St. Damian School

Lancer Home Connection

A Fun Filled Field Trip Week

We all had a great week as Lancers! We re-introduced our in person field trips! While last year, our teachers spent time virtually taking students across the globe, that in person touch was certainly missing.

This week our 7th and 8th graders headed to Springfield. In past years, this was only a 7th grade field trip, but, we didn't want our 8th graders to miss out on this educational trip learning all about our home state.

Our 2nd graders had the opportunity to walk to and learn all about the services that our local library offers our students. We love to read!

And, our Kindergarten classes headed to the Pumpkin Farm for learning activities, maze games, and other great adventures.

Thank you so much to these teachers for taking the time to plan these fabulous events for our children.

October 11 - No School

7th and 8th Grade Students Visit Springfield!

Second Graders Learn About Our Local Libary!

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Kindergarten Explores The Pumpkin Farm

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Damian Mania Time And Fifth Round of Winners!

This is your one MANDATORY fundraiser

Fifth Round of Damian Mania Winners!

Week 5 Damian Mania Early Bird winners are MEGHAN KLEINPASTE and CHERYL JOHNSON! Each winner will receive a $50 check and their tickets are back in the barrel for another chance to win! Thank you all for the support.

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted your tickets. We have 63% participation.

Common Sense Media

St. Damian works with Common Sense Media in an effort to be digitally responsible for our students. One of the benefits of Common Sense Media is that it rates movies, TV shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their kids. They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based ratings and reviews.

The latest Netflix movie craze is The Squid Game. We wanted to share some information about The Squid Game in order to help you make the best decision for your children.

Hearing and Vision Screening

We will be holding our annual hearing and vision screening. We need some volunteer assistance to make this successful. If you able to volunteer for a few hours on any given day, it would be great! Please see the link for more information.

Volunteers and COVID - 19 Vaccine

Beginning on October 31, 2021, all volunteers, including coaches, will need to either submit a COVID-19 Vaccine Card or proof of a negative test to work with our students.

This is per the Governor's mandate for schools. Please understand that if we do not follow the Governor's mandate, we will lose our non public recognition and not be able to play any athletics among other stipulations. All schools within The Archdiocese of Chicago are following the same guidance.

Please bring your card to the main office and we will keep an excel spreadsheet indicated that you have been vaccinated.

Protecting God's Children

Those of you that are volunteering at St. Damian, for the first time and those of you have volunteered in the past, if you need your account activated or re activated, please contact Connie Swidergal at

You may also receive information at our Parish website:

Lunchroom Volunteers Needed!

We'd love for you to sign up to help us during the lunch hours. We especially need help on the following September dates:

Please consider signing up to help on October 12, 14, 19, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28, ! We have lots of availaibilty in November too!

Thank you so much! Sign up Below.

St. Damian School

Saint Damian School ensures individual students reach their potential through the development of their Catholic faith, character, citizenship and academics.