SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MEMO
Everything You Wanted To Know
Week of November 27, 2017
A Note From Our Principal:
I hope this finds you all well rested after a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. From eating too much to beginning Christmas preparations at the start of Advent this upcoming weekend, our minds can get caught up in the busyness of this time of year.
Looking ahead to the Christmas season at St. John Fisher, here is a list of events we are having at SJF that may help get you into the Christmas spirit:
Mon, 12/4 and 12/11: Schoolwide Advent Prayer Services in the school cafeteria at 8:20
Fri, 12/8 : Immaculate Conception Mass at 8:30am in church
Wed, 12/6 : Glee and Band Christmas Concert at 6:30pm in church
Wed, 12/13 : Kindergarten through 4th grade Christmas Program at 6:30pm in church
Sun, 12/24 : Christmas Eve Masses @ 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 10:00pm
Mon, 12/25 : Christmas Day Mass @ 9:00am, & 11:00am
Tuesday 11/28: Last Day to submit 2nd Trimester Electives Forms (Gr 6-8); 1:00 pm 3rd Gr Reconciliation
Wednesday 11/29: 8:30 School Mass (4th Gr)
Thursday 11/30: 8:30 7th Gr Reconciliation; 6:00 pm SAC/PTC Exec. Meeting in parish hall
Friday 12/1: END OF 1ST TRIMESTER; Spirit Day Free Dress-Sports Themed; 3rd-6th Gr Girls Sleepover (Auction Easel Party)
Monday 12/4: 8:20 am Advent Prayer Service; 1:00 pm 5th Gr Reconciliation
Tuesday 12/5: 1:00 pm 4th Gr Reconciliation
Wednesday 12/6: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MRS. BRAUSER & CHEF KEN! 8:30 am School Mass (3rd Gr), 6:30 pm Glee/Band Christmas Program
Thursday 12/7: REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION; 7:00 pm Men’s Club Christmas Dinner
Friday 12/8: FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – 8:30 am School Mass (2nd Gr)
Playground Duty Schedule Reminder:
Tuesday 11/28: McClenathan
Wednesday 11/29: O’Neill
Thursday 11/30: Rankin
Friday 12/01: Jones
Monday 12/4: Carlson/Baird
Tuesday 12/5: Sallee
Wednesday 12/6: Scheckla
Thursday 12/7: Hoffman
Friday 12/8: Birkland
Playground Parents, please arrive at school by 11:20am to sign in at the school office and pickup your clipboard. You can check the playground duty schedule at any time on SchoolSpeak by clicking on the “Playground Calendar” tab. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe on the playground!
Building our Foundation on Holy Ground
The Knights of Columbus holds an annual essay contest for 8th grade students. This year’s theme was “Going to the Peripheries,” or following Pope Francis’ vision for the Church of uniting with those suffering in this world. Congratulations to the winners from St. John Fisher School:
First place – Ariana Mazloomi
Second place (tie) – Luke Malnati & Brooks Rice
Third place (tie) – Fiona Eikenberry & James Miller
SJF News Video
Here is the link for all this week’s news at St. John Fisher: SJF News Update 11-27-17
St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Drive
Our annual food drive has begun. Please bring in nonperishable food items and toiletries so we can fill our Christmas food boxes and help our neighbors in need. I encourage you to emphasize good nutrition: low sodium, whole grain, low sugar items. Any currently dated foods will be welcomed: chili, beans, tuna, canned meats, peanut and other nut butters, vegetables, fruits, pasta, soup, gluten free foods. Thank you so much for always making this Christmas program a success. We also ask for help sorting food delivered by local Boy Scouts on Saturday, December 2 from 10-2. Christmas food boxes will be packed on December 15 at 6:30 pm and delivered December 16 after they are blessed at 9:45 am. Your time helping counts toward family volunteer hours.
Tricia Fryer email@example.com
December Extended Care Signups
Please turn in your December calendar for Extended Care. A signup calendar is attached to this SAM and is on the Extended Care page of SchoolSpeak.
Christmas Party/Parent’s Afternoon Out
Extended Care is hosting a fun party for kids so that Mom and Dad can take care of some special Christmas errands. Join us on Saturday, Dec. 9 from noon until 5:00 . Sign up form is included with this newsletter and on SchoolSpeak on the Extended Care page.
After School Chess Club
Chess Wizards is coming to SJF beginning the second week of January 2018. They will be meeting from 3-4 pm for ten weeks this winter. Details and signup information is attached or reach out to Susan Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org .
LaSalle Yuletide Chess Tournament
La Salle Catholic College Prep will be hosting a chess tournament for students in grades K-12. It is the Yuletide Tournament, and will be held on Sat., Dec. 9th.
This tournament is a wonderful opportunity for both the novice and experienced players to enjoy chess among similar enthusiasts. St. John Fisher students are encouraged to attend. Details are in the attached flyer.