Stacey McClain | Social Studies

Stacey McClain | Social Studies

~One Family in Christ Jesus~  
…and we continue in this spirit as we are fortunate to welcome Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed.D. as our new principal for the 2017~18 school year. Blessings to Mr. Pugliese always, we thank him for his service to SJRS and wish him well in his newest endeavor! 
Our 8M students and Mrs. DiPalma’s Kindergarten are “Buddies!” 
~C is for Celebrate Lent~
    ~2017/2018 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 and Homework Assignments: view Forms and Docs below for classroom guidelines. Also, access CORNERSTONE/EDUCATE to track your childs’ academic progress and navigate our school website @ for important information under PORTAL LOGIN/parent tab/forms and docs 🙂

8TH GRADE~ LESSON PLANS: Week of Monday, 3/19

REMINDER: MANDATORY CONFIRMATION MEETING:  Tuesday, 3/20 @ 5:00-9:00 pm. at school.

REMINDER: Calling all faces for our “2017-2018 SJRS Family Album.” Please email your baby & kinder (titled) jpg photos to NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

REMINDER: PERMISSION SLIPS for CLASS TRIP to Baltimore due by Mon. 3/26, please.

REMINDER: Rice Bowls… small change adds up to BIG rewards! ~thank you~

REMINDER: Registration for incoming freshman for MAINLAND REGIONAL high school is on Tuesday, 3/20 at 8:30 am. Parents are welcome to come, you will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. Parents, please check in with Mrs. Fletcher in the office. ~thank you~

Chapter 22: The Progressive Era ~ working on Sections 4 & 5.

~Monday, 3/19: NO HOMEWORK: Confirmation Retreat

~Wednesday, 3/21: Complete Chapter Review pps. 654-655.

~TEST: on Chapter 22 on Thursday, 3/22.

7TH GRADE~ LESSON PLANS: Week of Monday, 3/19


~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 8: Government, Citizenship and the Constitution

~Working on Sections 4 & 5.

~Monday, 3/19: Complete questions 3-6, p. 261.

~Tuesday, 3/20: Complete questions 1-5 p. 264 OR Guided Reading & Review

~Thursday, 3/22: Complete Chapter Review pps. 270-271.

~TEST: on Chapter 8 next Monday, 3/26.


6TH GRADE~ LESSON PLANS: Week of Monday, 3/19

Chapter 6: The Land of Greece ~Working on Lessons 2 & 3

~Monday, 3/19: Do VOCABULARY BOX p.188; definition & sentences in context.

~Wednesday, 3/21: Complete L2 Work: Questions 1~5, p.195; workbook p.44; FFL2. (if necessary). Bring color, color, color to class on Thursday.

~Thursday, 3/22: Complete “A Day in the Life” comparison. (details in class)

~QUIZ: Athens vs. Sparta next Monday, 3/26.

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: 2017/2018 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*…” 
 ~Here’s our final tally from Pennies From Heaven to aid America’sVetdogs… thanks for your generosity!
*LENTEN LUNCHEON Thank you to our Student Council members who served our parish community during the luncheon. You represented yourselves and our school beautifully, as there was much positive feedback from our guests!
*A PARISH-WIDE SHOUT OUT to all who came out to celebrate Soup and Stations in church on Friday. Thank you to SJRS teachers & staff who donated water, soda, soup, bread and most importantly, their time to serve our community on such a cold and windy night!
*SPECIAL SHOUT~OUT to all who attended the program for the fight against Hunger & Homelessness. Thank you for your time & generosity~
over $5,000 was collected to aid this worthy cause!!!
*A COLLECTIVE THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT STUDENT COUNCIL for welcoming our Middle State Representatives on Sunday and conducting tours of the school  🙂
*SCHOOL-WIDE SHOUT OUT to all who donated to our SJRS Corporal Works of Mercy: Feed The Needy Thanksgiving food drive. Thank you for your interest and generosity~
*DECEMBER CALL TO SERVICE: a special thank you to ALL students and families who have chosen an outreach program to participate in.
~It is evident through our continued efforts that our theme of 
“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*

~Friday, 3/23: SCHOOL CLOSED for Teacher Retreat Day.

~Saturday, 3/24: SJRS 60th Anniversary Gala/ Flanders Hotel @ 6:00 pm. 

~Wednesday, 3/28: END OF THIRD MARKING PERIOD. Dismissal @ 1:00 pm.                                                                  No aftercare; Easter Break Begins. 

~Thursday, 3/29: Holy Thursday

~Friday, 3/30: Good Friday

~Saturday, 3/31: Holy Saturday

~Sunday, 4/1: Easter Sunday

~Monday to Sunday, 4/2 to 4/8: Easter Break   ~Have a Blessed Easter Season~                        


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2017-18 Annual Fund

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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