Principal’s Page

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

Dear St. Celestine Parents and Guardians,

As the weather moves into the crispness of fall, we have quite a few items worth noting.

First of all, the raffle tickets are going home today. We are really looking forward to pulling winners on October 21.

Hot lunches begin October 1, for those who have ordered. Milk is not available for students who have brought lunches from home.

In early October, the school will have a lockdown drill with the assistance of the Elmwood Park Police Department. The teachers will help the students to understand what to do in a caring and age-appropriate manner. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Parents, we respectfully request that students not throw balls or play sports on the lawn after dismissal. The area is crowded and we do not want anyone to get injured.

Lastly, please do not enclose multiple payments on a single check when making a payment to the school. Payments go into multiple accounts for various things.

We have a number of exciting events coming soon. Please mark your calendars for the following:

  • St. Mother Guerin Parish is hosting a Pet Blessing on Saturday, October 1. The blessing will be at 11 am at St. Cyprian Church and at 12 Noon at St. Celestine Church. Please make sure pets are on a leash or caged.
  • There is a 2 pm dismissal on Tuesday, October 4.
  • Our next Parent’s Club Meeting is at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 4.
  • Picture retakes are on Friday, October 7.
  • Shorts may not be worn after October 15.
  • Out of uniform for the Brown Envelope is Friday, September 30.
  • Registration has begun for our Mini-Celtic PreK Readiness Program for 2 and 3 year olds not currently in PreK. Caregivers and children attend classes from 9 to 10:15 am on Mondays. Registration is capped at 10 children and spaces are available. We are happy to share that Tracy Benetatos is the Program instructor and she has a wide variety of engaging activities set. Please contact Jennifer Ebervein at jebervein@stcelestineschool.org for registration details.

Thank you for everything you do to help support St. Celestine School.

Blessings,

Sheila M. Klich - Principal


SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

Dear St. Celestine Parents and Guardians,

We have a number of exciting events coming soon. Please mark your calendars for the following:

  • Parent’s Club Chipotle Fundraiser is September 21, 2022.
  • There is no school on September 23, 2022 because the teachers have a Professional Development Day.
  • There is a 2 pm dismissal on October 4, 2022.
  • Our next Parents Club Meeting is at 7 pm on October 4, 2022.
  • Picture retakes are on October 7, 2022.
  • Registration has begun for our Mini-Celtic PreK Readiness Program for 2 and 3 year olds not currently in PreK. Caregivers and children attend classes from 9:00-10:15 on Mondays. Registration is capped at 10 children and spaces are available. Please contact Jennifer Ebervein at jebervein@stcelestineschool.org.

St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish has a number of exciting upcoming events and opportunities to connect with other families and parishioners. They include:

  • The Men’s Club, with the first meeting of the year will taking place on Wednesday, September 21 at 6 pm in the Fireside Room at St. Celestine. All men of the parish are invited! Pizza and drinks will be served! Bring ideas!
  • The Women’s Club has its first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 22 in the Annex at St. Celestine. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with pizza served at 7 pm. Members do not have to belong to the parish.
  • Please see this week’s brown Envelope for information on joining the Adult Choir. It’s a fun way to contribute talents to the parish community.
  • Alpha is a truly engaging series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over seven weeks. Each week a meal is served, there is a video to watch on an element of the Christian faith, followed by a small group discussion about faith and topics covered in the video. Alpha is run all over the world, and all are welcome. Please consider joining us September 26 when the next Fall Session will begin. Alpha runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Mondays in the lower level of the Rectory at St. Cyprian.

We are truly blessed with a vibrant parish and school community. Consider joining us for these great events and activities.

Blessings,

Sheila M. Klich - Principal


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