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Issue Date: Friday, April 12, 2024

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Friday, April 12

Service Day Registration Due Today for all students! Register & contribute online

Friday, April 12

Notre Dame Jazz Band, 7pm at Gym

Friday, April 12

St. Barnabas Summer Camp Registration Open, register online

Monday, April 15

School Advisory Board Meeting, 7pm in Media Center

Tuesday, April 16

100th Anniversary Day of Giving, online

Tuesday, April 16

Day of Giving School Mass, 8:45am at Church; Reception to follow

Wednesday, April 17

7th Grade Field Trip, Gateways Music Festival

Thursday, April 18

Junior High Science Fair, after school in the Innovation Center

Friday, April 19

Boys Volleyball Pack the House


Sunday, April 21

Pack the Pews 10am Mass: First Responders (with special blessing offered for theater students)

Tuesday, April 23

Weekly School Mass, 8:45am at Church

Wednesday, April 24

1:30pm Student Dismissal (1:20 PK); Aftercare until 5:30pm

Wednesday, April 24

Fun Food Orders Due by 3pm, order through Membership Toolkit

Thursday, April 25

High School Musical, School Day Performance & 7pm in Gym

Friday, April 25

NO School

Friday, April 25

High School Musical, 7pm in Gym

Saturday, April 26

High School Musical, 11am and 5:30pm in Gym

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Day of Giving - Buckeyes Give Back!

April 16 is the Day of Giving in support of our Parish’s 100th Anniversary. As we shared earlier this week, we invite all St. Barnabas students to feel connected to the Day of Giving so they can support the next 100 years of St. Barnabas students. This week and next, students will spend time learning about the history of St. Barnabas Parish and reflecting on the role of St. Barnabas Church in their lives.  

Each homeroom has a collection bin, and we encourage all students to contribute in any way they can. Our 3rd-grade students are currently leading the way with their generous contributions! Any amount, large or small, is welcomed. Our goal is to raise at least $1,000 from the student community. If we meet that goal, all students will receive a dress-down day!

We invite all parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors to our school mass next Tuesday, April 16, at 8:45am. After mass, join in a Day of Giving reception in our Main Hall. Learn more about the Day of Giving initiative, and please DONATE HERE.

Notre Dame Jazz Band Tonight

Join us tonight for an extraordinary opportunity! The Notre Dame Jazz Band is coming to St. Barnabas to play alongside our band students. All ages are welcome to enjoy the performance. Doors open at 6:30pm, concert begins at 7pm. Band students, please arrive by 5:30pm for rehearsal and dinner!

Summer Camp Opportunities

We are pleased to announce summer camp opportunities at St. Barnabas School! Some of our teachers will host camps during June, with options for rising Kindergarten through Grade 8 students. Register online for the one-week camps, including Art Camp, Buckeye Bridge, Loving Literature, Read to Lead, and Young Authors! Spots are limited—check them out TODAY!

Service Day Registration & Contribution Reminder

The Service Day Registration and a $12 contribution from EACH student is due today. Students in Preschool - Grade 3 will participate in the same service opportunity as the rest of their grade-level classmates. Online registration is required for your permission and payment (and chaperone registration if you wish!).

Grades 4 - 8 choose from a range of service sites. Some of the sites are already full, but there are still options available for all grade levels.

If you have already registered but opted to submit your contribution via cash or a check, please make sure to send payment ATTN: Mrs. Sue Connolly, Main Office, by Monday.


Fun Food - Orders Due April 24

The FSA is coordinating Calabria Fun Food Day on Friday, May 3. All orders should be placed through MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT by Wednesday, April 24. Options include hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and pasta with gluten-free options too!  

FSA Young Authors

The FSA is hosting its annual Young Authors event for Kindergarten-Grade 6 students. To participate, please purchase a blank book for $6 through Membership Toolkit. Completed books should be submitted by Friday, May 3rd. All books will be displayed at the St. Barnabas Art Fair, and the Student Council will judge the books across various categories and grade levels. Winners will be displayed in the Bookie's storefront window! Learn more and ORDER YOUR BOOK HERE.

High School Musical

The St. Barnabas 5 - 8 Grade Cast and Crew invites you to our Spring Musical - High School Musical, Jr. The students have been hard at work preparing for this incredible production. It is not to be missed! Advance tickets are not necessary, suggested donation at the gym door is $10 for adults and $5 for students.


  • Thursday, April 25, at 7pm
  • Friday, April 26, at 7pm
  • Saturday, April 27, at 11am and 5:30pm

Kids Heart Challenge

On Monday, we kicked off our American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge Program! For 100 years, the AHA has been fighting heart disease and stroke, helping families and communities live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Students who participate in the challenge can learn how to keep their hearts and brains healthy while raising funds to help kids with special hearts. By completing Finn's mission, they can learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR and how to recognize a stroke.

Join the community through the AHA School App or by visiting

Thank You! 

Thank you to the event planning committee and all those who bid or came out to the Bet On the Buckeyes event benefiting the St. Barnabas Parent Foundation. A wonderful evening was had by all!


YEARBOOK PHOTOS - If you've snapped some great pictures at school events, class parties, school sports, etc., upload them for consideration in the school yearbook! UPLOAD HERE, and enter Passcode 1017023074133939 to connect to the St. Barnabas account.

GRADUATION EVENTS PAGE - Class of 2024; event details can be found HERE and in the Activities section of our website. Also, remember to send in your photos for the 8th Grade Memory Book - a baby picture and any preschool - grade 8 school activities. Send to Susan Stanczak via text at 773-531-1798 or email:

SCIENCE FAIR - Junior High parents, make sure to check in with your child on their upcoming Science Fair plans! The Fair is on Thursday, April 18. You can view the Science Fair packet HERE.


Parish Bulletin
100th Anniversary

DAY OF GIVING, APRIL 16 - Join your family, friends, and fellow parishioners from all over the country in this journey toward a revitalized and inclusive future for St. Barnabas Church! Contribute online, and please help spread the word by text, email, and sharing the link via social media. DAY OF GIVING

ALL ARE WELCOME - This Sunday, April 14, at 11am, join us in the Church Hall for a Synod event with Steve Millies, Director of The Bernadine Center at CTU. Learn more HERE.

FIRST RESPONDERS MASS - Join the parish for 10am mass on Sunday, April 21, to honor our First Responders! There will also be a special blessing for all theater students as they enter into "show week" for the upcoming High School Musical! Learn more HERE


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