Parent Newsletter for June 04, 2021

 

 

Congratulations to the St. John Brebeuf  School Class of 2021!

 

SJB School Parent Newsletter

June 4, 2021

 

A Letter From Dr. Maloney

 

Dear SJB Families,

 

I am overwhelmed by the generosity you have all demonstrated in donating to #MollyStrong, the 1st grader from St. Monica Academy who was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer. Our community raised $3,341.01! Please see the pictures we posted on Facebook of our students dressing for the cause. 

 

The Class of 2021 enjoyed a magnificent in-house field trip on Thursday. I would like to thank the parents for facilitating an amazing event! 

 

Lunch: The last day for the hot lunch program is Friday, June 4th. Parents will need to send lunch with their children on June 7, 8, and 9. The P/SA will provide lunch on Thursday, June 10th.   

 

e-Learners: During the week of June 7-11, we do not have typical instruction and activities. E-Learners should check in via Zoom during homeroom. There will be no other Zooms during the rest of the day for that week. However, teachers will provide activities via Google classroom or SeeSaw for the students. Our last e-Learner materials exchange for the year is Tuesday, June 8. The Chromebooks, chargers, and all school textbooks should be brought back to school on June 8th. 

 

Chromebooks for 8th grade: Because of the Chromebook shortage we experienced this year due to Covid 19, this is the last year the 8th grade class will keep their Chromebooks. The high schools provide devices to their students. We will gratefully accept donations of 8th graders’ Chromebooks. 

 

Class T-Shirts: The P/SA will start providing the class t-shirts to students in the beginning of the year. This way, students can enjoy wearing the t-shirts all year. For the last day of school this year, students can wear SJB spirit wear.

 

2021-22 SJB Soccer and Cross Country Registration: It's time for 2021-22 St. John Brebeuf School Soccer and Cross Country Registration! All aspects of any sport in our athletic program are/will be subject to (then) current COVID-19 safety protocols. Please click the links below for more information and to register:

Soccer: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXr7ds-jSgflEfj_YVNO_03WpfR40FKmEQScmlEpCIo5y8kg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Cross Country: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYtiorjuuTQHTprHT41AADu8VNxzEJyVvmG5cc-06a0TmMGg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

 

Virtus and Compliance Requirements: Please check your Virtus portal frequently and regularly, and watch for emails from Mrs. McErlean regarding compliance documentation. Any parent or grandparent who wishes to volunteer in school, chaperone field trips, coach, or attend holiday parties during the school day must be up to date with all Virtus and compliance requirements. You can check your compliance status at https://www.virtusonline.org

 

Registration Fees: Our registration process is underway! The registration fees should be paid before the last day of school. This secures your children’s spots in our enrollment.

Please visit our website at http://www.sjbschool.org and find the blue “button” on the right side that says “Register”.

 

Important Dates-

May 31-     Memorial Day, No School

June 2-     8th Grade Graduation 6:00 in church

June 4-    Last day for hot lunch

        Fun Friday: Dress for your vacation destination 

June 7-    Preschool (all) Celebration 9:00 outdoors

June 8-    Kindergarten Celebration 9:00 outdoors

      Final e-Learners materials exchange

June 10-     End of the Year Picnic grades 1-7

June 11-     Registration fees due for 2021-2022 school year

Students wear SJB spirit wear

No Extended Day program

Last Day of School 11:00 dismissal

 

Summer Hours: SJB office hours during the summer are as follows: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00-1:00

Office closed July 5-16

 

Shopping with Amazon Benefits SJB: Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% to St. John Brebeuf Parish & School! Please click the following link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2258527) each time prior to doing your shopping on Amazon.com.  Please share this information with your family and friends!

 

Blessings,

 

Dr. Maloney
Principal

 

 


 

 

 A Letter from Father Meany 

 

 Dear Parishioners,

 

Pope: Peace and Joy, Not Perfect Organization, Signs of God’s Presence in Church

Peace and joy” are the true signs of God’s presence in the Church – not perfection in its organization and planning. That’s what Pope Francis told the faithful gathered early Monday for the private daily mass in the Vatican guest house Santa Marta. 

 

by Tracey McClure 

Vatican Radio, September 30, 2013

 

The disciples were enthusiastic, making plans for the future and discussing how the new-born Church should be organized. They debated who was the greatest amongst them and restricted to themselves the number of people wishing to do good in Jesus’ name. But Jesus, surprises them – turning the focus of the discussion from “organization” to “children”:  “He in fact, asked them, whoever is the smallest among all of you… is greatest!”

Drawing on the reading from the Prophet Zechariah, the Pope spoke in his homily of the signs of God’s presence:  not in “fine organization” nor in “ a government that moves ahead, all clean and perfect,” but in the elderly sitting in the squares and in children playing.

“The future of a people is right here… in the elderly and in the children,” he said. “A people who does not take care of the elderly and children has no future because it will have no memory and it will have no promise! The elderly and children are the future of a people!”

Pope Francis warned that it is all too easy to shoo a child away or make them calm down with a candy or a game – or to tune out the elderly and ignore their advice with the excuse that “they’re old, poor people.”

And the disciples didn’t understand this either, stressed the Pope.

“The disciples wanted efficacy; they wanted the Church to go forward without problems and this can become a temptation for the Church:  the Church of functionalism! The well-organized Church! Everything in its place, but without memory and without promise! This Church, in this way, cannot move ahead. It will be the Church of the fight for power; it will be the Church of jealousies between the baptized and many other things that occur when there is no memory and no promise.”

The “vitality of the Church,” then, does not come through documents and planning meetings -- these are necessary, yes, but they are not “the sign of God’s presence.”

“The sign of God’s presence is this, so says the Lord: ‘Old men and old women will sit again in the squares of Jerusalem, each with a cane in hand for their age. And the squares of the city will swarm with young boys and girls playing… Playing makes us think of joy:  it is the Lord’s joy. And these elderly people sitting with a cane in hand, calm:  they make us think of peace. Peace and joy. This is the air of the Church!” 

 

Fr. Mike Meany

Pastor

 

 


 

 

Tuition Rates for the 2021-2022 School Year 

 


 

2021-2022 Soccer Registration


This form and an annual physical are required for each child to participate in this sports program. Sports physicals are a requirement of the Illinois State Board of Education. Please fill out the registration form below in its entirety. There are seven (7) sections that you must fill out.

 

The soccer registration forms must be filled out by Wed. June 30th, 2021.

 

The annual Doctor Certified Health Physical must be returned to the school office by the first day of practice before participation will be allowed.

 

Please provide the following after filling out this registration form:

 

1. Payment (cash or check made out to "SJB Athletics") for required fees as listed below by the first day of school Monday, August 23rd, 2021.

 

2. Payment (cash or check made out to "SJB Athletics") for a one-time $30 family fee (one fee per family per school year) by the first day of school Monday, August 23rd, 2021.

 

Please send the two (2) payment items above to your child's homeroom or the school office by the first day of school Monday, August 23rd, 2021 in an envelope marked "Soccer".

 

Please send your annual physical to the school office.

 

Fee (Non-refundable, Non-transferrable):

4th - 6th (JV) = $85

7th - 8th (V) = $85

 

*Registration/start of season is subject to change depending on the pandemic conditions closer to the end of the summer.*

 

Schedule:

Practice Starts: August 9th, 2021

Season Starts: August 23rd, 2021

Season Ends: October 3rd, 2021

Quarter-Finals: October 5th & October 6th, & October 7th

Semi-Finals: October 9th, 2021

Championship: October 10th, 2021

 

Click here to register

 


 

2021-2022 SJB Cross Country

 

This form and an annual physical are required for each child to participate in this sports program. Sports physicals are a requirement of the Illinois State Board of Education. Please fill out the registration form below in its entirety. There are seven (7) sections that you must fill out.

 

The cross country registration forms must be filled out by Weds, June 30th, 2021.

The annual Doctor Certified Health Physical must be returned to the school office by the first day of practice before participation will be allowed.

 

Please provide the following after filling out this registration form:

 

1. Payment (cash or check made out to "SJB Athletics") for required fees as listed below by the first day of school Monday, August 23rd, 2021.

 

2. Payment (cash or check made out to "SJB Athletics") for a one-time $30 family fee (one fee per family per school year) by the first day of school Monday, August 23rd, 2021.

 

Please send the two (2) payment items above to your child's homeroom or the school office by the first day of school Monday, August 23rd, 2021 in an envelope marked "Cross Country".

 

Please send your annual physical to the school office.

 

Fee (Non-refundable, Non-transferrable):

4th - 6th (JV) = $50

7th - 8th (V) = $50

 

*Registration/start of season is subject to change, depending on pandemic conditions closer to the end of the summer.

 

Schedule:

Practice Starts: August 23rd, 2021

Meet #1: September 10th, 2021

Meet #2: September 17th, 2021

Meet #3: September 24th, 2021

Rain Date: October 1st, 2021

 

Click here to register

 


 

 Box Tops for Education

 

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Amazon Smile

 

 

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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!
 

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

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St. John Brebeuf School

 

8301 N. Harlem Ave.

Niles, IL 60714

(847) 966-3266

office@sjbschool.org

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday:  8:00 am - 3:30 pm

 


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St. John Brebeuf Extended Day Program

St. John Brebeuf offers an amazing Extended Day Program. 

Morning Hours:

6:30 am - 8:05 am

After School Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Click here for more information


 

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