eThursday Envelopes

The eThursday Envelope is a way to help the school save money, help the environment and save you time! It’s simple. It’s the on-line version of our “paper” Thursday Envelope. You receive an email Thursday when the eThursday Envelope is ready to be viewed—you simply click the link in the email and all of that week’s flyers and notes are available to you on-line! Note: confidential information is never posted on eThursday & items like that and a few other things will still come home in your “paper” Thursday Envelope.

Each family will still receive a paper Thursday Family Envelope because there’s a chance something needs to be sent home as “hard copies” every now and then, and confidential information is never posted on eThursday. PLEASE be sure this paper envelope is returned to the office NO LATER THAN THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY when it does come home, WITH THE CHILD WHO BROUGHT IT HOME (not a sibling in a different classroom). Envelopes are generally sent with the Oldest or Only child in the family.

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2017-2018 School Year

November 16, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
First Trimester Report Cards will be sent home with students tomorrow!  Below is an explanation of the grading scales we use for the various grade levels.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Monday; the online conference scheduler will be open until 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night.
 
 
Student Council's food drive runs through tomorrow...please bring a non-perishable food item!
 
 
NJS says thank you for sharing your Halloween candy!
 
 
Whet your appetite - Santa will be arriving with pancakes very soon!
 
 
Get started with your Black Friday SHOPping gift cards...Thank-Scrip-ing Day is Tuesday, November 21
 
 
Online Yearbook orders are doing great...order your 2017-2018 Yearbook by November 30 and save 5%.
 
 
Eighth grade parents, time is running out -- Yearbook needs your student's baby picture before December 1
 
 
Playbill "shout-outs" may be purchased by family and friends of the "Wagon Wheels West" cast members by December 6.
 
 
Please help us Celebrate the Night in...Black & White. Our Gala will be here soon. Tickets to attend will be
available beginning December 1 -- gather your neighborhood friends at a table together for the evening.
Auction items and sponsorships are needed -- complete and turn in the forms by December 22 to earn
out of uniform passes for your child. Everyone is needed to create a successful fundraiser...remember,
We Are One Body.
 
 
Attention 8th Grade - Providence Catholic High's Open House is this Sunday - check 'em out!
 
 
"Christmas on the Prairie" is a family event presented by our neighbors, Annunciation Byzantine
Catholic Church of Homer Glen, to celebrate St. Nick's Day.

November 9, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
The First Trimester for the 2017-2018 school year ends tomorrow.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, November 20, between 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m. (no classes today for students!).  All conferences are scheduled ONLINE beginning tomorrow morning, Friday, November 10, a 5:00 a.m.; the scheduler will close next Friday, November 17, at 10:00 p.m.  Please see the directions below for registering into the system.
 
 
Have you had your fill of Halloween candy? Tomorrow is the last day to donate your leftover candy to the
troops as part of OperationGratitude. NJHS has already sorted five boxes of candy!
 
 
Kindergarten through seventh grade students, are you ready to gobble up some yummy treats while watching
a Turkey Theatre movie next Friday? Have you turned in your order form (the proper one for your grade)?
Did you pre-order your raffle tickets (wow, an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, or hey mom, I won a frozen turkey!)?
Eighth grade needs all orders to be in tomorrow so they are sure to pop enough popcorn and make enough
treats!
 
 
Join us for dinner next Monday night, November 13, and let's Pack the Place at Gelsosomo's! Hosts this
month are the 2nd and 5th graders -- they'll earn a homework pass for attending! Be sure to give your
server a copy of the flyer -- school will earn 50% of all din-in orders between 5:00-9:00 p.m.
 
 
Student Council wants to fill the Lemont food pantries for Thanksgiving.  Please help!  Each classroom has a collection box for non-perishable food through next Friday, November 17.
 
 
"Wagon Wheels West" will be rolling into town on December 16...Drama Club parents may want to add a
shout-out to the playbill...please have your orders in before December 6.
 
 
Have you created that must-have basket yet for the Gala? Great ideas are right here in Black & White.
Remember that the Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program ends December 22 -- all paperwork must be
turned in by this date for your child to be eligible for out of uniform passes.
 
The 2017-2018 Yearbook is already underway! Eighth grade parents, we need a baby photo of your
eighth grader by December 1. Yearbook orders are placed online only; order by November 30 for a 5%
discount.
 
 
The Archdiocese has asked us to share a Fact Sheet of the new Invest in Kids Tax Credit 
Scholarship Program.  The "Invest in Kids Act" is a new initiative that provides a new way to fund 
scholarships for eligible low income students to attend private K-12 schools in Illinois.  Scholarships offered through this program have the potential to cover up to 100% of tuition and eligible fees for next 
school year.  We are still learning more about the rules of the program, the application process, and 
timing, and will share details as they are finalized.  
 
 
Don't forget to use SHOP gift cards when doing your holiday shopping!
 
 
Our Athletics Department has a great Celtics 2017 shirt available!
 
 
  

November 2, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Report cards for the First Trimester will be sent home on Friday, November 17, with Parent-Teacher Conferences the following Monday, November 20.  Conferences are scheduled ONLINE only.  The scheduler will be available beginning Friday, November 10 at 5:00 a.m., and close on Friday, November 17 at 10:00 p.m.  Please see the directions below for registering into the system if not previously registered from last year.
 
 
Attention Bus Riders...there is NO BUS SERVICE next Monday and Tuesday! Please be sure
to make car rider arrangements.
 
 
Good Luck Chess Club!  Tomorrow night is our annual CHESS TOURNAMENT!  
 
 
Please turn your decorated "body" in by tomorrow to be included at next week's Remembrance Mass.
 
 
OperationGratitude is back! NJHS will collect your leftover Halloween candy and donate it to the troops!
 
 
Picture Retake Day is next week...if you were not happy with your original picture come prepared for a retake photo next Thursday, November 9.  The photo package you already received must be returned to the photographer so be sure to bring it to school.
 
 
Kindergarten through grade 7 students, be sure to order your treats and raffle tickets for Turkey Theater
by next Friday, November 10. Spend the afternoon watching a movie, snacking on treats, trying your luck at the
"Turducken" Pond, and perhaps winning the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet raffle!
 
 
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students please check inside today's Envelope for your Drury Lane
field trip permission form. Signed forms and $$ must be returned to your homeroom teacher by next Thursday.
 
 
The Archdiocese of Chicago would like our families to know the State of Illinois has created a new way to fund scholarships for children attending private schools.  Not all families will be eligible for the new scholarships, but we want to make sure all Catholic school families are aware of the "Invest in Kids Act".
 
 
Give thanks for great rebates when you SHOP for holiday get-togethers at these fine merchants.
 
 
Eighth Grade Parents, the Yearbook staff needs a copy of one of the most adorable photos you have - your eighth grader's baby picture!  Please send one in before December 1 (it will be returned!)
 
 
Training for new altar servers begins next week for St. Alphonsus 4th - 8th grade parishioners.
 
 
Providence Catholic High School invites families to their Open House on Sunday, November 19.

October 26, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
It will be Spooktacular!  TOMORROW NIGHT, in the gymnasium from 6 - 9 p.m.  Great family fun at Family School Association's Family Halloween Party.
 
 
Bus riders...be sure to make car rider arrangements for next Tuesday, October 31 as there is NO P.M. BUS
SERVICE.
 
 
Our Remembrance Mass in honor of our deceased loved ones will be November 10.  If you would like your loved ones names displayed and read please print out a copy of the body template, decorate it, and return it with the name printed on it no later than next Friday, November 3.
 
 
Next Friday evening, November 3, Chess Club will sponsor it's annual Chess Tournament here. All chess
players are invited! Please register by Thursday, November 2.
 
 
Picture Retake Day has been scheduled ... if you are unhappy with your original photo and would like a retake
be sure on Retake Day to bring the original picture package you have already received because it must be returned.
 
 
Turkey Theater, that time-honored, traditional fundraiser for the eighth grade class trip, will be presented Friday,
November 17! Kindergarten through grade 7 students order treats - and even raffle tickets! - in advance. Be sure
to print out the correct order form!! There is a K-3 form, and a 4-7 form. Please return the order form with
cash payment no later than November 10. And don't forget to also order your raffle ticket for the Amazon Fire Tablet!
 
 
The next session of Pre Picasso's for grades K-4 begins next Monday, October 30 -- there are just a few openings
left!
 
 
Grades 5-8 artists may sign up for the next session of Master the Masters by next Monday...class begins Thursday.
 
 
Are you too impatient to wait for your SHOP cards each Thursday? Use the Reload option and add funds
to existing cards you've already purchased through our program!
 
 
Don't forget that the deadline for the Family Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program is December 22. Passes
are only earned for gift baskets, sponsorships, and/or advertisements turned in by this date! Keep copies of
the forms in your car, briefcase or tote to drop them off whenever you visit your favorite boutique or restaurant,
 
 
Order your 2017-2018 Yearbook online by next Tuesday and save 10%!
 
 
Eighth Grade parents, the Yearbook staff needs a copy of one of the most adorable photos you have...your
eighth grader's baby picture! It will be returned to you so please send one in before December 1.
 
 
St. Alphonsus parishioners in grades 4-8 are invited to become altar servers; training sessions begin soon.
 
 
Magazine Drive super salespeople -- that would be any student who sold at least 3 items during the 2 weeks
of our magazine drive -- be sure to check today's Envelope for an invitation to the upcoming Barnyard Bash
VIP party! 
 

October 19, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Grandparents/Special Person Mass is tomorrow!  The children are very excited about sharing their school with the special adults in their lives!  Please join us at 8:15 a.m. 
 
 
Practice your sales pitch ... Gala Raffle Tickets are inside today's Envelope. Each K-8 family is required
to sell 30 $10 raffle tickets...support our school, earn credits toward your family fundraising, and perhaps be one
of the winners!
 
 
Student Council has plans for next week's Red Ribbon Week...
 
 
Get your costume ready, FSA's Family Halloween Party is just a week away! Help with the festivities would be much appreciated...sign up at signup.com
 
 
Our Remembrance Mass in honor of our deceased loved ones will be November 10. If you would like your loved ones name displayed and read please print out a copy of the body template ,
decorate it, and return it with the name printed on it no later than November 3.
 
 
Chess Club has been saved! This awesome after-school program will begin Session 2 next week -
if you have not yet sent in a registration please do so by Monday. Friday evening, November 3, we
will have our annual Chess Tournament - a great event for first-time tournament players!
 
 
Master the Masters art program for grades 5-8 will begin their next session on November 2 - please have
your registration in by October 30.
 
 
 
There are still openings for K-4 students to join session 2 of Pre Picasso's art program - sign up by 
next Tuesday, please!
 
 
SHOPwithScrip, use PrestoPay, and take advantage of the anniversary specials available October 21-31.
 
 
Earn out of uniform passes for your student by participating in the Gala Family Out of Uniform Pass
Incentive Program. Acquire gift baskets, sponsorships, and/or advertisements for our 2018 Gala. All
forms MUST be completed and turned in by Friday, December 22 to be eligible for out of uniform pass.
 
 
St. Alphonsus parishioners in grades 4-8 are invited to become altar servers; training sessions will
be in November.
 
 
Eighth graders interested in checking out Joliet Catholic Academy will have a chance at the JCA Open
House Sunday, October 29.
 
 
Have you decorated your house yet? Only ten days left to apply to be a part of Lemontster Days!
 

October 12, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Do the "bright" thing...buy a bulb to support "Watts of Love"!  Student Council is sponsoring a charitable fundraiser to help bring light to other children in the world who have none after sundown or only dangerous kerosene lamps.  The founder of this organization will be here tomorrow after mass for presentations to our students...please feel free to join us!
 
 
Join us THIS SUNDAY at our HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR! Check out the Kids Zone, enjoy a Chili Lunch,
and start your holiday shopping!!
 
 
Please join us next Friday, October 20, for our Grandparents/Special Person Mass. A reception will follow
(for our guest only; sorry, no students!) so please fill out and return the note on the bottom of the flyer by Monday.
 
 
 
On Friday, November 10, we will celebrate our Remembrance Mass in honor of our deceased loved ones.  If you wish for the name of your loved one to be read and displayed please print out a copy of the body template, decorate it, and return it with the name printed on it no later than November 3.  
 
 
 
Tomorrow is the last day for grades 1-6 to sign up for "Let's Build It" Engineering Club and receive the early-bird pricing!
 
 
Grades K-4 may sign up now for the second session of Pre-Picassos.
 
 
Chess Club is searching for new members!  Please send your registration in asap so we know that we will have enough students to continue this awesome club!
 
 
SHOP with Scrip, and use PrestoPay for quick, online ordering! Be sure to sign up soon if you haven't
already done so to take advantage of the upcoming November specials.
 
 
Save 10% off the cost of our 2017-2018 Yearbook if you order by October 31. All orders are placed online,
and you will have the chance to customize your book!
 
 
This year's Family Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program is underway...earn out of uniform passes for your
student by acquiring gift baskets, sponsorships, and/or advertisements for our 2018 Gala. All acquisition forms
must be completed and turned in by Friday, December 22 to be eligible for out of uniform passes.
 
 
 
The 2017 Athletics shirt is awesome!  Order yours today!
 
 
Enjoy FALL FEST at Lemont Park District's Centennial Park this Saturday, October 14.
 
 
 

October 5, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Do the "bright" thing...buy a bulb to support "Watts of Love"!  Student Council is sponsoring a charitable fundraiser to help bring light to other children in the world who have none after sundown or only dangerous kerosene lamps.  The founder of this organization will be here after mass this Friday, October 13, for presentations to our students...please feel free to join us!
 
 
Start your holiday shopping at our HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR...THIS SUNDAY! Check out the Kids Zone,
enjoy a Chili Lunch, perhaps win a raffle prize!
 
 
It's time to invite your Grandparents and/or Special Person in your life to our all-school mass on Friday, October 20.
A reception will follow (for our guests only; sorry, no students!) so please fill out and return the note on the bottom of
the flyer so we know ho many guests will be attending.
 
 
Please join us on November 10 at our school's Remembrance Mass, celebrated in honor of our deceased loved ones.
At this liturgy we will read and display the names of those who have died, those we wish to pray for. This year
we will use the symbol of the body to remember that "We Are One Body - A Community of Saints in Heaven and on Earth".
If you wish for the name of your loved one to be read and displayed please print out a copy of the body template, decorate it,
and return it with the name printed on it no later than November 3.
 
 
Chess Club is searching for new members!  Sign up by October 31 for the next session...you will be so glad you did!!
 
 
Grades 1-6 are invited to join "Let's Build It" Engineering Club!  Register online by this Friday for the early bird pricing.  The first class is Monday, October 23.
 
 
The second session of Pre Picasso's for grades K - 4  begins October 30 - class size is limited so send your registration in soon!
 
 
SHOP at these stores with your SHOP certificates and rake in fundraising credits!
 
 
Celebrate the Night in...Black & White...and see the world in extraordinary COLOR through your children. Earn out of uniform passes by
acquiring gift baskets, sponsorships, and/or advertisements for St. Al/St. Pat's 2018 Gala. All acquisition form MUST be completed and turned
in by Friday, December 22 to be eligible for this year's Family Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program.
 
 
Order your 2017-2018 school yearbook by October 31 and save 10%. Customize your copy with photos &
memories. Go to www.TreeRing.com/validate to place your order.
 
Athletics is still taking orders for their really cool 2017 Athletics shirt...don't miss out...celebrate our Celtic athletes!
  
 
 
 

September 28, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Spirit Week begins tomorrow and runs through next Thursday - be sure you know each day's theme so you know what to wear!  All are welcome to join our fun at Friday's (tomorrow) pep rally and "Our Country Quiz of Thee" next Wednesday; both begin at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium.
 
 
Each year the Archdiocese requires that this letter be sent to school parents if any asbestos exists in the
building. In the summer of 2013 we removed carpeting covering asbestos-containing floor tile and mastic
located in flour classrooms and part of the main hallway. In addition, we removed asbestos-containing
floor tile and mastic from the main office and three classrooms. All work was performed by a State
licensed abatement contractor in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
 
 
It's time to invite your Grandparents and/or Special Person in your life to our all-school mass on Friday,
October 20. A reception will follow (for our guests only; sorry, no students!) so please fill out and return
the note on the bottom of the flyer so we know how many guests will be attending.
 
 
Students in grades 4 -8, interested in joining our awesome band?  Mr. Mooney has been INSTRUMENTAL 
in guiding our 4th - 8th grade band members...get on the BANDWAGON!
 
 
Our Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Club is open to all 4th - 8th graders, encouraging them to read for pleasure.  Congratulations to the summertime readers - they'll receive the ice cream treat they earned
during their October 11 lunch hour.  Return the permission slip by October 5 to join this year's club.
 
 
Grades 1-6 are invited to join "Let's Build it" Engineering Club! Registration is online.
 
 
CHESS CLUB is searching for new members!  Have you noticed how many Chess Club trophies our teams have won?  Join today to keep this awesome club active!  Chess is open to all grade levels; we need at least eight students to sign up for Session #2 which begins in November!
 
 
Have you been online yet to order your SHOP gift cards for next week? Simply visit www.shopwithscrip.com.
Start a new family tradition: take Grandma and Grandpa out to dinner once a month and watch your
fundraising credit add up quickly when you use SHOP gift cards!
 
 
Start your holiday shopping at our HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR...Sunday, October 15, from
10 a.m.-4 p.m....right here at St. Al/St. Pat's School!
 
 
Mark your calendars to Celebrate the Night in...Black & White...and see the world in extraordinary COLOR through your children...2018 GALA...January 20, 2018...Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge.
 
 
Celebrate the Night in Black & White, and earn out of uniform passes for your student! Acquire gift baskets,
sponsorships, and/or advertisements for St. Al/St. Pat's 2018 Gala; passes are earned according to the
donation value. All acquisition forms MUST be completed and turned in by Friday, December 22 to be
eligible for this year's Family Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program.
 
 
Don't go out to dinner Saturday night...join St. Pat's Men's Club for pizza and a fun-filled evening of Trivia!
 
 
October is Fire Prevention Month...Lemont Fire Protection District invites the public to their Open House at
the New Avenue Station this Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 
 
Seventh and eighth graders are invited to witness the consequences of the choices made on the "Road to
Reality" next Wednesday evening, October 4, at Providence Catholic High School.
 
 
Enjoy Lemont Park District's Fall Festival at Centennial Park Saturday, October 14.
 
 
Lemonster Days are coming! Decorate your home for some ghoulishly good fun!
 
 
Lemont Park District offers Karate to all ages over 6...classes begin October 17.
 
 
 
  
 

September 21, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Progress Reports for our First Trimester Midterm will be available next Friday, September 29.  Parents may go online to PowerSchool to view their child's grades up to this point in the term.  If you have not yet created  your parent PowerSchool account, or have forgotten since last school year how to access it, please see the instructions below.
 
 
Our Magazine Drive is underway! Prizes for the first turn-in day are being distributed today and tomorrow...
please be patient! Tomorrow is the second turn-in day, and next Thursday is the final turn-in day for prizes.
 
 
Our first Mission Club Out of Uniform Day is next Tuesday...please review the dress code for "dress down"
days.
 
 
FSA presents PJ Movie Night TOMORROW NIGHT in the school gym! Bring your PJs and your snacks!
 
 
SPIRIT WEEK begins next Friday and runs through the following week...be sure you know each day's theme
so you know if it is an out of uniform day and wear the right outfit!
 
 
Mr. Mooney has been INSTRUMENTAL in guiding our 4th - 8th grade band members...get on the BANDWAGON!
 
 
Do you realize how much fundraising you can do just by SHOPping for groceries??!!
 
 
It's time to invite your Grandparents and/or Special Person in your life to our all-school mass on Friday,
October 20. A reception will follow (for our guests only; sorry, no students!) so please fill out and return the
note on the bottom of the flyer so we know how many guests will be attending.
 
 
Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 may be a part of our yearbook staff if the permission slip is turned in TOMORROW!
 
 
Grades 1-6 are welcome to join "Let's Build It" Engineering Club! Session begins October 23. Register online
by October 13 for early bird pricing.
 
 
Chess Club held it's first session this week but there's still room for anyone else who might wish to
join our championship team!
 
 
The 2017-2018 Yearbook is already on sale! Orders are placed ONLINE ONLY. Place your order by
September 30 to save 15%.
 
 
  Athletics has a really cool tee-shirt available for all you Celtics fans!
 
 
Start your holiday shopping at our HOLIDAY CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR on Sunday October 15...free admission,
free parking, fun kids zone!
 
 
Share your knowledge of most things trivial, and particularly musical, as St. Pat's Men's Club presents
TRIVIA NIGHT Saturday, September 30.
 
 
Providence Catholic is offering a cheerleading clinic on Columbus Day, a school holiday! Register by tomorrow
if you are interested.
 
 
Seventh & Eighth grade musicians are invited to participate in Providence Catholic's Marching Celtics Step-Up Night...and play during the homecoming football game!
 

September 14, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Don't forget...PICTURE DAY IS TUESDAY!  Order forms were in last week's Envelope.
 
 
Our MAGAZINE DRIVE starts TODAY! Inside today's Envelope will be a packet for each of your K-8 students.
Your child can earn great prizes...the postcard booklets are due tomorrow ONLY if you want a bling chicken!
 
 
Calling all volunteers and students needing service hours..."Hope's on the Way" needs help tomorrow,
September 15, preparing "buckets of hope" for hurricane victims.
 
 
Students in grades 3-8 wishing to join Mission Club need to have their permission forms turned in tomorrow.
 
 
Chess Club begins next Wednesday, September 20, and is open to all grade levels. Please turn your registration
in by tomorrow.
 
Special Lunch orders for September - December must be in by next Monday! Order online or print out the form
below.
 
 
Students in grade 6, 7 & 8 are invited to be a part of our yearbook staff...turn your permission slip in by
Friday, September 22.
 
 
Earn SHOP fundraising credits with next Monday's Thank-Scrip-ing Day bonus bonanza!
 
 
Family School Association presents...Back to School Movie Night, featuring SING! Join us Friday
evening, September 22 in the school gymnasium. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show time is 7:00 p.m. Friends and families are welcome...bring a friend! PJs encouraged!
 
 
Grades 1-6 are welcome to join "Let's Build It" Engineering Club! Sessions begin October 23. Register
online by October 13.
 
 
Our Athletics Association has a really cool 2017 Athletics tee-shirt available for all you Celtic fans!
 
 
The 2017-2018 Yearbook is already on sale! Orders may be placed ONLINE ONLY. Place your order by September 30 and save 15% off the $15.50 price!
 
 
Have you ever wondered how to become a Girl Scout? Lemont Girl Scouts is holding an Information & Troop Formation Night next week...check out what scouting is all about !
And bring mom...she may like to be a leader!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

September 7, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Special Lunch order forms for September - December are now available on the ONLINE STORE link of our website.  Or you may print out the form below, circle your selections, and send it along with payment to the school office.  All orders are due no later than Monday, September 18.
 
 
Chess Club will begin on Wednesday, September 20, and is open to students in all grades. Please complete
the registration form and return it with payment no later than Friday, September 15.
 
 
Drama Club is looking for stage hands. Students from grades 5-8 who may be interested in helping create
the stage settings should return their completed permission form by Monday, September 18.
 
 
Mission Club is dedicated to helping the less fortunate of the world. Students in grades 3 - 8 may join by
completing and returning the permission form before Friday, September 15.
 
 
Picture Day will be here soon...Tuesday, September 19. Order forms are inside today's Envelopes. Please
bring your order forms to school on Picture Day to give directly to the photographer. Don't forget, it's a "dress
up" day even if Tuesday is a gym day.
 
 
Join us this Monday, September 11, between 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. for an evening of food, fun and fundraising at
Gelsosomo's Pizzeria! Our honored guests for September are Kindergarten and 8th Grade...each K and 8th
grade student attending will earn a homework pass! PLEASE NOTE: you MUST show the attached flier to
the server (print or electronic) for our school to benefit from your purchase!
 
 
Family School Association presents...Back to School Movie Night, featuring SING! Join us Friday evening,
September 22 in the school gymnasium. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., show time is 7:00 p.m. Friends and
parish families are welcome...bring a friend! PJs encouraged! BYO chairs, blankets and peanut-free snacks.
 
 
The 2017-2018 Yearbook is already on sale! Orders may be placed ONLINE ONLY. Place your order by
September 30 and save 15% off the $15.50 price!
 
 
Start SHOPping today to earn SHOP credits toward your family fundraising obligation...the potential for earnings
making everyday purchases is so easy!
 
 
Lemont Park District offers a variety of activities for Lemont's "Teen Scene".
 
 
Providence Catholic High School Cheerleaders are offering a Cheerleading Clinic to students in grades
K-8. Registrations are due by Friday, September 22.
 
 
Join the Lemont Fire Protection District for a day of family fun at their Firehouse Open House to kick off
National Fire Prevention Month.

August 31, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
All school families today received their Thursday Envelope for this school year.   School information is sent home each week through this eThursday link, but occasionally "hard copies" or confidential information must come home also...thus the paper Envelope.  You may not receive the paper Envelope each week but when it does come home, please be sure it is sent back to school by the following Tuesday.
 
 
Grades 5 - 8: DRAMA CLUB WILL HAVE A WORKSHOP TOMORROW! Please complete the bottom "interest"
portion of the attached form and return it to school tomorrow morning so we know how many song and script copies
to make.
 
 
Attention Bus Riders: There is NO BUS SERVICE next Tuesday when we return from the Labor Day holiday.
 
 
Families that meet the requirements listed are eligible for free or reduced price lunches. If you qualify and
would like an application, please contact the school office. Deadline for completed applications is September 5.
 
 
Students in grades 3 - 8 are invited to join Mission Club. Please return the permission form by September 15
  
 
 
All fifth through eighth-grade students are invited to become involved with the St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick Worship
Commission. Please return your completed sign-p form to Mrs. Bruno by tomorrow.
 
 
Special Lunch order forms for September - December are now available on the Online Store link of our
website. Or you may print out the form below, circle your selections, and send it along with payment to the
school office. All orders are due no later than Monday, September 18.
 
 
Calling all 5th - 8th graders...it's not too late to join our Cross Country Team!
 
 
Do we have budding artists in grades K - 4? Pre Picasso's after-school program begins September 11 --
sign up soon because class size is limited to 15 students.
 
 
Master the Masters after-school art program will begin Thursday, September 14 -- IF we have enough
5th - 8th graders sign up! So send in your registration if interested, but without payment at this time.
 
 
Picture Day is Coming! Order forms will be sent home next week, but the photo package choices available
are listed here so you can begin thinking about how many you'll need to order (don't forget grandma!).
 
 
Family School Association is once again sponsoring once-a-month dinner out nights at Gelsosomo's! Call
your friends and neighbors and mark your calendars for Monday evening, September 11.
 
 
Our annual MAGAZINE DRIVE will begin soon! Your child can earn great prizes, and 40% of the subscriptions
you sell goes toward your family's fundraising obligation for this school year. Watch for the catalog packet
to come home in a couple weeks.
 
 
"Celebrate the Night in...Black & White" ... save the date... Saturday, January 20, 2018
 

August 24, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Special Lunch order forms for September - December are now available on the Online Store link of our website.  Or you may print out the form below, circle your selections, and send it along with payment to the school office.  All orders are due no later than Monday, September 18.
 
 
Families that meet the requirements listed are eligible for free or reduced price lunches. If you qualify and
would like an application, please contact the school office. Deadline for completed applications is September 5.
 
 
All fifth through eighth-grade students are invited to become involved with the St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick
Worship Commission. Please return your completed sign-up form to Mrs. Bruno by Friday, September 1.
 
 
Save Our Show! Drama Club has presented awesome musicals, but we need a new venue...any ideas?
Workshops and auditions are on hold for now, so 5th - 8th graders please be patient, we'll let you know when
it's time to sign-up.
 
 
Calling all 5th - 8th graders...it's not too late to join our Cross Country Team!
 
 
Grades 4 through 8 -- there's still time to finish reading your three books by September 14 to complete the
Rebecca Caudill Book Club Summer Reading Program.
 
Do we have budding artists in grades K - 4? Pre Picasso's after-school program begins September 11 - sign
up soon because class size is limited to 15 students.
 
 
 Master the Masters after-school art program will begin Thursday, September 14 -- IF we have enough 5th - 8th graders sign up! So send in your registration if interested, but without payment at this time.
 
 
Attention grades 7 & 8 - Joliet Catholic Academy has an entire calendar of events for junior high students..
 
 

2016-2017 School Year

June 6, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal...our last one for this school year!
 
 
Hey next year's 5th - 8th graders...stay tuned for DRAMA CLUB!

June 1, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Our hot lunch program ends tomorrow, June 2 ... be sure to bring a sack lunch next Monday and Tuesday!
 
 
 Our school picnic celebrating the end of the 2016-2017 school year will be next Wednesday, June 7.  Lunch will be provided, and each class will wear a different color tee-shirt.  FSA does need extra help that afternoon so please go online  to sign up as soon as possible.
 
 
 Extended Day families please note -- there WILL be Extended Day our last day of school!
 
 
 Let your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers know...we are having one more Early Childhood Open House this summer Tuesday evening, June 13.  Invite them to come in and enroll now!
 
 
There is still time ...
  Gym Uniform Orders 2017_2018.pdf  we will send to Lina's all orders received by June 7
  Gym Uniform Order Form 2017_2018.pdf  you may also shop directly at Lina's
  Transportation Request Cover Letter.pdf  forms are needed for all students even if not using the bus
  Athltics Registration Form 2017-2018.pdf  early registrations can be made online
 
 
Students in grades 4-8 next school year are encouraged to select Rebecca Caudill books as part of their summer reading enjoyment ... and perhaps earn themselves a Book Club treat!
 
 
 Plan ahead for next year...consider becoming a part of our Celtic family by helping out here at school a couple hours or so each week  (or day!).
 
 
Don't forget to check back on earlier eThursday links for a wide variety of summer
activities available to our students.
 
 
 
 
 

May 25, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Bus service for this school year ends tomorrow ... be sure you have car rider arrangements from May 30 thru June 7.
 
 
 FunDay was a fun day!
 
 
 Get out the peanut butter & jelly ... our lunch programs end after next week!
 
 
 NJHS and Student Council are collecting Personal Care Items thru June 1.
 
 
 There are lots of deadlines coming up ... be sure you don't miss out!
  FunDay Monies are due Tuesday, May 30
  Schoolkits Supply List .pdf   paper orders are due tomorrow; online orders are due May 31
  Gym Uniform Order Form 2017_2018.pdf   orders are due tomorrow
  Gym Uniform Orders 2017_2018.pdf   you may also go directly to Lina's 
  Transportation Request Cover Letter.pdf   forms are needed for everyone even if not using the bus
  Legacy Brick Order Deadline is May 31.pdf  brick walkway will be installed this summer
 
 
Athletics is now accepting online registrations for next year's Celtic athletes.
 
 
 Students in grades 4-8 next school year are encouraged to select Rebecca Caudill books as part of their summer reading enjoyment.
 
 
 Plan ahead for next year...consider becoming part of our Celtic family by helping out here at school a couple hours or so each week (or day!).
 
 
Effective next school year, the Chicago Archdiocese will move the Catholic High School Entrance Exam
from January to December.
 
 
 School uniforms may be ordered directly from Schoolbelles...please make note that they are moving
to a new location in the same shopping plaza.
 
 
 Be sure to check past eThursdays for additional information on summer activities for students.

May 18, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
FunDay! is TOMORROW!!  Pledge sheets should already be turned in.  This is our last fundraiser of the school year...let's show our Celtic spirit and have a fun day while fundraising!  Check the weather report in the morning - all students will be in gym uniform but may also need sweatshirts or jackets.  And don't forget it's an EARLY DISMISSAL  day!
 
 
 Inside today's Envelope is the TENTATIVE calendar for our 2017-2018 school year.
 
 
Friday, May 26 will be the last day of bus service for this school year.  All students will be car riders beginning Tuesday, May 30 and through the end of our school year.
  
 
 
 Inside today's Envelope is an order form for SchoolKidz Supply Kits for each student according to their grade level for next year.  This is an optional purchase - you may simply use the supply list to do your summertime supply shopping if you choose not to order a kit.  Orders may be returned to school (make checks payable to Family School Association) no later than May 25, or order online by May 31.  Kits will be available at school on Supply Drop-Off Day in August.
 
 
The green Transportation Request form for 2017-2018 bus service that was in last week's Envelope needs to be returned no later than June 2.  A form is needed for EACH student please, even if he/she will not be utilizing this service.
 
 
 All K-8 students are required to wear the school gym uniform on their gym days.  We will forward to Lina Embroidery, our supplier, all orders received by next Friday, May 26; these will then be available for pick up at school on our Supply Drop-Off Day in August.
 
 
 Schoolbelles will not be holding a Uniform Measuring Day here at school this year.  Uniform orders may be placed with them online, by telephone, or by stopping at their store in Burbank.
 
 
 National Jr. Honor Society and Student Council are holding a Personal Care Drive through June 1.  Items will be given to our local shelters.
 
 
 Our Athletic Association is accepting registrations now for students wishing to be on our Celtic athletic teams next school year.  Registrations may be made online.
 
 
There is still time to order your Legacy Brick, supporting our school while commemorating your family's history with St. Al/St. Pat's.  Order deadline is May 31...the new brick entrance will be installed this summer.
 
 
 All are welcome as St. Alphonsus Church presents a Marian Vesper Service this Sunday afternoon.
 
 
 More summer activities for students (see May 11 eThursday for additional opportunities) ...
 
 

May 11, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
FunDay! is next Friday!!!  Pledge sheets should all be turned in by next Wednesday.  As this is our last fundraiser for the school  year, let's do our best to have fun while raising even more than we committed to...making this truly a fun way to have a FunDay while fundraising!  And don't forget it's an EARLY DISMISSAL day!
 
 
 Bus riders please note there is a change in bus service that differs from our previous notes....
 
 
 A Transportation Request form for bus service is inside today's Envelopes for all K-8 students registered for the 2017-2018 school year.  A form is needed for EACH student, even if he/she will not be utilizing this service.  Please have all forms returned no later than June 2.
 
 
 Celtics Athletics Association is accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 sports year.  Early registrations for Fall Volleyball and Cross Country may be made online beginning tomorrow.
 
 
 Additional workers are needed to supervise students who stay for our Extended Day program after school.  If you're interested, but not available for this school year, please contact the office to learn about possibilities for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
 
All K-8 students are required to wear the school gym uniform on their gym days.  We will forward all gym uniform orders returned to the school office no later than Friday, May 26; these will then be available for pick up at school on our Supply Drop-Off Day in August.  Be sure your check is payable to Lina Embroidery.
 
 
 Schoolbelles will not be holding a Uniform Measuring Day here at school this year.  Orders may be placed with them online, by telephone, or by stopping at their store.
 
 
 All are welcome as St. Alphonsus Church presents a Marian Vesper Service "Reflections of Mary".
 
 
 There are LOTS of activities for our students at area high schools, park districts, and universities this summer....
 

May 4, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Students may be OUT OF UNIFORM TOMORROW FOR THE MISSIONS...dress for the pep rally or for cinco de mayo...don't forget your $1 for the Missions!
 
 
Tomorrow is the deadline to register for the PALLET PAINTING PARTY...go online today to reserve your spot!  http://www.lamoreelements.com/ and click on SHOP to choose your design.
 
 
  The KINDERGARTEN class will be hosting next Monday evening's Pack the Place at Gelsosomo's...bring your family and friends for dinner...we earn 50% of dine-in food sales so the more who dine the more money we raise!
 
 
 Have you been practicing your swing?  Got your foursome organized with matching golf shirts?  Not a golfer but enjoying dining out with friends?  Then you'll want to be at Ruffled Feathers THIS SUNDAY afternoon for the 2017 CELTIC OPEN GOLF OUTING!  Visit Celticopengolf.com to register.
 
 
 Schoolbelle's 2017-2018 School Uniform Buying Guide is inside today's Envelope.  Orders may be placed online, by phone, or visit their Bridgeview location.
 
 
 Gym uniform orders for next year will be collected in the office through May 26.
 
 
 FunDay! will be here soon --  Friday, May 19 --  how many pledges have you collected thus far?
 
 
 Family School Association's last Board meeting of the year is tonight at 7 p.m. at Gelsosomo's...stop by to learn more about officer positions available on the 2017-18 Board...you could be  the one they're looking for!
 
 
 We're looking for extra workers after school to supervise our students who stay for Extended Day.  Want to have some fun one or two days a week?  The kids are super... they'll make crafts with you, or design lego or tinker toy creations; show you how adept they are at Mathletics on the computer, or whup you in a card game.  When the weather cooperates they all play outside and you can enjoy mother nature in our park-like backyard setting.  The hours are 2-6 p.m., all supervisors must be age 18 or older.
 
 
 All K-4 students are welcome to learn about our Celtics Volleyball "early program" TOMORROW, Friday, May 5.
 
 
Catholic Sports Camps are offered through the Diocese of Joliet Vocations office this summer...hockey, soccer and baseball.
 
 
 Lemont High School offers grade 3-8 girls a basketball summer camp...register as soon as possible.
 
 
 Lemont Park District has several day camp opportunities available this summer.
 

April 27, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Fore!  This year's CELTIC OPEN GOLF OUTING will be here before you know it...just two weeks away...have you registered your foursome yet?  Perhaps you can only make it to dinner...that's okay, there'll be door prizes and fun galore!  Visit Celticopengolf.com to register!
 
 
 We are looking for extra helpers after school to supervise our students who stay for Extended Day.  Want to have some fun one or two days a week?  The kids are super ... they'll make crafts with you, or design lego or tinker toy creations; show you how adept they are at Mathletics on the computer, or whup you in a card game.  When the weather cooperates they all play outside and you can enjoy mother nature in our park-like backyard setting.  The hours are 2-6 p.m., all supervisors must be age 18 or older.
 
 
 Family School Association is looking for parents with the enthusiasm, ideas and time to join next year's FSA Board.
 
 
 FunDay! will be here soon!  K-8 students should have their pledge sheets just about filled by now - be sure to turn them in to your teacher by May 17 so we can tally your "silly station" accomplishments on them!  
 
 
 All K-4 students are welcome to learn about our Celtics Volleyball  "early program" next Friday, May 5.
 
 
 Sign up soon for an evening of creativity and fun in St. Pat's Parish Hall at our PALLET PAINTING PARTY!  Go online to reserve your spot and select one of the four projects offered so your pallet can be prepped for your painting pleasure!

April 20, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Mark your calendars!  These dates should help your planning through the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
 
 
 Eighth grade parents...if you haven't yet done so be sure your order for a graduation yard sign is turned in by tomorrow!
 
 
 Start your weekend with a fun FAMILY GAME NIGHT and OPEN GYM tomorrow night!!  Please rsvp to Family School how many will be in your group.
 
 
 Be sure to tell your friends and neighbors about our Spring Open House next Wednesday evening.  Bring them along to cheer on all of our co-ed volleyball teams as we Pack the Place for our 8th Grade Family Night !  Students attending will earn an out of uniform pass!
 
 
 Grades PK, K and 1 please be sure to check your Thursday Envelope today for your May 22 field trip permission form.  All forms must be signed and returned with payment no later than next Friday, April 28.
 
 
Additional adult help is needed in our Extended Day program...please let us know if you have the time to spend an afternoon or two each week with our kids.
 
 
 Family School Association is searching for new officers for next school year.
 
 
 FunDay! is coming soon!  Friday morning, May 19, is the day students will have fun at "silly stations" in the gymnasium and strolling the mini walk-a-thon.  Every K-8 student received a pledge sheet in last week's Envelope to solicit sponsorships from supporters.  Please turn your pledge sheet in by Wednesday, May 17.  Let's make this truly a fun way to have a funDay while fundraising!
 
 
 St. Alphonsus Second Grade Families...don't forget, if you want First Communion photos use the Van Gogh Photography order form you received to place an online advance order or be sure to bring the form with you when you arrive EARLY next week for First Communion.  DVD orders, which are on a separate form, must be placed by next Thursday, April 27.
 
 
Select your pallet project and join us for a Pallet Painting Party! Reservations are due by May 5.
 
 
 Visit Celticopengolf.com to register for our 2017 Celtic Open Golf Outing...hole sponsorships are now available.
 
 
 Volunteers are needed to help Mount Assisi and the School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King with
their Run with the Nuns 5K being held Sunday, June 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 

April 13, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
We prayed, fasted, and gave alms -- now we celebrate easter joy!  Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl ends as we encounter our risen Lord.  We reflect on our brothers and sisters with whom we have walked in India, Zambia, El Salvador, Mexico, Ethiopia, and Hawaii.  We commit to bring Easter joy to each person we meet in our daily lives.  Our community changed lives this Lent.  We collected $537.64 for the program (and two Chuck E. Cheese's tokens!).  Thank you!
 
 
National Junior Honor Society will be holding a bake sale next Wednesday during lunch hours...bring some extra change for a sweet dessert!
 
 
 Please let us know if you'd like to spend an afternoon or two with the kids after school...additional adult help is needed in our Extended Day program.
 
 
 We're holding a Spring Open House for prospective families...please invite any family you know who may be searching for an enrollment opportunity for next year.
 
 
 Please be cautious during morning drop-off!
 
 
 Registration is still available for K-4 students in this year's last Pre Picasso's "mini-session".
 
 
 Our annual FunDay! is coming soon!  Inside today's Envelope is a pledge sheet for each K-8 student....let your Celtic pride shine through your FunDay! accomplishments!
 
 
 Attention business owners...looking for a fun and easy opportunity to advertise?  Sponsor a hole at the 2017 Celtic Open Golf Outing!
 
 
 Share your artistic talents ... no matter what your ability!  Join us for a Pallet Painting Party!
 
 
 Eighth grade parents, here's your chance to show the neighborhood how proud you are of your graduating Celtic -- graduation yard signs are available through next Friday, April 21.  Also, be sure to check today's Envelope for important end-of-the-year activities.
 
 
 Schoolbelles is having a sale through next week on warm weather essentials ... be ready for May 1 when our warm weather uniform policy begins!
 
 
 Students under the age of 10 are invited to hop over to the Lemont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for photos with the Easter Bunny!
 
 
 St. Rita High School will be offering summer camps for young men and women in grade school and incoming freshmen this June and July.  All summer camp information and registration can be found online at www.stritahs.com/summer-camps-2017 or you can call 773-925-6600 for more information.
 
 
 
 
 

April 6, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
All are welcome as our eighth grade class presents "Meditations on the Cross:  You Are Invited", tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.
 
 
 St. Alphonsus Parish will present "The Living Stations of the Cross" Friday, April 7; all are invited.
 
 
 Next Wednesday, April 12, at morning prayer, we will close our school participation in this year's CRS Rice Bowl program.  Please bring your Rice Bowls to school and put them in the designated basket as you enter the gym for prayer.
 
 
 Let's Pack the Place at Gelsosomo's next Monday night!  Second graders are hosting (and earn a homework pass if they sign in!) as we dine in with family and friends!
 
 
 Chess Club begins it's next session next Wednesday ... turn your registration form in by Monday please!
 
 
 Pre Picasso's is available to grades K-4 for a "mini-session" as the last session for this school year.  Registrations are due in the office no later than April 18 - but please remember, class size is limited so don't delay!
 
 
 All school groups will have photos taken next Wednesday, April 12, for our Yearbook -- be sure to practice your smiles!
 
 
 Eighth grade parents, here's your chance to show the neighborhood how proud you are of your graduating Celtic -- yard signs are available for purchase through April 21.
 
 
 St. Alphonsus 2nd Grade First Communicants will have the chance to purchase photos and/or a DVD  - look for the photo order form in today's Envelope.
 
 
 St. Al/St. Pat's is hosting a Spring Open House for prospective families...please invite any family you know of who may be looking for an enrollment opportunity.
 
 
 For many years the Archdiocese of Chicago has honored outstanding Catholic school employees through the Heart of the School Awards.  We are fortunate to have faculty and staff who have the qualities which would make them perfect candidates.  If you would like to nominate someone from our school, please submit your nomination by tomorrow, Friday, April 7, online at schools.archchicago.org.
 
 
 Save the Date...2017 Celtic Open Golf Outing...Sunday, May 7.  Join us at Ruffled Feathers for golfing and dinner, or perhaps just golfing or  dinner.  There'll be awards and door prizes, plus the opportunity to sponsor a Hole!
 
 
 Join us for a Pallet Painting Party -- any and all artistic ability welcome!
 
 
 Learn what sports can teach you about your faith as Fr. "Monk" Malloy shares his insights ... and perhaps your child would like to attend the Spirit Hockey Camp this summer.
 
 
 DePaul University offers summer volleyball camps...their Youth Camp is available to 4th-8th grade boys & girls, and the Advanced All-skills Camp is open to high school girls.

March 23, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
 
Reminder to bus riders...NO bus service after school tomorrow...be sure you have car rider plans!
 
 
 The next session of CHESS CLUB will begin April 12...PLEASE TURN YOUR REGISTRATION IN NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 10.
 
 
 "Let's Build It" Engineering Club starts a new session the day we return from Spring Break...be sure to go online by tomorrow for early bird pricing.
 
 
 We are hosting a Spring Open House for prospective families...please invite any you know of who may be looking  for an enrollment opportunity.
 
 
 Thank you from Fr. Tom Tiscornia, who spoke about vocations to our jr. high students last month .  Mission Club and Student Council sent a donation in his name to help support his organization, Friends in Solidarity.
 
 
 It's not too late to start collecting your spare change in the CRS Rice Bowl sent home at the beginning of Lent.  This faith-in-action program invites us to encounter those in our global church family in need of assistance.  This week we encounter Fernando, a young man from El Salvador, who despite the severe inequality, low economic growth, environmental degradation, and high levels of violence in his country, has found a way with his own perseverance and the help of CRS to build a better future for himself as a businessman.  He is learning new skills and putting them to work to provide for his family and then teaching others to do the same.  The CRS Rice Bowl program honors the dignity of the worker and your donations do as well.
 
 We will collect the Rice Bowls at morning prayer on April 12 with a special blessing.
 
 
Students in grades 6, 7 & 8 should have their Broth and Rice Lunch permission forms turned in to their home room teacher by Tuesday, April 4.
 
 
 All are welcome as our eighth grade class presents "Meditations on the Cross:  You Are Invited", Friday morning, April 7.
 
 
 St. Alphonsus Parish will present "The Living Stations of the Cross" Friday, April 7; all are invited.
 
 
 The deadline for receiving 2 free custom pages in your 2016-2017 Yearbook is Monday, April 3.  Purchase and customize your yearbook at www.TreeRing.com/validate.
 
 
 Books are still available, but only through Monday, April 3, from last week's Kindness assembly with author Amy Logan.  Please send your order form in tomorrow or our first day back from Spring Break.  Plus, for students in grades PK - 3, signed copies of Wacky Adventures of Weird Beard will be available at their author-visit tomorrow.
 
 
 For many years the Archdiocese of Chicago has honored outstanding Catholic school employees through the Heart of the School Awards.  We are fortunate to have faculty and staff who have the qualities which would make them perfect candidates.  If you would like to nominate someone from our school, please submit your nomination by Friday, April 7, online at schools.archchicago.org.
 
 
 Voting began yesterday and continues through April 5...please go online and vote in support of St. Al's Parish Choir in this year's Society of St. Vincent dePaul Church Choir Challenge!
 
 
 Looking for something to do during Spring Break?
 
 Schoolbelles has a sale on polo shirts beginning this Sunday through April 1.  
 

March 16, 2017

Be sure to read this week's News You Can Use from the principal.
 
 
Local author Amy Logan will be here tomorrow to read from her book series "A Girl With A Cape".  Following the theme of the books, our fourth grade Jr. Girl Scouts are using the assembly as an opportunity to promote their Kindness project.  Students will be able to purchase signed copies of Ms. Logan's books.  Thank you to Family School Association for providing this assembly!
 
 
 The "Hearts and Hands Club", open to grades 4 - 7, will be creating gratitude gifts for community members.  Please be sure to sign up before next Tuesday, March 21.
 
 
 Reminder to bus students...there is no after-school bus service next Friday, March 24 -- be sure to make car rider arrangements.
 
 
 PreSchool thru third grade students will visited by the authors of The Wacky Adventures of Weird Beard next week.  Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.
 
 
 Registrations for the next session of "Let's Build It" Engineering Club are being taken now.  Students in grades 1-6 may go online and register by March 24 for the early bird pricing.
 
 
Please continue to keep the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl program in mind this Lent as part
of your almsgiving. Be sure to visit crsricebowl.org to watch videos of the people and communities
your Lenten gifts are changing through CRS Rice Bowl. This week we encounter Evelina in Zambia who
through the efforts of CRS has been taught how to prepare healthier meals and grow nutritious crops.
What she has learned she shares with the community. CRS honors the dignity of the human person in its
outreach to families in many countries where food is scarce.
 
We will collect the Rice Bowls at morning prayer on April 12 with a special blessing.
 
 Grades 6, 7 & 8 received a permission form in class today for the Broth and Rice Lunch being held Friday, April 7.  If your student chooses to participate, please be sure to return the signed form no later than April 4.
 
 
 All are welcome as our eighth-grade class presents "Meditations on the Cross: You Are Invited", Friday morning, April 7.
 
St. Alphonsus Parish will present "The Living Stations of the Cross" Friday, April 7. Seventh and eighth grade students are welcome to participate; please contact Mr. Lundberg.
 
 
 Time is running out if you'd like 2 free custom pages in your 2016-2017 Yearbook...final deadline is Monday, April 3.  All orders are placed online: www.TreeRing.com/validate, our school passcode is 1014126292081155.
 
 
 Please vote for St. Al's Choir in this year's Society of St. Vincent dePaul Church Choir Challenge!
 
 
 Student Augustinian Values Institute at Providence Catholic High School (a.k.a. SAVI) is hosting a gently used book drive through Wednesday, March 22.  Books may be turned in at our school office.
 
 
 For many years the Archdiocese of Chicago has honored outstanding Catholic school employees through the Heart of the School Awards.  Nominations can be submitted by any stakeholder at the school (e.g. teacher, staff, administrator, parent volunteer, student).  There are nine Heart of the School Award Areas -- wouldn't it be great to have a Celtic nominee in every category!!!!  Submit your nomination by Friday, April 7 online at schools.archchicago.org.
 
 
 Next Thursday, March 23, St. Patrick Parish is holding a training session for altar servers in grades 3 and above...please register at the parish office if you can attend.
 
 
 
 
 

March 9, 2017

Be sure to read this weeks News You Could Use from the principal.
 
 
The oompa loompas are still so excited over the success of Pure Imagination - Gala 2017 ... thank you to all the businesses who supported us! ... the factory will be open only until 5 p.m. TODAY to close out the final few items left behind.
 
 
 Let's Pack the Place at Gelsosomo's next Monday evening, March 13!  Family School Association has asked our 7th Grade class to host tonight's dinner...they'll earn a homework pass for coming out while you'll earn our school 50% of your tab!
 
 
The "Hearts and Hands Club" is back!  Open to students in grades 4 - 7, please be sure to sign up before March 21.  
 
 
 Registrations are now being taken online for the next session of "Let's Build It" Engineering Club.  Grades 1 - 6 may sign up at https://www.learningmeansfun.com/signup. 
 
 
All ladies are invited this Sunday afternoon to St. Al's Women's Club Annual Lenten Reflection.
 
 
Local author Amy Logan will be here next Friday, March 17, to read from her book series "A Girl With A
Cape" and have a conversation with our students about everyday kindness. Students have the
opportunity to purchase signed copies of Ms. Logan's books. Thank you to Family School Association
for providing this assembly!
 
 
 Mr. Lundberg is searching for 7th & 8th grade students who would like to participate in "The Living
Stations of the Cross" being presented at St. Alphonsus Church.
 
 
 St. Patrick Parish is in need of more altar servers. If you are in 3rd grade or older and would like to
join this ministry please register for the March 23 training session.
 
 
 Lemont Fire Protection District is offering students in grades 6-8 a "SafeSitter" class designed to prepare
them to be safe when they're home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.
 
 
 Grades 3-6 are invited to register for Marist High School's after-school Art Camp
 
 
 Schoolbelles encourages our families to register your email address with them to be aware of
upcoming sales, promotions and their new Loyalty Program. Register at www.schoolbelles.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

March 2, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Pure Imagination - Gala 2017 ... a Huge Thank You from the oompa loompas! ... and a Hearty Congratulations to our Raffle winners -- all were school families!! ... there are a few items that were left behind and are still at the factory that you may bid on through 5 p.m. next Thursday, March 9 ... should you wish to recycle any baskets you won at the Gala please bring them to the school office, we'll be happy to re-use them next year!
 
 
Our Lenten Journey at St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School.
 
 
Middle School Dance Party!!  TOMORROW NIGHT!
 
 
Sure and Begorrah we hope you made your reservation for Saturday night's 20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Family Party presented by St. Pat's Men's Club!!!
 
 
The Women's Club of St. Alphonsus invites all ladies to their Annual Lenten Reflection Sunday afternoon, March 12.
 
 
The next session of "Let's Build It" Engineering Club for grades 1-6 doesn't begin until after Spring Break but registration is now open.  Sign up online by March 24 for early bird pricing.
 
 
St. Patrick Parish is looking for more altar servers, grade 3 and older.  Training will be March 23
 
 
Schoolbelles is holding a magnificently massive monumental March SALE!
 
 
Mother McAuley invites students to be a part of their Spring Concert Jr. High Choir  or their Performing Arts Workshop.
 
 
Lemont Park District offers Spring Break Soccer Camps.
 
 
Grades 3 - 6 are invited to register for Marist High School's after-school Art Camp.

February 23, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Pure Imagination - Gala 2017... It's here!... THIS SATURDAY!  ... the oompa loompas have worked tirelessly to prepare all the information you will need - Please CAREFULLY check out these attachments for the evening's schedule, the online bidding link, the auction rules & instructions, the listing of Silent Auction items, and how to pick up your items if you are a winning online bidder. Online bidding goes LIVE tonight at 6:00 p.m.  You will be able to view the Live Auction items and Teacher/Pastor Treasures online, but these can only be bid on in person at the Gala.  In your wildest dreams you cannot imagine the marvelous surprises that await you!
 
 
 Eighth Graders please remember that Graduation Photos will be taken tomorrow after the Ribbon Mass.
 
 
 Special Lunch orders for March through May are due TOMORROW...late orders cannot be accepted.  Order online through the ONLINE STORE link of our webpage, or print out the attached order form.
 
 
 Don't miss out on placing that special message in the 2016-2017 Yearbook..."Shout-Outs" are due TOMORROW!
 
 
 Master the Masters afterschool art program for grades 5 - 8 still has available spots...please register by next Tuesday.
 
 
 Grades 6, 7 & 8 have the opportunity to participate in a "Broth and Rice" lunch on Friday, April 7.
 
 
 Family School Association is sponsoring a Middle School Dance Party for grades 6, 7 & 8 next Friday!
 
 
 St. Patrick's Men's Club is holding their 20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Family Party Saturday, March 4... reserve your tickets before March 1.
 
 
 The Women's Club of St. Alphonsus will present their Annual Lenten Reflection Sunday afternoon, March 12.
 
 
 
 

February 16, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Reminder to bus riders...there is NO BUS SERVICE AFTER SCHOOL TOMORROW!
 
 
 Popcorn & Pajamas!  Please join Family School tomorrow evening for PJ Move Night in the gym!
 
 
 All St. Al/St. Pat's Alums...we look forward to seeing you here at school this Saturday at our First Annual Alumni Family Mass & Reception!
 
 
 Your kids' Kids Kreation artwork will be inside this week's Envelope, along with an order form and an envelope in which to return all -- artwork, order form, payment -- by next Thursday, February 23.
 
 
 Chess Club begins it's next session next week -- please send your registration in next Tuesday.
 
 
 Special Lunch orders for March through May are due next Friday, February 24.  You may order online with the Online Store link on our website, or print the attached order form.  ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN BY FEBRUARY 24!
 
 
 Yearbook "Shout-Outs" cannot be accepted after next Friday...don't miss out on sending that special message in this year's Yearbook.
 
 
 Eighth Grade Graduation Photos will be taken next Friday, February 24...please come to school dressed appropriately for the Ribbon Mass and photos.
 
 
 Pure Imagination - Gala 2017...in your wildest dreams you cannot imagine the marvelous surprises that await you!
 
 
 Master the Masters for grades 5-8 will begin the next session in a couple weeks...please have your registration in by February 28.
 
 
 Attention grades K-4:  there are only 3 spots left for Pre Picasso's next session!
 
 
 All 6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited to our Middle School Dance Party!
 
 
 Fourth and Fifth Graders are invited to be a part of St. Al's Young People's Mass on Saturday, February 25.  Please turn your registration in to your teacher before next Wednesday.
 
 
 Schoolbelle's Sale through this Saturday!
 
 
 Tickets are on sale now for the St. Patrick Parish Men's Club St. Patrick's Day Party...their 20th Annual party!!
 
 
 The Women's Club of St. Alphonsus invites all ladies to their Annual Lenten Reflection  March 12.
 
 
 Registration is now open for Nazareth Academy Summer Camps.

February 9, 2017

Be sure to read this week's News You Could Use from the principal.
 
 
Student Council "Compliment Hearts" are here again...brighten a friend's day by sending a compliment along with a special treat.
 
 
 Pure Imagination - Gala 2017.  Tickets are now available for purchase ONLINE through February 17.  Better hurry, though...sales have been brisk!!  Simply click on Wonka's hat to reach the auction website. (This link is also available on the school website under the Fundraising drop-down.)  New this year...we will be offering online bidding for preselected Silent Auction items!
 
 
 The Oompa Loompas are here to answer your Gala questions.  Basket donations will be accepted through February 15 ONLY!
 
 
 Let's Pack the Place at Gelsosomo's next Monday evening, February 13 -- first graders will be hosting (and will receive a homework pass for attending!)
 
 
 Still S.H.O.P.ing for a special valentine?  You only have a few days left to take advantage of the Manna Program's special offer!
 
 
 Bus Riders Reminder...no bus service after school next Friday, February 17
 
 
 Put your jammies on and come out for Family School Association's PJ Movie Night!
 
 
 Everyone has been busy creating their Kids Kreations artwork!  Check out the flyer inside today's Envelope for examples of the products your child's drawing can become!  Profits from all purchases benefit our Celtic Fund.
 
 
 It's not too late for fifth through eighth graders to sign up for Spring Volleyball...registration is online through next Wednesday, February 15.
 
 
 Are you a Liturgy Choir alum?  Meet in the music room at 3:00 p.m. to rehearse with Mr. Joe and be a part of our first annual Alumni Family Mass, here at school on Saturday, February 18.  All alumni and their families are invited!
 
 
 Grades K, 1, 6, 7 & 8 -- look for your field trip permission form inside today's Envelope. Due dates: Kindergarten & 1st grade-- February 17;  grades 6/7/8--February 22
 
 
Eighth Grade Graduation Photos will be taken Friday, February 24, following the Ribbon Mass.
 
 
The next session of  Pre-Picasso's afterschool art program will begin Monday, February 27 -- class size is limited so be sure to send your registration in quickly!
 
 
 Special Lunch Order Forms for March through May are now available through the school website Online Store (under the Parents & Students drop-down) or simply print out and return the attached -- all orders must be in by Friday, February 24!
 
 
 Fourth and Fifth Grade students are invited to be a part of St. Al's Young People's Mass Saturday, February 25.
  
 
 Is there a special message you would like to offer your student in the 2016-2017 Yearbook?  "Shout-outs" will be accepted through February 24.
 
 
 All ladies are invited to join the Women's Club of St. Alphonsus at their Annual Lenten Reflection, Sunday afternoon, March 12.
 
 
 

February 2, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Calling All Volunteers...please join us tomorrow morning for our Catholic Schools Week Mass and a thank-you reception following to honor all those who volunteer here and make being a part of the Celtic family so special.  When parents volunteer ...lunch duty, Kindergarten Centers, coach, Board member, committee member, to name just a few ...our school is the winner!
 
 
 Special Lunch Order Forms for March through May are now available.  You may order through the Online Store on our website, under the Parents & Students drop-down; or print out the attached order form.
All orders must be in by February 24, please!
 
 
 There's time for book shopping yet...our Scholastic Book Fair is still available online through this Saturday, February 4.  
 
 
 All are invited to Gelsosomo's for Souper Bowl Party this Sunday, hosted by our alumni group!  Reserve your wristband today!
 
 
 NJHS will be collecting food for the Lemont Food Pantry this Saturday morning at Chipains as part of the 2017 Souper Bowl of Caring.  They will be accepting donations at school through this coming Monday, February 6. 
 
 
 Your Gala Raffle Ticket money and stubs are due next Tuesday...you can't win if you don't turn 'em in!
 
 
 Cooking Club is open to all grade levels and begins again next week.  Select which date fits your schedule and turn your registration in on Monday, please!
 
 
 Rebecca Caudill Book Club members, the final deadline is next Thursday if you plan to participate in voting for your favorite book.
 
 
 Pure Imagination - Gala 2017.  Tickets are now available for purchase ONLINE through February 17.  Simply click on Wonka's hat to reach the auction website.  (This link is also available on the school website under the Fundraising drop-down.)  New this year...we will be offering online bidding for preselected Silent Auction items!
 
 
 The Oompa Loompas are here to answer your Gala questions.  Basket donations will be accepted through February 15 (although they are no longer eligible for the Out of Uniform Pass Incentive program).
 
 
 Kids Kreations is back!  Students create artwork that can then be made into a variety of items...note cards, keychains, aprons, stickers, mugs, necklaces, even tee-shirts and shower curtains!  All profits from Kids Kreations benefit our Celtic Fund.
 
 
 Spring Volleyball registration for grades 5-8 is ONLINE now through February 15.
 
 
 Are you a Liturgy Choir alum?  Meet in the music room at 3:00 p.m. to rehearse with Mr. Joe and be a part of our first annual Alumni Family Mass, here at school on Saturday, February 18.  All alumni and their families are invited!
 
 
 Is there a special message you would like to offer your student in the 2016-2017 Yearbook?  "Shout-outs" will be accepted through February 24.
 
 
 S.H.O.P.ping for a special valentine?  The Manna Program has special offers available for a limited time.
 
 
 All ladies are invited join the Women's Club of St. Alphonsus at their Annual Lenten Reflection, Sunday afternoon, March 12.  
 
 
 "Frozen in February" Sing-Along with the McAuley Choir, Saturday, February 18; tickets now available.
 
 
 

January 26, 2017

Be sure to read this week's News You Could Use from the principal.
   
 
Invite your family, friends and neighbors to our Catholic Schools Week Open House this Sunday, January 29...show them the great projects our students have been working on and how awesome it is to be a part of the Celtic family!
 
 
 The Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery will be here for Open House...mmmm mmmm good!
 
 
 Please remember re-registration forms and deposits are due tomorrow!
 
 
 Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday with our Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Check out the schedule of activities for each day so you know what to wear every day!
 
 
 ATTENTION ALL VOLUNTEERS:  each and every one of you has earned a Golden Ticket!  Please join us for a reception in your honor after our Catholic Schools Week mass Friday, February 3.  Please send your rsvp in by tomorrow.
 
 
 Students will be visiting our Scholastic Book Fair during the school day tomorrow.  Most items are $5 and above, plus tax.  Be sure to review the flyer that came home last week so your child will know how much you are allowing to be spent.   Please make any checks payable to St. Al/St. Pat's School.   The Book Fair will also be open during Sunday's Open House if you'd like to shop together instead.  Plus, the Book Fair is also available online through February 4!
 
 
 Our National Junior Honor Society students will once again be collecting food for the Lemont Food Pantry through Monday, February 6,  as part of the 2017 Souper Bowl of Caring.  They are also sponsoring a raffle if you bring non-perishable items for donation to our Catholic Schools Week Open House.
 
 
 All are invited to Gelsosomo's for a Souper Bowl Party Sunday, February 5, hosted by our alumni group!  There will be a buffet, raffles, giveaways and plenty of family fun!  Reserve your wristband today!
 
 
 Your Gala Raffle Ticket money and stubs are due soon...you can't win if you don't turn 'em in!
 
 
 More helpers are needed for lunchtime supervision...moms, dads, grandmas, aunts...are you available during our lunch hour?
 
 
 "Let's Build It" Engineering Club begins their next session next Monday.  Registration is available online.
 
 
 Spring volleyball registration is online now through February 15 for both co-ed and boys' volleyball teams.
 
 
 Is there a special message you would like to offer your student in the 2016-2017 Yearbook?  "Shout-outs" will be accepted through February 24 ONLY.
 
 
 Have you saved the date?   A marvelous evening of Surprises await us Saturday, February 25, at the Crystal Grand!
 
 
 The deadline is tomorrow to earn your Out of Uniform Pass by contributing baskets, advertisements, or sponsorships to the Gala.  Please bring your donations to the school by the end of the day to be counted.
 
 
 Golden Tickets to the Gala are almost here...and the oompa loompas will tell you all about it!
 
 
 St. Al/St. Pat's School invites all alumni to our first annual Alumni Family Mass and Reception, here at school, on Saturday, February 18.
 
 
 St. Alphonsus Parish is offering training for those 4th - 8th graders interested in becoming altar servers.
 
 
 

January 19, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Is your re-registration in yet?  We will be live streaming the drawing for the TV after tomorrow morning's Mass.  All families whose registration form and deposit were turned in before 5 p.m. today are eligible.
 
 
Invite your family, friends and neighbors to our Catholic Schools Week Open House Sunday, January 29...show them the great projects your kids have been working on and how awesome it is to be a part of the Celtic family!
 
 
 All are welcome to watch our Spelling Bee next Monday morning.
 
 
 We still need judges for the Science Fair...please let Mrs. O'Hara know asap if you can help!
 
 
 More helpers are needed for lunchtime supervision...moms, dads, grandmas or aunts...are you available during our lunch hour?
 
 
Registration is now open ONLINE for 5th - 8th grade volleyball.
 
 
 The next "Let's Build It" Engineering Club session will begin January 30.  Register ONLINE by TOMORROW for early bird pricing.
 
 
 NJHS will once again be collecting food for the Lemont Food Pantry as part of the 2017 Souper Bowl of Caring.  They are sponsoring a raffle if you bring non-perishable items for donation to our Catholic Schools Week Open House.
 
 
 Catholic Schools Week will be here before you know it...January 29 through February 3.   Check out the schedule of activities for each day so you know what to wear every day!
 
 
 All of our volunteers have earned a Golden Ticket!  Please join us for a reception in your honor after our Catholic Schools Week mass Friday, February 3.
 
 
 Students' original artwork will be on display at the ART FAIR during Open House.  Please have your project turned in by next Thursday, January 26...don't forget to attach the i.d. tag!
 
 
 Our Scholastic Book Fair will be here next week!  Inside today's Envelope is a flyer highlighting just some of the books available.  Students will shop during the school day on Friday (most items are $5 and above, plus tax) so review the flyer with your child so he/she will know how much you'll allow to be spent.  The Book Fair will also be open during Sunday's Open House if you'd like to shop together.  Hey kids, invite someone special to our Open House and Book Fair with the attached flyer!
 
 
 The Book Fair is also available ONLINE between Saturday, January 21, through Saturday, February 4.  All online orders will be shipped together here to school with no shipping charges.
 
 
  Golden Tickets to the Gala are almost here...your chance to enter Wonka's world of Pure Imagination!
 
 
 The deadline is nearing to earn your Out of Uniform Pass by contributing baskets, advertisements, or sponsorships to the Gala.
 
 
 Have no fear, the Oompa Loompas are here to answer your Gala questions.
 
 
 All are invited to Gelsosomo's for a Super Bowl Party hosted by our alumni group!  Buffet, Raffles, Giveaways, and Family Fun!  Reserve your wristband today!
 
 
 Is there a special message you would like to offer your student in the 2016-2017 Yearbook?  "Shout-outs" will be accepted through February 24.
 
 
 St. Al/St. Pat's School invites all alumni to the first Annual Alumni Family Mass and Reception, here at school on Saturday, February 18.
 
 
 Just a reminder ladies...TONITE is St. Patrick Women's Club's meeting...all are welcome!
 
 
 Attention grades K - 4...check out the Cub Scout's "Pinewood Derby" this Saturday!
 
 
 St. Alphonsus Parish is offering training for those 4th - 8th graders interested in becoming altar servers.
 
 
 Warm up with Fleece, Sweaters & Sweatshirts on sale at Schoolbelles!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 12, 2017

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Please pray with us...
 
 
 Judges are needed for his year's Science Fair...please considering helping!
 
 
 All students are invited to create original artwork for our Catholic Schools Week Open House Art Fair.  Please have your project to school no later than Thursday, January 26, and be sure to attach the title form.
 
 
 Grades 4 - 8, there is still time to earn a Book Fair gift certificate through the Rebecca Caudill Book Club.
 
 
Today is the deadline for K through 6th grade students to finish reading your six hours for the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Club...turn your reading log in by next Thursday please!
 
 
 Engineering Club begins the next session on Monday, January 30...Grades 1-6 may register online at payment.learningmeansfun.com/signup, class code APC1.30.17.  Sign up by January 20 for early bird pricing.
 
 
 
Don't forget your Raffle Tickets!  Drawing will be held at the Gala on February 25.
 
 
 The deadline is nearing to earn Out of Uniform Passes for your students from the Gala Incentive Program.  All Acquisition and Sponsorship/Advertising forms must be in by Friday, January 27, to be eligible for out of uniform passes.  (Yes, you may still turn in your forms and/or baskets after this date...passes will not be earned, however.)
 
 
 Are You Ready For Some Football??!!  Join us at Gelsosomo's for the "Big Game" Sunday, February 5.
 
 
 ALL St. Al/St. Pat alums and their families are invited to our first annual Alumni Mass Saturday, February 18.
 
 
 Attention grades K - 4...check out the Cub Scout "Pinewood Derby" !
 
 
 Get in the Celtic spirit..literally...Spiritwear is available at Lina's Embroidery!
 
 
 All students are invited to showcase their creativity in Lemont Loves the Arts.  This is a community art program of all elementary ad middle school grade levels.  This year's theme is "Bring your Book to Life".  Students can create a visual arts project, or even write a short story.  All entries should be turned in at school by January 20.  All projects will be on display the evening of February 16 as a Community Youth Art Exhibit.  Be sure you complete the proper entry form.
 
 
  All ladies are welcome to join St. Patrick's Women's Club next week for a discussion of Mathew Kelly's "Resisting Happiness".
 
 
Should school become affected by winter weather (here, in the Midwest??!!) our automated "School Messenger" system will be put into effect.

December 22, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
   
 
 
Bus Riders Please Note:  there is NO BUS SERVICE  on our first day back after Christmas Break.
 
 
 Third and Sixth Grade students are invited to be a part of St. Al's Young People's Mass on January 15.  Please turn the completed form in to your teacher our first day back from Break!
 
 
 Even if you already like our Facebook page, you could be missing important posts - turn on "notifications" for our Facebook page and don't miss a thing!  Instructions are on this attachment.
 
 
 Let's get creative during Christmas Break!  Lemont Loves the Arts is a community art program for all elementary and middle school grade levels.  This year's theme is "Bring Your Book to Life".  Students can create a visual arts project, or even write a short story.  All entries should be turned in at school by January 20.  All projects will be on display the evening of February 16 as a Community Youth Art Exhibit.  Be sure you complete the proper entry form.
 
 
 Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program deadline January 27... don't miss out on your child's out of uniform opportunity!
 
Don't forget our school's My Coke Rewards program!
 
 
 Attention Eighth Graders:  JCA offers a pre-exam workshop before their placement exam.
 
 
  Don't miss out on Schoolbelles biggest sale ever!  Through January 7.
 

December 15, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Should the winter weather become such that school is cancelled, our "School Messenger" automated system will be put into effect.
 
 
 Out of Uniform for $1 Next Tuesday
 
 
 Please have any donation for the school personnel collection turned in to FSA TOMORROW.
 
 
 The Gala Committee is imagining some delightful baskets to be auctioned from each classroom...please be a part of your class' contribution.
 
 
 Earn out of uniform passes for your children!  Create an imaginative basket to be auctioned, or inquire at your favorite little shop if they would like a sponsorship or advertisement opportunity.  The Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program ends January 27.
 
 
 Last chance...the next session of after-school art programs begins when we return from Christmas Break.  There are four spots still available for Pre-Picasso's (gr. K-4) and two for Master the Masters (5-8).
 
 
 Grades K through 6, don't forget you can earn free admission tickets to Six Flags with their Read to Succeed Reading Club.  Simply complete 6 hours of recreational reading by January 12 and return your reading log by January 19.
 
 
 Lemont Park District offers a program of supervised activities "just in case" winter weather closes school.
 
 
 

December 8, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
Shopping with the Elves is tomorrow!! Be sure your student know who to shop for and how much to spend!
 
 
 Bring your appetites and your camera this Sunday for Pancakes with Santa! Order tickets in advance online...
earn out of uniform passes if ordered tomorrow!
 
 
 Invite your family and friends to our Christmas Choral Concert next Wednesday evening...all are welcome!
 
 
 Grades 2 and 7 are invited to participate in the Young People's Mass at St. Al's on December 17.
 
 
 There is still time to sign up for after-school art programs...Pre-Picassos for grades K-4 or Master the
Masters for grades 5-8.
 
 
 Family School Association would like to recognize school personnel during the holiday season.
 
 
 Gala Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program ends January 27. Create an imaginative basket, or
inquire at your favorite little shop if they would like a sponsorship or advertisement opportunity...and
earn out of uniform passes for your family!
 
 Schoolbelles is offering their biggest winter sale yet!
 
 
 
 

December 1, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Have you been listening to the oldies station lately?  Is your team ready?  Then join us tomorrow night at St. Patrick's "Christmas Music Trivia Night"...don't forget your Ugly Sweater!
 
 
 It's time to "Shop with the Elves"!  Inside today's Envelope is a gift list planner for each student.  Please fill this out with your children so they know who to shop for and how much to spend.  Be sure the completed form is brought back to school no later than Friday, December 9 so our elves can help them shop.  Extra elves would be a welcome help...any parent/grandparent wishing to be a part of next Friday's fun should contact Mrs. King.
 
 
 Invite your family and friends to enjoy Pancakes with Santa on Sunday, December 11.  Tickets are available now online or with the attached order form.  Purchase at least 5 tickets by December 9 and earn an out of uniform pass!
 
 
 Enjoy an evening of holiday music as our first through fourth graders and liturgical choir entertain at our Christmas Choral Concert on December 14.
 
 
 All second and seventh grade students are invited to participate in the December 17 Young People's Mass at St. Alphonsus.
 
 
 The next session of Cooking Club begins next week!  Sign up by Monday, please!!
 
 
 The next session for our after school art programs begins after Christmas Break...sign up by December 20.  Remember, Pre-Picasso's (grades K-4) is limited to 15 students!
 
 
 It's not too late to contribute to your classroom's Gala basket if you haven't done so already...the Gala committee will begin shopping soon!
 
 
 Deadline for participating in the Gala Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program is January 27, 2017.  Create an imaginative basket, or inquire at your favorite little shop if they would like a sponsorship or advertisement opportunity and earn out of uniform passes for your family.
 
 
 Our Online Book Fair that was on display at Parent-Teacher Conferences has been extended through Monday, December 5.  If you are looking for gift books, orders should be shipped directly to your home address to ensure arrival before Christmas (there is a shipping charge).  All orders shipped to school will not be received until after the New Year (no shipping charge for this).
 
 
 Are you an online shopper?  St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School is part of eScrip Online Mall...sign up today!
 
 
 Schoolbelles is having a Winter Sale through January 7, 2017...in-store, online, and by phone.
 
 
 Please help with Eagle Scout Project.

November 17, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Attention all parents...have you selected your Volunteer Commitment yet?  The online signup will be open through tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
 
 
 Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held next Monday, November 21.  Available times are online through Sunday, November 20 at 12:00 p.m.
 
 
 Family School Association's Open Gym and Family Game Night is tomorrow night...come on out for a fun evening with family and friends!  Please be sure to rsvp!
 
 
 8th grade parents...if you haven't yet done so,be sure to send in your baby's picture to the yearbook committee tomorrow...last chance to be included in the 2016-2017 Yearbook!
 
 
Kindergarten thru Eighth Grade Families...your GALA RAFFLE TICKETS are inside today's Envelope!
 
 
 Something new!  A representative of Usborne Books will be at school Monday during Parent Teacher Conferences with a display of books available from our ONLINE BOOK FAIR!  The book fair begins Sunday, November 20, at www.helensbookworld.com and runs through Monday, November 28.  Our school will receive free books...and you can receive great holiday gifts for your kids!
 
 
Mission Club Out of Uniform Day will be the Tuesday after Thanksgiving Break.
 
 
 Save the Date! Pancake Breakfast with Santa will be here soon...Sunday, December 11, in St. Al's Church
Hall. Tickets are available now online, or with the attached order form. Purchase at least 5 tickets by
December 9 and earn an out of uniform pass!
 
 
 Please have your donation for your Gala classroom basket turned in to the office by TOMORROW!
 
 
Planning on a bit of Black Friday shopping?  Might be a good time to pick up some bargains for an imaginative Gala auction basket!  Or to inquire at your favorite little shop if they would like a sponsorship or advertisement opportunity?
 
 
 Earn more with your SHOP order...Manna has a special bonus offer available through November 25!
 
 
 The elves need help! Students will be Shopping with the Elves during the school day Friday, December 9.
Please consider volunteering to assist with shopping and wrapping!
 
 
 Time is running out on ordering your 2016-2017 Yearbook at a discounted price!
 
Schoolbelles is having their biggest sale ever...in-store, online, and by phone!
 
 
 
 
 
 

November 10, 2016

Be sure to read this week's News You Could Use from the principal.
 
 
Tickets are now available ONLINE for FSA's annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa 
 
 
 
Volunteer Commitment Sign-up is available ONLINE       
 
 
  

 Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, November 21, from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.  Scheduling is done ONLINE using the Pick A Time Scheduler which is available through Sunday, November 20, at 12:00 p.m.

 
 
  

 Let's all meet for dinner next Monday, November 14...Gelsosomo's, from 5:00-10:00 p.m.!  S. Al/St. Pat's will earn 50% of ALL dine-in food sales!  Fourth Grade students will be hosting! (Don't forget, 4th graders, you must sign in when you arrive to earn a Homework Pass.)

 
 
 

 FSA is hosting another Open Gym and Family Game Night next Friday, November 18, from 6-9 p.m....come have a fun evening with family and friends!!

 
 
  

Turkey Theater will be here soon!  Be sure to turn your order form in by tomorrow...eighth grade has planned a fun afternoon of movies, treats, raffles and the ever-popular "Turducken" Pond Game!

 

 Special Lunch orders for December through February are due next Friday, November 18.  You can print out the attached order form and return it in an envelope marked "Special Lunch".  Or you may place your order online through our On Line Store on the school website, under the Parents & Students tab.

 
 Middle School Dance Cancelled
 
 
  

 Did you find the mini M&Ms in your Thursday Envelope today?  Our NJHS students spent an afternoon last week at Lemont's Feed My Starving Children MobilePack helping put meals together.  If you would like to help also, enjoy the M&M treat, then fill the container with change.   If you do not wish to participate simply return the unopened container.  It's that simple.  Please have all containers returned to Mrs. Lerch by nextThursday, November 17.

 

"Pure Imagination"...Gala 2017... Saturday evening, February 25, 2017.   Each grade will host a "class themed" basket to be auctioned at this year's Gala.  The committee has imagined what each basket will be like and is asking class members for a monetary donation by November 18 so they have ample time to shop.

 

 The Family Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program returns as part of our Annual Gala!  Families have the opportunity to earn out of uniform passes for their students when they make a contribution/donation for the Gala by January 27, 2017.  There are several ways of contributing...basket, gift card, service certificate donations; sponsorship; auction book advertisements.  This contribution does not count toward your fundraising obligation, but rather earns out of uniform passes for your children!  The Acquisition Form needed with each donation submitted will be available soon.  All donations and forms MUST be turned in by January 27.

 

 S.H.O.P. offers a Pre Black Friday Bonus on gift cards!

 
 

Attention Eighth Grade Parents...Yearbook needs your baby's picture by next week, please!

 

 Our 2016-2017 School Yearbook can be ordered online only...save 5% off the purchase price if you order by November 30.

 
 
 

Save the Date!  St. Patrick's Men's Club is hosting a "Christmas Music Trivia Night" December 2 to benefit our school!

 

Providence Catholic High offers a new scholarship and grant program for incoming freshmen.  Information will be available at their Financial Aid & Scholarship Night.

November 3, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Join us tomorrow evening at our Chess Tournament...a great event for first time tournament players or simply cheering on our award-winning Chess Club!
 
 
Kilroy will be here...will you??!!  Saturday evening, 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Assisi Academy...tickets will now be available at the door!  Good luck to all cast members!
 
 
 Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 21, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The online conference scheduler will be available beginning Monday, November 7, at 12:01 a.m. through Sunday, November 20, at 12:00 p.m.  Be sure to go online during this time to schedule a conference with your child(s)' teacher(s).  Please read the attachment for additional scheduling instructions.  
 
 
Bus riders, please remember there is NO BUS SERVICE NEXT MONDAY AND TUESDAY! Be sure to make
car rider arrangements.
 
 
 Picture Retake Day is next Tuesday, November 8, for all students who were absent on Picture Day, and for
those unhappy with their original photo who would like a "do over".
 
 
 Too many sweet treats left over at your house after trick-or-treating? NJHS will be happy to take your candy
donations to be sent to the troops through OperationGratitude. Thursday, November 10, will be the last day to
send in a donation.
 
 
 It's TURKEY THEATER time!  The eighth graders host their traditional fundraiser Friday, November 18.  
Grades K-7 will each watch a classic movie and enjoy some movie-time treats.  Please print out the proper order form for your treat selection (caution: one is for K-3, the other is for 4-7) and turn it in with your cash payment no later than next Friday, November 11.  NEW THIS YEAR...an Amazon Fire Tablet raffle!  Use your order form to order your ticket(s) for this raffle or bring cash to purchase tickets the day of Turkey Theater.  Students may also bring extra change that day for raffles, candy, and Rubber "Pilgrim" Duckie games!
 
 
 Special Lunches for December through February can be ordered by printing out the attached order form and returning it with payment by November 18.  Please label the envelope "Special Lunch".  Ordering online will be available shortly through the school website Online Store.
 
 
 Grades K - 6 are invited to be join the Six Flags Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club!  Complete 6 hours of recreational reading by January 12 and win a free admission ticket valid at a participating Six Flags Theme Park!
 
 
 Let's PACK THE PLACE at GELSOSOMO'S on Monday, November 14!  This month's event will be hosted by 4th Grade ... all fourth graders attending should be sure to sign in to earn a  Homework Pass.
 
 
 All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to the Middle School Dance Party next Friday, November 11.
 
 
 Friday, November 18, is the next Open Gym and Family Game Night!  Please rsvp to let Family School Association know how many will be in your party so they can plan accordingly.
 
 
 Have you marked your calendars yet Moms and Dads?  Gala 2017 will be an evening of pure imagination you won't want to miss!
 
 
 The  committee will soon be shopping to fill the class-themed baskets to be auctioned at our Annual Gala on February 25.  Please support your class!
 
 
 Eighth Grade Parents, have you sent in your baby's photo for the yearbook yet?
 
 
 "Christmas Music Trivia Night" hosted by St. Patrick Church Men's Club will benefit our school...tickets are now available!
 
 
 If 10 supporters use the eScrip Benefit Mobile app by November 30  we an earn $100!  Get the app...it's free!
 
 

October 27, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
 The St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School DRAMA CLUB will be presenting  a dress rehearsal of "Kilroy WasHere" to all Kindergarten - Eighth Grade students next Friday, November 4, at Mt. Assisi Academy.  Inside today's Envelope each K-8 student received a permission slip to allow him/her to attend this performance.  Please return the signed permission slip to your child's teacher no later than Tuesday, November 1.  (And our apologies for the typo on the permission form; the correct date is November 4.)
 
 
Bus Riders Please Note...there is no after-school bus service next Monday, Halloween...please make car rider arrangements for dismissal.
 
 
 Are you Ready for the Family Halloween Party TOMORROW NIGHT??!!  FSA has planned a spooktacular event, including a Soup Cook-Off and a Used Book Sale.  Please sign up to volunteer if you can...we need help for set-up at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon!
 
 
 "Kilroy Was Here"!  Well, actually at Mt. Assisi Academy next Saturday evening, November 5,  where our Drama Club will salute the brave men and women serving in the military with this patriotic comedy.   Please turn your ticket order in by tomorrow...tickets will be sent home in next week's Thursday Envelope.
 
 
 Would you like to add a "shout-out" for a cast member in the "Kilroy Was Here" playbill?  Please have your shout-out turned in to the office TOMORROW!
 
 
 An array of beautiful butterflies have come through to the Worship Committee this week...it's not too late for you, too, to honor your deceased loved ones at our November 4 Remembrance Mass..."Remember Life, Remember Love, Remember Resurrection".  
 
 
 Fifth Grade will be leading our Veterans Day Mass November 11 and would like to include any of your family members currently serving or who have served in the military in the past.  Please forward their names to Mr. Munyon by Tuesday, November 8.
 
 
There is still time for 4th through 8th graders to be a part of the Rebecca Caudill Book Club...
 
 
 The next session of Chess Club begins next Wednesday, November 2...please turn your registration in by Monday!  
 
 You don't have to be in Chess Club to come out and be a part of next week's CHESS TOURNAMENT...it's a great opportunity for first time tournament players!
 
 
 Session 2 for Master the Masters Art Program for grades 5 - 8 begins next Thursday...please turn  your registration in by Monday!
 
 
 Picture Retake Day will be Tuesday, November 8, for those students who were absent or do not like their original Picture Day images.
 
 
 Inviting all 6th, 7th and 8th Graders...MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE PARTY!  Friday, November 11; 7-9 p.m.
 
 
 Eighth Grade Parents...we need your baby's picture for the yearbook!
 
 
 Save 10% on the cost of this year's yearbook...order online by October 31.
 
 
 Providence Catholic High School is hosting an Open House for future families November 20.
 
 
 Northwestern University's Men's Basketball season is just around the corner and they are offering group ticket specials for "School Day Games".

October 20, 2016

Be sure to read this week's NEWS YOU COULD USE from the principal.
 
 
Drama Club invites family and friends to include a "Shout-Out" of encouragement or accomplishment in the playbill for "Kilroy was Here".  Please turn them in to the office no later than next Friday, October 28.
 
 
Tomorrow is our Grandparents/Special Person Mass...please share our all-school mass with the special adults in your life.  Guests may begin arriving at 8:00 a.m.  Mass will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.
 
 
 Each student received a Google Suite for Education Acceptable Use Policy and Signature Form in last week's Envelope.  Student and parent signatures are required, and a signed form MUST be on file for each student.  If you have not yet returned your signed form please send it to the school office tomorrow.
 
 
 Get ready for a spooktacularly good time next week at FSA's family Halloween Party!  Don't miss the Soup Cook-Off...brew your own soup or simply sample the selections.  And please, volunteer to help with setup!
 
 
 In November we devote prayer and focus to the Holy Souls, those faithful Christians who have died and gone before us.  Please join us on November 4 at our school's Remembrance Mass, celebrated in honor of our deceased loved ones.  If you wish for the name of your loved one to be read and displayed as part of this liturgy, please print out a copy of one of the attached butterfly templates, color it front and back, cut it out, print the name of your loved one on the butterfly, and return it to our Worship Committee by October 31.  You may submit as many butterflies as you wish.  
 
 
 All First and Eighth Graders are invited to be a part of St. Alphonsus Parish's Young People's Mass at 9:00 a.m. October 30.  Please complete the attached sign-up sheet and return it to your teacher by Tuesday if you would like to participate.
 
 
 Chess Club is sponsoring it's annual Chess Tournament on Friday, November 4, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  This is a great event for first time tournament players!
 
 
 Kilroy was Here!  Or he will be, on Saturday, November 5, as our Drama Club presents a salute to the brave men and women serving in the military with this patriotic comedy.  Presale tickets are now on sale; deadline for orders is Friday, October 28.  Tickets will also be available at the door that evening at Mt. Assisi Academy.
 
 
 There are just a few spots still available in the next session of Pre Picasso's after school art program for grades K-4.
 
 
 The next Master the Masters session for grades 5 - 8 will begin November 3.  There will be no usual break between sessions so don't miss out...sign up today!
 
 
"Pure Imagination"...Gala 2017... Saturday evening, February 25, 2017.   Each grade will host a "class themed" basket to be auctioned at this year's Gala.  The committee has imagined what each basket will be like and is asking class members for a monetary donation by November 18 so they have ample time to shop.
 
 
 The Family Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program returns as part of our Annual Gala!  Families have the opportunity to earn out of uniform passes for their students when they make a contribution/donation for the Gala by January 27, 2017.  There are several ways of contributing...basket, gift card, service certificate donations; sponsorship; auction book advertisements.  This contribution does not count toward your fundraising obligation, but rather earns out of uniform passes for your children!  The Acquisition Form needed with each donation submitted will be available soon.  All donations and forms MUST be turned in by January 27.
 
 
 We need your help for Lunch Duty!  If you are available between 10:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. please let us know!
 
 
 Friday, November 11 all 6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited to our Middle School Dance Party!
 
 
 Save 10% on your Yearbook Order!  All yearbook orders are online!
 
 
 Ladies...St. Pat's Woman's Club DARES you to join them TONITE for BOOOOOOOOOOUNCO at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
 Save the Date!  St. Pat's Men's Club hosts "Christmas Music Trivia Night" December 2...proceeds will be donated to St. Al/St. Pat's School!
 
 
 
 

October 13, 2016

Be sure to read this week's NEWS YOU CAN USE from the principal.
 
 
Student Council is sponsoring SPIRIT WEEK  NEXT WEEK!  Show your Celtic Spirit!  Read the attachment carefully so you know what to wear and what special activity we will have each day!
 
 
 Dear Parents: Do you have neighbors or family who have little ones excitedly waiting to begin school?  Perhaps a friend is considering a new school for their child. Please share with them the information about our Fall Open House next Tuesday, October 18, between 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Our PreSchool program, offered for both full and half-day for 3 & 4 year olds, makes a great bridge into our Kindergarten program.  Parents are often the best references for our school and we are hoping you can encourage others to explore the value of a Catholic education.  Keep in mind that we also offer a Tuition Referral Credit Program...parents referring new families who enroll for the 2017-2018 school year receive $1,000 off their 2017-2018 tuition.  We appreciate you sharing your stories with the community and helping us build a future for our school.  Should you have any questions regarding the Open House please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Cesario or Ms. Wenzel.
 
 
 Pack the Place and 8th Grade Night...next Wednesday...wear Green and show your Celtic pride!
 
 
 Grandparents/Special Person Mass is next Friday, October 21 at 8:30 a.m..  Please turn in your rsvp by Monday so we can properly prepare for our guests' reception.
 
 
 Enjoy a spooktacularly fun family Halloween Party in our school gymnasium Friday, October 28, from 6-9 p.m.  FSA is providing food, fun and games!  Stir your pot and be a part of the Soup Cook-Off that begins at 6 p.m.  Please volunteer to help with the food and/or activities by signing up at signup.com.
 
 
 
 Inside today's Envelope is a Google Suite For Education Acceptable Use Policy and Signature Form for each of your children enrolled at St. Al/St. Pat's.  It outlines the use of the Google Apps for Education account each of our students has access to.  Please review the policy and complete the form with your child, being sure to  fill in the information on both sides.  Student and parent signatures are required, and a signed form must be on file for each student.  Please return the completed form to the school office no later than next Thursday, October 20.
 
 
Additional help is needed for lunch supervision!
 
 
 Please join us on November 4 at our Remembrance Mass, celebrated in honor of our deceased loved ones.
 
 
 "Kilroy Was Here"!  Well, at least he will be in the neighborhood Saturday evening, November 5, as St. Al/St. Pat's Drama Club salutes the brave men and women serving in the military with this patriotic comedy.  Tickets are now on sale for the performance, which will be held at Mt. Assisi Academy.  Presale ticket orders are due by October 28.
 
 
 Bring family and friends along to discover the marvelous surprises that await at our "Pure Imagination" Annual Gala 2017!
 
 
 Each grade will host a "class themed" basket to be auctioned at this year's Annual Gala.  The committee has imagined what each basket will be like and is asking class members for a monetary donation by November 18 so they have ample time to shop.
 
 
 The Family Out of Uniform Pass Incentive Program returns as part of our Annual Gala!  Families have the opportunity to earn out of uniform passes for their students when they make a contribution/donation for the Gala by January 27, 2017.  There are several ways of contributing...basket, gift card, service certificate donations; sponsorship; auction book advertisements.  This contribution does not count toward your fundraising obligation, but rather earns out of uniform passes for your children!  The Acquisition Form needed with each donation submitted will be available soon.  All donations and forms MUST be turned in by January 27.
 
 
 Chess Club is sponsoring a Chess Tournament Friday, November 4...a great event for first-time tournament players!
 
 
Ms. Wenzel's Cooking Club is almost full...have your registration in by Monday!
 
 
 Grades K - 4, registration is now available for Pre-Picasso's next session!  Class size is limited so be sure to complete your registration soon!
 
 
 Montini Catholic High School in Lombard is hosting two upcoming Open Houses for grade school students.
 
 
 Save the date!  St. Patrick's Men's Club is hosting a "Christmas Music Trivia Night"...all raffle proceeds will benefit our school!
 
 
 
 

October 6, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
 Road Construction Has Begun!  Please allow extra time to reach school before 7:45 a.m.!
 
 
 After a long weekend what's better than dinner out?!  Join us between 5:00-9:00 p.m.next Monday for dinner at Gelsosomo's.  If you are a sixth grader be sure to sign in to earn a homework pass!
 
 
 Student Council is collecting items for local animal shelters...please help!
 
 
 The prize portion of our Magazine Drive is over...thank you for all your orders!  Invitations to the VIP Party are inside today's Envelope for students who turned in a least six orders.  
 
 
 All 4 - 6 graders have been invited to join the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award program...permission forms were due today!
 
 
 Do you have neighbors or family who have little ones excitedly waiting to begin school next year?  Perhaps a friend is considering a new school for their child.   Invite them to our Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 18, between 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 
 Ms. Wenzel's Cooking Club will begin again in just a couple weeks...Mummy Pizzas, Witches Broom Cookies, Dirt & Worms Milkshakes...mm mm good - and fun while exploring the culinary arts!  This is a popular after-school activity so sign up soon.
 
 
Grades 1 - 6 can join the  "Let's Build It" Engineering Club - sessions are Mondays beginning October 17.  Sign-up online at http://payment.learningmeansfun.com/signup; be sure to use the class code APC10.17.16.
 
 
It's time to invite your Grandparents and/or that Special Person in your life to our all-school mass on Friday,
October 21.  A reception will follow (for our guests only, sorry, no students!) so please fill out and return the note
on the bottom of the flyer so we know how many guests will be attending.
 
 
 Enjoy a spooktacularly fun family Halloween Party in our school gymnasium Friday, October 28.  FSA is providing food, fun and games ... but they need help!  Please volunteer on the FSA web page.
 
 
 Order your 2016-2017 Yearbook online during the month of October and save 10%!  Go to www.TreeRing.com/validate; our school passcode is 1014126.
 
 
 October is National Fire Prevention Month.  All Families are invited to the Lemont Fire District's Open House
at the New Avenue Station this Saturday, October 8.
 

September 29, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Attention Car Riders...the road construction work has begun...please adjust your morning schedule accordingly!
 
 
 The Magazine Drive is almost over!  Tomorrow is the last turn-in day to earn prizes!
 
 
 Student Council is collecting items for local animal shelters...please help our furry friend.
 
 
 Grades 4 - 8 are invited to participate in the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award Program.  Please return the sign-up sheet by next Thursday, October 6.
 
 
 Order your 2016-2017 Yearbook by tomorrow and save 15% off the $15.50 price!  All orders for yearbooks are placed online at www.TreeRing.com/validate
 
 
 Let's Pack the Place again!  Dinner at Gelsosomo's Monday, October 10, from 5:00-9:00 p.m....6th grade will be hosting, which means any 6th grader attending (who signs in, please!) will receive a homework pass!
 
 
It's time to invite your Grandparents and/or that Special Person in your life to our all-school mass on Friday, October 21.  A reception will follow (for our guests only, sorry, no students!) so please fill out and return the note on the bottom of the flyer so we know how many guests will be attending.
 
 
 Grades 1 - 6 are invited to join the Let's Build It Engineering Club.  Sessions will be Mondays after school beginning October 17.  Registration is online at http://payment.learningmeansfun.com/signup.  Please use class code APC10.17.16.  Register by October 3 for early bird pricing!
 
 
 October is National Fire Prevention Month.  All Families are invited to the Lemont Fire District's Open House at the New Avenue Station on Saturday, October 8.
 
 

September 22, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
Don't miss tomorrow night's FSA OPEN GYM
 
 
Just a REMINDER...ROAD WORK BEGINS NEXT MONDAY!!
 
 
 Thank you for the Magazine Orders completed thus far!
 
 
 Our first Mission Club OUT OF UNIFORM DAY is next Tuesday
 
 
 Beginning Band will start soon...all grade 4-8 students are invited to join! There will be a parent meeting
for new members next Wednesday evening.
 
 
 6th, 7th & 8th grade students are invited to join YEARBOOK. Return the permission slip by next Thursday.
 
 
  Have you found a Golden Ticket yet? Just like Charlie, you'll be introduced to a World of Pure Imagination!
 
 
  Yearbook orders are being taken online only...place your order by September 30 for a 15% discount!
 
 
 St. Patrick's Men's Club is having TRIVIA NIGHT this Saturday!
 
 
 
 

September 15, 2016

Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.
 
 
 
Our Magazine Drive started today for all K - 8 families.  Inside today's Envelope you will find a packet for each student with the catalog, order forms, and the postcard booklet.  Please read the information letter below carefully as there are different prizes for different turn-in days.  The "ReachOut" postcard booklet is due tomorrow.  The first turn-in day is next Tuesday, September 20...the only day orders are eligible for the Chicago Bulls Fan Experience tickets.  The second turn-in day is next Friday, September 23; and the final turn-in day is Friday, September 30.  Prizes are awarded only for orders placed during our Magazine Drive...September 15-30.
Moms and Dads don't forget...40% of your order is credited toward your family's fundraising obligation!
( PreK families may contact the school office if they would like a catalog.  Any credits earned will be saved for your Kindergarten-year fundraising.)
 
 
Remember, next Tuesday is Picture Day!  All students will be photographed for our yearbook and class group photos.
 
 
 Family School Association News
FSA Game Night Flyer 9_23_16.pdf  -- don't miss out on a fun family night!
 
 
Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders are invited to be a part of our 2016-2017 Yearbook.  Sign up by Thursday, September 29.
 
 
 The 2016-2017 Yearbook is available for sale online ONLY.  Create 2 free custom pages that will appear in your copy of the yearbook.  Place your order by September 30 to save 15% of the regular $15.50 cost.
 
 
 Road construction is coming to Lemont beginning the week of September 26.  Please be aware of what streets may be in your area so you can adjust your morning drive time accordingly.
 
 
 Providence Catholic High invites all K-8th graders to their Columbus Day Cheerleading Clinic.  Register by tomorrow if you are interested.

September 8, 2016

Be sure to read this week's News You Could Use from the principal.

  Family Link 9.8.16.pdf     

 

Tomorrow evening's Family Chess Night has been cancelled.

  FAMILY CHESS NIGHT Cancelled.pdf

 

Picture Day is coming September 20. Order forms are inside today's Envelope with all the info on available packages.  Be sure students bring their order form with payment to school on Picture Day; please do not bring forms in earlier.  Orders may be placed online only in advance of Picture Day at www.vangoghphoto.com, school code 20037301.

  PICTURE DAY IS SEPTEMBER 20.pdf

 

Mission Club is open to students in grades 3 - 8.  Please turn in your permission form tomorrow.

  Mission Club Permission.pdf

 

Athletic Association's Celtics Corner News.  There is still time for 5th -8th graders to sign up for our new Cross Country team.

  Celtics Corner September 8, 2016.pdf

Cross Country Flyer 2016.pdf

 

5 - 8 Graders...Have you signed up yet for Drama Club?  Our first workshop is tomorrow after school!

  Drama Club Sign-up eThurs.pdf

 

Our SHOP program is need of new volunteers...please consider spending a couple hours a week with your Shop Team!

  SHOP Needs Help 2016 (1).pdf

 

The 2016-2017 School Yearbook is available for purchase online only.  Go to www.TreeRing.com/validate and enter our school passcode: 1014126292081155 to customize your student's yearbook.  Regular price: $15.50. Purchase by September 30 for a 15% discount!

  tree ring flyer for september 2016.pdf

 

 All Girls and Moms - have you ever wondered how to become a Girl Scout, or a Leader?

Lemont Girl Scouts 2016.pdf

 

September 1, 2016

Family Link ... be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal
 
 
Plan Ahead...No Bus Service TOMORROW
 
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Program - Families meeting the guidelines below may apply for Free or Reduced-Price
hot lunches by requesting an application from the office before next Wednesday, September 7.
 
 
 Grades 3-8 Should you wish to purchase personal headsets for use with Rosetta Stone language learning
program please see the information below.
 
 
 Grades 3-8 MISSION CLUB Students interested in joining Mission Club for the 2016-2017 school year should
complete the permission slip and return it to Mrs. O'Hara by next Friday, September 9.
 
 
Athletic Association's Celtic's Corner News
 
 
Chess Club is holding a FAMILY CHESS NIGHT ... all school families are welcome.
 
 
Chess Club Session 1 is open to all students and begins September 14 -  sign up by Monday, September 12
 
 
Grades K - 4   After school art program Pre Picasso's fall session will begin September 12.  Be sure to sign up
no later than Tuesday, September 6 ... class size will be limited and registrations taken in the order they are
received.
 
 
Grades 5 - 8 Calling All Artists! If interested in participating in the after school art program Master the Masters,
please sign up by September 6 .. class will be held only if we have a minimum of 6 students, we only need 2
more to meet the minimum!
 
 
Grades 5 - 8   A Call To Serve, Worship Commission - be sure to turn in your sign-up form by tomorrow
 
 
Our SHOP program needs more help! Please consider volunteering.
 
 
Our Magazine Drive will begin September 15...
 
 
PICTURE DAY is coming!
 
 
 All Girls and Moms - have you ever wondered how to become a Girl Scout, or a Leader?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

August 25, 2016

Family Link ... be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal

Plan Ahead...No Bus Service Next Friday

 
 Grades 5 - 8   A Call To Serve, Worship Commission
 
 Grades 5 - 8  Worship Commission Brochure
 
Grades 5 - 8 Worship Commission Sign-Up
 
Grades 4 - 8 Did you make your Summer Reading Incentive for the Rebecca Caudill Book Club?
 
Grades 4 - 8  Rebecca Caudill Summer Reading Book Log
 
Chess Club is holding a FAMILY CHESS NIGHT ... all school families are welcome.
 
Chess Club Dates for 2016-2017 School Year
 
Chess Club Session 1 begins September 14 -  sign up by Monday, September 12
 
Athletic Association's Celtics Corner News
 
Grades K - 4   After school art program Pre Picasso's fall session will begin September 12.  Be sure to sign up no later than Tuesday, September 6 ... class size will be limited and registrations taken in the order they are received.
 
Grades 5 - 8 Calling All Artists! If interested in participating in the after school art program Master the Masters,
please sign up by September 6 .. class will be held only if we have a minimum of 6 students
 
SHOP
 
Picture Day is Coming
 
 Our Magazine Drive will begin September 15...
 
 K - 8 girls are invited to Providence Catholic High's Cheerleading Clinic
 
 
 
 
 

July 2016

These items were sent home in a July Mailing. They are here for your reference or if you require an additional copy for some reason.
 
Introductory Letter, Checklist and Back to School Information:
 
Use of Technology and Publication Permissions:
 
Bus Information:
 
Lunch Information:
 
Extra Care Information:
 
Protecting God's Children:
 
Other Items....