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St. Justin Martyr School
PASSING THE TORCH OF CATHOLIC LEARNING, LEADING, AND SERVING
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 8TH GRADE

SJM Weekly Newsletter 5/8/17

 

 


A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF CURRENT EVENTS
AT ST. JUSTIN MARTYR PARISH SCHOOL
Established 1959
May 8, 2017                  Issue 35 Volume 43

III. A LIFE-LONG LEARNER who:
demonstrates learning in different ways
There are many alternatives to Catholic education, but there is no substitute
-Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, Bishop of Covington

Dear SJM Families,

TAKE THE SURVEY:  

HAIRCUTS:  Please be cautious about the boys’ haircuts.  No sculptured or faddish cuts.  Thanks for respecting off the collar, off the ears, out of the eyes and no extreme hair styles.

DEADLINE: The deadline for applying for financial aid is June 10.  If you are in a better position and do not need aid, we are happy to hear that.  If you have a need, you must apply to be considered.  Apply online with FACTS Grant & Aid.  Put yourself in the best possible position to qualify for registration and aid by bringing your account up to date before you apply.

Children of Catholic education are an unquestioned success story.  God bless you for your commitment to Catholic education.  You are a part of a very special legacy at St. Justin Martyr School.  We want you in our future.

WAY TO GO SECOND GRADE:  Good luck on your First Communion Day Saturday, May 13.

FAITH FACT: The Ascension of the Lord – Ascension is the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven.  Ascension Thursday always falls 40 days after Easter (counting both Easter and Ascension Thursday), but since the date of Easter changes every year, the date of Ascension does as well.  In some dioceses (ecclesiastical provinces) of the U.S., celebration of the Ascension has been moved to the following Sunday.  Unlike the Gregorian calendar (what we use), the Julian calendar celebrates Ascension on a different date from Catholics. This date can be calculated by adding five weeks and four days to the date of Eastern Orthodox Easter.

Education is the most powerful weapon which  you can use to change the world. (Nelson Mandela)

Sincerely in Christ,
Mrs. Balsis

TEACHER (AND STAFF) APPRECIATION WEEK THANK YOU’S
Thank you to the PTO, the Student Council, the parents, and the students.  We were treated like queens and kings and made to feel very special all week.  Thank you one and all!

FESTIVAL NAMING CONTEST WINNER
The SJM festival committee is pleased to announce the winner of the “festival naming contest”.  The 2017 festival contest winner is (drum-roll please!….) Allie Ureno with the SJM festival being named Justin- In- A Dream Come True. Allie will be receiving 2 SJM unlimited ride wristbands for use on June 10 from 12 pm- 6 pm for herself and another. Don’t fret If you did not win.  Try again next year and for a mere $25 (as few as purchasing 3 or 4 rides at the festival), you too can go on unlimited rides with Allie.The wristband will cost $40 at the festival so purchase your now! The pre-sale tickets have  been extended until June 2nd! for order form please click HERE
To download the Official SJM Festival App please follow the links below:
for android, please click HERE
for iPhone please click HERE

SPORTS BANQUET
2016 -2017 Sports Banquet will be held on May 18th at 5:30 in the Hall. If your child participated in Basketball Volleyball or Football this year, please join us for dinner and dessert as we recognize our athletes for their hard work. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. St. Paul at ms.stpaul@sjm-k8.com

MAY HOT LUNCH ORDERS
The online lunch order form is available until Friday, May 12 for the last two weeks of May (May 15-18, May 22-25, May 30-31) for those who did not order for the entire month.  Order is placed online; payment must be received in the office by Friday,  May 12 to complete the order process.  The lunch program will not be available in June.
HOT LUNCH ORDER FORM HERE

2017-2018 REGISTRATION PACKETS
2017-2018 registration packets will be sent home sometime during the week of May 8, 2017 to those families who filled out and returned the Pre-registration form and whose financial accounts are current.  If your financial accounts with the school are not current, please contact Mrs. Balsis with a payment plan.  Registration packets will be available when your account is current.  Registration will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 P.M.  Please fill out the necessary forms and return them along with appropriate fees on registration night.
Re. incoming 8th graders:  There is a $200 8th grade fee due the night of registration that covers all related graduation fees and all related 8th grade graduation dance fees.
Vicki Marsha Uniform Company is available for uniform ordering on registration night in O’Connor Hall.   Families who place orders with Vicki Marsha on this night are entitled to a 10% discount.
P.E. uniform order forms will be available to place an order at this year’s prices (only on registration night), in the teachers’ lounge.

ACCEPTING YEARBOOK ORDERS FOR THE 2016-2017 YEARBOOK
Yearbook cost is $25.00 per book, payable by cash or check made payable to St. Justin Martyr School.  Order envelopes will be available at registration night.  A limited number of yearbooks have been ordered.  Yearbook orders will continue to be accepted until there are no more books available.  (Yearbooks are currently being printed and will be distributed later.)

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Statements of all balances due will be sent home this week Monday or Tuesday.  If you have an outstanding balance it is due and payable now.

SUMMER CLUB
Deadline to enroll extended to next Monday, May 15.  Summer Club information and registration form available HERE.

BLESSINGS TO OUR 2ND GRADE CLASS
Many blessings to our 2nd grade class who will be making their First Communion this coming Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 P.M.

REAMS OF WHITE PAPER NEEDED
We are out of white, 20 wt., 8 1/2” x 11” paper.  Are any of you able to donate a ream (a ream is a package of 500 sheets) of paper?  Hopefully, we will receive enough reams to get us through these last weeks of school.  Thank you in advance to those who are able to help us out.

8th GRADE SERVICE PROJECT
Erwin Sarino and Eddie Zapata would like to donate toys to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) for this service project of May.  Students have the option to donate.
Please see the flyer that went home on Monday.