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Enrollment For Preschool And Elementary School Now Open For 2017-2018

As a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Our Lady of Humility School takes pride in providing an educational choice for families who are looking for a small Catholic School where children are treated like family, and an emphasis is placed on community.  For the past fifty-nine years, families have enrolled their children at our School because they recognize the difference the right school makes in the lives of their children.  While much has changed since 1958, one thing that hasn’t changed is the care and compassion we have for our students, and our commitment to educating the “whole child”.

While academics are rigorously emphasized, equally important is the social, spiritual, physical, and moral development of each child.  Our teachers, all of whom are state certified, and highly educated, utilize a research based curriculum and best practices to maximize the talents of each child. Accredited by the Archdiocese of Chicago, and recognized by the State of Illinois, we embrace the changes of an evolving world, while educating children to appreciate a Faith Tradition that is over 2,000 years old.

Our Lady of Humility School is truly, “Catholic and Excellent”.  For more information, contact our School Office at (847) 746-3722.

We will be happy to speak to you regarding our Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Programs.

8th Grade Class And Jump America Indoor Trampoline Park Invite You To An Afternoon Of Jumping Fun With Your Friends!

Who:      All Our Lady of Humility Parish & School Students, Families, & Friends.

What:     A great way to bounce back to School after Spring Break. 

Where:   Jump America, 880 Lakeside Drive, Gurnee.

When:    Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 3-5PM.

Cost:       $22 Per Jumper for the 2 Hour Time Slot.

Additional Details:

All jumpers are required to wear grippy socks.  These can either be ones that you already have, or  they can be purchased ($2.50 a pair) at Jump America. 

All jumpers are required to have a signed “Jump” Waiver.  This can be done prior to April 2nd at jumpamerica.com, or on the day of the event in the Jump America Lobby.

We hope to see you all there, and THANKS for your support!!

***PLEASE do not forget to mention that you are there for the Our Lady of Humility 8th Grade Fundraiser.***

8th Grade News

The 8th Grade Class will be holding a fundraiser at Five Below in Gurnee on March 17th, 18th, and 19th.  If you or someone you know, enjoys shopping at Five Below, please consider shopping during this special event.  The School Office has the Five Below Fundraising Flyers. Please call or stop by the Office for a Flyer.  Our Lady of Humility School will  receive 10% of your total purchase during this special event. Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Sincerely,

The Class of 2017

Our Lady Of Humility School Open House

- Sunday,January 29,2017 From 12 Noon Until 2PM

The Archdiocese has mandated that all Catholic Schools have an Open House on the First Sunday of Catholic Schools Week, January 29th. Our Lady of Humility School will therefore, be having an open-houseOpen House on Sunday, January 29th, 2017, from 12 Noon until 2PM.

Come and check out our school, and see how we are Catholic and Excellent! All are Welcome!

School Registration will begin during Catholic Schools Week this year as directed by the Archdiocese. Returning families will have until February 10th to register. On February 14th, new families will be able to register. NO FEES ARE DUE AT REGISTRATION as we will be following the same schedule as last year.

The 8th Grade Class Thanks You!

The 8th Grade Class would like to thank the parishioners, parents, and students who came out and bought pumpkins, taffy apples, and other goodies at the Pumpkin Sale.  Our sale was a big success thanks to you!

–The Class of 2017

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8th Grade Pumpkin Sale –  Sunday, October 16th, 9:30AM – 12:30PM

Do you need a Pumpkin for the Fall Season or for your Halloween decor?

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The Our Lady of Humility Class of 2017 will be selling Pumpkins in the parking lot south of the School on Sunday, October 16th, from 9:30AM until 12:30PM. The 8th Graders will be happy to help carry your Pumpkins to your car!

Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Our Lady Of Humility School – Enrollment

For Preschool And Elementary School Now Open For 2016-2017

As a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Our Lady of Humility School takes pride in providing an educational choice for families who are looking for a small Catholic School where children are treated like family, and an emphasis is placed on community.  For the past fifty-six years, families have enrolled their children at our School because they recognize the difference the right school makes in the lives of their children.  While much has changed since 1958, one thing that hasn’t changed is the care and compassion we have for our students, and our commitment to educating the “whole child”. While academics are rigorously emphasized, equally important is the social, spiritual, physical, and moral development of each child.  Our  teachers, all of whom are state certified, and highly educated, utilize a research based curriculum and best practices to maximize the talents of each child.

Accredited by the Archdiocese of Chicago, and recognized by the State of Illinois, we embrace the changes of an evolving world, while educating children to appreciate a faith tradition that is over 2,000 years old.

Our Lady of Humility School is truly, “Catholic and Excellent”.  For more information, contact our School Office at (847) 746-3722.

We will be happy to speak to you regarding our Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Programs.

Our Lady Of Humility School’s Spring Programs

The Our Lady of Humility School’s Spring Programs will be:

This Wednesday, May 11th – Preschool 4 – 2nd Grade

The Preschool and Kindergarten will be singing:

It’s A Small World; Following The Leader (Peter Pan); Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da (Song of the South); Heigh Ho (Snow White); Wonderful Thing About Tiggers; Scales and Arpeggios (Aristocrats); DisneyWhen You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio)

First and Second Grade Students will be singing:

It’s A Small World; Mickey Mouse Club March; Siamese Cat Song (Lady and The Tramp);

Let’s Go Fly A Kite (Mary Poppins); Hakuna Matata (The Lion King); Scales and Arpeggios

(Aristocrats); When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio)

This Thursday, May 12th – 3rd Grade – 6th Grade

The Third through Sixth Grade Students will be performing an all “girl” and an all “boy” song. The girls will have homemade fans, and the boys were asked to bring their favorite sunglasses for props.  The girls were informed that they could bring their own fans if they had one.

Third and Fourth Grade Students will be singing:

The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room; You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story); The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book); When I See An Elephant Fly (Dumbo); The Best of Friends (Fox and The Hound); Scales and Arpeggios (Aristocrats); When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio); Girls Only: Reflection (Mulan); Boys Only: In Summer (Frozen)

Fifth and Sixth Grade Students will be singing:

The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room; Strangers Like Me (Tarzan); A Friend Like Me (Aladdin); Under The Sea (The Little Mermaid); Something There (Beauty and The Beast); Scales and Arpeggios (Aristocrats); When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio); Girls Only: Reflection (Mulan); Boys Only:  In Summer (Frozen)

DRESS ATTIRE:

Students should dress up for the program. Please no jeans, sweats, t-shirts, or tennis shoes. Doors will open at 6:10PM, and the children should report to their classrooms. The programs will begin at 6:30PM.

If you have any questions, please feel to call Kristyne at the School Office at (847) 746-3722, or you can e-mail her at: kcochrane@olhschool.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

OLH School Family School Association (FSA) Flower Sale

The Our Lady of Humility Family School Association (FSA) is hosting a Flower Sale. If you are planting this Spring, please consider purchasing to help our School.  50% of our total sales will be awarded to Our Lady of Humility School! Orders are due May 1st, and will ship directly to your home.

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More information will be available after the 9AM and 11AM Masses this Sunday, April 17th, and next Sunday, April 24th.  Online orders may also be placed at the following weblink:

http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=22749

If you have any questions, you may contact Kristi Vollmer at:

kristi.vollmer@icloud.com

Our Lady Of Humility School 2016-2017 Registration

As a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Our Lady of Humility School is proud to provide an educational choice for families who are looking for a small Catholic School where children are treated like family, and an emphasis is placed on community.  For the past fifty-eight years, families have enrolled their children at our school because they recognize the difference the right school makes in the lives of their children.  While much has changed since 1958, one thing that hasn’t changed, is the care and compassion we have for our students, and our commitment to educating the “whole child”. While academics are rigorously emphasized, equally important is the social, spiritual, physical, and moral development of each child.

Our teachers, all of whom are state certified and highly educated, utilize a research based curriculum and best practices to maximize the talents of each child. Accredited by the Archdiocese of Chicago, and recognized by the State of Illinois, we embrace the changes of an evolving world, while educating children to appreciate a faith tradition that is over 2,000 years old. OLH Student registration

Our Lady of Humility School is truly, “Catholic and Excellent”. Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year is now taking place. For more information, contact our School Office at (847) 746-3722, or E-mail Mr. Browne, Principal, at pbrowne@olhschool.org.  We will be happy to speak to you regarding our Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Program.

OLH School's 17th Annual Auction Join Us For A Fiesta!

Join us for a Fiesta!  An evening to celebrate Our Lady of Humility School. The 17th Annual Auction is Saturday, April 16th, at 6PM at the Inn at Market Square in Zion. Tickets are on sale in the School Office, or after Mass at the Script Table in the Parish Center.  Tickets are $30 each, or $350 for a Table of 10.  Enjoy an adult evening out with something for everyone in the Silent Auction, Live Auction, Raffles, and one Lucky $10,000 Winner!

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State Of The School

Remember to mark your calendar for this Thursday, February 18th. The annual “State of the School Address” will begin promptly at 6:15PM. In addition, the Class of 2016 will be providing childcare during the State of the School.

Several 8th Graders under adult supervision, will be on hand in the PK4 Classroom to entertain the children during the meeting. Pre-registration is required. Open to the first 30 Kindergarten through 4th Grade Our Lady of Humility Students.  Forms are available in the School Office. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Cashmore at lcashmore@olhschool.org. Thank you.

Special Persons Day – A Huge Success!

Over 200 Friends of Our Lady of Humility School visited the School on Friday, January 29th, to celebrate “SPECIAL PERSONS DAY”. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Older Siblings, Neighbors, and Family Friends of the students were allinvited to attend the School’s regular Friday morning Mass, and then stay for a student presentation.

Immediately following morning Mass, students in First, Third, and Sixth Grades presented short skits designed to highlight aspects of the curriculum, and entertain the visitors.  The First Grade, under the musical leadership of Teacher, Mrs. Laura Swartzle, sang two songs, the Third Grade did a choral reading of the book, “The Day The Crayons Quit”, and the Sixth Grade recited Robert Frost’s, “The Road Not Taken”.

To encourage the students to keep reading, Mrs. Amy Steffen, the School Librarian, organized a Scholastic Book Fair. “With an abundance of volunteers, the fair was a huge success!” stated Mrs. Steffen.

“It’s wonderful to see so many people who take time to be with our children on Special Persons Day,” affirmed Principal Patrick Browne.  “We have a wonderful extended community, and our children really feel proud to show off their classrooms and the School.”Special Persons Day

 

Heather Baran and her Mom share a snack during Special Persons Day at Our Lady of Humility School.

Book Fair Thank You!

Our “Feelin’ Groovy” Book Fair is history, but the good vibes remain!

Many thanks to Our Lady of Humility Parents and Grandparents: Nancy Merlock, John and Janice Radosevich, Darren Bieda, Donna Splitt, Luis and Christina Garcia, Julia Hach, Ashli Tweedie, and Alum Parent, Kai Luppino, who were our clerks, set-up, and take-down volunteers.  They were far out!

Our Lady of Humility Students:  Emily Brockway, Celine Selevredes, Kaleb Naylor, Anais Colon, Enrique Rivera, Xitlali Ayala, and Reuben Hach, as well as Alum, Emily Luppino, helped with decorations, set-up, and clerking.  Our School is truly blessed to have such a giving community of students and adults.

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A Big Thank You goes to Amy Steffen for all of her hard work in making the Book Fair happen.  Thanks also go out to:  Jim Steffen, Fr. Paul, Margaret Richter, Chet LaFayette, Laura Jones, Rita Byrd, the “Playground Parents,” Mr. Browne, Mr. Peters, all of the Our Lady of Humility Teachers and Aides, Mrs. Hopkins, and Mrs. Cochrane for their time and assistance.

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Most especially, thank you to the Very Special Persons who braved long lines to buy books.  What a hardy and fun group you are!  Your support of the Book Fair is always so generous, and very much appreciated.  THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

Our next Book Fair will be a BOGO held on School Picnic Day, June 2, 2016.

Our Lady Of Humility School Students Win Knights Of Columbus Essay Contest

The 8th Grade Students at Our Lady of Humility School are once again celebrating a clean sweep of First, Second, and Third Places in a local Writing Contest. “It’s great to see our students focusing on writing for a real audience,” stated Principal Patrick Browne.  “They always seem to work a little bit harder when there’s a contest to win, and it’s very affirming for them when they do well.” Essay Contest

Annually, the national organization of the Knights of Columbus sponsors an Essay Contest for students in Grades Eighth through Twelfth. Each local chapter selects winners who are then forwarded to the State Competition. State Winners are then forwarded to the National Competition where winners will be selected on April 30th.  The goal of the contest is to promote critical thinking about real political issues.

The contest theme this year, “The Importance of Religious Freedom”, encouraged students to explain why religious freedom, a right guaranteed by the Constitution was important.  The essays were forwardedto the judges.  Mr. Richard McFarlin, the Grand Knight for the local chapter, organized the contest in partnership with fellow Knight Mr. Bill Dermody. Mr. McFarlin stated, “It was very difficult to choose a winner as all the essays were really impressive.”  “The kids should all be proud of themselves for the effort they put in.”

Our Lady Of Humility Crowns 2016 Geography Bee Champion

For the first time in nine years, theOur Lady Of Humility School Students Win Knights Of Columbus Essay Contest annual National Geographic Geography Bee at Our Lady of Humility School took two days to complete.  In a very intense competition, the classroom champions from Grades Fifth through Eighth met on Thursday, January 21st, to determine the 2016 School Champion.  Twenty-four hours later, the 2016 School Champion was finally crowned. Geography Bee Champion

On the first day of competition, students fielded questions from, “What is the capital of Finland?” to “Which of the continents is the largest?”. Over 100 questions, and more than an hour and half later, the field of competitors narrowed to six. The dismissal bell rang, and students were told the competition would have to be finished the next day.

Mr. Philipp, Middle School History Teacher at Our Lady of Humility School, and Geography Bee Coordinator stated, “In my years of being the coordinator, this is the first year we’ve had to use a second day to complete the competition.”

The following day, six students remained, and the questions continued. “What country in Africa is furthest east?”  “Which country’s capital runs through the Equator?”  Students volleyed back and forth, and after forty minutes, Alexandra Carrera and Auschwin Lee emerged as the finalists.

The final round consisted of three questions.  The questions were asked, and with each student answering two of the three correctly, tie breaker questions were necessary before 8th Grader, Alexandra Carrera, could claim the title, “OLH National Geographic Geography Bee Champion.”  Congratulations Alexandra!

Catholic Schools Week BOOK FAIR

Come to the “FEELIN’ GROOVY” Book Fair at OLH School! Help us celebrate Catholic Schools Week by browsing a wonderful selection of children’s books, plus a few things for adults. Feelin Groovy

We will be set up in the school library on Sunday, January 31 from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  For your convenience, the Book Fair accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and secured debit cards. We always appreciate your kind and generous support.

OLH Family Night

Our Lady of Humility Parish and School will be hosting a potluck dinner for our extended OLH Family on Saturday, February 6th following the 5PM Mass. ALL Parish and School families are invited and encouraged to attend! We hope that you will consider joining us, as part of our extended family.

The Mass will be hosted by one of the school classes.  The students work very hard to ensure we have a wonderful worship service. Our Junior Choir is also present at these school hosted Masses and they are a joy to hear.

We plan to have a photo booth as well as family games, so please bring a dish to pass and plan to stay and visit with your OLH Family for a night of fun and laughter. Please feel free to bring a favorite game to share. Family Night

Our 8th grade class will have pop, juice, and water available for purchase at the dinner. Please call the rectory at (847)872-8778 to let us know how many will be attending so we can ensure we have enough tables and chairs set up. Or you can email ljones@ourladyofhumility.org.

We are always looking for people who are willing to help with planning, set-up and cleanup for  these events. If you are interested in helping out or have some great ideas, please contact Laura Jones at the rectory or via the above e-mail.

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OLH Family Night

Thanksgiving and Christmas are approaching, I am called to think of family and the wonderful times we have had together. Our Lady of Humility Parish and School will be hosting a Potluck Dinner for our extended OLH Family on Saturday, November 14th, following the 5PM Mass. ALL Parish and School Families are invited, and encouraged to attend! We hope that you will consider joining us, as part of our extended family.

The Mass will be hosted by one of the school classes. The students work very hard to ensure we have a wonderful Worship Service. Our Junior Choir is also present at these school hosted Masses, and they are a joy to hear.  We plan to have a photo booth as well as family games, so please bring a  dish to pass, and plan to stay and visit with your OLH Family for a night of fun and laughter!

Please feel free to bring a favorite game to share.

Potluck Family Night

Our 8th Grade Class will have pop, juice, and water available for purchase at the dinner.

Please call the Rectory at (847) 872-8778 to let us know how many will be attending, so we can ensure we have enough tables and chairs set up.  Or you can e-mail ljones@ourladyofhumility.org.

We are always looking for people who are willing to help with planning, set-up, and cleanup for  these events. If you are interested in helping out, or have some great ideas, please contact Laura  Jones at the Rectory, or via the above e-mail.

Book Fair Thank You!

There are so many people to thank for supporting our “Monster” Fall Book Fair — it’s hard to know where to begin!

Many thanks to Our Lady of Humility Parents and Grandparents, Nancy Merlock, Amy Loucas, John and Janice Radosevich, Grace Aguilar, Darren Bieda, Letty Figueroa, and Alum Parents, Kai Luppino, and Ashli Tweedie, who were our clerks and set-up people. They were all fabulous!

Our focused and very efficient 8th Graders, Elena Giannopoulus, Samantha Rangel, Celine Selevredes, and Anais Colon helped with decorations and set-up.

Alumni Macy Streit and Angel Pacheco, along with Camille and Anna Pacheco, Jim Steffen, Julia Hach, and Kristi Streit clerked and helped pack up on Sunday. Thank you Book Fair

Thanks also go out to Fr. Paul, Margaret Richter, Chet LaFayette, Laura Jones, Rita Byrd, the “Playground Parents,” Mr. Browne, Sister Kathleen, Ms. Knudson, Mrs. Hopkins, and Mrs. Cochrane for  their time and assistance.

Most especially, thank you to all the Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Parishioners, Teachers, and Students who bought books. Your support of the Book Fair is always so generous, and very much appreciated. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

A Special Big Thank You to Amy Steffen for all that she does, and all of her hard work, in making  the Book Fair happen!

Our next Book Fair will be during Catholic Schools Week (February 1st–February 7th, 2016).

Fall Book Fair 

Come to the FALL “MONSTER” BOOK FAIR at Our Lady of Humility School!

Fall Book FairFall is here!  Please join us to browse a wonderful selection of children’s books, plus a few things for adults. This is the perfect time to do some Halloween, Christmas, or Birthday Shopping!

We will be set up in the School Library next Sunday, October 18th, from 7:30AM until 12:30PM. This is also a Donut Sunday, so join us before or after you enjoy a donut with your fellow parishioners. Fall Book Fair1

For your convenience, the Book Fair accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Secured Debit Cards. We always appreciate your kind and generous support.

Welcome Back!

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Please join us in welcoming back all of our Teachers, Aides, and Students. And we would like to welcome all of our new Students. We hope you all have a wonderful School Year!

 

 

Prayer For The Beginning Of The New School Year

Dear Lord,

As we begin this New School Year, we gather once again as a community of believers. We Thank You for the energy and the spirit that You renewed in us through the summer months. WelcomeBack Apple

We Thank You for the time to enjoy our family and friends, and to reflect on what is important in our lives. Let this year be marked by enthusiasm and love, so that, with the inspiration of Your Spirit, we may continue to grow in our faith.

Let us be gentle with ourselves and bring laughter, joy, and love to others.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Our Lady Of Humility School Summer Hours

The School Office will be open in July on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Office Hours will be:   9AM to 12 Noon.

Congratulations Our Lady Of Humility Graduates!

Although it would be impossible to share all of the good news we receive regarding our graduates, the following is of special note.  This year’s Valedictorian (Highest Grade Point Average) at St. Martin De Porres High School is Our Lady of Humility Graduate Ariel Filion! Additionally, the Salutatorian (Second Highest Grade Point Average overall) at Zion Benton High School was classmate Blythe Kramer!! Congratulations!

Something Worth Sharing!!!!

We have had so many successes this year, including, but not limited to, an individual winner at the Carmel Middle School Mathematics Competition; a Team Victory at the Woodlands Academy Mathalon; First, Second and Third Place in the Lake County Law Day Essay Contest; 15 Winners in the Zion Beach Park Memorial Day Art Contest; First Place at the Varsity Boys Basketball Tournament in Racine; First Place in the St. Bede Volleyball Tournament; a District Finalist in the Scripps Spelling Bee; and a Second Place Winner of the Zion Library Bookmark Contest.

Take time to reflect on the many successes, and please share them with friends and family.

Congratulations to all of our Winners!

Congratulations To Our Lady Of Humility School 2015 8th Grade Graduates!

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Our Lady Of Humility School’s Spring Programs

The Our Lady of Humility School’s Spring Programs will be:

This Wednesday, May 13th, Preschool 4 – 2nd Grade

The Students will be placed on the bleachers in assigned sections in the Parish Center.

The Preschool, Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Students will be singing about “Making Music”, while demonstrating their talents on a variety of instruments.

This Thursday, May 14th, 3rd Grade – 6th Grade  Spring Program

The Students will be on the Parish Center Stage.

The Third and Fourth Grade Students will set the mood right with a program filled with “Positive” music for all to enjoy. Their message will be clear: Think, speak, and act positive.

The Fifth and Sixth Grade Students will be singing about “Making a Difference” not only in their communities, but also within themselves. Simple and affective.

Doors will open at 6:10PM on both nights, and the programs will begin at 6:30PM.

Our Lady of Humility School is one community, and as a community, we support and respect each other. I am asking everyone to please refrain from talking while the students are singing, and to stay seated until the Concert is over. The Students have worked very hard and deserve your full attention.  We are very proud of their progress.

DRESS ATTIRE:

Students should dress up for the programs. Please, no jeans, athletic attire, or tennis shoes.

If you have any questions, please feel to call Kristyne at the School

Office at (847) 746-3722, or you can e-mail her at: kcochrane@olhschool.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

2015 Summer Reading Competition

It’s Our Lady of Humility School in competition with all of the schools that use the Zion Benton Public Library!!  Registration begins on May 18th @ Zblibrary.info/read!

Students and adults can join the competition at the Zion Benton Public Library or online.  Readers will choose to support OLH School at registration, and the school with the most participation will win the grand prize (provided by the Coalition for Healthy Communities’ Literacy Task Force). We don’t yet know the prize, but it will be BIG!

Sign-up for Zion Benton Kids (Infant–Grade 4), Zion Benton Teens (Grades 5-12), or Zion Benton Adults (Ages 18 and Older).  You can read print books, print magazines, eBooks, audiobooks on CD, or Playaway, eAudiobooks, or eMagazines. Prizes for individual readers will be awarded at 100 minutes, 500 minutes, 1,000 minutes, and 5,000 minutes.

The Contest runs from May 18th – August 8th, 2015.

We can win this and everyone in the Our Lady of Humility community can help!!

Book Fair Thank You!

There are so many people to thank for supporting our "Under the Sea" Spring Book Fair that it's hard to know where to begin or end!

Many thanks to Our Lady of Humility Parents: Nancy Merlock, Sharon Ross, Kristi Streit, Mary Linna,  Amy Loucas, Ashli Tweedie, Kristi Vollmer, Monica and Emmanuel Sajuan, Letty Figueroa, Dariela Guerra, and Cindy Bruno who were our Clerks, Set-up/Take-down, and Prep People. They were fabulous!

I would especially like to thank Kai Luppino, who has been a year-round Library Volunteer, and Book Fair Clerk Extraordinaire for many years, and will be graduating from Our Lady of Humility this year, as her youngest moves on to High School. She will be sorely missed!

Enthusiastic 8th Graders: Abby Ewens, Emma Jones, Kayla McClinton, Vicki Zehrung, and Alex Olson who helped with Decorations, Set-up, Wish Lists, Photography, and/or Clerking. The talented 5th Graders colored and cut decorations for our door display.

Thanks also go out to Jim Steffen, Fr. Tom, Laura Jones, Chet LaFayette, Margaret Richter, Rita Byrd, Mr. Peters, the "Playground Parents," Mr. Browne, Sister Kathleen, Ms. Munda, Mrs. Thomas, Ms. Burkard, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Cochrane, and Mrs. Klasinski for their time and assistance. Again, special thanks to Ashli Tweedie and the Family School Association for hosting the Book Fair Breakfast for students and their grandparents. It was truly a "Grand Event"!

Most especially, thank you to all the parents, grandparents, parishioners, and students who bought books. Your support of the Book Fair is always so generous and very much appreciated. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

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A Special Big Thank You to Amy Steffen for all that she does, and all of her hard work, in making the Book Fair happen!

COME TO THE SPRING "UNDER THE SEA" BOOK FAIR at Our Lady of Humility School! Spring is coming!! Please join us to browse a wonderful selection of children's books, plus a few things for adults. This is the perfect time to do some Easter, Graduation, or Birthday Shopping!

We will be set up in the "new" School Library on Sunday, March 15th, from 7:30AM until 12:30PM. This is also a Donut Sunday, so join us before or after you enjoy a donut with your fellow parishioners. Book Fair

For your convenience, the Book Fair accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Secured Debit Cards. We always appreciate your kind and generous support.

School Begins Full Day Pre-School For Three Year Olds

Our Lady of Humility School, a Catholic School located in Beach Park, has announced the opening of a Full Day Three Year Old Pre-School Program beginning in August. "While we have offered a two day a week program in the past, next year we will be offering a three day a week program (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) and a five day program," stated Principal Patrick Browne.

The class day will begin at 8:20AM, and finish at 3PM. The program will follow the guidelines and curriculum outlined by the Archdiocese of Chicago. A mixture of academics and play will give the children a strong start to their education within the safety of a school which will be celebrating its' 57th Year of offering Catholic Education.

PreSchool News "Our Pre-School Three Year Old Program originated four years ago, as a response to questions we were receiving from parents about expanding our programs," stated Principal Browne. "Four years later, the need for a full day program was expressed, and we recognized the need for good quality pre-school programs in the area."

Registration is now open for the 2015-2016 School Year. For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact the Our Lady of Humility School Office at (847) 746-3722.

Parish and School-Wide Potluck Dinner

We will be hosting a Potluck Dinner for all Parish and School Families in the Parish Center on Saturday, February 7th, after the 5PM Mass. Please plan to join us for some fellowship, fun, and fabulous goodies!  We would like to request that families bring dishes as follows:   Potluck Dinner

Last name ending in:

A - F    Please bring a dessert.

G - L    Please bring an appetizer or salad.

M - R   Please bring a side dish.

S - Z    Please bring a casserole or a main dish.

Please bring drinks for your family.

Please call the Rectory at (847) 872-8778 to RSVP, so we know how many people to set-up for, and can ensure we will have enough main dishes!

Playground Help Needed

Our School is still looking for a couple of volunteers to assist during lunch recesses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15PM-1:15PM.   If you are available, please e-mail Mr. Browne at pbrowne@olhschool.org.

Thank you in advance.

Our Lady Of Humility School Christmas Programs!!

This week it’ll be show time! The children are excited to present their concert. Each night, the doors will open at 6:10PM, and the children should report to their classrooms. The Concerts will begin at 6:30PM.  Students should dress up for this event. The students may wear Santa hats, reindeer antler headbands, jingle bell necklaces/bracelets, etc. if you wish. Please know that these accessories are not a requirement.

This Wednesday, December 17th Christmas program

Pre‐School 4 Year Olds through 2nd Grade Concert

8th Grade Tableau Presentation

This Thursday, December 18th Band Concert

3rd through 6th Grade Concert

8th Grade Tableau Presentation

We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

Carmel Catholic High School Entrance Exam

The Entrance Exam for the Class of 2019 will take place on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8AM. The fee is $25.00 (please make your checks payable to Carmel Catholic High School). In addition to the fee, Eighth Graders should also bring several #2 pencils. It is not necessary to pre‐register for the test. Free bus transportation is available from area parishes and schools. Families are encouraged to visit our website, www.carmelhs.org for additional information regarding the Entrance Exam, including the bus schedule.

If there are special circumstances which prevent a student from taking the Entrance Exam on January 10th, or if you have additional questions, please contact our Director of Admissions, Mr. Brian Stith, at (847) 388‐3320, or by E‐mailBstith@carmelhs.org.

 

8th Grade Poinsettia Sale

The Our Lady of Humility Class of 2015 will be taking orders for poinsettia plants after all of the Masses in the Parish Center this weekend, November 22nd/23rd, and next weekend, November 29th/30th.  The poinsettias are provided by Anton's Florist in Kenosha. They have provided the poinsettias for the Church for many years. Plants are being sold for $15, $22, and $27 in red, white, or pink colors. Delivery will be after all of the Masses the weekend of December 13th/14th, and additional times through the School the week of December 15th.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Laura at: ljones@ourladyofhumility.org

Thank you for your support!

Poinsettia Plant1

Help Wanted 

Our Lady of Humility School is looking for a committed volunteer to assume responsibilities related to being a "SCHOOL HISTORIAN".  Responsibilities would include keeping current with school articles that appear in local newspapers, clipping the articles out, and bringing them to the School Office. Additional responsibilities could grow to include collecting past articles from parishioners, or gathering artifacts related to the history of our School. This is an important position as we begin to prepare for our 60th Anniversary.

No special skills are required, other than an interest in our Parish and School, an appreciation for local history, and a desire to make a difference.

Please contact Principal Patrick Browne at pbrowne@olhschool.org, or by calling the School Office at (847) 746-3723.

Parish And School-Wide Potluck Dinner

We will be hosting a Potluck Dinner for all Parish and School

Families in the Parish Center next Saturday, November 8th, after the SPM

Mass. Please plan to join us for some fellowship, fun, and fabulous goodies!

We would like to request that families bring dishes as follows:        Potluck Dinner

Last name ending in:

A-F - Please bring a Side Dish.

G-L - Please bring a Dessert.

M-R - Please bring a Casserole or a Main Dish.

S-Z - Please bring an Appetizer or a Salad.

Please bring drinks for your family. Please call the Rectory at (847) 872-8778 to RSVP, so we know how many people to set up for!

Catholic High School Open House Planned

Carmel Catholic High School, four-time Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, cordially invites you to its' 2014 Open House on Sunday, November 9, 2014, from 12 Noon to 3PM. This event will give prospective families the opportunity to tour the campus, meet faculty, staff, current students, and learn more about the Carmel Catholic community. Guided tours will begin at the Auditorium Entrance throughout the event. For more information, please contact CCHS Director of Admissions, Mr. Brian Stith, at (847) 388-3320.  Pre-registration is available online at www.carmelhs.org.

Prayer For The Beginning Of The New School Year

Dear Lord,

As we begin this New School Year, we gather once again as a community of believers.

We Thank You for the energy and the spirit that You renewed in us through the summer months.

We Thank You for the time to enjoy our family and friends,  and to reflect on what is important in our lives.

Let this year be marked by enthusiasm and love, so that, with the inspiration of Your Spirit, we may continue to grow in our faith.

Let us be gentle with ourselves and bring laughter, joy, and love to others.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  

Amen.

Girls' Volleyball Camp

All girls entering Grades 4th-8th, should have received a mailing for the Our Lady of Humility Summer Volleyball Camp. This Camp will be on August 4th, 5th, and 6th from 4PM until 6PM at Our Lady of  Humility School in the Parish  Center.  The cost is $50/athlete.

Ms. Jacqui Gatt, a Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach from the University of Chicago, will be conducting this Camp with her  college athletes to assist.

Registration deadline is this Monday, July 28th.  Forms are in the School Office. If you need an additional form, please call the School Office at (847) 746-3722 and we will be happy to assist you.  

Our Lady Of Humility School Athletes

If you have a daughter in the 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade Class next year, and she would like to play Volleyball for Our Lady of  Humility School, please send Mr. Bjorn an e-mail at: sbjorn79@gmail.com (please  cc Mr. Browne on that e-mail at: pbrowne@olhschool.org).

Also, if you have a son in the 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th Grade Class next year, and he would like to play Soccer, please communicate your interest to Mr. Browne and  Mr. Bjorn. This will allow us to schedule the appropriate number of teams. 

A Special Thank You From Patrick Browne, Our Lady Of Humility School Principal

I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the efforts of our teachers, staff, and parents in helping our students have another wonderful year. Each day is a blessing, and as the Principal of our School, I feel fortunate to have enjoyed the opportunity to work with your children this year.

Our Lady Of Humility School's Summer Hours

Although we will be in the School Office over the summer, the official School Office Hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9AM until 12 Noon. Messages via e-mail at office@olhschool.org, or by telephone at {847) 746-3722, can be left, and will be returned.

Summer Tutoring

Each year, our School receives calls from parents interested in having their children tutored over the summer. If you are looking for a Tutor for this summer, please call the School Office at (847) 746-3722, and we will be glad to supply a list of qualified professionals willing to assist you over the summer.

This week remember in your prayers all those children and teenagers who are either just starting their summer vacation, or are graduating either from 8th Grade or High School. Congratulations to all of our Graduates! Let us pray that God watch over all of our children, and help them to have a fun and safe summer. Pray also for all of our Graduates that they have a great future with their new beginning!

God bless all of our children!

All Are Welcome!

Next Tuesday, May 20th, from 1:15-2:30PM in the Church, Mrs. Swartzle's First Grade Class will be performing the "Old Turtle" Play It's Old Turtlea religious play, an Our Lady of Humility tradition! All children will be in costumes! We hope to see you there!

Our Lady Of Humility School's Spring Program

The Our Lady of Humility School's Spring Program will be:Spring Program

This Wednesday, May 14th

Preschool 4 - 3rd Grade

-or-

This Thursday, May 15th

4th Grade - 8th Grade

Both Programs beg n at 6:30PM in the Parish Center.

The students have been working hard, and we are very proud of their progress.

DRESS ATTIRE:

The students are asked to dress in theme or nice attire.

If you have any questions, please feel to call Kristyne at the School Office at (847) 746-3722, or you can e-mail her at:

kcochrane@olhschool.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations!

We received news last week that three of our 8th Graders from our School won the Lake County Law Day Essay Contest. Although we Job Well donehave always done well, this year we took First, Second, and Third Place. This is wonderful news to come as we near the end of the year, and truly an honor for our School. Please join us in congratulating our three winners:

Ryan Andersen - First Place

Felisa Umadhay - Second Place

Dulce Lopez - Third Place

Congratulations to the three of you, and keep up the Good Work!

Law day Winners-OLH

Our Lady Of Humility School Registration For The 2014-2015 School Year

Registration for the next school year is taking place.  Many of the classes are already at capacity.  If you have not registered, please do not wait. The Parent Participation Program is being updated by our Principal's Advisory Council, and is presently offline.  It will be back online in mid-April.

Book Fair Thank You

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Fiesta Book Fair!  This Spring we were very blessed in the volunteer department. Many thanks to Our Lady of Humility School Parents: Sharon Ross, Nancy Merlock, Kai Luppino, Kristi Streit, Wendi Merrell, Amy Loucas, Jim Moran, Monica Sajuan, Ashli and Brett Tweedie, and their lovely children who were our clerks, set-up/take-down, and prep people. Our Lady of Humility Students always, and cheerfully, give their time and talents for our Book Fair. Angel Pacheco, Destiny Salazar, Macayla Lopez, Claire Moran, Marlon Lee, Kaylyn Donelli, and Isabel Alfaro all helped with decorations and/or set-up.   Thank you

Thanks also go out to Jim Steffen, Fr. Tom, Margaret Richter, Chet LaFayette, Laura Jones, Rita Byrd, Kate Kinser, Mrs. Davies, the Playground Parents, Mr. Browne, Mr. Peters, Sister Kathleen, Ms. Knudson,  Mrs. Hopkins, and the Our Lady of Humility School Office Staff (especially Mrs. Cochrane) for their time and assistance.

A Big Thank You goes out to Amy Steffen for hosting the Book Fair, and for all of her hard work and dedication to make the Book Fair happen.

Most especially, thank you to all the parents, parishioners, and students who bought books.  Your support of the Book Fair is always so generous and very much appreciated.  THANK YOU EVERYONE!!

Mark Your Calendars Now For The Upcoming School Auction!

Relax, unwind, get in a flip-flop state of mind! Save the date, Saturday, April 26th, at 6PM, for the Annual Our lady of Humility School Auction and Dinner. Join us at "The Beach Ball" for raffles, 100's of silent auction items, a live auction, and much, much more.  Beach ball

For additional information, or to donate to this event, please contact the Our lady of Humility School Office at (847) 746-3722.

It's a share thing...Save the Date  April 26th  2014 at 6PM.

"Shortened Catholic Schools Week - A Huge Success!"

Schools throughout the country celebrated "Catholic Schools Week" during the last week in January.  Despite having two days cancelled due to the weather, the Our Lady of Humility community celebrated the week with academic contests, Special Persons Day, and an 8th Grade versus Faculty Volleyball Match.  "This is my favorite week of the year," stated Eighth Grader, Cady Seibert.

Returning to School on Wednesday after a long weekend, students and faculty helped build School Spirit by wearing "Mismatched Clothes".  "It's so much fun to see the students get excited about being out of uniform," stated Eighth Grade Teacher, Mrs. Michelle Spangle, "Even the principal got into the act by wearing a Halloween tie."

Thursday saw the twenty best spellers in the School compete in the Annual Spelling Bee. After sixteen grueling rounds, the field was narrowed to three students, Camille Pacheco, Alexandra Carrera, and Nolan Taylor. The seventeenth round saw winner, Alexandra Carrera, besting the field (see the above picture). "This was her third time in the School's Spelling Bee," Mrs. Carrera stated, "I kept telling her the third time is a charm”

On Friday, students were able to celebrate "Special Persons Day", by inviting an adult who is important to them to School for Morning Mass and a visit to the classrooms.  "We used to have Grandparents' Day," stated Principal Patrick Browne, "However, because not all children have Grandparents in the area, we decided to expand the celebration."

The weeklong celebration ended with the traditional Eighth Grade  versus Faculty Volleyball Game.  Although the Faculty was worried they would lose their crown, after three games, the students faltered, and surrendered this year's title to the Faculty.  "It was a lot of fun, but I don't think I could have played a fourth game," Teaching Assistant and Faculty Player, Mrs. Bruno, stated.

Spelling BeeThis Year's Spelling Bee Contestants:   

Alexandra Carrera, Camille Pacheco, and Olivia leideger

 

 

Our Lady Of Humility School Celebrates State Accreditation

The Illinois State Board of Education requires annual reports indicating a school is complying with all state laws. In addition to these reports, schools are visited by a team of administrators every six years for an on-site visit.

Our Lady of Humility School received notification in October that on December 17th the School would be visited for a site visit.  "Any time an administrator receives notification the state is coming to visit, there is a heightened level of stress," stated Principal Patrick Browne. "While we are very pleased with the work we do on a daily basis, having a team of administrators visit, emphasizes the importance of complying with all state regulations."  "There are many laws which apply to schools which parents and community members do not notice," stated Browne. "For instance, every personnel file at a Catholic School has fourteen separate documents which are required." "Our fire inspection alone took three visits by Beach Park Assistant Fire Chief Bob Szczerba."

After working for two months to review handbooks, policies, and procedures, Ms. Sue Snyder, (State Coordinator for Accreditation), Mr. Charlie Pinto, (Principal of St. Bede Catholic School), and  Mr. Matthew Mayer, (Principal at Kenneth Murphy School), visited  Our Lady of Humility School.  It was a day spent carefully sifting through files, medical records, emergency evacuation reports, and other documentation.  "For these individuals to give their time to help our School is truly appreciated," stated Principal Browne.Congrats

On January 3rd, the School received the following notification from the Illinois State Board of Education: "As a result of this evaluation, Our Lady of Humility has been assigned the recognition status of Fully Recognized.  Congratulations to your students, staff, and administration on this achievement."

Catholic Schools Week “Communities Of Faith, Knowledge, And Service"

The traditional celebration of Catholic Schools Week will take place this year beginning this Sunday, January 26th. The theme this year is "Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service".

13-14_CSW_Logo_Circle_CMYKThis theme reminds us that our Parish School is a community where students not only grow academically, but recognize their responsibility to use what they learn to make the world a better place.

Community Focused

 At Our Lady of Humility School, we emphasize the importance of community. A strong sense of "caring" is pervasive, and families know our teachers and staff care for their children as if they were our own. With very little "turnover" in staff from year to year, families recognize our teachers love for Our Lady of Humility School, and their desire to be in a school that is truly, "Catholic and Excellent".

Knowledge

In addition to a strong sense of community, there is an emphasis on having each student grow in their understanding of the world. A Progress Monitoring Assessment Program is in place to measure student growth.  This growth is statistically analyzed three times annually, and results in our Eighth Graders performing extremely well on entrance exams to high school, and the Archdiocesan-mandated EXPLORE Exams.  Visit www.olhschool.org to view our results.

In addition to our Academic Program, students may participate in our Chess Club, School Band, National Geographic Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Art Club, Spanish Club, Math Team, and our newly formed Choir.

Service

Our commitment to service begins with an understanding that we are called to use our talents to help others.  This year the School has donated over 1,500 cans of Food to the Our Lady of Humility Food Pantry, the Eighth Grade has made hundreds of lunches for the PADS Homeless Shelter, and our "NICKO FEST" raised more than $10,000 to help the Figueroa family offset the cost of their son's medical treatments.

If you are interested in learning more about our Pre-School through Eighth Grade Program, please contact the School Office at {847) 746-3722. We will be glad to arrange an individualized tour for you and your family.

School Closing Information

In the event our School must be closed due to inclement weather, you will receive a phone call via our automated  system, and our School's information will be posted at http://www.emergencyclosingcenter.com/  PLEASE do not call the School, as we will proactively communicate in the event School is closed.  It is important to update your contact information at this time, so you can be notified in a timely manner.  Simply call the School Office at (847) 746-3723 if you need to change your phone number.

Accreditation Update

On Tuesday, December 17th, a team of evaluators visited our School to evaluate our School Program.  This visit encompassed school security, compliance issues, personnel files, student files, and much more.

At the end of their visit, the chief evaluator met with me and shared, "OLH is a wonderful school.  You have a very professional staff, the students seem genuinely happy, and all protocols have been followed as required by state law." It was additionally noted that all lesson plans reflected a focus on the Common Core State Standards.

It was certainly a lot of work to get ready for their visit.  Thank you to all our teachers, staff, and volunteers who worked to prepare our School!

School Notes...
From Patrick Browne, Principal - Although the students will not officially be returning to school for several weeks, August 1st signified the return of regular business hours for the School Office. Please know we are here to assist you, and are busily preparing for a smooth beginning to our 60th Year as a Catholic School.If you are new to Our Lady of Humility School, please mark your calendars for Thursday, August 17th, at 5:30PM, and make plans to attend our New Parent Orientation Meeting. This brief, but informative meeting will help you and your family make a smooth transition to Our Lady of Humility School.
Ways To Foster Prayer In Your Home From Principal Patrick Browne -Here are some ways to foster prayer in your home: 1.  Sing your favorite hymn from Church while driving in the car, showering, or doing housework. 2.  Pray while you are reading the newspaper, or watching the news on television. 3.  Pray for the person in need when you hear an ambulance's siren.
"Lead Me Not Into Temptation" By Principal Patrick Browne -Recently, I have had a couple of conversations with parents regarding how to help their children navigate the internet and visit only appropriate sites.  There are three steps to safe browsing:1.  Take advantage of the Parent Control Options on your computer.2.   Regularly check the history on your family's computer.  Address any concerns immediately.3.   Be proactive.  Discuss what is appropriate and what is inappropriate.  Do not assume they know if you have not had the discussion.4.   Place the computer in a highly visible area of your house so children know they are being monitored.
Thank You From Principal Patrick Browne!Our first Fish Dinner was wonderful.  We were busy the entire night, and actually ran out of food twice!  The event made $1,400 for the School, and there was a strong sense of community as we all gathered for dinner.  I especially want to thank everyone who volunteered. After working a full week, Friday nights can be a challenge, but the committee rose to the occasion, and worked beautifully together.
8th Grade Explore Test Scores Annually the 8th Graders in all Archdiocesan Schools are required to take the EXPLORE Tests. The tests have four categories, English,Math,  Science, and Reading. While there is a lot of great news (which I will share at our State of the School Address in March), I wanted to inform you that two students received perfect scores in Math, and two students received perfect scores in Science. This is truly impressive, and speaks well of the great things that happen when students work hard, teachers plan carefully, and parents emphasize the importance of education. 
From Patrick Browne, Principal - Air conditioning is on the way! The units have been installed on the south side of the building, and those for the north are being delivered hopefully this week. There is a lot of electrical work which must be done prior to fully engaging the units, and we are very fortunate to have a parishioner who is donating all the electrical work free of charge.
As the Principal, I have occasion at this time, to mention we have many members of our Parish who no longer have children at our School, but continue to work extremely hard to make good things happen for our children. I am humbled by their commitment. As parents and families at Our Lady of Humility, it is important for us to recognize how many people care for our children "behind the scenes".
Chuck Roberts - Chuck is a member of the Knights of Columbus who dedicates every Saturday to making sure BINGO runs smoothly. He trains the Captains, volunteers in every and any capacity, and is there to open the doors each week. Last year, BINGO profited over $60,000. Without Chuck, this just wouldn't be possible.
Janet Jones - Janet is a Grandmother of a couple of Our Lady of Humility School students, a mother of graduates of Our Lady of Humility School, and she herself went to Our Lady of Humility School. As a Retired School Nurse, Janet volunteers to organize all of our medical, vision, and dental records, and makes all follow-up calls to make sure we are fully compliant with Illinois State Law.
Richard McFarlin - Richard runs the Our Lady of Humility Recycling Program which generates a good amount of money for the School each year, and does all of the electrical work for our School free of charge. He is a former owner of an Electrical Company, and is an extremely competent highly committed Electrician, who makes it his goal to help our children have a Great School!
Principal Advisory Council (PAC)
  • Kelly McComb, President
  • Patrick Browne, Executive 0fficer
  • Rev. Paul Stemn, Pastor,Executive Officer
  • Anamaria Colon
  • Laurie Christianson, Secretary
  • William Lindo
  • Marco Figueroa
  • Janna Ostrolencki
  • John Radosevich
  • Sharon Ross
  • Thomas Splitt