Blue Notes

September 28, 2022

Back to School Bash

Many thanks to the parents, grandparents, Home and School Association, and school staff that made last Thursday's event such a big hit! Students enjoyed a bounce house (courtesy of Raigen in 4th grade's mom), fun food, DJ music from Donovan Barnes, Double Dutch, football, and dancing. Thank you to HSA President Kisha Holmes and her team, as it was great to keep this wonderful SJDLS tradition alive and well, and we appreciate everyone who helped it come together.

- Mrs. Santellano

Bio: Mr. Adje Accoh

Mr. Accoh is a native French speaker from Togo. He is passionate about Mathematics and the need to build a strong Mathematical foundation in students’ lives. He has been a resource to his

classmates and friends in Math throughout his years of study and has been tutoring Mathematics for the last decade. Mr. Accoh has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from The University of Lome in Togo, and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Northeastern Illinois University. Mr. Accoh is a firm believer in the comprehension of Math concepts and the process involved in arriving at the solution rather than just focusing on the final answer. In his spare time, Mr. Accoh enjoys playing Soccer, Checkers and Pétanque.

Basketball Coach Needed

We are looking for a Basketball Coach to work with our students in grades 5-8 to play in our Catholic League, usually at St. Margaret of Scotland and Tolton (formerly St. Columbanus). The challenge for us without having a gym is scheduling time at local gyms- we have used St. Francis, Pullman, 99th/Jeffrey, Dolton, etc. in the past. Coaches receive service and fundraising hours due to their time commitment. Please contact Mr. McClellan if you are interested in coaching.

Upcoming Dates

Oct. 6- Catholic High School Visits Day for Grades 6-8

Oct. 7- No School, Conference Day with Progress Reports

Oct. 10- No School, Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day

Oct. 13- 2nd-6th Grade Field trip to Botanical Gardens

Oct. 20- K & 1 Field Trip to Botanical Gardens

Oct. 28- HSA Halloween Festivities

Nov. 3- Math Night for All Families