SJF 10-16-18 SAM


Everything You Wanted To Know

Week of October 15, 2018



Last evening, our Jogathon team counted money from the turned-in packets, and it’s fair to say that we smashed our goal!  And quite possibly set a new school fundraising record for the Jogathon! Numbers are still being finalized and will be revealed soon.  Thank you to our co-chairs, Carey Hunt and Erin McClaskey, and their team for organizing another AWESOME Jogathon. Thank you to the parents and students for raising money for our AWESOME school, too!


A Note from our Principal:

Fall is in full swing at SJF and we have quite a number of events coming up this month!

Tomorrow night our PTC (Parent Teacher Club) will be hosting a parent information night for families.  Our presenter will be our own Innovation and Technology Specialist, Mrs. Jan Tullis. She will give a presentation designed to give you the tools to help keep your children (and you) safe online. Some of the topics she will be covering is Inappropriate Content, Online Solicitation, Online Privacy and Cyberbullying. Hope to see you all there!


Next Thursday and Friday are our annual parent/teacher conference days.  Our front doors will be open on Thursday from 7:30am-10:30am, 12:00pm-2:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm and on Friday from 7:30am-10:30am.  Families are asked to enter via the front doors to check in and pick up their child’s midterm progress report and STAR assessment scores.  Then, parents of students in grades kindergarten through second are welcome to head to the individual classroom for their parent/teacher conference at their designated time.  Teachers for grades 3-8 and all specialists will be in the cafeteria and conferences are open to families on a first come/first served basis. For families that may miss conferences, your students midterm progress report and STAR assessment scores will be sent home with your child on Monday.


On Saturday, October 27th our Men’s Club will host their annual Halloween Carnival in our school cafeteria from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm.  This family-friendly event is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit!


On Wednesday, October 31st our school will celebrate Halloween.  We have a number of fun events planned:

  • Costumes: Students may wear their Halloween costumes to school, however weapons, blood or masks are not allowed. (Wigs and face paint are OK)  If a student will not be wearing a costume, they are welcome to wear the SJF school uniform.
  • “Family Pumpkin Carving” contest:  You can submit your decorated masterpiece to the tables placed in the outside breezeway of school by 8:10 a.m.  This year the following pumpkin themes will be judged: Funniest, Scariest, and Most Creative. Please pick up your pumpkin at dismissal.
  • Assembly at 10:30 am: Mr. Vecchione and our middle school Leadership elective will be sponsoring a Halloween assembly in our gym.  Students in grades K-8 will participate in a costume parade, students in grades K-5 will be performing musical numbers, a representative from 1st – 8th grades will participate in a pumpkin pie eating contest, and the pumpkin carving winners will be announced at the assembly.  
  • Class Parties: Many classes will be hosting class parties the last hour of the school day.  Please check with your child’s classroom teacher or room parent regarding party details.


Happy Fall!



Tuesday 10/16:  3:15 pm Middle School Maker Space

Wednesday 10/17:  8:30 am School Mass (2nd Gr), 3:00 pm Spanish Club, 3:15-3:45 pm, Gr 5-8 Study Hall, 6:30 pm PTC General Meeting

Thursday 10/18:  1:20 pm 4th Gr Beginning Band, 2:15 pm Girl Scouts at St. Luke’s, 2:15 pm Intermediate Band, 2:15 pm Chess Wizards, 7:00 pm Men’s Club Meeting

Friday 10/19:  MIDTERM FREE DRESS for all grades

Saturday 10/20:  Happy Birthday Mrs. Wasman!


Sunday 10/21:  St. Mary’s Academy Open House from 1pm – 4pm

Monday 10/22:  Scholastic Book Fair in school entry hall, Teacher Appreciation Lunch (7th), 3:15-3:45 Gr 5-8 Study Hall, 3:15-4:15 Gr 3-5 Printing Club

Tuesday 10/23:  Scholastic Book Fair continues, SJF Day at Hillsdale Pizzicato, 3:15 pm Middle School Maker Space

Wednesday 10/24:  Scholastic Book Fair continues, 8:30 am School Mass (8th Gr), 9:30 am Jogathon Awards Assembly, 3:15-3:45 Gr. 5-8 Study Hall

Thursday 10/25:  NO SCHOOL for Parent Teacher Conferences