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wEEKLY NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 18, 2018

Dear St. Constance School Families,

Please join our school children as we pray the Rosary next week Tuesday, October 23rd beginning at 12:45 p.m. Students in Grade 5 will lead us in prayer.

You are also invited to our 8:00 a.m. parish Liturgy next week Wednesday, October 24th.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this week’s Breast Cancer Awareness activities. A special thank you to our Student Council officers and board members, along with their moderators, Ms. Jennifer Blecka and Ms. Darcy Le Duc for all their hard work preparing and running these special events. All donations and profits made throughout the week will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Please watch for further information as to monies raised towards this cause.

As you know, students will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week starting next week, Monday, October 22nd through Friday, October 26th. Information is included regarding specific activities. Thank you to our co-chairs Mrs. Teresa Krause and Ms. Jennifer Sendra.

Per the school calendar, Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences for children in grades 1-8 are being held on Thursday, November 15th. Enclosed in today’s folder please find information regarding conferences and choices of preferred times. Please note that this will be a half day of school for all students in grades Preschool-8 with an 11:30 a.m. dismissal. Please keep in mind that students in grades 1-8 should accompany their parent for the conference. Please select your choice and return by tomorrow, October 19th. Scheduling will be done on a first come, first serve basis. Conferences for Preschool 3, PreK 4, and Kindergarten will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

We invite all students in grades K-8 to participate in a Health Program sponsored by the Chicago Wolves. They are trying to promote a healthier lifestyle through this initiative. Students are asked to complete 27 hours of exercise by Friday, December 21. If this goal is reached, your child will receive a free ticket to a Chicago Wolves Home Game. Please see the enclosed information for further details.

Make sure to join us and purchase your tickets to the HSA Fall Fest to be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the Handzel Center Gymnasium. Specific information is included in the Thursday Folder.

Parents, we are asking your cooperation when the maintenance department is caring for the parish grounds; especially at the convent location. When our employees are cutting the grass, etc., we ask that you please refrain from socializing/playing in that area until the work is completed. Unexpected particles and unidentified fragments can fly from machinery causing a safety hazard.

I would also like to bring your attention to a potential problem during our dismissal procedures at the Breezeway Doors. Children are darting across the parking lot to play by the convent, while parents are congregating in the center of the lot where cars are waiting to exit. I ask that you please be mindful of this and move to the side so that the flow of dismissal can go smoothly. Children should wait with the adult until all cars have exited the lot before running to the convent lawn. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

This is a reminder that per the Parent-Student Handbook, girls may begin to wear the navy uniform dress slacks in place of the uniform jumper or skirt beginning November 1st. White turtleneck shirts may also be worn November through March by both girls and boys.

In addition, I would ask for parent’s support in making sure that their child does not wear bracelets, etc. to school that are not part of our uniform code.

We would like to congratulate our JV Red Soccer Team for winning the Division Championship! These students put forth their best effort, but lost by 1 point in overtime to St. Celestine in the semi-finals! We are so very proud of their accomplishments. Please note, that in celebration of these students, all soccer players (both JV and V) will have a special out of uniform day next week Thursday, October 25th.

Our Scholastic Book Fair earned a profit of $945.15. Thank you for supporting us!

Included in today’s folder please find the 2018-2019 Family Directory for your convenience. Our thanks are extended to Mrs. Barbara Biernat for putting this together on our behalf.

Thank you to Mrs. Donna Rzepka for her donation of a file cabinet for the school office! We appreciate your thoughtfulness.

In conclusion, please find a community survey we have been asked to assist with. Please take a few moments of time to provide your responses. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Eva M. Panczyk