St. Christopher School
    Sunday, April 20, 2014
Give to St. Chris School
14611 S. Keeler Ave.
Midlothian, IL 60445

Phone: 708.385.8776
Fax: 708.385.8102

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

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Information and Announcements
Spirit Week 2014 video...
Spirit Week 2014 was held the week of April 7, 2014. The teachers, students and staff participated in a number of fun and education activities, including Critical Thinking Day, Twin Day, Crazy Day, and the student-faculty volleyball game. To see some of the Spirit Day activities, see our Spirit Week video
Cinco de Mayo party on Friday, May 2 ...
Our school and parish will be having a Cinco de Mayo party on Friday, May 2 from 5 - 11 pm in the gym. Everyone is invited and admission is free. There will be fun and activities for the whole family, so stop on by! (more information)

Kenootz Pizza Fundraisers...

Kenootz Pizza is supporting our school by having a St. Chris School fundraising night the first Tuesday of each month. Mention St. Christopher School when ordering or purchasing your food and Kenootz will donate 25% of all profits to our school. The next Kenootz night will be on Tuesday, April 1. (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
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)
Kindergarten celebrates St. Patrick's Day...
Our kindergarten class recently celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a variety of fun activities, including a visit from a Leprechaun. (more info) (photos)
100th Day of School activities...
Our school recently celebrated our 100th day of school. Many classrooms did fun and educational activities to celebrate this special day. (more info) (photos)
News about our Graduates
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!
Honor roll for 1st semester at Brother Rice and Marist High schools

The following alumni of our school have achieved honor roll status at Brother Rice and Marist High School for the 1st semester of the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to our alumni!

Brother Rice High School: Superior Honors Honor Roll: Jacob Munoz. B Honor Roll: Nicholas Riney

Marist High School Deanís List: Ashley Garla, Frederick Hofer, Krista Ico, Bridget McDermott, Maeve McDermott, Carter Olson, Jakob Powers, Elias Snyder.

Marist High School Honors: Luis Avila, Giselle Duran, Stephanie Kohn, Julianna Ramirez

Important Upcoming Dates
 Apr 18:Good Friday - NO SCHOOL
 Apr 22:Classes resume
 Apr 23:Prospective Parent Open House, 8:30am - 11am
School Memos
 Apr 18Cinco de Mayo guacamole contest
 Apr 8Cinco de Mayo party
 Mar 31Kenootz Pizza nights
 Mar 194th and 5th grade Family Mass
(more memos...)
Recent Photos
Kindergarten celebrates Easter!
Spirit Week Volleyball game
Critical Thinking Day
Preschool Winter Olympics
(more pictures...)
School News
 Apr 18Kindergarten learns about Holy Thursday
 Apr 13Critical Thinking Day
 Apr 13Faculty challenges students in Spirit Week volleyball game
(more news & events...)