Can you believe that we have only six weeks of school before our last day? Wow, time flies; thank you for yet another tremendous year of blessings and growth! We look forward to a strong finish to the year with our children and thank you for entrusting them to us.
Now that spring has finally sprung, the warmer weather is upon us.With May 1st just around the corner, the option to start wearing uniform shorts will begin. Please remember that the length of the shorts must appropriate for school.
A BIG McThank You!
Thank you to all of our teachers, families, and friends who came out in support of our Pope Francis Global Academy McTeacher Night this past Tuesday night. We are happy to report that the event was a success- especially the apple pies! Thank you to Mrs. Stevens and all of our teachers who worked the event! ClickHEREfor photos of the evening.
Senate Bill 2236
Senate Bill 2236 could be voted on as early as tomorrow and would prohibit tax credit scholarship program donors from receiving a state tax credit in any year the public school minimum education funding level is not reached. We need everyone to take action on this right away. Click HERE to visit the One Chance Illinois - Action Facebook page. ACT NOW
In closing, I ask for your continued support and your prayers for our families, our school, and our four parishes.
Interim Head of School
M.Ed. in School Leadership
"Good, better, best; never let it rest.
'Til your good is better, and your better is best."
- St. Jerome
THURSDAY FOLDER FOR POPE FRANCIS PARENTS
Please check your paper folders for a couple of flyers regarding parish or neighborhood events.
REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEK AND NEXT
JUNIOR HIGH MULTI-SCHOOL DANCE
St. Cornelius will be hosting a Junior High Dance for 6th - 8th graders from Pope Francis, Immaculate Conception, Mary Seat of Wisdom, Queen of All Saints, St. Constance, St. Ed’s, St. Juliana, St. Mary of the Woods, St. Monica’s, St. Robert’s and St. Thecla are invited. INVITATION IS HERE.
International Nights have been schedule for Wednesday, May 9 at the North Campus from 6-8 pm and Thursday, May 10 at the South Campus from 6-8pm. Mark your calendars and invite your friends!
NIGHT AT THE RACES IS COMING UP
Night at the Races has been sold out AND all the horses have been purchased. Thanks to all who have bought tickets and horses! We'll see everyone with a ticket on Saturday, May 12!
Invite your kids' grandparents and special older friends to participate in our Grandparents Day Mass and a Visit to the school! Monday, May 21 at the South Campus and Wednesday, May 23 at the North Campus! Mass is at 8:30 and our visitors will come back to the school after for coffee and cookies and a short visit to the classrooms.
GIFT A GOOD BOOK
The Ministry Effectiveness Committee of Pope Francis Global Academy (a subcommittee of the BSJ), has identified two great books they would like to gift our 5th and 8th grade students.
The first book is geared towards 5th graders and is part of a series called “Chime Travelers.” This book features fun-filled, time-travel adventures with a Catholic message that takes kids to long-ago times and faraway lands.
The second book, “100 Things Every Catholic Teen Should Know,” is focused more on apologetics and is geared towards our 8th graders. It is our hope that they can take these short, simple answers as to what the Church teaches and why we claim it as truth and share it with those they meet.
Would you consider sponsoring a book or two? For $10/book, we will inscribe your name on our custom made donation sticker to be placed on the inside cover of each book. This way, our students will know, first-hand, the support they receive from our entire community. If you are interested in supporting this effort with a donation of $10, $20 or more, please send a check in to either office with a note which says how you would like the inscription to read. Checks can be made payable to “Pope Francis Global Academy.” Please return no later than May 7th, 2018. Thank you in advance from the Ministry Effectiveness Committee.
To both reinforce practical knowledge of our spiritual charter and encourage its faithful execution, the Ministry Effectiveness Committee of our Board of Specified Jurisdiction has created a recognition program dubbed the, “Distinguished Disciple” award.
Pope Francis 8th graders heading to a Catholic High School next year may be interested in the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce's High School Scholarship.
The deadline is May 31. 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!