Parent Newsletter for November 15, 2019




Our Middle School students make a difference at Feed My Starving Children


        SJB School Parent Newsletter 11/15/19   


A Letter From Dr. Maloney


Dear SJB Families, 


I am so proud of our middle school students! They made a real difference this week, packing food for those less fortunate at Feed My Starving Children. I would like to thank our 8th graders for providing guidance and leadership for the rest of the students. Great job, Jaguars!


Please join us at our Family Mass on Sunday, November 17 at 10:45, and in the PMC following mass for some refreshments. Students who attend will receive a spirit wear pass and have a treat at lunch with Dr. Maloney!


Our students in grades 3-8 will take the interim ACT Aspire assessment the week of November 18. The purpose of this interim assessment is to help us gage our progress thus far, and make adjustments if necessary. (We take the major ACT Aspire summative test in April.) 


Our prayers are with the families of St. Thecla and St. Eugene during this time. We will be offering an Open House on Tuesday, November 19 during the day for drop-in tours, and at 6:00-8:00 in the evening. Please feel free to share this information with families from those communities. 


Parent/Teacher conferences are November 25th and 26th. Please sign up on the sign-up document in the link sent to you via email. This conference is required, and is a great way to receive specific feedback about your child’s overall growth.


Here are a few dates in the next few weeks that are important. There are additional dates on hour school calendar.

11/18    ACT interim assessments 11/18-11/22

11/19    Informal Open House during the day 

Informal Open House 6:00-8:00 

11/20    Report Cards go home

Jean Day (w/fall shirt)  $1

11/21    School Mass 8:30

    Jumping Jaguars 8:30

11/25    12:00 dismissal for students

    Conferences 1:00-7:00

11/26    No school for students

    Conferences 8:30-1:30

11/27    No school-Thanksgiving holiday

11/28    No school-Thanksgiving holiday

11/29    No school-Thanksgiving holiday


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 if you have any questions.




Dr. Maloney



A Letter from Father Meany        


Dear Parishioners, 


Gardens constantly change. Each fall, new plants bloom while others enter dormancy. Trees put on a brilliant show as they conserve energy for winter and the new growing season.


Look at how our parish evolved in its first 66 years. The parish began with a little church on the south end of the property to what is now our beautiful church of today. Our simple beginnings have grown to include a school, a large ministry center, and ministries to the poor and needy. 


Thank for your ministry and prayerful support. At Christmas we give thanks for the blessings that God has given us. It is a time when we reflect on the past and look to the future in hope. By rethinking the past, we change how we see the present, which prompts us in turn to reimagine the future.  


I'm grateful for your collective endeavors which advance our parish mission and look forward to collaborating with you in the coming new year. 


God Bless you, 


Father Mike Meany








Reminder -- Students will need to provide a doctor's note if they bring cough drops to school.  Cough drops will not be allowed without the doctor's note. 



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 to register.







Attention all Volunteers

St. John Brebeuf will host a Virtus "Protecting God's Children" training on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 1-4 pm. If you are a volunteer with the school, this is a required training. This is mandatory in order to attend any field trips, do lunch supervision or if you spend a lot of time in the school. We understand many of you have already completed this training, which only needs to be done once.

To register, please go into your account or create a new account at and select the training at St. John Brebeuf. Please make sure that you arrive on time, sign in, and you must attend the entire training to receive credit.  When registering and choosing your site, please choose St. John Brebeuf School.  

If you have questions, please contact the St. John Brebeuf School Virtus Site Administrator:  Kathleen McErlean (school) 847-966-3266.





SJB Volleyball Registration 2019-2020 

This form is required for each child to participate in this sports program. 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 Nov 25, 2019.

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 "Volleyball".

Fee (Non-refundable, Non-transferrable):

4th - 5th = $85

6th - 8th = $100


Practice Starts: Dec 23, 2019

Season Starts: Jan 20, 2020

Playoff Starts: Mar 28, 2020



Thank you to all who participated and donated to our annual school walkathon.  We raised over $7000 to support our athletic programs. The athletic board will be purchasing a new Jaguar mascot.

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Loyola Academy Dance Team


12:00 pm - 2:00pm

All 6th-8th grade students

Loyola Academy Cafeteria

Contact: Cindy McLean, Loyola Academy Varsity Poms Coach

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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



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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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Amazon Smile -- Love Want to help support St. John Brebeuf School-Niles? If so, please click the following link ( each time prior to doing your shopping on 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.

Box Tops for Education -- 

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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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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


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Please call the school office to set up a tour.


Required Training for Parents/Guardians





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