Dear Parents, I hope that this note finds you well! I am writing to you today to announce that we will be starting the last phase of our Long Range Plan - renovation of the SJJ courtyard. This represents the final project that parents and faculty alike felt were most important to our school community back in Spring 2013. A renovated courtyard will provide students with a space for prayer and reflection while enhancing STREAM experiences and the opportunity to utilize self-organized learning experiences for all grade levels. The renovated courtyard will offer an ideal area to teach and reinforce concepts [...]
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Dear Parents, It is hard to believe that we are already approaching the end of the 1st Quarter which is Friday, October 22. Please continue to support and encourage your child(ren) to finish strong by completing their assignments on time and trying their best each day. Ski and Snowboard Club We are still waiting to hear from Boston Mills/Brandywine about Ski and Snowboard Club this year. Once we have any information about this, we will send it out to you. Culver’s Restaurant Night Take a break from cooking and enjoy dinner at Culver’s on Tuesday, October 19th from 4-8pm. Mention SJJ [...]
As noted in this week's PTU newsletter, this year's craft fair is on Saturday, November 6, which is just a few short weeks away. We have some vendor slots still available. While we typically only allow vendors who make original crafts, this year to fill some of the slots we have left, we are offering 5 tables to outside consultants (think Color Street, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, etc.). We will have one row of 5 independent consultant vendors in the hallway parallel to McGraw Hall. Slots are $100 each and we are offering to SJJ families first before we open [...]
Dear Parents, It was great seeing so many faces at conferences this week. It is wonderful to build that parent/teacher relationship for successful students. Thank you for everyone’s support and for sending your child(ren) to SJJ. Light the Night Dress Down Thank you to everyone that supported the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society Light the Night dress down this week. SJJ raised just under $1,300 for the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society. Thank you for your generosity! Ronald McDonald House Pop Tabs Unofficially weighing in at almost 57 lbs, our first collection of pop tabs were picked up and delivered to the Ronald McDonald [...]
Dear Parents, Thank you to everyone that came out to last week’s PTU Homecoming event. It was a great night and thank you once again to PTU for all that you do for SJJ. Uniform Reminder Students may wear shorts through the month of October. Monday, November 1 is the first day students are required to wear pants until May. Conferences Conferences will be on Tuesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 7 from 2-6pm. If you haven’t scheduled a conference with your child’s teacher and would like to meet with them, please reach out to them. There will be NO SCHOOL [...]
Dear Parents, Happy Fall! It is hard to believe we are approaching October next Friday. Thank you to everyone that came out for High School Night! We had a great turnout and it was great seeing the students and parents walking around going to their schools of choice. Thank you to the 13 high schools representing themselves and spending the evening at SJJ to showcase what they offer for our students' future. Light the Night Dress Down Please help support the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society and their work for those diagnosed with lymphoma and leukemia by participating in a dress down day [...]
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Sr. Rita Mackert Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Sarah Hutchinson! Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
Dear Parents, I hope everyone had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend! Several announcements came out this week regarding wearing masks from Governor DeWine and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. Mrs. Francis and I are always discussing and monitoring the best option for our students, faculty and staff. We collaborate frequently with other principals in the Cleveland Diocese and listen to guidance from the Diocese of Cleveland. We will continue to evaluate this weekly. The few cases that we have had came from outside of the school. In response to that, we are strongly encouraging faculty, staff and [...]
Dear Parents, I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend! It was great having the Preschool students join us this week. High School Night High School Night will be held on Tuesday, September 21 from 6-7pm at SJJ. The following schools will be in attendance: Archbishop Hoban, Beaumont, Benedictine, Elyria Catholic, Holy Name, Magnificat, Our Lady of the Elms, Padua, Trinity, St. Edward, St. Ignatius, St. Joseph Academy, and Walsh. A Special Thank You We’d like to extend a special thank you to the Strongsville Police Department for doing safety walk-throughs of our building. The kids enjoy seeing the officers [...]