Thought for the Week:

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Penguin Project practice - 3:30-5:00PM
Friday, January 25, 2019
Report cards come home
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Catholic Schools Week
Opening Mass 11:00 AM
Open House 12:00 -2:00 PM
Book Fair 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Students attending 10:00 Mass are encouraged to show their SJA pride by wearing their school uniform to Mass.
Monday, January 28, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Day
Students must bring a brown bag lunch today.
Book Fair
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Parents, Pastries, and Praise
All School Liturgy - 9:00 AM
Pastries will be served in the Olsavsky Center after Mass

Penguin Project practice - 3:30-5:00PM
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Service Daystudents may pay $1.00 to dress down 
   Money raised will be donated to Chagrin Falls Park
Dear Parents, 
     Catholic Schools Week begins with 11:00AM Mass on Sunday, January 27th. We are encouraging all of our students to attend the 11:00 AM Mass wearing their school uniform as a sign of pride for St. Joan of Arc School. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2019 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.  Many see the marvelous reality of Catholic education every day at St. Joan of Arc School.  It is seen in the dedication and integrity of our certified staff, in our pastor who believes in our school and in Catholic education. The life long values that our alumni continue to embody long after they have left our doors, and the generous spirit our volunteers bring to us every day, is what we appreciate as a 21st century Catholic school. We are grateful for our parents and for our teachers who teach the faith on a daily basis and we are grateful for the opportunity to pass on our faith to the next generation, in our homes and in our school.    
 Faith formation and a sound education-thank you for supporting our mission and choosing these two great gifts for your child at St. Joan of Arc Catholic School.  To quote St. John Paul II, The education of children and young people continues to be of fundamental importance in the Church's mission and for civil society itself. Therefore it is right that Christian parents continue to claim and support the right to a Catholic education which is truly free, in which a true religious education can be imparted, and in which the rights of the family will be properly respected and safeguarded.” 
     We have a fun filled week planned.  Please join us for our special activities!
            Monday – Teacher Appreciation Day
            Tuesday – Parents, Pastries and Praise
                                    Join us for 9:00 Mass
            Wednesday –  Service Day for Chagrin Falls Park
            Thursday – Academic Day
                                    Spelling Bee                          
                                    Academic Challenge
             Friday – Student Appreciation Day
                                    SJA Talent Show

God's Blessings,
Shelley DiBacco
Remember to "Be a Builder of God's Kingdom"

Weekend Update for CYO Basketball:
Due to the inclement weather, all CYO League Games were canceled.  There are several of our teams that still competed in their respective tournaments despite the winter storms.
The 7th Grade Boys team fell 38-32 to St. Mary's Chardon in the Corpus Christi Christmas Tournament Final. The team started slowly and fell behind 19-10 after the first quarter but they were able to come all the way back and take the lead in the fourth. The teams exchanged the lead several times in the final 4 minutes however St. Mary's was able to put together a scoring run and made several free throws down the stretch to eventually pull away. Jack Alexander was the high scorer with 8 points. The boys finished 4-1 in the tournament and each player was awarded a runner-up medal. 
The 3rd Grade Boys team was victorious as they began their first game in the St. Michael’s Tournament.  The boys beat St. Albert the Great with a score of 20-5.  Eddie Gleine and Ethan Pierre had impressive baskets and Ethan White showed up strong with a great defensive game!


St. Joan of Arc School's Open House

Please join us for Open House on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Guided school tours (including our technology center, science lab, art studio and music room), meet the faculty, students and alumni, visit information tables and the book fair, see student science fair projects, art work and more. We welcome and look forward to meeting prospective families and sharing information about our Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Our Book Fair is here!  The whole school is excited about our Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way. The Book Fair will open on January 27th and will continue through Thursday, January 31st.  At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.  In addition, you can shop online at You can contribute books to your child's classroom library.  The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. See you there!
Your child will be reminded when his or her class is visiting the fair and class visits will be
 listed on the school library page. Please feel free to come and shop with your child. 


Dine and Donate
Join us for a fundraiser to support St. Joan of Arc PTO. Come in to Burntwood Tavern at 504 E Washington Street in Chagrin Falls on Tuesday, January 29th for lunch or dinner. Bring in the flyer, which will be coming home in the Thursday envelope, to show that you are supporting the cause and to make sure that 15% of the proceeds will be donated to St. Joan of Arc PTO Fundaiser.
Dine-in or Take-out. Flyer must be present.
Please call for reservations. 440-318-1560

PTO News
The PTO hopes you can attend the St. Joan of Arc Magical Evening Out on February 9th!  You can purchase your tickets here:
Tickets are $90 per person, but if you purchase by 1/15/19 and use the Promo Code: Earlybird, you can save $5 per ticket! The evening includes dinner, open bar and a show with the famous illusionist Rick Smith, Jr.  
If you have any donations for the auction, please contact Jennifer Fritz ( or Teri Corletzi ( for drop-off instructions. 
The PTO is looking for a VP and a treasurer for next year!  If you like being involved and working with others, please contact a member of the PTO. 

Pizza and Cookie Dough Sale
Look for our upcoming Joe Corbi’s pizza/Mrs. Fields cookie dough fundraiser in this week’s Thursday envelope.  All orders are due Feb 7th and will be delivered Feb 26.
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