April 12

04-12-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

I am delighted to announce the remarkable accomplishments of four of our Junior High students once again. Eighth-graders Celine Salloum, Jenna Hansen, Sophia Bernardez, and Elle Bescak have been selected for the prestigious Christian Service Award for 2024. This accolade recognizes students who exhibit outstanding Christ-centered behavior through volunteer service to their parish, school, and community. These young women demonstrate a deep love for and understanding of their Catholic faith, actively expressing a dedication to service and embodying a life centered on serving others. We congratulate them wholeheartedly and look forward to witnessing their continued impact on our community.

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April 5

04-05-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

We are now halfway through our 3rd trimester! This evening, parents of Kindergarten to 8th-grade students will receive their child's progress report via email. Should you have any inquiries or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher at your earliest convenience.

My sincere gratitude to everyone who completed our annual parent accreditation survey. Both Fr. James and I read each response and deeply appreciate your open and honest feedback. Your input and suggestions are priceless as we strategize for the upcoming school year and beyond.

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March 22

03-22-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Holy Thursday, Mar 28: Early Dismissal at 12:30pm
Good Friday, Mar 29: No School
Easter Monday, Apr 1: No School

Dear Parents,

I hope your Spring Break was rejuvenating! It was truly uplifting to welcome back our students to campus. We missed them dearly and look forward to returning to our regular school routine before Easter Break.

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March 1

03-01-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all who have filled out the Parent Survey! If you have not had a chance, there's still time. We sincerely value honest feedback from our parents, faculty, staff, and students regarding their experience at St. John Bosco, so I kindly ask all parents to take a few minutes to fill out the Parent Survey by March 8th.

Read Across America week is next week. Our dedicated teachers have planned a variety of activities to celebrate the joy of reading, promising an engaging week for our students. Please see the event schedule below for further details.

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February 23

02-23-2024Notes from the PrincipalMrs. Jamie Bescak

Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone who joined us for spring Parent-Teacher Conferences. It was a fantastic opportunity to collaborate closely with parents and teachers, ensuring that we're effectively addressing the needs of every learner. With only three months remaining in the school year, we're looking forward to packing in much learning and fun.

I'm pleased to announce the BEST news! The votes are in, and for the first time, St. John Bosco took TOP HONORS for "Best Place to Work" and placed as "Reader Recommended" for "Best Preschool & Best Private School" in the Best of Ahwatukee survey. You will find detailed results in the upcoming March 13 edition of the Ahwatukee Foothills News.

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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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