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Mrs. Maura Nash, Principal
January 17, 2020
Dear SJF Families,
We are half-way through our very busy month. This week our students learned about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a staunch supporter of equal rights, human rights, peace and education. He said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” I am a firm believer that our school embodies just that. I would argue that character comes first. One of our most important jobs is to ensure that our children always act with integrity and have an unwavering strong character. We want to ensure that all of our kids can go out into the world and make a positive impact and difference. Thank you for choosing St. John Fisher and for partnering with us to cultivate these fabulous and inspiring young people.
We will continue to discuss and celebrate the importance of Catholic Schools during Catholic Schools Week which begins for SJF on January 25 th . Please see below the many exciting events ahead. Thank you so much for your continued support and commitment to Catholic education, but...
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. Our “Falcon of the Week” is Mikey McDonald. Mikey walks the halls with a smile on his face and positive words of encouragement ready for anyone he meets! Mikey is always willing to assist his teacher, asking him or her if she needs help throughout the day. He can be counted on to always be the first to push in the lunch chairs and clean the lunch table for his class. Eager to return back from Christmas break, Mikey set a positive tone in his classroom right away. What a great way to start the new year! We can learn so much from Mikey’s everyday behavior and demeanor. Thank you, Mikey, for inspiring us to always remain positive and for reminding us that life is fun! You set an awesome example for all of us each and every day. Keep “Flying like a Falcon”, you’re making a difference! READ MORE
Abby read the passage to her friend and together they worked to understand the questions. The best part of this story is that Abby took this initiative all on her own and was happy to help her classmate. When speaking with Abby’s teacher, she expressed to me that this behavior is not out of the ordinary for Abby and that she is typically the first one to volunteer to help a friend and to help out without having to be asked. We can learn so much from Abby’s everyday behavior. Thank you, Abby, for the awesome example you set for all of us each and every day. Keep “Flying like a Falcon”, you’re making a difference!