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Issue Date: Friday, May 17, 2024

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Friday, May 17

11:50am Dismissal (11:40 PK); NO Aftercare

Saturday, May 18

8th Grade Dinner Dance, 6:30 Barraco’s Vineyard

Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19

School Art Fair

Monday, May 20

6th Grade Field Trip, Adler Planetarium

Tuesday, May 21

Weekly School Mass, 8:45am in Church

Tuesday, May 21

Student Council Speeches, around 9:30am at Church

Tuesday, May 21

Kindergarten Field Trip, Oak Lawn Children's Museum

Wednesday, May 22

School Talent Show, during the day

Wednesday, May 22

8th Grade Arts and Athletic Banquet, 6:30pm Ridge CC

Thursday, May 23

1st Grade Field Trip, Brookfield Zoo. Please note the wrong field trip date was posted last week.

Thursday, May 23

Preschool May Crowning, 10am at Church

Thursday, May 23

8th Grade Final Clap Out, 2:45pm Main Hall

Friday, May 24

Spirit Day & 11:50am Dismissal (11:40PK) NO Aftercare

Monday, May 27

NO School - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28

Weekly School Mass, 8:45am in Church

Tuesday, May 28

8th Grade Retreat, 7:45am - 9pm, at School

Wednesday, May 29

1:30 Dismissal (1:20 PK)- Staff Development

Wednesday, May 29

8th Grade Grad Practice & Picnic, 10am - 1:30pm, at Church

Thursday, May 30

8th Grade Awards Ceremony, 10am at Church

Thursday, May 30

7th Grade Constitution Test, at School

Thursday, May 30

5th Grade Field Trip to Fair Oaks Farm

Thursday, May 30

8th Grade Car Parade Throughout Parish, 7pm Kick-Off

Friday, May 31

8th Grade Graduation, 7pm at Church

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Schedule Reminders

  • Today, May 17 - 11:50am dismissal today (11:40 Preschool), No Aftercare

  • Monday, May 27 - NO School, Memorial Day 

  • Wednesday, May 29 - 1:30 Dismissal (1:20 PK), Staff Development 

Talent Show!

Students, do you have a special talent that you would like to show off to the rest of the school? If you can answer that with a big YES, then this is your chance to be part of the Talent Show presented by the Student Council. The annual school talent show is Wednesday, May 22. Students in grades K-8 (individual or group acts) are eligible to participate. All students must SIGN UP by today, May 17, and attend a mandatory run-through on Tuesday, May 21, from 3pm-4 pm. Full details HERE.

Art Fair This Weekend!

The annual school ART FAIR is this weekend, and you do not want to miss the creativity on display! Every student will have a piece in the school gym, along with Culture Club Craft Fair on Saturday and a showcase of Young Authors' books! Volunteers are still needed; sign up HERE TO HELP.

Art Fair

Graduation Dance 

We wish our 8th-grade students an incredible evening on Saturday as they enjoy their Graduation Dinner Dance at 6:30pm at The Vineyard - Baracco’s. Class of 2024, have fun, be safe, and make some memories! 

8th-grade parents, we are moving into our whirlwind of events! This is a reminder to “stay in the know” and check for all grad details on the WEBSITE in Activities > Graduation Events.

Yearbook Pictures

Parents capture some of the best shots at school events - first days, school mass, field trips, holidays, sacraments, and sports! If you have pictures you think should be considered for the school yearbook, please email them, along with a quick note of names and event, to:

Upcoming Spirit Day!

Spirit Day is next Friday, May 24 (an 11:50am dismissal day before the Memorial Day holiday weekend)! We extend a huge thank you to our FSA for running this momentous event. All students are invited to wear their grade's color! If you ordered a Colors Wars t-shirt from the FSA, they would be arriving home next week (check students' backpacks!).

Parent Volunteers are still needed for the day. Register to volunteer HERE

Spirit Day


SPORTS REGISTRATION - Registration for Football (Gr 4 - 8), Cheer (Gr 4 - 8), and Girls Basketball (Gr 3 - 8) is now open! Registration for Fall 2024 team sports is required in May to allow time for proper league registration and coaching assignments. Golf (Gr 5 - 8) and Soccer (PK - 8) details will be released soon. Prompt registration is highly appreciated! Linked HERE.

SUMMER CAMP - Lots of summer camp options at St. Barnabas this June. Details and registration are linked HERE.

KEY DATES - Check out some of the big dates for next year, including the first day, last day, and extended holiday vacation dates; linked HERE.

REQUIRED MEDICAL FORMS - Medical forms for next school year are due NO later than Sunday, August 18 at Information Sunday. Details found HERE.


May Crowning - Thank you to the many parents, grandparents, and friends who came out to share in our May Crowning last Friday. It was a beautiful day. We thank our students for showing reverence and kindness throughout the day.

Pack the Park - We celebrated our first, hopefully of many, “Pack the Park” event to honor our 8th-grade soccer athletes this past weekend. A huge thanks to Stephanie Krabbe for the idea and for leading the efforts and to Soccer Coordinator Kevin O’Kelly for smoothly facilitating a wonderful afternoon. GO Buckeyes!


PARISH SERVICE DAY - Tomorrow, Saturday, May 18 all ages are welcome to share in the Parish Day of Service. Details and volunteer registration linked HERE.

BLOCK PARTY JUNE 8 - Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming St. Barnabas 100th Anniversary Parish & All Alumni Block Party. Purchase Tickets Today!

VOLUNTEERS - The Block Party committee is looking for volunteers of all ages! 7th and 8th grade and high school students are encouraged to help with set up prior to the event and will receive service hours. Complete the Volunteer interest form HERE.

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