PTO News

Thank you for all your help making the 2016-2017 a success and allowing the PTO to help aid the students and teachers throughout the school year.  The students had an amazing day at the Ballpark yesterday and we were thrilled to be able, once again, to send them on the Field Trip!!

 

Thank you to Brenda Wallace, not only for all your help with PTO, but for all you have done throughout your years here!  We will miss you!!  

If you filled out the PTO Volunteer Opportunities Flyer that was sent home with the students several months ago, we will be in contact soon. We are currently working on the Calendar of Events for the 2017-2018 School Year.  If you did not, there will be one in the School Registration Envelope that will go home shortly with the students.  

We appreciate all your help with our events!  There are Executive Board Positions open.  Please consider joining us to enrich your child's education through the Events and Fundraisers we host.

Keep saving those Box Tops and submitting them to your students Homeroom Teacher!

May 19, 2017

 

Dear IJP Families;

We have had a very busy week around school of the extra-curricular nature! Coming off last Friday’s successful Art Show, the Choir Concert on Tuesday was beautiful, upbeat, and fun! The Show Choir did some great numbers and the full choir had an amazing amount of talented harmonies in their performance. Congratulations to all our fine and performing arts students this year.  The band, choir, drama and art students have done an amazing job. The all-school field trip to the Windy City Thunderbolts game was a success!  We had two students chosen to participate in on-field activities and they did a wonderful job! Also, the 8th grade continued their end of the year festivities with a trip to Great America today and the Kindergarten hosted their annual Lemonade Stand project that helps reinforce the concept of counting and exchanging money. Whew!

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A reminder that all Walk-a-Thon pledge money should be turned in to the school office by this Monday so you are eligible for the prize raffle and so we may tally our fundraising efforts. We are grateful for everyone who participated!

Chromebook turn-in for 6th and 7th grade will take place next week.  6th grade will turn in their Chromebooks on Thursday, May 25th and 7th grade turn in will take place on Friday, May 26th. Please make sure your student has their Chromebook, charger, and case on that day. If there is anything wrong with the Chromebook/charger/case, it needs to be reported to Mrs. Bohne at that time so repairs can be done. Please completely empty the cases and make sure you take any USB devices out of the Chromebook.

At this point of the school year, all tuition should be paid in full. Please check your records for last payments and make arrangements for final outstanding fees for Extended Day and lunch balances.  The new 10-month plan for the 2017-18 school year begins in July.  Registration and Packet Turn-in date will be Tuesday, July 11th.  All information packets will be sent home with your student at the end of the school year. Stay tuned! **NEW** for next year, the mandatory fundraising fee/program will be run a different way.  There will be Raffle Tickets in your Registration Packet that will be due on Registration Day as well.  A more detailed explanation letter will accompany the tickets and an all-school call will be made to remind you to check the registration packet as soon as you receive it.

There will be Extended Day on the last day of school, June 2nd.  Before and After Care will be at the regular time.  The last day of school is a full day with regular lunch periods and classes.

As summer vacation quickly approaches, an additional reminder for your calendar and planning needs:  School Office Summer Hours for the summer are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am-11:30 am beginning June 12th.  The School Office will be closed the week of July 23rd.

The updated, tentative 2017-18 School Calendar is posted under “Current Students, Forms and Links”. The last day of school and graduation date for next year has changed since the first posting. Please check if you are making long-term plans.

Please hold all our graduates in your prayers this coming week.  The Kindergarten students “graduate” on Tuesday evening, May 23rd; the 8th Grade Awards and Dance are on Wednesday, and Graduation Mass is on Thursday, the 26th.  As we celebrate and reflect on beginnings and endings next week, may God bless all our students!

Peace,

Natalie Formica

 
Come cheer on the Soccer teams that are in the finals:
 
Varsity Boys play Saturday at HF (North Field) against
St. Alexander at 6 pm

Junior Varsity will play 
Sunday at 4 pm at Yukich Field 8900 S Kedzie, Evergreen Park against Most Holy Redeemer

 
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls for a great season!
 

As Soccer comes to a close, we would like to thank all the amazing athletes and their parents for another successful year!  We also say goodbye and THANK YOU! to several Board Members.  Amy Simmons Co-Coordinated Girls Volleyball, Greg Brush Co-Coordinated Boys Basketball, and Sam Cutrara our Athletic Director.  Thank you for all your years of dedication to our Athletic Program!       

We are in need of growth and are seeking volunteers to continue re-establishing and building upon the excellent sports program that Infant Jesus of Prague is proud of. Current Board Positions open to interested parties are Board Coordinator, Cheer Coordinator, and Events, Marketing & Communications Coordinator. We will need to fill the roles of Treasurer and Girls Basketball Coordinator and are seeking interested individuals to work alongside our current Board Members for the 2017-2018 School Year.   If you are interested in joining the Athletic Board or have questions and/or concerns. Please email athletics@ijpparish.org.  An informational letter will be included in this years School Registration Packets that will be sent home with the students shortly.  

 

Calling all 3rd-7th Grade Boys interested in the Athletic Program at IJP!!  We are hosting a Boys Night Out this evening from 6-9pm in the School Gym!  Join us!!! FLYER LINK