Program Information for Parents

April 19, 2018

Principal’s Letter – Read the letter in it’s entirety since the last two paragraphs were cut off in the email.

School Supply Kits – Order next year’s school supplies from SCHOOLKIDS and a portion of revenues will be donated back to Pope John XXIII. Be sure to use account code 30420.

Box Tops Contest – Collect “box tops” from participating packaged products for a chance to win cool prizes. Turn in your box tops to your classroom by May 7, 2018.

Summer Camp at PJ – Download the registration brochure and return it to the office with your payment.

Picking Up STEAM – Regina Dominican H.S. is offering a free day of science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities for 7th and 8th grade girls on April 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Nasreen Sheikh – International Women’s Rights advocate and public speaker will offer a free presentation at St. Mary’s on April 19, 2018. All are welcome.

Safety on Social Media – Parishioner and pediatrician Marjorie Fujara and Detective Charles Hollendoner of the Chicago Police Department will offer tips on how to keep your children safe on the internet. In the PJ Cafeteria on April 22, 2018 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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April 12, 2018

Box Tops Contest – Collect “box tops” from participating packaged products for a chance to win cool prizes. Turn in your box tops to your classroom by May 7, 2018.

Parent’s Association Meeting – April 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the library. All are welcome!

Spring Enrichment – Last chance, a few spots are still open.

Picking Up STEAM – Regina Dominican H.S. is offereing a free day of science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities for 7th and 8th grade girls on April 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Nasreen Sheikh – International Women’s Rights advocate and public speaker will offer a free presentation at St. Mary’s on April 19, 2018. All are welcome.

Couples Seminar – “Couple Coherence” is a free 4-week seminar being offered by the parents’ association to help couples decrease stress on their relationship, deal with conflict, and enhance quality time. Starts April 18.

Girl’s Play Sports – There is still time to register your daughter for this unique skill building and empowerment activity.

Summer Camp at PJ – Download the registration brochure and return it to the office with your payment.

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April 5, 2018

There was no Pope John Press on April 5th because of Spring Break.

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March 29, 2018

Box Tops Contest – Collect “box tops” from participating packaged products for a chance to win cool prizes. Turn in your box tops to your classroom by May 7, 2018.

Spring Enrichment – Register now for after-school enrichment classes. Many options available for all grade levels. Download the Flyer Page 1 Page 2

Holy Week – Click here to access the schedules at St. Mary’s and St. Nick’s.

Nasreen Sheikh – International Women’s Rights advocate and public speaker will offer a free presentation at St. Mary’s on April 19, 2018. All are welcome.

Couples Seminar – “Couple Coherence” is a free 4-week seminar being offered by the parents’ association to help couples decrease stress on their relationship, deal with conflict, and enhance quality time. Starts April 18.

Girl’s Play Sports – There is still time to register your daughter for this unique skill building and empowerment activity.

Summer Camp at PJ – Download the registration brochure and return it to the office with your payment.

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March 22, 2018

PJ Spirit Wear – The online pop-up store is only open until March 23, 2018. Get your PJ23-branded clothing and accessories now!

Spring Enrichment – Register now for after-school enrichment classes. Many options available for all grade levels. Download the Flyer Page 1 Page 2

Stations of the Cross – Please join the students on March 23, 2018 at 2:00pm in St. Nick’s for the Stations from Mary’s vantage point.

Free Basketball Clinic – For girls and boys grades 4-8 at Regina Dominican High School March 24, 2018. Registration required.

Couples Seminar – “Couple Coherence” is a free 4-week seminar being offered by the parents’ association to help couples decrease stress on their relationship, deal with conflict, and enhance quality time. Starts April 18.

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March 15, 2018

PJ Spirit Wear – The online pop-up store is only open until March 23, 2018. Get your PJ23-branded clothing and accessories now!

Spring Enrichment – Register now for after-school enrichment classes. Many options available for all grade levels. Download the Flyer Page 1 Page 2

Stations of the Cross – Please join the students on March 23, 2018 at 2:00pm in St. Nick’s for the Stations from Mary’s vantage point.

Free Basketball Clinic – For girls and boys grades 4-8 at Regina Dominican High School March 24, 2018. Registration required.

Enrollment– All families (new and returning) must download, print, and submit to the office the enrollment paperwork and a check for deposit.

Spring Break Camp– PJ23 Teachers will manage a day camp April 2-6, 2018. Register now!

Summer Camp– Pope John XXIII staff and teachers are planning an exciting summer day camp. You can sign-up now!

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March 8, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser – The party is Saturday March 10, 2018. Buy event tickets online before Friday at 11:59pm. Raffle tickets also available until Saturday.

PJ Spirit Wear – The online pop-up store is only open until March 23, 2018. Get your PJ23-branded clothing and accessories now!

St. Nick’s Pancake Breakfast – March 11, 2018 after all masses. Click for prices and information.

Stations of the Cross – Please join the students on March 23, 2018 at 2:00pm in St. Nick’s for the Stations from Mary’s vantage point.

Free Basketball Clinic – For girls and boys grades 4-8 at Regina Dominican High School March 24, 2018. Registration required.

Sign up for Spring Sports – Last chance to register for co-ed track, co-ed golf, and boy’s volleyball. Grades 4-8.

Enrollment– All families (new and returning) must download, print, and submit to the office the enrollment paperwork and a check for deposit.

Spring Break Camp– PJ23 Teachers will manage a day camp April 2-6, 2018. Register now!

Summer Camp– Pope John XXIII staff and teachers are planning an exciting summer day camp. You can sign-up now!

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March 1, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser – The party is Saturday March 10, 2018. Buy event and raffle tickets online now.

St. Nick’s Pancake Breakfast – March 11, 2018 after all masses. Click for prices and information.

Stations of the Cross – Please join the students on March 23, 2018 at 2:00pm in St. Nick’s for the Stations from Mary’s vantage point.

Sign up for Spring Sports – Last chance to register for co-ed track, co-ed golf, and boy’s volleyball. Grades 4-8.

Enrollment– All families (new and returning) must download, print, and submit to the office the enrollment paperwork and a check for deposit.

Fish Fry Friday – Join the Knights of Columbus at St. Nick’s on March 2nd for a Lenten Fish Fry.

Spring Break Camp– PJ23 Teachers will manage a day camp April 2-6, 2018. Register now!

Summer Camp– Pope John XXIII staff and teachers are planning an exciting summer day camp. You can sign-up now!

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February 22, 2018

Stations of the Cross – Please join the students for Stations of the Cross at St. Nick’s On Friday February 23rd and Friday March 23rd (Mary’s vantage point) at 2:00 p.m. Mom volunteers requested to read on March 23rd. Please contact the office.

Empower Illinois – The new scholarship website will re-launch on February 27th at 7:00 p.m. Please read for more information.

Enrollment – All families (new and returning) must download, print, and submit to the office the enrollment paperwork and a check for deposit.

St. Pat’s Party – Event Tickets now available.

Pot O’ Gold Raffle – When 750 tickets are sold, Mr. Marino will dye his mustache green!

Spring Sports at PJ – Download and submit the registration paperwork for boys/girls track, boys/girls golf, and boys volleyball. Due March 2, 2018.

Spring Break Camp – PJ23 Teachers will manage a day camp April 2-6, 2018. Register now!

Fish Fry Friday – Join the Knights of Columbus at St. Nick’s on March 2nd for a Lenten Fish Fry.

Girls on the Run – Sign up your daughter to join Ms. Larkin in training for a 5K, meeting new friends, and improving self-esteem.

Summer Camp – Pope John XXIII staff and teachers are planning an exciting summer day camp. You can sign-up now!

Girls Play Sports – A program offered at ETHS that introduces girls to sports not normally offered until high school. Sign up now!

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February 15, 2018

Presidents Day Monday February 19, 2018 – No School.

Parents Association Meeting – Tuesday February 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m. in the School Library.

Spring Break Camp – PJ23 Teachers will manage a day camp April 2-6, 2018. Register now!

Enrollment – All families (new and returning) must download, print, and subit to the office the enrollment paperwork and a check for deposit.

Bridge to Kindergarten/1st Grade – Join PJ23 staff for an orientation on making the leap to a full day and increased academic expectations.

Pot O’ Gold Raffle – Buy tickets or volunteer to sell tickets to raise money for the biggest Pope John fundraiser of the year.

Girls on the Run – Sign up your daughter to join Ms. Larkin in training for a 5K, meeting new friends, and improving self-esteem.

Spring Sports at PJ – Download and submit the registration paperwork for boys/girls track, boys/girls golf, and boys volleyball.

Fish Fry Friday – Join the Knights of Columbus at St. Nick’s on March 2nd for a Lenten Fish Fry.

Summer Camp – Pope John XXIII staff and teachers are planning an exciting summer day camp. You can sign-up now!

St. Pat’s Party – The 1st Annual Event is attempting to raise $50,000 for Pope John XXIII on March 10th at Firehouse Evanston. Save the Date!

Girls Play Sports – A program offered at ETHS that introduces girls to sports not normally offered until high school. Sign up now!

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January 4, 2018

Shedd Aquarium Wreath-Cycled Challenge – Winners were announced live December 17, 2017.
Lessons and Carols – Two performances December 20, 2018.
BINGO – Save the Date January 27.

Science Night – January 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm. All students PK-8 are invited to participate in a variety of hands-on activities including making ice cream, elephant toothpaste, polka dot slime, freezing items in liquid nitrogen, and much more.

Bitty Basketball – There is still time to register students grades K-3.

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December 21, 2017

Shedd Aquarium Wreath-Cycled Challenge – Winners were announced live December 17, 2017.
Lessons and Carols – Two performances December 20, 2018.
Winter Enrichment – Sign Up now for winter after school programs.
BINGO – Save the Date January 27.

Science Night – January 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm. All students PK-8 are invited to participate in a variety of hands-on activities including making ice cream, elephant toothpaste, polka dot slime, freezing items in liquid nitrogen, and much more.

Little Panthers – Winter program registration is now open.

Bitty Basketball – There is still time to register students grades K-3.

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December 14, 2017

Parents Association Meeting – December 19, 7:00 pm.
Shedd Aquarium Wreath-Cycled Challenge – Winners will be announced live December 17, 2017.
Lessons and Carols – Two performances December 20, 2018.
Winter Enrichment – Sign Up now for winter after school programs.
BINGO – Save the Date January 27.

Science Night – January 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm. All students PK-8 are invited to participate in a variety of hands-on activities including making ice cream, elephant toothpaste, polka dot slime, freezing items in liquid nitrogen, and much more.

Little Panthers – Winter program registration is now open.

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December 7, 2017

Parents Association Book Fair – Five percent of all purchases on December 10 will be donated to Pope John 23.
Shedd Aquarium Wreath-Cycled Challenge – Winners will be announced live December 17, 2017.
PJ Holiday Raffle  – Last Day to buy tickets.
Winter Enrichment – Sign Up now for winter after school programs.
Bitty Basketball – Basketball League for grades K-3.

Costumes – What your student(s) should wear for Lessons and Carols

Toy Drive – Third Grade needs your help collecting new toys for charity.

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November 30, 2017

Important Announcement – No Aftercare December 14, 2017

Parents Association Book Fair – Five percent of all purchases on December 10 will be donated to Pope John 23.
Lessons and Carols – We made the CBS news at 10:00pm.
Amazon Smile  – Amazon will make a donation for every gift card you purchase through the site.
Toy Drive – Third Grade needs your help collecting new toys for charity.

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November 22, 2017

Parents Association Book Fair -December 10, 2017 at Barnes and Noble, Evanston.

PJ Holiday Raffle – Win front row seats to Lessons and Carols.

St. Nick’s Holiday Bake Sale – In need of bakers. Drop off Friday December 1, 2017

St. Nick’s Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Sale – A not-to-be-missed kick off to the holiday season.
Cardinal Cupich’s Thanksgiving Letter – a message to all catholic school familes.

Save the Date – Saint Patrick’s Day Fundraiser – March 10, 2018

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November 16, 2017

Important Announcement – No aftercare December 14, 2017

Student Pancake Breakfast -The Spirit Club is sponsoring the end-of-trimester Pancake Breakfast Friday, November 17 at 7:40 AM for the children of Pope John. Order forms were due this past Monday, November 13.The menu includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, milk and juice. 
Spirit Wear Sale – This is a limited time opportunity to buy PJ23-branded clothing.

St. Nick’s Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Sale – A not-to-be-missed kick off to the holiday season.
Shedd Aquarium Wreath-Cycled – Ms. Paterson would like to thank and congratulate all of the students in K-6th grade for learning about plastic pollution in the oceans and demonstrating their knowledge in essays and artistic wreaths.
Science Night – The 4th annual Science Night is rescheduled to Thursday, January 18 from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. All students PK-8 are invited to participate in a variety of hands-on activities including making ice cream, elephant toothpaste, polka dot slime, freezing items in liquid nitrogen, and much more. Volunteers are needed.
Save the Date – Saint Patrick’s Day Fundraiser – March 10, 2018

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November 9, 2017

Important Announcement – No aftercare December 14, 2017

Spirit Wear Sale – This is a limited time opportunity to buy PJ23-branded clothing.
St. Nick’s Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Sale – A not-to-be-missed kick off to the holiday season.
Shedd Aquarium Wreath-Cycled – Ms. Paterson would like to thank and congratulate all of the students in K-6th grade for learning about plastic pollution in the oceans and demonstrating their knowledge in essays and artistic wreaths.

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November 2, 2017

Shoebox Christmas– Families are invited to join us on Saturday, November 4th to gather small donated items into charity boxes. The boxes will include toiletries, toys, hats/gloves, and candy and be sent directly to Rosebud Native American Reservation in South Dakota.

Picture Day – November 7, 2017 re-take opportunity.

Shedd Aquarium Wreath-Cycled – Ms. Paterson would like to thank and congratulate all of the students in K-6th grade for learning about plastic pollution in the oceans and demonstrating their knowledge in essays and artistic wreaths.

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October 30, 2017 – Special Halloween Issue

On Saturday we celebrated Trunk-or-Treat as a school community and tomorrow morning our 8th grade will have magically turned the cafeteria into a Halloween carnival.  Tomorrow afternoon our Preschool through 5th graders will put on costumes, have class parties and get ready for our annual costume parade around the school.  Please come by at 2:30 to see the fun. Wednesday, November 1st , is All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church during which all parishioners attend Mass and remember the works of the cannon of Saints. Pope John XXIII 3rd graders will play a special role in tomorrow’s all-school mass at St. Nick’s. We invite all parents and friends to join us at 9:30 am at St. Nick’s.

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October 26, 2017

Trunk or Treat Volunteers Needed  – We need volunteers to help run the event!
PJ Pals- Photo Gallery
Shoebox Christmas– Families are invited to join us on Saturday, November 4th to gather small donated items into charity boxes. The boxes will include toiletries, toys, hats/gloves, and candy and be sent directly to Rosebud Native American Reservation in South Dakota.

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October 19, 2017

Panther Press – An exciting 5-page school newspaper created by Pope John students.
Parent Teacher Conferences – There is still time to sign up for your time slot.
Trunk or Treat Cars Needed  – We need volunteers to register their car to participate!
Middle School Shadow Day– Middle School Students are invited to bring a friend on October 20, 2017
Pancake Breakfast– Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast at McGaw YMCA.

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October 12, 2017

Feast of Pope John XXIII – Yesterday, October 11, was the Feast of John XXIII, our community’s namesake. Breaking with the tradition of recognizing the birthday or death of a saint, the Church remembers “The Good Pope” for the date he convened the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, “Vatican II,” on October 11, 1963.
Parent Teacher Conferences – There is still time to sign up for your time slot.
Trunk or Treat Cars Needed  – We need volunteers to register their car to participate!
Single Gender Advantage– How will a single-gender education give your child an advantage? Why do more parents want a single gender education for their children? Experts from Regina Dominican and Notre Dame will be present.
Middle School Shadow Day– Middle School Students are invited to bring a friend on October 20, 2017
Pancake Breakfast- Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast at McGaw YMCA. St. Nicks Bake Sale – St. Nicholas is going to be having a bake sale and would like any donations you could to make this a successful sale.

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October 5, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences

PK-Grade 4

Grade 5- 8

Specials

Winter Sports Registration – We are now taking registration for our winter sports season. To ensure we are able to have a team please turn in your form by October 6th.

Trunk or Treat – Attend the 5th annual Trunk or Treat event! This safe, family-oriented fall event will be held at the PJ School/St. Nick’s parking lot.

Single Gender Advantage – How will a single-gender education give your child an advantage? Why do more parents want a single gender education for their children? Experts from Regina Dominican and Notre Dame will be present.

Little Panther Registration – Many have already joined our Little Panthers play group if you are interested in signing up please return your registration form to school by October 3rd.

Screenagers – Please visit screenagersmovie.com to purchase tickets.

St. Nick’s Bake Sale – St. Nicholas is going to be having a bake sale and would like any donations you could to make this a successful sale.

Piano for Sale – We have a piano for sale! It is located in the cafeteria if you are interested in purchasing it please call the school at 847-475-5678.

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September 28, 2017

Screenagers Tickets on Sale -Please visit screenagersmovie.com to purchase tickets.

St. Nick’s Holiday Bake Sale -St. Nicholas is going to be having a bake sale and would like any donations you could to make this a successful sale.

Piano For Sale -We have a piano for sale! It is located in the cafeteria if you are interested in purchasing it please call the school at 847-475-5678.

Parent Volunteer Training -We always need parent volunteers to participate in classroom activities and field trips. It is required by the Archdiocese that all volunteers complete these steps in order to participate in classroom activities and field trips.

Federal Funds Eligibility Survey – Your completion of the survey ensures that PJ23 maximizes its federal funding.

Power School Portal – This is an important tool to track your student’s academic success.

Little Panther Registration -Many have already joined our Little Panthers play group if you are interested in signing up please return your registration form to school by October 3rd.

Single Gender Advantage -How will a single-gender education give your child an advantage? Why do more parents want a single gender education for their children? Experts from Regina Dominican and Notre Dame will be present.

Parenting from the Heart -A four-evening course that provides strategies, approaches and methods aimed at building relationships that succeed, children that achieve, and families that thrive.

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September 21, 2017

Picture Day – Picture day is next week September 28th. You may place your order online or turn in your form by picture day. Late orders must be done online no envelopes will be taken the next day.
Little Panthers – Many have already joined our Little Panthers play group if you are interested in signing up please return your registration form to school by October 3rd.
Winter Sports  – We are now taking registration for our winter sports season. To ensure we are able to have a team please turn in your form by October 6th.
Fall Enrichment – This year we are exploring a new way to do aftercare in the link you will find Fall enrichment programs your child can attend after school.
PennyWars– The last day is tomorrow! It’s been really exciting and fun to see how these jars have filled up.
Screenager – Please visit screenagersmovie.com to purchase tickets.
Piano For Sale –  We have a piano for sale! It is located in the cafeteria if you are interested in purchasing it please call the school at 847-475-5678.
Bake Sale – St. Nicholas is going to be having a bake sale and would like any donations you could to make this a successful sale.

 


 

September 14, 2017

Parent Association Meeting – September 19th at 7pm.
Screenager – We are hosting a screening of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age on October 17. It is open to parents and the community. Our middle schoolers will get a chance to view the movie during school later in the week and participate in breakout discussions. Please visit screenagersmovie.com to purchase tickets.
Little Panthers – Play group for ages 1-3. Little Panthers meet every Tuesday beginning October 3rd -November 21st.
Winter Sports – Basketball Registration has begun turn in your forms by October 6.
PennyWars – Students will be using this fun way to raise mont for hurricane relief fundraiser from 9/18-922. Let the fun begin.
Fall Enrichment – This year we are exploring a new way to do aftercare in the link you will find Fall enrichment programs your child can attend after school.
Block Party – St.Mary Church is having a block party 9/16 6-10pm. Food, drinks, games and a raffle. See you there!

 


 

September 7, 2017

Aspire Test Scores – This link shows how to access the scores from the parent portal. This link shows how to interpret the results of your child’s scores.
School Forms – We are still missing forms from families. Please click on the link to print out what you need and return to the office as soon as possible.
Dining for Dollars – Support PJ23 by “Dining for Dollars” at Candlelite! Mention PJ23 to your server and Candlelite will donate a portion of sales to our school. Hope to see you there! http://www.candlelitechicago.com
Screenager – We are hosting a screening of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age on October 17. It is open to parents and the community. Our middle schoolers will get a chance to view the movie during school later in the week and participate in breakout discussions. Please visit screenagersmovie.com to purchase tickets.
Little Panthers – Play group for ages 1-3. Little Panthers meet every Tuesday beginning October 3rd -November 21st.
Pope John XXIII Spirit Wear – Place your orders for spirit wear by Sunday September 10th online.
ReginaRun – Cross Country races open to grades 6th-8th hosted by Regina Dominican High School.

 


 

September 1, 2017

School Forms – We are still missing forms from families. Please click on the link to print out what you need and return to the office as soon as possible.
PJ Players – This is a theater class run by our former art teacher Ms.Wolff. See the flyer for more details.
SoccerFest – This weekend ETHS is holding a soccer tournament from grades 1st through 8th. Tournament for 1st-4th at 11am and grades 5th-8th at 2pm.
Mudlark – Registration has begun for after school theater classes. If you are interested please click on the link to register.
Girls Play Sports – Registration forms for Tennis, Volleyball and Cross Country can be found on this link.
ReginaRun – Cross Country races open to grades 6th-8th hosted by Regina Dominican High School.

 


 

August 25, 2017

Pope John XXIII Spirit Wear – Place your orders for spirit wear by Monday September 4th online.
Mudlark Theater – Register online at mudlarkthearter.org/classes-at-schools
Notre Dame Cheer Clinic – Cheerleading Youth Clinic are for grades K-8th. You can register online for questions email nddonscheer@gmail.com or call 773-497-2785
Girls Play Sports – Basketball, Lacrosse, Tennis and Volleyball sessions begin soon. Questions: email mlivatino@teamgps.org
Parenting from the Heart – A free seminar on parenting. Contact Michael Banks at mjbndunltd@aol.com or call 773-262-2794 to reserve your seat.