June 29, 2021
I cannot believe this year is already over. This school year was unique and challenging, however we were blessed to be here everyday, serving our community. I am grateful each day for our dedicated faculty who give so much of themselves for our students. We are lucky to have each and every one of them.
I am also grateful for all of you; our families are a huge part of our school community. Thank you for all of your support throughout this school year–your generous donations, and fundraising efforts allowed us to meet our fundraising goals and put brand new Promethean ActivPanels in every classroom! In addition to monetary support, your role in supporting our re-opening efforts was critical, and together we were able to keep our school safe, healthy, and open all year!
Summer work has been assigned to all students entering kindergarten through grade 8 in the fall of 2021. Students going into Pre-K4 have received optional enrichment packets. Summer work assignments have been emailed, posted in Class Dojo, on our website. If you should have any questions regarding summer assignments, please know that Ms. Gallina (firstname.lastname@example.org) and myself (email@example.com) will be available over the summer to answer your questions.
As this year has come to a close, your Class Dojo classes will be archived on Thursday, July 1, 2020. You will have access to the “School Story” all summer and new sections will be available to you in mid-august.
Thank you for choosing Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy. Have a wonderful summer! I cannot wait to see all of our students and families in September!
Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Academy has decided to hold a
Read-a-thon this year!
Read-a-thons actually get your reader excited about reading and it gives friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more.
Our Read-a-thon starts Monday, March 22nd, 2021.
Today we will send home instructions on how to activate your reader’s personal page. This is where you will be able to view and record their progress.
We’ve chosen Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, gives your child a reason to read and helps in the development of stronger reading skills.
We hope EVERYONE participates.
Thanks so much,
Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Academy
April 9, 2020
Good afternoon. I hope your family is safe and well. It has been a long and difficult four weeks. I know each of us have had our own struggles, whether that be adjusting to working from home, loss of income, supporting your child(ren) with distance learning or caring for family members. It has been an incredibly difficult time as we adjusted to our new normal and we appreciate all that you have done to help facilitate the learning process at home. It is important, now more than ever that we stick together as a community and help each other.
As Easter approaches, I cannot help but reflect on all of my blessings. I am blessed not only with my health and the health of my family but by each and every one of you. I am incredibly blessed to be able to lead and be a part of the SJWCA community. I miss walking the halls and spending time in classrooms with our students and anticipate the day that we can be back together under one roof. I am blessed to have such a talented and dedicated faculty who are committed to their students. As we begin Spring Break, know that you and your family will remain in my thoughts and in my prayers.
While this is a time for us to take a break from schoolwork, know that we are here to support you in any way that we can. I will continue to post updates via email and Class Dojo as I receive them.
Have a very Happy Easter! Stay safe and God Bless.
March 27, 2019
Dear parents, guardians, and faculty,
As we close out the second week of distance learning, I cannot help but feel grateful. I am grateful for all of the talented, dedicated educators at SJWCA who have spent countless hours over the last two weeks collaborating with each other and working with their students; educators who immediately embraced distance learning as their new normal so that their students would not miss a beat.
I am grateful for our families, who continue to support our school community. Please know that we are here for you. I understand that this has not been easy for you either. Many families are juggling child care, working from home and doing their best to support their children in navigating their digital classrooms. Please know we appreciate you and your children very much.
I am grateful for our students as they are the reason we show up every day and do the work we do. Our students continue to inspire me each day with their resilience and persistence. I know this has been a challenge for them as they learn to work and interact with their teachers and classmates in a digital space. Please know we are all here to support them in any way that we can.
Thank you for choosing Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy. I will continue to keep our entire school community in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and healthy. Enjoy your weekend!
December 4, 2019
This Friday, Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy will be holding its first official Family-Teacher report card conferences for the 2019-2020 school year. As you sit with your child’s teacher, you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s academic progress, based on a wide range of assessments and endless hours of close observations. At the same time, we rely on what families tell us to deepen our understanding of students, and we hope you leave your conference with a richer and more detailed sense of who your child is at school to compliment your sense of your child in the wider world. Conferences pull together a portrait of your child’s progress so far this year–laying out early strengths and providing a chance to reflect on some next steps to support continued growth.
Friday, December 6, 2019, has been set aside for Family-Teacher report card conferences. Students will be dismissed at 12 noon and there is no afterschool. You should have already received information from your child’s teacher regarding setting up an appointment. At conferences, you will receive your child’s report card, login credentials for a new math enrichment program we are using, and if earned, honor roll certificate. Terranova results have not arrived as of today and may not be here in time for your conference.
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each and every student at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy over the past few months and am looking forward to the remainder of the year!
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! Summer has flew by. You are now ready to pack those new backpacks with fresh school supplies. As you anticipate your return or your first day at SJWCA, there are a few items we would like to bring to your attention.
- Tuition Payment: Please sign in to FACTS. Afterschool and other fees will be collected through FACTS as well this year. Mrs. Gallina will answer your questions about FACTS firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Arrival: All Students will arrive through the Howard Avenue entrance ONLY from 7:30am-8:00am. (the schoolyard side of the building)
- As of 8:00am all students will enter through the main entrance on Windsor Place.
- PreK3 and PreK4 will go directly to their classrooms on the first floor. Grade K-4 will meet their classmates and teachers in the Cafeteria. Grades 5-8 will meet in the Gym.
- Wednesday 9/5 is a half day 11:30 dismissal. The first full day of school is Thursday, 9/6. Yellow bus service also starts on this day. After school begins on 9/10.
- Please sure your child brings lunch with them. Hot lunch program starts October 1.
- Friday 2pm Dismissal: Please remember that every Friday we will dismiss at 2:00. For NO EXTRA FEE, students may stay in the afterschool program until 3pm. Students picked up after 3pm will pay the regular after school fees.
- Please indicate to your child’s teacher if they will be staying past 2pm weekly on Fridays.
- Back to School Night is on Tuesday, September 11th from 6:00-7:00 pm. New Parent Orientation will be at 5pm on 9/11.
We look forward to a new and exciting year of learning! Thank you for choosing SJWCA for your child’s academic journey!
End of Year
Summer Office Hours: 9am – 1pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Summer Assignments: All summer assignments will be available online this year through the school website. They can be accessed by hitting the yellow tab on the homepage marked “Summer Information”.
Summer Communication: Option C messages will be sent out during the summer with information regarding the 2018-19 school year. Please make sure that your contact information is up to date with Mrs. Witthohn.
PreK3 and PreK4 Orientation: scheduled for August 21st. More information to follow.
Tuition: Families will receive information about next year’s tuition schedule before the summer break begins.
Thank you for a wonderful school year at St. Joseph the Worker. We have so much to look forward to for the 2018-19 school year as we expand opportunities in technology and STEAM/STEM. Stay tuned! Until then….
We wish you a happy and restful summer. Enjoy your time with your family and friends.
End of Year Important Dates:
Step-up Ceremonies in Shepherd’s Hall @ 9 am
June 19- PreK3
June 20- PreK4
June 21- Kindergarten
June 15 – Last Day of Afterschool
June 18- Last Full School Day
June 22 – Last Day of School/ Academic Awards 8:30 am
Card Party Tickets are on sale in the Main Office.
We are still accepting donations.
50/50 Tickets are on sale in the Main Office $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. You do not have to be present at the Card Party to be a winner!
6th Grade- Shout out to the 6th grade girls for being leaders in the 1st grade classroom! They are spending free time helping 1st graders with reading and writing.
N.U.T. Day – The March 7th N.U.T. Day raised $230 for the Catholic Relief Fund.
Stages on the Sound- Grades 4,6, and 8 all participated in the Artist in Residence program Stages on the Sound. Grade 4 did a fun stop-animation film about a Parrot Named Llama. 6th graders put on original skits, and 8th grade performed Shakespeare.
Chocolate Sale – Thank you families for making the World’s Finest Chocolate Sale a success. The winner of the Great Candy Sale Race was Grade 5, they sold 49 boxes. 2nd place went to 4th grade and it was a tie for 3rd between 8A and Grade 3.
Service Hours – Parents looking to fulfill service hours, we have a list under Parent Resources on sjwca.org about how you can get involved in the school community. You can also contact the main office or Ms. Schneck for more ideas.
Card Party – Tickets are now on sale in the main office, the event will be May 18th. We are continuing to accept donations of items or experiences. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so spread the word!
Run/Walk Club – Ms. Schneck with the help of a PreK4 parent, will be starting on April 10th. Parents and students are invited for a weekly walk around Prospect Park. This is a time for families to exercise and socialize. Students coming without a parent will need to have a permission slip. We will meet at the main entrance at 3pm.
Kindergarten – Through science, they learned how liquids can become solids through making butter. What a fun real-world experience in the classroom!