Principal's Pad (9/19/21)

Updates for the St. Stan's Community

What's in this Newsletter?

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Here is what's new...

  • This week at St. Stan's
  • Gentle Reminders
  • Leader in Me Survey
  • Caught Being a Leader(board)
  • Upcoming Events

What's still here from last week?

  • Home-Learning Hub
  • Parent-Student Handbook

This Week at St. Stan's

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Last week marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage month. Over the next several weeks, teachers will be engaging students in lessons and activities that recognize Hispanic culture as well as the contributions of Hispanic-Americans throughout the history of the United States. We hope that this time is valuable to both students and families as we recognize the contributions of Latinx people in making our communities vibrant.


No School - Friday, September 24

There will be no school this Friday. Teachers will be engaging in an Archdiocesan-wide professional development day to improve their teaching and learning practices. Please contact the main office if you have any questions or concerns.


FSP Free & Reduced Lunch Survey

Last week, your child brought home a letter/survey that was distributed by Food Service Professionals. I ask that each family complete and send that survey back to the school by the end of this week. The information we gather from this form is very important because it helps to determine our eligibility for state and federal funding that can be used to benefit the educational experience of our students. Please let us know if you have any questions.


To see the current menu and order a lunch for the next few weeks, please click on this link.

Gentle Reminders

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

Thank you to all families who have observed our Covid-19 protocols over our first month of school. I want to clarify a point regarding returning to school after an absence. If a student was absent from school and exhibited Covid-like symptoms for 24-hours or more, a negative Covid test or doctor's note must be obtained before the student returns to school. Please be sure, however, to keep your child home if they continue to exhibit symptoms such as fever or cough even if a negative test/doctor's note is obtained.


Test results and/or doctor's notes should be shared with the main office prior to a student's return to school. We appreciate everyone's vigilance in keeping our community safe and healthy throughout the school year.

Leader in Me MRA Survey

We want to be diligent in evaluating the effectiveness of all of the programs we offer at St. Stan's. This year, we will conduct the Measurable Results Assessment (MRA) twice in order to assess culture, academics, and student leadership in our school community as well as the overall impact of the Leader in Me program. I ask that all families complete this survey as soon as possible. The link will only be active for two weeks.


Please click on this link to access the Fall 2021 MRA. Again, this information is vital for us to assess points of strength and areas of growth throughout the year. Your honest feedback and comments are appreciated in advance.

Caught Being a Leader(board)

The following students were all "caught" exhibiting great leadership skills this past week at St. Stan's:


  • Kaylie Avila
  • Jonathan Hill
  • Jose Santoyo
  • Liana Miranda
  • Brandon Pastrana
  • Major Dangerfield
  • Leo Czupta
  • Edward Vickman
  • Alondra Alvarenga
  • Melanie Hill
  • Kevin Ortega
  • Pietro Battaglia
  • Olivia Thayes
  • Jairo Ortega
  • Jose Gill
  • Kai Andino
  • John Bennett
  • Henry Ixcal-Torres


Keep up the great work, everyone! Hopefully we can have even more leaders next week.

Upcoming Events & Important Dates


Blessing of Pets - Saturday, October 2

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, a blessing of pets and animals will occur at 11:00am on Saturday, October 2. Bring your furry, feathered, or scaly friends to the cross between the church and school.


Confirmation - Wednesday, May 11

Bishop Robert J. Lombardo will preside at our sacrament of Confirmation on May 11, 2022. The event will begin at 7:00pm in the church. Please mark your calendars and inform family members.

Extracurricular Activities

Extended Day Program

The registration process for our after care program has been fixed. Please use this link to register your child for our services. If you do not already have an account through the Procare App, please email Mr. Alejandro Villegas at avillegas@ststanschicago.org so that he can register you.


Beginning next week, you must have signed-up for aftercare services by the preceding Saturday of each week.


To arrange your schedule through the Procare App, please click on this link.

Athletics

St. Stan's has joined a new athletic conference, the City Suburban Catholic Conference!


If you are interested in helping coach or in having your son/daughter involved in athletics at St. Stan's, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Ryan Reed at rreed@ststanschicago.org

Home-Learning Hub

Parent-Student Handbook 2021-22

Clicking on the link below will bring you to our revised Parent-Student Handbook for the 2021-22 school year. There have been some changes made compared to previous years, so I encourage that all families read it closely. Additionally, all parents/guardians must acknowledge that you have read/received the handbook and understand the policies within. If you have any questions, please contact our main office for clarification.


Parent-Student Handbook - 2021-22

Acknowledgement of Receiving Handbook

Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions. We love feedback from those we serve in the St. Stan's community!

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