Thought for the Week:

Upcoming Events:

Friday, January 25, 2019
Student Appreciation Day

Free pizza lunch for all students!!
Students may dress down
Board Games - 9:15AM
Academic Challenge - 10:00AM
SJA's Got Talent - 1:30PM

     Please feel free to join us for these activities.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Mass - 9:00AM
Dear Parents, 
     During Catholic Schools Week, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Frank O’Linn, sent a congratulatory letter and service pin to five of our teachers who have marked milestones in years of service to Catholic education in the Diocese of Cleveland.  Samantha Converse, our Kindergarten teacher, Nate Luengo, our 8th grade teacher and Caitlin Bias, our second grade teacher, were all recognized for five years of service.  Our school Media Specialist, Gina Huber, was recognized for ten years and our 7th grade teacher, Nancy Ball, was honored with a pin for her twenty years of service in the Diocese of Cleveland. We thank them for her faith-filled dedication to the work of Catholic education.  And we thank our good and loving God for blessing St. Joan of Arc School with their ministry!
“Teaching has an extraordinary moral depth and is one of man’s most excellent and creative activities, for the teacher does not write on inanimate material, but on the very spirit of human beings.”
      We congratulate our Science teacher, Mr. Nieves, our English teacher, Mr. Luengo, and the 6th, 7th and 8th graders for a great Science Fair.  The winners were:
            In 6th grade:
                        1st Place – Molly Fitzmaurice and Kara Morad
                        2nd Place – A.J. Panzica and Hunter Franklin
                        3rd Place – Grady Toohig and A.J. Gildone
            In 7th grade:
                        1st Place – Colm Matheney
                        2nd Place – Lizzy Alexander and Margaret    
                        3rd Place – Camden Vogley         
            In 8th grade:
                        1st Place – Damian Cleveland
                        2nd Place – Aidan Tripodo
                        3rd Place – Abby Romanini
            Grand Prize Winners:
                        1st – Elle Wearsch
                        2nd – Cecelia Mascia
                        3rd – McKenna Morgan
     We are very excited about our St. Joan of Arc Magical Evening Out on February 9th! The committee has once again planned an incredible event.  All the proceeds from this event will be used to improve the education and learning environment of our students.  It is not too late to attend.  All are welcome!  We are proud of our school and our parish and we are happy to be able to share this fun event with you!

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

Weekend Update for CYO Basketball: 
7BB: In the most recent game of the St. Dominic Tournament, 7th graders, Camden Vogley (11), Holden Kajfasz (10) and Jack Alexander (7) led the offense but double-digit turnovers stopped the boys from pulling the game out in the end. The 42-36 loss puts them in a must win situation for their final round-robin game. 
Saturday's regular season game was more kind to the team as they topped Notre Dame Elementary School (NDES) on their home court 37-21. A well contested game was turned in their favor when Camden Vogley (8 points) stole a pass and hit a twisting three-pointer at the halftime buzzer. The boys started the 3rd quarter strong and Clay Bittner stopped any hope NDES had when he swished an 18-foot 3rd quarter jumper and put the game out of reach for NDES. Leo Fonash (7 points), Connor Romanini (6 points) and Colm Matheney (4 points) paced the scoring while Jack Alexander and Holden Kajfasz drove the offense combining for 7 assists. 
3BB: In a regular season game against, our 3rd grade boys, led by a ferocious defense of Charlie Panzica, Eddie Gleine, Brooks Kler, Tripodo showed great ball control the entire game.  Henry Strekal and Nathan Majors contributed in a major was by setting picks and movement away from the ball allowing Joey Holmes and Ethan White to get buckets. 16 buckets to 14 buckets! SJA came out on top!
The 5th grade boys played a tough game on Saturday coming up just short losing 29-25. The boys were down 12 points going into the 4th quarter and battled back in a very exciting game. The Crusaders were led by Christian Bittner with 10 points. Also contributing were Pierce Brown with 6, Massimo Beatrice with 4, Aiden Insana with 3 and Jimmy Geralis with 2. Canyon Yeager, Ryan Panzica, Drew Arslanian, Max Stefano and Owen Cunningham also played very well. 
The 6th grade boys were short-handed with just 6 players available for their matchup against a big and physical St. John Vianney team. The Crusaders had to play from behind the entire game until 3:20 remaining in the 4th when AJ Gildone hit his 1st free throw to capture the lead for good.  The lead was extended to as many a 5 points and St. Joan held on to win it 21-19 thanks to aggressive defense in the full court press by Peter Spellacy and Charlie Eibler down the stretch.  Slater Schoaf led the team in scoring with 10, followed by AJ Panzica with 6.  All 6 players ended the game with points as Nolan Gellin scored his first of the season after being out for the last two games.
Good Luck to all of our Crusader Hoopsters as they continue competing in some amazing tournaments!
Other Scores:                                                             SJA – Opponent
1/27/2019       4BB vs. St. Gabriel                                        5-22
1/26/2019       5BB vs. St. Paschal                                       25-29
1/26/2019       6BB vs. St. John Vianney                             21-19
1/27/2019       8BB vs. Archbishop Lyke                              29-11
1/27/2019       HSB-10th(Kale) vs. St. Francis of Assisi      43-48
1/26/2019       HSB-12th(Wiberg) vs. St. Francis of Assisi  41-58
1/26/2019       4GB vs. St. Paschal                                       10-6
1/26/2019       5GB vs. St. Benedict                                     24-6
1/26/2019       7GB vs. St. Gabriel                                       17-30
Best of Luck this weekend to all SJA Hoopers!  Our St. Joan of Arc Gymnasium will be busy again this weekend hosting many games.  Please consider helping with concessions!
2/2/2019         7BB vs. St. Dominic                                     9:00 a.m.
2/2/2019         7GB vs. St. Francis of Assisi                       11:00 a.m
2/2/2019         5GB vs. St. Francis of Assisi                       12:00 p.m.
2/3/2019         4BB vs. NDES                                               1:00 p.m.
2/3/2019         3BB vs St. Francis of Assisi                          3:00 p.m.
Best of luck to the following teams on their away games in the coming week:
2/2/2019         5BB vs. St. Mary Chardon @ St. Mary Chardon     9:00 a.m.
2/2/2019         HSB-10th(Princic) vs. St. Mary Assumption @ Lost Nation 2:00 p.m.
2/2/2019         HSB-10th(Kale) vs. Gesu @ Lost Nation                12:00 p.m.
2/2/2019         HSB-12th(Wiberg) vs. SS. Robert William @ Lost Nation 5:00 p.m.
2/2/2019         4GB vs. St. John Vianney @ Immaculate Conception    10:00 a.m.
2/3/2019         6BB vs. St. Gabriel @ St. Mary Chardon                3:00 p.m.
2/3/2019         7BB vs. Our Lady of the Lake @ Gilmour              2:00 p.m.
2/3/2019         8BB vs. Our Lady of the Lake @University School           1:00 p.m.
2/3/2019         8GB vs. Communion of Saints @ Gilmour                       3:00 p.m.


Student Appreciation Day Lunchroom Reminder          
In honor of Student Appreciation Day tomorrow, all students are invited to receive a FREE pizza lunch. We do ask, however, that you preorder so we have an idea of how many pizzas to order.

Due to the cold days, the Book Fair will be held over until Tuesday.


The LAST DAY to purchase auction tickets is TUESDAY, February 5th! 


Raffle Tickets still available for ONE YEAR FREE TUITION and $1,000, $500, and $250.
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