Principal's Pad (9/26/21)

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
  • i-Ready Diagnostic
  • Congrats Cross-Country Team
  • Home-Learning Hub

What's still here from last week?

  • Upcoming Events
  • Extended Day Sign-up

This Week at St. Stan's

Picture Day is Coming

This week, students will bring home information regarding school pictures. I will also send out additional information via email and in future Principal's Pads. Ordering will be conducted entirely online this year, so there is no need to return envelopes or send checks/money to the school. Please check your child's backpack and folders in the coming days to make sure you don't miss the initial flyer of information.


Pictures will be taken for PK through 7th grade students on Friday, October 15. Our 8th grade students will have "graduation pictures" taken in January. If you need any other information, please contact our office with your questions.


Basketball Practices

The basketball season is right around the corner and practices are starting this week for boys and girls in grades 4-8. If you are still interested in having your son or daughter participate or if you have more questions, please contact Mr. Ryan Reed at rreed@ststanschicago.org. Please view this document for information on basketball as well as a permission form that must be returned to the school. We ask that any payments be in the form of a check or money order.


FSP Lunch Menu

The lunch menu for the month of October is now available. To see the current menu and order a lunch for the next few weeks, please click on this link.

Gentle Reminders

Dress Code with Seasonal Changes

As we get into the fall season, temperatures are likely to fluctuate over the coming weeks. Please help your child(ren) to be proactive in choosing their clothing for each school day. Mornings might be chilly, but temperatures will rise throughout the day so dressing in layers is always a good option.


I urge everyone to keep our school dress code in mind as well. Students should be in appropriate, school approved attire during the school day. This means that cardigan sweaters, long-sleeved polo shirts, and school approved spirit attire are acceptable so long as they are worn in coordination with the daily uniform. Students were alerted of these instructions last Thursday morning, but we appreciate your help in reminding them at home.


FSP Free & Reduced Lunch Survey

Two weeks ago, 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 as soon as possible. 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.

i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment

By the end of this week, all of our Kindergarten through 8th grade students will have finished their i-Ready diagnostic assessments in both reading and math. These assessments will give teachers valuable information in identifying strengths and areas for growth in their students. The i-Ready program is able to tailor lessons to each student based on their abilities and assist teachers in developing targeted lessons which are meant to challenge each student.


Our goal as a school is to have each student utilize the i-Ready programming for 45 minutes each week. Research has shown that this amount of time spent in direct contact with the program results in significant academic progress for students throughout the course of the year. For a parent guide to i-Ready, please click on this link for more information.


For an informational video on i-Ready, please use the links below:

Congratulations St. Stan's Cross-Country Team!

I want to send a special congratulations to those who participated in our cross-country season this year. Our students ran in three meets at Resurrection College Prep, the last of which was this past Friday. By all accounts, our runners improved their times since the first meet as a result of their hard work at practices each week.


Thank you to our coaches, Mr. Ryan Reed and Mr. Charles Mencke, for helping our students to take chances, improve themselves, and develop a healthier lifestyle!

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.


School Picture Day - Friday, October 15

Comb that hair, tuck in that shirt, and put on your best for school picture day. Be on the lookout for more information coming home with your son or daughter.


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.

Caught Being a Leader(board)

Our Caught Being a Leader(board) will be updated next week. Due to the short week, not all CBL certificates were turned in on Thursday. We will be sure to recognize our students for their great work next week!

Home-Learning Hub

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

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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