Principal’s Page

MAY 15, 2024

Dear St. Celestine School Parents and Guardians,

As we come closer to the end of the school year, it’s an opportunity to consider many of the highlights of the school year. Here are some...

  1. A strong and healthy enrollment with class sizes structured to support students as they grow. The healthier our enrollment is, the more we are able to offer our students. St. Celestine School continues to be one of the healthiest schools in the area.
  2. A Parent’s Club, with an Executive Board and volunteers, that provides events such as Fun Fair, Game Show Night, holiday parties and multiple events celebrating our students and our staff. Thank you!
  3. Teachers that work day and night to provide the very best for students as they learn and grow. Our teachers participated in Professional Development offered through the University of Notre Dame that we believe led to stronger instruction for our students.
  4. An 8th grade class with students attending the high schools of their choice. Students in the Class of 2024 have earned over $160,000 in scholarships over the next 4 years of high school. Four students are attending CPS Selective Enrollment High Schools next year.
  5. An active School Buddy Program with buddies reading together and playing games such as Buddy Bingo. Younger kids and older kids have strong relationships that will be remembered for a lifetime.
  6. Our students have shown strong iReady growth in Reading and Math. This growth is indicative of work done in the class, strong support at home and students who want to learn as much as they can.
  7. A positive cultural climate where students celebrate each other, songs from various cultures and opportunities to welcome and support all brothers and sisters. The cultural heritage, languages, and traditions of our families help make our school a special place.
  8. An active School Board and Enrollment Committee designed to welcome even more families into our school community.
  9. An active and engaged Athletics Board with an Athletics Program that offers more opportunities for our students to develop, grow and learn good sportsmanship. Thank you to the Athletics Director, the Athletics Board, coaches and volunteers for all of your efforts.

We have much to celebrate! God has blessed us with so much!

Thank you for everything you do to make St. Celestine School a positive and growing school environment! You make a huge impact on our school community.

With Gratitude,

Sheila M. Klich - Principal

MAY 8, 2024

Dear St. Celestine School Parents and Guardians,

We are grateful for so much!

Thank you Parents Club for the amazing Teacher Appreciation Week this week!

Congratulations to our Second Grade students and the students in the Religious Education Program on making their First Holy Communion. Thank you to the teachers, religious education teachers, Ruthanne Swiatkowski our DRE, and to the priest for helping prepare them for this most holy event in their lives.

Thank you to those who donated to Boosterthon this weekend! The opportunity to donate remains open this week. If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to make a small donation. Thank you for your continued support!

St. Celestine School continues to have a number of events and activities that should be on your calendar.

  • May 9 is the May Crowning / Ribbon Ceremony for our 8th Graders - They will have their graduation dinner dance in the evening.
  • May 16 is the Scholastic Book Fair.
  • May 24 is a Teacher Professional Development Day, with no school for the students.

If you have not registered for the 2024-2025 School Year, please do so as soon as possible. Classes are filling quickly. If you have registered, please make sure you have set up your FACTS account for the year.


Sheila M. Klich - Principal

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