F&S Dashboard: St. Benedict Prep Faculty & Staff Weekly Newsletter

Middle School Notes

Dear St. Benedict Teachers & Staff,

Congratulations on an awesome and memorable last week! You did it!! Thank you all for your dedication and care for all that you do. 

Please remember to back up your files up. I have provided the instructions below. Report Cards are due tomorrow at 10am. Please make sure you take the time to find the final grade (T1 +T2 +T3)/3

Please review the schedule for PD week as well as the locations of the meetings. Please bring something to write with and your laptops.  


Best always,

Ms. Deletioglu - Head of Middle School

Important Dates:

  • Monday, June 11th - Report Cards Due (6th, 7th and 8th) at 10am 
  • Monday, June 11th - Friday, June 15th - Professional Development Week

In this Issue:

  • PD Tuesday (NEW)
  • Google Drive Download (NEW)
  • NCEA Present (NEW)
  • Service Project Ideas needed (NEW)
  • Resources Active Shooter
  • Notes of Encouragement for Ethan Li
  • ID Replacement
  • Lesson Plans
  • Do Not Photo List

Professional Development Week 

Monday - 8AM to 3PM -

8 am  - 10 am: Report Card Work time

10 am - Noon: MS Year in Review (In Rm 331) 

Noon - 1pm: BYOD Lunch 

1pm - 2pm: MS Discipline Review   (In Rm 331)  

2pm - 3pm: Read Around the Block  Meeting (In SS Library)

*Continue to work on end of year checklists & File Backup/Transfer

Tuesday - 8AM to 3PM - 

8 am - 9 am: Calendar Planning (All SS in SS Library)

9 am - 11 am: 2018- 2019 Planning Time (All SS in SS Library)

  • House 
  • Lunchroom 
  • Student Behavior 
  • Holy Fire/Retreat
  • Schedule 
  • Inclusion 

11 am - Noon: BYOB Lunch 

Noon - 3pm: Work on end of year checklists 

Wednesday June 13th - 8AM to 3PM - TUCKPOINTING BEGINS ON BUILDING ONE on the south end

8AM- 11:30AM Office 365 Transition, productivity tools, etc ,  4-8th and HS  Room 335-37,  EC & Parish  Room 332; Elementary in room 331


11:30-12 - Thanks/and such

12PM - Lunch PIZZA (more than likely) 

12:45 - afternoon stuff until 3PM

Thursday June 14th  8:15AM to 1:30PM

Heidenreich Hall - One Note training in assigned areas

All returning teachers - in respective grade level groups; non returning teachers can work on packing up and end of year check lists 

8:30AM - 1:30 PM   ½ hour break for lunch - boxed lunch

3:00 Trolley Departs from school

Friday June 15th  8AM to noon

Check out day

Exit interviews for staff who are leaving

Google Drive Backup


Here is a step-by-step instruction on how to download data from Google Drive to your local computer going forward for the Office transition.  Click HERE 

Remember, Google data will not be deleted, it will remain there going forward. Take documents at your own speed; do not worry about having everything dragged over at once.  Best practice is to drag documents over on an individual need basis.  This way you only bring what you need and discard what is not used anymore. More than likely, the majority of the documents you have are out of date and wasting space.

Contact the Tech department at any time with any questions you have in the process.



Interested in Presenting at NCEA National Conference Next Spring? (added 4.22)

NCEA Call for Proposals  - NCEA has now opened the Call for Proposals website. OCS is encouraging Archdiocesan educators to submit proposals. The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, June 4! Please use the following link to access the application form: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=PAQBGQGB
Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding a professional development proposal you are thinking of submitting to NCEA.

Service Project Ideas Needed

During the Summer, Kim McMillan and I (Erico Ramirez) will be leading a group of Middle School students in a week of service on campus, in the community, and in the Greater Chicago area. In the past we have done service projects at the school. This year, we would like to enhance the service that is completed on campus. This is scheduled to happen in the last week of June (6/25-6/29).

We're looking for ideas from teachers about possible service opportunities that can be done around the school. We wanted to specifically ask the teachers because we have that fine-tuned perspective from walking through these hallways daily. Examples might include: painting part of a hallway, clearing bulletin boards in shared spaces, help with moving classrooms, etc.

Please complete this Google Form by next Friday, June 1 to write in your ideas. Please keep in mind that this is an effort to stimulate brain storming. We are not ensuring that your suggestion will be completed but are in need of suggestions.

Some short articles and VIDEOS on School Safety Practices regarding Active Shooters 

 Catholic School Teacher:  Safety in Our Classrooms (CLICK)

FEMA Resources on Active Shooter Precautions (CLICK) 

Good video training with some helpful suggestions (Click) 

Video shows how a teacher talks to elementary students (Click)  

Video shows another drill practice (some things school specific) (Click)

A Training Video that give some more good ideas (CLICK) 

Video: Sheep, Shepherd, Wolf Drill for Young Children (CLICK) 

Send Ethan Li Some Notes of Encouragement

A CaringBridge Site was created for Ethan. It‘s a caring social network to help people stay connected with family and friends during a health event. Visit Ethan‘s site often to stay updated and share messages of encouragement and compassion.

Visit online

Site Link: https://www.caringbridge.org/public/ethanli

Site Name: ethanli

Addendum to the Technology Acceptable Use Policy Effective October 19, 2017

Under "Unacceptable Uses of the St. Benedict Parish & Preparatory School Network" the following item was added:

The following are unacceptable uses of the SBPPS network:

  • The school uses a web proxy and content filter both on campus and on the cloud. Any attempt to bypass these services in any fashion is strictly prohibited.

Any student or employee to attempts to bypass the school security services will face disciplinary consequences.

ID Replacement 

If a student needs a replacement of ID, lanyard or sleeve, the prices are as follows:

Sleeve - $2

Lanyard - $8

ID - $5

Lesson Plans

I will continue to be checking them and commenting on them as well as your materials.  Please make sure you keep your folders updated and current.  The following is a great resource for lesson plan development.  Click here

Do Not Photo List Middle School 6 - 8

Eva Grbavac - 6th grade

Regarding Lunch and Recess Duty

During Recess Duty please make sure all posts are covered.  It is important we maintain 100% supervision coverage of our students.

As Lunch Rotation continues, please remember to be positioned at key locations i.e milk & lunch line.  Remember full supervision is expected for the entire time.  Make sure to get the students quiet using voice level 0 and dismiss by tables.


Detentions start this week.  Please note that every time you write a detention you must email the parent and student as well as cc’ myself.  You will then need to put the detention slip into Kathy Moore’s mailbox. The student is given the yellow copy and the white copy is the office copy.  They must be put in Kathy’s mailbox by 3:30pm that say, in order for the detention to be served the following day.  All behavioral detentions are served in the Art Room during MS Recess and Lunch (depending if it is a 30 min or 60 min). Tardy detentions are served in the morning.