Dear SJB Community,
This year, the children of St. John Berchmans School have embraced a kindness initiative throughout the entire campus from preschool through 8th grade. Each week students are presented with a kindness challenge to carry out. Some of these challenges have included holding the door open for a friend, greeting an adult by name, extra clean up after lunch, or smiling at a friend on the playground. Students who meet the challenge are praised by teachers and can earn a kindness sticker. Encouraging these small, daily acts of kindness in our school helps our students to show compassion at school and in the larger community.
Pope Francis tells us that education is a family matter. Parents and teachers must collaborate openly and constructively to form the core values in children which enable them to face modern challenges. As the parent of four children enrolled in St. John Berchmans School, I agree with Pope Francis’s message and see the fruits of his advice daily at our parish school. Parents, teachers and administrators are working together to offer our children the best education in a loving and welcoming environment. We are a community. We are a family. We are neighbors in Christ.
In recent years, more and more parishioner families are choosing to send their children to St. John Berchmans School. As Director of Admissions, I am thrilled and encouraged that parents are seeing the tremendous value of Catholic education. I truly believe the words of our unofficial motto: “Great things are happening at St. John Berchmans!”
If you would like to learn more about the outstanding education offered at St. John Berchmans School, please feel free to contact me to discuss our program and enrollment process. SJB is one of the many great things people in Logan Square are talking about! Join us!!
with warmth and gratitude,