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Mrs. Maura Nash, Principal

Notes from Mrs. Nash 9/27/19

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

Dear SJF Families, Homecoming is upon us and the energy level in the building is higher than ever (which I didn’t know was possible)! Thank you so much to our SOAR kids and moderators, Mrs. O’Shea and Ms. Schiavone, for orchestrating today’s Pep Rally jam-packed with schoolspirit! There is a slew of activities this upcoming weekend to help us celebrate SJF, beginning with the Homecoming Dance for our 7th & 8th grade falcons tonight in Kane Hall from 7-9pm, the Homecoming Parade tomorrow at 10am and the football games at Beverly Park beginning at 11am. Thank you in advance to all who have organized and volunteered their time to make these awesome events possible for our fortunate kids! Wishing you all a fun, exciting and safe Homecoming weekend! May we do our best, demonstrating good sportsmanship, representing our school community well. Thank you so much for your continued support of Catholic education, and specifically St. John Fisher School. GO FALCONS! -Mrs. Maura Nash

Notes from Mrs. Nash 9/20/19

Posted on Sep 23, 2019

Dear SJF Families, Let me begin by thanking you for not only attending Fisherfest, but also to all who volunteered their time and talent in order to make this fundraiser possible. Fisherfest helps support the vitality of our parish community and we couldn’t do it without all of you! This past Tuesday, Mr. Roy Petitfils, M.A., LPC, joined our school community, speaking with our 5 th – 8th grade students and faculty during the day and our parents in the evening. Thank you to all of you who attended this event. I hope it was a meaningful experience in which you felt you were able to walk away with valuable information that you can utilize in your most important role as being a parent, guardian or mentor to a young person in today’s world. Below are book recommendations that touch on some of Mr. Petitfils’ themes that include: anxiety, bullying, social media and the gift of letting our children fail. One of the major takeaways from Mr. Petitfils’ conversation was that we are all in this together and that we need one another in order to do this tough job. We are all working toward the same goal of raising happy, healthy and confident children who will contribute positively to the world. If you missed this event, Mr. Petitfils will be visiting the Christ the King School Community on October 9th . All are welcome! As always, there are many exciting things happening in our school community. Below you will find information outlining all of our upcoming events. Thank you so much for your continued support of Catholic education, and specifically St. John Fisher School. 

In unity and hope, -Mrs. Maura Nash 

Notes from Mrs. Nash 9/12/19

Posted on Sep 13, 2019

Dear SJF Families, It is hard to believe that Fisherfest is upon us! Thank you so much to all of our selfless volunteers who make this event such a great success. Fisherfest is such an important fundraiser that supports the vitality of our cherished parish. As we are on the cusp of this exciting weekend, together, let us remind and encourage our children to represent our school community well by staying safe, respectful of our church and school grounds and kind to one another including all of the visitors joining our parish community this weekend. Let’s fly like falcons! Here’s to another great Fisherfest weekend. I’ll see you in the fun house! Thank you so much for your continued support of Catholic education, and specifically St. John Fisher School. In unity and hope, -Mrs. Maura Nash

Notes from Mrs. Nash 8/30/19

Posted on Sep 04, 2019

Dear SJF Families, We are off and running into the new school year! Teachers and students are getting back into the groove of their routines and we are all gaining more confidence each day in our new roles. SJF certainly isn’t lacking for excitement or events all of which are outlined below. One of our new school-wide initiatives is the Falcon of the Week which is directly tied to our school theme, “Fly Like a Falcon.” We are so excited and looking forward to welcoming all of you to our Back to School Night this upcoming Wednesday, September 4th. For now, have a wonderful Labor Day weekend with your family and friends and don’t forget to “Fly Like a Falcon!” Thank you for your continued support of Catholic education and specifically St. John Fisher. In unity and hope, Mrs. Maura Nash

Important Announcements

• For general school questions, please feel free to call Kate Spadoni in the school office at 773-445-4737 or email at

• Students are allowed to wear shorts until October 1st - • Be safe when walking to and from school! Students should cross 103rd street with the crossing guard at the stop light.

• Donuts on the Lawn will take place immediately following 10am mass on September 8 th .

ETC classes begin Monday, September 9 th .

• There is a School Advisory Board (SAB) meeting on Tuesday, September 10th in the Teacher’s Lounge.

• Fisher Fest begins Thursday, September 12th! *There will be NO SCHOOL onFriday, September 13th .

• Save the Date! September 17th: Roy Petitfils, Licensed Counselor, will be presenting to the students during the school day and parents in the evening. Mr. Petitfils is an internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. He is a therapist at Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, LA and holds a Masters in Mental Health and School Counseling from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

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