Family School Assoc. (FSA) 9th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair
Thank you for your support of the most sucessful Arts and Crafts Fair to date! Your participation in the Fair generated $7,000.00 in an afternoon that was enjoyed by the families of St. Helen Catholic School.
The 9th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair and Silent Auction will take place on December 5 from 10:00-2:00. The event is open to all throughout the community. Created for children, the Fair will include make-n-take ornament stations, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, and games. The day will also offer a Silent Auction, unique ornaments and hand knit items created by students, and refreshments. The Fair is sponsored by the St. Helen Family and School Association (FSA). All school parents are members of the FSA, a group committed to connecting home and school as well as raising funds for classroom and building enhancements. Fabulous Silent Auction items include the following.
Six Tickets and a Table at the Park West for Ralph's World
See the Bulls play from a Private Suite for 12 at the United Center
Spend New Years Eve as a VIP at The Black Keys at the Aragon
Poi Dog Pondering at the Vic
Weekend Stay at a Vacation Home in the beautiful resort town of Saugatuck, MI
Thank you for supporting the Family School Assoc. (FSA) Thanksgiving Pie sale. Nearly 750 pies were sold! Your support is greatly appreciated.
Online Payment Update
The change of administration of Give Central is complete and the system is totally operational once again. You will need to create a new password to access your account. You may sign in with your original log in name and use givecentral@123 as your temporary password. When typing in the name of our facility use the word Helen. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.
St. Helen Festival - A Great Success!
Thank you to our wonderful school parents and parishioners that volunteered endless hours to create the most successful St. Helen Festival in six years for a total of $57,000. Truly, a community event enjoyed not only by school famiiles and parishioners but neighbors as well. The Festival is sponsored by the St. Helen Family and School Association (FSA).
The sixth annual St. Helen Festival featured carnival rides and games, music and dance performances, a beer garden, food concessions, a raffle and more. General admission is free, and there is no cover charge for the live entertainment in the beer garden.
Festival-goers can purchase individual carnival ride tickets or a $40 “mega pass,” which will entitle the holder to unlimited rides for the duration of the festival. A $20 unlimited-ride pass is good on Saturday afternoon (noon to 4 p.m.) Festival hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. All proceeds will benefit St. Helen School.
Friday (August 27)
6:30-8 p.m. Orchestre Super Vitesse (Afropop)
8:30-10 p.m. Bossa Tres (Brazilian jazz and pop)
Saturday (August 28)
12-1 p.m. Douglas Grew (Circus juggling act)
1-2 p.m. Andy Zagata (Instrumental ragtime guitar)
2:30-4 p.m. Aperture Trio (Smooth jazz)
4:30-6 p.m. Grupo Epoca (Latin ballads and traditional Cuban songs)
6-8 p.m. Melodie Magnuson Project (Jazz and originals)
8:30-10 p.m. Rocambu (French Creole jazz)
Sunday (August 29)
12 to 9 p.m. Chris’ Band (Polish pop music)
The St. Helen Festival is sponsored by St. Aloysius Parish, De La Salle Institute, Bernice Jachim, MB Financial Bank, Little Green Baby, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Strack & Van Til, Dr. Jeffrey Betman, Grove Realty Group, Neil Hirsch, Robert R. Morris Associates, and Cesar and Martha Pino.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 14:53
Last call for St. Helen Festival sponsors and donors
The most intensive fundraising event of the year, the St. Helen Festival relies on financial support from school families, parishioners, Catholic organizations, and business owners to meet our goal of keeping St. Helen School’s excellent education affordable for families of all backgrounds and sizes. We gratefully acknowledge those who have already made donations, and encourage others to join them. The sponsor form can be found under the Quick Links to the left. Thank you in advance for your support!
Gold Sponsor: St. Aloysius Parish.
Silver Sponsors: Anonymous, De La Salle Institute, Bernice Jachim, MB Financial Bank, Little Green Baby, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Strack & Van Til.
Bronze Sponsors: Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman, Grove Realty Group, Neil Hirsch, Robert R. Morris Associates, Cesar and Martha Pino.
Other donors: Anonymous, Michael and Elizabeth Bergan, Berkes Family, Joyce Coffee and Chuck Lundgren, Fenwick Academy, Komoda Inc., Leonard Kosiba, Charlie and Kitt Lande, Mary and Chris Lynn, Maridel and Tomas Maulawin, Mercury Studios, Bruce and Betty Rattenbury, Ritz Car Wash, Jerome Slad, Angeline Swiatek.
The annual Back-to-School Night will be held September 9 from 6:00-7:30p.m. There will be a brief welcome followed by an Open House. Teachers will be in their classroom to discuss procedures and expectations.
Pre-registration 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
A limited number of pre-registration applications are currently being accepted for the 2011-2012 academic year. Please call the school office at 773-486-1055 for information.
Preschool tours for 2012-2013 will begin in September, 2010. Please call the office to schedule an appointment and to complete a pre-registration form.
The St. Helen Catholic School community is proud to announce that Sister Mary Kathleen Dowling has received the Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented to Sr. Mary Kay by the Archdiocese of Chicago at a gala on February 21, 2010 hosted by Francis Cardinal George and Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey, Superintendent of Schools.
Sr. Mary Kay was honored for her dedicated service throughout the Archdiocese as well as her commitment to St. Helen as the fourth grade teacher. Sr. Mary Kay has inspired children to strive to be their personal best as well as make a commitment to be of service to those within their community. Whether she is conducting "hermit crab races", chaperoning student carolers at the hospital, cheering at a basketball game , or mentoring colleagues, Sr. Mary Kay accepts each day with renewed vigor and passion for helping others to succeed. We congratulate Sr. Mary Kay!