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Friday Thoughts 11/9/18

Dear Parents,


Our Veterans Day events today were so informative for our students and a wonderful tribute to our veterans. We are very grateful to Mrs. Schiller, Mrs. Deering, Dr. Chermak and Mr. Gibson who have worked for weeks gathering information about veterans in our families and neighborhood to share with our students, and planning the day.  Special thanks for the veterans who so generously gave of their time today to answer the many questions of our fifth-eighth graders.


Today marks the last day of the first trimester.  Report cards will go home on Wednesday.  If you have any questions about your child’s performance, our teachers are more than willing to answer them.  This is a good time to commend your child for a job well done or to encourage your child to put forth more effort in the coming trimester. If you haven’t registered for parent-teacher conferences yet, Parent Teacher sign up is located under the Academic tab of our website.


Don’t forget to buy your Queen of Hearts Tickets; the pot is growing quickly! 


Our Sunday mass challenge has really brought our school families together.  All are welcome at 4 p.m. on Saturday, or 8, 10 or noon on Sunday.  Manna is sold after the 4 p.m. Saturday mass and the 10 a.m. Sunday mass.


Speaking of Manna, we are approaching the biggest consumer spending portion of the year.  Don’t miss valuable opportunities to earn your tuition credit, and help our school out in a big way.  Credit cards are accepted at the convent sales (not church) but you can buy today from 1-2:30 or tomorrow from 8:30-9:30 in the convent with a credit card.  Interestingly, the big sellers recently are White Castles and Southwest Airlines.  All Manna forms can be found on the SJF website under the Manna tab.  We have families who have reduced their tuition bill by more than $1000/year!  This is also our school's most important fundraiser.


Pro Labore Dei will be collecting groceries for Thanksgiving dinners for the impoverished families in Robbins. If you would like to help, please fill a shopping bag with handles with the attached items and drop at rectory no later than Friday, November 16th. Giveaway day is November 17th. A monetary donation can also be made and is appreciated and we'll do the shopping. Thank you all so much for your generosity.  (We've estimated each bag should cost approx. $20 with generic items). 

Grocery List:  

  • 2 cans each of: Corn, Sweet potatoes, Green beans or Peas, Cranberry Sauce, & Gravy
  • 1 Large box of instant mashed potatoes 
  • 2 boxes/bags of Stuffing mix
  • A non-perishable dessert such as a tin of fancy cookies or chocolates, etc. 

Thank you for your continual generosity. Have a wonderful weekend.



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