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Catholic Community Like No Other
Catholic Community Like No Other.
Mr Jim Fornaciari Principal
October 14, 2018
Dear SJF Parents,
As the temperatures dropped towards the end of last week, our classrooms became much more comfortable. Although our students enjoy the warmth of summer, they seemed relieved that fall has finally arrived. The falling temperatures did more than make classrooms more comfortable. They also helped to remind us that the school year is moving by quickly.
Being short of time is something many of us seem to experience. In today’s busy world it seems like there is never enough time to complete our long “to do list”. Many of our students also face difficulties in navigating school and family responsibilities. For some young people it might be easy to let these tasks mount up to the point of capitulation. How can we help our children avoid this trap?
We can start by demonstrating that every day counts. Many of us have worked with someone that manages to make something out of the most challenging of days. These people seem to have embraced the mindset of living life to the fullest. They look at each day as another opportunity. This sounds much easier than it really is. What is their secret? United States Olympian Meghan O’Leary came to understand and appreciate the importance of attacking each day. Her story offers some insight which...
Tom Dowling is a proud member of the St. John Fisher Class of 2010 and recently received the prestigious Truman Scholarship. Currently a Junior at the University of Illinois, Tom was nominated by the university and was one of only 62 nationally selected recipients from a field of over 750 nominees.