Weekly Update February 9th

February 9, 2017



PRE-REGISTRATION FOR 2017/2018 is due March 15th. It is important that you send your deposit in so that we can make projections for next year and it is also the date that we open registration to our new families. Please use the envelope that was sent home last week.



MID TERM – Friday, February 10th, marks mid term of the 3rd quarter. Progress Reports will be posted on School Speak on this weekend. Please view and “sign” your child’s reports.


BINGO FOR A BUCK – The second grade is inviting you and your family for loads of fun at Bingo this Saturday, February 11th. Only some of the fun includes buying a piece of duct tape for a dollar to duct tape

Ms. Kelly to the wall. A flyer, with all the details, was sent home yesterday.


ATTENTION GRADE 8 PARENTS Mark your calendars – Graduation Pictures are scheduled for Thursday, March 2nd. More info will come closer to this date.


FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS – This is a reminder that if you are planning on volunteering in any capacity this year, you will need to complete the Diocesan required Safe Environment Program. The program, along with all components,  is available on School Speak. If you have completed some paperwork in the past years, please contact the school office to find out which components you are required to do this year. Thanks.


HEALTH UPDATE There is one confirmed case of StrepThrot and Scarlet Fever in the third grade.



The Ben Meyer, Ignacio and Arnold/Dubois families


CHILI FOR CHARITY is Saturday, February 25th, at St. Thomas More in the gym from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. Our very own Ms. Kelly will be a judge for the “mild” category. All proceeds will benefit the local Catholic Schools. For more info or questions contact Chris Gulik at 847-931-9641. Please help support the Knights of Columbus who are very generous to our school.


INTERACT NEWS – The Pennies for Patients representative came to talk about the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. We will begin collecting pennies on March 6th to benefit cancer research.  We made $677 from the art sale which benefits Heifer International.  We are going to buy a stove, chicks, rabbits, lama, a goat, and honey bees.  We also are able to send two girls to school with the money. Thank you to everyone who purchased art.

Reported by the Corresponding Secretary, Nathalia Aguirre


JOIN IN The next meeting of the Parent/Principal Book Club is Monday, February 13th, at 6:30 p.m. in the main office.  Everyone is invited to join us.



Saturday, February 11 – Bingo

Monday, February 13 –  Book Club

Saturday, February 25 – Chili for Charity

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!