13Dec

Catholic Schools Week – Jan. 28th – Feb. 2nd

Sponsored by NCEA, CSW is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities…

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13Dec

Wednesday, Dec. 13th

SCHOOL NEWS: Youth Sports Program is looking for coach(es) for Girls Volleyball Program (6th – 8th graders).  Practice starts after the holidays.  If interested contact Athletic Director, Mike Kelly at coachkelly75@gmail.com Save the Date:  Catholic Schools Week kicks off with Discovery Sunday on January 28th.  Our most comprehensive Open House with school tours, extracurricular showcase…

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6Dec

Wednesday, Dec. 6th

SCHOOL NEWS: Community Days (mark your calendars now): 3rd Annual Eve of the Eve Party, Dec. 30th, 8pm – 11pm  Join us in celebrating the new year by raising money for St. Edward. Legno @ 4250 N Central Ave. $60 per person. Includes light appetizers and open bar with top shelf liquor, beer and wine.…

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29Nov

Wednesday, Nov. 29th

SCHOOL NEWS: My monthly newsletter is now posted – Click Here. Movie in the Classroom: Signup Day/Week of December 11th. Price:  $40 per classroom.  Give your child and his/her entire classroom the opportunity to watch a movie of their choosing (with teacher approval of course) one day the week of Dec 11th!  Sign-up Now – click here!…

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29Nov

Principal’s News – November 29th

November 29, 2017                                                                                         Dear Parents, May the blessings of the Thanksgiving holiday be with you during this season of waiting for the birth of Christ our Savior. The holidays are upon us and this is a time to enjoy family and friends and try to live in the present moment We offer our sympathy and…

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16Nov

Wednesday, Nov. 15th

SCHOOL NEWS: No School Days:   Thanksgiving Break begins on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd.  School resumes on Monday, Nov. 27th. Christmas Break begins on Friday, Dec. 22nd.  School resumes on Monday, Jan. 8th.  Believe it or not, it’s almost time for Santa’s Workshop (Dec. 1st). This year we will transform the gym into a winter wonderland…

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9Nov

Wednesday, Nov. 8th

SCHOOL NEWS: Reminder to turn in presale ONLY event forms for Santa’s Breakfast (9:30am seating nearly sold out!) and Trivia Night (only 12 tables left!). Don’t miss out on these great St. Edward traditions!  Forms posted below.  Picture Retake Day. We have scheduled the photographer for Tuesday, November 14th at 8:15 AM. Students having retakes or…

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1Nov

Wednesday, Nov. 1st

SCHOOL NEWS: Letter from Dr. Riggs regarding the IL Scholarship Fund for private school students.  Invest In Kids Act – Click Here Watch the  National Blue Ribbon Award Ceremony  via live stream as Sister Marie Michelle and Ms. Tracy Mortimer receive St. Edward’s recognition.  We will post to the school Facebook page.   Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday,…

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25Oct

Wednesday, Oct. 25th

SCHOOL NEWS: My monthly newsletter is now posted – Click Here. Save the Date:  Big Red Auction is Saturday, April 21st.  Theme is Big Rad 80’s. Take advantage of our early bird BIG RED RAFFLE ticket sale:  buy 3 get 1 free until Dec 1st.  Buy NOW – online!  Early bird drawing of $250.00 on 12/3/17…

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25Oct

Principal’s News – October 25th

October 25, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                             Dear Parents, How happy and honored we are to be a BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL. So many people are responsible for us achieving this prestigious award. Thank you for all your support through the decades. In recognition of our Blue Ribbon achievement on Sunday, October 29, Bishop Francis Kane will celebrate Mass…

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18Oct

Wednesday, Oct. 18th

SCHOOL NEWS: No School:  Friday, Nov. 3rd/Faculty Inservice SEPO Meeting:  Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 7:30pm (lower church hall) The meeting is a great opportunity to stay in touch with what is happening around school, events coming up for our community and chances for you to contribute. Stop by! Your attendance guarantees your child(ren) a NUT card.…

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11Oct

Wednesday, Oct. 11th

SCHOOL NEWS: The Scholastic Book Fair is now open and will run through Friday October 16th. It will be held in the Lower Level Library. Anyone who pre-orders the new Wimpy Kid book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Getaway” will receive a prize with their order. Visit the Book Fair during Parent Teacher Conferences…

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4Oct

Wednesday, Oct. 4th

SCHOOL NEWS: Parent Teacher Conference Links were sent out under separate email this morning.  If you have questions or any issues with the Signup.com site, please email community@stedwardschool.com Calendar update:  The Un-Canvas Paint Party has been cancelled for tonight due to the minimum sign-ups not being met. Picture Day is right around the corner on…

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30Sep

St. Edward School Video – Celebrating the Blue Ribbon Award

  DNA Info Article – click to read By Patty Wetli | September 29, 2017 5:56am @Pattydnachicago MAYFAIR — Students, faculty, staff and parents at St. Edward School celebrated a major honor Thursday when the school was announced as a National Blue Ribbon Award recipient by the U.S. Department of Education. Along with St. Josaphat…

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27Sep

Wednesday, Sept. 27th

SCHOOL NEWS: My monthly newsletter is now posted.  Click Here. Community Dining Days:   Tuesday, Oct. 3rd @ Potbelly’s (4185 W. Irving Park) from 4- 7pm. 20% back to the school. No Flyer needed. Tuesday, Oct. 17th @ Lou Malnati’s (3986 N. Avondale) from 4-10pm. 20% back to the school. Mention fundraiser when ordering. Flyer posted…

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27Sep

Principal’s News – September 27

September 27, 2017                                                                                                                                                                             Dear Parents, We raised $1,658.19 for Hurricane Harvey. The NCEA asked that each student donate a dollar for the Catholic Schools in Houston that were destroyed by the floods. We sent $600.00 from our students to the National Catholic Education Association and the rest of the money was sent…

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20Sep

Wednesday, Sept. 20th

SCHOOL NEWS: No School/Friday, Sept. 22nd. Teacher Inservice Day. The Archdiocese has requested that ALL parents and guardians of students in Catholic schools complete a Household Income (HHI) survey. This is a CONFIDENTIAL survey. Survey responses will be protected and used only by the Archdiocese to determine eligibility for our school and students. The survey will…

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20Sep

Spirit Week & Homecoming Schedule, 9/30 – 10/8

Spirit Week/Homecoming Schedule – Mark your calendars. We welcome all families, parents, alums, fans, BIG RED supporters & neighbors to these events. Saturday, Sept. 30th, 9:30AM-11:30, Football & Cheer Clinics at Gompers Park. (Registration closed 9/20) Monday, 10/2: School Spirit Day, show your pride in school colors. Dress Down Day Tuesday, 10/3: @ Dismissal, Cheer…

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13Sep

Wednesday, Sept. 13th

SCHOOL NEWS: The Soup-er Stadium Challenge asks every Catholic school student, teacher and staff member in the Archdiocese of Chicago to donate at least one non-perishable food item to stock the Catholic Charities’ food pantries. Our goal is to collect enough food to fill every seat in Soldier Field…twice. This effort will provide more than…

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11Sep

Soup-er Stadium Challenge: Sept. 12th – Oct. 6th

We are thrilled to be participating in the Archdiocese of Chicago and Catholic Charities new initiative, the Soup-er Stadium Challenge, this fall, an effort to help eliminate hunger in our community. As shared in the letter from Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and Rev. Monsignor Michael M. Boland, President of Catholic Charities of…

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6Sep

Wednesday, Sept. 6th

SCHOOL NEWS: Friendly reminder to return Chalk Walk T-shirt Pre-order Form and Pledge Sheets ASAP. No School/Friday, Sept. 22nd.  Teacher Inservice Day. PAJAMA DRESS UP/CLASSROOM SIGNUP DAY/DATE: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11TH/PRICE: $40 PER CLASSROOM: Give your child and his/her entire classroom the opportunity to wear pajamas to school with this special dress down day! To make a…

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30Aug

Wednesday, August 30th

SCHOOL NEWS: My monthly parent letter is now posted – click here .  Welcome, Mr. Gordy Malis to the St. Edward faculty. Mr. Malis will be teaching Computer. Please see his staff bio by clicking here.  Parents! We are still trying to fill in Room Representatives for SEPO. It is a critical role. This is an…

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30Aug

Principal’s News – August 30th

August 30, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome back to another school year. We are off to a good start and the weather has certainly cooperated. Hope you all had a relaxed summer with some time for vacation and family time. WE HAVE A PLAYGROUND! Thanks to the many volunteers, both present and…

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30Aug

College Now Advising Seminar – Sept. 20th, 7:30pm

College Now Advising Seminar September 20, 2017 7:30PM Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox) Wondering how to maneuver the financial side of college applications?  Worried that certain schools are out of financial reach?  Put your concerns to rest at the CollegeNow Advising Seminar!  Educational Consultant Geraldine White shares tips and tools for mastering the…

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23Aug

Wednesday, August 23rd

SCHOOL NEWS: Please check your child’s school folder as many important forms were sent home today.  Fun Lunch envelopes need to be returned by Friday.  Welcome, Mr. John Newman to the St. Edward faculty.  Mr. Newman will be teaching Science to the 6, 7, and 8th graders while he awaits a CPS assignment. He is a…

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17Aug

Wednesday, August 16th

SCHOOL NEWS: Welcome, Mr. Luis Romo to the St. Edward Faculty.  Mr. Romo will be our Spanish Teacher this year.  A brief bio will be provided next week. Calling all handymen (and women)! The St. Edward School Playground is scheduled to be installed on Saturday, August 26th. We will need at least 4 volunteers on…

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15Aug

August 15th: Back to School

Back to School E-backpack 1st Day of school reminders: Return completed forms – tuition contract, emergency contact form and medical forms, if applicable.  Send in updated/corrected or confirm family directory listing to website@stedwardschool.com All are invited to coffee and donuts in the main parking lot after 8am drop-off. Used Uniform sale/drop-off & swap ‘n shop all morning,…

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10Aug

Wednesday, August 9th

Summer E-backpack Class Rosters & Important Forms were mailed out the 1st week of August. Reminder to return the completed forms on the 1st day of school.  The mailing included August newsletter – click here to read.  If you have not received this information, please contact the school office.  Reminder to send in updated/corrected or…

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10Aug

Principal’s News – August 1st

August 1, 2017 Dear Parents: We will soon begin another school year and you will once again share your children with us. St. Edward School offers your children a fine academic curriculum, excellent teachers and, most importantly, formation and instruction in the beliefs, values, and traditions of Catholic Christianity. This packet of information is sent…

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4Aug

Lunchroom Fee – pay online

August, 2017 Dear Parents, Lunchtime supervision is provided for children who stay for lunch. The lunch schedule is as follows. Grades Full Day Preschool, K-FD and 1,2,3 /11:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.  Grades 4, 5/11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Grades 6, 7, 8/12:00 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. If you have a child(ren) registered for full…

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4Aug

1st day of School – August 16th, Coffee and donuts

We welcome all new and returning parents for coffee and donuts after 8am drop-off on the 1st day of school, Wednesday, August 16th. (main parking lot)

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4Aug

Movie Night Under the Stars, Friday, August 18th

  Family friendly event.  Movie will start at dusk. Two movie options will be available. G-rated/younger kid movie will play in the church courtyard. PG rated movie will be shown in the main parking lot. Bring chairs, blankets and snacks. Concession stand on-site run by the 8th graders & their parents will sell popcorn, candies,…

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4Aug

Ice Cream Social: Sunday, August 20th, 3-5pm

  Community Event! Join us on Sunday, August 20th from 3PM to 5PM at our annual Ice Cream Social in the gym. Perfect opportunity welcome new families and mingle with existing families! Volunteers needed for this fun welcome-back-to-school event. No ice-cream scooping experience required! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F4EA5A92AAA8-icecream

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2Aug

Wednesday, August 2nd

Summer E-backpack Teacher Update(s):   Welcome Mr. David Cho – St. Edward Physical Education Teacher!  Click here to read his bio. Mrs. Pam Kay will be the moderator of the Before Care Program.  This program allows parents to drop off students as early as 7am.  The program will start Wednesday, August 16th. Ms. Tracy Mortimer…

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23Jul

Monday, July 24th

Summer E-backpack Teacher update:  As mentioned in my June newsletter, Mrs. Amy Marsh Vitale (Kindergarten, Room 104) will not be returning to St. Edward as she plans to stay home with her newborn.  I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Marie Browne Murphy (previously the PreK/3yr old teacher) will now be the Kindergarten teacher in…

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12Jul

Cheerleader Car Wash – Sunday, July 16th, Noon to 4pm

Cheerleader Car Wash. Sunday, July 16th (Noon to 4pm) in front of school – $10 per car. Come out and support our Cheer Team! Go BIG RED….

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10Jul

Tuesday, July 11th

Summer E-backpack 1.) Cheerleader Car Wash. Sunday, July 16th (Noon to 4pm) in front of school – $10 per car. Come out and support our Cheer Team! Go BIG RED…. 2.) The online calendar has been updated for the 2017 – 2018 calendar year and will continue to be updated as events are scheduled or modified.…

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26Jun

Monday, June 26th

Summer E-backpack   1.) Order School Supplies today to avoid the rush in August!  Flyer with more details: School Tool Box Kit Order Info St. Edward School has partnered with School Tool Box again this year so that you can get your school supplies shipped to your house this summer. This is not a fundraiser, but rather…

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26Jun

Little Free Library – Come visit!

  Recently our Third Grade Brownies, Troop 20057, completed a community project which you may have noticed in front of the Minim School. Through some of the funds raised by our 2017 cookie sales, our girls sponsored and completed a ‘Free Little Library’, which is an official lending library. We encourage our community to participate…

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26Jun

School Supplies – Order online and ship to home!

  Order School Supplies today to avoid the rush in August! St. Edward School has partnered with School Tool Box again this year so that you can get your school supplies shipped to your house this summer. This is not a fundraiser, but rather a convenience for you! (And remember if you have the item…

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16Jun

Friday, June 16th

Summer E-backpack Our very own, Fr. Dom, in this week’s Time Magazine!  To read the God Squad article – click here. Be a permanent part of St. Edward’s Legacy Wall –  BUY A TILE program, click here.  An engraved tile can show appreciation for those who are important in our lives and also memorialize loved…

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12Jun

St. Edward’s LEGACY WALL – buy an engraved tile

CLICK Here – to buy an engraved tile  

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9Jun

Friday, June 9th

Summer E-Backpack will be updated and posted every 2 weeks.  Check in over the summer to see updates on school website, E-backpack and the school Facebook page. End of the year school newsletter – click here Coming Soon – Order your school supplies for next year! St. Edward has arranged for School Toolbox to provide school…

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9Jun

Principal’s News – June 2017

Dear Parents, How fortunate that we had such a mild winter which made it possible for us to say good-bye a few days earlier and have a chance for some much needed vacation and rest. Before we know, it will be Wednesday, August 16th and we will be ringing the school bell again. As we…

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31May

Wednesday, May 31st

SCHOOL NEWS: End of year celebrations –  May 31st: 8th Grade Dance, 6pm (La Villa) June 1st: Class of 2017 8th Grade Graduation, 7pm (Church) June 2nd: Fiesta De Verano/Grades 4-7, 3:15 – 4:15, (lower church hall) June 2nd: Talent Show hosted by Student Council, 7-9pm (Buckley Hall) June 4th: 8th Grade Parent Garden Party,…

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24May

Wednesday, May 24th

SCHOOL NEWS: The 2017-2018 Tuition Rates are now posted – click here FIELD DAY SCHEDULE, Friday, May 26th (Students can dress down/Spirit Wear day) PK & K participate in the minim lot from 8:00-9:00 (pretty much right at drop-off) 3rd-5th grades participate in the main lot from 9:15-11:15 1st & 2nd grades participate in the…

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17May

Wednesday, May 17th

SCHOOL NEWS: 3rd annual BIG RED RUN packet pick-up is today, Wednesday, May 17th (3-6pm) in front of school or lower church hall, if inclement weather. You can register on-site today or on race day, Saturday, May 20th (8am until start of race/8:30am). Race day and post party/rain or shine. We are still in need…

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10May

Wednesday, May 10th

SCHOOL NEWS: Tentative 2017-2018 Calendar dates are now available – Click here or print the download pdf posted below. Join us Thursday, May 25th for the Academic & Fine Arts Fair (7-9pm/Buckley Hall). The gym will be filled with artwork in a dazzling array of colors, materials, and styles along with displays of curriculum based special projects across all…

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9May

TENTATIVE* SCHOOL CALENDAR 2017 – 2018

*pending Archdiocese approval August 16: 1st Day of School September 4th: Labor Day, No School September 22nd: Staff Development Day, No School October 9th: School Holiday, No School October 13th: Parent Teacher Conferences, No School November 3rd: Staff Development Day, No School November 22nd:- November 24th: Thanksgiving Break December 22nd – January 8th: Christmas Break.…

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4May

Wednesday, May 3rd

SCHOOL NEWS: My monthly parent letter is now posted – click here . I ask that you also please read the attached Principal Memo. College Now Advising Program offered as a St. Edward fundraiser and hosted by a St. Edward Parishioner and former school parent. Learn about key dates for college aid and how to navigate…

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