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Format: 2016-05-28

January 14, 2016

Audience Envelope Item Description
All Parents Judges Needed for the Invention Convention

The more the merrier...we could use more judges...please!

All Students Cooking Club

Pizza Dillas??!!?? Learn what they are by joining February's Cooking Club!

All Students ART FAIR - Artists Needed!

Put your best work on display at this year's Art Fair held during Catholic Schools Week Open House!

All Parents The Book Fair is Coming!

Scholastic is bringing the books kids want to read right into our school!

All Parents Souper Bowl of Caring

NJHS is once again sponoring the Souper Bowl of Caring to collect food items for the Lemont Food Pantry.

All Parents "A Night in Oz"

Join us in Emerald City on Saturday, February 27, 2016 for he 2016 Gala..."A Night in Oz".

All Parents Gala Tickets Order Form

Reserve your tickets by completing and returning the order form before February 12.

All Parents Gala Sponsorships/Donations Still Being Taken

The Gala Committee is still accepting donations through January 31 -- we are not surrendering to the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys!

All Parents Yearbook Shout-Outs

Would you like a special message for your child in this year's Yearbook?  Send your "shout-out" to the Yearbook Committee  before February 19!

All Parents Shout-Out Samples

Shout-out examples to inspire...

All Families Fuel Up to Play 60

Our students Fuel Up to Play 60 and live a healthier lifestyle!

All Parents School Messenger Automated Calls

Regarding our email earlier this afternoon,School Messenger has sent their apologies for having contacted school families regarding text messages before the school had the opportunity to advise of the new system.  The attached is an FAQ information sheet from them that outlines how to opt in or opt of the texting feature.  Again, should we have a need to send out a message via the automated phone system (i.e. snow days), School Messenger will be the company providing this service. 

All Parents Schoolbelles One Day Sale

One Day Only Flash Sale!  Next Monday, January 18.  Order online, in-store or by phone.

All Families "A Conversation with Gary Fencik"

All-Star Captain and Safety of the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears Gary Fencik will be speaking at St. Patrick Church February 13!  Contact the rectory for tickets and further information.

January 7, 2016

Audience Envelope Item Description
All Parents Family Link

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

Rebecca Caudill Book Clubbers and Grades K - 6 Rebecca Caudill Book Club & Six Flags Read to Succeed

Today is the deadline for all you readers...make sure your reading logs are turned in by next Thursday.

All Parents No P.M. Bus Service NEXT Friday

Be sure to make car-rider arrangements for after-school pick-up Friday, January 15.

All Parents Invention Convention Judges Needed!

Would you like a first-hand look at the creative inventions produced by our 7th & 8th graders?  Please contact Mrs. O'Hara if you are able to be a judge!

All Parents of Bus Riders Shuttle Bus Assignments

Please check today's Envelope for a note regarding the shuttle buses for our bus riders.

All Students Cooking Club

Registrations are now being taken for February Cooking Club - sign up before January 25!

All Parents Raffle Tickets Reminder

Don't forget to sell your Raffle Tickets!

All Students Art Fair Artists Being Sought!

All St. Al/St. Pat's students are invited to participate in the ART FAIR during our Catholic Schools Week Open House!

All Families The Book Fair is Coming!

The Book Fair is coming!  Inside today's Envelope you will find a book list giving just a hint of what will be available!

All Families "PACK THE PLACE" for Basketball!

Come out and cheer on ALL of our Celtics Basketball Teams on Wednesday, January 20...let's Pack the Place!!

All Families Celtic Spirit Window Clings

Show your Celtic Spirit with a car window decal!

All Parents Schoolbelles Uniform Sale

Schoolbelles has extended their winter sale through January 9.

All Parents Special Lunch Order "Last Call"

Last chance to order January - March Special Lunches...all orders and money are due Friday, January 15.

December 17, 2015

Audience Envelope Item Description
All Parents Family Link


Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.

(and apologies for the typo...the word is Christmas!)


Just a reminder...there is no bus service at dismissal tomorrow.  Please make car rider arrangements.

All Parents Last Chance for Special Lunch Orders

If you have not yet placed your Special Lunch order for January thru March, 2016 please do so tomorrow, Friday, December 18.  The ordering link will be removed from the website at the end of school and Special Lunches will no longer be available for ordering.

All Students Chess Club Sign Up

The next session of Chess Club begins the week we return from Christmas Break -- please have your registration in by Monday, January 4!

Grades K - 4 Pre-Picasso Artists

There are four spots still available for the next Pre-Picasso's art class that begins Monday, January 4...if you are interested, please have your registration in tomorrow!

Grades K - 6 Six Flags Read to Succeed

Just a reminder...your six hours of reading should be completed by January 7!

Grades 1 - 6 "Let's Build It" Engineering Club

Registrations are now being taken for the next Engineering Club session.  Go online by January 11 to receive early bird pricing.

Gr. 3 - 8 Boys Soccer Winter Clinic at Mt. Carmel

Mt. Carmel Soccer is holding a Winter Clinic this Saturday for all third thru eighth grade boys.

December 10, 2015

Audience Envelope Item Description
All Parents Family Link


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

All Parents Pancakes with Santa!

Santa will be at St. Pat's Church Hall this Sunday for pancakes...will you join him??!!

All Families Christmas Choral Concert

All school families are invited to a Christmas Choral Concert presented by grades 1 - 4 and our Liturgy Choir next Tuesday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m.

All Parents "I'll Get You, My Pretties"

Oh no, the Wicked Witch of the West is after our Gala baskets...will she have them, or will YOU outbid her??!!  Make sure we have plenty of baskets to confuse her!!! Saturday, February 27, 2016, Marriott Burr Ridge, A Night in Oz because "there's no place like St. Al/St. Pat's School".



All Parents No P.M. Bus Service NEXT Friday

Just a reminder...there is no bus service home after school next Friday, December 18 -- please make car rider arrangements.

All Students Chess Club

The next session of Chess Club will begin when we return from Christmas Break...sign up by January 4, please!

Grades K - 4 Pre-Picasso's Art Program

There are still a few openings for the next session of Pre-Picasso's -- it begins the day we return from Christmas Break so please have your registration in to the office by next Wednesday!

Grades 1 - 6 "Let's Build It" Engineering Club

The winter session of Engineering Club begins in late January.  Please go online to register by January 11 for the early bird fee.

All Parents Special Lunch Orders January-March, 2016

Special Lunch orders for January - March are now being taken online through next Monday, December 14.  Please use the ONLINE STORE link on the homepage of our website.

All Parents Dorothy is Not in Kansas Anymore...

...but she is sneaking a peek through the crystal ball at the "Frozen" gift basket that will spend A Night in Oz because "there's no place like St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School"!

All Parents Gala Raffle Tickets

Don't forget to sell your Gala Raffle Tickets...they are only $10 each!

Grade 7 & 8 Concession Stand Service Hours

A great new way to earn service hours...the concession stand at athletic events.

Grades 6, 7 & 8 "Movie Night" with the Tri-Parish Youth Ministry Group

Try something different..."movie night" in the afternoon!  Join the Lemont Youth Ministry this Sunday afternoon for discussion, movie, pizza and a raffle.

All Families DePaul Blue Demons Basketball Tickets Available

DePaul University if offering free tickets to home basketball games this December!

All Parents Northwestern University Center for Talent Development

Northwestern University is offering enrichment opportunities for academically talented students.  Winter courses being January 15 (weekends, online); and there is a 10% discount for St. Al/St. Pat's students if five or more enroll.

December 3, 2015

Audience Envelope Item Description
All Parents Family Link


Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.

All Parents Picture Retake Day is Next Week

Picture Retake Day is next Wednesday, December 9!

All Parents Pancakes with Santa

Bring your appetite (and your camera!) for Pancakes with Santa Sunday, December 13, at St. Pat's Church Hall!

All Parents Pancakes with Santa Tickets

Order your tickets in advance and earn the chance for an out of uniform pass...sell to your family and friends, or purchase tickets to be shared with others in the community.

All Parents Special Lunch Orders for January, February & March

Special Lunches for January - March, 2016 can now be ordered through the ONLINE STORE link in the upper left corner of our website Home page.  Use this link to place the orders and pay either online by credit/debit card or with check/cash sent in to the school office.  ALL ORDERS ARE DUE MONDAY, DECEMBER 14.

Grades K - 4 Pre Picasso's Art Class

The next session of Pre Picasso's begins the day we return from Christmas Break...send your registration to the office before December 16, please!  Class size is limited!

All Students Chess Club Session 3

Chess Club begins Session 3 right after Christmas Break...send in your registration before January 4!

Grades 1 - 6 "Let's Build It" Engineering Club

The winter session of "Let's Build It" Engineering Club will begin in late January.  Go online to register before January 11 for the early bird pricing!  Registration closes January 15 - late registrations cannot be accepted. 

All Parents No P.M. Bus Service December 18

Plan ahead...we will have no after-school bus service on Friday, December 18...please make car rider arrangements for 2:15 p.m. dismissal!

All Parents Gala Gift Basket Donation Could Win You Tickets to Attend Gala!

In addition to the Out of Uniform Incentive Program, you could win two admission tickets to attend our Gala just by donating a gift basket(s) or gift card(s) for the Auction.  Won't you join us on the Yellow Brick Road!

All Parents Gala "Out of Uniform Pass" Incentive Program

The deadline is nearing -- Friday, December 18 -- to submit your Acquisition Form and donation basket if you want to earn out of uniform passes!

All Parents Gala Acquisition Form

Be sure an Acquisition Form is submitted with each basket or gift card donation.

All Parents SHOP for Gift Cards from the Wish List

Our SHOP program offers gift cards from an array of merchants...check out the Wish List!

All Parents Multi-Merchant Gift Cards

Many of the SHOP gift cards can be used for multiple merchants.  For example, can't decide which restaurant card to give?  Select a Darden, Lettuce Entertain You, or Chili's card and give the gift of option!

Grades 6, 7, & 8 Tri-Parish Youth Ministry Event

The Tri-Parish Youth Ministry invites you to a Star War Movie Night!

All Ladies St. Al's Women's Club Advent Reflection

The Women's Club of St. Alphonsus invites ladies to their annual Advent Reflection -- "From Mary's Heart to Yours" -- this Sunday, December 6, beginning at noon in the Church Hall.  Dr. Mary Amore of Mayslake Ministries presents an exploration of the life of Mary as a wife and mother.  The afternoon includes a soup & salad lunch.  Please contact Nanci Smith at 708-557-7070 or nancis6 [at] comcast [dot] net to rsvp.

Grades 5 - 8 Baseball Winter Camps at JCA

Can't wait until Spring Training?  Check out Joliet Catholic's Baseball Winter Camps being held during Christmas Break.

Grades 5 - 8 JCA Winter Break Volleyball Camp

Joliet Catholic Volleyball is holding camp during Christmas Break for girls and boys in grades 5 - 8.

November 19, 2015

Audience Envelope Item Description
All Parents Family Link


Be sure to read this weeks News You Could Use from the principal.

Grades K - 8 Parents Grading Scales

First Trimester report cards will be sent home with students tomorrow.

All Grades December Cooking Club

It's time to sign up for the December Cooking Club...choose which date best fits your schedule, all three recipes will be created at each session.


It's time for our students to "Shop with the Elves"!  On December 2 all students will be able to make their own special purchases for their family and friends.  The gift list form will be sent home on Monday, November 30, so you can make a list with  your child of whom they may shop for and how much they may spend.  This completed form must come back to school with them on Wednesday, December 2 so they can shop!!

All Parents Elves Helpers Needed!

The elves will need helpers!  Please go to VolunteerSpot to sign up to help with this fun event.

All Parents Picture Retake Day is December 9

Your School Pictures are inside today's Envelope!   If your student was absent, or you simply are not pleased with the photos sent home today, be sure their smiles are ready for Picture Retake Day on Wednesday, December 9.

All Parents Pancakes with Santa!

Join us Sunday morning, December 13, as Family School Association presents Pancakes with Santa in St. Patrick's Church Hall.

St. Alphonsus Parishioners St. Alphonsus Parish Advent Wreath Lighting

The Worship Commission of St. Al's invites families to light the candles of the Advent Wreath.

Grades K - 8 Lemont High Pom Extravaganza

Lemont High School's dance team invites students to participate in their Pom Extravaganza on Saturday, December 19.

All K - 8 Parents Gala Raffle Tickets

Gathering with family and friends over the Thanksgiving Break?  This might be the perfect time to sell your 30 Gala Raffle Tickets -- they are inside today's Envelope!  This is a mandatory fundraiser for all K-8 families.  All 30 tickets must be sold and stubs/payment returned by no later than Tuesday, February 9.

November 13, 2015

Audience Envelope Item Description
All Parents Family Link


Be sure to read this week's newsletter from the principal.

November 12, 2015

Audience Envelope Item Description
All Parents Family Link

We would really like for you to be able to read this week's newsletter from the principal, but we are having technical difficulties...the Publisher template for our Family Link is not cooperating with any of the office computers.  So please be patient, read the rest of the eThursday items, and we hopefully will have the Family Link to you tomorrow.

All Parents Fall Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling

Online scheduling for November 23 Parent Teacher Conferences will be available through 8:00 a.m. next Monday morning, November 16.  Please see attached for directions on using the online scheduler. 

All Families Thanksgiving Food Drive

Student Council's Thanksgiving Food Drive runs through tomorrow - please help us fill the local food pantries.

Grades K - 8 Field Trip Permission Form

Inside today's Envelope there is a Field Trip Permission form that needs to be completed for each K-8 student ... because we're taking all K - 8 students to Mt. Assisi to see Drama Club's presentation of "Rock Around the Block"!  Please have the signed permission returned to your child's classroom teacher no later than next Tuesday.

Grades 6 - 8 Middle School Dance

Hey 6th thru 8th graders, are you coming to tomorrow night's Dance??!!  Please notice that we've made some changes...the new, lower admission cost now includes pizza and pop/water!

All Families "Rock Around the Block" Ticket Order Form

Drama Club will be showing us how nifty the fifties were as they "rock around the block" on Friday evening, November 20...don't miss out!  Order your tickets by next Tuesday for the Presale pricing; tickets will be sent home in next week's Envelope. 

All Parents Bakers Square Pie Sale

There's only one week left in the classroom competition to see which class earns a pie dessert!

Grades K - 6 Six Flags Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club

Students in grades K - 6 are invited to Read to Succeed and earn a free admission ticket to Six Flags Theme Park!  Spend 6 hours of recreational reading between now and January 7, complete the log sheet, and be rewarded with an admission ticket!

Grdes K - 6 Six Flags Read to Succeed Log Sheet

Be sure to have your parents sign the log sheet, and return it to your classroom teacher by January 14.

All Parents Pre-Black Friday Bonus Offer from SHOP

SHOP now to be ready for your Black Friday shopping trip...the Manna Group is offering bonus discounts on a variety of gift cards.  Place your order online BEFORE 8 A.M. NEXT TUESDAY and our SHOP Team will send your gift cards out in next Thursday's Envelope.

All Parents Tri-Parish Advent Mission

Fr. Larry Gorski will present the Lemont Tri-Parish Advent Mission at St. Patrick's November 29, 30 and December 1.

November 5, 2015

Audience Envelope Item Description
All Parents Family Link


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


We will have no bus service next Monday, November 9, and next Tuesday, November 10.  Please be sure to make car rider arrangements for these two days.  Buses will be running Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

All Parents Veteran's Day Prayer Service Wednesday, November 11

Is there a special Veteran in your life you would like to invite to our prayer service November 11? 

All Families Student Council Food Drive

Student Council is holding it's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive through next Friday, November 13. 

All Parents Bears Football Raffle

Here's your last chance to win!  We've even included another "raffle ticket envelope" in today's Thursday Envelope so you can have another chance at a great Sunday afternoon of professional football...Peyton Manning is coming to Soldier Field!!  The drawing will be held the end of the school day next Monday.  For only $10 you can win four second-row tickets, a parking pass, and access to the United Club.  Don't miss out on this great chance!

All Parents Vote for our Red Ribbon Week Photo!

Our all-school Red Ribbon Week photo has been entered into the Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest, and we need your vote!  Please go to the Red Ribbon Week website at  When you see our photo look for the VOTE button and just click!  You can vote up to 10 times per day per device with a given IP address through November 18.  Thanks for supporting our students as they resolve to make good choices and live healthy lifestyles.

All Parents Drama Club Presents "Rock Around the Block, a 1950s Musical Comedy"

It's almost show time!  Order your tickets to Drama Club's November 20 performance before November 17 for presale pricing.   

All Parents Fall Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling

The Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, November 23.  Scheduling for these conferences will again be done online using the Pick A Time system.  The scheduler will open at 12:01 a.m. Monday, November 9; and close Monday, November 16, at 8:00 a.m.  Please carefully read the attached for further information on scheduling your conference appointment.

All Families NJHS' "OperationGratitude" Candy Collection

Do you have too many sweet treats left over from Halloween?  National Jr. Honor Society is collecting candy through next Wednesday, November 11, that will be sent to the troops.

Grades K - 7 Turkey Theater "New Menu" Items

Bring some extra change to Turkey Theater next week and check out the new Turkey items eighth grade has put on the "menu" this year.

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