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Mrs. Maura Nash, Principal
December 09, 2019
Dear SJF Families, We are back into the swing of things after our well-deserved Thanksgiving break! The students have returned refreshed and ready to be challenged! Speaking of challenges, please join me in wishing our 8th graders the BEST OF LUCK this weekend as many of our students prepare to take the Catholic High School Entrance Exam this Saturday. Today we had our traditional blessing for the class of 2020 from our kindergarteners, 7th grade, junior high teachers, Fr. Ken and the SJF Leadership Team. Our kindergarteners made gift bags for the 8th graders filled with a prayer, pencils, and smarties and the 7th grade wrote letters of well-wishes to each 8th grade student. We are incredibly proud of our 8th grade students and know they will do their best on Saturday. You have sacrificed so much to get your children to this point. Thank you for all of the encouragement, love and support you have given your children, paving the way for their successful future. Thank you to our faculty and staff who have cultivated strong relationships with our students, enriching their lives and guiding them to become the best versions of themselves. We are confident that our students are well-prepared for this exam and are ready to take this important step toward their high school journey. It is...
This year, our school theme is “Fly Like a Falcon.” At school, we are intentionally discussing what it means to be a falcon. Falcons soar above, capturing an aerial view of what is going on below. We are encouraging our school community to “soar above” things that might bring us down, not allowing us to be our best selves. We are on a school-wide crusade to “Fly Like a Falcon,” lifting one another up, celebrating the positive interactions and kind behavior that our students demonstrate each and every day. This week Marty Flynn was nominated to be our “Falcon of the Week”. Throughout the year thus far, I have frequently heard great things about Marty Flynn. From parents and teachers alike, I have always heard that “Marty Flynn is a great kid and someone you could count on”. It was no surprise to me that Marty was nominated this week!
Recently, Marty started leaving post-it notes in his desk for students in other classes who sit in his homeroom seat saying, “If you forgot your pen/pencil, you can borrow this one. Have a good day”. This small gesture shows how kind Marty is. Marty is the first to hold a door for someone, volunteer and lend a helping hand to help out a friend, peer or teacher in class. He is also an excellent patrol guard who is beyond responsible. Marty takes this role seriously, making sure all of our falcons and their families are safe as they cross the street. Marty, we are lucky and proud that you are a falcon and grateful for the awesome example you set each and every day for all of us. Keep “Flying like a Falcon,” Marty; you’re making a difference!