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Friday Thoughts June 1 2018

Posted on Jun 01, 2018

Dear Fisher Falcons,

The first of June is here! Is it my old age or does time just fly much faster than ever before? Despite the extreme heat in the classrooms, our teachers and students remain focused on finishing with a flourish as we wind down the academic year. Rockets have been launched very successfully by the fourth graders, pre-schoolers have “graduated” and are well on their way to more “formal education”, the kindergarteners enjoyed a taco feast today, the fifth and sixth graders had a great softball tournament and day at the park and the class of 2018 was saluted at the Just Desserts on Wednesday evening. Other than that, it has been a quiet week. The eighth grade dance is tonight and Sunday is graduation…. These are indeed very busy days.

The Just Desserts event was a grand celebration of the many accomplishments the class of 2018 achieved both here at SJF and at the high schools the will be attending in the Fall. I am so proud to announce that the class has earned well over $165,000 in high school scholarships. Congratulations to a very talented group of young people.

Looking ahead, students may be out of uniform all next week, but we ask that Thursday, the last day of school, they come dressed more appropriately for church. The final bell of the school year will ring immediately after Mass which begins at 9:15. All are welcome for the mass.

Please also remember that the students will be “brown bagging” next week because we will not be serving hot lunches. They will also have to bring drinks.

We will be collecting “gently used” school supplies and book bags for the Pro Labore Dei mission next week. So often our kids discard crayons, markers and half-full notebooks that the people at the mission can use for their programs. Know they will be grateful for your generosity.

The 19th Ward is sponsoring a blood drive in Kane Hall on behalf for our local hero Beau Dowling on Saturday, June 9th from 9:00-3:00. Details will follow.

Thank you for your participation in the Queen of Hearts Raffle that continues to grow each week. Your chance at finding the queen could result in a prize that could finance a cruise and allow you to hire and nanny for a week. Thanks for your support.

We still have a few families with outstanding tuition balances. They must be paid in full before we can release report cards on Thursday morning. If that is a problem, please let me know. Thanks.

Have a great weekend.