Parent Newsletter for March 06, 2020




 

The 7th Grade Girls’ Volleyball Team is having a great season!

               

 

        SJB School Parent Newsletter 03/06/20

 

A Letter From Dr. Maloney

 

Dear SJB Families, 

 

It is time to register your Jaguars for the next school year! We are having a March Madness contest: the first class to have all students finish the re-enrollment process (register for next year or notify the office that your student will not be returning) will win a pizza party! Scroll down this newsletter to find the button for registration. Please let our office know if you have any questions about the registration process. 

 

I hope to see you at the Fun Fair tonight! Our P/SA is sponsoring this fun event. Remember that all children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult. St. John Brebeuf School and Parish do not provide supervision at this event. This will be a fun family event. Thank you!

 

Schools throughout the Archdiocese are taking the 5Essentials Survey through UChicago Impact. This anonymous survey gages our climate, culture, and instructional effectiveness. The Archdiocese has added a component that measures our faith formation. The results of this survey will be shared with the public. We need to have at least 20% of our parents to participate in order to have valid results. The results are more accurate when more people participate. Please let me know if you have any questions. You can click on this link: https://survey.5-essentials.org/archchicago/survey/parent/login/

 

The Holy Name Men’s Club is hosting fish fry dinners throughout Lent starting March 13. Let’s get many Jaguar families to attend!

 

We keep our school calendar updated with activities connected to our school. Please check the calendar frequently to be fully informed. We use many methods to communicate information, including this newsletter, email, the school calendar, papers sent home, social media, and teacher communication. It is important to build the habit of checking these sources to be fully informed. 

 

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

 

Go Jaguars!!

 

Dr. Maloney
Principal

 


 

 

A Letter from Father Meany        

 

Dear Parishioners,

As we continue our Lenten journey, we are also starting to prepare for the Renew My Church parish grouping process. In the first phase, called Discernment & Decisions, we will be asked to begin discernment of our path to spiritual renewal. This includes a thoughtful discussion on what physical and organizational structures will best support our efforts across our grouping to make disciples, build communities, and inspire witness.

Together, as the parishes of St. Isaac Jogues, St. John Brebeuf, St. Lambert, St. Martha, and St. Peter, we will reflect on the spiritual and structural realities impacting ministry across our communities. Over approximately the next 10 months, we will consider potential organizational and structural changes that may be needed to support ministry for the future and offer our feedback to Cardinal Cupich to inform the final decision he will make. 

As a reminder, our grouping has been adjusted to include all five of our parishes. St. Lambert and St. Peter had been grouped with Evanston Township parishes, but the demographics of the areas around St. Lambert and St. Peter share more similarities with Morton Grove and Niles than Evanston.  

What to expect

 

The next few months are mostly preparation. On March 9, all of the priests across the archdiocese in our “wave” will be together for dinner and conversation with Cardinal Cupich to discuss our archdiocesan efforts to renew the Catholic presence in our communities. We will also be together as priests for three days of preparation in May.

Then beginning late this spring and through the fall, five leaders and the priest(s) from each parish in our grouping will gather as a Grouping Feedback & Discernment Team. This team will work together to review the current demographic, Mass attendance, financial, facility, and other realities of our communities, and collect our parish feedback on potential changes to our organizational and physical structures – all with the lens of what will support a vision of renewal given resource realities.

The members of the Grouping Feedback & Discernment Team will gather for prayer and dialogue with Cardinal Cupich, as well as a retreat, on June 13. The team members will then visit each parish campus over the summer before meeting more frequently from August through November.

Between August and November, we will also have two to three parish town hall meetings to share the substance of our grouping team conversations and to gather feedback from all parishioners. We anticipate submitting our grouping’s feedback about any proposed changes to Cardinal Cupich in November / December 2020, with a final decision on the grouping’s structure in mid-to-late January 2021. 

What does this mean for our parish and church?

 

At the current time, we do not know what potential organizational and physical structural changes need to be considered for our grouping. The potential changes the grouping will consider could include scenarios in which our parish unites with one or more other parishes to form a new parish. There could also be scenarios in which our parish remains in our current structure and does not formally unite with another parish. 

The scenarios could include asking us to consider what a future parish structure looks like with either our church remaining an active church worship site or if our church building were to close. Until we complete the process and receive the Cardinal’s final decision in January 2021, we cannot be sure of the outcome. 

What we do know is that no decisions about parish structures in our grouping have been made. The process asks all parishes to remain open to discernment about all possible structures for the future. The anxiety of uncertainty is challenging. Let us pray for guidance and hope through this time of renewal. 

Why potential structural changes to renew the Church? 

 

Any and all changes are intended to establish a more secure and sustainable foundation for ministerial renewal and vitality.  In this regard, structural and spiritual renewal are linked.  

We must look at better ways to organize our parishes, so that each has the resources needed to invest in the mission… not simply in the upkeep of physical structures, but rather to invest in what will achieve our Lord’s commission to “go make disciples” (Matthew 28:19).  

 

Let us hold each other in prayer

 

Please pray for me, my fellow pastors in the grouping, and the staff and parishioners of all five parishes as we prepare for the upcoming process. We will all have ideas, concerns, frustrations, and hopes about what renewal can look like for our parish communities in the future. Let us pray that, above all, we allow the Holy Spirit to guide our thoughts, our words, and our actions in this important work.

 

I encourage you to visit RenewMyChurch.org to learn more about the vision for renewal, as well as answers to many frequently asked questions related to the parish grouping process, which may help address questions you may have that I cannot address in one letter.

 

With prayers this Lent, 

 

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.

 

 


 

Registration is Now Open! -- Don’t forget to re-register for the 2020-2021 school year.  We are now accepting registrations! The first classroom to re-register, or let the office know they will not be returning, will receive a pizza party!  Click on the button below to re-register.  


 

 

 

 

 


 


SJB Baseball Registration

 

Please fill out the registration form below in its entirety. There are seven (7) sections that you must fill out. To complete the registration and ensure participation, 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 March 15, 2020.

2. Payment (cash or check made out to "SJB Athletics") for a one-time $30 family fee (one fee per family per school year)

Please send the two (2) items above to your child's homeroom in an envelope marked "Baseball".

Fee (Non-refundable, Non-transferrable):

4th - 6th (JV) = $80

7th - 8th (V) = $80

Schedule:

Practice Starts: April 1, 2020

Season Starts: April 13, 2020

Playoff Starts: May 18, 2020

Click here to register

 

 


 



 

SJB Softball Registration

 

Please fill out the registration form below in its entirety. There are seven (7) sections that you must fill out. To complete the registration and ensure participation, 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 March 15, 2020.

 2. Payment (cash or check made out to "SJB Athletics") for a one-time $30 family fee (one fee per family per school year)

 Please send the two (2) items above to your child's homeroom in an envelope marked "Softball".

 Fee (Non-refundable, Non-transferrable):

4th - 6th (JV) = $80

7th - 8th (V) = $80

Schedule:

Practice Starts: April 1, 2020

Season Starts: April 13, 2020

Playoff Starts: May 18, 2020

Click here to register

 


 

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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

 


 

 

      

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7th Grade Experience Res Day

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

As visitors, 7th graders will have the opportunity to rotate through all academic areas (plus lunch!) to get a taste of life at Resurrection.  Resurrection students will be out of school to let 7th Graders come explore classes together. Because Resurrection follows a block schedule - with classes meeting for 80 minutes every other day - the 7th grade "Experience Res" Day provides an overview of all academic areas in shorter courses

Time:  8 am - 3 pm

Dress:  Dress casually as long as it is appropriate for school. Gym shoes or similar footwear is appropriate for the variety of classes you may be attending. 

Lunch:  Will be provided!

7th grade girls only for this special day!

Transfer students or general shadow days, 

Please contact Kat Angelini at kangelini@reshs.org or 773.467.4640.  

EXPERIENCE RES DAY

Click here to register

(Current Resurrection students help with the day but 7th graders are not paired with a guide.  In 8th grade students have the opportunity to shadow a current Resurrection student to spend a day experiencing our A/B modified block schedule with longer (80 minute) classes on a typical school day. )

 

Click here for more March Community Events at Resurrection

 

 


 

Click here to register

 

 


 

Register Online using this link: ?Shadow a Lion


 

 

 

Box Tops for Education

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Click here to view a full list of products.

 


 

 

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.

 


 

  

 


 

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


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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

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