Parents Club and Events

ATTENTION PARENTS – Join us on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 7 pm for a Virtual Parents Club Meeting! Meeting Topics: Teacher Requests, Teacher & Staff Holiday Fund, St. Celestine School Tree Trim, Santa Secret Shop, Winter Fundraiser, Restaurant Night, and Stock the Staff Lounge… Here is the log-in information – Meeting Link: meet.google.com/hqt-ixgc-gag – Phone Numbers: (US) +1 669-220-6297 / PIN: 493 839 642#‬‬‬ – We hope to see you virtually.


Parents Club Newsletter (PDF) – November 2022

Parents Club Meeting Notes (Google) – November 2022


Dear St. Celestine Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at St. Celestine School! St. Parents Club would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new and returning families. We are happy to be back and look forward to making this school year one for the books!

At St. Celestine School, Parents Club is responsible for planning and implementing many events and fundraisers throughout the school year. There are so many ways to participate in Parents Club – attend our monthly meetings, become a Room Parent/Helper, dine out for restaurant nights or volunteer your time to assist with events such as Scholastic Book Fair, Trunk or Treat, Santa’s Secret Shop and Fun Fair. We are currently looking for a Scholastic Rep to assist us for our two annual Scholastic Book Fairs, if you are interested in leading a team, email us at parentsclub@stcelestineschool.org.

Last school year was incredibly successful in both fundraising and celebrating our amazing teachers & staff. We are only successful because of the fantastic parents and family members who help carry out our events. More than ever- we need YOU and want to hear from you. Share your ideas, start a group to lead a new fundraiser or event, help us make any adjustments to increase participation- so many great changes can happen when we come together.

All parents and volunteers who would like to participate in any capacity during school hours must complete five steps. Please visit www.archchicago.org or CLICK HERE and fill out the Child Protection Form, Compliance for Clergy, Employees & Volunteers Form, Criminal Background Check, CANTS form and must be VIRTUS (Protecting God’s Children for Adults) trained or register now for the training course at protect.archchicago.org. For more information, please see the school website under Volunteers, email Parents Club or call the school office.

Please keep an eye out for Parents Club communications about upcoming events and fundraising in weekly Brown Envelopes as well as our school social media accounts and upcoming emails from your child’s classroom Room parents. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! We look forward to working with all our St. Celestine’s families to make this year a great one for our students!

The Parents Club Meetings during the 2022-2023 Year will be on the first Tuesday of the Month at 7 pm on September 6, October 4, November 1 (VIRTUAL), December 6, January 10 (2nd Tuesday), February 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2.

Parents Club meetings will either be in the School Lunchroom, Annex or Teacher’s Room.

We hope to see you!

Sincerely,
St. Celestine Parents Club

Room Parent and Classroom Helper


Are you interested in helping this school year in your child’s classroom? – As a Room Parent and Classroom Helper you will be the parent contact(s) for each classroom teacher, plan special celebrations for Halloween and Valentine’s Day as well as share communications regarding Parents Club fundraisers and events to classroom parents. We ask that at least one parent from each classroom attends each monthly Parents Club meeting, the first Tuesday of every month. Room Parent / Helpers will be
announced at the first Parents Club meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7 pm. This form is due by Wednesday, August 31, 2022. We are looking forward to working with you all and making this a wonderful school year! – If interested, please print, fill out and submit the following form:

Room Parents and Helpers – PDF Form

Parents Club Board


Tracy Benetatos – Co-President
Wendy Scola – Co-President
Linda EspinosaTreasurer
Aimee Park – Secretary
Julie WeinerRestaurant Coordinator
Andrea DizonnoVolunteer Coordinator

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Tracy Benetatos at tracybenetatos@gmail.com or Wendy Scola at skedee20@aol.com.