St. Damian School

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Merry Christmas!

"God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it." Pope Francis
St. Damian School's 5th Grade Presents "The Nativity" 2020
We wish you and your family the most blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for helping us to be with your children! We have rejoiced in the Advent season with them.

While we are remote during from January 4-January 19, 2021, the best way to reach any of us is through email as we will not be in the building. If your child will not be in class online, please email Mrs. Ruzevich 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!

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 - December 21, 2020 - January 15, 2021

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

December 21-December 30 - 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays

January 4- January 7th -11 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

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!

St. Damian School

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