We understand that our school functions at a higher level when our community is engaged and our parents are involved as much as possible. With this in mind, the Parent Partnership team’s goal is to build community, class by class. We host a number of events throughout the entire school year.
We facilitate monthly parent meetings where we offer workshops on a variety of topics including Standards Based Grading, healthy eating, and mental health awareness. We host parent volunteer days in conjunction with our Field Days in order for parents to work with staff and students. We also host Saturday Socials and Coffee & Conversations where parents are invited to the building to connect with other parents discussing an array of topics that focus specifically on parents.
Every year during the month of December we also take time to acknowledge our families with a Parent Appreciation Brunch. We have food, fun, and fellowship. This event gives our CJA staff the opportunity to shower our families with love and wonderful prizes. Last but not least, CJA Family BINGO Night is a fan favorite for all of our families. Families join us for the evening to play rounds and rounds of Bingo while enjoying dinner together.
For information regarding CJA’s Parent Partnership team, please contact Mrs. Charlotte Curtis at (773) 638-6103.
CJA Student Handbook AY2023-2024 Updated June 2023
CJA Student Attendance and Truancy Policy Updated Nov. 2022
- CJA Health Requirements
- CJA Health Form
- Dental Form (English)
- Dental Form (Spanish)
- Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination (English)
- Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination (Spanish)
- IESA/IHSA Sports Physical Form
- Anaphylaxis Action Plan
- Asthma Action Plan
- Diabetes Action Plan
- Seizure Action Plan
Lunch Menus and Carb Counts
Student Wellness Policy
Belief Statement: Chicago Jesuit Academy is committed to providing a learning environment that supports and promotes wellness, good nutrition, and an active lifestyle and recognizes the positive relationship between good nutrition, physical activity and the capacity of the students to develop and learn. The entire school environment shall be aligned with healthy school goals to positively influence students’ beliefs and habits and promote health wellness, good nutrition and regular physical activity. In addition, school staff shall be encouraged to model healthy eating and physical activity as a valuable part of daily life.
Intent: The purpose of this policy is to ensure a total school environment that promotes and supports student health and wellness, helps to reduce childhood obesity and meets the requirements of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act, including goals for nutrition education, physical activity and other school based activities designed to promote students’ wellness.
Rationale: The link between nutrition and learning is well documented. Healthy eating patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth and lifelong health and well-being. Healthy eating is demonstrably linked to reduced risk of the development of many chronic diseases. Schools and school communities have a responsibility to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and maintain lifelong healthy eating patterns. Well-planned and well-implemented wellness programs have been shown to positively influence children’s health.
Schools also have a responsibility to help students establish and maintain lifelong habits of being physically active. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, regular physical activity is one of the most important things people can do to maintain and improve their physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of premature death in general and of heart disease, high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes.
Chicago Jesuit Academy will comply with the goals of the Student Wellness established by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Office of Catholic Schools.