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School Newsletter 8/22/2019

Dear St. Gabriel Families,

Ice Cream Social:

Maria’s Ice Cream Truck will be in the 45th Street barriers after dismissal on Friday, August 23rd. St. Gabriel School students are welcome to an ice cream cone from Maria's ice cream truck. See attachment for more details.

St. Gabriel School yard signs:

All new families can stop by the office for a yard sign!

We do have a few extra for parents that would like a sign.


Each year, schools who have buildings that are old, are required to send an asbestos awareness letter to all the parents, teachers and staff employees. Attached is said letter. Please call the school office if you have any questions.


Vaccinations play a key role in keeping all those in our communities healthy and strong. The Illinois Department of Public Health has created an easy reference guide<> to help you understand what vaccines are required to start school for each grade level. August as part of National Immunization Awareness Month. Find communications tools on the NPHIC website<>.”

Gym permission form:

Starting on Monday, September 9th grades 3-8 will be transported by St. Rita bus to Taylor-Lauridsen Park on Mondays.Student permission forms need to be signed and returned to the office.Students will not be allowed to go unless they have a signed permission form. See see attachmentAcceptable Use and Digital Citizenship Technology permission forms will be going home on today, please return the forms to the office ASAP. See attachment. A hard copy will be going home on Friday also.

Fall Photos:Tuesday, September 3rd! All students will be photographed individually. No payment is required on picture day. Green screen technology will be used. Please avoid wearing green.

St. Gabriel School 7th Annual Walk-a-Thon: Save the date!

St. Gabriel School


Annual WALK-A-THON will be on

Friday, September 27th

9:00 am to 11:00 am.All forms will be going home on Monday! 100% will go towards your fundraising. All volunteers are welcome!

Taylor-Lauridsen Park Fall Schedule: Please see attachment for more informationStudent Photo Release 2019-2020: St. Gabriel School and The Big Shoulders Fund would like your permission to use your child's photograph or photographic image in the school website, newsletters, social media (Facebook, Instagram) graduation slideshows, etc. We will be using them for news organizations and for promotional purposes. Please contact If you do not agree with your child's photo being released.Walking students to class: If you need to walk your child into the building, please drop them off in the office. Walking students to their classroom is not allowed. We need to know who is in the building at all times. Thank you.Important Dates: (Please check the calendar for updates regularly) Monday, September 2nd Labor Day No SchoolTuesday, September 3rd Van Gogh PhotosFriday, September 9th First Early Dismissal @ 1:30 pm (Aftercare will be offered)Friday, September 27th will be our Walk-a-Thon (Forms will go home next week)Saturday, September 21st Jim Gorman Memorial Golf OutingFriday, October 4th- 1st Trimester progress reports will be going home

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