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

Middle School Notes

Dear St. Benedict Teachers & Staff,

Happy almost May everyone!  Keep up the good work that you are doing for our students. I am sending my blessings for those teachers and students that will be partaking in the last Kairos of St. Benedict.  Please keep them in your prayers.  With warmer weather finally upon us, students can wear their khaki shorts now.  We will meet this Tuesday, April 28th in Rm 331 for PD in order to meet to discuss the student evaluation forms for NJHS.  Time will be dedicated to completing them.  One thing to keep in mind, even though it is a month in advance, is 8th grade finals and grades.  Please keep in mind that once 8th graders complete their finals, their grades are to be completed as soon as possible in order to determine which students can walk and earn their diploma.  

My schedule to be at Lane for this week is as follows: 

  • Monday - 12:00 - 3:30pm
  • Friday - 12:00 - 3:30pm

I will also be out of the building on Thursday May 3rd for the ArchDiocese of Chicago.  

 If you need to reach me, please don't hesitate to text or call me.  Additionally, please reach out to Erika if anything is needed in the moment.  I appreciate your support and care of each other and our students.  Go Bengals! 

Many blessings,

Mary Deletioglu, Head of Middle School

Important Dates:

  • Monday, May 14th - MS Awards due today to Kathy Moore (printed and signed) *Color printer available in Rm 222 as well as advancement office  
  • Tuesday, May 15th - 8th Grade Ribbon Mass in Church and 6th & 7th Integration Day (MS)
  • Thursday, May 17th - NJHS Induction Ceremony in the Library (MS)
  • Friday, May 18th - International Fair in Beaven (MS & HS) and Spring Fling (MS) *6:30 - 9pm
  • Monday, May 21st - MS Awards Ceremony in Church *2:15 - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 23rd - Secondary Spring Concert in Secondary Gym (MS & HS)
  • Friday, May 25th - Final House Pep Rally in Secondary Gym (MS & HS)
  • Tuesday, May 29th - All School Mass & 8th Grade Dinner Dance at La Villa @ 7pm (MS)
  • Wednesday, May 30th - 8th grade experience 
  • Wednesday, May 30th & Thursday, May 31st - Senior & 8th grade Finals 
  • Friday, June 1st - House Rewards Day
  • Friday, June 1st - 8th grade graduation 
  • Saturday, June 2nd - High School Graduation 
  • Wednesday, June 6th and Thursday, June 7th - Junior, 6th & 7th grade Finals 
  • Thursday, June 7th - Field Day at Revere Park
  • Friday, June 8th - Last Day of School 

In this Issue:

  • MAY 15th-GAME PLAN
  • PD Tuesday (NEW)
  • NCEA Present (NEW)
  • Fiesta Teacher Potlock (NEW)
  • May 11th PD (NEW)
  • Annual Screening
  • Resources Active Shooter
  • Notes of Encouragement for Ethan Li
  • ID Replacement
  • Lesson Plans
  • Do Not Photo List
  • Lunch and Recess Duty
  • Detentions


Please note the following for next week, we have some internal sub needs.

Subbing for Maggie and Carrie on Monday:
Maggie: (outside sub-Dennis)
Periods 1, 2, 5& 6

Period 1-Send leftover juniors to Doug's room
Period 3- Dennis


5- Andy
6-Mary Jo



Spirit Day


Senior Shirt Day

Seniors will be able to wear their senior t-shirts.

Senior vs. Faculty Softball Game and BBQ

TIME: 2:30-Game starts followed by a BBQ in the courtyard.

WHERE: The game will be played at Welles Park. ALL SECONDARY TEachers to play!

SENIOR BBQ: Seniors will gather in the courtyard following the softball game. BBQ will end between 5:00-6:00pm.


90’s Sitcoms meets Famous Celebrity Pairs

Seniors will dress up as their favorite 90’s sitcoms or a famous celebrity pair/group.

THURSDAY, MAY 24 Senior Citizen Day

Seniors will dress up as a senior citizen. Walking canes, walkers, morning robes, grey/white hair, plaid patterns, and chunky sweaters are encouraged!  (Something special planned for period 3 for seniors)

FRIDAY, MAY 25 House Wear

Seniors will be represented at a Secondary School House System Pep Rally. This will be the last pep rally of the school year.


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.

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.