Parent Newsletter for January 19, 2018

Dear Parents,

 

I am looking forward to our upcoming Open House and Catholic Schools Week!

 

Open House will be on Sunday, January 28, from 10 am - noon. This kicks off Catholic Schools Week, with lots of fun activities planned. The schedule is posted here:  http://www.sjbschool.org/whatsnew

 

We will begin Open House day with 9:00 am family mass in the church -- and I encourage you to attend. We are asking all current students to wear their uniforms, so that families who visit our school can easily see how wonderful our students are. The 8th graders are to report to the school by 9:30 am that morning to help prepare and act as our guides during the event.

 

After mass, we will welcome current and new families to the school building. Our 8th grade students will be in the gym lobby as well as in the upper grade lobby and extended day, so if current families would like to use the gym entrance, garden entrance, or extended day entrances you may. We encourage all our new families to enter through the doors by the office so Father Meany and I can greet them as they arrive.

 

During Open House, our students will be tour guides for their parents, showing them the wonderful things they have learned in their own classrooms. Teachers will have special activities set up so that parents can experience what their children are learning. Students will be expected to stay with their parents during the entire Open House.

 

For new visitors, we will have tours given by members of the School Advisory Board with our 8th grade students positioned throughout the building to help answer questions. There will be a coat check in Room 2, and the school clubs and activities (including P/SA spiritwear) will be in Extended Day.

 

Our tuition for 2018-19 was sent home this week and is available on our website. We also sent home information about summer camps (also on our website) along with our new “viewbook” that prospective families will receive during Open House and when they tour our school.

 

I encourage you to take time this week to reach out to friends, neighbors, and family members to invite them to our Open House. If you have questions, please let our office staff know.

 

Dr. Mary Maloney

Principal

 


Dear Parishioners,

Catholic School's week begins next Sunday, January 28.  Please visit www.sjbschool.org  for more information on how to support our school or to register your child.

 

For more than 65 years, we've brought to our young people the simple truths of the Gospel of Christ. And the philosophy behind it is simple, too: Start with prayer and people who care deeply about the faith, and keep them as close to the children's budding lives as we can. Today more than ever, we want you to know exactly what that means. We try to apply in a very simply way the theologian Bernard Lonergan's five-fingered exercise taken from his work Method in Theology.

 

Be attentive to the world around you

Be understanding to God's voice in the scriptures and the sacramental life of the Church

Be reasonable by asking God's advice and counsel

Be responsible by always thinking of your neighbor, especially the poor

Be loving by willing to change yourself so that you can live a life for others

 

During Catholic School's week we honor our faculty, staff, students and their families of SJB School! Go Jaguars! We're proud of all your academic and athletic accomplishments! But most of all for your zeal in striving to follow Christ. To abide in His love.

 

Yes, there is darkness and division that is very real in the United States of America today.  And yes, sometimes we fail to live as we would like, but God's love sustains us! Christ's abiding love reaches out to us - the worthy and unworthy - inviting us back to His loving embrace. And yes, I see that happening each day! You're good people! Have hope, have courage, believe. Support our children!

 

Thanks for all your support!

 

Peace,

Father Mike Meany

 


Events This Week

Friday, 1/19/18 -- Free soccer clinic for preschool - 2nd grade, 6-7:30 pm, gym, sponsored by the Athletic Board

Saturday, 1/20/18 -- Glenview Public Library Preschool Fair, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; First Reconciliation for 2nd graders, 1 pm in church with reception to follow

Sunday, 1/21/18 -- Dr. Maloney to speak at St. Martha’s masses, 9 am and 11 am

Tuesday, 1/23 -- Marketing Committee meeting, 7 pm

Wednesday, 1/24 -- Jumping Jaguars free playgroup for kids ages 0-3 and their caregivers, 10-11 am

Thursday, 1/25 -- All school mass, 8:30 am

Saturday, 1/27 -- P/SA Daddy Daughter Dance

Sunday, 1/28 -- Family mass, 9 am (students please wear uniforms), Open House 10 am - noon

 

Catholic Schools Week Activities:

 

Monday 1/29 – Celebration of Community

Students & Staff Spirit Wear Day!

We’re hosting a “Penny Harvest” -- Each child is asked to bring 100 pennies that they harvest from the loose change at home.

Students will use the pennies for learning throughout the day. At the end of the day we will donate ALL the pennies to Uncle Pete’s Ministry.

Prospective families are invited to donate as well!

 

Tuesday 1/30 – Celebration of Teachers

Students wear a top in your teacher’s favorite colors with jeans!

Students are asked to bring cards for their teachers

Join us for Coffee with the Principal from 8:15-9:00, school tours for prospective families at 9:00

 

Wednesday 1/31 – Celebration of the Nation

Students & Staff wear red, white, and blue tops with jeans!

Local governmental officials and veterans will talk with our students

 

Thursday 2/1 – Celebration of Vocations

All current and prospective parents are invited to join us for 8:30 All School Mass and a special blessing of the teachers

We will do a special recognition of our altar servers, and our priests and deacons will speak with classes.

 

Friday 2/2 --  Celebration of Students

Students & Staff wear Hawaiian shirts!

Fun assembly (teachers vs student council in beach volleyball), raffle, announcement of honor roll, and the kids get a treat in their classrooms.

 

Saturday 2/3 -- Celebration of Families

Join us for volleyball games from 11 am – 3:30 pm, and as we recognize our parent volunteers on Facebook and Twitter!

 


Announcements

 

Information about Illinois Tax Credit Scholarships is available:  http://www.sjbschool.org/taxcreditscholarships. Please also remember that FACTS applications are due February 1st, and families who receive financial assistance are asked to apply for FACTS even if they also plan to apply for the TCS.

 

Athletics -- Volleyball has begun! Please view the complete schedule here: http://www.citysuburbanleague.com/sports/volleyball/Volleyball_school_master_schedules.aspx

 

P/SA -- The Daddy Daughter Dance is Saturday, 1/27/18. Please return your reservation by January 22. The flyer is here:  http://www.sjbschool.org/psa

 

The P/SA is in search of a new president, vice-president, and secretary for the 2018-2019 school year. If interested please email Mary Warnicki at maryt8326@hotmail.com.

 

A new coordinator for the P/SA Box Tops program is also requested. Please email the school office if interested.

 

SJB Yearbook -- Purchase and personalize your St. John Brebeuf School Yearbook:  http://www.treering.com/purchase?Passcode=1014084732531224

 

Men’s Club Super Bowl Party -- Sunday, 2/4, flyers went home this week

 

Men’s Club Bingo -- February 11, 3 pm, the flyer can be found at www.sjbschool.org/whatsnew

 

St. Viator musical and luncheon -- St. Viator will host a Musical "The Little Mermaid" will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, February 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 pm  and on Sundays, February 4 & 11 at 1:30 pm in the Jeuck Auditorium.

 

New this year, we will be hosting Lunch Under the Sea with Ariel & friends on February 3rd from 12-2 pm. Attached you will find a flyer with more information.  Here is the link to register.Register Here for Lunch Under the Sea

 

Resurrection Young Women's Math Olympics will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018

 

Youth Ministry Announcements

 

TEENS do you want to make your summer unforgettable? Join St John Brebeuf Youth Ministry for our Summer Service Trip “ALIVE IN YOU 2018”! We are going to St Louis to do service in the local community. The dates are July 17 through July 22, 2018. Registration Fee is $160 until January 31st.  Contact Mrs. Perez at 847-239-2379 for details and to register for this life-changing experience!

 

Our next LIFETEEN MASS and LIFE NIGHT is Sunday, January 28th. Join us in church at the 6:00PM Mass, and enjoy the Life Teen Choir and Notre Dame High School Chorus Ensemble! Then we proceed to FLANAGAN HALL for our evening activities until 8:30pm. Hot dogs, chips, pop, and desserts are served. Enjoy games, inspirational talks, meditation, prayers, and more! ALL TEENS ARE INVITED!

 

COMING IN FEBRUARY!  SJB Youth Ministry will be hosting Steven Joubert live in concert on Sunday, February 18th at 7:00PM in the Parish Ministry Center! Invite your friends and enjoy “Songs and Stories” by our awesome “Alive In You” camp musician, Steven Joubert. $5.00 donation at the door, and coffee, pop, water and light refreshments will be sold during the concert. ALL TEENS ARE INVITED!

 

Feed My Starving Children service project is scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd in the Schaumburg location from 2-4pm. Sign up with Mrs. Pam Perez at 847-239-2379. ALL TEENS AND FAMILIES ARE WELCOME!   

 

Questions? Contact Mrs. Pam Perez, Youth Ministry Director, at 847-966-9815.

 

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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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