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Mrs. Maura Nash, Principal

Friday Thoughts 12/7/18

Posted on Dec 07, 2018

Dear SJF Families,

Thank you so very much for your sincere interest, concern, and support in our transition process.  I know that this is a critical and pivotal time for our strong school and community and it takes a village to reach our highest potential.  Reflecting on the School Advisory Board (SAB) Meeting from this past Tuesday night, I would like to consider that evening as the first of many future opportunities to discuss suggestions, questions, concerns and celebrations in an open, honest and transparent environment.  In the spirit of this new journey together, here you will find the meeting minutes from Tuesday nightThese minutes will also be posted to our school website. As I stressed Tuesday, communication and transparency is absolutely a top priority. The SAB, Fr. Ken, Mrs. Reed, Dr. Chermak and I will be working very closely together and intend to keep you abreast of all of the happenings moving forward.  SJF truly is a special place that I am privileged to be a part of! I look forward to working with you and learning from you as we continue to integrate best practices for our students and families ensuring that they are rich in faith, family, academic excellence, and tradition.

Thanks to Becky Rusch, Gerry Neylon and all the parent volunteers that inspired our students yesterday about the importance of giving to others.  We are very grateful for your generous contributions to “Christmas Without Cancer.”

Wednesday night, the St. John Fisher Children's Choir sang at Beverly Bank for a special holiday event; everyone loved them!

Tomorrow, December 8th, is the Feast of Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times are 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

The Women’s Club will kick in the holiday season on Saturday at Ridge Country Club at the Holiday Lunch and Vendor Boutique. 

Sunday, December 9th, please join us at the 10 a.m. mass for the Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  There will be a Children’s Rose Procession and family rosary following mass.

Cookie orders for Santa's busy Bakery are due on Monday, December 10th.  

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 – Adult and Children’s Choir Concert – in church at 7 pm.   There will also be several soloists featured.  A free will offering to support the Music Ministry Program would be greatly appreciated.

DECEMBER 16th, St. Lucy Bake Sale - Looking ahead, we are looking for donations for a bake sale in honor of St. Lucy's Feast (12/13) after the 10 AM Mass.  If you are willing to contribute a treat, please email us at Proceeds will go towards Pro Labore Dei.

Dismissal for Friday, December 21st will be at 12:30.  Students will need to bring their own lunch.  No hot lunch will be provided.

Many of our students had ordered lunch on our snow day.  The makeup day will be January 10th.  More instructions to follow.

Have a great weekend!

-Maura Nash