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St. Bede School Newsletter

November 19, 2021

Dear St. Bede School Families,

Our St. Bede School Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 23, from 12:00 – 7:00 pm. Sign-up links were sent out earlier this week for parents to sign-up for a specific time for a virtual meeting with their child’s teacher. If you did not receive the sign-up email, please let us know, and we will resend it to you.

In the meantime, if you ever want to meet with a staff member to discuss an issue before or after Parent/Teacher Conferences, please feel free to call the school and set up a meeting. Our staff will be happy to schedule a meeting with you to discuss your concerns.

Due to Parent-Teacher Conferences, there will be an early dismissal on Tuesday, November 23, at 11:30 am. There is no Extended Care Program that afternoon.

There is no school next Wednesday, November 24, through Friday, November 26, for our Thanksgiving Break. Please plan accordingly.

Estimadas familias de la escuela St. Bede,

Nuestras Conferencias de Padres / Maestros de st. Bede School están programadas para el Martes 23 de Noviembre, de 12:00 a 7:00 pm. Los enlaces de registro se enviaron a principios de esta semana para que los padres se inscriban durante un tiempo específico para una reunión virtual con el maestro de su hijo. Si no recibió el correo electrónico de registro, háganoslo saber y se lo reenviaremos.

Mientras tanto, si alguna vez desea reunirse con un miembro del personal para discutir un tema antes o después de las Conferencias de Padres / Maestros, no dude en llamar a la escuela y organizar una reunión. Nuestro personal estará encantado de programar una reunión con usted para discutir sus inquietudes.

Debido a las Conferencias de Padres y Maestros, habrá un despido anticipado el martes 23 de Noviembre a las 11:30 am. No hay un Programa de Atención Extendida esa tarde.

No hay escuela el próximo Miércoles 24 de Noviembre hasta el Viernes 26 de Noviembre para nuestras vacaciones de Acción de Gracias. Por favor, planifique en consecuencia.

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Canned Goods for St. Vincent Food Pantry

During Red Ribbon Week, St. Bede School held a canned goods drive for St. Vincent Food Pantry. We are happy to announce that the school gathered 240 pounds of canned goods. That is over one canned good per student! Great job Falcons!

Durante la Semana de la Cinta Roja, la Escuela St. Bede realizó una campaña de productos enlatados para la Despensa de Alimentos de San Vicente. Nos complace anunciar que la escuela reunió 240 libras de productos enlatados. ¡Eso es más de una lata por estudiante! ¡Gran trabajo Falcons!

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No Round Lake Bus November 22 and 23!

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Yearbook Club

Afterschool Yearbook Club started on November 5th for 6-8th grade students. It’s not too late for your child to pick up a permission slip in the front office! The Yearbook Club will meet every other Friday after school in the Art Room.

The Yearbook Committee is Looking for School Pictures

The Yearbook Committee is looking for your pictures that can be put into the St. Bede Yearbook for this school year. If you have any pictures from events, games, etc., please email them to When you send in your pictures please make sure to include your student’s name, grade level, and what event the picture is for. Thanks so much!

The Giving Tree is Back Again This Year!

Tags will be available to pick up at church both St. Bede and St. Peters starting on November 20th. There will also be a tree up in the school by the front office starting on November 22nd. You can pick up a tag in either location. All donations will be due December 4th. See the flyer below for more information!
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Holiday Shop is Back This Year!

Holiday Shop is back again this year! It starts November 29th-December 2. A letter went home this week about shopping. Each class will get a chance to pick out gift items. See the attached flyer for more information!
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Volunteers Needed!

Parent Association is in need of volunteers for the Holiday Shop and the Staff Luncheon in December. Please use this link to sign up. Your time will go towards the 20 hours you need for the year. To sign up for either of these events, go to

Feed My Starving Children

Our St. Bede School Parent Association is organizing groups for two meal packing events at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. Feed My Starving Children provides meal packs specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition all over the world. To learn more about their work and mission, please visit their website:

We hope you can join us for this fun and rewarding activity. Children 5 and older may volunteer (no children under the age of 5 may attend), but please be mindful of the adult to child ratio requirements:

  • Grades K-2: 1 student to 1 adult*
  • Grades 3-6: 3 students to 1 adult
  • Grades 7-12: 4 students to 1 adult

Please be sure to read through their volunteer policies before arriving at the event.

Volunteer policies:

Covid-19 protocols

Below are the event dates and times and links to register to volunteer for the event.

For any questions, please reach out to Miranda Ripley - / 847-204-6646

Charleston Wrap

Thank you to everyone who ordered from our Charleston Wrap Fundraiser! We raised $1,713 for the school! Even though the fundraiser is over, there is still time to order if you didn’t have time to do so already! St. Bede will still receive 40% profit for orders through December 3rd. See the attached flyer for the ordering code. Thank you for supporting our school!

Box Tops for Education

Remember to get your Box Tops in! We have raised $81.60 so far in the digital box tops app. Our goal is to raise $600.00 for the year for the school! We are doing a school-wide competition for Box Tops. If we can raise $600.00 as a school before the end of the school year, the PA will supply pizza for all of the students as a reward for meeting our goal! You can still turn in cut-out box tops, or scan them into the app. To use the app you need to download the “Box Tops for Education” App onto your phone. The app is free. Shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify the Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings. The app is very user-friendly. See the attached flyer for more detail on how to use and download the app!

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Parent Association News

Our next PA meeting will be on December 8th at 6:30 pm in the library. All are welcome to attend!

The PA Board will have 5 open positions for the next school year. We will be sending out more information about the positions soon. Please consider being a part of the board! It is a very fun and rewarding position to help be a part of such a great school and community! If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Brooks at

We are still in need of committee members for the following events:

  • Picnic Planning
  • Playground Planning
  • Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Golf Outing 2022
  • St. Bede Wine Night

Contact Nikki Brooks at if you are interested, or for more details

Congratulations 8th Grade Boys Basketball!

Congratulations to our St. Bede School 8th grade Boys' Basketball team for coming in 1st Place at the St. Joseph School Basketball Tournament last weekend. The Championship game came down to a free throw basket shot by Mark Render, which made for a very exciting win! Thank you Coaches Annarella and Zeinz!
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St. Bede School Athletic Association Open Positions for 2022-23

We will have 3 board positions open for NEXT school year if you are looking to get involved with a super fun group that works together to run our awesome Athletic Program here at St. Bede. If you'd like to get your feet wet this year, you can start shadowing now in order to learn the ropes while we still have our current board intact!

  • Athletic Director – Tina Lutzke
  • Secretary/Registrar – Angela Shannon
  • Events & Fundraising Coordinator – OPEN (currently Jacinda Collins)
  • Treasurer – Lauren Ziemba
  • Concessions Director - Michael Paulino (currently Linda Pryde)
  • Assistant Concessions Director - Taken!
  • Volunteer Coordinator – OPEN (currently Julie Webb)
  • Spirit Wear and Equipment Coordinator - Tammy Mortensen
  • Uniform Coordinator – Lori Banner

Additionally, we're looking for someone to coordinate the St. Bede School Holiday Bazaar next year and someone to start shadowing to learn how to coordinate the St. Bede School Halloween Hustle.

Please contact Tina Lutzke at or 414-322-1557 if you are interested!

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful, thoughtful, and reflective Thanksgiving! God has given us much to be thankful for! Thanksgiving is a day when we need not worry about all of life’s pressures and problems; a day when we need not struggle to get ahead. It is a day intended to relax with family and friends and give thanks for all we have been blessed with. As we come to the close of the liturgical year, let us worship and give thanks to the Lord.

¡Espero que todos tengan un dia de Acción de Gracias maravilloso, y reflexivo! ¡Dios nos ha dado mucho por lo que estar agradecidos! El Día de Acción de Gracias es un día en el que no necesitamos preocuparnos por todas las presiones y problemas de la vida; un día en el que no necesitamos luchar para salir adelante. Es un día destinado a relajarnos con la familia y los amigos y dar gracias por todo lo que hemos sido bendecidos. Al llegar al final del año litúrgico, adoremos y demos gracias al Señor.

David Wieters


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