Thought for the Week

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Parent/Teacher Conferences - 3:30-8:00PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Parent/Teacher Conferences - 3:30-8:00PM
Skating Party 6:30-8:30PM
Friday, November 9, 2018
NO School
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Mass - 9:00AM
Dear Parents,
      Calling all actors and actresses to a special theatre experience.  Come and join the Penguin Project!!   This spring, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit will unfold as St. Joan of Arc School, Chagrin Valley Little Theatre and the Penguin Project come together to perform a modified version of the well-known play, “The Wizard of Oz”. Our production will be quite unique, however, because all of the roles will be filled by children with developmental disabilities. The Penguin Project, founded by Dr. Andrew Morgan, focuses on giving children with disabilities the chance to experience musical theatre in all its glory! It provides a beautiful opportunity for children with and without special needs to work together towards one common goal: show business.   The Penguin Project is open to any individual ages 8 to 22 with a disability. This includes children with cognitive, learning, motor, hearing and visual impairments, genetic disorders, and neurological disorders.  The Penguin Project utilizes a “peer mentor” system, linking each young artist with an age-level peer, in grades 5 - 12, who does not have a disability. The peer-mentors work side-by-side with their partners, assisting them throughout the entire rehearsal process and on stage.  If you are interested in joining the Penguin Project, either as a peer mentor or an actress or actor, please join us in the Olsavsky Center for the Penguin Project Kickoff Meeting on Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM.  We will be presenting the musical “The Wizard of Oz” on April 13th and 14th . This is a great way to live out our mission.  For more information, contact us at or 440-247-6530.
     The St. Joan of Arc Student Council  is running a  “Coin War” to benefit Chagrin Falls Community Park. Each classroom has received a jar to collect change and students are asked to bring in change throughout the week.  Students are having a great time "sabotaging" other classes!  The classroom with the highest total will win a dress down day.  Tuesday, November 13th, is the final day to bring in change.
Important Dates to Remember:
November 16 – PTO Meeting – 8:45 in the Rectory Basement
                          Dads Do Lunch – 11:45
November 21 – Thanksgiving Vacation begins
November 22 – Thanksgiving Day
November 26 – Classes Resume

God's Blessings,
Shelley DiBacco

Remember to "Be a Builder of God's Kingdom"

Dear SJA Parents,
The coin war had been a huge success.  The money raised will greatly help the Chagrin Falls Community Park.  The competition ends on Tuesday, November 13 so be sure to bring in more coins.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.
Thanks you,
Student Council

Lunch Help
St. Joan of Arc School is still looking for two full-time Lunch/Playground monitors. This is a paid position requiring a year-long commitment.  If needed, this could be a position split between two people, someone to work MWF and another TTh.  If you are interested in becoming a monitor or if you know of someone else who may be interested in these positions, please contact Shelley DiBacco at or 440-247-6530.


The deadline for the KIDSTUFF coupon book is tomorrow!  Please return the book or your payment by tomorrow, November 8th.  Saint Joan of Arc does keep 50% of the proceeds. Thank you for your support!

Let’s Skate this Thursday, 11/8! 
The November skating party, hosted by 5th and 6th grades, is this Thursday, 11/8 from 6:30-8:30.... Let’s Skate and be Thankful!! 
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we will be collecting food items at the door for the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center. Donation requests include stuffing, chicken broth, canned vegetables (green beans, corn, yams), gravy, cranberry sauce, and boxed cake & icing. 
All skaters who donate will receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet to wear around the rink. 

Our next PTO meeting is Friday, November 16th at 8:45 in the rectory basement. All are welcome! Dads Do Lunch is also on Friday, November 16th - we hope to see you there!

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