April 16 Update

Please check your child’s backpack for our fourth quarter progress reports. It’s hard to believe that we are over half way through the fourth quarter. This is usually the time that students start getting eager for the end of the school year, but please encourage them to give it their all right up until we dismiss for the summer. Our last day of school is May 19th with an 11:00 dismissal. You all should have received information regarding the Read A Thon that starts on Monday. Each year, as part of the school’s operational budget, we sponsor different fundraisers. Last fall many of you made purchases from Charleston Wrap and the school raised about $2,000.00. Our fundraising goal for the year was $7,000.00. We are hopeful that we can make up most of the difference with the Read A Thon. We are asking that each student try to get $100.00 in pledges OR find five individuals to sponsor them regardless of the amount. Participation is our main objective. We want all of our students reading and meeting their goals over the next two weeks.

I want to congratulate Lillianne Hernandez for winning the Mangelsen Scholarship Award. This award goes to the 7th grader with the highest Grade Point Average at the end of the third quarter. Mary Elizabeth Mangelsen, daughter of William and Ramona Mangelsen, was born April 15, 1967 in Omaha and died on September 16, 1980 while in Hong Kong. Mary was a student at St. Joan of Arc School. This scholarship is a tribute to Mary’s memory and to her education at St. Joan of Arc School. We are all very proud of Lillianne and her scholastic efforts.

Please turn in your registration forms for next year as soon as possible. If you are not planning to return to SJA next year, let us know so we can plan accordingly. Children’s Scholarship applications and renewals are due May 7th. Saint Joan of Arc tuition assistance forms are due May 15th. Monday, April 26th is the day that the SJA faculty and staff will be participating in an all day retreat. There is NO SCHOOL for students that day. Have a great weekend everyone. Here’s hoping the sun pops out to brighten our days.

Kayleen Wallace, Principal