St. Joan of Arc hosts many community activities thought the school year to help families connect and support one another. Students and families alike look forward to a variety of traditional events from the Back to School Picnic, where families meet at the beginning of the year, to the Annual Carnival, sponsored by the Parent School Organization, that concludes the year in the Spring.
Parent volunteers are welcomed and invited to serve in many capacities from the School Board to the Parent School Organization. In addition, the Parish Men’s Club and Women’s Club sponsor many activities to support the school and build community.
Some of these community traditions include:
- Annual Parish Dinner Dance, which raises funds for the school and the parish.
- Thanksgiving Gravy Bowl is an all-school basketball game which pits the Pilgrims against the Wampanoags. Students from kindergarten through 8th grade are choosen for the teams and the rest of the school and parents cheer them on.
- Marian Prayer Service, at which the 8th graders honor Mary and their mothers.
- Saturday morning intramural basketball training league for K-3rd graders.
- Parish golf outings for both men and women.
- Daddy Daugher Dance.
- Mother and Son Outing to a Cubs Game.
- Family Bingo Night.
For a more complete description of SJA traditions click here.