CARE PLAN

Villa Joseph Marie is dedicated to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. On this page, you'll find all recent school communications — letters, updates, and vlogs — regarding Villa's current schedule due to the community health concerns, as well as online prayer and Mass resources.

With added guidelines and social distancing, Villa is planning for a full in-person reopening beginning in September for the 2020-2021 school year. To view our Health and Safety Plan, click here. Note that these guidelines could change in the coming weeks and months as the pandemic progresses. Additional communications have been sent to our current families and are organized in the tabs below, and a detailed presentation explaining all of the new guidelines will be available in August. 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Erica Franzzo, Communications & Public Relations Manager, at efranzzo@vjmhs.org or ext. 115.


 

Villa Vlog

Thursday, May 21

Announcements • Thanks, Julia '22

  • Birthdays
  • Ascension Thursday virtual Prayer Service at 2:45pm on Thursday!
  • It's Spirit Week, and there are only 2 days left!
  • Underclassmen: Sign up for a locker cleanout timeslot.

Wednesday, May 20

Announcements • Thanks, Annalise '22

  • Reminder: There will be no Office Hours today, since it's a 4-day week. We do have classes.
  • Senior Baccalaureate is tonight at 7pm. The meeting Id and password for Zoom was shared with seniors on Tuesday via email and Canvas.
  • Ascension Thursday virtual Prayer Service at 2:45pm on Thursday!
  • It's Spirit Week!

Tuesday, May 19

Announcements • Thanks, Julia '22

  • Birthday
  • There will be no Office Hours this Wednesday, since it's a 4-day week.
  • Mrs. Carr and Mr. Kardish will host a conference today at 3pm for underclassmen regarding the last week of classes, locker cleanout, and summer classes.
  • Senior Baccalaureate is this Wednesday at 7pm. The meeting Id and password for Zoom will be shared with seniors today.
  • Prayer Service today at 2:45pm.
  • It's Spirit Week!

Monday, May 18

Announcements: Mondays with Schmidt!

  • Birthday
  • There will be no Office Hours this Wednesday, since it's a 4-day week.
  • Mrs. Carr and Mr. Kardish will host a conference on Tuesday, May 19, at 3pm for underclassmen regarding the last week of classes, locker cleanout, and summer classes.
  • Senior Baccalaureate is this Wednesday at 7pm. The meeting Id and password for Zoom will be shared with seniors on Tuesday.
  • It's Spirit Week!

Friday, May 15

Friday announcements with Julia ’22

  • Birthday
  • Senior Vespers (part 1) is tonight!
  • There will be no Office Hours next week, since it's a 4-day week.
  • Mrs. Carr and Mr. Kardish will hold a conference for underclassmen on Tuesday at 3pm to talk about the last week of classes, locker cleanout, and summer classes.
  • Julia: Good luck, seniors!

Thursday, May 14

Morning Announcements with Emma ’20 • Congratulations, Seniors, on your last day of classes! 

  • Birthdays
  • There will be no Office Hours next week, since it's a 4-day week.
  • Mrs. Carr and Mr. Kardish will hold a conference for underclassmen on Tuesday to talk about the last week of classes, locker cleanout, and summer classes.
  • Emma: Thank you for your donations.
  • Seniors, it's your last day of classes! Woo-hoo!

Wednesday, May 13

Announcements • Good morning from Mary Frances '22!

  • Office Hours Day
  • Birthdays
  • Officer Election information is posted in the Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Canvas pages.
  • Good luck to those taking AP Exams this week!
  • Seniors: It's your last week of classes! Remember that there is a live conference today at 4pm in the Senior 1920 Canvas group.
  • Next year's school calendar is posted at vjmhs.org/calendar.

Tuesday, May 12

Morning Announcements with Ashley ’22

  • Happy International Nurses Day!
  • Good luck to those taking AP Exams this week!
  • Seniors: It's your last week of classes! Remember that there is a live conference tomorrow at 4pm in the Senior 1920 Canvas group.
  • Community Prayer Service will be today at 2:45pm.
  • Next year's school calendar is posted at vjmhs.org/calendar.

Monday, May 11

“Mondays with Schmidt” Morning Announcements • Thanks, Anna '22!

  • Birthday
  • Thank you to those that participated in the Auction. Winners will receive an email this week instructing them how to pick up items. Visit www.vjmhs.org/auction for more information.
  • Good luck to those taking AP Exams this week!
  • Seniors: It's your last week of classes! Remember that there is a live conference on Wednesday at 4pm in the Senior 1920 Canvas group.
  • Community Prayer Service on Tuesday at 2:45pm.

Friday, May 8

Thanks to Katie ’20 for the morning announcements

  • Birthdays
  • Mothers Day is on Sunday!
  • Visit www.vjmhs.org/auction to support our Jems by bidding on over 200 exclusive items during Villa's first ever online auction. All Bidding ends at 10 p.m. on Saturday!

Thursday, May 7

Thursday announcements with Mrs. McDonald ☀️

  • REMINDER: AHA meeting today at 2:45pm on Canvas. View videos and vote!
  • REMINDER: CSC meeting on Friday at 3pm on Canvas. Time to vote for your executive board!
  • Visit www.vjmhs.org/auction to support our Jems by bidding on over 200 exclusive items during Villa's first ever online auction. It's a beautiful day, so pay special attention to Villa's Outdoor category with amazing things for summer!

Wednesday, May 6

Morning announcements • Thanks, Amelia '20!
Happy Nurses Day

  • Office Hour Day
  • Birthdays
  • REMINDER: CSC meeting on Friday at 3pm on Canvas. Time to vote for your executive board!
  • Visit www.vjmhs.org/auction to support our Jems by bidding on over 200 exclusive items.

Tuesday, May 5

Morning announcements with Mrs. Johnson and Lila

  • No birthdays today.
  • Seniors, we LOVED seeing you on campus last night!
  • REMINDER: Live conference with Mr. Kardish and Mrs. Carr today at 3pm on Canvas.
  • Visit www.vjmhs.org/auction to support our Jems by bidding on over 200 exclusive items beginning TODAY!

Monday, May 4

May the fourth be with you! • Anna ’22 brings us today’s announcements — AHA elections, Auction sneak peek at www.vjmhs.org/auction, Live conference at 3pm on Tuesday, and Senior Become the Light event tonight!

  • No birthdays today.
  • Plus, Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Friday, May 1

Today’s Announcements from Erin ’22 • Happy Friday!

  • Birthdays
  • REMINDER: Our May Crowning will take place today on Canvas from 2:45-3:00 p.m.
  • REMINDER: Student Council Homeroom Rep applications are due today at 3:00 p.m.
  • REMINDER: Become the Light Senior event will take place on Monday night!

Thursday, April 30

Announcements • Good morning from Mary Frances ’22! 
We can’t wait for tonight’s Become the Light senior event to honor Villa’s Class of 2020. Rain, Rain, go away!

  • Birthdays
  • REMINDER: NHS executive board elections will be on today on Canvas.
  • REMINDER: Become the Light Senior event will take place tonight!
  • REMINDER: On Friday, May 1, our May Crowning will take place on Canvas from 2:45-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29

Morning Announcements with Ashley ’22
Happy International Dance Day, International Guide Dog Day, and National Shrimp Scampi Day!

  • Office Hour Day
  • REMINDER: On Friday, May 1, our May Crowning will take place on Canvas from 2:45-3:00 p.m.
  • REMINDER: Become the Light Senior event will take place on Thursday night.

Tuesday, April 28

Good morning, Jems, from Grace '22!

  • Birthday
  • REMINDER: NHS executive board elections will be on Thursday on Canvas.
  • REMINDER: On Friday, May 1, our May Crowning will take place on Canvas from 2:45-3:00 p.m.

Monday, April 27

"Mondays with Schmidt" Morning Announcements 💎 Thanks, Anna '22!

  • Birthday
  • REMINDER: On Friday, May 1, our May Crowning will take place on Canvas from 2:45-3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 24

Happy Friday, Jems! Hello from Ms. Weaver!

  • Birthdays
  • REMINDER: CSC meeting at 3pm today on Canvas with Alexa Bannon '18 presenting, plus a craft activity and executive board election information
  • Ms. Weaver: We miss you!

Thursday, April 23

Here's a special edition of "Sundays with Schmidt" with today's announcements. Thanks, Anna '22!

  • Birthdays
  • Future Jems: View Villa's virtual Open House beginning today at www.vjmhs.org/openhouse.
  • REMINDER: CSC meeting at 3pm tomorrow on Canvas

Wednesday, April 22

Happy Earth Day! Thanks Ms. Kenny for keeping us laughing with today's announcements.

  • Today: Wednesday Office Hours Day and Wellness Wednesday
  • Birthdays

Tuesday, April 21

Tuesday announcements • Good morning from the Grebloski family!

  • Birthdays
  • Reminder: Community Prayer Service on Canvas today
  • Reminder: Haiti 2020 meeting on Canvas today
  • Reminder: Wednesday Office Hours Day
  • Save the Date: Villa's virtual Spring Auction - May 5-9

Monday, April 20

Monday morning announcements from Ms. Szylejko and Pebbles! 

  • Birthdays
  • Reminder: Tuesday Community Prayer Service on Canvas
  • Reminder: Wednesday Office Hours Day

Friday, April 17

Today is the last day of our online Student Council Executive Board Election week. Visit Villa’s Instagram @villajosephmarie to check out our presidential closing statements and more digital posters. Congratulations to each candidate on an amazing online campaign. We are honored to have each of you leading our school. Best of luck! 💙💛💎 PS- Watch to the end for a Fun Friday announcement from our Social Studies Dept.

  • Birthdays
  • Elections
  • Fun Friday (Social Studies Department)

Thursday, April 16

Join Mr. Kardish and Mrs. Carr today at 3:00 p.m. for our next live conference in the 2019-2020 student body module on Canvas. *Thanks to Mr. Bender and his family for very creative morning announcements!

  • Birthdays
  • The next live conference with Mr. Kardish and Mrs. Carr will be tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. on Canvas.
  • Keep watching Villa's Instagram @villajosephmarie for more videos and posters for the student council executive board elections. Voting for current students will happen tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 15

It's sunny outside! Enjoy this Wellness Wednesday, Jems.

  • The next live conference with Mr. Kardish and Mrs. Carr will be tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. on Canvas.
  • Reminder: Every Wednesday morning, our prayer service is posted on Canvas for you to review at your own pace.
  • Reminder: Student Council elections are going on all week long. Follow Villa's Instagram @villajosephmarie to see the candidates' posters, debates, and Q&A answers throughout this week.
  • If anyone is interested in running for a CSC Executive Board member for next year, check Canvas for info!

Tuesday, April 14

Welcome back. We hope that everyone had a great Easter break -- quarantine style!

  • Birthdays
  • Student Council elections are this week. Visit Villa's Instagram @VillaJosephMarie to see the candidates daily.
  • The next live conference with Mr. Kardish and Mrs. Carr will be soon. Stay tuned for more information!

Friday, April 3

Hopping into Easter break like... Have an egg-cellent Easter, Jems!

  • Birthdays
  • 2:50 p.m. today: Mr. Dennis will lead the Examen live on Canvas.
  • Which flower talks the most?

Thursday, April 2

Villa Guidance Department Check-in

  • We are here for you and we look forward to chatting with you soon.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2020 who have already accrued $10.6 million dollars in scholarships — and there’s still more to come!

  • Congratulations to Grace Matwijec and Gabby Lyons for being selected as Diocesan Scholars for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Stay safe and healthy, Jems!

  • Birthdays
  • Mr. Wisniewski: Happy Friday Junior!
  • What monster plays the best April Fool's jokes?

Wednesday, April 1

“Fall in love with taking care of yourself — mind, body, and soul.” It’s Wellness Wednesday, Jems! We hope that you were able to make a healthy lunch today. Take some time to exercise after school, chat with friends, and leave a few minutes to journal tonight about how you’re feeling.

  • April Fool's Day
  • Birthdays
  • Mr. Mayer: We miss you, and we'll get through this together!
  • What do elves learn in school? The elf-abet.

Tuesday, March 31

Thanks for keeping us all laughing today, Mrs. Holdren!

  • Birthday
  • 2:45 p.m. today, and every Tuesday: Join Mrs. McCarthy for a virtual campus Prayer Service on Canvas.
  • 2:50 p.m. on Friday: Mr. Dennis will lead the Examen live on Canvas.
  • What do you call cheese that's not yours?

Monday, March 30

Good morning! A recording of Saturday’s conference is available on Canvas in the 2019-2020 student body module under conferences and then choose March 28, 2020 Administrative Update and click “presentation” underneath. (Note: You must be logged in as a current student.)

  • Birthdays
  • 5 online learning days until Easter break
  • Mrs. Flynn Hensel: Have a great week. Keep working hard and be kind. We miss you!

Friday, March 27

Good morning from Mr. Dennis! Current students and families, we hope you’ll join us on Canvas for an Open Conference on Saturday morning at 10am.

  • Birthdays
  • REMINDER: Live conference for all current Villa families on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Mr. Dennis: Stay healthy. Stay loving one another. Remember, as always, we are surrounded by God's love.

Thursday, March 26

Good morning, Jems! Here is a message from our President. Current students and families, we hope you’ll join us on Canvas for an Open Conference on Saturday morning at 10am. Additional details will be sent via email later today.

  • Birthdays
  • Mr. Kardish: We miss you!
  • TO DO: Seniors, let us know about your college acceptances and scholarships.
  • No video conferences on Friday
  • Open Conference information
  • TO DO: Give attendance feedback every day.
  • Online retreat coming soon

Wednesday, March 25

𝒴𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓈𝑜 𝓂𝓊𝒸𝒽 𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓸𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝓀.

It's Workout Wednesday, Jems! Even though you're stuck inside, remember to take breaks and stay active.

  • Workout Fun!

Tuesday, March 24

Hello from Mrs. Oakley and Jade. Happy Tuesday!

  • Birthday
  • A survey is coming!
  • Senior Reminder: Send in your senior quote.

Monday, March 23

It's not stress that hurts us; it is our reaction to it. Here are some stress busting tips from Villa's Athletic Trainer, Mrs. Barr!

  • Birthdays
  • Calendar template
  • Attendance switch-up:
    How are you doing?
  • Mrs. Brown: We're so proud of you!
  • Deep breathing
  • Exercise
  • Quiet time for reflection/prayer
  • Be creative
  • Would you like more information with additional resources?

Sunday, March 22

Some staff fun for our students to let them know we miss them, and regardless of what's going on, 'Let it Be'

Saturday, March 21

What distractions? 😂 Villa staff are working through distractions at home too, so we understand. Stay focused and stay well. We can do this!

Friday, March 20

TGIF • A little fun from our faculty to end our first week of online learning is coming soon. Stay tuned!

  • Mrs. Carr: The natives have taken over!
  • Recommended: Conference with your lunch table today.
  • What distractions? 😂
  • Birthdays

Thursday, March 19

“One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” Happy Thursday and Happy St. Joseph’s Day, Jems!

  • Congratulations on making it through day one of online learning, Jems!
  • Villa Scrip Program status
  • March birthday catch-up!

Wednesday, March 18

Villa's first day of online learning is here. Students, we can't wait to see your faces -- virtually! Also, we encourage you to follow our Wednesday morning prayer service that's posted in Canvas and on our website. Happy Wednesday, Jems!

  • It's our first day of online learning.
  • TO DO: Attendance on Canvas.
  • A Wednesday morning prayer service is available for you.
  • Campus Ministry and Guidance is here for you, along with all other administration and staff!

Tuesday, March 17

"Everyone is navigating new waters this week. As a Principal, as teachers, and as colleagues, we are here to HELP. Villa girls, we got this! Let's dive into these uncharted waters with an open mind and an open heart. Prayers to our entire Villa community." - Lauren Carr, Principal

  • Happy Birthday, Mrs. Ryan! 
  • TO DO: Check in to Canvas. 
  • TO DO: Communicate. 
  • Mrs. Carr: Nail Salon closed. 😂
  • Office Hours will be posted.

 

Online Prayer and Mass Resources

Sunday Mass Live Stream: 11:00 a.m. with Archbishop Nelson Perez
vimeo.com/event/17522

Daily Mass: Posted online at 8:15 a.m. from Word on Fire (Bishop Robert Barron)
www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/

Daily and Sunday Mass Readings:
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/032920.cfm

Rosary Live: 8:00 p.m. (Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
www.phillyevang.org/rosary/

Holy Hour Devotions: Live Adoration (Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Vilnius, Lithuania, which is Mother Maria’s hometown)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXHPHl1-vmw&feature=youtu.be

Prayer Suggestions for Virtual Adoration:
virtualadoration.home.blog/prayer-ideas-for-virtual-eucharistic-adoration/
www.wordonfire.org/resources/topics_taxonomy/eucharistic-adoration/

Prayers:

Mary, Help of Christians and Health of the Sick, pray for us!

St. Michael the Archangel, protect us and defend us in battle against the Coronavirus!

Prayer to Mary to protect Italy and the world during the coronavirus pandemic:

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Source: www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2020/text-of-popes-prayer-to-mary-during-coronavirus-pandemic.cfm

 

Thomas A. Kardish
215-357-8810 ext. 199
tkardish@vjmhs.org

Lauren Carr
Principal
215-357-8810 ext. 195
lcarr@vjmhs.org

Tina Schuster
Executive Administrative Assistant
215-357-8810 ext. 199
tschuster@vjmhs.org