31 January Letter from Mr. Kelly

Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

Dear SJS Catholic School Community,

What an exciting Catholic Schools Week we have had!  Fun with family, friends, special events- we certainly are blessed in many ways at SJS.  Thanks to all the teachers and students for their willingness to participate.  Also thanks to our Home and School Committee who worked to make the week special.  This week is to be a celebration of who we are, and that is proudly a Catholic school.

I have always thought that people pay for what is important to them.  To me it seems like folks are willing to pay for a product that is worth the money.  I think that is true for Catholic education as well.  Our future is bright because we are producing outstanding results at SJS.  Our graduates are prepared for high school and beyond.  Our test scores are above the national average.  We are shaping the future of our community and church.  And, we are creating disciples.  Thank you for your continued support of SJS.  Registration for next school year will begin next month for our current families, online via Sycamore.  You will be emailed further instructions.  This will include registration for our full-day PreK program which is for students who are at least 4 years old.  The full day and kindergarten classes have limited enrollment numbers so prompt attention will be beneficial.    We open registration to current families first as a courtesy to you, a chance to secure your spot at SJS.  One week later we will open registration to all new families.  We want to add as many new students as possible and you might even notice some of our new recruitment efforts.  But parents who can speak of the value of a Catholic education are our best recruiters.  Please spread the word.

Just a reminder that the Spring Fling event is tomorrow night.  Hope you can make it to this fun event.  If working at Spring Fling or coaching this winter has helped you reach your participation hours, don’t forget to submit a simple email to parentparticipation@sjsomaha.org .

One of our school goals is to have addition and subtraction facts mastered (meaning the answer can be recalled very quickly) by the end of 2nd grade, and multiplication and division mastered by the end of 4th grade.  We also want students to avoid late work.  Your help may be necessary to reach these goals.  Thanks for all you do.



William Kelly