The school office hours will be shortened in July. The office will be open July 7 - 30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The office is closed on Mondays and Fridays.
July 1-3 Closed
July 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 Opened 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
July 6, 10,
Reading is the core skill for all instruction and it is our hope that throughout the summer all of our SIJ students will pick up a book or books to read. SIJ is launching a very simple, easy to succeed, summer reading initiative. The reading log for each of your children will be used as a ticket for a celebration of our summer readers. Our goal for each child would be 20 minutes of reading a day, but all students who keep a log and have the log validated by a parent will be eligible. We are also working in conjunction with the Hinsdale Library. All of the SIJ students who sign up for the summer reading program through the library can also bring in the library log. Attached are materials for the launch of our summer reading program. There are logs, a bingo game and other ideas to make summer a FUN time to read!
Summer Reading Log
"Come Follow Me"
If the Pope came to the western suburbs, how many people would show up to see him? Hundreds of thousands, maybe a million. This July 4th, hundreds of our parishioners will attend the Independence Day Parade, but George Washington or Thomas Jefferson will not be in attendance. Many people walk the streets in town every day for exercise with their spouses, friends, or even their dog.
But, if given the chance, how many of us would walk with Jesus Himself, right here in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills?
On Sunday, June 7th, the Feast of Corpus Christi, right after Notre Dame's 11:30 Mass, we have an incredible opportunity to do just that, as 900 parishioners from 17 different parishes did attending last year's Procession (see it at the St. Isaac’s website: http://sij.net/corpus-christi-procession/). Enjoy an unforgettable, grace-filled, mile-long, hour-long stroll on a summer day with fellow Catholics and Jesus Himself in a fun, festive, family-friendly Eucharistic Procession from Notre Dame to St Isaac Jogues on the Feast of Corpus Christi.
To find out more and to sign up please click here: http://sij.net/corpus-christi-procession/
Come be a part of history on June 7th at 12:30 walking with Christ from Notre Dame Parish to St. Isaac Jogues in a festive Procession of Praise followed by Benediction and an Ice Cream Social.
A Trolley will transport parishioners between parishes and will follow the Procession.
The Class of 2015 graduated from SIJ on Tuesday, May 26th. Looking back this has been a year full of great memories and experiences. Here are just a few of the highlights! In the fall the eighth grade began the year in Religion by researching a saint as part of preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in November. They also completed the Theology of the Body Middle School program. In March, the eighth graders participated in the first annual Diocese of Joliet Here I Am Lord Vocations and Discipleship Workshop. Over 800 students from around the diocese met here at SIJ to sing, pray, and learn about the Catholic faith and how God calls all of us to holiness. On March 14th Mrs. Tieke celebrated Pi Day in her classroom and challenged children to recite as many digits of Pi as they could recall. This year was an epic PI year as the date ended up being 3/14/15. To celebrate, eighth grade groups were tasked with making a "piece of pi" out of colored papered. Each group was given 40 digits and the strips to make a paper chain in the correct order. Once all the classes finished, Mrs. Tieke assembled all the pieces of chain and hung it around the room with almost 1000 digits represented. Mrs. Henry has been exploring elements of literature with the eighth graders throughout the year culminating in the reading of Homer’s The Odyssey. Eighth graders have conducted a variety of labs in the areas of chemistry and physics. One of the labs applied the students’ knowledge of physics to the building and racing of mousetrap cars. They have mastered important science concepts that will be needed for success in high school. Eighth grade has been busy writing. The students have written thoughtful narrative essays about their experiences as 8th graders. WSIJ is on the air! As a culmination of their Roaring Twenties unit, Eighth grade created their own radio broadcasts. They came complete with a soap opera and reviews of the new "talkies." Students wrote their own scripts and produced their own commercials. Quite a talented crew!
Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
We are looking forward to a great school year!
Monday, August 24th is the first day of school for Grades 1-8.
Students may be dropped off as early as 7:45 a.m. when morning supervision begins. Student will gather in the parking lot across from the school. Teachers will meet their students at 7:55 a.m. and proceed into the school at 8:00 a.m. All students should be in their classroom by 8:10 a.m. Since the students will be in attendance all day, please don't forget to send a lunch. Dismissal is at 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25th is the first day of school for Kindergarten students.
Parents and Kindergarten students will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Center. There will be a brief orientation and introduction by Mrs. Burlinski. The students will then go with their teachers to start their first day. Since the students will be in attendance all day, please don’t forget to send a lunch. Also, send an small snack and drink for snack time. Dismissal is at 3:15 p.m. in front of the Main Entrance of the school.