February 16

02-16-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, Feb. 19 — Presidents' Day
Early Dismissal (12:30pm) Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday — Conferences

This week marked the beginning of the Lenten season, with kindergarten students leading the way in the ceremonial "Laying the Alleluia Banner to Rest." This practice is aimed at teaching our younger students about abstaining from singing or saying "Alleluia" during Lent, with the promise of its joyful return at Easter with Jesus' resurrection.

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February 9

02-09-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Today marks the end of the 2nd trimester! Report cards will be sent via email on Tuesday, February 13, and conferences are scheduled for the following week on February 21, 22, and 23. Please be aware of early dismissal (12:30pm) on all three days to facilitate conferences between teachers and parents. Ensuring prompt pickup or registering with Innovation Learning for aftercare is crucial to allow teachers to start their conferences on schedule.

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February 2

02-02-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

What a spectacular week it has been! The enthusiasm and active participation of our entire community during Catholic Schools Week were truly incredible.

So many people played vital roles in ensuring the seamless execution of the week's festivities. I want to express my sincere appreciation to our dedicated SJB families and faculty/staff for their generous contributions of time and energy, making this week a memorable experience for our students. The collaborative efforts of staff, teachers, parents, and students throughout the week exemplify that St. John Bosco is not just a school but a close-knit community.

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January 26

01-26-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Today marks the final opportunity to secure your child's spot for the upcoming 2024-25 school year. As we gear up for Catholic Schools Week, the review and acceptance of new students will begin. Several classes are already full with waiting lists in place. To ensure your child's enrollment, please complete the re-enrollment process by midnight tonight. All current families have received re-enrollment emails multiple times this past month and received another reminder this week.

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January 19

01-19-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

It is an exhilarating moment for our school and parish community as we eagerly anticipate the grand opening of our new St. Benedict Catholic Church. Today marked a significant milestone as we gathered for the final Mass in our school's multipurpose room. A sense of unity and anticipation filled the air as we bid farewell to the familiar setting that has served as our temporary worship space. The genuine excitement lies in the upcoming ceremony and dedication Mass scheduled for Saturday evening at 5:00, where we will officially consecrate and celebrate the new church.

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January 12

01-12-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support of our school and teachers by nominating St. John Bosco in several categories for the "Best of Ahwatukee 2023." We feel your love! Please vote every day for #54 Best Place to Work, #83 Best Preschool, #85 Best Teacher, #87 Best Private School, and #94 St. Benedict – Best Place to Worship.

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January 5

01-05-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Welcome back, and a heartfelt Happy New Year to you! I hope the holiday season brought you joy and precious moments with your loved ones as you celebrated the birth of Christ and rang in the new year. On behalf of the dedicated SJB school office team, I want to convey our sincere gratitude for the bountiful and thoughtful Christmas gifts you shared with us. Your outpouring of love and kindness truly overwhelmed us and we feel blessed to have such a supportive community. May God continue to shower you with abundant blessings throughout the year!

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December 15

12-15-2023Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

As we approach the joyous season of Christmas, I wanted to take a moment on behalf of the entire faculty and staff to extend our warmest wishes to each and every one of you. This time of year holds special significance in our hearts, and we are filled with gratitude for the incredible community that surrounds St. John Bosco Catholic School.

Our school is a vibrant and caring community because of each of you. Your support, dedication, and commitment to the values of St. John Bosco enrich the lives of our students and make our school a truly special place.

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December 8

12-08-2023Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Can you believe we’re already in the second week of Advent? Before you head into Christmas break, be sure to join us for two of our favorite events at St. John Bosco Catholic School!

Wednesday, December 13 at 6:00pm is our 22nd Annual Christmas Program. Music Director Dr. Luis Rodriguez has created a very special program that will take place outside in our festive courtyard and showcase our kindergarten through 5th-grade students singing and playing instruments. Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be reciting Scriptures and assisting Dr. Rodriguez behind the scenes. The program will be outside, so please dress accordingly.

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December 1

12-01-2023Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! I trust you and your family enjoyed a relaxing Thanksgiving break, filled with numerous blessings in your lives. As we step into the Season of Advent, signs of hope, love, joy, and peace are seen across our campus as a reflection of our Catholic identity. Our Monday morning gatherings in the courtyard, led by our Campus Ambassadors and Student Council, feature Advent prayers and songs—a clear reminder that Jesus is the focal point of this season.

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