Dear Elementary School Families, 

We are in the midst of Parent-Student- Teacher Conferences. It is great seeing you all. Please take the time to read through the updates below. Please note that heading and vision screenings for PS -3rd grade start next week. We are looking forward to our upcoming Halloween celebrations as well.

Many blessings! 

  • Rachel Waldron - Head of Lower School

  • Mary Deletioglu - Head of Upper School


Upcoming Dates to Know

  • Fright Walk Dates: October 19, 20 (7:30-10pm ); October 21 (1:15-3:30pm ); October 26/27 (7:30-10 pm)

  • Friday, October 19th - 1st Trimester Conferences 8-11AM - No School for Students

  • Monday, October 22nd - Wednesday, October 24th - Hearing and Vision Screenings for PS-3rd grade

  • Wednesday, October 31st - Halloween celebrations

  • Thursday, November 1st - All Saint’s Day - Mass at 1:45 for Grades 1-5 - Dress uniforms, please!


In this Issue

  • Benny’s Best

  • First Trimester: Parent - Student - Teacher Conferences

  • 4th and 5th Grade Conference Sign -Up Genius

  • 3 Point Athletics

  • Cheerleading Club begins Soon

  • Upcoming Programs at the Mad Science Lab 1053 N. California Ave

  • Second Grade Sacraments Dates and Deadlines

  • Benedictine Children's Chorus for SBPS Students

  • How to Become an Approved Volunteer


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3Point Athletics DAY OFF CAMPS AT ST. BENS

Stay ahead of the 2018 school calendar, and continue to prepare for those days off from school! Come join the 3Point Team for our exciting & fun, All Sports & Games Day-Off Camps. Open to the public, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, campers will go through a full day of sports, games and activities to help keep your skills sharp and athletic activity at a high level! You can find out more information on their website as well: http://www.3pointathletics.com/

2018 Day Off Camp Dates  (Click here for Information)

  • Friday, October 19th  

  • Friday, November 9th 

  • Wednesday, November 21st 

  • 2019 Camp Dates & Holiday Camp Dates will be coming soon!!!!!

Day Off Camp Details 

WHO:  Boys & Girls, Grades K – 5th  

WHERE: 

  • Ackerman or Big Gym 

  • (2215 W. Irving Park) 

  • (3941 N. Bell)  

  • Enter at courtyard doors 

COST (Checks made to 3Point Athletics): 

  • $60.00 For One Day, $50.00 for multiple days 


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COME TO FRIGHTWALK

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR FOR MORE INFORMATION

FrightWalk Hours
October 19,20 7:30-10
October 21 1:15-3:30
October 26/27 7:30-10

SIGN UP TO WORK AT FRIGHTWALK 2018!

ST. BEN’S 8TH GRADERS: Are you ready to enter the Frightwalk Zone? Sign up to work at Fright Walk
PARENTS: Make it a Family Fright Zone! We need parents to work the doors, concessions, and more!

CLICK HERE TO WORK AT FRIGHWALK



Second Grade Sacraments Dates and Deadlines

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION


Benedictine Children's Chorus for SBPS Students

We are pleased to once again offer Benedictine Children's Chorus for SBPS students in grades 3-5. In the coming season, the children will have numerous opportunities to perform for their peers as well as around Chicagoland. Some highlights include a performance of John Rutter's "Mass of the Children" with the Ravenswood Symphony, as well as a performance at a Chicago Wolves hockey game. We are very excited to begin another year of learning and music with this group. We hope that you consider joining us! Click here for more information. 


How to Become and Approved Volunteer: Compliance Procedures for All Volunteers

The St. Benedict Prep community welcomes volunteers to help provide students with the best educational environment and opportunities possible.  We depend on family support to carry out our mission to inspire and cultivate a balance of faith, academic excellence, and individual talents in a diverse setting.

ALL VOLUNTEERS need to complete the following training and forms before they can volunteer for the school or parish events that involve positions of trust or working with children:

1.  Complete an online criminal background check.  CLICK HERE to begin the process. A few notes about the registration page: The access code is "protection"; choose "Archdiocese of Chicago", not "Religious Community...Volunteer."  Once the registration page is completed, a checklist of pages to complete will follow. All pages must be completed before you can submit the background screening.

2.  Attend Virtus/Protecting God's Children for Adults.  Go to www.virtus.org, and select Registration on the left panel. Note: all participants must pre-register online to attend. Upon completion you will be given a certificate which should be turned in to the school.

3.  Read and sign the Code of Conduct form and turn in to the school.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the Code of Conduct form.

4.  Complete Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking Form (CANTS).  Return completed form to the school. CLICK HERE for a copy of the CANTS form.

We do not want to disappoint any potential volunteers or turn any volunteers away. If you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Christine Clardy at cclardy@stbenedict.com or Ms. Rachel Gemo at rgemo@stbenedict.com. You may also check with Mrs. Dodovich (cdodovich@stbenedict.com) in the office to confirm that all your requirements are fulfilled to be a volunteer at SBPS, including being a chaperone on a field trip. 

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