Principal's Friday Letter

May 19, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians,

I wish to say thanks once again to all the parents who volunteered to help with the Walk-a-Thon last Friday. We had a beautiful day for walking! 

More parent volunteers will be helping with the school picnic next Friday. Once again we thank all of the parents who will be volunteering with security, games, food, and general supervision of the students to and from the park. Let us pray that we are blessed with good weather. When the students retum to school, they will enjoy an ice cream treat. Some students will also share their talents. 

Grace's Proud Parents will be hosting a "taco sale" in the school hall on Sunday after the Masses. Besides tacos, flautas and sopes will be sold. Be sure to come and support this event. Thanks to the parents who have donated money, food, and other items and those that will be volunteering to make this event successful. 

The annual spring concert will be presented on Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the school hall. Students must be present in their classrooms at 6:45, dressed in spring-colored clothing. No jeans or t-shirts may be worn. All students will be dismissed after the program has been completed. Mr. Rholl has been preparing the students and I know they will present you with a beautiful gift of song.

On Tuesday aftemoon at 1:30, all of the students enrolled in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese will unite in praying for peace by using the Prayer of St. Francis. Some of the students have also written a message or prayer for peace on the picture of a dove. These will be displayed on the wall of the stairway of the main entrance. 

The eighth grade students will be taking their class trip on Thursday. They will travel to Navy Pier where they will enjoy time dancing, leaming about the architecture of the City of Chicago, and some good food on the Mystic Blue. They will then travel to the Enchanted Castle in Lombard for some fun and games. We pray for the students' safety, good weather, and a day for the students to share memories and good times. 

Next week is the last week to register before the raffle drawing. The first prize is credit for a full month's tuition for next school year. The second prize is an order for gym clothing for one of your children. If you have not registered your children, I encourage you to register NOW. Thank you. 

On Thursday, the librarian from the Logan Square Public Library will speak to the students in grades K-3 about the summer reading program. We hope that all of our students will take part and become "Superheroes" this summer. A flyer is being sent home today with more information. 

In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus tells us that obedience is the required proof of our love for Him. "Obedience," a very unpopular word today, is regarded as the weapon of the oppressor. Is Jesus an oppressor? Hardly. Jesus is the super-liberator. Only by keeping the Commandments, which are, after all, the laws of love, can we escape enslavement to ourselves and others. Jesus Himself lived the two great Commandments to perfection. He loved the Father as the Father loved Him. Jesus loves us as the Father loves us. He loves us so much that He laid down His life for us. 


              Sr. Rita Marie Range, O.P