Paw Prints

Monday, August 30, 2021

Paw Prints

Picture Date Correction

Due to a scheduling conflict, Picture Day has been changed to Monday, September 13. Retakes will be on Wednesday, November 3.

Attention 8th grade Parents/Guardians

8th grade parents, please be sure to sign your child up for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) if he or she is planning to apply for admittance to a Catholic High School. This is not done automatically and is not done by Lourdes; it is the responsibility of each individual family to sign their student up to take the test at a high school of their choice. Please contact the high schools with any questions or concerns.


We are currently looking for parents, guardians, and family members who are interested in volunteering in the library and the cafeteria. If interested in volunteering in the cafeteria, please contact Melisa Densford at or fill out the cafeteria volunteer form that went out in last week’s Friday folder. If interested in volunteering in the library, please contact Beth DiTullio by calling the school office or emailing


CPS Transportation

CPS bussing seems to be experiencing some challenges with their computer system. As always, we will do everything we can to assist you with transportation; however, please be patient with this process. A reminder to all who use CPS busses: When we have a change in arrival and dismissal times, there will be limited bussing (for example, Early Dismissal will not have afternoon bussing).

Mrs. DiTullio’s Note

If you received your EdChoice Acceptance letter, it is due to the school office as soon as possible. The EdChoice Authorization sheet that came out in the OneCall is due to the school office no later than September 1. If you need a paper copy, please let the office know, and we can send one home with your student. If you have not completed your FinalForms, please do so immediately (this also applies to our new families). All forms on FinalForms are due by August 31, 2021.

From the DRE’s Office

Have You Registered for Formed Yet? Thanks to a generous benefactor, our parish recently purchased a subscription to FORMED, an online platform containing various feature-length films, audio books, study programs, interview shows, cartoons, etc. on a variety of Catholic topics for both adults and children. The Religion teachers will be using some of the Formed content for their lessons this year, but you are also welcome to view it at home. To begin taking advantage of this resource for continuing faith formation, go to and enter 45238 and your name and e-mail address. You can also get the free FORMED app by searching for FORMED Catholic in your app store.

Construction Notice

The AC in the new gym is being serviced. In order to do this, a crane will be in the driveway leading up to the office door on Wednesday, September 1, which will make that driveway unavailable for pick up or drop off. Please park along Rosebud, in the Grotto parking lot, or in the church parking lot if you need to come to the office or into the school building during the day.

PTO Information

PTO dues of $30 is due next week. Please don’t forget to fill in the chart with your child’s name and homeroom on the PTO form that was sent home last week. If your form and dues are returned by September 3, your child will receive an out of uniform pass for Tuesday September 14. PTO NEEDS to fill the positions on their Board, please circle one or all positions that you would be interested in. Please contact Katie Boyers with any questions:

Messages from the High Schools

Seton: Hey, Future Saints! We hope to see you at our upcoming Grade School Athletic Nights where we will cheer our Saints to victory! Join us for games, giveaways and fun, and experience the Spirit of Seton in the student cheering section. Go Saints!
Grade School Volleyball Night - Tuesday, August 31 Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Seton Commons with the Varsity game beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Grade School Soccer Night - Wednesday, September 15 Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the PAC (1915 Quebec Road) with the Varsity game beginning at 7:00 p.m.

St. Ursula Academy: Dawg for a Day - 8th grade girls are invited to spend a day at SUA! During your special day, you will visit classes, tour our campus, enjoy lunch, meet teachers, and experience the sisterhood that makes Saint Ursula so special! Multiple days are available through December 3. Sign up at Educational Services Program Information Night - September 8 at 6:30. Meet teachers from Saint Ursula's ES Program and find out how SUA supports students with identified learning disorders. Registration available at
Admissions Information Night - September 22 at 6:30. This program for 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents will cover the admissions process for Saint Ursula Academy. Sign up at
Grade School Volleyball Night - September 28 at 6:30. Cheer on the Bulldogs with free admission to the varsity volleyball game for students, parents, and coaches! Register at
SAVE THE DATE - Open House - Sunday, October 24. 7th and 8th grade girls and their families are invited to take an in-depth look at all that SUA has to offer. RSVP REQUIRED at
More information about these events, and additional upcoming events, can be found at We hope to see you on campus soon! Go Bulldogs!

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