Dear Parents,

It is truly hard to believe it is that time of the year. I want to congratulate our 8th graders. I wish them the best of luck in high school and in the future. Go out and represent SJJ and make us proud.

Thank you everyone for supporting our Spring Raffle and helping during our Carnival. This was a successful night and it was great seeing so many families on campus and enjoying their evening with us.

Just a reminder, the last day of school is Friday, May 27. It will be an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 11:45am. There will be no lunch, no aftercare and no PM Brunswick bus.

Report cards will be sent out at the beginning of June. There will be information on IXL Math to stay up on your math facts throughout the summer.  It is also suggested to pick up a book or two and continue reading. It’s always great to keep up on your schooling, no matter what time of year. Make sure you have fun and enjoy your summer!

Good Bye and Good Luck

Yesterday at church we honored six of our faculty and staff that will be leaving SJJ at the end of the school year. Mrs. Cahal (25 years) and Mrs. Soucek (27 years) will be retiring and Mrs. Gunn (12 years), Mrs. Slezak (5 years), Miss Zelenka (2 years), and Mrs. Basch (2 years) will not be returning to SJJ. We thank you all for your dedication and we will miss you. Good luck in your future endeavors.

Homeroom Teachers for 2022 – 2023

  • Preschool – Mrs. Bosko and Mrs. Franz
  • Kindergarten – Mrs. Hamski and Mrs. Hutchinson
  • Grade 1 – Mrs. Driscoll and Mrs. Tinnirello
  • Grade 2 – Mrs. Ketterick and Mrs. Salk
  • Grade 3 – Mrs. Blake and Mrs. Nadeo
  • Grade 4 – Mrs. Kazimir and Mrs. McChrystal
  • Grade 5 – Mrs. Byrne, Mrs. Estephan, and Mrs. Thomas
  • Grade 6 – Miss Kopy and Mr. Leneghan
  • Grade 7 – Mr. Beck and Mrs. Wirtz
  • Grade 8 – Mrs. Kelley and Mr. Sands

Student Appreciation Lunch

PTU will be hosting Student Appreciation Lunch on Monday May 23rd, this is also Field Day.

The meal the children will receive is a corn dog, baked chips, bagged apple slices, bottled water, and a pack of Oreos. If your student will not or can not eat this, please pack them a lunch.

St. John Neumann Servers

St John Neumann Church is looking for individuals who may be interested in becoming an Altar Server for our weekend Masses. Individuals must be going into the 4th grade or older.  Those interested are asked to attend a meeting/training session on June 1st at 7pm at St John Neumann.  Fr Barry and Deacon Keith will lead the training session.  Questions?  please call Kristen in the  parish office 440-238-1770.

St. Joseph Church – Vacation Bible School

ROCK Retreats!!

ROCK (Reaching Other Catholic Kids) Retreats will allow time for young people to learn more about Jesus, prayer, and service. It is also a great opportunity to meet new friends in the church community. Members of our youth group, By Teens For Teens, will help run the retreats at all age levels. There is no charge for the retreat, but donations will be accepted for the Sam Lupica Volunteer Service Award for our high school Faith Mentors. This year the ROCK retreats will replace the traditional VBS week.

Tuesday, June 14th: Grades 7-9   |   4:00pm to 7:30pm

Students entering grades 7-9 are invited to join us for an afternoon of retreat activities with the By Teens For Teens Faith Mentors. Join us for prayer, Adoration, activities and a Cleveland Habitat for Humanity service project where we will build items together. We will end our retreat at Tuesdays at Joe’s with Pizza and games in the rectory courtyard.

Wednesday, June 15th: Grades K-3 |  9:00am to 12:00pm

Students entering grades K-3 will have a chance to meet new friends, learn more about Jesus, tour the church, pray and participate in service with Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Games, new stories and snack time will also be included in our morning together.

Thursday, June 16th: grades 4-6  | 9:00am to 12:00pm

Students entering grades 4-6 will spend the morning learning more about leadership. Along with retreat activities, students will have time for group prayer, Adoration, snacks, games and a service project with Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.

Follow this link to sign-up online and we will email you a paper registration form. Registration forms will also be available at the Main Office of the church.

St. John Neumann – Vacation Bible School

July 11th-15th, 2022   9am– 12noon

Our theme is Marvelous Mystery -The Mass Comes Alive.VBS is for children entering grades K-6th by August 2022. Our younger campers (K-4th) participate in memorable Bible learning activities, sing catchy songs, play team games, enjoy yummy treats and have fun all while learning about faith!

We will also continue the newer program for our 5th and 6th graders. VBS with a Twist will take place during the same times and dates of VBS, but we hope that by providing some additional activities, we are able to better cater to and accommodate the different needs of our older children. This includes a service project, learning about God’s Word and helping to lead the prayer services for the younger kids. Look at it as a gateway between VBS and Edge Camp!

Click here to register.

St. John Neumann – Edge Camp

Our 28th annual Summer Camp will take place during the week of June 6th through June 10th. (M-W-F 9am-4pm, T 9am- 5pm, TH 9am- 7pm). It is a great way to have fun, meet other middle schoolers (current 6th, 7th, & 8th graders), and have a positive experience of Church.  The camp is planned and implemented by adults and a group of high school teens who are positive role models for the campers. Cost: $165 per person.  NOTE: Please do not use your mobile phone to register for this event. Registration is not considered complete until payment is received- be sure to click submit and complete payment.  You will be directly linked to Faith Direct for payment. Click here to register.

Holy Name Summer Art Camp

Holy Name is hosting fine arts summer enrichment camps for grades 5-8. The link to register is Make sure you scroll down to find the “Enrichment Camps” at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions about summer camps or the art program at HN please reach out to

Week of May 23 – May 27, 2022

RED Week for grades 6-8

Monday – 23

  • Field Day

    • Student Appreciation Lunch

Tuesday – 24

  • DARE Pizza Lunch Grades 5 & 8

  • Field Day (Rain Out Day)

Wednesday – 25

  • House Meeting 10am

    • House shirts with uniform bottoms

Thursday – 26

  • 8th Grade Mass 8:05am

  • Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony 9:30am

  • Last day of Aftercare

  • Eager Engineers 2-3pm

    • Door E Pick up

  • 8th Grade Graduation

    • St. John Neumann 7pm

Friday – 27

  • Prayer Service 10am

  • Last Day of School Grades K-7

    • Early Dismissal 11:45am

    • No aftercare

    • No Brunswick bus

Saturday – 28

  • St. John Neumann Mass – 4pm

  • St. Joseph Mass – 4:30pm

 Sunday – 29

  • St. John Neumann Mass – 8:30am, 10am and 11:30am

    • Life Teen Mass 5pm

  • St. Joseph Mass – 8am, 10am and 12pm

Have a happy and safe summer. May God bless you this summer and see you in the fall.

In service of youth,

Mr. Akosi