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 Thursday, Oct. 5th! We need 2 more volunteers.  Please let us know if you can help out that day. Parents are needed to help our students look and feel their best and to keep the lines moving and efficient. Follow this link to sign up. Thanks!

Pack the Gym Night, Thursday, 10/5:  Let’s cheer on our Girls Basketball teams during Spirit Week!   Games start at 5pm/5th, 6pm/6th, 7pm/7th and 8pm/8th.  Concessions open and student cheering section open – please consider signing up to help monitor the section and stage for the safety of players and fans.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aa5ad2fa4ff2-pack

Soup-er Stadium Challenge ends Friday, 10/6.  Collection boxes are at the main entrance across from the school office. The 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.

Chalk Walk, Friday, 10/6 – Wear your Chalk Walk T-shirts, No FSP lunch!  Pep Rally will start at 2:15pm.

Homecoming, Saturday, 10/7:  Mass at 8:15am, Parade at 9:15am, JV at 10:30am, Varsity at Noon, Family friendly DJ dance event at 6:30pm.  We need LOTS of volunteers to make this day a great event.  Please consider helping.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aa5ad2fa4ff2-bigred

  • No School/Monday, Oct. 9th. Columbus Day.
  • No School/Friday, Oct. 13th. Parent Teacher Conferences. 

Community Dining Days:

Tuesday, Oct. 17th @ Lou Malnati’s (3986 N. Avondale) from 4-10pm. 20% back to the school. Mention fundraiser when ordering. Flyer posted below and attached in online calendar on date of event. Carry-out & delivery excludes online ordering.

Calendar Reminders

GAMING NIGHT – OCT 14TH (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM) Reserve a spot today for this sure to sell out event! This event is sponsored by the 6th & 4th grade classes. Who can attend? Any child K – 8th. Cost: $40 for 1 child, $60 for 2 kids & $75 for 3+ kids (all kids must be in the same immediate family for group rates to apply) Sign up now – click here!

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 only take five minutes for you to complete. The survey can be accessed by clicking this link. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Polish. The survey is open indefinitely.

REMINDERS:

Won’t you help us with Tour Tuesday/Oct. 10th? Join us in welcoming prospective families! Volunteers are needed from 8:30 to 10:30 on the second Tuesday of the month to work the registration desk and mingle with prospective families (coffee and donuts are served!) Sign Up for our Upcoming Tour Tuesday on October 10th:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0944a9a72aa4f85-tour
Can’t volunteer? Please help share the Tour Tuesday message via social media, share the flyer (posted below) and dates of upcoming Tour Tuesdays (10/10, 11/14, 12/12 and 2/13) with family, friends, neighbors and your community organizations.

YOUTH PROGRAM NEWS:

Golf Outing, Sunday, October 8th. Foursome rate is $500. Foursomes still available and includes golf for 4, drinks on the course, lunch & 3 hr post dinner party at the Irish Heritage Center. Tickets for only post party available, too. Contact Mike Kelly directly at coachkelly75@yahoo.com

Due to many factors, we have decided to delay the start of Bitty Basketball until Oct 28th. Click here for registration form. Bitty ball is primarily held on Sunday mornings in the school gym and is for Pre-K 3yr olds to 4th Grade.

PARISH NEWS:

Get your tickets now: Late Nite Catechism at St. Ed’s. Saturday, Nov. 4th. Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm.

Be a part of St. Edward’s LEGACY WALL – ORDER NOW FOR FALL INSTALLATION!
We established the Legacy Wall program to raise funds to update Buckley Hall (Gym) and to give people the opportunity to express their appreciation to St. Edward, recognize events and to memorialize loved ones. The first project that we hope to accomplish is the installation of a new Gym floor. It has been repaired many times through the years and now has passed the point of repair and needs replacement. Consider purchasing a personalized tile. Our goal is to have 100 orders for engraved tiles by early October. We currently have orders for more than 80 tiles. You can place an order online at www.bricksrus.com/order/sted or use an order form. Order forms are available in the back of church or at the Rectory Office.

NEW/RECENT FORMS:

Lunchroom Fees Letter Due 10012017 
Lou Malnatis Community Day on Oct. 17th 
HC Day schedule general 2017 
SPirit Week schedule general 2017
Souper-Stadium Letter cardinal
Souper-Stadium Letter from Sister Marie Michelle
October Tour Tuesday

Bitty Basketball Registration Form, Fall 2017
Liturgy Schedule 2017-2018
2017-2018Creative Corner/After School RegistrationForm
2017-2018Creative Corner ParentLetter
Big Red Golf Outing Parent Flyer 2017
Family Directory Info Form

“FUN”DRAISING/UPCOMING EVENTS:

SPIRIT WEEK ACTIVITIES

  • Wednesday, 10/4: Accent Day. Wear your team sport jersey/shirt (CHANGED since 10/5 is school Picture Day) AND @ Dismissal, BIG RED spirit item giveaway
  • Thursday, 10/5: Pack the Gym Night. SFB @ Ed’s. Let’s cheer on all of our Girls Basketball teams. BIG RED student section will be open! Games are at 5pm-8pm for the respective grade. Concessions available.
  • Friday, 10/6: Homecoming Pep Rally at 2pm.
  • Saturday, 10/7: Homecoming Day/ Mass (8:15am), Parade (9:15am), Games (JV@10:30 and V @ Noon, Cheer clinic will cheer @ JV game, Football clinic will scrimmage during JV halftime) & Family friendly Dance (6:30-10pm).
  • Sunday, 10/8: Golf Outing

Oct. 5th: Picture Day

Oct. 6th: Chalk Walk.  No FSP Lunch.

Oct. 9th: No School. Columbus Day

Oct. 10th: Tour Tuesday, 9 – 10:30AM

Oct. 11th: Yankee Candle Orders Due

Oct. 13th: No School. Parent Teacher Conferences.

Oct. 14th: Gaming Night (Sign-up Event)

Oct. 15th: TRIP Sales, 10-10:45am, Lower Church Hall

Oct. 20th: Student Council Dance, 6-9pm