Dear Parents and Guardians,
Catholic schools strive to educate students, instill spiritual and moral values, and guide children toward a bright future. Catholic Schools Week, held annually to highlight the blessings of a Catholic education, is the perfect time to thank you for your support of SIS.
At the heart of Catholic Schools Week is our CSW Mass and Open House. We celebrate the gift of our school at the 8:30am mass on Sunday, January 26th. Our students will participate in the liturgy, and our school choir will be leading us in song! Following mass, the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pancake breakfast in the gym and our entire school building will be open for families, friends, and parishioners to see our classrooms.
In preparation for this special CSW mass, the Diocese of Joliet and the University of St. Francis sponsor Breakfast with the Bishop for all of our schools. Thank you to Sophia Campobasso for representing us this morning at Breakfast with the Bishop. You will find pictures of Sophia at Breakfast with the Bishop on our CSW bulletin board in the main hallway!
Yard Signs – Even though spring is nowhere in sight, we would love to see SIS yard signs scattered through our community as we launch our 2020-2021 registration during CSW. If you would like a yard sign, please let the school office know and we will get one to you asap. If you would prefer to wait until spring that would be fine too.
Tuition Assistance for the 2020-2021 School Year – School board is in the process of finalizing next year’s tuition which will be released Catholic Schools Week; however, it is important for any family interested in receiving financial assistance to complete the FACTS application form. The applications are due March 1st. Detailed information can be found on School Speak.
Gala Updates – We are just over a month away from the Viva Las Vegas Gala! The Gala committee has a great night planned and we can’t wait to unveil the fun and games! Keep an eye on your mailbox early next week for your invitation!
Keep selling those Grand Raffle tickets to your family and friends for entries into the free tuition raffle AND tuition credit! Thank you to the families that have signed up to sell tickets after Mass so far. We appreciate you filling those spots so quickly. Just a few spots remain, so hop on School Speak to help us cover the remaining Mass slots!
2nd grade families – First Reconciliation is Saturday, January 25th at 9:30am in the church. Students should meet in the Fr. John Guiney room no later than 9:15am. Parents may go directly into the church.
Screenagers – Screenagers is a film for parents and guardians that focuses on the effects and difficulties arising from too much screen time (phones, videogames, laptops, etc.) in children and adolescents. The film covers some current concerns such as physical health, sleep, socialization, self-esteem, cyberbullying, sexting, and technology addictions that are rising tremendously in this new age of technology. This film helps to guide parents in how to set appropriate limits with technology, using examples and stories from real families. Representatives from AMITA Health and The Center for Emotional Wellness will be there to answer questions and guide conversations.
Screenagers: Next Chapter
Free Moving Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, January 21st
Barrington High School Auditorium
Don’t forget that tomorrow is FFF and Spirit Wear!
As we enjoy our day off on Monday, please take some time to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King. Dr. King taught us much by his actions and his words. His legacy helps us to understand how to live and how to die. I feel that I could say the same about Cardinal Bernardin and Saint Pope John Paul II.
In the Peace of Christ,