Welcome Back

We had a very successful opening of school. Students and staff were eager to start the new year. It has been wonderful to see familiar faces in addition to the many new ones that have joined us this school year. We look forward to watching the spiritual and academic growth of the students in the months ahead.

Back-to-School Mass and Classroom Orientation

A Back-to-School Mass will be held, this Sunday, August 24, at 10:30 a.m. Earlier, from 8:00-10:00, there will be three classroom orientation sessions for Grades 1 - 8 to take place in the classrooms. There are no orientation sessions for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. Each session will last fifteen to twenty minutes with a five minute break in between, allowing parents with more than one child to visit different classrooms. Parents will then meet in the school auditorium at 10:00 a.m. for a State of the School presentation and walk over to Mass at 10:15 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there.


Congratulations Class of 2014!


District 99 Special Needs Meeting

You are invited to attend a meeting to be conducted by Cicero District 99:

Date: Tuesday, June 3
Time: 9:30AM
Location: St Frances of Rome Extended Day Room

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss how students with disabilities who attend private schools or who are home-schooled within the district will be served by Cicero District 99 during the 2014-2015 School Year.

In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (“IDEA 2004”), public school districts are required to spend a portion of their Federal Part B special education funds in order to provide identified students with disabilities who attend private schools with the opportunity to equitably participate in special education services offered by our district. As part of that process, we must conduct a public meeting in order to discuss our plans to fulfill that responsibility for the upcoming school year. In addition, we wish to hear your feedback and views in order to ensure that your voices are heard during this process. Finally, we wish to also share information about how students with suspected disabilities can access the process offered by our district to screen and evaluate those suspected disabling conditions.

Your participation in this process is extremely valuable to us. We therefore hope you will attend. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining in advance of the meeting, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Cannon-Janettas, Director of Special Education, at (708) 863-4856.

We look forward to meeting with you soon.

Karen Cannon-Janettas
Director of Special Education