September 23

09-23-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Did you know that our STEM Lab is one-of-a-kind? Our school is one of the only schools around with: 

  • Nine 3D printers 
  • A green screen
  • Advanced audiovisual equipment
  • Brand new Sphero programmable robots with a charging suitcase to allow use at our STEM lab or mobilized and brought to other classrooms.
  • Thousands of Legos!
  • Bins and shelves holding all sorts of craft materials (glue guns, tape, paper, cardboard, toilet tissue/paper towel rolls, etc.) 
  • A Makerspace — a large open area allowing students to build and create
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September 16

09-16-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Did you know that our STEM Lab is one-of-a-kind? Our school is one of the only schools around with: 

  • Nine 3D printers 
  • A green screen
  • Advanced audiovisual equipment
  • Brand new Sphero programmable robots with a charging suitcase to allow use at our STEM lab or mobilized and brought to other classrooms.
  • Thousands of Legos!
  • Bins and shelves holding all sorts of craft materials (glue guns, tape, paper, cardboard, toilet tissue/paper towel rolls, etc.) 
  • A Makerspace — a large open area allowing students to build and create
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September 9

09-09-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting more information about the ESA program, especially with the new legislation that passed this summer and signed into law. As shared at Curriculum Night, we were advised to sit tight and wait to see what happens after September 24th as the opposition to this new legislation has until then to gather enough signatures to halt the new legislation and place it on an upcoming ballot. If enough signatures are obtained, there will most likely be legal maneuvering to determine how a referendum will appear on a particular ballot (either this November or in 2024).

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September 2

09-02-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

I’m sure you have noticed Mr. Macdonald holding a sign in the parking lot that says "DO NOT BACK INTO PARKING SPACE." We would kindly appreciate everyone following the parking lot rules to ensure the safety of our community and facilitate traffic flow. Thank you for using patience and care as you navigate through the parking lot each day. Please pull forward into the parking space—do not back in. If you are in a hurry to get to and from school, consider utilizing our efficient valet carpool service.

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August 26

08-26-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

It has been a busy week as students are settling into their daily routines of centers, lessons, group projects, and homework. They should be coming home pretty tired and hungry after all of their hard work. As I make my daily rounds through classrooms (my favorite part of the day!), I see smiling faces, friendships forming, and hear joyful laughter. It is quite apparent these children enjoy being in school.

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August 19

08-19-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Thank you for attending Curriculum Night! Social-Academic data strongly indicates that children whose parents are involved in their education fare far better academically than those whose parents are unengaged. SJB parents do an excellent job in this regard, which is evidenced by the spectacular news I announced regarding our recent test scores. We not only have highly-trained teachers and state-of-the-art technology but involved, caring, nurturing parents like you who set up your children for success. Kudos to our entire school community.

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August 12

08-12-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

We had a fabulous first week of school! Thanks to our awesome PTO, our students entered campus with balloons, school mascot Rosco, and a beautiful backdrop for picture-taking! Fr. James and I were delighted to greet each student and their parents as they entered our grand SJB gates. 

We hope you will all join us tomorrow (Saturday) at 6:30pm for our Back to School BBQ hosted by our PTO, Dads’ Club, St. Benedict Parish, and the Fr. Bob Binta Knights of Columbus. Food, music, games, and a dunk tank will be provided for all to enjoy. This event will be held outside in the courtyard and in the MPR. 

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August 5

08-05-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

It has been a week filled with faith, unity, and excitement as we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. Our faculty and staff attended a full-day retreat at Mt. Claret on Wednesday, reviewed school guidelines, safety protocols, and required trainings on Thursday, and attended sessions on best practices for classrooms with their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) today — all while setting up their classrooms and getting ready for Monday’s big event. Teachers can’t wait to meet each of their new students at Meet the Teacher this Monday, August 8, 4–6PM.

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