Vote for SJS
Please click on the following link and vote for SJS, for a chance for a $25,000 grant.
Our DayCare and LatchKey enrollment is nearly at its limit. Some days we are at maximum capacity. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to reserve your spot as early in advance as possible. Additionally, although we have perhaps the lowest rates in the area, we charge $1/hr more for unannounced drop-ins. Please let us know if have to cancel your scheduled time in DayCare or LatchKey, so we don't have to turn others away.
Middle School Service
Soon it will be October and many middle school service projects will begin. Our first project for the year will be sock babies for the NICU in Iowa City. Sock dolls are given to new parents to use to comfort their babies if they are too little or sick and can not go home yet. The Mom, Dad or caregiver can place the doll inside their clothing, close to the skin and the doll will soak up their scent. The next time they visit the baby, the doll is placed near the baby to snuggle and/or prop towards and the baby will feel the comfort and smell of their loved one. Please help us in this effort to provide comfort to NICU babies by donating toddler socks size 12-24 months size. If you are able to donated more then one pair, it would help us to provide cuddles to more then one NICU unit in surrounding areas too.
October Service Projects:
NICU Cuddle Sock Babies
Yard Clean Up Day
Thank you cards for Veterans and Any Kind Of Hero
Oct 4 - 6:00 MPR - Meeting for those NEW to archery program
Oct 11 - 6:00 MPR - Meeting for archery parents (returning families)
Oct 16 - 6:30 - First practice.
The archery tournament dates can be found on our website at
Meet with Chidi
Chidi facilitated two very successful meetings with parents last year. His first meeting this year is Sunday, October 7, @ 3pm. Topic is How to help kids manage anxiety, stress and anger.
Please think about attending these insightful and helpful informal meetings. All are welcome.
Chess club begins Wednesday, September 26. The club will meet almost every Wednesday from 3:15 - 4pm. All students interested in learning and/or playing chess are welcome. Cost is $20/player or $25/family.
Please remember that paper notices are not going out this year for negative lunch balances. Please make sure you are set up to receive email notifications about balances through PowerSchool. You can also go into PowerSchool and check balances manually.
Volunteers and drivers... We are obligated to comply with a new Archdiocesan policy. If you plan to either serve as a volunteer or an event/trip driver during the upcoming school year, you must complete the following trainings - Safe Environments
and Be Smart Drive Safe
. These trainings can be found at cmgconnect.org
. We are part of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. If you have already completed the Driver course, you will not be required to take it again, but all volunteers that work with or around our students must complete the Safe Environments course (It is a 75 minute video).