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The most recent HOWLER NEWSLETTER can be found HERE.
AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER LUNCH ORDERS
This year we are asking that ALL families register with a Boonli/FSP account even if you are not ordering lunch at this time.
Ordering for August and September lunches are now closed.
Paper applications for Free or Reduced lunches will go home this week. We are asking everyone to complete this form, whether you believe you will qualify or not, because the number of forms we get returned is tied to a grant that we receive to help support our school. PLEASE complete and return the form ASAP.
Registration and order information is here
REQUIRED SCHOOL FORMS - ONE PER FAMILY - DUE PRIOR TO AUGUST 19
REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS - ONE PER STUDENT
Child State of Illinois Health Exam Form (All students new to PFGA at all grade levels, plus all returning rising Kindergartners and rising 6th graders)
Child State of Illinois Dental Exam Form (All students new to PFGA at Kindergarten and above, plus all returning rising Kindergartners, rising 2nd graders, and rising 6th graders)
Child State of Illinois Eye Exam Form All students new to PFGA at Kindergarten and above, plus all returning rising Kindergartners)
We would encourage all parents, new and returning, to get your Virtus training out of the way so you can do the fun field trip chaperoning or holiday party helper volunteer jobs once school begins. There are some sessions coming up being run by Larry Cubalchini, the St. Tarcissus Director of Religious Education. He has 3 dates set at the North Campus and is working on a date for a South Campus training session as well. There are also other trainings at parishes and school nearby which you could sign up for. Please click the Virtus link below. There are always training sessions being added. You can train at any location but you must pre-register.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
You can find your respective class lists HERE.
Uniforms are required for Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Our Uniform Code can be found HERE. Dennis Uniforms is our uniform provider. It is wise to first go into the store on Higgins just east of Harlem to have your student try on the individual uniform pieces and then you can either buy items at the store or order online at dennisuniform.com.
If you ever have uniforms throughout the year you’d like to donate, please deliver them washed and folded to your campus office. We will eventually set up more Uniform Exchange opportunities.
PURCHASE QUEEN OF HEARTS TICKETS FOR OUR NEW BOARD
PARENTS’ CLUB NEWS
Huge thanks to our Parents’ Club for hosting our Ice Cream Social events! Big fun and yummy treats were had by all. We are lucky to have such an active and caring Parents’ Club organization!
Parents’ Club is also sponsoring TEARS AND CHEERS on Monday morning beginning at 8 am (right after drop off) for all parents and younger siblings at each campus. Whether you’re in the “Tears” or the “Cheers” camp on the first day of school, please stop for a cup of coffee and a donut to celebrate the new school year and reconnect with old friends or make new friends! Although PK and Kindergarten do not officially start on Monday, please stop in the event with your child prior to attending your orientation that day.