Notes from Ms. Kelly…:)

Each year, in January, the National Catholic Education Association sponsors Catholic Schools Week which is a celebration of Catholic education in the United States. As a school community, we work together each year to come up with ways to celebrate different aspects of Catholic education each day of the week. While it is a fun-filled, busy week, the true emphasis is on the blessing of being able to share our faith with our students in an environment that helps them to grow into caring, productive members of our world. That is, quite frankly, very humbling. As a newer member of the St. Laurence family, I see this embraced through the dedication and caring of our staff, parents, volunteers, and parish family. It takes a village.

With that said, please look for the calendar of events beginning on Saturday with the 4:00 Mass. We welcome everyone to share this week with us.

The next Sharing Our Gifts event is tonight and is entitled Pizza and Pinochle. It begins at 5:30 and is being hosted by Gene Salzmann. Please RSVP to 1-847-347-9585 if you are interested.

The next meeting of the Principal/Parent Book Club will be on February 13th at 6:30. We are reading Seven Riddles to Nowhere by A.J. Cattapan. We welcome everyone to join us.

I am very pleased with the response to the parent survey. I have already received about 45%. If you have not had a chance to complete one, there is still time. I will be sharing the results in the coming weeks.

In addition, I will begin to make calls to the future families that you have provided. If you have names, please send them in. We will waive the Trifecta requirement if a family you send to us enrolls for next school year.

Last, but not least, please like our Facebook page if you have not done so already.  If you have time to write a review, that would very helpful as well. Thank you in advance for all of your help! I truly appreciate it!

As always, have a wonderful weekend with your families! Hope to see everyone at Mass tomorrow at 4:00 and at the Italian Dinner/Art Auction! God bless!

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