Notes from Mrs. Nash 5.24.19
Posted on May 27, 2019
Dear SJF Families, I hope you had a wonderful week. Thank everyone who came out and participated in the School Board’s two “Desserts & Discussion” feedback sessions over the last two weeks. We had great turnout and very much appreciate everyone’s input. I know the board and committee members are already hard at work comparing notes and reviewing the ideas that were raised. We look forward to reporting out more broadly on next steps in our strategic planning efforts in the coming months. If you weren’t able to attend but would like to contribute feedback on any of the five focus areas - academics/curriculum, mission & culture, finances & fundraising, marketing & communications, and campus space planning - or get more involved in our planning work, please feel free to email email@example.com.
Also, please don’t forget to fill out the 5Essentials survey if you haven’t already. The survey window closes at the end of next week. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete, and the more of us that participate, the better the feedback we’ll get back. You can complete the survey by clicking here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/archchicago/survey/parent.
I want to thank Modie Lavin and the Conner Lowry Foundation from the bottom of my heart for generously providing scholarship funds to 4 of our 7th grade students for the 2019-2020 school year in Conner’s name. Conner was proud to be a Falcon and died fighting for our country. It was his mission in life to “live life large” and to always take care of those around him. This year, in order to apply for the scholarship, Modie Lavin embraced our “Be the Nice Kid” mantra, and students had to conduct an act of kindness and document it with photographs and an essay discussing the act along with how it made them feel and what the impact of their project was. Congratulations to our winners this year: Lucy Mlyniec, Cole Adamski, Kate Griffin and Grace Monahan. In addition to the scholarship, Modie Lavin and the Foundation have also graciously donated funds to renovate our gym in Conner’s name. Our kids are so fortunate to utilize this new facility in addition to having the daily reminder of Conner’s sacrifice. Thank you Modie Lavin and the Conner Lowry Foundation; we are eternally grateful! On the heels of Memorial Day, perhaps we can all embrace Modie Lavin’s message for this weekend and have a moment of reflection to give thanks for all of those brave men and women who have died for our freedom.
Thank you so much for your continued support of Catholic education. Please take time this weekend to pray for all of our veterans and spend quality time with your loved ones.
Mrs. Maura Nash