St. Damian School

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September Updates

Good Morning,

After nearly four weeks of being back in our building, we want to commend our students for adhering to social distancing and the mask mandates. We truly believe our cohort model coupled with the mandated mask mandates with the social distancing proves successful!

We also want to thank our families for your flexibility and willingness to work within our guidelines to keep our community healthy. We appreciate you keeping your children home, even with a mild headache, we appreciate you coming immediately to come pick up your child when there is a stomach ache, and we just appreciate your honesty. We also appreciate your help in transitioning to ELearning, literally overnight, when we have needed to quarantine a cohort.

Stay healthy! Maintain Social Distancing and Wear Your Masks!

Remember 9-11

As we remember the tragedy of 9/11, we ask our Lord to grant us and all nations His peace.

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Picture Day

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 is Picture Day. It is an "out of uniform" day. Please refer to the page in the handbook as far as a Dress Code for our Dress Down Day.

For our Remote Learners, you may come for your photo from 8:30-11 a.m. Only the children may enter the building. Parents are welcome to wait outside or in their cars.

If you are a quarantined student, you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken in November.

Please call us with any questions.

Archdiocesan Pulse Survey

The Office of Catholic Schools (OCS) is seeking regular input from school parents/guardians, teachers and staff about the implementation of our school reopening plan – specifically, our efforts to maintain a safe operating environment. Please take this one-minute “pulse” survey to share your perspective – the survey will remain open until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. The OCS will send this pulse survey out regularly and would be very grateful if you can participate on an ongoing basis so that we can continually improve our safety practices based on your feedback.

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Damian Mania 20-21 School Year

Your Damian Mania tickets will come home today in your Friday folders!

This is your one MANDATORY fundraiser

What is Damian Mania?

In a majority of Catholic Schools across the country, tuition is the primary source of revenue. Tuition does not always cover the cost of educating the whole child. St. Damian School implemented Damian Mania as a way to "bridge the gap." The benefit of Damian Mania is that it also has the opportunity to benefit you in more ways than just helping to provide a quality education for your child.

How does Damian Mania Work?

Grades K- 8:

You will receive 25 $10 raffle tickets. Twenty five tickets are your mandatory amount that we you will be required to sell. You may choose to purchase them yourself or sell them to family members, friends, and neighbors. Once you sell all of the tickets it is very important that you send a check in to pay for the tickets. NO CASH will be accepted.

Pre K:

Students in three half or full days receive 15 tickets, Pre K who attend 4 or 5 days will receive 25 tickets as well. You may choose to purchase them yourself or sell them to family members, friends, and neighbors. Once you sell all of the tickets it is very important that you send a check in to pay for the tickets. NO CASH will be accepted.

What Can I Win?

Beginning on September 9 and running through October 14, 2020, we will draw two weekly winners and they will be awarded $50 cash. These winners' names will go back in the hat, so they have the opportunity to win twice!

The large drawing will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020. More information to follow on this event! The grand prize is $4,000.

Are there other incentives?

If you sell more than 45 tickets, we will credit $100 towards your tuition. Sell 75 tickets and receive a $250 credit. For every ticket you sell over your 25 tickets, you will be deducted $5 on your FACTS ticket account on November 6, 2020.

What if I choose not to participate?

If you do not turn in your money by October 16, 2020, you will be charged $350 towards your tuition.

Health Requirements

Below are the State of Illinois Health Requirements for all children. Please be sure to have this completed before the October deadline.

Protecting God's Children

We appreciate the dedication and the commitment of our entire community. We cannot function without the generosity of our volunteers. Even though, our volunteers will be limited the first part of the school year, we are going to look forward to the future of a time where our halls will be able to once again greet visitors.

In order for you to volunteer in any capacity, we require you to be fully compliant with the steps outlined by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth.

All documents can be found on our website:

We will also be distributing the CANTS form in a folder that you will receive on Wednesday. This is the only form that you are required to complete yearly.

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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.