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Thursday, May 24, 2018 - REVISED
 

Dear Pope Francis Global Academy Families,

I would like to start my letter with a BIG thank you to all of our parents and grandparents who came out to volunteer at today’s Wolf Run! From our water volunteers, to our tally markers, to our feet washers, please know that ALL of your SUPPORT is greatly appreciated!! We are very fortunate to have a supportive and strong school community!

A BIG thank you as well to all of our parents who have been actively seeking pledges for our school; with your support we are almost at our goal of raising $30,000 for the Chromebook carts!  Pledging will be open until Tuesday morning so we are hoping that we will be able to reach our goal - to benefit the students! DONATE HERE.

Congratulations to our students for achieving a 96% participation rate!! To celebrate this fantastic achievement, the whole school will have a Pajama Day on Tuesday, May 29th. Please make sure that all pj’s are school appropriate.

I want to also say a BIG thank you to all of you who have reached out to me to express your congratulations on my new role as the official Head of School.  I want to let you know that I truly appreciate your support and confidence in me and how excited I am to be in this new role; I look forward to working with all of the teachers, staff, parents, and the new South Campus Principal as I lead and strengthen Pope Francis Global Academy. Please know that although my announcement stated that I will be the North Campus Principal in addition to Head of School over both campuses, I want to assure you that I will also be present at the South Campus as well so that I can be a part of both school communities as well as work collaboratively with the Principal who will be hired (with interviews beginning on Tuesday). As Head of School I will continue to work in partnership with all of you to strengthen our school and provide the best educational experience possible for your child(ren).

Just to give you a staffing update for next year, Ms. Calhoun (Music), Ms. DalSanto (North Science), Ms. Nitti (Art), and Ms. Wade (South 2nd) have chosen to leave at the end of this school year to pursue other educational opportunities. Mrs. Wagner (South Kindergarten) has decided to stay home with her new baby, and Ms. Vincent (South 7th) and Ms. Fuller (South Resource) will be moving out of state to explore the US and teach in warmer climates. We wish them all the best! Please know that I have already begun the interview process, and I have several highly qualified candidates.

As always, I look forward to seeing many of you over the next couple of weeks at the various end of year events as well as the State of the School Address on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00pm at the North Campus in the Mason Orchard Auditorium.  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.

In partnership,
Margaret Kinel
Head of School
mkinel@pfgacademy.org
773-763-7080 ext.1000

"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

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW OR MONDAY!

ALL SCHOOL PAJAMA DAY TUESDAY, MAY 29
School appropriate pajamas only!
 
WILLY WONKA SCHOOL MUSICALS

STATE OF THE SCHOOL MEETING - MAY 31
North Campus in the Mason Orchard Auditorium at 7 pm

PRE-K END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Friday, June 1 at 9 am at each campus

8th GRADE GRADUATION - JUNE 1
6:30 pm at Our Lady of Victory Parish


LOOKING AHEAD
 
KINDERGARTEN END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Tuesday, June 5 at 9 am at each campus

PARENTS' CLUB DINE OUT NIGHT AT PORRETTAS
Tuesay, June 5 at 5:30. FULL information HERE.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Morning Mass and early dismissal at 11:30 am

 
WHAT A FUN, IF MUDDY, WOLF RUN! CONGRATS TO ALL THE RUNNERS!
Lots of photos Here!
    
 

THERE'S STILL TIME TO PLEDGE TO SUPPORT THE WOLF RUN AND HELP TO PURCHASE CHROMEBOOKS AND CARTS FOR BOTH CAMPUSES!  

Father Mike ran all of his laps today, but you can still pledge a flat donation through Tuesday, May 29!


DONATE HERE!
GRANDPARENTS DAY A BIG HIT FOR BIG AND SMALL
Photos are HERE.
Save the date—next school year’s auction event - HOWL AT THE MOON - will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the St. Cornelius Pacocha Center. Want to be a part of planning the school’s largest fundraiser? Contact Darlene Duggan (duggan5738@comcast.net) for details.
TEACHER CATHY DROUGAS LENDING A HAND!
Our South Campus Junior High English and Religion teacher, and 8th grade homeroom teacher, recently served meals with her alma mater Dominican University at Hepzibah last Sunday.  Hepzibah is a social services organization in Oak Park helping children thrive and families flourish through innovative, community-based programs. That's a beautiful way to model service to others!
SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON GIRL'S SELF ESTEEM

Read on to find out what Common Sense Media has to say about it HERE. 
MONDAY, JUNE 4 - MORE INFORMATION IS 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!

CURRENT BULLETINS
Our Lady of Victory
St. Cornelius
St. Pascal

St. Tarcissus
SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS IN NEED

Please help us spread to word to anyone you know who may be in need. St. Cornelius will be the site of a free lunch program throughout the summer. FULL INFO HERE. 
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.
EDISON PARK SOCCER SIGN UP
Information HERE.
NILES PARK DISTRICT HOCKEY AND LEARN TO SKATE
HOCKEY INFO HERE        SKATING INFO HERE
HOWLER SUBMISSIONS
Submit a PDF FLYER  to the Howler by emailing it to jthyen@pfgacademy.org with the words "Howler Photos" in the subject line. Submit all items by Wednesday 3pm.
VISIT the Pope Francis Global Academy website to learn more about our school!
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