A Letter from the Principal September 28, 2016

A Letter From the Principal, September 28, 2016

Law enforcement officers are never ‘off duty.’ They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.

Visit to Lisle Police Station

I will be joining Fr. Gabriel and a small group of students who will be walking from school to the Lisle Police tomorrow to share donuts and present a small gift to officers. This is in commemoration of the public service provided by police but also mark the feast day of St. Michael, patron saint of police officers and soldiers.

Color Walk

This Friday we will be sponsoring the second annual Color Walk school fundraiser.  This event was quite successful last year as a student-centered fundraiser.  Be certain to read carefully today’s email for specific details ranging from the event starting time to student dress.

Town Hall Meeting in the Church

As you may have already read in the Parish Bulletin or heard from the altar, our first St. Joan of Arc Town Hall Meeting will be held Monday, October 3 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at the church. This meeting will provide parishioners the opportunity to hear from members of the St. Joan of Arc Parish Staff and Pastoral Council concerning goals and objectives and to discuss specifics of Strategic Plan.

Junior High Science Fair

Students in grades seven and eight will once again have the option of participating in the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS). Students will meet generally once a week during lunch to discuss their projects with the Science Fair moderator (Mr. Sweeney) as well as their peers. Work on the actual fair projects will be completed at home. Mr. Greg Duker a retired junior high science teacher with many years of successful classroom experience including mentoring IJAS Science Fair participants, will serve as an adviser. Last year, three St. Joan of Arc students took home blue ribbons from the State Science Fair as well as two awards for “Best of the Fair” projects.

The first meeting of IJAS Science Fair participants will take place at 11:00 a.m. onWednesday, October 5 in room 5A. Students can bring their lunches to this meeting.

Professional Development Day for Diocesan Teachers

Next Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7, Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Joliet will participate in two days of professional development at various sites. Professional development on October 6 will focus on curriculum and morning and afternoon workshops will be offered on a wide range of topics. Catholic Identity will serve as the focus onOctober 7. Teachers will work collectively on relating lesson plans in all subject areas with some element of Catholicity. Both the October 6 and 7 sessions will begin with Mass and nationally recognized guest speakers.

Thank you for supporting Catholic education,

Michael Sweeney