I, too, attended Trumbull. I believe I went to school there from 1967-1970 when I graduated. I also had Mr. Delean for science. I remember one day while sitting in his class, not paying attention, he called on me to answer a question and I couldn't answer it. He told me to "Go back to sleep Knapp". I think he said that to me because my last was Knapp. Needless to say I paid attention from then on. My younger sister had Mr. Koob for her teacher. He was her favorite also. Do you remember Mr. Chernoff? He taught U.S. History(?). I thought he was a good teacher and I think most of the students in the school had the Carol Channing look-a-like teacher for 8th grade. I remember the wind tunnel.I was afraid to go in there. (Silly I was back then.LOL) For the short period of time that I was there, I have no bad memories of my time there. Ironically, several years later, my oldest daughter went there for special education classes for one school year. When I had to attend a parent-teacher conference there, I was amazed at how small the school was and I think Mr. Koob was principal at the time. Yes, I had some pretty good memories from there.
I remember when my mother took me for a bus ride to school, when I was just in Kindergarten and the next day, she put me on the first bus and I had to transfer to another bus to school, all by myself. I had to focus on the flower shop as a marker and believe it or not, that store is still there! This School is where I got My start in education. I can still remember the Red Paddle that fanned my tailbone in the Cloakroom and the stern education that was instilled in me by the Nuns there from Kindergarten to 4th grade. I will always carry a respect for my Catholic upbringing. I did not go all the way in the Education Field, but, I carry enough within my mind to know that what was given to me has helped me tremendously and I continue to inspire my offsprings through four generations to stay within the educational learning fields to get what life has in store for them and NO!, I do not utilize the Red Paddle!, but it is a thought... at times... I know that there is a lot of controversy about the Catholic Church, but, I, was fortunate enough not to experience any of alledged things that have been sources for Newsworthy coverage.
I have never had my children in a daycare setting before. My youngest is very bright. I knew she would benefit from the interaction with other children as well as the stimulation a classroom setting would provide. I was also in a position returning to school full time needing to decide between a private sitter or a day care/preschool setting. I looked at many schools and decided on JFH. The cost was about the same as others. The difference was they had an open door policy so I did not feel as though they were hiding things. Also each classroom has a certified teacher, the pre-K and kindergarten follow IL curriculum guide lines. There is a nice play ground. The staff and teachers are very friendly, my daughter loves it. Is it the "poshiest" no. It is however a place your child will feel safe, will learn and will feel cared about. There has never been a violation, abuse or safety issue in the 30 years of business. As a nurse, as a parent I am happy I know my daughter is safe, has fun, learns and is cared for when I bring her to school. Hope this helps when considering a program for your child