St. Damian School

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Welcome 2021!


While we would prefer to be in person with your children, we feel that the week is going well for all. Please continue to email us if you need assistance. If your child will be absent, please submit absences to Mrs. Ruzevich via email at

During our virtual learning time, we have developed ways in which our children can be successful remote learners. Please take a moment to review the link below with your children. At the end of the virtual learning time, our teachers will identify students who excelled and showed Their Damian PRIDE!

Statement from Cardinal Cupich regarding the attack on democracy on the US Capitol.

Jan. 6, 2021

What has been unfolding at the Capitol today should shock the conscience of any patriotic American and any faithful Catholic. The eyes of the world look on in horror as we suffer this national disgrace. For many months we have witnessed the deliberate erosion of the norms of our system of government. Peaceful protest is a sacred right. It has been an essential component of much social progress over the course of human history.

But violence is its opposite. Violence in the service of a falsehood is worse. Please join me in praying for the woman who was shot during the rioting, and who has died, and for law enforcement who protect us against mob rule.

We pray for peace at this bracing moment in U.S. history, a history that has been marked by one of democracy’s greatest virtues—the peaceful and orderly transition of power. May our elected officials heed the counsel of their better angels to stand up for the Constitution they swore to defend, to speak the truth, and to recognize threats to democracy, no matter their source.

May God’s love suffuse our political life together, reminding all Americans that politics is the peaceful resolution of conflicting points of view. This is our tradition as a democratic nation—and we undermine it at our own peril.

First Graders Headed to The Statue of Liberty

Who says you can't take a field trip during COVID? This week, our first graders had the opportunity to take a bus, plane, and a boat to head to Ellis Island. They enjoyed their time walking around outside and heading up the stairs of Lady Liberty to the torch. One student even asked Miss Buche where the restroom was because he needed to take a break.

Eighth Graders Celebrate the Mass Together from St. Faustina Catholic Church in Texas

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The Super Bowl Fundraiser is Back

Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit St. Damian School

$50 per square

$3,000 in prizes

Click here for sign up and payout details.

Grid User: Damian

Password: winwin

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Tax Credit Scholarship (TCS) Reservation Dates

Empower Illinois will open their reservation form on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Please note, you will be able to access the reservation form at 6:30 p.m. however only be able to submit at 7 p.m. Please remember this is on a first come first serve basis, seconds matter!

The Tax Credit Scholarship Donations!

We are pleased to let you know that for the third year in a row, The Archdiocese of Chicago, will be offering a 2 for 1 match program for all donations made through Empower Illinois between December 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.

What does this mean? A $500 donation has a tremendous impact, with the 75% tax credit, you will receive on the donation and this match. It will have a net cost of $125 to you and will provide $1,500 dollars in scholarships for low-income families.

I am pleased to let you know that for the 2020-21 school year, we received over $100,000 in gifts. This allowed 16 of our students to attend St. Damian School. However, there were still 27 students on our wait list. Please follow this link to learn more:

Country House Lunches - January 11 - January 15, 2021

Meals for Virtual Learning will be available for pick up at Marian Catholic High School on the following dates:

January 11 - January 15 - 3-5 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Malone at

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Did you know you can still SHOP with Scrip! You can do it all online. And, this is so easy and convenient, you may just want to continue this option when we are all back in the building.

Just follow this link for more information!

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Saint Damian School ensures individual students reach their potential through the development of their Catholic faith, character, citizenship and academics.