St. Luke Parents & Guardians:
I hope you all had a peaceful Easter weekend. The stay at home order was acutely felt this weekend, as we were not able to gather at this very important time in our faith calendar. Like everything since March 13, we find new ways to do those things that are important in our lives.
I want to thank Fr. John for continuing our school Masses each Wednesday morning at 8:30. We have been challenged to continue the education process of our children using e-learning, but we also need to continue to practice our faith as a school community. I encourage our children and families to join us every Wednesday to remotely share Mass together. Masses are broadcast live on the St. Luke Parish Facebook page.
There has been no word yet from Governor Pritzker about any decision to extend the stay at home order and the impact this will have on schools. We are anticipating that the order will be extended into May, and our teachers will continue to design and deliver e-learning lessons. Several governors from other states have already canceled school for the remainder of the school year, so it would seem not out of the realm of possibility that it could happen in Illinois as well. In any event, we will adjust our plans and calendar as we go.
In anticipation that the stay at home order will extend into May, and we will be continuing e-learning into May, we will need to consider postponing the following:
Communion – 4/25
May Crowning – 5/6
St. Jude Trike-a-thon – 5/8
Grade Dance – 5/9
How and when we will be able to reschedule these events will depend on the directions received from the governor and the Archdiocese.
As we deal with the e-learning process, please continue to communicate with your teachers as we collectively find ways to continue teaching and learning. We realize and appreciate the sacrifices everyone is required to make, and our focus remains to be our children.
You continue to be in my prayers.