The Buzz: St. Benedict Preparatory School Online Weekly Newsletter

Secondary School News

 

In This Section:

  • FIELD DAY for grades 6 & 7 (information and permission slip)
  • APPLICATION FOR HOUSE LEADERS
  • END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION DETAILS
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING FLING
  • TRIMESTER 3 EXAM SCHEDULE
  • AGORA WEEK 2017!
  • Warm Weather Uniform
  • 6-12 Aftercare/Cafeteria Information
  • Study Center
  • 6-7-8 AFTERCARE: Please scroll all the way down to the bottom of this section.

FIELD DAY GRADES 6 & 7

Date of trip: Thursday, June 8, 2017                  Destination: Welles Park, 2223 W Sunnyside Ave.

Time of departure from school: 11:45 am (gr. 6&7)  

Time of arrival back at school: 2:00-2:30pm

Mode of transportation: walking, escorted by teachers and chaperones

Lunch: ( x ) bring brown bag lunch & drink

Dress: (x) school PE uniform & wear PE shoes

PLEASE RETURN SLIP by: Monday, June 5th, 2017 CLICK HERE FOR PERMISSION SLIP

FIELD DAY GUIDELINES:

Parents and students should keep the following in mind:

  • Bring a snack and a sack lunch and plenty of water, preferably food items that won’t spoil on a hot day
  • Wear gym uniform, gym shoes and socks (for your child’s protection, please no sandals and bare feet)
    Bring an extra pair of socks!
  • Student may want to bring a blanket/beach towel to sit on (share with friend?)
  • Bring a jacket/sweatshirt in case it is cold; or sunscreen if it will be hot and sunny
  • Bring appropriate balls, toys, etc.:

Allowed items-nerf/foam type balls, kick balls, whiffle balls, 16-inch softball, books, jump ropes, tennis rackets/balls and the like.  Items NOT allowed:  bikes, skate boards, wooden bats, baseball/softballs, hard balls of any kind, water balloons, squirt guns, radios/electronics of any kind, including cell phones, money and valuable items.  If you are not sure if an item is allowable, please ask.

No water balloons or water toys will be allowed under any circumstances, so please DO NOT BRING THEM.  Students are not allowed to bring water balloons or fill water balloons at the park.  Additionally, for your child’s safety, no student is allowed to bring money or purchase items from park vendors.  Students should be capable of carrying their own items.  It is suggested that parents pack a backpack or bag for younger children.

*Expectations of SBPS students while at Welles Park (as requested by Welles Park.)

·         Do not fill the trash receptacles throughout the park.  SBPS will bring trash bags for lunch garbage.

·         Children should use the outdoor washrooms (south of the building, by parking lot, top of hill next to back door). 

·         Water bottles, containers, etc., may not be filled inside the building.  The outdoor washrooms can be used for this. 

·         Please limit playground use to 20 children at a time.  This way the community is able to use it as well. 

·         The gazebo may not be used for a lunch area and please do not climb on the railings.

·         Bring all equipment needed.  There are bases always in the diamonds. 

·         Only one tennis court may be used, for tennis only.  There needs to be courts open for the public.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSE LEADERS FOR 17-18 SCHOOL YEAR

House Leadership for 2017-18 will be accepting entries for the following positions:

  • One Senior Head of House
  • One Eighth Grade Head of House
  • One Junior Asst. Head of House
  • One 7th Grade Asst. Head of House

The Faculty Heads of House and current Senior Heads of House will appoint final house leadership. Deadline for all entries is Monday, June 5th. No late entries will be accepted. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION.

 

END OF THE YEAR SECONDARY SCHOOL CELEBRATIONS AND DETAILS:

 ALL SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE MASS: Monday, June 5th  
All School Mass, will be held on June 5th at 9:30am  The All School Mass gives our school community one last time to celebrate Mass with our graduates in both 8th and 12th grade.  Mass will end about 10:30am, and graduates will process into church wearing their gowns.

GRADUATION MASS-SENIORS SATURDAY, JUNE 10th at 10:00am
Graduates are expected to be in the gym lobby between  9:15 and 9:30am to prepare for the ceremony. Doors to the church will open for guests at 9:25.

8th Grade Graduation Mass, June 9th 7:00PM
Graduates are expected to be in the Secondary School library between 6:00 and 6:15 PM to prepare for the Mass and graduation.  Graduates will be given new ribbons.  The graduation Mass will be held in Church at 7PM.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING FLING- JUNE 2rd!

"Middle School students are invited to the first-ever Middle School Spring Fling on Friday, June 2 from 6:30-8:30! The Middle School Student Council will be hosting a night of food, fun, and dancing for their middle school class. Students are encouraged to come in "Spring Dressy Casual". In order to attend, students must fill out and turn in their permission slips to their homeroom teacher by Wednesday, May 31. If you have any further questions, e-mail Mr. Ramirez at eramirez@stbenedict.com."

TRIMESTER 3 EXAM SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th
8:00-8:10         HOMEROOM
8:15-9:45         PERIOD 1 EXAM
9:45-10:15       BREAK
10:15-11:45       PERIOD 2 EXAM
11:45-1:15         BREAK/LUNCH
1:30-3:00         PERIOD 3 EXAM
 3:10               DISMISSAL
 
THURSDAY, JUNE9th
8:00-8:10          HOMEROOM
8:15-9:45          PERIOD 5 EXAM
9:45-10:15        BREAK
10:15-11:45      PERIOD 6 EXAM
11:45               GRADES 9-11 DISMISSED (SENIORS DISMISSED FOR GRADUATION PRACTICE)
11:45-1:15        SENIOR GRADUATION PRACTICE
1:30-3:15          8th GRADE LOCKER CLEAN UP AND GRADUATION PRACTICE
11:45-3:00       6th & 7th GRADE GO TO FIELD DAY

BLOGS FROM AGORA WEEK 2017!

MIDDLE SCHOOL AGORA

6th Grade: Discover Chicago
7th Grade: Discover Illinois
8th Grade: Discover Washington DC

LOCAL CHICAGO

Appalachian Trail
Backstage Chicago
Chicago Mosaics
Culinary Arts
Sports Journalism

UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL

Costa Rica
El Camino (Spain)
Minnesota Service
Montreal/Quebec


Warm Weather Uniform Option

The warm weather uniform option starts Tuesday, April 18th.  Now let’s hope for some warmer weather!

- Navy or tan shorts may be worn as a dress uniform option (shorts of modest length)

- White or Grey gym shoes may be worn with shorts

- PE shorts may be worn as a PE uniform option

 - Please still pay attention to the temperature and dress your child appropriately.  Thank you!


Yvonne's Dance Academy is excited to offer TWO Summer Dance Programs for 2017!

Summer Dance Camp is open to Bitty - Level 2 dancers and starts on June 19th! Join us for one day ($60) or full week ($300) sessions at our IPR studio location (1733 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613.) Available Monday through Friday, drop off at 8am, camp is in session from 8:30am-11:30am. SDC is offered for the following weeks this summer: 

SDC Week 1: June 19-23
SDC Week 2: June 26-30
SDC Week 3: August 7-11

YDA Summer Intensives are open to Level 2+ dancers! Sign up your dancer for Monday through Thursday sessions ($240) of Ballet, Contemporary & Hip-Hop. From 4-7pm at our IPR studio location (1733 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613.) Dancers will prepare for a small, informal performance for family and friends following each 4-day session. These performances will take place at our IPR studio on the Thursday of each session from 7:30-8PM.*** Any current or prospective ELITE TEAM member must sign up for any TWO Summer Intensive sessions ***Summer Intensives are offered for the following weeks:  

Intensive Session 1: June 12-15
Intensive Session 2: June 19-22
Intensive Session 3: June 26-29
Intensive Session 4: July 31- Aug 3
Intensive Session 5: Aug 7 - Aug 10

We look forward to dancing with you this summer! Register today via classjuggler


Theology of Healing Earth in Action Institute

High school students are invited to a week-long institute at Loyola University to study Catholic theology and other topics, with a special emphasis on caring for others and the environment. The institute will take place July 16-22, 2017, and focus on the theme of the earth’s sacred water. Throughout the week, Loyola University instructors will take students across the city to visit green spaces, help them reflect on what they’ve learned, and then show them how to turn knowledge into action. Also, students will take part in discussions and be immersed in the principles of a Jesuit education. The program will help transform them into ethical leaders – and as Loyola University likes to say – prepare them to lead extraordinary lives. Please click on this link for further information.


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HIGH SCHOOL ACCEPTANCES --CONGRATULATIONS 8th GRADE!

We are so proud of our 8th graders who have been accepted to high school, it is so exciting to hear all the wonderful news! Parents, we would like to publish the news. Please bring a copy of the acceptance letter to the Secondary School main office so that we can announce and celebrate our 8th graders and all they have accomplished! We will only publish with a copy of the acceptance letter sent to the main office.

CONGRATULATIONS 8th Grade Class of 2017

Rosemary Sullivan- St. Ignatius College Prep
Jorge Munante- DePaul College Prep
Clarie Chesne- Jones College Prep
Gaby Hart-St. Ignatius College Prep
Romina Greco- Northside College Prep
Alex Johnson-DePaul College Prep
John McLaughlin- St Ignatius College Prep, Northside College Preparatory
Kyle McGovern= St Ignatius College Prep, Lane Tech
Owen Mueller-DePaul College Prep with a $3000 academic scholarship!
Dan Kinsloe- DePaul College Prep
Max Wasserman- Northside College Prep
John Gonella- St. Ignatius and Lane Tech
Jack Landry-Loyola Academy
Joe Williams Tubay - Mt. Carmel
 


SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE & FAITH FORMATION

Please click here for a more information regarding opportunities for youth service and faith formation.


Grades 6-8 Extended Care UPDATED July 2016

Middle School Extended Care is back for the 3nd year!  The choices at each grade level are listed below.  Students waiting for a band lesson after school may wait in the cafeteria until 3:50.  Students in the 6-8 extended care will have the opportunity to work on their homework, have outdoor time, as well as free time.

6th Grade Extended Care:

  • Only option for 6th graders (6th graders do not have the Secondary Cafeteria option unless waiting for band)
  • Extended Care will be located in Room 337
  • A teacher will be present to help with homework and supervise
  • Cost is $20 per day/ $30 for 2 children
  • 3:15-6:00PM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 2:20-6:00PM Tuesday
  • Enter through 3911 N. Bell for pick up and check in with desk and sign out. Your child will be called to come down.
  • Snacks will NOT be provided. Your child may bring a snack or purchase a snack from the vending machines.
  • Parents must sign up their child on the google form for the Extended Care prior to the start of extended care.
  • It is your child’s responsibility to check in within 5 minutes after dismissal

7th and 8th Grade Extended Care:

  • Option to utilize the more structured 6th Extended Care or go to the Secondary Cafeteria (Thereis a charge if you utilize the 6th grade extended care)
  • Parents must sign up their child on the google form for either the 6th Grade Extended or Cafeteria. 
  • Students may attend the after school study center in the library.
  • Students who do not follow cafeteria rules will lose the option of using the Cafeteria and will have to attend 6th Grade Extended Care.
  • There is no fee for this option, BUT PARENTS STILL NEED TO SIGN UP SO WE KNOW WHO IS ATTENDING

Sign Up Forms

For safety purposes, please make sure to sign up for your child each day they are going to be attending either the 6th Extended Care or the 7th and 8th Secondary Cafeteria.  It is important for us to know which students are staying after school.  We also want to make sure that parents are aware that their child is staying after school.  The students’ names will appear on a list.

 6th Grade Extended Care Sign up Form:

http://goo.gl/forms/xY2aQoKJMhmSpQY23

 7th and 8th Grade Extended Care Sign up Form:

http://goo.gl/forms/CieyFcQZ6SP0aWvP2

If an unforeseen circumstance comes about after 2:00, please contact the school office 773-539-0066 and alert Ms. Class of the situation.

6th Grade Extended Care Daily Structure

In order to facilitate the transition to the Secondary School while managing a greater level of independence and responsibility, we have organized the afternoon in a way that allows a balance between physical activity, school work and free time. 3:20-4:30 Time to study, work on homework, get help from teachers (students may arrange to meet with a teacher for extra help if needed during this time, but must check in with after school supervisor prior to meeting with a teacher).  4:30-5:00 Recess time on the playground or within the room during inclement weather

5:00-6:00 Free time to play games with friends or to continue working on assignments.

Rules

Parents MUST grant permission each day for their child to walk home and specify time they should leave. Students not picked up by 6:05 will incur a $1/minute fine. Students not picked up by 6:30 will not be allowed to attend for a period of 2 weeks.Students that are repeatedly late to extended care will lose the right to attend.  A notice will be sent home prior to this occurring. 

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