Thought for the Week:

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 9, 2019
" Magical Evening Out" - 6:30PM Pinecrest
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Mass - 9:00AM
Dear Parents, 
     With Catholic Schools Week behind us our thoughts turn to valentines, hearts and love.  We continue to instill in our students that our hearts and the love we show others, make a difference in our homes and in St. Joan of Arc School.  It is appropriate that we live this quote from St. Teresa of Calcutta this month (and always):
                        “We cannot do great things, only small things with great love.”
     In thanksgiving for your never ending support, generosity, and dedication, please find in tomorrow's Thursday envelope a small token of our appreciation. Please show your support of St. Joan of Arc School and of Catholic education by displaying this gift proudly. (please note: The Magnet Group recommends removing the magnet for occasional cleaning) 
     We congratulate our second graders who met Jesus for the first time in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  They are now one step closer to receiving Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time. May the children and their families be blessed in abundance. 
     Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winner, Aidan Tripodo.  Aidan will  represent St. Joan of Arc School at the annual Plain Dealer Scripps National Spelling Bee.  We also congratulate our Spelling Bee runner-up, Jake Romanini.

February Dates to Keep in Mind:
February 14 – Valentine’s parties
February 15 – No School
February 18 – Presidents’ Day ~ No School

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

Weekend Update for CYO Basketball: 
The 6th grade boys beat St. Gabriel 33-17 to complete a perfect 7-0 record in the regular season.  The offense was in high speed once again scoring off the tip, and they found their long-range shot dropping 6 three pointers by three different players.  Slater Schoaf led the team in scoring with 13 followed by Josh Koltas with 8 as 7 of the 8 Crusaders on hand finished the game with points.  
The 7th Grade Boys team hit a tough stretch last weekend dropping two close games. 
Saturday at the SJA gym the boys lost 34-38 to St. Dominic. The Crusaders erased a 7-point halftime deficit in the 3rd quarter but St Dominic rallied in the 4th to pull away. The Crusaders scoring charge was led by Jack Alexander (8 points) and Camden Vogley (8 points) while Holden Kajfasz (4 steals) and Connor Romanini's (5 rebounds) defense pushed the 3rd quarter comeback. 
Sunday the boys again started slowly and found themselves down 10 points after the first quarter however they turned it around and pushed the game all the way into overtime before dropping a 46-51 decision to Our Lady of the Lake. Connor Romanini (9 points) hit two pressure loaded free throws with just 7 seconds on the clock to send the game into overtime but OLL hit a late 3-pointer to seal the OT victory. Camden Vogley came out on fire and led all scoring with 17 points. Jack Alexander added 10 points and 7 rebounds. The entire team played one of their best offensive games of the season sharing the ball which showed up in their high mark of 16 assists. 
The 8th grade boys defeated Our Lady of the Lake 52-13. The boys played a strong defensive game. Scorers were Carter Kler-14 pts, Aidan Tripodo-10 points, Damian Cleveland-8, John Kellis-5, Finn Matheney/Jack Jacobs-4 pts each, Nate Kirschman/Sam Jacobs/Jake Romanini-2 pts each, and Parker Munday-1. 
Good Luck to all of our Crusader Hoopsters as they continue competing in some amazing tournaments!
Other Scores:                                                                                               SJA – Opponent
2/3/2019              3BB vs St. Francis of Assisi                                                17-4
2/3/2019              4BB vs. NDES                                                                     12-17
2/2/2019              5BB vs. St. Mary Chardon                                                   9-45
2/3/2019              8BB vs. Our Lady of the Lake                                            52-13
2/2/2019              4GB vs. St. John Vianney                                                   11-3
2/2/2019              5GB vs. St. Francis of Assisi                                              18-17
2/2/2019              7GB vs. St. Francis of Assisi                                               8-24
2/2/2019              HSB-10th(Princic) vs. St. Mary Assumption                    46-14
2/2/2019              HSB-10th(Kale) vs. Gesu                                                  31-28    
2/2/2019              HSB-12th(Wiberg) vs. SS. Robert William                       42-49
2/2/2019              HSB-12th(Brichmann) vs. St. Mary Chardon                   35-41
Best of luck to the following teams finishing up their season in the coming week.
2/9/2019              HSB-10th(Princic) vs. SS. Robert and William @ Lost Nation          12:00 p.m.
2/9/2019              HSB-10th(Kale) vs. SS. Robert and William @ Lost Nation                11:00 a.m.
2/9/2019              HSB-12th(Sheehan) vs. St. Mary Chardon @ Lost Nation                   9:00 a.m.
2/10/2019           HSB-12th(Sheehan) vs. St. Mary of the Assumption @ NEO Sports Plant 7:30 p.m.
2/9/2019              HSB-12th(Wiberg) vs. Sacred Heart of Jesus @CPL Fieldhouse12:00 p.m.
2/9/2019              HSB-12th(Brichmann) vs. St. Rita @ CPLFieldhouse         2:00 p.m.
This concludes the regular CYO season for our teams under 8th grade.  This coming weekend will be the last regular games in the CYO season for our high school teams.  Many of our teams will be competing in the playoffs and continue to compete in tournaments.
Good Luck to all of our players!


Re-registration will be coming home in tomorrow's Thursday envelope.  The first half of the registration fee is due February 28, 2019. Please know that tuition assistance is available at the Diocesan level. A pamphlet explaining the tuition assistance process will accompany the reregistration materials. These funds are dispersed yearly to needy families through a distribution process that takes into account family and school need, total number of children applying for aid, and total amount of funds available that year. Families must apply each year. Application and supporting documents are due by March 15, 2019.

Mrs. Field's Fundraiser
The Joe Corbi's/Mrs. Field's 8th grade luncheon fundraiser is going strong!  The deadline for all orders has been extended to Wednesday, February 13th.  All goodies will be distributed on February 26th.  Please send all orders to school in the order envelope provided in the brochure to the attention "8th grade luncheon." Checks may be made payable to SJA PTO.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Courtney Nalepka at or (440) 796-8955.  The 7th grade thanks you immensely for you support!!!


Thank you for all your support leading up to this year's auction! Saint Joan of Arc's Magical Evening Out is going to be spectacular! Here is the agenda for all of you who are attending:
6:30-7:30 pm  ~           Check-in/Strolling Magic
7:00-8:00 pm  ~           Dinner Buffet
7:45-8:00 pm  ~           Cash/Tuition Raffle 
8:00-8:45 pm  ~           Rick Smith, Jr.
8:45-9:00 pm  ~           Live Auction
9:15-10:30 pm ~ Dessert/Coffee Service
9:45 pm        ~   Last Call for Bids
10:00 pm      ~   Silent Auction Closes (non-class projects)
10:00 pm      ~   Bar Cart Raffle Drawing
10:15 pm      ~   Class Projects Close
10:15 pm      ~   Last Call
Check out ~ available after 10:00 pm 
Copyright © 2019 St. Joan of Arc School, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp