Dear Parents,

Dress Down for Ukraine

On Wednesday, April 13th we had a blue and yellow dress down to support Ukraine. We raised over $1600!  All money will be donated to the Bridge of Hope which has been helping millions of refugees enter Poland for safety and shelter. Your donation will go to provide water, food, clothing, mattresses, washing machines, medical supplies, etc. Many of the donations will go towards tourniquets for the wounded soldiers of Ukraine. Please continue to keep Ukraine in your prayers and any donations will make a significant change in these Ukrainian lives. Thank you for your support.

Community Service Volunteer Opportunity

The Congress Square Condominium Association located on Williamsburg Court in Middleburg Heights is having a community beautification day. Williamsburg Court is a small cul-de-sac street located off Eastland Road.

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 9:00am – 6:00pm, weather permitting (Rain date is Sunday April 24)

WHAT WILL I BE DOING? The community is updating its look by adding fresh mulch, weeding, cleaning out overgrown plant beds, etc. No experience is needed.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? Call or text Julie Golonka @ 440-669-6030 and let her know what hours you are available to help. She will be there all day and sign off on your community service hours.

Ohio’s Tax-Credit Scholarship Program

You may recall that we sent a note from Fr. Joe earlier this year in February announcing Ohio’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program. We want to thank everyone who has availed themselves of this opportunity as we just learned that as of April 1, 2022, our school has the second highest amount in the Diocese ($4,500) already designated for our students! Using the FACTS program, all SJJ families are eligible to apply for consideration to receive a scholarship on their tuition. This new state of Ohio tax-credit scholarship program allows donors to reduce their tax liability and provide scholarship funding for students seeking a Catholic education. Contributions to the Angel Scholarship Fund will be used to provide need-based tuition assistance for students to attend our Catholic schools. Donors to this fund will be eligible for a 100% tax credit on their 2022 Ohio income tax form, up to a maximum amount of $750, and can designate the school to which they would like their support to go! You can find out more by visiting and through speaking with your own tax professional. Our students thank you for your consideration of this opportunity!

A Special Invitation as St. Joseph celebrates 75 years

You may have noticed that St. Joseph Parish is in the midst of its 75th Anniversary celebration. Four years after St. Joseph Parish was founded, in September 1950, St. Joseph School began educating the youth of Strongsville and with the 1977 founding of St. John Neumann, Sts. Joseph and John was born in September 1978. As part of their June Closing Celebrations, St. Joseph is producing a Commemorative Book that will include a history of the parish, pictures, and an opportunity for local sponsorships. This is a unique and special time in our collective Catholic history within our city. St. Joseph’s 75th Anniversary Committee would like to extend an invitation to our parents, especially of our soon-to-be graduates, to contribute a congratulations message to their graduate or another student, within the pages of this special book. If you are interested in doing so, a gift of $25 is requested and we ask that you contact Dawna Meng at 440.552.9256 or for details. Submissions need to be completed by May 1, 2022 to be included within the book that will be available in June.

Mother Daughter PTU Social

The ladies of Saints Joseph and John are cordially invited to a Special Lady and Me Tea Party.  On Sunday, May 1st at 3pm, enjoy a special afternoon tea filled with love and laughter with the ladies in your family: mother, grandmother, aunt and any special women in your life!  Please see the attached invitation for more details.

You can register now through Tuesday, April 19th for this special event!

Happy Easter! Enjoy your spring break!

In service of youth,

Mr. Akosi