9 April Letter from Mr. Kelly

Friday in the Octave of Easter

Dear SJS Catholic School Community,

We really have made great progress this school year.  Thank you for your continued support.  It is a bit amazing how we have been able to keep school open, and the kids safe.  This really is a testament to our staff and their hard work and dedication to student safety.  I sometimes get asked what next year is going to look like.  To be honest, I do not know, no one does really.  But, we have been successful this year by listening to experts and following their advice.  By crafting a careful plan.  And by keeping student safety as our top priority.  So, all of that will continue.  And we will hope for normal, everyone wants that.  SJS will be ready and prepared to make 2021-22 an exceptional year as we prepare students to become future leaders of the Church and community.  Talent is refined and potential unleashed at SJS.

We had many students use Lenten Rice Bowls this year as part of their Lenten sacrifice.  The considerable kindness of the SJS community is just one reason why I am excited about the future.  We have wonderful students, a dedicated teaching staff, and a supportive parish.  There is a positive feel at our school and a variety of new activities for the students.  There is a sense of respect and responsibility that continues to grow.  We have a lovely school facility with a full-size gym, computer lab, and preschool.  We follow a thorough curriculum, and our students score high marks on standardized tests.  I would like your help in spreading the word about our fine school.  Enclosed in this week’s VBP is a fact sheet that highlights some information about our school.  If you know of a family that would be a good fit for SJS, please share the information with them.  Feel free to also have them contact the school office for a tour.

It is an exciting time for our school as the 8th graders prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, and our 2nd graders prepare for First Holy Communion this month.  There has been much preparation for the students as they get ready for this important step in the faith as we want them to be fully aware of the significance of the event.  This of course requires a good amount of work by the parents and teachers.  I have been pleased with the progress of the students and am grateful for the efforts of all involved.  Please continue to pray for our 2nd and 8th graders.

Just a reminder that we are looking to get all current families registered by the 15th.  You will notice a red check mark on Sycamore if you are not fully done registering.  If you have a new student joining us we will need actual paperwork to be filled in.  Thanks for all you do.


William Kelly