Parent Newsletter for February 26, 2021

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SJB School Parent Newsletter 2/26/21


A Letter From Dr. Maloney


Dear SJB Families, 


It is time to re-register for next year! I have some great news about our tuition rates. Fr. Meany determined that we will no longer have parishioner and non-parishioner rates. We will have one tuition rate, based on this year’s parishioner rate. The requirement to pay the $320 parish offering has been removed. (Of course, parishioners are still asked to contribute to the parish offering through the parish.) Please look at the tuition scale further down in this newsletter. 


Registration: The first class to have 100% of the students registered, or parents notify the office that they are not returning, will earn a special lunch!  Please visit our website at and find the blue “button” on the right side that says “Register”. Under the button it says “Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year!” Please register as soon as possible- our registration numbers determine our staffing levels for the next school year. 


Intramural Volleyball: We are excited to announce that we will have intramural volleyball in grades 4-8 for in-person learners! Our SJB Athletic Board will begin the registration process shortly. We will follow the intramural model; we will not engage in interscholastic competition against other schools. There are stringent Covid-19 safety protocols that must be followed, as outlined by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools. More information is coming soon!


Shopping with Amazon Benefits SJB: Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% to St. John Brebeuf Parish & School! Please click the following link ( each time prior to doing your shopping on  Please share this information with your family and friends!


Morning Drop Off Reminders: Please make sure that you are here promptly. All children should have their coats on and zipped, hats and gloves on, masks on, and backpacks ready before you leave home.



The Archdiocese will be sharing updated Travel and Close Exposure Quarantine Guidelines in the near future. 


Covid Reporting: Please continue to notify myself or our office email address if there are any positive Covid cases in your family, or if your family has been exposed to a positive case. Thank you!


Girl Scout Cookie Pick Up: There will be a Girl Scout Cookie drive-through booth over the next few weekends. Please see the details below.


Fish Fries Are Back!!! Starting March 5th, St. John Brebeuf Parish will sponsor Friday fish fries during Lent. You should order ahead and pick up the dinners from Lone Tree Manor restaurant. See details further down in this newsletter.


Winter Clothing: Please make sure your children are dressed for winter weather. Per Covid safety guidelines, we will go outside as much as possible, especially during recess. All students should wear boots and bring gym shoes to change into, as well as hats, gloves, winter coats, etc. Girls should wear flannel pants, tights, or leggings under their skirts. 



Any parent or grandparent who wishes to volunteer in school, chaperone field trips, coach, or attend holiday parties during the school day must be Virtus trained. Virtus training is being offered online right now. Select “Chicago (Archdiocese)” when you begin the registration process. Here is the link for registering:


Important Dates-

March 3-    Report Cards go home

March 5-    Early Dismissal 11:30

March 5-    Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences (by invitation only)

         SJB Parish Fish Fry

March 26-  8th Grade Confirmation

April 1-9-   Spring Break


Please contact our office if you have any questions.



Dr. Maloney




 A Letter from Father Meany 


Dear Parishioners, 


Lent is a time to work on our connectedness, our shared values with fellow parishioners and the larger community. This is how we ensure there is hope for the future. 


Any realistic strategy for our continued health and happiness as a Catholic parish community has to start with the past and the present. When we look backward we see a proud story of hard work and sacrifices to build up our young people and their families in the ways of faith, reach out to those in need, and support one another in sickness and at times of death. This story includes enjoying friendships as we journey through the middle years of life. 


Together, you have carried on through all the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties in which followers of Christ embrace together. You have been so supportive of your pastors, associate pastors, school, and parish leaders by moving away from individual silos to a connectedness born of a shared mission. 


The present situation is very much the same, although with new actors who are willing to step up to assume new leadership roles. The Safety Team is one outstanding example of mutual cooperation and respect that is alive and well. Instead of divisive enclaves that we see so often today, we have here at SJB an ethnic and social melting pot where a shared faith acts as a binding mechanism across cultural and racial differences. 


Join us for the Lenten Mission


Please note that our Lenten Mission will be at all Masses on the weekend of March 12-14. Please see the Lenten Missions page for details. We hope you will join us.


Thank you for your good example! Stay safe!


Fr. Mike Meany





Tuition Rates for the 2021-2022 School Year




Chromebook Support -- If you are in need of technical support throughout the Hybrid Learning period, please contact Mr. Taylor at  Chrome Remote Desktop is available on every Chromebook.  Click here to learn more about remote support.

Many issues can be resolved by performing a few basic steps.  Click here to view the Student Chromebook Troubleshooting Guide. 




 Lunch Menu  


Click here to download the menu

        Nutritional Information

        Allergen Information




 Girls Scouts  





Holy Name Men’s Club- Lenten Fish Fry 

(Click here to download the flyer)



 St. John Brebeuf Church Lenten Schedule 



 Lenten Mission 



 Niles Public Library 


The library building will have new hours for patrons to come inside to browse and use self-checkout stations starting Wednesday, Jan. 27th. Even though the browsing windows are 2-3 hours long, patrons will only be allowed in the building for a maximum of 45 minutes per day.



  • 10am-12pm
  • 2pm-4pm
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm


  • 9:30am-12pm
  • 1pm-4:30pm


Patrons can continue to use our No Contact Holds Pick Up by calling 847-663-6662. You also have an option to schedule a No Contact Holds Pick Up online when you receive your email notification that your holds are ready.


Please observe these safety guidelines when in the building:

  • Wear your face mask over your mouth and nose.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Keep 6 feet apart from others.
  • Limit visits to 45 minutes or less.
  • Consume food and drinks outside.
  • Supervise children ages 13 and under.

For more information go to




 Box Tops for Education



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St. John Brebeuf School


8301 N. Harlem Ave.

Niles, IL 60714

(847) 966-3266

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday:  8:00 am - 3:30 pm



Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year!


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

Click here for more information


Required Training for Parents/Guardians 


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