Principal's Pad (10/17/21)

Updates for the St. Stan's Community

What's in this Newsletter?

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Here is what's new...

  • Gentle Reminders
  • Spirit Wear Sale
  • Family Mass - October 24
  • Trunk-or-Treat Sign-up
  • Caught Being a Leader(board)
  • Basketball Schedules & Locations

What's still here from last week?

  • Upcoming Events
  • Home-Learning Hub
  • Extended Day Sign-up & Athletics

Gentle Reminders

WCGC Bottles of Change Drive Ends Soon!

Students have until Friday, October 22 to turn in their baby bottles full of change which will be given to the Women's Centers of Greater Chicagoland. The money will help to provide pregnancy counseling, material goods assistance, and medical/social service referrals for expecting mothers. Please have your child bring their bottle to the main office before or after school when it is filled.

Weather Changes and School Dress Code

With the weather getting cooler and more wet, it is important that our students come to school appropriately dressed each day. Parents should know that unless there are rain showers or the temperature dips below 28 degrees, students will be going outdoors for their recess after lunch. Students need to dress in layers for school and wear attire that is in line with our school dress code. Please note that hooded sweatshirts are not to be worn on school Mass/prayer service days.

The following items are approved cold-weather items while inside the school building:

  • V-neck Pullover Sweater
  • V-neck Pullover Vest
  • V-neck Cardigan Sweater
  • Long-sleeved Dress Shirt
  • Long-sleeved Polo Shirt
  • Traditional Sweatshirt (Physical Education)
  • Spirit Wear Sale Items (worn over traditional uniform)

Spirit Wear Sale

The online spirit wear store is now open, but it will close on Monday, October 18. Please click on this link to see your options for showing your St. Stan's Wildcat pride! Please note that as the weather turns colder, only approved St. Stan's apparel will be allowed to be worn in addition to the normal school uniform while indoors.

St. Stan's Family Mass - Sunday, October 24

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Return of the Annual Halloween Party!

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Trunk-or-Treat Sign-Up

We need families to volunteer to run "Trunk-or-Treat" at the Halloween party. We are asking that those who participate donate their candy for the event. Please remember that all candy should be nut-free. We need help setting up beginning at 5pm and Trunk-or-Treat will begin at 7pm.

Please click on the link below to sign-up.

Sign-up Genius: St. Stan's Trunk-or-Treat

Caught Being a Leader(board)

We had a large number of students who were "caught" being a leader, but the following students especially exhibited great leadership skills this past week at St. Stan's:

  • Brittany Aldana
  • Christine Cathey
  • Lilly Harris
  • Mia Olejarz
  • Melanie Hill
  • Abby Reyes
  • Abhay Agrawal

Upcoming Events & Important Dates

St. Stan's Family Mass - October 24

We will be having another Family Mass on Sunday, October 24 at 10am. This will be a "Blue Mass" to honor all those who serve as first responders. Students who attend with their families will receive a free dress down day.

Red Ribbon Week - October 25 through October 29

We will be having a spirit week to encourage students to make good choices and remain drug free throughout their lives. Details will be coming as to the specific theme days, but students can begin gathering red, camouflage/safari, future career, and "wacky-tacky" clothing. The week will culminate with our annual Halloween party on Friday, October 29.

Annual Halloween Party - October 29

Come celebrate Halloween with family and classmates as our annual Halloween party returns! The event will be held outdoors in front of the school and in the school parking lot. Come for games, food, fellowship, and trunk-or-treat!

Home-Learning Hub


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

Basketball Schedules & Locations

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, via email at

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. Matthew Lolar at so that she can register you.

You must sign-up for aftercare services by the preceding Saturday of each week. To arrange your schedule through the Procare App, please click on this link.

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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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