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

Weekly Calendar

Schedule for the Week


Monday, February 19

  • President's Day - No School

Tuesday, February 20

  • Happy Birthday Molly Elliott (PS)!
  • 7:10AM ES Student Council
  • 8:30AM Secondary School Mass (6-12)
  • 9:45AM Lil' Bengal Beats
  • 12:40 Middle School Advisory 
  • 2 PM Tuesday early dismissal Grades K-5
  • 2:15PM Tuesday early dismissal Grades 6-12
  • 2:10PM Mad Science
  • 2:15PM Chess Club
  • 2:15PM Preschool Soccer Superstars
  • 6:30PM Gala Meeting in Library 

Wednesday, February 21

  • Happy Birthday Joe Accardi (Advancement)!
  • SOJUVO Service Outing Today
  • Preschool Field Trip to Kohl Children's Museum for Mrs. Kattner, Ms. Landren, & Mrs. Pikulski
  • 7AM Math Club Grades 4&5
  • 7AM National Junior Honor Society
  • 7:15AM 4th Grade Band
  • 8:30AM Mass for Grades 1 & 2
  • 3:10PM Girls On The Run
  • 3:10PM Coding Club Grades 4 & 5
  • 3:10PM Barbie Club Grades K - 2
  • 3:10PM Building Club Grade K & 1
  • 3:10PM Pokemon Club Grades 4 & 5
  • 3:10PM Yoga Club Grades 2-5
  • 7PM SBPS Advisory Board Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 22

  • Preschool Field Trip to Kohl Children's Museum for Mrs. Christy, Ms. Gelfand, & Ms. Hayes
  • Secondary School Field Trip to Art Institute of Chicago
  • 7AM Math Club
  • 8:30PM Preschool Tour
  • 3PM Kindergarten Daisy Scouts Meeting
  • 3:10PM Sensory Club Grades K & 1

Friday, February 23 - Abstinence

  • Pay Day!!
  • Staff Lounge Clean-Up:  Secondary School Social Studies Team
  • Preschool Field Trip to Kohl Children's Museum for Ms. Granitz, Mrs. Blazek, & Ms. Elliott
  • 8:30AM Mass for Ms. O'Daniel, Mrs. Pikulski, & Ms. Hayes
  • 3:10PM Art Club Grades 2-5
  • 3:10PM Play-Doh Club Grades K & 1
  • 3:30PM Secondary School Baseball Club
  • 7PM Stations of the Cross in Church

Saturday, February 24

  • Happy Birthday Evelyn Class (PS)!
  • Join us for 5PM Mass

Sunday, February 25 - 2nd Sunday of Lent

  • Join us for Mass at 7:30 AM, 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 PM, and 6:30 PM
  • Final Confirmation Service Hours Due

FAMILY MASS DAYS for the 2017-18 Calendar Year 

While it is not mandatory, teachers are highly encouraged to attend your grade level's Family Mass either at the 9AM or 10:30AM mass at St. Benedict Church. They also want students and families to participate by reading, bearing gifts. If you could help promote this in upcoming newsletters, that would also be great. Thanks! 

  • October 1st: 4th Grade
  • November 5th: Middle School
  • December 10th: 2nd Grade
  • January 14th: 1st Grade
  • February 4th: 5th Grade
  • March 4: Kindergarten
  • April 15: 3rd Grade

Selective Prep Test Classes Begin This Saturday through December 19th 

There are a number of classes that will be used this fall for Saturday Classes from 9AM to 4PM. They are listed below. The teachers will need to use your white board and may move furniture to a more "traditional" set up (however they should move everything back). Please leave markers/erasers out in your classrooms. If you have any problems with your room, please let Rachel Gemo know. Not all rooms will be used this Saturday, but all will probably be used beginning in a few weeks. 

These are the rooms that will be used: 225, 321, 323, 325, 327, 329, 331, 335, 337, 316, 319B, 319C

Preschool and Elementary School Tours Begin This Week - Here is what to know...

CLICK HERE for the preschool and elementary school tour schedule for this school year.  Please note that we have changed the day and time to Thursday mornings at 8:30 am (no one is at mass this day).  Preschool tours will begin in the PS lobby.  Elementary tours will begin at the 3920 entrance in Phil's office. When a tour comes to your room, just say hello and smile if you are in the middle of something. If students are doing group work or independent work and you have a free moment, please feel free to welcome them to your room. This is a good practice for our classroom ambassadors to welcome people to their room. I'll be giving directions for this in a few weeks. 

Prayer Buddy Days to Put in Your Calendars 

Here are the dates - Specific Times are Coming- these usually happen in the morning  

  • Feb 27th
  • March 20th
  • May 1st