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Preschooler Molly Duhig

Our school theme is “Fly Like a Falcon.” At school, we are intentionally discussing what it means to be a falcon. We are encouraging our school community to “soar above” things that might bring us down, not allowing us to be our best selves. We are on a school-wide crusade to “Fly Like a Falcon,” lifting one another up, celebrating the positive interactions and kind behavior that our students and staff demonstrate each and every day. 

4th Grader Franki Nendza

Posted on Mar 02, 2021

Our school theme is “Fly Like a Falcon.” At school, we are intentionally discussing what it means to be a falcon. We are encouraging our school community to “soar above” things that might bring us down, not allowing us to be our best selves. We are on a school-wide crusade to “Fly Like Falcons,” lifting one another up, celebrating the positive interactions and kind behavior that our students and staff demonstrate each and every day. Franki’s teachers overwhelmingly nominated her to be the Falcon of the Week. Franki has consistenly been a positive force and bright spot in her class this year, not only among her teachers, but also among her peers. Franki possesses wonderful qualities. She is kind, thoughtful, gentle, funny and humble. Franki quietly helps others. She is very intuitive and often can tell when one of her friends or classmates is sad. She makes every effort to lift the spirits of those around her and tries to contribute to making her classmates happy and her classroom a fun and welcoming place to be. Because of COVID, there are a lot of “extras” that our teachers have to do this year including more frequent disinfecting of desks, tables, etc. Franki is always offering to assist her teachers with this task among many others to help lighten their load. Franki is a kind soul whose goal in life is to make those around her feel happy and loved. Thank you, Franki, for reminding us what life is all about. Keep flying like a Falcon, you are making a difference!

Cooper McAlilly

Posted on Jan 29, 2021

Our school theme is “Fly Like a Falcon.” At school, we are intentionally discussing what it means to be a falcon. We are encouraging our school community to “soar above” things that might bring us down, not allowing us to be our best selves. We are on a school-wide crusade to “Fly Like a Falcon,” lifting one another up, celebrating the positive interactions and kind behavior that our students and staff demonstrate each and every day. Cooper fits this description to a “T”. He has comfortably settled into the role of a leader this year. We are so proud of Cooper’s maturity, work ethic, resiliency and commitment to his success as a student and a person.

This pandemic has been difficult on all of our kids for a variety of reasons. Cooper is a gifted athlete. Not being able to play sports could have easily had a negative impact on Cooper's mindset. Instead, Cooper displayed his resiliency and has channelled his energy positively into the classroom and his every day demeanor. Many of the qualities that make SJF unique have been altered or halted altogether. The junior high students were used to switching classes, seeing different friends throughout the day, eating as a large group in the lunchroom, connecting in the hallways, etc. These changes are difficult for anyone to digest and adapt to, but not Cooper. Cooper continues to show up positively every day. He works hard, remains engaged, has a great attitude and sense of humor, quietly helps others without ever being asked, and takes feedback well. Cooper is a great kid and is always there when you need him. He is a conscientious contributor and an active participant in his classes each day. Cooper has become a role model for his classmates, fellow Falcons, and teachers. We are so blessed to have Cooper with us and are excited for his bright future! Thank you Cooper for showing up each day. Keep flying like a Falcon. You have made SJF a better place.

Cooper McAlilly

Posted on Jan 29, 2021

Our school theme is “Fly Like a Falcon.” At school, we are intentionally discussing what it means to be a falcon. We are encouraging our school community to “soar above” things that might bring us down, not allowing us to be our best selves. We are on a school-wide crusade to “Fly Like a Falcon,” lifting one another up, celebrating the positive interactions and kind behavior that our students and staff demonstrate each and every day. Cooper fits this description to a “T”. He has comfortably settled into the role of a leader this year. We are so proud of Cooper’s maturity, work ethic, resiliency and commitment to his success as a student and a person.

This pandemic has been difficult on all of our kids for a variety of reasons. Cooper is a gifted athlete. Not being able to play sports could have easily had a negative impact on Cooper's mindset. Instead, Cooper displayed his resiliency and has channelled his energy positively into the classroom and his every day demeanor. Many of the qualities that make SJF unique have been altered or halted altogether. The junior high students were used to switching classes, seeing different friends throughout the day, eating as a large group in the lunchroom, connecting in the hallways, etc. These changes are difficult for anyone to digest and adapt to, but not Cooper. Cooper continues to show up positively every day. He works hard, remains engaged, has a great attitude and sense of humor, quietly helps others without ever being asked, and takes feedback well. Cooper is a great kid and is always there when you need him. He is a conscientious contributor and an active participant in his classes each day. Cooper has become a role model for his classmates, fellow Falcons, and teachers. We are so blessed to have Cooper with us and are excited for his bright future! Thank you Cooper for showing up each day. Keep flying like a Falcon. You have made SJF a better place.

 
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