Wednesday, October 25, 2023

From the Principal

Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will. 

Psalm 40

Hello Everyone!

What a wonderful week we are having as we celebrate Red Ribbon Week!  While the main purpose is a week-long awareness campaign that promotes a drug-free lifestyle, we have added some fun activities, as well as a prayer contest to engage the students.  Special thanks to Student Council for their planning of this week.

Many thanks to St. Emily parishioners, Doss and Suriyakala Samikkannu for their very generous donation of new lunchroom tables.  Sullivan Hall has a brand new look and the students are enjoying their lunch at the new tables.

Thank you also to the Mount Prospect firefighters who came during their off duty hours to carry the tables down into the lunchroom.

Thank you FSA for a delicious lunch last Thursday. What a special treat for our school staff from an extra special group.

Lockdown Drill - Just a reminder that Thursday at 10:00 am. we will  conduct our lockdown drill with the guidance and presence of Mt. Prospect Police Department.  During the drill, no one will be allowed to enter or exit the building. All building occupants participate in the lockdown drills.

Halloween Parade - On Oct. 31, students may wear costumes to “scare away drugs” on our final day of celebrating Red Ribbon Week.  No blood, scary masks, or weapons allowed.  The students will participate in a costume parade as part of our party celebrations.  Parents are welcome to attend.  The parade is set to begin at 2:15. A big THANK YOU to all our parents who have volunteered to run the classroom parties on Tuesday.

Don’t forget! Students will be attending mass on Wednesday, Nov. 1 for All Saints Day instead of on Tuesday next week.  Students are invited to DRESS AS THEIR FAVORITE SAINT on that day.  All students who come dressed as saints, will participate in a procession at the beginning of mass.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Booth

Upcoming Dates - Please mark your calendar:




October 23-31

Red Ribbon Week

October 25

Mundelein Seminary

4th-8th grade field trip

wear regular uniform - no shorts

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

October 31


(no mass today)

Students may wear costumes - no blood, scary masks or weapons

November 1

All Saints' Day

8:30 a.m. mass

 students may dress as saints

November 1

Early Dismissal

1:45 p.m.

Parent Information

Santa's Workshop envelopes are coming home with each K-8 student today.

Please complete the Parish Summer Youth Program Survey by November 1. We will be offering Totus Tuus, VBS, and a STEM/Sports Camp.

School News Page

Effective November 1, shorts are not allowed in school until April 1.

St. Viator Halloween Fun Fair - for children 8 and under TONIGHT

Extended Care Information:


Parent Teacher Conferences - St. Emily's Fall Parent Teacher Conferences for Grades Pre-K3 to 8th will be held on Thursday, November 9. Please SIGN UP for each of your children's conferences with their HOMEROOM teacher at this link. Fill in the required information for the conference once you find available spots in each teacher's schedule. The East Wing teachers (GRADES 4 THROUGH 8) are requesting that your child(ren) attend the conference as it will be a student-directed meeting.  

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

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

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

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 - order deadline extended to Friday, October 27


Piano and Voice Lessons with Mrs. Smith

FSA Thanksgiving Pie Sale Information - orders are due October 27

Mens Pick-Up Basketball

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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