PCA Weekly News

Week of May 9th - May 14th

A Peek at the Week

Dinner Dance

We had an amazing time at our Beach Party! The gym was transformed into a beach scene with beach balls hanging everywhere and student artwork displayed on the walls. We had delicious food, great entertainment, and awesome raffle baskets. We danced the night away as we celebrated a successful school year with family and friends.


It was also wonderful to see many of our PPO past presidents in attendance. They were honored and recognized with a special plague which will be put on display.


A special thank you to our PPO who worked endlessly to prepare for the event. Your hard work and dedication to our school is greatly appreciated. Congratulations on a very successful dinner dance.


Thank you to all the families who attended and for donating your time and talents to make this such a memorable evening.

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Law Day Essay

Our 4th/5th Grade students took part in the Hellenic Bar Association's Law Day Competition this year. The winning essays were read on May 12th in Judge Kocoras' courtroom at the Federal Courthouse. Congratulations to Jimmy and Yiana for writing the winning essays. It was a very difficult decision as all of our students wrote exceptional essays. We are extremely proud of our students and their teacher, Mrs. Aleka, for all of their hard work and for representing PCA.


Following the presentation of the essays, we were all invited into Judge Kocoras' chambers and then a reception at the Chicago Bar Association. This was a day our students and their families will always remember. This was an incredible opportunity for our school and our students. We can't wait until next year's Law Day Essay Competition.

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Important Reminders

2016-2017 Enrollment Applications

Be sure to submit your Enrollment Applications for the 2016-2017 school year.


In order for your application to be considered complete, you must submit the following:


1. Complete and submit the application form.

2. Submit the application fee ( checks payable to St. Demetrios)

3. Tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 school year have been paid in full.

4. 2016 Stewardship Commitment (paid in full or ACH monthly commitment)

MAP Testing

Our kindergarten - 5th grade students will be taking the Spring MAP Tests as of Tuesday, May 10th - May 20th. Students are given MAP tests to help us determine their instructional level as well as measure academic growth throughout the school year. This week our kindergarten and first grade students will be testing. Please be sure your children are well rested and eat a nutritious breakfast.

Clubs and Specials

Please keep in mind that our clubs end on May 27th. Please be sure to submit your payments as soon as possible.


Please keep in mind that our after school and before school care will end on June 3rd.

Elmhurst Public Library Visit

On Friday, May 20th, librarians from the Elmhust Public Library will visit our school to promote summer reading. They will provide a fun, Hands-on presentation to motivate students to read over the summer.

A Look Ahead...

Monday, May 16th

  • Hot Lunch: Macaronia and Kima
  • MAP Testing - 2nd - 5th grades
  • Greek Dance - after school (send a snack)

Tuesday, May 17th

  • MAP Testing: 2nd - 5th grades
  • Destination Imagination - after school (send a snack)

Wednesday, May 18th

  • MAP Testing: 2nd - 5th grades

Thursday, May 19th

  • MAP Testing: 2nd - 5th grades
  • Lego Club - after school (send a snack)

Friday, May 20th

  • MAP Testing: 2nd - 5th grades
  • Elmhurst Public Library visit to our school
  • Sports Club - after school (send a snack)

Monday, June 6th

  • Annual School Picnic
  • Field Day

Wednesday, June 8th

  • Early Dismissal at 12pm
  • Last Day of School
  • End of the Year Program and Graduation @ 6pm