PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Our fall Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled to take place today (12:30-8:00). Parent Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity for the school and home to work together for what is best for each child. Please work closely with your child(ren)’s teacher(s) throughout the school year. Be sure you take advantage of today’s conferences to address any concerns that you may have. If you feel like you need more than the allotted 10 minutes for the conferences, please set up an additional day and time to meet with the teacher.
HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
HSA’s goal is to provide activities that enrich the culture, service and social opportunities of our school families. HSA is the main fundraising arm of the school and the money raised goes for operating expenses and to keep our tuition down.
As a reminder, we are still accepting raffle tickets. The next drawing will be at the end of this month. HSA will also be selling raffle tickets at this weekend’s Masses.
Did you participate in our school and parish tree trimming event last year? This is a great tradition that we want to continue. Mrs. Lilja has graciously led this holiday activity the last couple years. We are looking for people to lead and volunteer for this year’s tree trimming event. If you are interested, please contact Wendy Gugora at [email protected] The more the merrier!
Please save the dates for these exciting activities:
- November 14 – Next HSA meeting in the school library @7pm
- November 15 – Restaurant Day at Potbelly, Willowbrook 3:30-6:30 pm
- Butter Braids are coming. You can place orders between 11/13 – 11/27. Orders will arrive on 12/6
- January 19 – Father Daughter Dance in the School Gym. Hollywood Theme
- February 9 – Father Son Event at Westmont Yard 6:30-8:30PM
- March 23 – Fish Fry (this is a Parish event that HSA participates in)
- April 6 – Auction Gala
- April 15 – Mother Daughter Event at Rocket Ice 3:30-5:30
- May 11 – Mother Son Event at Diamond Edge 6:00-8:00 pm
Want to help with any of these activities? Check School Speak and contact the event leaders.
Your HSA Committee – Wendy Gugora, Jill Chrastka, Colleen Butler, Annette Cranley
NOTHING BUNDT CAKES
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Nothing Bundt Cakes fundraiser a couple of weeks back. We raised $988 through this fundraiser. Way to go everyone!
Have you been craving Butter Braids lately? Consider yourself lucky then. Order forms will go home on Monday, November 13th and are due back by Monday, November 27th. Orders will be delivered on Wednesday,
Ordering lunches for the month of December is now open through Monday, November 20th at noon. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Malachuk ([email protected]).
The TRIP word for November is TOGETHER
Before you gather together with family and friends, get your gift cards for Brookhaven, Whole Foods, Caputo’s and Binny’s.
Before you travel, stock up on Shell, Exxon/Mobil, BP and Speedway cards.
Remember that twice a year people that buy gift cards through TRIP receive refund checks for their card purchases. The bonus is that you are going to shop no matter what. You might as well earn money while shopping.
KINDERGARTEN-FOURTH GRADE DANCE PARTY
The Student Council held their fall Kindergarten – Fourth Grade Dance Party yesterday. The kids had a great time! The Student Council will use the money to help buy Christmas gifts for a needy family that the Student Council sponsors. Thanks to all of the teachers and parents that helped chaperone.
I am happy to announce that the Home School Association now has an Amazon Smile account. By purchasing through Amazon Smile, the Home School Association will earn money. All items that are available to purchase on Amazon are available to purchase on Amazon Smile. The following is the link that you will need to go to in order for our Home School Association to earn money back from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2494508 .
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair will take place on Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday, November 9th during the school day. It will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences. Thank you to all of you that took the time to volunteer to help with the book fair.
As the temperatures drop, it is important to remember that the children need to come to school prepared to go outside for recess. We will go outside as much as possible because the kids need to get out in the fresh air. Please be sure that they are dressed appropriately for the colder temperatures.
I want to remind you that the dress code calls for girls in K-4 to wear solid navy or white tights, knee highs, or anklets (no patterns other than what Dennis Uniform provides), 5th-8th to wear solid navy or white tights or knee highs, and boys K-8 to wear white, Khaki, or navy crew style socks. Girls in Pre-K through 8th grade should not wear leggings or footless tights under their jumper or skirt.
Thank you to everyone that had a hand in making our annual Halloween Raffle a huge success. The raffle prizes were donated by the entire school and the raffle sales were handled by the 8th
Catholic Schools Week seems so far away, but it is right around the corner. Our whole school Open House is planned for January 28th (9-1). Plus, our Pre-K and Kindergarten Open House is Thursday, January 25th (6-7 PM). Please share this information with family and friends that are looking for a great school. Later this month, we will have yard signs advertising our open house available that I ask that you place in your yard. As we have done in the past, we will continue to offer the Tuition Transfer Grant and a tuition discount for current families that refer families to our kindergarten through 8th grade.
Don’t forget to continue to save Box Tops throughout the school year. We collect Box Tops throughout the year and prizes are given to the grade level upstairs and downstairs that bring in the most. We earn money for each Box Top brought in. There are quarterly competitions at the end of the four marking periods.
HOME RUN INN PIZZA
Thank you to everyone that helped out with the Home Run Inn Pizza fundraiser a few weeks back. We recently received a check from Home Run Inn for $624.
POTBELLY SANDWICH SHOP FUNDRAISER
The Home School Association will host a fundraiser at Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Rt. 83/75 St. on Wednesday, November 15th (3:30-6:30 PM). Potbelly’s will donate 25% of their sales to our school.
Thank you to everyone that helped out with the candy and cookie dough fundraiser for the athletic department. Pick up was yesterday. If you were unable to pick up your yummy treats please set up a time with the office to pick them up. As a part of the fundraiser, some of our students raised $47,000 in college tuition scholarships.
OUR LADY OF PEACE SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR
Spirit wear will be sold today at Parent Teacher Conferences or you can send in your order form and payment to the school office. Orders are due by November 14th.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
We have an agreement with Buffalo Wild Wings on Rt. 83 in Willowbrook to give 15% of each bill back to our school. You do not need a form. You just need to tell them that you are from our school or mention the first team.
The Kazma Scholarship is for 8th grade students who plan on attending a Catholic school within the Diocese of Joliet. The application deadline is February 15, 2018. You can access the application and information about the scholarship by going to http://cefjoliet.org/kazma-family-scholarship.
A couple of our alumni were recently honored at Benet Academy for their outstanding academic achievement. They are: Christopher B. – National A.P. Scholar and A.P. Scholar with Distinction, Andrew M. – A.P. Scholar with Distinction, and Valentine G. – A.P. Scholar.
HINSDALE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
The Hinsdale South Foundation will host their Pizza Palooza on Friday, December 8th (6-8). You can purchase tickets for $10 at www.hshsfoundation.org. Tickets at the door will be $12 each.
LEMONT HIGH SCHOOL
Lemont High School will host their open house on November 29th. Their placement test will take place on Dec. 2nd.
The high school placement exam will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at 9 am. Please go to the school’s website to register for both events.
Montini Catholic High School
A couple of our alumni were recently honored at Montini Catholic High School for their outstanding academic achievement. They are: Alyssa O. and Brandon L. – High Honor Roll (4.0 GPA or higher) and Christian O., Chad L., and Collin L. – Honor Roll (3.5-3.9 GPA).
There will be an Open House on Thursday, November 16th beginning at 6:30.
For more information about either of these events or about Montini in general, contact Kim Richmond the Admissions Coordinator at [email protected] or call 630-627-6930 ext. 182.
- November 9th – 11:30 Dismissal, No PM District 61 bus, PTC (12:30-8:00), Scholastic Book Fair
- November 10th – No School
- November 11th – Veteran’s Day
- November 14th – Home School Association Meeting (7 PM)
- November 17th – School Mass (1st grade)
- November 21st – School Mass (4th grade)
- November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving break, no school