            Also, a reminder that there is a Protecting God’s Children Workshop at St. Peter the Fisherman beginning at 6:00pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. If you would like to volunteer (in any way) at the school, you must attend a course.

The Shower of Roses event is Sunday, October 6, 2013. The event will take place at The Shrine of Saint Therese beginning at 11:00am.  Student Council will have a stand at this event. For more information please search Facebook for the event.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the Fire Department will be visiting the school to review Fire Safety and Awareness with the students.

            Fall Pictures will take place on Friday, October 25, 2013. Since Friday is our Gym Day, we will move Gym to Wednesday, October 23, 2013 just for that week!!

            The October HSA Meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:30pm. Please try to attend the meeting.

            Monsignor Chizmar is offering $100.00 to any family that is involved in the registration of a transfer student. If you know of any parents that are thinking about a Catholic Education for their child, please have them call the school office and I would be glad to meet with them and give them a tour of our school building.

            Any questions or concerns, please contact the school office.

                                                                                                God Bless!

                                                                                                Amanda Salovay

                                                                                                Principal

WELCOME BACK!                                  

                                                                                      August 26, 2013 

Dear Parents,

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a safe and fun summer! As you know, there has been a change in administration for this school year. I will be the principal of St. Joseph Regional Academy. I am ready to have an AMAZING school year! Also, we have several new faculty members. Our new Kindergarten teacher is Miss Shana O’Gurek, our new Fourth Grade teacher is Miss Jordan Mertz, our new Preschool Lead teacher is Mrs. Amanda Brogan, our new Preschool Aides are Mrs. Ileana Mohammed,Miss Claire-Ann Ahner, and also assisting the Preschool is Mrs. Nancy Wallhoffer. A new member to our staff is our new Janitor, Mr. Kyle Lindermuth.

  Ms. Bernadette McGinley is our daily secretary and Mrs. Marcy Vincent is our School Nurse on Tuesday and Thursday. The students will be entering the Nurse’s Office through the entrance that is located in the back of the cafeteria.

  I would like to welcome all the families that are part of our St. Joseph Preschool Program. We are so excited to have the opportunity to be a part of these children’s developmental growth.

  There have been several changes throughout the school building this year. Please make sure to explore the school and notice all the updates and changes made when you attend the “Meet the Teacher Night.”

   “Meet the Teacher Night” is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM. Please make an effort to attend this event and meet your child’s classroom teacher.

  We will be offering several electives this school year! Your child will receive Art, Physical Education, Technology (Computers), Library, and Music classes. Most of these electives will start the second week of school and some will start by the end of September. We will be offering Rosetta Stone (Spanish Lessons) to Third grade through Eighth grade. This program will also begin by the end of September. Kindergarten through Second grade will be learning Spanish through classroom activities and lessons. Also, Sixth through Eighth grade will have in-school clubs. The clubs are Kids Of The Cross, Student Council, and Yearbook. Your child will be able to choose the club that they want to participate in and once a month the clubs will meet in the afternoon. These clubs will have specific goals and activities to work on during the time that they meet.

We will be attending weekly school Mass every Thursday. The Mass times will be posted on the school calendar. All parents are welcome to attend school Mass with us and celebrate our Catholic faith.

BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped in any way over the summer months!! Even though school was on a break, our families never once took a break!! Thank you for all your support!!

 God Bless! 

Amanda Salovay

Principal

Hello - hope everyone is having a nice summer. Here are some important dates:


August 26, 2013 - School Opens (First Day) - 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

August 30, 2013 - School Closed (Holiday Weekend)

September 2, 2013 - School Closed - Labor Day

September 3, 3013 - School Reopens


Just as a reminder, please do not drop the students off before 8:00 AM. Before Care and After Care information will be sent home the first day of school.


The school bus schedule will be posted in the Times News. The students on top of the mountain (Rt. 903) will have the same bus route and stops (St. Joe #1 - Unicorn and St. Joe #2 - Nemo). You can see that bus schedule in the Forms/Documents section of our Website. The town bus schedule will be posted in the newspaper.


Regular uniforms should be worn the first week of school (no gym classes that week).


The Kindergarten Teacher will be Shana O'Gurek

The 4th Grade Teacher will be Jordan Metz

The Pre-School Teacher will be Amanda Brogan


For any other questions you need answered before the start of school please call the school at 570-325-3186 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.


SJRA Administration