March 28, 2018
Holy Week is upon us. May you garner the graces and blessings of this sacred season. Please check the St. Edward Church website for the times of services during the Triduum, the Easter Vigil Service and Masses on Easter Sunday.
Congratulations to Jennifer Hegener, mother of Matthew in Rm. 202, who will join the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil. Our prayers are with you, Jennifer, and your family.
Our students recently completed another Interim Assessment for ACT Aspire in Reading and Math. We will, again, study the areas that need improvement for our Summative ACT Aspire Test that will be given in April.
The McNulty/Kelly Corned Beef Dinner was another success. Thanks to all who worked and supported this wonderful event which raises money for High School Scholarships for our eighth graders. It is always a great time to visit with the alumni. My special thanks to the McNultys and Kellys for their very generous gift to me. I was humbled by your words and thoughtfulness.
Our school will be involved in a new reading and writing program called ThinkCERCA. The Archdiocese purchased the program and chose five schools to participate in this initiative. Matthew Bates, Tracy Mortimer, and I went to a three hour training last Monday. The students in grade seven will begin a shortened version of the program after Easter. Next year we will implement it for the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
The 6, 7, and 8 graders had a presentation on the “Theology of the Body” given by the Archdiocese of Chicago. The speaker gave a presentation at the last SEPO Meeting to educate parents regarding the Internet and Safety.
Congratulations to Barbara Carabio, fourth grade teacher in Rm. 202, who was a runner-up as the Illinois Cheerleading Coach of the year. Kudos to Barb and her cheerleading squads!
The students received the Sacrament of Reconciliation during school on Monday. Today they presented the Living Stations of the Cross. It is always a very prayerful presentation.
May you have a wonderful relaxed and restful break. Classes will resume on Monday, April 9th, as we begin the final countdown of the 2017-2018 school year.
Easter blessings to all of you.
Sister Marie Michelle, OP.