A Letter from the Principal October 28, 2016

A Letter from the Principal, October 28, 2016

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
 Martin Luther King

Dr. King’s words of wisdom have certainly been embraced by Cubs fans for years.  Over the course of the next few days, the shared hopes of Cubs fans young and old might finally be realized.  It is a pleasure discussing the most recent playoff game with our students as they enter the building in the morning or at lunch.  The enthusiasm and energy in the school and in Chicagoland is palpable.  It is amazing how the fortunes of a single professional baseball team can create a community of believers that transcends all barriers.    

Iowa Test of Basic SKills

I have recently received the results of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) that were administered in September to students in grades 2-7.  Individual test reports will be sent home with students on November 11 in a sealed envelope.  In the interim, the results will be thoroughly reviewed by our staff.  I will have more to say with reference to the ITBS results after November 11.   

Jeans and Sweatshirt Day!!

Monday, October 31 will be Jeans and Sweatshirt Day.  Students who participate in Jeans and Sweatshirt Day are asked to bring a $2.00 donation on Monday.  This donation will be given to Chicago Honor Flight, an organization that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to enjoy the all this city has to offer.  

Other All-School Events of Note:

Monday, October 31@ 10:00:  The Annual All Saint’s Celebration in the church with grade one students knowledge about their chosen saint.   

Friday, November 11 @2:30:  Veterans Day Assembly, Collins Gymnasium.

Parent-Teacher Conferences:

Sign-up times are available now on School Speak for the November 21 Parent-Teacher Conferences.

School Lock-Down Drill

On Thursday, November 11 all students will be participating in the annual school lock-down drill.  Officer Rob Sommers and members of the Lisle Police Department will be present to witness the drill and to provide feedback.  These drills are designed have staff and students think about what to do if the unthinkable occurs.  Parents may wish to discuss the purpose of lock-down drills with children prior to or following the drill.

Thank You for Supporting Catholic Education,

Michael Sweeney