Friday, September 15, 2017

Dear Ss. Joachim and Anne School Families, 

         Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In keeping with our core values, the NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association) has launched a relief campaign asking every Catholic School family around the country to contribute at least $1.00 per student to aid Catholic Schools affected by the hurricanes. NCEAs fundraising Student to Student campaign, launched on September 1, 2017, will continue to support the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Going forward, the campaign will be referred to as “Student to Student: A Catholic School Response for Hurricane Relief 2017.” This is a wonderful opportunity to express and display our core values of goodness, faith, excellence, integrity, community, and service. 

        Students at Ss. Joachim and Anne will be allowed to Dress Down on Friday, September 15, 2017 for a donation of at least $1.00. If you are able to send more, it will be greatly appreciated. NCEA will distribute 100% of the funds collected to the Catholic Dioceses affected by the storms. 

Back to School Night- 9/13/17

September 13, 2017 


Come to our Back to School Night to meet with your child’s teacher and visit our new Technology Lab.

Catch The Spirit of SsJA


Dear Families,

Seats are still available in the Ss. Joachim and Anne 3 and 4 year old Nursery Program. The child must be 3 years old by December 31, 2017. 

Come and be a part of the Ss. Joachim and Anne Family. 

Welcome Letter From Mrs. Freebes

The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will renew you in His Love. He will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival.

Zephaniah 3:17

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

In all things, put on Christ. Welcome Back to School Year 2017-18. We hope that you have had many treasured moments to enjoy during July and August. We pray for those who suffer in Texas because of the violent rain and winds of Tropical Storm Harvey. We look back at Hurricane Sandy and thank God that it is behind us.

Ss. Joachim and Anne School has been quite busy throughout the summer. The school received new wiring throughout the building to enable us to receive the internet at a faster speed and more access in each classroom. We thank E-Rate, DeSales Media and Knight Nets for their expertise.  Please come and visit our STREAM Lab during Open School Night. It is amazing! Imprinted on its walls are the words: Faith, Dream, Believe, Invent, Imagine, Innovate, Excellence and Achieve. All words which will inspire our students to become our future scientists, doctors, engineers, artists, mathematicians, inventors, database administrators, programmers and so much more. It will encourage our students to try new strategies when they struggle to learn a concept and that the brain is a muscle that physically changes with training. We are blessed, for this is just the beginning of a plethora of new experiences for our beautiful children.

This year we would like to welcome – Mr. David Laura to Grade 5, Mrs. Linda Nicholson to Grade 2, Mr. Greg Veras our new Physical Education teacher and Ms. Darlene Murtagh, a para for Nursery. We know they are rooted in our core values and that their stay will be beneficial for all of our students.

As always, we thank our parents and guardians for choosing SsJA for the past 93 years. We are indebted to you for sharing your most important treasures, your children, with us. Together, with Gods grace, we will make a difference in this world. Our Catholic Identity teaches us to be Welcoming, to Worship God, to spread the Word ? the Gospel Message, to be a Witness of His Love, to provide for the Welfare of our students, to impart Wisdom and encourage the Wonder of Learning.

Happy New Year 2017-2018!

Blessings and prayers,

Mrs. Linda Freebes, Principal

Register Now

Register now for a quality Catholic education. There are seats available in our Nursery/Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1-8. 

  • In September 2017, each student from K to 8 will have access to our Premier STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math) LAB (A $109,000 Grant provided by the Diocesan Office) which will feature electric wiring beneath a granite tile floor, Chromebooks, a flat screen television, smartwalls, software, cooperative learning tables and many other technological and educational materials.
  • Every student in Grade 7 and 8 uses a Samsung tablet.
  • In September 2017, each student in Grade 1 and 2 will use Apple IPADs.
  • 95% of our students, who took the Catholic Entrance Exam to Catholic High School, were accepted.
  • An outstanding Early Childhood Program
  • Two excellent Pre-K For All Classes which have been visited by many associates of the Department of Education.
  • A leading school for students with special needs including SETTS, ELL, Speech and Occupational Therapy as well as Title I Services and Procession Classes
  • Full time Guidance Counselor.
  • Renowned Gospel Choir.
  • A school dedicated to Creative Arts.
  • Before School and After School Care Programs.
  • A safe environment with a security guard in the Fall.
  • SmartBoards in each room and a technological environment to create lessons which are current, integrated and based on the Common Core.
  • In September, high school Regents Classes will be given to selected 8th
  • And most of all we are a school embedded in the love of Christ and our core values of Goodness, Faith, Service, Excellence, Integrity and Community.