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March 2019 Principal’s Newsletter

Dear Parents and Friends:

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of accompanying some of our freshman students on their Freshman Day of Service.  We spent a few hours at Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services boxing food items that were to be sent to distribution centers around the city. Our task was just a small speck of the larger operation, but I think we felt that even our modest work had an impact. Tyler, William, Eliot, Fletcher, Caden, Alejandro, Will, and I were not meant to solve a major problem that day. The day of service was an opportunity to learn about how to volunteer, how to get more comfortable with volunteering, and to better understand who and how many people need these services in our city. The young men I served with, for example, were surprised to learn how many college students rely on the food bank for food each week. This was the point - to introduce our newest students to service. It was, however, just a start.

It is important that our commitment to service is not simply an accounting of hours each year, but rather a vehicle to form young men who understand the importance and distinction between charity and justice. What we did at the food bank was an act of charity. It was service responding to an immediate need. The world needs charity and charitable acts today and every day, as people are hungry, cold, and lonely. Charity, however, is not enough. We must also be “Committed to Justice,” which is one of the hopes we have for our graduates at graduation. A commitment to justice is a commitment to change those institutional structures that promote inequality, poverty, and hatred. Charity and justice have been described to me as a person’s two feet: if we only attend to one, we end up hopping on one foot.

One of the ways we talk about this critical aspect of our mission at Jesuit is in the phrase “Men for Others.” This phrase was coined by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. in an address to the International Congress of Jesuit Alumni of Europe in 1973 regarding the role of education. It is worthwhile to see that phrase in the context of this address.  He said, “Today our prime educational objective must be to form men for others; men who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ – for the Godman who lived and died for all the world; men who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for men is a farce.”

I repeat, “men who cannot even conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors.” This is a distinguishing characteristic of Jesuit education and I am truly grateful to be a part of it, and to be able to share in it with so many families who also desire to walk with the two feet of charity and justice.

Sincerely,

Michael Wood ‘99
Principal

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Important Dates and Events

March 11 – 15: Spring Break, No School

March 29: Returning Students Re-enrollment Deadline

April 5: Faculty/Staff Day of Service, No School

Join us for the PACE Auction & Gala
March 23, 2019!

Join fellow families, friends, alums and Jesuit faculty & staff for an evening of celebration, friendship and giving back to Jesuit High School.  
 
Whether you come for the entertainment, libations or to grab some amazing auction items, we want you there!  This is Jesuit’s largest fundraiser of the year and is truly making a difference in lives of our sons and for future generations.
 
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE AUCTION?

Attend the the Biggest Party of the Year:  CLICK HERE to buy your tickets today…  tickets are going fast and we sell out every year!

Donate an Item to the Auction:  It’s not too late to donate to our Silent or Live Auction.  Do you have a vacation home?  Premium wines?  Access to unique experiences such as sporting events, TV show & movie tapings? CLICK HERE to donate   {All donations are 100% tax deductible}

Volunteer your time & talents:  Big jobs or small jobs, there is something for everyone: CLICK HERE to sign up for a volunteer shift before, during or after the auction and earn VIP hours.  

Join in the fun, be a part of the community, and give back to Jesuit!  We look forward to your support!

Nancy & Ken Dyer

Christian ‘16 & Jack ‘22

PACE Auction & Gala Chairs

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Impact Teen Drivers Event at CHP Academy
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Jesuit and St. Francis High Schools will co-host the annual Parent-Teen Safe Driving Workshop at the CHP Academy. This popular event is a program provided by the Impact Teen Drivers organization, and presented by the California Highway Patrol.  The event includes fun, educational, and interactive activities, including the following: 

–See the CHP Emergency Vehicle Operations Course in action, with CHP high speed driving maneuvers and demonstrations.

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AP Capstone For 2019-20

As we move quickly this month our Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students are already looking ahead to their 2019-2020 Jesuit school year by plotting their academic course. Rich in diversity, the class offerings fulfill our young men both intellectually and spiritually. However, we always strive for new classes to challenge and enrich, and thus we ask two questions:

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Visit Spain!

If you are registered by April 1 there is an early registration discount of $100.  If we have 5 participants registered by March 15, each of those five will receive an additional $100 discount and there are 3 slots left of the 5!  Please use the link below to view a brochure outlining our itinerary and other important information.  Highlights of the trip include visits to Toledo, Granada, Ronda, Seville, Córdoba, and Madrid.  

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Graduation Ticket Distribution
Attention Senior Parents!

This year, each graduating Senior will be given 10 tickets for the Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 25. The tickets will have to be signed out by the student during the week of April 29 – May 3. The ticket sign-out table will be located outside of the Main Office, and will be open before school beginning at 7:30 a.m., during breaks and lunch, and after school until 4:00 p.m. Seniors will be reminded about the distribution dates and process via email.

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SAVE THE DATE…GRAD NIGHT 2019!
Tickets on Sale April 1st

ATTENTION ALL SENIOR PARENTS…Grad Night is just around the corner!

WHEN & WHERE:

Saturday, May 25, at 10:00 p.m. – Sunday, May 26, 5:00 a.m.

Golfland Sunsplash in Roseville

WHAT IS GRAD NIGHT?  

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Loyola Guild Newsletter

Want to hear what’s going on with the Loyola Guild?  

The Loyola Guild Newsletter can be viewed by CLICKING HERE

 

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