28Feb

Principal’s News – February 28th

February 28, 2018 Dear Parents, Believe it or not, we are only a few weeks away from spring. We have had a little taste of it in the past few weeks. What a welcomed change? You received a letter on Friday regarding my plans for next year. I just want to assure you that I…

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21Feb

Wednesday, Feb. 21st

SCHOOL NEWS: School Dates: Early Dismissal, Friday, March 9th, 11:30am March 9th at 11am/Trinity Irish Dancers to perform before Early Dismissal.  All parents, neighbors, extended family and friends are invited to this event.   Looking for something totally gnarly to do on Friday, March 2nd?! Student Council has your back! Come join us for a righteous…

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15Feb

Auction: Big Rad 80’s, April 21st, 6:30 – 11pm (Get Tickets, Sponsor, Donate)

        2018 SponsorshipPackages – Click & Download Form         2018 Big Red Auction Donation – Click & Download Form   Buy Raffle Tickets: Click Here

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14Feb

Wednesday, Feb. 14th

SCHOOL NEWS: School Dates:   No School, Monday, Feb. 19th Early Dismissal, Friday, March 9th, 11:30am MOVIE NIGHT (2/24) – Register Now-click here  Reserve a spot today to ensure your child(ren) get to participate.  We will be showing two movies in the gym/club room this year:  Leap will be showing in the club room with Wonder showing in the gym. This…

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7Feb

Wednesday, Feb. 7th

SCHOOL NEWS: School Dates:   No School Friday, Feb. 9th No School, Monday, Feb. 19th Father Daughter Dance will be held on Friday, February 16th.  Flyer posted below. Teacher Requests – Teacher Request Policy Letter for 2018 – 2019 Big Rad 80’s Auction:  We need your help: Donation Form – Looking for donations, big and small.…

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31Jan

Wednesday, Jan. 31st

SCHOOL NEWS: My monthly newsletter is now posted – click here School Dates: 9am start on Friday, Feb. 2nd (**Please note there will be no Before Care offered this day as all teachers and staff will be enjoying Breakfast as an appreciation celebration hosted by SEPO**) No School Friday, Feb. 9th No School, Monday, Feb.…

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31Jan

Principal’s News – January 31st

January 31, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                Dear Parents, We are in the midst of Catholic Schools Week. Thank you to all of the families who made Discovery Sunday such a big success. We had a wonderful turnout and appreciate all those who helped in any way. As you know the flu is rampant in our country. We…

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25Jan

Wednesday, Jan. 24th

SCHOOL NEWS: School Dates:  9am start on Friday, Feb. 2nd No School Friday, Feb. 9th No School, Monday, Feb. 19th Catholic Schools Week calendar – check out the schedule for daily happenings. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK – Jan. 2018 Big Red Raffle tickets went home this week.  The buy 3 get 1 free will be extended through…

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17Jan

Wednesday, Jan. 17th

  SCHOOL NEWS: It is time for pre-registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Pre-registration enrollment figures are used as a baseline to estimate enrollment for the next school year and are an essential first step in the school’s budgeting process. This process is used to determine staffing needs and the tuition rates we set each…

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10Jan

Wednesday, Jan. 10th

SCHOOL NEWS: No School Days: Monday, Jan. 15th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Musical Theatre/Winter Performance of Mary Poppins on Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 2:30pm & 5pm.  New this year – purchasing tickets is not required. Suggested donation (optional) at the door. Discovery Sunday on January 28th kicks off Catholic Schools Week.  Our most comprehensive…

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21Dec

Principal’s News – Dec. 20th

December 20, 2017 Dear Parents, Merry Christmas to each of you and your family and friends. May you have a happy and healthy New Year. Know of my prayers for all of you. Thanks to all of you for the many toys that you sent for our sharing parish, St. Thomas of Canterbury. There was…

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20Dec

Wednesday, Dec. 20th

SCHOOL NEWS: Snow Ball Dance:  Thursday, Dec. 21st.  Grades 6th-8th (and alumni), 6:30- – 8:30PM.  See flyer below for details.  Permission slip is mandatory for attendance. Chess Scholars: (Grades K – 8) Mondays, January 22nd – March 19th 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. No class: 2/19 (8 Classes) To sign up for Chess Scholars, click here  Enter class…

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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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