2018-2019 School Board
Joe WalshPresident
Kevin Campbell– Secretary
Mari Bangayen   
Jenny Schmidt
Andreea Bahrin     

School Board Minutes


School Advisory Board Meeting
January 7, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm

St. John Brebeuf room 2



MEETING OBJECTIVES: By the end of this meeting, participants will:

  • Approve minutes from December meeting
  • Debrief the work of the sub-committees



  • Read minutes from December



  • Take an inquiry position: ask “why” questions
  • Ground statements in evidence: “Give me an example”; define, identify, explain; and data, observations, and evidence are used
  • Assume positive intentions
  • Start and end on time
  • Be here now- manage your devices
  • No sidebar conversation


Call to order- Joe

Opening Prayer


Roll Call- Yes


Approval of December minutes  

Motion to approve: Mari; Second Alison



Guests - SJB Teachers Amy DuMez and Cathy VanTreese are participating in a leadership internship; shared details regarding their internship projects. Mrs. DuMez is helping facilitate the bullying prevention program; Mrs. VanTreese is facilitating the streamlining of our middle school discipline process.

New Marketing and Enrollment Director Michael Giordano was introduced; harnessing the power of social media and alumni  relations



Pastor’s Report- Fr. Samborski:  

Focus on Christmas

Archdiocese had Bishop meeting- national Bishop meeting held in Mundelein

Our grouping (SJB, St. Martha’s, St. Isaac Jogues) will not be activated in the immediate future



Principal’s Report- Mary Maloney:

Catholic Schools Week


Old Business

Marketing – P/SA is on board to facilitate a resource/directory of families,

Create documents/booklet about why parents volunteer for SAB, P/SA, and Athletic Board. Pictures and testimonies. Work on it for the start of the school year 2019/2020.


Spring fundraiser:

Joe and John Jekot looking into a Queen of Hearts raffle; we have the licensing that allows us to do so. Joe C. will have a bar in Edison Park (the Point) and Chasers are willing to sell tickets. Look into an additional bar as a backup.


Tuition for FY20- submitted


New Business

  • Catholic Schools Week January 27-February 1
  • Gala funds overall
  • Calendar- Joe- Have coordination with Kathleen and Athletic Board
  • Sub-Committee Updates
  • Enrichment Programs- coordinate dates with Kathleen; send out an interest survey to teachers to see what they would like to teach; schedule between sports 3/21- 4/12
  • Mention to teachers about what do they want to do for programs


  • Motion; Mari
  • 2nd : Jenny and Alison
  • Pass                                                                        


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