Dear Parents,

Happy New Year and welcome back! It was great seeing everyone back this week after a couple of weeks off.

Just a reminder that we have the MAP Reading Test beginning on Wednesday. Please make sure all students get a good night’s sleep on Tuesday and eat a good breakfast for testing on Wednesday. The end of the 2nd Quarter is on Friday, January 14, 2022. Make sure your child has completed all of their assignments and get everything turned in on time.


The enrollment period will begin January 10 and conclude February 25. All enrollment packets must be completed before the enrollment end date.

Padua High School Elementary Art & Literary Show

The Elementary Art & Literary Show on Sunday, January 9th will be an in person event at Padua High School in the gym with an open exhibit from 1:00-2:00 pm and an Awards Presentation starting at 2:00 pm.  For people unable to attend the event in person, a digital gallery of submitted work and a recording of the Awards Presentation will be posted online by Monday, January 10th.  Links can be found at

We would like to congratulate Charlie grade 5, Michelle grade 8, Rory grade K, and Max grade 4 who all have submissions in the art show.


Please note that Conferences will not be held on Friday, February 18, 2022. We have rescheduled optional Conferences for Monday, February 7 from 2:30 – 5:30pm.

Open House

Please join us for our open house on Sunday, January 30, 2022 from 1-2:30pm.


Mark your calendar for 2022 Edge Camp at St. John Neumann. Edge Camp is a day camp for middle schoolers (grades, 6, 7 and 8) and is a combination of social, spiritual and service activities. The week usually consists of a trips to Swings-N-Things, Sky Zone and Kalahari. Much more information will be available in the spring but mark your calendars now for Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 11th.

Week of January 10 – 16, 2022

RED Week for grades 6-8

Monday – 10

  • Band 2-2:45pm

    • Door D pick up

Tuesday – 11

  • Power of the Pen 2-2:45pm
  • Door O Pick up

  • Geography Club 2-3pm

    • Door D Pick up

Wednesday – 12

  • MAP Testing

  • Chess Club 2-3pm

    • Door D Pick up

Thursday – 13

Friday – 14

  • Mass 8:05am

    • 5-8 in person; K-4 virtual

  • End of 2nd Quarter

Saturday – 15

  • St. John Neumann Mass – 4pm

  • St. Joseph Mass – 4:30pm

 Sunday – 16

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

    • Life Teen Mass 5pm

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

COVID Update

  • Positive COVID Cases current – 7
  • Quarantine current – 21
  • 21-22 Total Positive COVID Cases – 54
  • 21-22 Total Quarantine Cases – 113

Enjoy your weekend!

In service of youth,

Mr. Akosi