11 November Letter from Mr. Kelly

Memorial of St. Martin of Tours, Bishop

Dear SJS Catholic School Community,

Can you feel that? The excitement in the air?  That’s for our upcoming SOAR Dinner on the 19th!  We hope to see you there as the funds simply have a direct positive effect for the kids.  And, it’s fun!  You want great food?  Check- the dinner had rave reviews last year.  Need some entertainment?  Check mark- we have live music at the social hour and a fast-talking live auctioneer this year.  Need a fun silent auction? Boom, we have that too.  Items for the family, home goods, games, a robot lamp, and more can be yours.  And we would like a big crowd to honor our former pastor, Fr. Michael Grewe.  So, hope to see you there.  You can purchase tickets today (final day) at- https://one.bidpal.net/soar2022/welcome.  And if you are not able to make it to the event you can still bid online.

I recently read an article about the benefits of sleep for students.  Here is a similar story- https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/article?contentid=645&language=english.  It’s interesting how some pieces of advice stand the test of time.  Our moms and grandmas were right!  So, you might think about some of your bedtime routines and procedures based upon the guidelines for sleep.  Something else to consider is breakfast.  Kids who eat a good breakfast: concentrate better, have better problem-solving skills, have better hand-eye coordination, stay more alert, and can be more creative.  That’s just another item to consider as you start your school day.

Congratulations on a job well done to our 7th and 8th graders who put on a fine musical performance last night that focused on Veterans Day.  Thank you to the students and the junior high teachers for their hard work.  A special thanks goes to Ms. Pohlmann for all of her efforts in making the show a success. The program illustrates the clear desire we have at SJS to make sure students are receiving a well-rounded education.  We value the fine arts at SJS, in addition students receive instruction in technology, PE, and foreign language, all on top of our rigorous academic and religion core classes.  While some schools have cut back on the arts, we value these classes as an important part of creating a balanced student.

We will soon be into 2023 and will be looking to add new members to our SJS School family. Time does fly by. Perhaps you have a neighbor or friend that would be a good fit. The power of a parent’s testimony cannot be overestimated. If there is someone you think we should contact about SJS feel free to call or email the school office. Reminder, no school on November 18th.

Thanks for all you do for SJS.

William Kelly