October 2017

Once a Saint, Always a Saint

Jo Ellen Madden, Editor

Returning as editor of the SJA Alumni newsletter, I'm excited to reconnect with you as I share the good news of your grade school alma mater.  Remember to join the SJA Facebook Alumni Group for another way to stay in the know!

Also,THANK YOU once more for attending last summer's All School Reunion (if you were able) and for your thoughtful generosity in providing funds to purchase much needed items for the school children.  The kids and teachers are  super grateful for their new desk/chairs, Chromebooks, white boards, cork boards, and document cameras!  

Pop onto the new website - it's cool!   Share our news, share your news, and let's keep up the SJA Spirit.

Happy October and GO SAINTS!

SJA is now Evanston Catholic in Red/Gold
SJA Homecoming
Beautiful Day at Central Park

SJA celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, September 30 with a pep rally highlighting all Fall Sports, a parade and football games against old rivals OLPH. While the games did not go in our favor, the weather was unbeatable and the players, cheerleaders and spectators all had a fabulous time. 

Do you remember your time at Central Park??  
Think they ended up at Herms?

Dennis Roche (son of Alum Mike Roche '89) 
Kids Raise $34,000
Boosterthon Fundraiser

A few weeks ago, the PSO held its second-annual Boosterthon. SJA students spent a couple of weeks participating in character training and soliciting pledges for a 35-lap Fun Run on the SJA field. In total, these amazing kids raised $34,000, enough to qualify for a "Color Run." It was a really messy but really fun time enjoyed by all ages! The dollars raised will be used to help underwrite the operating costs of SJA.

Check out the pics here!  (you may see other alumni kids)

Principal Craig's Update
From the Fishbowl Office

The SJA students returned to school on August 23 with our Back to School night occurring on September 7. The first school mass was on September 8, and the football, volleyball, and cheerleading squads began their season.  We are proud to be a BLUE RIBBON school and we are exited for the new school year!   Read more about your school...

Alumni Spotlight

Beginning next month we will begin highlighting an SJA Alums as in the past.

Please email your suggestions to Jo Ellen.

SJA Turkey Trot
A Progressive Cocktail Party

SJA's favorite fall event -- the Turkey Trot -- is November 18 and you and other fellow alums are invited! More details about this neighborhood, adult-only, progressive cocktail party will be coming your way soon. 

Mark your calendar now as it's such a fun mix and mingle event!