February 6, 2023
From the desk of the principal…
I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I am so impressed with the growth our students are showing. Our students are currently finishing our Winter i-Ready Diagnostics, which should be completed in the next few weeks. Please make sure your student is getting plenty of rest!
We are blessed to see our classes filling up with students. Please make sure to register NOW so that you are guaranteed a spot next year.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
I also wanted to share that we had quite a schedule of events and fun for Catholic Schools Week (January 29th through February 4th). We began this calendar of events for the week, starting with Sunday’s Mass at 10:30. We LOVED seeing over 50 school families attend this Mass. Students wore their school uniform to church. Afterwards, we hosted hospitality at the school to show school families and our entire community the amazing things we do at MBTA.
After Mass, we provided tours for families interested in the school. Remember, any parent that brings in a family to tour the school will have their name entered in a raffle drawing. If the family registers their child, you will receive a discount off your tuition! *
Some of our activities for the week included a demonstration by the Waukegan Police Department Canine Unit, a visit by two nuns, Sr. Carol and Sr. Justyna, Bingo, Wacky Olympics, a teacher vs student volleyball game, and a visit by Fr. Andy, who blessed all our throats on the Feast of St. Blaise. Fr. Tim also came to the school several times during the week to see the students and teachers.
We want to thank our SCHOOL BOARD for the gift cards everyone received! You are appreciated! Also, a big shout out to the Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 8th grade for winning their levels’ Door Decorating Contest. The theme was “Your favorite Storybook.”
Finally, we held a service project in which we collected money to aid veterans. We named it the “Change Challenge for Veterans’ Closet”. We collected $665.27!Congratulations to our kindergarten class, who raised $174.84.
LEADERSHIP AT MBTA
The Archdiocese of Chicago and Big Shoulders are working together to locate and hire the very best principal and academic leader for MBTA for next year. We already have several qualified candidates whom we are interviewing.
Our MBTA students get to experience more than classroom academics.
The next few months will hold some exciting adventures for our students. Our 7th graders will be going to Timber-lee Center for a three-day outdoor education trip in April. Our students will dig for fossils, experience geocaching, use a compass, and measure geographical features. Students will also team build through games, high ropes, climbing walls, and zip lines.