Principal's Pad (9/12/21)

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
  • High School Fair
  • Extracurricular Activities

What's still here from last week?

  • Home-Learning Hub
  • Parent-Student Handbook

This Week at St. Stan's

High School Fair - Wednesday

Representatives from twelve Catholic high schools will be visiting our campus from 2pm to 3:30pm on Wednesday, September 15. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will attend the fair during school hours. Representatives will be around until 3:30pm in case any middle school parents would also like information. We ask that parents wait until 3:05pm to enter the building to ensure that we have proper dismissal of students. The fair will be held in the school library.

i-Cook, i-Code, i-STEAM Courses

These afterschool enrichment courses still do not have enough students signed up in order to run the class. We have altered the plan one more time to shorten the length of each course and make it more affordable.

If we do not have enough students signed up by Friday, September 17, we will have to scrap the courses altogether. I ask that parents consider this valuable afterschool learning opportunity and sign-up as soon as possible. Please encourage others to do the same and contact our office if you have further questions.

Caught Being a Leader

We have reignited a program here at St. Stan's called "Caught Being a Leader." Students who demonstrate leadership during the school day, especially without being prompted by a teacher, receive a "CBL Certificate" and turn it in at the office. At the end of each week, we read off the names of those students who were "caught" and pick a name or two from a basket as a special prize winner.

FSP Menu Changes

Due to logistical challenges related to the ongoing pandemic, the lunch menu as published by Food Service Professionals (FSP) may not be entirely accurate day-to-day. There is no worry that students will be fed and receive a meal, but the meal may changed based on the availability of product.

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

Gentle Reminders

Tardiness - Thank you!

I want to thank families for being more proactive this past week in arriving to school on time. Students were tardy far less often than the previous week, which contributed greatly to a more positive learning environment. Please keep taking those proper steps in the morning to get students out of bed and off to school.

School Uniforms

Each Friday, students should be dressing in their "formal uniforms." This should occur whether we are having Mass or doing a prayer service on that day. The only time this policy changes is if you hear directly from the Principal's office.

Seasonal Clothing

I asked the students this week to keep an eye on weather reports so that they can properly dress for school. There were a few cooler mornings last week, so it's important that we keep in mind that fall is around the corner. It is particularly important to note the weather if your child is going to be dropped off a little earlier in the morning.

Caught Being a Leader

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

  • Josh Cathey
  • Malaiah Montgomery
  • Olivia Jones
  • Anthony Guajardo
  • Brandon Pastrana
  • Izaak Munos
  • Jolina Maldonado
  • Caleb Mendoza
  • Kevin Ortega
  • Nick Rodriguez
  • Pietro Battaglia

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

Extracurricular Activities

Clubs & Activities

Some of our favorite club activities will be returning for the 2021-22 school year.

Wildcat Theatre Company

The drama club will be returning to the stage at St. Stan's! This club is available to all students from 1st - 8th grade and will meet every Monday from 3:15pm-4:30pm. Please click this link for more information.

Registration is due by Friday, September 17.

St. Stan's Choir

Choir Club will begin meeting every Tuesday from 3:10pm-4pm starting on September 21. For more information regarding the St. Stan's Choir, please click on this link.

Registration is due by Friday, September 17.

After School Courses

We are still seeking students to sign-up for our series of extended learning opportunities after school. Please use the links below to register. For more information, please reference the information below.

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 so that he can register you.

Beginning next week, you must have signed-up for aftercare services by the preceding Saturday of each week. For example, you must sign-up via Procare by Saturday, September 11 if you require aftercare for the week of September 13-17.

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


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

St. Stan's High School Fair

Wednesday, Sep. 15th, 2-3:30pm

1255 North Noble Street

Chicago, IL

Students in grades 6-8 will be able to attend a high school interest fair sponsored by the Northside Catholic High School Association. Parents can receive information for themselves after 3pm dismissal.

Please RSVP below if you plan on attending from 3pm-3:30pm. This will give us a better idea of how many people we can expect in the building.

Schools that will be represented are:

  • De La Salle Institute
  • DePaul College Prep
  • Fenwick High School
  • Holy Trinity High School
  • Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Notre Dame College Prep
  • Regina Dominican High School
  • Trinity High School
  • Saint Ignatius College Prep
  • St. Patrick High School
  • Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
  • Loyola Academy

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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

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