I want to thank each of you for your constant support as we complete another school year. As we conclude the school year, I would like to invite all of you to a State of the School Address to be held in the Mason Orchard Auditorium at the north campus at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018. We look forward to sharing the wonderful accomplishments that Pope Francis Global Academy has made this year and our strategic plans for the coming three years.
Congratulations to our Second Graders who received the sacrament of the their First Communion last Saturday and Sunday. Christ is the bread of life and the cup of eternal salvation. May He bring you peace and strength on your journey through life.
Congratulations as well to all of our fourth through eighth grade students who performed beautifully in the International Night! Thank you to all who brought ethnic food to share with the school community; it really helped to make the night a success!
Thank you to all of the parents who have contacted me regarding the Wolf Run. I appreciate all of your support as well as feedback and ideas for making the Wolf Run a fun, memorable activity for all of our students. I will continue to work with Boosterthon and the faculty and staff to ensure a fun morning for everyone.
If you have not had the opportunity to register your child for the Wolf Run, please click HERE and enter the the school access code 981661. If you need any assistance, please let me know.
Also, if you have not yet had the opportunity to re-enroll your kids for next school year, please click HERE to get you started. We are making decisions about staffing and how many classrooms of each level, etc. right now, so the sooner you can do that the better.
I look forward to seeing many of you all over the next few weeks at the various end of year events that celebrate all of the hard work that our students have put in on a daily basis, as well as the State of the School Address. It truly has been a wonderful year at Pope Francis Global Academy. Each moment we have shared as a family has made us stronger and closer as a community.
"Good, better, best; never let it rest.
'Til your good is better, and your better is best."
- St. Jerome
REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEK AND NEXT
TOMORROW - WEAR BLUE TO SUPPORT OUR HEROS IN BLUE
On Friday, May 11 we'll have an out of uniform day for anyone wearing BLUE to support our men and women in blue...the Chicago Police Department! We are lucky to have so many police officers (and other first responder heroes) among our community members...parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends! Say THANK YOU to those in blue by wearing blue on May 11! INFO HERE.
NIGHT AT THE RACES IS SATURDAY
Thanks to all who have bought tickets and horses! We'll see everyone with a ticket on Saturday night. Doors open at 6. Windows open at 6:30 and the first race is a 7! This event has been sold out.
CHRISTMAS TREE SALE CHAIRPERSON/S NEEDED
We are in need of a leadership team for a possible Christmas Tree School Fundraiser in late November/early December. Our BSJ advancement committee will help guide the effort, as well as with marketing the event. If you have the interest and time to take this on - perhaps with a friend as your partner - please contact Jodi Thyen at email@example.com soon as possible. Thank you for considering this fun opportunity to fulfill all of your volunteer hours for next year!!
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ABOUT THE CASTLE QUEST WOLF RUN!
DANCE RECITAL AT THE NORTH CAMPUS
Come enjoy seeing the hard work our North Campus dance students have been putting in this year at their recital on May 17 at 7 pm! MORE INFO HERE.
Congratulations to our Spanish Language teacher, Conrad Wojnar, who will be ordained as a Deacon of the Church on Saturday at Holy Name Cathedral. The picture here is of Mr. Wojnar accepting his certificate of completion from Cardinal Cupich this past weekend. Please join us in prayer for Mr. Wojnar and his fellow Diaconate Candidates as they receive their Holy Orders. If you'd like to watch live on Saturday, the Archdiocese has arranged a live stream of the Mass! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixb0LJcCxZk
LEARNING ABOUT THE LIFE CYCLE OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS
Our kindergartners have been learning about all of God's creation - both plants and animals! They have planted radishes from seeds and are following the transformation of cocoons into butterflies!
DOES SOCIAL MEDIA CAUSE ANXIETY IN KIDS AND TEENS?
Our go-to source for advice in parenting in a digital world, Common Sense Media, has some opinions about this topic.READ MORE HERE.
Our four founding parishes are alive in Christ! There are many activities and special events that our families would surely find helpful and of interest. Please take the time to read through the weekly bulletins of each to see what you might be interested in!
ATTENTION ST. CORNELIUS STUDENTS St. Cornelius is in need of additional altar servers and children's choir members. Third graders and older are eligible. For Confirmation candidates, these are great ministries to help fulfill the parish service requirement. If interested please mail Barbara Hecker (Altar Servers): firstname.lastname@example.org; and Lindsey Adams (Choir):email@example.com
NIGHT PLAYERS TO PRESENT BYE BYE BIRDIE THIS FALL
Auditions will begin soon for the fall musical presented by the St. Tarcissus Night Players! Kids and parents from both campuses are invited to participate. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
Troop 815 has a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, May 12 in the Moody and Irving parking lot. Suggested donation is $10 per vehicle. MORE INFO HERE.