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Midweek News Messages from SJF

Our all school mass has been rescheduled to 10:00 AM this Friday.  All are welcome!


Band.  We are excited to welcome Mr. Bill Gula who is our new band director.  Mr. Gula will meet with the existing band members on Monday, September 10th at 8 a.m. (no instruments needed).  He will also be providing band information to all of our fourth and fifth graders later on Monday.  Please email with questions. 


Mass.  Click here  for information about our "mass challenge" that begins Sunday.  Please email Kristin Mlyniec with questions.


Future Falcon Cheer Camp for girls in grades K-4 is scheduled for Friday, September 14th. Click here for information and registration. 


Queen of Hearts Raffle tickets will be sold after school outside the office today and on Thursday until 3 p.m.


A Message from Mr. Gibson regarding September 11th

My name is Michael Gibson and I am the new 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at St. John Fisher.  I want to take a moment to get the word out for a fundraiser we are holding in conjunction with the 19th Ward on September 11th.   

We are working with the Ward and other schools in the area to have a memorial installed at King Lockhart Park  on 106th and Western Avenue in honor of the First Responders who traveled to NYC following the attacks.  Pieces of steel from ground zero have been donated by the NYFD to the City of Chicago, as well as to the family of Herbie Johnson, who tragically passed away in the line of duty in 2012. 

The steel has been crafted into a sculpture (click here to see photo 1  and photo 2) and we have been asked to help secure funding to install the monument at the park. This project is a unique opportunity to display a piece of American History in our own backyard, while highlighting the contributions made by many Chicagoans. 

As a school, we will be collecting funds for a Patriotic Dress-Up Day for each student who makes a cash donation on September 11th. Students can be out of uniform in red, white and blue (no costumes please).  Additional donations from families will be gratefully accepted.  Checks can be made payable to St. John Fisher School.  

Please address questions to me at Thank you all and God bless!


And finally, a message from the FisherFest Committee

FisherFest is 1 week away!!!

This year, as mentioned at the school Open House, we are hosting the inaugural ~

~"Special Hours for our Friends with Special Needs" day~

Friday, September 14, 2018 between 3-5 PM

to allow families with children with special needs an opportunity to attend the fest with reduced stimulation and multisensory awareness. Families are welcome to enjoy some of the FisherFest rides, free of charge.  Please contact Denise Kovacs at 773-875-3650 or Millissa Murdoch at 773-391-8579 for more information, or email us at address below. If possible, please respond via email. Or by calling to let us know you hope to attend by Friday September 7th. Flyers available for distribution. Please contact us or see attached flyer. 

Remaining Mega Bracelet Sale Hours and Locations:

St. John Fisher School

10200 S. Washtenaw, Chicago IL

Tuesday:        Sept 11th          6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Kane Hall

Wednesday:    Sept 12th         5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Kane Hall


We hope to see you all for fun and fellowship with magnificent midway rides, talented local bands, delicious neighborhood food and rewarding games for the whole family to enjoy.

Lastly, there is still time to purchase your Grand Raffle ticket, and be entered into the $1,000 tuition credit raffle.  Just purchase your ticket online here or after Mass or at MegaBracelet sales before 8 PM on 9/12, and you will be entered.  Note SJF next to your Last name to confirm School Family.  Classroom with most raffle tickets sold by end of day 9/11 wins $3 in food tickets per student! 

And please consider volunteering at the fest:

Raffle Sales/Food setup Thurs-Sun

Ticket Booths

Kids Area

Or email us to help with security or any of the above.  Thanks!  

If you have any questions, please call the St. John Fisher Parish rectory at 773-445-6565, or email us at

Thank you,

St. John FisherFest 2018 Committee


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