13 January Letter from Mr. Kelly

Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Dear SJS Catholic School Community,

One of the best parts of my job is I get to go into the classrooms every day.  I enjoy seeing the students progress in their skills and knowledge, and all the creative ways our teachers use to make learning fun.  SJS is really a special place.  There are small miracles that happen every day here.  We have students learning and applying their faith in how they interact with each other.  Our kids learn what it means to be Catholic and how that should change their lives and help the lives of others.  Our students treat each other with a respect that is uncommon in today’s world.  Our kids leave SJS with the skills ready to be successful in high school and beyond.  And, we can always count on our school community to support whatever venture the school takes on.  So, it’s helpful to remember these positives as we move into the second semester, and thanks for all you do for SJS.

Perhaps you know of others who would benefit from being part of SJS.  Many of our new families were told about SJS by a current family.  So, we will begin the registration process for next school year in early February.  We appreciate your support and a timely return of materials.  We open registration to current families first as a courtesy to you and encourage you to take advantage of that opportunity.  Some classes fill quickly, and you want to return the forms to secure your place.  And, we want to add as many new families as possible so please spread the word about SJS.  (If you have a bulletin board at work and can display SJS materials just let us know).  We are planning our Preschool and Kindergarten Roundup for February 17th, this is largely for new families and is not mandatory, but we appreciate you spreading the word.  Thanks for your continued support.

Mark your calendars for February 9th, this is the date for second semester Parent/Teacher Conferences.  As in years past, these conferences are not mandatory but can be called by a parent or teacher.  Please be on the lookout for information from the teacher and the online sign-up directions.

A few important reminders for you:

  • No school on Monday.
  • Stay up to date with all that is going on with Home and School through their new website, sjshsa.org
  • You can support our athletics and have a great time at the upcoming Spring Fling on Feb 4thhttps://one.bidpal.net/sjsaaspringfling/welcome
  • Perhaps it is time to look at your student’s uniform for the winter.  Kids do grow quickly.  Don’t forget to check the Dennis Uniform website (https://www.dennisuniform.com/schools/P12) before you make a uniform purchase to make sure it meets school requirements.
  • You have access to a school calendar and grades 24/7 through our Sycamore school management program.
Thanks for all you do.

William Kelly