Wednesday, October 18, 2023

From the Principal

I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.

Psalm 23

Hello Everyone!

Now that cold and flu season are upon us, I thought it would be helpful to review the existing Covid policy. The Archdiocese of Chicago lifted all COVID-related restrictions and protocols following the May 2023 expiration of the public health emergency. For the 2023-2024 school year, COVID will be treated like other similar viruses. If a student or staff member experiences symptoms of any virus, they should stay home until symptoms have resolved for 24 hours. There are no minimum exclusion lengths, masking requirements, or reporting protocols.

With all that is going on in our world, I thought you might find the following article from Common Sense Media titled “How do I talk to my kids about violence in the news?” helpful.

On Monday we kick off Red Ribbon Week, an alcohol, tobacco, smoking, drug, and violence prevention awareness campaign. Student Council has planned a week of fun dress down days and activities. The schedule is here and will also be coming home today.

Pumpkins for our annual Pumpkin Walk are due on October 24 between 7:45-8:00 a.m. All rules and contest details are here and will also be coming home today.

Lockdown Drill - St. Emily School is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and staff.  As required by the Illinois School Safety Drill Act, schools must conduct a law enforcement lockdown drill in case of an active threat within our building.  With the guidance and presence of the Mt. Prospect Police Department, we will conduct our lockdown drill on Thursday, October 26 at 10:00 am.  During the drill, no one will be allowed to enter or exit the building. All building occupants participate in the lockdown drills: students, staff, and any visitors who may be in the building at that time.

Prior to the drill, the students are briefed by their teacher in an age-appropriate manner so that they know what to do in the event of a lockdown situation being called.  If you would prefer to not have your child participate in the drill, please have them arrive after 10:30 on that date.  

A big SHOUT OUT to our cross country team! The Varsity Girls team Zuzanna, Ashley, Charlotte, Giulianna, Yuli, Eva, and Michela captured 16th place in the state and Zuzanna and Ashley placed in the top 50 runners. I am very proud of the whole team!.

Have a great week!

Ms. Booth

Upcoming Dates - Please mark your calendar:




October 19

Parent/Tot Playtime

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Gym

October 19

MOD Pizza Dine & Share

10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

October 23

St. Emily Girls Volleyball Pack the Gym

6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

October 23-31

Red Ribbon Week

October 24

Pumpkin Walk Pumpkins Due

7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

October 25

Mundelein Seminary

4th-8th grade field trip

October 26

Pumpkin Walk Voting

bring coins for voting

October 27

Jr. High Dance

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

October 29

Trunk or Treat

Hot Dog Meal Order

3:00-4:30 p.m.

North Lot

Parent Information

Volunteers needed for Santa's Workshop. The link to register is here.

St. Emily Girls Volleyball PACK THE GYM - October 23

St. Emily Family T-shirt ORDERS due on Friday!

Please return your baby bottles to the office THIS WEEK.

Lost and Found is overflowing! Please ask your children to check the lost and found table in the hall or stop by during school hours to look for items.

School News Page

Big Shoulders Fund Tax Credit Scholarship still has funds available for this year. The application closes on Friday, October 20. The fist step application is here.  

Rolling Meadows Park Districts’ Youth Hockey Program

ScreenStrong Workshop at Mt. Prospect Public Library

Peer Mentor Program for Musical Theater

St. Emily Women's Club Coat Drive

Extended Care Information:


Winter Athletics Registration is OPEN: 3rd-8th grade Girls Basketball, 3rd-8th grade Boys Basketball, and 5th-8th grade Girls Cheerleading. (For Basketball - 3rd graders will play up on a 4th or 5th grade team; For Cheerleading - 5th graders are now also welcome to participate)

Trunk or Treat - Hot Dog Meal available for Pre-Order to benefit the 8th Grade Ribbon Day Trip - orders due October 23


Piano and Voice Lessons with Mrs. Smith

FSA Thanksgiving Pie Sale Information - orders are due October 27

Mens Pick-Up Basketball

FSA Taffy Apple Sale information - orders are due TOMORROW, October 19

Mt. Prospect School of Classical Ballet and Studio Impulse dance programs

5th-8th Grade Girls are invited to Join Cheer! - deadline October 22

Catholic High School Event Information:

Catholic Faith and Sisterhood Spiritual Fitness Sessions

FSA Dine & Share Program

Hot Lunch Program (Pre-K4-8th):  Got Lunch? Create an account and order online:  

NEW Absentee Hotline Number: (224) 500-3743.

2023/2024 Calendar available here. October calendar available here.


Parents, email your photos of student activities as an attachment,

to [email protected] or [email protected] for promotional use.

Thank you!

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