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2 June 2022
In this issue: End of Year Awards, Totus Tuus, Altar Server Party, Summer School, Summer Reading Lists, Casual Day, Summer Office Hours, COR at Church of St. Mary

Dear School of St. Mary's Staff and Families, 

Thank you for all you did to contribute to a very successful Fly Up Day! The feedback from the kids is that they are excited and gearing up for next year in such a positive way! Thank you for contributing your time, talents, and treasures with our children including the SEL introductions and activities to prep for next year! 

Congratulations to Vivian M. and to Michael W. for serving as principals for the day at the PGC and UGC! 

Congratulations to Delilah W. on her First Communion on Wednesday, June 1!

Congratulations to those who were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society and those students who received awards at the Awards Night!  
NJHS Class of 2022:

Madeleine H. Maggie C. 
Fitz K. Adrian K. 
Bridget L. Justin M. 
Bella T. Evie T. 
Ed V. George V. 
Tony W.Thea Y.

 2022 Award Winners

Altar Servers

Zach C.  
Ethan F.  
Henry F.  
Owen L.  
Jimmy S.  
Chase W.

Ralph Dunn Award 
(Male Athlete of the Year)

Jimmy S. 

Jim Campbell Award 
(Female Athlete of the Year)

Claire B. 

Math Awards

Claire B.  
Mallory G. 

Society of Women Engineers Award

Elizabeth S.

Science Award

Gavin N.

DAR Good Citizen Award

Erin H.

Foreign Legion Award

Bryan K. 


Knights of Columbus Scholarship

Gracie F.  
Owen L.

Lillian Olson Scholarship

Kate D.

Congratulations to our 8th-grade graduates and please enjoy the video of their Clap Out! 
It is great to be a SOSM Crusader! I am so proud of our Blue Ribbon school for all it does for kids!

May God bless you and yours, 


Julie A. Brua, Ed.D 
Principal, School of St. Mary


School News

No Extended Day 
The last day of extended day is Friday, June 3. This includes both before-school care and after-school care. 


Summe Office Hours 
The UGC office will have modified office hours beginning June 9:
  • June 9 - 27: the office will be open 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • June 28-30: office closed
  • July 5 - 29: the office will be open 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The PGC office hours beginning June 9 will be 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

New Family Welcome 
The New Family Welcome Committee seeks volunteers for this summer and fall. Please contact Katie Villacis for more information and to volunteer. 

Social-Emotional Awareness Committee 
Please Join the Social-Emotional Awareness Committee! We will plan activities for the fall in the coming weeks. Please email Mandy Castle for more information and to join the group. 

Summer School 
SOSM is offering summer school for PreK 4  through 5th grade. Families must be enrolled and fully committed to attending SOSM in Fall 2022.  Spaces are limited to 12 per classroom and enrollment will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We are offering two sessions:
  • Session 1: June 13 - July 1
  • Session 2: July 11 - July 29
The cost is $900 per session and the class will run Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the PGC. Please complete this form to register. Registration will close on June 10. If you have any questions contact Ms. Agostinelli.
School Supply Kits Now Available! 
Order your school supplies for the 22-23 school year! Kits are now available for order online: 

Student Activities

Last Day of School Signs 
Find printable last day of school signs here.
NCEA Bring Summer Home 
NCEA May Family News has seven ideas to bring some elements of Catholic school home this summer. See the ideas on the Crusader Chronicle Drive.  
3-Day Chess Summer Camp 
Chess-Ed will be hosting a 3-Day Chess Camp for students in Kindergarten - 5th-grade at the PGC. The Camp will run from June 13 to June 15. 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Registration is $120 if you register by June 11 ($150 after). Register online.
Altar Server Party 
There will be a gathering for all of our altar servers on Tuesday, June 7 after school outside on the rectory patio from 3:45 - 5:30 p.m. to celebrate a great school year and so that servers can get to know one another a bit better.  To RSVP for your child, please click here!  Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 27! To volunteer or provide food or games, please click here!
Summer Reading 
Summer Reading assignments have been posted on the website. Purchase your books next week at the Book Fair! 

Parish Events

Totus TuusChurch of St. Mary is one of the sites for Totus Tuss a fun summer experience for children entering first through 9th grade. Grow in faith through skits, games, songs, the celebration of the Sacraments, and engaging, interactive teaching. 
Grade School Program (Grades 1-6) 
Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22, 2022 
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
$100 per child (includes a t-shirt) 
Register online
 Jr. High/High School Program (Grades 7-9) 
Sunday, July 17-Thursday, July 2022 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
$25 per student (includes a t-shirt) 
Register online 


COR High School Youth Ministry  
We are excited to welcome all high school students (incoming freshmen through incoming seniors) to COR High School Youth Ministry at the Church of St. Mary! Be on the lookout for fun upcoming summer events. We’ll gather a few times throughout the summer to hang out, play sports, and pray evening prayer together. Closer to the start of the school year we’ll have a big COR kickoff event and then we’ll gather weekly for prayer, fun, and fellowship! To ensure you receive information and communication about upcoming COR events, please fill out this form. For any college students or other adult parishioners who are interested in helping on the youth ministry core team, please fill out this form. If you have any questions about COR, please feel free to contact Chase Hawkins at 847-582-2503 or

High School Information

LFHS Reads 
LFHS Reads is a voluntary summer reading opportunity for LFHS students. Interested students may choose one book from the curated list. Books will be ordered and delivered to the students. The student reads the book over the summer and joins that book discussion in the fall. The book discussion is a one-time event. Not only is LFHS about celebrating reading, but it is also about helping students become connected to the high school and meeting different groups of people. Learn more at the LFHS Reads site. We encourage all our LFHS 8th graders to sign-up
All information in this section is archived in the Class of 2022 Drive Folder and available on the 8th-grade page of our website.

Community Events

Children's Book Sale
The Friends of the Lake Forest Library are hosting a children's book sale on Thursday, June 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Don't miss out on this chance to stock up on gently-used, bargain-priced children's books just in time for summer reading.

De La Salle Institute Summer Camps
De La Salle Institute is proud to host a Summer Camp for every kind of camper - whether families are looking for a flexible fun activity for their students to take a full day of camp, families can build a Summer Camp schedule that fits their needs! Choose from exciting academic, activity, and athletic camps. Find full descriptions here and register online. 

Dash Around the Lake 
Join the Libertyville Knights of Columbus for the 8th Annual Dash Around the Lake, Saturday, June 11 at 9 am.  The 5k Run/Walk will be at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, better known as the Mundelein Seminary. The race benefits the youth service group trip to Appalachia, food pantry, local charities, and UkraineRegister online

You can find past issues and all flyers shared on the Crusader Chronicle Drive

Crusader Chronicle Archive

The School of St. Mary Crusader Chronicle is our weekly parent newsletter and principal's note. Please click on the dates to find PDF versions of the newsletters as well as past flyers. 


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