Welcome to St. Joan of Arc School
Where education begins and ends with faith
We are so pleased and proud to be able to make available an opportunity for your
children to attend school at St. Joan of Arc School.
Parents have an obligation to pass on their FAITH by word and example. Over
340 children's parents have decided to enroll their children at St. Joan of Arc
School because it is a way to help them fulfill their obligation. As a parish
community, and as adult Christians, one way we fulfill our obligation to pass on
the faith is through our Catholic school.
We invite you and your family to join us in this exciting opportunity for your children.
Welcome to St. Joan of Arc School.
Rev. Michael Rothan, Pastor
St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey, PA
August 26, 2013
Welcome back to another exciting year at SJA!
It’s hard to believe that the summer went by so quickly.
We are still continuing to observe the Year of Faith until November 2013. With that in mind, I decided
to “extend” the theme for this year from “Keep the Faith, Head to Heart,” to “FAITH ALIVE.” We spent all last year developing our Faith and transferring it from “head Faith” to “heart Faith.” Now this year we will celebrate by going out and keeping the “Faith Alive!” Let’s do all that we can to celebrate our Faith in action, which is what makes it “Faith Alive!”
We have had so many “irons in the fire” over the summer that many are
still in progress! The floors were stripped to the original floor and treated so that they shine like glass. We are working on getting a new modular unit for the Pre 3 and half day Pre 4 programs. The Support Program will then move to
the Pre 3 classroom. We purchased new walkie talkies for a variety of people throughout the school. We are working on getting a fence to surround the entire playground area. We’ll need some help from the Race for Education for that. We
are still working on getting new security doors for the entire building. Everything always takes more time than expected, as you well know.
We are happy to welcome several new staff members. Miss Stephanie Zemba is our new Pre 3 and Pre 4 half day teacher. She is a parishioner of SJA. Mrs. Christina Murphy is our new librarian, and comes to us from Mt. Joy. Mrs. Sera Amato will be an aide in the Pre 4 program. Mrs. Deb Batula is a new cafeteria worker. We welcome all of them to our staff and wish them well in their new jobs
as part of the SJA family.
We again thank Dr. Hasson and the Maintenance Staff for making our school looking so beautiful! The floors shine like glass and the walls glisten in the light.
May the Lord bless each of you in a special way as we all continue to share our gifts for the good of our students.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
With love and prayers,
Sister Eileen Marie, D.M.