Wednesday, January 11, 2023

From the Principal

Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

Psalm 24

Hello Everyone!

Catholic Schools Week is coming.  Our full schedule of activities will be sent out next week, but on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 1:00 pm. Mr. Patrick McCaskey, Chicago Bears Vice President, will be addressing the students about the importance of a Catholic education.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Please use this form to reserve a spot since seating will be limited.

Please join us for our CSW Family Mass at 9:30 am. on Sunday, January 29.  Students who attend the family mass in uniform will qualify for a dress down day if they sign the sheet in the church vestibule. Our Open House will follow the conclusion of the mass.

Demolition has begun this week on the Red and Blue playground in preparation for installing the new playground.

Check out our new interactive white boards; we now have 4 in the school for classroom use.  Interactive white boards can help increase student engagement, promote group collaboration, and accommodate different learning styles.

Have an awesome week!

Ms. Booth

Upcoming Dates - Please mark your calendar:




January 13

2nd Quarter Ends

January 16

No Classes

January 16

Knights of Columbus

Free Throw Contest

6:00 p.m.

January 19

Subway Dine & Share

(1724 E. Kensington Rd.)

11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

January 21

FSA Meeting

7:00 p.m.

January 29 - February 3

Catholic Schools Week

Parent Information

Empower Illinois Scholarships: Families can make a reservation for a 2023-2024 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship on January 18, 2023. The registration form will open on the Empower Illinois website at 6:30 p.m. before submission at 7:00 p.m. For more information: About the Scholarships, Instructions for applying, FAQs.

Trivia Night: All adults are invited to put on their thinking caps and attend Trivia Night hosted by the St. Emily teachers on March 4. The registration form is here and is coming home today with your student.

St. Emily Women's Club Paint and Sip: All women of the parish are invited to Paint and Sip with Laura Erickson on Friday, February 3. The registration form is here and is coming home today with your student.

Scholastic Book Fair: Save the dates for the Book Fair - Friday, January 27 and Sunday, January 29 (during the Open House). Please see this letter and link with more information. A flyer is coming home today with your student.

Open House: Save the date for our Open House which kicks off Catholic Schools Week. Please share this flyer with your friends and neighbors!

Spring Athletics Registration is OPEN: Registration is open now until February 3. See the flyer for more details.

Athletics Save the Dates: Picture Day is on February 26; Alumni Games are on April 22; and the Athletic Banquet, for athletes in 7th and 8th grade, is on April 27.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest: January 16 in St. Emily's Gym. Please see flyer for more details.

NEW SES Car Magnets are now available in the Office: Stop by the office to get yours or fill out the order form.

Winter Weather is coming! Don't forget to send your student with boots, hats and gloves for recess. They go outside unless the temperatures are below 12 degrees. If they want to play in the snow, boots, gloves, hats, and snow pants are a must.

Extended Care: Forms are available here and on the school website: Week 21 (1/9-1/13), Week 22 (1/16-1/20), and Week 23 (1/23-1/27).

Updated School Directory: Download here

Absentee Hotline: Please call the Absentee Hotline at 847-296-1163 every day your child is going to be out. Notifying the teacher and/or Mrs. Bruno via phone or email is not sufficient.

Help Wanted: We are in desperate need of a HEAD LUNCH monitor for

Tuesdays and Fridays starting January 17. This is a paid position. Daily lunch volunteers for K-8th grades are also needed, especially in 4th-8th. Contact Mrs. Bruno in the school office, 847-296-3490 or

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

to  or for promotional use.

Thank you!

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