Stacey McClain | Social Studies

Stacey McClain | Social Studies

~One Family in Christ Jesus~  
…and we continue in this spirit as we are blessed that Dr. Fipp has realized that her vocation lies here with us at SJRS; as she remains our fearless leader (principal)! 🙂
Our 8M students and Mrs. DiPalma’s Kindergarten are “Buddies!” 
~A is for the Advent Season~
~2018/2019 School Year~
Hello to all! I trust everyone had a fulfilling summer. September is upon us and I am both honored and excited to be your child’s teacher this year. I am looking forward to meeting all the goals and challenges that are in store for us. Please visit this page for Class Announcements /  Homework Assignments and to view Forms and Docs below for classroom guidelines. Also, feel free to navigate our school website @ for important information; AND remember to access FACTS to track your child’s academic progress 🙂

8TH GRADE~ LESSON PLANS: Week of Monday, 12/10

*Check the school calendar page~ So much Holiday Cheer to enjoy!!!*

Chapter 20: Industrial Growth~ working on Sections 1 & 2

~ Monday, 12/10: CHAPTER 19 TEST: The New West

~Wednesday, 12/12: Key Terms p. 574.

~Thursday, 12/13: Complete Questions 1(people), 3~5 & 7 p. 577.

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~Monday, 12/3: QUIZ on Section 3: The Cattle Kingdom.

~Wednesday, 12/5: Complete Guided Reading and Review for Section 4.

~Friday: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

~Friday, 12/7: Complete Guided Reading and Review for Section 5 and Chapter Review pps. 568/569.

~ Monday, 12/10: CHAPTER 19 TEST: The New West

Corporal Works of Mercy… this past NOVEMBER the school collected over 1100 items to donate to the local food bank for families in need. We sometimes take for granted how very blessed we are… so this outreach is extremely heartfelt~Thank you so much for participating!

8M Creative Arts: M/Spanish, T/Gym, W/Art, TH/Media, F/Study

7TH GRADE~ LESSON PLANS: Week of Monday, 12/10

AMERICAN NATION TEXT BOOK:~Familiarize yourself with text book online component: Go to Select Course Content, select Companion Web Sites, select Social Studies, select American Nation Text Book, select “Beginnings…” and review the “Resource Center” section. Pay careful attention to the “Online Skills Tutor” section. PRACTICE 🙂

CHAPTER 5: Crisis in the Colonies~ working on Section 3

~ Monday, 12/10: QUIZ on Section 2: Turmoil Over Taxation

~Tuesday, 12/11: NO HOMEWORK… enjoy NYC and KING KONG!!!

~Thursday, 12/13: Key Terms p. 155, (definition and sentences in context)

~**WE WILL HAVE A CHAPTER 5 TEST NEXT WEEK**… date to follow

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~Tuesday, 12/4: Complete Outline for Section 1 and Questions 1~5, p. 145.

~Wednesday, 12/5: Complete “ACT” Chart for Section 2, p.146-147.

~Thursday, 12/6: Complete Questions 1~6 pg. 153.

~Friday: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

~ Monday, 12/10: QUIZ on Section 2: Turmoil Over Taxation

6TH GRADE~ LESSON PLANS: Week of Monday, 12/10

Chapter 3: The Nile River Valley ~working on Lesson 4

~QUIZ: on Lessons 3 and 4: on Thursday, 12/13.

~Wednesday, 12/12: L4 Work: Questions 1~5, p.107 and Foldable Facts

~Thursday, 12/13: Chapter Review pps. 107 & 108 (if necessary)

~TEST: on Chapter 4: The Nile River Valley on Friday, 12/14.

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~Friday, 11/30: Finish Lesson 2 notes. Complete L2 Work: questions 1~5 & FFL2.

~Monday, 12/3: QUIZ on Lesson 1 & 2 (The Gift of the Nile & Kingdoms of Egypt)

~Thursday, 12/6: Complete L3 Work: questions 1~5, p. 101 & Foldable Facts.

~Friday: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

High School contacts

HOLY SPIRIT: Contact Mrs. Evans @ 646-3000 x413.

ST. AUGUSTINE PREP: Contact Mr. Stephen Cappuccio @ 856-697-2600 x1.

OUR LADY OF MERCY: Call 856-697-2008 or visit for information. 

Please contact the schools for information or to schedule a “shadowing” date. It is valuable to actually experience what each high school has to offer!

Servant Leaders: 2018/2019 New Opportunities

Every day is a new opportunity to
make a difference ~~~
“GET DIRTY… BE MESSY… become the hands, feet & heart of Jesus, BE the face of Christ in THIS WORLD! Get Involved~ Do Something~ *Serve Others*”
*CORNUCOPIA of GRATITUDE:  Thanks to Sister Judy’s annual Thanksgiving Appeal, our school family collected over 1100 food  stuffs & items for other families in need! 🙂
*SOCKS for SURE: A nod of appreciation to all who donated socks for our October call to duty. Sister Judy was very appreciative of your thoughtfulness and collected 1,140 PAIRS of socks for the needy! 🙂
*GRATITUDE & LUV: for all of you who either walked, donated or did both this past Sunday, 10/14 to benefit our annual Walk To End Hunger and Homelessness. What a wonderful way to get involved and be a part of something for the greater good!! YOU ALL COLLECTIVELY RAISED: $4,331 for the Ecumenical Food Pantry & Adelaide’s Place –Well Done!
*A SPECIAL SHOUT~OUT: to the 2018-2019 STUDENT COUNCIL. All ten members took time out of their last weeks of summer to come to school and help facilitate first floor teachers in setting up their classrooms. Also, many volunteered to assist Mrs. Zinckgraf and Miss Terry with their Pre-K Back-To-School events. KUDOS to you all (and your parents, too) for your kindness and commitment to being leaders of SJRS!
“One Family in Christ Jesus” guides us… as always, thank you for continuing to answer the call 🙂

Calendar News:

*As always, check SJRS website & Facebook page for more info*

~Please check school calendar for upcoming Christmas events~               

~Sunday, 12/9: Second Sunday of Advent.
~Tuesday, 12/11: Confessions.
~As we approach the holiday season… let’s pause to remember the TRUE MEANING behind the celebration. Be thoughtful, kind and prayerful in your daily activities as we get ever closer to the birth of Our Lord and Savior… Jesus Christ.


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2018-19 Annual Fund

Sixty Years Strong is your annual gift to Saint Joseph Regional School in action! It is all of us reaching out with the love and charity of Jesus. We encourage all families to make a meaningful gift as we strive for 100% participation.

Get in Touch!

11 Harbor Lane, Somers Point, NJ 08244
P: 609.927.2228 // F: 609.927.7834

Saint Joseph Regional School is located within Somers Point, NJ.  With close proximity to Atlantic and Cape May counties, it is a short drive to surrounding areas like Ocean City and Absecon Island.

A Diocese of Camden Catholic School Serving Preschool to Grade 8