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Catholic Community Like No Other
Catholic Community Like No Other.
Mrs. Maura Nash, Principal
April 01, 2019
Dear SJF Families,
I hope you enjoyed your week. One of the things that I value most about this newsletter is that it allows me the opportunity to reflect on all of the things that we have accomplished, all of the things that we have struggled with and learned from and all of the things that we can do better. It allows me to start the following week with a fresh slate, focusing on our priorities.
This upcoming week’s priority is the ASPIRE test. The ASPIRE test impacts our students in grades 3rd - 8th and will be taken April 2nd – 5th. Though this standardized test is important in regard to measuring our students’ academic growth and progress as well as giving our school a gauge as to where we may be experiencing pitfalls in our curriculum, it certainly isn’t everything. I would like to encourage our students to be confident in their abilities, do their absolute best and to celebrate whatever their score may be, but to remember that it isn’t the only way to measure one’s intelligence. This test does not assess the fact that several of our students speak more than one language or can sing, dance and paint a picture. It doesn’t measure their ability to play a musical instrument or their success in an athletic competition. The test...
Katie Canavan, '15 (Marist '19)
Dear SJF Families,
My favorite memory from Fisher was winning the Gold Ball for basketball. Our team had said from the first day of practice in sixth grade that winning that championship was our ultimate end goal. I will never forget the feeling when the buzzer went off in that game and we had finally won, but more so I will always remember the fun we had as a team off of the court.