Dear Parents,

Happy July! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

I just wanted to send you a note as we are a little more than a month away from starting the 2022-2023 school year.

Our theme for this school year is We Rise by Lifting Others. 

Below is our Meet the Teachers and Supply Drop Off (1st – 8th) schedule which is Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 6 – 7:30pm. 

  • All school meeting and information

6 – 6:20pm St. Joseph Church

    Grade Meetings – the same meeting will be done in each session.

  • 1st – 3rd grade

6:30 – 7pm (in classroom)

7 – 7:30pm (in classroom)

  • 4th grade (group meeting with all teachers in the Holy Family Center)

6:30 – 7pm (Holy Family Center)

7 – 7:30pm (Holy Family Center)

  • 5th grade (group meeting with all teachers in McGraw Hall)

6:30 – 7pm (McGraw Hall)

7 – 7:30pm (McGraw Hall)

  • 6th, 7th, 8th grade (group meeting with all teachers in the Gym)

6:30 – 7pm (Gym)

7 – 7:30pm (Gym)

New additions for 2022 – 2023

Preschool Aides – Mrs. Jen Stawicki and Mrs. Holly Tortorici
Lunchroom – Mrs. Beth Reagan
Enrichment Math – Mrs. Natalie Kimble
Nurse – Ms. Andrea Ziemer

Parent Alert Communication System

SJJ will be using a new communication system to help improve and facilitate communication with our families. Parent Alert will allow us to send out communications via Text, Email, and Voice Messages for all type of events. These alerts can be used for many reasons and will provide us a fast, efficient way to communicate with our families. To ensure you are able to receive our alerts please text the keyword “START” to 22383 from your mobile device. Any text alerts from our school will begin with “SJJ Alert” and calls will show from 440-238-4877.

Per the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, we provide all recipients with the option to Opt Out of receiving school alerts. Anytime we send a text alert, you will see ‘Stop to End’. If you reply ’Stop’ you will no longer receive our text alerts regardless if we select you as a recipient.”

It is important that you sign up for these alerts as I will be using this to communicate school information to you throughout the year. I will no longer be using Remind101.


We are in the process of getting a SJJ school app. It is being tested now and should be up and running by the beginning of school. We will update you with information on this when it is ready.

Pop Tabs

We are still collecting pop tabs! The Ronald McDonald House will recycle the tabs for money, to help run the house or fund items that the house may need.  They collect all kinds of tabs – pop, soup, veggie, beverage, pet food, any color, any size.  Tabs are collected throughout the year.  In 2020, 350 lbs of tabs were collected!  No quantity is too small, since they add up fast!

For more information on the program, please click here. For additional information, please contact Andrea Brenneman at

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

In service of youth,

Mr. Akosi