Principal's Friday Letter

January 19, 2018


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Tomorrow morning ten of our second grade students will receive the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. We congratulate these students and their families on this special ocassion. 

Monday morning at 8:00 is the day for history to be made in the State of Ilinois! You may submit your application for a tax credit scholarship. As you saw in the letter attached to the flyer that you received this past Tuesday, Big Shoulders Fund, one of the SGO's for Chicago, will be offering help at St. Patrick High School and Holy Trinity High School from 7:30AM-10:30AM and from 3:00PM-7:00PM on Monday. Be sure you have scanned the necessary documents. Limited help will also be available here at Our Lady of Grace from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM on Monday morning. Since sholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis, please submit your application as soon as possible. You can submit another application with empowerillinois on Wednesday, January 31. Don't lose out on this great opportunity to receive a Catholic education at OLG tuition free. If you qualify, please submit an application. 

The Krispy Kreme fund raiser will end on Wednesday. All order forms and money must be returned. Are you helping to make this a successful fund raiser? Will we reach the goal? Thanks to all who are supporting this fund raiser.

Graduation pictures will be taken on Thursday. A flyer was sent home providing more information.

Many did not receive mid-trimester reports this past Tuesday because of delinquent tuition and or fees. (Fees were to be paid by December 22.) Please take care of these financial obligations as soon as possible so that you can see your children's mid-trimester reports.

Next Saturday at the 4:00 Mass we begin our celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Following the Mass there will be a Science/ Art Fair in the School unitl 6:00. During the Mass, students will serve in various ministries and students in grade 3-8 will lead the congregation in song. We expect all of our families to be present for the Mass. A flyer will be sent home next Friday detailing the events that have been planned for the week.

As we begin the celebration of Catholic Schools Week, we begin registration for the 2018-2019 school year. The sooner you register, the more your children will enjoy the benefit of "Dress Down Mondays" and the more entires you will have in the raffle.

On the school calendar , a teacher inservice day is scheduled for February 16. Because the Archdiocese has scheduled a meeting for all principals that day, WE WILL HAVE CLASS ON FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 16. Please make this change on your school calendar. Thank you.


In Sunday's Gospel, Andrew, Peter, James, and John accept Jesus' invitation without hesitation. We don't know howthey arrange their personal affairs to take off and follow Jesus, but the details are not that important. The Gospel tell us tha they "followed him." We hear that same invitation today, and we do as Andrew, Peter, James, and John did. We follow Jesus. We ground our faith inteh goodness of His teachings and the power of the Spirit, and we call ourselves disciples.



Sister Rita Marie