Bede Buzz 2.0

September 14th, 2020

Important Dates:

Tuesday, September 15

Falcon Night Out at the Dog and Suds Drive-In

4:00 - 8:00 pm (see below for more details)

Wednesday, September 16

Picture Day for in-person learners during the school day

This is a non-uniform dress-up day for in-person learners

Please see the handbook for appropriate school attire on a non-uniform day.

Wednesday, September 16

Picture Day for eLearners 3:00-4:00 pm

This is dress-up day for eLearners.

(see more information below)

Friday, September 25

Teacher Inservice, No School

Please note the Holiday Bazaar has been canceled due to COVID.

*Indicates date was changed from the original calendar

**Indicates location change

Week of September 7th, 2020

Hello Falcons!

It has been an interesting week to say the least. First of all, I would like to thank everyone for their patience as we had our first positive COVID case in our school. I apologize for sending the community announcement letter late Tuesday evening but I was awaiting more direction from the Archdiocese of Chicago about the next steps and to be assigned a case handler who determined quarantines based on exposure. Also thank you for your patience as this class transitioned to eLearning the following school day. To those parents who have reached out asking specific questions pertaining to our reopening plan, COVID case, and eLearning, I thank you for offering your insight, we as a school community value continuous improvement.

Currently, we are exploring the option of live streaming in our classroom for our eLearners to have a more authentic learning experience. Mrs. Wajrowski, our technology coordinator, and I are testing our access points and bandwidth to see if our internet is capable of live streaming reliably to our eLearners. Please stay tuned as we develop the process for streaming live.

We have had some recent inquiries about travel and the restrictions surrounding travel. At this time, St. Bede School highly discourages families from traveling out of town. We ask that parents are honest with us about travel as we all are responsible for keeping our kids safe. If you are traveling to a hot spot area determined by the CDC/IDPH. Students should remain home for two weeks after traveling to another country or state experiencing significant COVID-19 outbreaks. Students should inform the school immediately if they display COVID-19 symptoms during the two-week period. Please know that this is a shared partnership and we need your support to keep our kids safe. We will be updating our reopening plan to reflect the restrictions. Please click on the links for more information.

School pictures are scheduled for next week. Mrs. Diedrich will provide more information in an email about when our eLearning should arrive and where pictures will be taken.

Congratulations to our 5th graders for participating in the bible blessing ceremony today.

Big picture


The deadline to order spirit wear is September 13. Once orders are in, students will be permitted to wear St. Bede School spirit wear shirts/sweatshirts with their uniforms on Fridays during the school year. We are excited to show off our St. Bede School PRIDE in our community!! See the information below for more details. GO FALCONS!! If you need additional information, please contact the main office.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture


Infection Control

Faithful citizenship is key. We expect our families to take personal responsibility for the common good as well as their own safety. We rely on parents to keep children home when they are sick. Sometimes it is hard to tell in the morning if a child is truly ill or just having a hard time waking up. Please err on the side of caution during this time. Children should not come to school if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

It is important that you contact your doctor and follow the advice of a trained medical professional before returning to school. Please do not administer fever-reducing, cough, or stomach settling medicine and send sick students to school. While it may be an unexpected inconvenience for you in the morning, we believe this is a much better alternative than having to close the entire school because of an outbreak. You are instrumental in helping us to control COVID-19. Please let your employer know of our policy in advance. We need your cooperation now more than ever.

Thank you to those families who were extra cautious this week!! Your support means the world to us!

Custodian Job Post

Congratulations John, on over 20 years of service to our parish!!

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish and St. Bede School is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a team member alongside our amazing custodial staff. Please see the job description below for more details. Contact Mike Hogan at the St. Bede rectory to apply.


Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Medical/Dental Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year

A reminder that we need the following items to be brought to the office by September 30 if you have not already done so.

Preschool--If your child is new to the program, we need a physical with proof of immunizations.

Kindergarten--Physical with proof of immunizations

Dental Exam

Eye Exam

2nd Grade--Dental Exam

6th Grade--Physical with proof of immunizations

Dental Exam

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

New Chromebook Arrival

The new student Chromebooks have arrived. If you placed your order in spring or early summer your child will receive their device on Monday or Tuesday. Please remind them to return the loaner Chromebook and power cord. Thank you!

Raffle Ticket Winners

Congrats to the Vauk family for selling the winning $5,000 grand prize raffle ticket this summer.

Congrats to the Ikusz family for winning the $500 September raffle prize.

Good luck to our participants next month!!


September: Faith

Romans 1:17 For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith; as it is written, “The one who is righteous by faith will live.”

CCC 1814 Faith is the theological virtue by which we believe in God and believe all that he has said and revealed to us, and that Holy Church proposes for our belief because he is truth itself. By faith "man freely commits his entire self to God." For this reason, the believer seeks to know and do God's will. "The righteous shall live by faith." Living faith "work[s] through charity."

FAMILY SERVICE/PRAYER OPPORTUNITY: Work together at home to create a prayer table or prayer corner and take a picture of your family using this prayer space. Send the photo to and she will post it to our Facebook Page :)!

Home Language Survey

Please take a moment to complete the home language survey below and submit to our office. We receive additional title funds by completing this survey. Thank you!!
Big picture

Parents Association

REMINDER: Falcon Night Out: September 15th at Dogs-n-Suds Ingleside from 4-8pm. Come see some friendly faces while still social distancing! 10% of the proceeds will be donated back to us!


Chairperson needed for the following events for next year:

  • Book Fair (co-chair)
  • St. Bede Wine Night

Committee Members needed for the following: ▪ Picnic planning ▪ Playground Planning ▪ Daddy Daughter Dance ▪ Teacher Appreciation ▪ Golf Outing 2021 ▪ St. Bede Wine Night

Important Information:

September 21-27th is National Box Tops Week. Start clipping your box tops now and get them turned into the school. If we can raise $200.00 as a school by October 26th, Mrs. Rybarczyk will dye her hair blue! See the attached flyer for more details!

-If you purchased Dress Down passes from last year and still have a few leftover, they are still good to use until October 2nd. We will be sending out information on a later date about purchasing more for this year.

-Our next PA meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on October 14th. If you are interested in joining the meeting via Zoom, please contact Nikki Brooks at Everyone is welcome to attend!