God-Centered ~ Respectful ~ Responsible

God-Centered ~ Respectful ~ Responsible
March 6, 2014
Now Lent has begun, and as we wish for a change in the weather, perhaps we should make
changes in our hearts and our actions first. Let’s clear out the baggage and debris from the
winter that has accumulated in our lives. Let’s ask for forgiveness, and give forgiveness where
needed. Let’s carry patience with us, wherever we go, rather than impatience and a spirit of
rushing. And let’s sit with Jesus for awhile each day. Let’s make an effort to bring peace and
understanding into each relationship in our lives; the only way to do that is to focus on Jesus in
every moment and every interaction.
 GIRL WITH A CAPE AUTHOR AMY LOGAN: Please join us on Monday, March 10, for an
assembly with author Amy Logan (a St. Dennis alum). She will share the story of her
book, Girl With A Cape, inspiring us to be aware of “the power of our everyday actions;
the power we have in paying it forward with kindness.” The first assembly will be in the
gym from 1:00-1:30PM; the second session is 1:45-2:15PM.
 NEED PARENT HOURS? Here is an easy way to earn some parent hours before the
school year ends! We need parents to sell $100 Spring Raffle tickets between Masses
over the next few weeks. If you would like to sign up, please contact Erika Vargas at
[email protected] to select your dates and times. We really need help making
this a successful fundraiser! The funds from this effort go directly into the school,
operating budget to cover the fundraising goal we set for this school year.
Thursday, March 6
Friday, March 7
Sunday, March 9
Monday, March 10
Tuesday, March 11
Wednesday, March 12
Happy Birthday, Mrs. Boyer!
Region 11 Science Fair
Report Cards
1 Reconciliation/Eucharist Meeting for child,
parents, prayer partners
Daylight Saving time begins (set clocks AHEAD one hour)
Girl with A Cape assemblies
Parish Center
Parish Center
Happy Birthday, Mrs. Bussey
Fundraising Committee meeting
Think Tank
School Board meeting
Think Tank
Gr. 2 Wax Museum presentation
9:30am-11am Narthex
Mrs. Lisa Smith
1201 S. Washington Street • Lockport, IL 60441
815-838-4494 • Fax 815-838-5435 • www.saint-dennis.org/school
Friday, March 21St from 6:30- 9:30 PM
This fun night will include a Mother vs Son Dodge Ball Game!
Other activities include Tug of War and Football Toss!
There will be a Pre-K & Kindergarten area with fun carnival
games: Bozo Buckets, Go Fishing, etc.
Food Choices include: Pizza, Hot Dog and Nachos
Come dressed to have fun!!!
Ticket Order Forms due by Tuesday, March 18th
Sponsored by St. Dennis PTC
School Supply Kits for the 2014-15 School Year
Your School Supply Kit order forms were sent home last week. Please contact Erin
Argianas if you need another order form at [email protected]
If you are paying with a check or by cash, the paper order forms are due on Friday,
March 21st.
If you miss the deadline of March 21st or would like to pay with a credit card, the
order deadline is Friday, March 28th (Online orders will be subject to a 7.75% Illinois
State Sales Tax). Special note: We do not order extra kits.
Go to www.shopttkits.com. The school account # is 4533. Choose the grade your
child(ren) will be in next school year and add to the cart. You will be prompted to
enter your child’s first and last name (will be printed on student labels). Proceed to
check out. All school kits will be available for pick up at Forms and Fees Day, August
7, 2014.
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Personalized Kits with Bonus Items and Promotional Offerings!
Each kit comes labeled with the student’s school, name, and grade. Also, included in
every kit are exclusive offers along with 40 personalized labels for the student to use
when labeling their supplies.
*Beer, Wine and Pizza
*Individual Seating and
Tables Available
*Reserve Your Spot
Parent Trivia
Saturday, March 29
5:30 p.m.
*Kids Movie/Pizza Night!
Babysitting Available for
St. Dennis students
(Ages 3+) $5 per family
St. Dennis
The programs in this newsletter are sponsored by the White Oak Library District. This organization is not affiliated with the
school district, and the school district does not sponsor or endorse this organization or its activities.
March, April & May 2014
Molly: An American Girl Party
Join us for old-fashioned fun and games as we
celebrate American Girl Molly and what it was like
growing up during World War II!
Dolls are welcome to attend, too!
This program is part of The Great Read.
For more information on The Great Read,
visit http://www.psd202.org/greatread/.
This program is for ages 5 and up.
Registration is required.
April 12
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Pokemon League
Are you interested in Pokemon? We have an
official Pokemon League! Players of any skill
level are welcome, but everyone must bring their
own cards or Nintendo DS to battle.
We will be keeping statistics for official
Organized Pokemon Play.
For ages 8 and up. Registration is required.
March 4
April 8
May 6
6:00-8:00 PM
6:00-8:00 PM
6:00-8:00 PM
Mother’s Day Tea Party
Boys and girls, bring your mom (or other special grownup) to a Mother's Day Tea Party. Dress your
best and impress your grownup with a party featuring fancy snacks, stories and crafts.
Children must be 5 years old and up to attend. Registration is required.
May 10
1:00-2:30 PM
Summer Reading Program 2014
Look for more information in the next newsletter or online at www.whiteoaklibrary.org!
Lockport Branch • 121 E. 8th Street • Lockport, Illinois 60441 • Phone: 815-838-0755 • www.whiteoaklibrary.org
The programs in this newsletter are sponsored by the White Oak Library District. This organization is not affiliated with the
school district, and the school district does not sponsor or endorse this organization or its activities.
Spring Session runs from March 24 to May 2.
Registration required for all Storytimes, Toddler Times and Music in Motion.
Music in Motion is for children ages 2 to 4 years. This new program consists of singing, dancing, stories and more.
10:30 AM
Toddler Time is for children from 3 months to 3 years, and their parents/caregivers. This program
consists of songs & activities.
10:30 AM
10:30 AM
6:00 PM
Storytime is for children ages 3 to 6 years. This program consists of stories, songs, and activities.
6:30 PM
10:30 AM
Monday Clubs
Tween Scene
Monday Clubs are for kids ages 6 to 9 years old.
Clubs meet from 4:00-5:00 PM. Registration is required.
Tween Scene is just for kids ages 9 to 12 years. Each
Wednesday is something different—come hang out, have a
snack and chill with your friends! Registration required.
We meet from 4:00-5:00 PM.
Art Club
March 3 & April 7
Do you like to draw or paint? We will learn about a famous
artist along with doing an art project in the style of that artist.
Superhero Club
March 10 & April 14
Board Games
Did you ever wonder how superheroes train to be, well,
superheroes? Join us for Superhero Club!
Character Club
March 17 & April 21
Do you have a favorite book character? Join us stories,
crafts and lots of fun with a different character each month.
Explorers Club
March 24 & April 28
We’ll dig deeper into some fantastic mysteries – all you need
is curiosity!
Brick Building is for kids ages 6 & up. We'll supply the
LEGO® bricks, you supply the creativity.
Registration required.
March 4 & 18 4:00-5:00 PM
April 1 & 15 4:00-5:00 PM
May 6 & 20
4:00-5:00 PM
Are you interested in Minecraft™ Join us for
Minecraft™Club! We’ll talk about Minecraft™ and
do Minecraft™ activities.
All Minecraft fans ages 9-18 are welcome.
March 25
April 29
May 27
DIY Journals
March 19
Join us to make your own DIY gratitude journals.
Words & Art
March 26 & April 23
Itching to write a story or create a comic? Love to draw?
Duct Tape Art
April 9
Think duct tape is just for sticking stuff together? Come learn
how to make cool projects with everyone's favorite adhesive.
Recycled Crafts
April 16
Reader’s Theater
Reader's Theater is a great way to get into acting without
having to memorize a script. Each week we will rehearse the
play of the month and on the last Thursday we will perform
the play for family and friends.
This program is for kids ages 8-14. Registration required.
March 12
Come and test your smarts!
Recycling can be fun! Come hang out and make fun
projects out of recycled things.
Brick Building
March 5 & April 2
Come and get your game on! Are you up for a challenge?
4:00-5:00 PM
4:00-5:00 PM
4:00-5:00 PM
March 6, 13, 20 & 27
April 3, 10, 17 & 24
4:00-5:00 PM
4:00-5:00 PM
Bring Dad (or older brother, uncle, etc.) for an afternoon of
games, crafts, and lots of imagination! This program is for
children ages 6 years & up. Registration is required.
Please let staff know of any food or latex allergies.
March 1 & 15 1:00-1:45 PM
April 5 & 19 1:00-1:45 PM
May 3 & 17
1:00-1:45 PM
Lockport Branch • 121 E. 8th Street • Lockport, Illinois 60441 • Phone: 815-552-4265 • www.whiteoaklibrary.org