PCA Weekly News

Week of April 4th - 8th

A Peek at the Week

Welcome Back

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Spring Break. We only have 2 months left for this school year. Time is sure going by quickly!


Students were actively engaged all week while they returned their normal schedules.

Reasons Why We Love PCA

Positive Choices Always

PCA: Positive Choices Always

In order to promote making positive choices, building character, and acts of kindness, we have created an all school incentive opportunity. All staff members will be looking for students making positive choices. We will be looking for exceptional behavior and manners. If a student is caught being good, they will be rewarded with a special ticket (a hand) to add to our bulletin board. Students that receive the most hands will earn a special lunch at the end of the month. The classroom with the most hands earned will also win a prize! Students and staff are excited and we have already seen students working hard to earn a special hand. Staff members will make an effort to recognize any positive and outstanding behavior in the hallways, lunchroom, recess, and in the classroom. We will continue to promote the importance of making positive choices always.

Important Reminders

2016-2017 Enrollment

We are currently accepting Enrollment Applications for the 2016-2017 school year for current and prospective students.


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)

Greek Independence Day Parade - Sunday, April 17th at 2:15pm

The Greek Independence Day Parade will take place on Sunday, April 17th at 2:30pm in Greek Town. We are asking that all of our students arrive at our parade location by 2:15pm at the latest. We are #22 in the parade order. Please walk down Randolph until you find our float and location. Once the parade begins, we will be marching down Halsted Street. We are asking that if parents plan on marching with us, to wear blue and white clothing. It looks like we will have great weather.


Here are some very important things to keep in mind regarding the parade:


  • Arrive at our location on Randolph Street by 2:15pm
  • Kindergarten - 5th grade students will be marching with their teachers
  • Preschool and pre-K students will ride on the float with their teachers
  • Parents are not allowed to ride on the float
  • Parents are encouraged to march with us behind the float
  • Parents are encouraged to wear blue and white clothing
  • Strollers are NOT permitted in the parade
  • Students should wear their informs or Greek traditional costumes
  • Please be sure to return your parade forms to your child's teacher with all necessary contact information
  • Following the parade, parents must sign out children with their teachers
  • Students will be dismissed on Halsted and VanBuren
  • All families are encouraged to attend and march proudly with PCA

A Look Ahead

Monday, April 11th

  • Hot Lunch: Spanakopita
  • Director for the Day: Miss Katerina
  • Greek Dance - after school (send s snack)

Tuesday, April 12th

  • Destination Imagination - after school (send a snack)

Wednesday, April 13th

Thursday, April 14th

  • Lego Club - after school (send a snack)

Friday, April 15th

  • Eikona Sisters Assembly
  • 1st - 5th grades at 10:30am
  • Robert Crown Presentation
  • 4th/5th grades at 1:30 pm
  • Sports Club - after school (send a snack)

Saturday, April 16th

  • Destination Imagination State Tournament
  • Dekalb Illinois
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Our 2nd grade girls advanced in the Regional Tournamnet and will now be competing in the Destination Imagination State Tournament
  • Our girls will be presenting at 10:00am
  • We are so proud of our 2nd grade girls and their team managers, Mrs. Aleka and Mrs. Nicole
  • Please join us as we support our PCA Team

Sunday, April 17th

  • Greek Independence Day Parade
  • 2:15pm
  • Greek Town
  • Meeting location on Randolph near Halsted Street
  • Float #22

Thursday, April 21st

  • Science Fair
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade: optional
  • 2nd-5th grades: mandatory
  • Please drop off all projects in the morning in the multi-purpose room
  • Parents may view all projects on display from 2:30-3:15pm on Thursday, April 21st

Friday, April 22nd

  • Field Trip
  • Tivoli Theater - The Jungle Book
  • Preschool - kindergarten
  • Please be sure to submit all permission slips, payments and Chaperone guidelines by Monday, April 18th
  • Students may wear their Fun Run shirts or their uniforms

Friday, April 29th

  • No School
  • Holy Friday

Monday, May 2nd

  • No School
  • Bright Monday

Saturday, May 14th