St. Christopher School
   
    Thursday, July 24, 2014
Give to St. Chris School
14611 S. Keeler Ave.
Midlothian, IL 60445
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Phone: 708.385.8776
Fax: 708.385.8102
Email: info@stchrisschool.org

Rev. Krzysztof Paluch, Pastor
Ms. Maureen Wilson, Principal

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Information and Announcements
Prospective Family Open House on May 7 from 5-7pm...
There will be an open house for prospective school families on Wednesday evening, May 7th, from 5pm - 7pm. You can meet our teachers, visit our classroom, and learn how you can become part of our familiy! For further information, please call us at 708-385-8776 or email us at info@stchrisschool.org. We are looking forward to meeting you! (more info)
St. Christopher Cinco de Mayo party packs the gym...
The St. Christopher Cinco de Mayo party was held on Friday, May 2. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful dancers and musicians and the delicious food. The children had fun with the jumpy houses, face-paint and especially the piñatas! Thanks to everyone who came and packed the gym, and thanks to our hard-working organizing committee for a job well done! (photos)

Buy One-Get One Free Book Fair on May 12 & 13...
Scholastic Book Fairs has offered us the opportunity to host a Buy One-Get One Free Book Fair at our school this spring. This "Fun-Raiser" book fair will be held on Monday, May 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (more info)
St. Christopher School Pledge Drive exceeds $2 million goal!

Our school pledge drive has reached $2.03 million dollars pledged over 5 years, exceeding our $2 million dollar goal. The amazing success of this pledge drive has insured the financial stability of our school for the next 8 years and into the foreseeable future.


Our Finance Council's proposal to the Archdiocese contained financial projections highlighting the financial strength and stability of our school for the indefinite future. showing our school is financial viable for the next decade and into the foreseeable future. In fact the Archdiocese stated that our proposal was one of the best that they had ever seen, and that our response to the events of the past few weeks could serve as a model to other schools in the diocese.


We thank the many, many people who supported us with prayers, volunteer work and financial support. Without our committed school families, parishioners, alumni and friends of the school, we would not be here today.


If you would still like to support our pledge drive, please download and complete the Pledge Drive commitment form, or donate using the PayPal button below.

School hot lunch menu...
Our school hot lunch menu is now available online.
School Happenings
St. Chris Day at the Thunderbolts...
Thanks to everyone who came out and had a great time and supported our school at the Windy City Thunderbolts game! We sold 518 tickets and made approximately $4,800 for our school's education fun. (more info) (photos)
Kindergarten celebrates Cinco de Mayo...
Our kindergarten class recently celebrated Cinco de Mayo, where they learned about Mexican culture, language and food. (more info) (photos)
Kindergarten learns the Easter Story...
Our kindergarten class learned about the Easter story, studying the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The class also performed a re-enactment of the Last Supper. (more info) (photo)
Critical Thinking Day...
Our school once again help Critical Thinking Day during Spirit Week. This day-long event is designed to foster and improve critical thinking skills in our students. (more info) (photo)
Students challenge teachers and staff in volleyball game...
As part of the Spirit Week festivities, our junior high students competed against our faculty in a volleyball game, with the other grades gathered to cheer on the students. (more info) (photos)
Preschool Winter Olympics competition...
In February, our preschool class participated in the Preschool Winter Olympics, competing for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in a variety of activities. (more info) (photos)
News about our Graduates
Alumnae achieve success at Mother McAuley High School
Two of our St. Christopher alumni recently had some notable accomplishments at Mother McAuley High School. Samantha Petkunas (class of 2010) was named an Illinois State Scholar. McKenna Martin (class of 2011) who was recently inducted into the Junior Classical League, our Latin Honor Society. Congratulations to Samantha and McKenna!
Fr. Zachary Hayes, O.F.M. '59, passes away

Fr. Zachary Hayes, O.F.M., born September 26, 1932, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2014, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He was ordained on July 24, 1959. He is a St. Christopher School Alumni. He is the brother of our parishioner, Mary Hayes. He was a teacher at many different places such as the Catholic Theological Union, St. John Seminary and was a Professor at University of Notre Dame. When he came back to St. Christopher, he would always come and celebrate Mass with us. He celebrated his 50th Anniversary here at St. Christopher with a reception on June 21, 2009. He traveled to many different countries throughout his years as a priest.

There is a Memorial Mass planned at the Catholic Theological Union at 5416 Cornell in Chicago at 2:00PM on March 26th.

Jacob Zarobsky ('10) featured in an article in the SouthtownStar
Jacob Zarobsky, class of 2010, was recently featured in an article in the SouthtownStar newspaper titled "Bremen senior a programming prodigy". The article highlighted Jacob's excellence in software development, including his development of a number of iPhone apps. Congratulations, Jacob! We are proud of your academic accomplishments!
Important Upcoming Dates
 Jun 3:Kenootz Pizza Fundraiser
 Jun 5:Field Day
 Jun 6:Last day of school
 Jul 16:St. Chris Fiesta begins
School Memos
 May 31Summer TRIP news
 May 20Athletics Early Bird registration
 May 14Spring music program information
 May 4School Open House on May 7
(more memos...)
Recent Photos
Field trip to the zoo
St. Christopher Day at the Thunderbolts
St. Christopher Cinco de Mayo Party
Kindergarten enjoys Cinco de Mayo
(more pictures...)
School News
 May 18St. Christopher Day at the Windy City Thunderbolts
 May 5Book Fair News
 May 2Kindergarten celebrates Cinco de Mayo
(more news & events...)