Parent Newsletter for September 04, 2021



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St. John Brebeuf’s Oktoberfest!


SJB School Parent Newsletter

September 4, 2021


A Letter From Dr. Maloney


Dear SJB Families,


Our Oktoberfest celebration is almost here! Please join us on September 10 and 11 in the school parking lot for live music, Oktoberfest food, and beverages, bouncy houses, and fun for the whole family! This event is open to our entire Niles/Morton Grove community! 


We need SJB school and parish volunteers to help run this event. I am hoping that this event will become our major fundraiser. (We will still have a Gala in February!!!) We need your help to staff, promote, and attend the event. Please sign up for a shift or two using this link:


We are pleased to have our food provided by Paulina Market. They are serving Oktoberfest favorites that include a variety of grilled bratwurst, sausage and hot dogs, German potato salad, and large, soft pretzels! Come look for my two sons, Pat and Quinn, who will be helping grill and serve the food. Oktoberfest beverages include the following beer: Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Samuel Adams’ Oktoberfest, and Hacker Pschorr. Make sure to purchase our souvenir 24 ounce Oktoberfest mug to use the whole weekend! We will also offer Truly's, White Claw, red and white wine, water, and soft drinks. The beverages will be served by our very own SJB staff! 


Tickets and wristbands for the event may be purchased in advance by following the link on our school website You may also purchase tickets and wristbands at the event with cash or a credit card. Tickets are $1 each. Tickets will be required to purchase food and beverages. For the children, we are selling two types of wristbands for the event:  


All-Access Wristband: $40.00, Includes unlimited access to pony rides and petting zoo (Saturday 2-5) and bouncy houses (each day)

Bouncy House Wristband: $20.00, Unlimited bouncy house access each day

The train will be run separately and require the purchase of tickets at the event.


Oktoberfest Schedule of Events

Friday, September 10

5:30        Ed Wagner’s Brass Band starts to play

6:00        Blessing of the keg and opening ceremony

  • Beer and food sales begin
  • Bouncy Houses, a train, and corn-hole open 
  • 50/50 raffle ticket sales begin
  • Kona Ice truck (until 9:00)

5:30-7:30    Live music: Ed Wagner’s Brass Band 

7:00        Guided school tour for alumni and interested people

8:00-10:00    Live music: Wall of Denial (Chicago’s finest Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band)

10:00        Bouncy Houses close

11:00        Event closes


Saturday, September 11

1:00        Beer and food sales begin

  • Bouncy Houses, a train, and corn-hole open
  • 50/50 raffle ticket sales begin

1:00-7:00    SJB’s very own DJ BJ!

2:00-5:00    Children’s activities (petting zoo, pony rides, face painting)

  •  Kona Ice truck

4:00        Guided school tour for alumni and interested people 

8:00-10:00    Live music: The Fairlanes (an eclectic mix of your favorite hits)

10:00        Bouncy Houses close    

11:00        Event closes


Parking on Friday, September 10 during drop off and pick-up: Please park in the church parking lot only. You may walk near the front of the school to drop off or pick up younger students, especially if you usually park in the school lot. 


Air Conditioning: Thank you so much for your generosity with your support of our new air conditioning units! I am overwhelmed by your kindness. I appreciate Fr. Jason’s focus on providing a comfortable learning environment for our students!


Welcome Fr. Jason: Our school community is welcoming Fr. Jason as our new Pastor during our school Mass on Friday, September 10 at 8:30. I would like to invite any parents who are able to attend to join us. 


Virtus: All parents need to be Virtus trained and complete all other requirements in order to volunteer, go on field trips, or coach. Go to to set up your account, participate in the online training, or check your existing account to make sure you have completed all monthly bulletins and required items. 


I hope to see you tonight at our Oktoberfest, both as volunteers and as participants! 


As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.




Dr. Maloney




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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 four (4) sections that you must fill out.

To complete the registration and ensure participation, please send payment of $30 (cash or check made out to "SJB Athletics") by September 13, 2021.  The fee includes a Jr. Jaguars T-shirt.  Please send payment to your child's homeroom in an envelope marked "Jr. Jaguars Soccer".

Gender: Girls and Boys

Age Group: 1st - 3rd grade

Dates: Every Monday from September 20-October 18, 2021 (OFF on October 11 no school).

Time: 4:30 - 5:45pm 

Location: SJB school south lawn

The SJB Jr. Jaguar Soccer Clinic is an instructional program designed to introduce our 1st – 3rd-grade athletes to the basic skills of soccer in a structured, organized, and fun environment. The focus will be on teaching proper foot skills, passing, receiving, shooting, ball control, and defensive fundamentals as well as emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship. All sessions will be conveniently held outside on the south lawn at SJB. If inclement weather, they will meet in the gym. Please send your child with a water bottle and a soccer ball (if they have one).

For any questions regarding this program please contact: Eloy Salazar at (847) 708-8514 or

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It's time for 2021-22 St. John Brebeuf School Basketball Registration! All aspects of any sport in our athletic program are/will be subject to current COVID-19 safety protocols.

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 six (6) 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 September 7, 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)

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

Fee (Non-refundable, Non-transferrable):

4th - 5th = $90

6th - 8th = $115


Practice Starts: Sept. 20, 2021

Season Starts: Oct 11, 2021

Girls Playoff Starts: Dec 13, 2021

Boys Playoff Starts: Jan 10, 2022

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Including All Parish Children and RE Students:

5:00 PM TUESDAY, August 31


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TUESDAY 5:00 to 6:00 pm for All Students Grades 5-8

Including All Parish Children and RE Students

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