Parent Newsletter for October 4, 2019



 

 

Our 2nd graders just finished their walk and the 8th graders with Jack the Jaguar get ready to participate in our SJB Walkathon!

 

        SJB School Parent Newsletter 10/4/19   

 

A Letter From Dr. Maloney

 

Dear SJB Families, 

 

Our Jaguars did an amazing job today at our Walkathon! Thank you to our Athletic Board for organizing and running the walkathon. Our students truly appreciated and enjoyed the pizza lunch as well.

 

We keep our school calendar updated and make sure to share all activities connected to our school. Please check the calendar frequently to be fully informed.

 

We are planning for our Gala, which will be a Mardi Gras- themed event, held in February. Our first major planning meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 5:30. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Our intermediate and middle school students will enjoy an in-school assembly with Mr. Freeze! Mr. Freeze helps students learn about science while they are having fun.

 

TRUNK OR TREAT is Saturday, October 12 in our own parking lot. This is a fun event for all children. Consider decorating your own trunk, and pass out candy to our Jaguars and other children in the community. Contact our school office or the P/SA for more information.

 

This is just a reminder that our Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week. 

 

Please call our school office at 847-966-3266 if you have any questions.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Dr. Maloney
Principal

 


 

A Letter from Father Meany        

 

Dear Parishioners,

 

Everything in life is a gift. When I reflect on the greatest blessings in my life, family, friends and faith are foremost. For what are you thankful?

 

Stewardship is a way of life based on spiritual principles. Stewards are managers and caretakers of all that is entrusted to them. It involves Time, Talent and Treasure. 

 

Please take time to reflect on these areas of stewardship in your life. How much time do you set aside each week in prayer and involvement in ministerial  activities in our parish? How are you using your talents for the betterment of our parish? How do you financially support our parish and other charities?

 

For many good people, the notion of Stewardship is a foreign concept. To help us all better understand and embrace practically it's meaning we will take some time to reflect during the next few Sundays. 

 

“The Season of Stewardship” 

Oct. 13: Introduction- The Blessings that come from God Alone – A real spiritual conversion

Oct. 20: Homily on Stewardship – Each one of us are merely caretakers of the gifts that we received

Oct. 27: Lay Witness talks – Parishioners share their spiritual journey with others 

Nov. 3: Commitment Sunday, 

              American Culture:  What should I do with it? Keep it, accumulate it and protect it. I am 

                                             the captain of my own destiny, master of my own fate.

              Christian Faith:  It came from God; it belongs to God now, show gratitude, take a leap 

                                         of faith, return a portion of what you have received to God by sharing 

                                         your time, talent and treasure with others. 

Nov. 10:  Celebrate Stewardship Sunday with Thank you Gathering

                Your glass is half-full, not half-empty. In fact, your glass is filled to the brim, 

                even overflowing. 

 

My hope is that, through reflection on these questions, you will increase your awareness of God's glory in your life and will encourage you to share your blessings. 

 

As per our custom each fall, today we publish the Parish Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.  Please take time to review our many pastoral accomplishments and some of our hopes for the future. 

 

The report indicates the vibrancy of our parish community of which I have no doubt you have greatly contributed towards. Through your generosity, we have an exceptional commitment to young children and their families, to the poor and the elderly, as well as the sick and the dying. We welcome people from every corner of the globe into our excellent facilities. Our dedicated volunteers and staff go way beyond the normal expectations to make a difference. Thank you!

 

The Report also points out that our Sunday and Holy Day Offering was $28,703.69 below last year and $76,800 as compared to budgeted income amount.  I encourage everyone to reflect on their level of giving. Please be generous! 

 

The parish school support has increased significantly due to lower enrollment expectations. This increase in school support, combined with overall lower parish income has placed the total parish  operations under stress. As you perhaps noticed we have reduced our parish office hours and will continue reduce overall expenses. Except for an Archdiocesan mandated salary increases for contracted lay teachers, no other staff member  received a cost of living increase for this Fiscal Year 2019-2020. 

 

Thank you once again for your support. 

 

Sincerely in Christ, 

 

Father Mike Meany

 

 

  Announcements:

 

From the School Office -- It is required for all volunteers (anyone willing to go on a field trip, be a lunch supervisor, or attend classroom parties) to complete Virtus training and fill out and return CANTS and Code of Conduct forms to the school office.  I am aware that many of you have completed Virtus training which is only required once. CANTS and Code of Conduct forms need to be completed once a year. If you have not completed a 3 hour Virtus training, please click on http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus to register.


 

 

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Loyola Academy Junior High Nights -- 

     Junior High Fine Arts Night

     10/11/2019          

       6:00 PM

     All 6th–8th grade boys and girls are invited to attend!                                           

     Contact: Admissions Office

 

Junior High Sports Night for Boys

10/18/2019

6:00 PM

All 6th–8th grade boys are invited to attend Sports Night!

Contact: Nick Bridich

 

Junior High Sports Night for Girls

10/25/2019

6:00 PM

All 6th–8th grade girls are invited to attend Sports Night!

Contact: Nick Bridich

Visit the Admissions web page for more information and to register.

 


 

 

 

RESURRECTION SHADOW DAYS & OPEN HOUSES 

 

Resurrection invites 8th grade girls to schedule a Shadow Day to spend the day at Resurrection.  Eighth grade girls are invited to spend a day with a student sitting in on classes, meeting the faculty and students, and learning about Resurrection. During a Shadow Day, prospective students are paired with a current student involved in classes and activities similar to the prospective student's interests.

 

Resurrection College Prep High School will be hosting two fall Open Houses for prospective students and their families to tour the school facilities and meet with current students, staff, administrators and coaches on Thursday, October 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm and Sunday, November 3 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Visitors will receive a personalized tour of the campus to visit classrooms, science labs, athletic facilities, fine arts spaces, and the Resurrection makerspace, the Innovation Lab.

 

Visitors will also learn about the curriculum and programs at Resurrection, including the STREAM Program, the Mother Celine Honors Program, the Rankin Academic Support Program and the Practicum Job Shadowing Program. Information will also be provided about clubs and activities, as well as work/study, tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities. 

 

Resurrection College Prep High School, located at 7500 West Talcott Avenue in Chicago, is the largest all girls Catholic, Christian college preparatory high school for young women on the north side of Chicago.  Since its founding in 1922, Resurrection has graduated over 14,500 alumnae. For more information about Resurrection College Prep High School, call 773.775.6616 Ext 129 or visit www.reshs.org.

 


 

SJB Children’s Choir-- Open enrollment is now!

 

All Rehearsals:

TUESDAYS: 2:00 to 3:00 pm for SJB Grades 3-4 in school

 

TUESDAY:  5:00 to 6:00 pm for All Students Grades 5-8

Including All Parish Children and RE Students

in Church Music Rehearsal Room

 

Click here for more information

 

 


 

             

 

 


 

Amazon Smile -- Love Amazon.com? Want to help support St. John Brebeuf School-Niles? If so, please click the following link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2258527) each time prior to doing your shopping on Amazon.com. When you do this, Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% to St. John Brebeuf Parish & School! Please share this information with your family and friends so that the Home of the Jaguars continues to thrive.

 



SJB Youth Ministry -- Any 7th or 8th graders interested in joining the SJB Youth Ministry, please contact our Youth Ministry Office at (847) 966-9815.  You can also click here for more information.

 

 


 

 


If you would like to print out a copy of this letter, please go to the bottom of the page and there is a PDF copy. 

Join SJB School on social media -- Our social media accounts for SJB School are below. Please visit, subscribe, like, and share! Every new subscriber to our accounts increases our ability to spread the news about the amazing things we are doing and helps us find wonderful families just like yours. Thank you!

Twitter:  Follow Dr. Maloney’s feed, www.twitter.com/sjbprincipal

YouTube:  subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/user/SJBJaguars

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sjbschoolniles


SJB School Parent Newsletters, 2019-2020

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September 13, 2019

September 06, 2019

August 30, 2019

August 23, 2019

August 16, 2019

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