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wEEKLY NEWSLETTER - August 16, 2018

Dear St. Constance School Families,

     Welcome back to a new school year. I hope that everyone enjoyed their summer vacation. It is wonderful to see the many smiling faces of our students once again. With God’s blessing, I look forward to a great year of living, learning, and growing in the love of our Lord. May He bless us as we work together this school year at St. Constance School.

In today’s folder you will find the following:

1)      An Emergency Notification Form – One form is sent home to the oldest/only child in each family. Please complete the information and return to school no later than tomorrow, Friday, August 17, 2018. All information should be current and updated as needed. 

2)      The School Handbook - Please read the Handbook which is posted on our school website at under “Current Families”. Some revisions/updates have been made. I am asking for everyone’s cooperation in following the rules/policies of the school. Please download and sign the Parent/Student Acknowledgement Page and return to school on or before Thursday, September 6, 2018.

3)      School Medication Procedure Packet – This packet can be found on our website, Please read, download, and have your child’s physician complete the necessary forms. Please note that the school will NOT be able to issue any form of medication without appropriate forms. This is a policy mandated by the Office of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Chicago. All parents are to complete and return the Medical Information and Medical Notification Form for each of their children if applicable.

     As in the past, students in grades K-8 will be attending monthly All School Liturgies, as well as the 8:00 a.m. weekly Liturgies. All are invited to join us next week Wednesday,

     August 22, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. for students in grades K-8. Students are asked to be prompt and report directly to church. Please note that Preschool/PreK students will join us at the monthly school Liturgies beginning in October. A Mass schedule will be included on the monthly calendars. Parents and school families are invited to join us at our weekly and monthly liturgies.

     All are invited and welcome to stop by for a tasty treat at the Home and School Association’s annual Ice Cream Social this Friday, August 17th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Borowczyk Hall. All guests are asked to please enter through the Ainslie Street doors.

     Please join us for our annual Back To School Night on Thursday, August 30, 2018 beginning at 6:45 p.m. in Borowczyk Hall. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet the faculty, other school families, receive an overview of your child’s curriculum, and to learn more about our school organizations.

     The Extended Care Program has officially begun. If you haven’t signed up for the program but would like to do so, please call the school office for a registration form.

     All are invited to the annual St. Constance Parish Picnic on Sunday, August 26th at St. Rosalie’s Parish grounds located at 6750 W. Montrose Ave., Harwood Heights, Il.,60706. The picnic will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will include a bi-lingual Mass at 12:00 noon.  Please join us for a day of fun, music entertainment, games for children/adults, and plenty of delicious food.

     Please join us for our 2nd annual “St. Constance 5K Fun Run”. It is sure to be a fun-filled, family event while raising funds for our school. Put on your gym shoes and join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Bunker Hill Forest Preserve Grove #7. For further information and registration, please log onto our website at

     Finally, I am asking for everyone’s understanding in the following health matter. As more and more of our students have been identified with severe allergies to peanuts and peanut/oil-based products, I am asking for ALL parents to please REFRAIN from sending lunch items, snacks, etc. that contain any form of peanut ingredient. Please assist us in establishing a healthier environment for all. It is in the best interest and well-being of our children. Thank you for your cooperation.


Have a pleasant weekend!


Eva M. Panczyk