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Kerstin Santarelli, Principal - Elementary School

Dear Parents,

It has been brought to my attention that we have created some habits during pick-up that may jeopardize the safety of our students. With as many as 370 students being picked up at the end of the school day, we need your support and cooperation following our pick-up procedures.  Thank you for your PATIENCE during this time of the school day.

SJCA Pick Up Policy:

Please help our teachers monitor student safety by respecting these expectations:

  • Please follow all traffic and parking laws.  Do not block crosswalks or driveways.
  • Students that are not picked up by 2:55 p.m. will be escorted to After Care. Students are not allowed to linger with a teacher or wait to be picked up in another location.
  • Please remind your students that pick up is NOT a time to play tag with friends, throw footballs, dodge through the shrubbery, or run through the parking lots, or across the street.
  • Adults picking up any student including 4th and 5th graders MUST exit their vehicles, walk up to their students and escort their students to their vehicle.
  • Pick-up is NOT a time for a mini-conference with your child's teacher. Please call or email to schedule an appointment to talk with the teacher.

Please share these expectations with anyone who is picking up your students here at school. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience with our pick up policies and for helping us keep your children safe.


Grandparents VIP (Very Important Persons) Day

  • Friday, October 18th from 8:00 - 10:00 am.  


  • Annual LC Bookfair - Friday, October 18 - October 23rd.   Specific hours will be shared as the bookfair approaches.

Storybook Pumpkins

  • October Family Engagement activity -  Monday, October 21 - October 30th.  See the flyer for details.

Halloween Family Social

  • Thursday, October 24th is the Annual Halloween Party for 3K through 5th grade from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the gym. Bring a canned good for entrance.  Food and drink are available for purchase.  Parents are expected to supervise their children during the party, as this is not a drop-off event. Costumes for this event should be modest and appropriate for a Catholic school setting.  Weapons of any type real or fake may not be brought to school. Remeber that our littlest Lancers will be a part of our Halloween celebration, so please keep costumes not too scary.

Trunk or Treat

  • During the school day on October 31st from 1:45 - 2:30 p.m. In the afternoon, students may change into their Halloween costumes for the parent-sponsored Trunk-or-Treat. Below are the guidelines for all costumes:
  • Modest costumes should be worn in compliance with the school dress code.
  • Weapons of any type (real or imitation) should not be brought to school.
  • For safety, masks may not be worn by students or adults during the school day.


Mrs. Santarelli


Matthew Rizzo - Principal, Middle School

Dear SJCA Middle School Families,

God the Father made you GOOD!  You are not good because of what you do, but because God made you good!  This message was my take away from Tuesday’s guest speaker, Justin Fatica.  We are all amazing and good, for sure!

Justin Fatica gave an inspirational, powerful and extraordinarily spiritual message.  “You’re Amazing” is his message, and it is for anyone who has ever questioned the meaning of life.  Justin’s honest approach to everyday challenges provided our students a unique understanding that we all have an opportunity each and every day to go out and make a difference!  I was so proud of how our 7th and 8th students responded to Justin’s message.  They were engaged, smiling, having fun and participating in this great learning experience.  It was a wonderful event all around!


October is here!

For the month of October, the Middle School will be concentrating on our Lancer Value – Humility.  This month, our students will focus on recognizing the sacrifices of many in all of their own personal achievements.  Considering the value of others opinions, thinking of others first before yourself, and being humble in your accomplishments are a few of the qualities of emphasis with our Lancer Value in October.  As always, please have conversations with your student on how he or she can work on our Lancer Value over the next several weeks and beyond.


6th Grade Class Service Trip – Feed My Starving Children

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 3rd, our 6th Grade students will experience a morning of service.  We are heading to Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville.  During our morning time of service, our students will hand pack MannPack meals which will be sent to countries all over the world to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition.  I look forward to following up with you on our experience next week!



God Bless,

Mr. Rizzo

Every Kid, Every Day!


Bob Freund, SJCA President

Dear Famlies,

At St. Joseph Catholic Academy, we know it's important for our students to explore interests and discover skills beyond the lessons taught in the classroom. Today, all of our high school and middle school students participated in our first Club Wednesday of the year. Each SJCA Upper Campus student is required to participate in two clubs that will be meeting the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Last week, students filled out a survey indicating their two first choice clubs and two alternate clubs. Some of the club selections include Chess Club, Running Club, Stock Market Club, Aquaponics Club, 3D Printing Club, Engineering Club, Calligraphy Club, Comics Club, Cribbage Club, and many more.   

As we work to develop the whole child, please ask your children about their club selections and encourage them to be engaged, participatory leaders in their clubs.

One of the most prestigious leadership opportunities at SJCA is the National Honor Society. Members of the National Honor Society are expected to hold themselves to the highest standards of scholarship, leadership, character and service. In addition, NHS members are required to attend all chapter meetings, to participate in all chapter projects and events, like peer to peer tutoring, to perform over 40 hours of meaningful service and to be role models for the entire school community. I know that our NHS members are outstanding citizens who reflect and represent not only the values of the National Honor Society, but the Lancer Values as well.

This year, SJCA’s chapter of the NHS has new moderators and is undergoing some positive changes. Please see the message in the newsletter from NHS moderators Kristen Peterson and Casey Epping for more information. 

Best Regards,

Bob Freund


Lower Campus

7207 14th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53143
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Upper Campus

2401 69th St
Kenosha, WI 53143
Call Upper Campus