January 20

01-20-2023Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Can you believe that Tuesday is already the 100th day of school? It is amazing to see how much our students have grown spiritually, physically, and academically in that short time. All are invited to attend the Preschool and Kindergarten 100th Day of School Parade Tuesday morning following morning prayer and announcements. 

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January 13

01-13-2023Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Have you purchased your Gala ticket yet? Are you considering securing a table for your family and friends? Would your company like to be a sponsor for our 21st Annual St. John Bosco Gala? If so, click here to purchase tickets and learn more about our sponsorship opportunities. 

Thank you for your support of our school and teachers by nominating St. John Bosco in several categories for the "Best of Ahwatukee 2022." We feel your love! Please vote every day for #55 Best Place to Work, #84 Best Preschool, #86 Best Elementary Teacher, #88 Best Private School, and #94 St. Benedict – Best Place to Worship.

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January 6

01-06-2023Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed time with your family and friends celebrating the birth of Christ and ringing in the new year. On behalf of the SJB school office personnel, please know how grateful we are for your plentiful and generous Christmas gifts. We were positively overwhelmed by your love and kindness. May God bless you abundantly!

Next week we will be back to business with benchmark testing. Our K–2nd-grade students will have DIBELS assessments in reading and math while 3rd–8th-grade students will complete MAP assessments in math, reading, ELA, and science. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and is on time for school each day.

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December 9

12-09-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Can you believe we’re already in the third 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 14 at 6:00pm is our 21st 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. Since we will be outside, we recommend you dress accordingly.

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December 2

12-02-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! I hope you and your family had a peaceful Thanksgiving break together and plenty of time to reflect on the many blessings in your lives.

As you’ve no doubt noticed, ‘tis the season for sniffles and coughs. If you find your child not feeling well, please err on the side of caution and keep them home; please do not give them medicine to relieve the symptoms and send them to school. We have learned that keeping them home is the most effective strategy to lessen the spread of illness on our school campus.

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November 18

11-18-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to an exciting, short-but-busy week! Wednesday is early release at 12:30pm. If you are in need of child care beyond 12:30 PM dismissal, please register your child for after-school care with Innovation Learning. Due to the holiday and no homework assignments, our teachers will be unavailable for after-school tutoring. 

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November 11

11-11-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

It’s been an exhilarating and productive week and I am incredibly grateful to so many people for their interactions with our visiting accreditation team. On behalf of the Western Catholic Education Association, this visiting accreditation team of Catholic educators/administrators conducts a thorough investigation of every facet of our school and curriculum to assure the primacy of faith formation, the rigor of educational excellence, and the vitality that comes through continuous school improvement. 

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November 4

11-04-2022Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

This week we were reminded of how blessed we are that our students are allowed to embrace and celebrate our Catholic faith at school. We celebrated All Saints Day with our precious first graders dressed as saints as they processed into church to the tune of “The Saints Go Marching In” on Tuesday.

On Thursday our 7th graders created a Living Museum of Saints throughout our campus. Preschool–8th-grade students, teachers, and parents enjoyed strolling through our campus listening to the saints tell their stories and answer questions about their saint's life. We were all so impressed with how well-versed our 7th-grade students are with their knowledge of saints!

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