17th Annual Benefit Gala & Mega Raffle

17th Annual Benefit Gala & Mega Raffle

Saturday March 14, 2020

The Regency Conference Center
400 Regency Park, O’Fallon, IL 62269

$60 per person
$600 per table sponsor of eight (includes gift)

Doors Open & Silent Auction 5:00pm
Dinner 6:00
Entertainment

RSVP via email to roberta_trost@yahoo.com

The Mega Raffle Returns
Chance to Win the Grand Prize $10,000
Next Early Bird Drawing – February 28

Evening Highlights
Kenya Ajanaku – Call of the Drums
Distinguished Alumni Honoree
Violin Special Group
Liturgical Praise Dance
Silent Auction
Fund-A-Need – “Each One Teach One”

Interested in advertising, being a sponsor, donating a service or item – please contact us!

For more information contact Roberta Trost for dinner tickets, MEGA RAFFLE TICKETS or Learn more about Cash for A Cause. Call 618-397-0316 or email: roberta_trost@yahoo.com

Weekly Newsletter – February 6, 2020

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

We start our February with a focus on Black History Month and our Virtue of JUSTICE. Justice towards others respects, promotes, and preserves the other’s right to live and flourish in peace and harmony. If we had more true Justice in our past 400 years of history, what would we be celebrating differently in our Black History Month today?

IMPORTANT LETTER ON UNIFORM POLICY IN THURSDAY ENVELOPE

PTO AND BLACK HISTORY NIGHT

Our PTO is hosting a Black History Night on February 20 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM with refreshments served at 6:30 PM. They need your input, thoughts, and help! Please plan to attend our meeting on Thursday, Feb 6 at 6 PM!

BENEFIT DINNER CLASSROOM SPONSORS

Each class will collect $3-$5 per student to sponsor a class gift box at our Benefit Dinner.

OPTION C MESSAGES???

If you are not getting our Option C Alerts via text or e-mail, log into Option C and check your profile. If you do not have your Option C login, contact the office! Great way to track student grades also!

3rd QUARTER MIDTERMS GO HOME NEXT THURSDAY

BENEFIT DINNER GALA MARCH 14, 2020 HELP

Our annual fundraiser dinner is March 14 at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon. We have Silent Auction Baskets and Gift Card Balloon sales as part of the event. You can help by taking a Donation Solicitation form to local businesses that you use and ask them to support your school. Also, invite people!

SPRING FAMILY PHOTO FUNDRAISER

The PTO is sponsoring a Family Photo Fundraiser for a Mar 21-22 Photo Session at our school. You can sell a Family Photo Sitting ticket for $5, and the family gets a free Family Photo. JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER! For each ticket you sell, you get $20 credit toward the Family Fundraising requirement. You can get a ticket from the office, or sign out a book of 10. We are limited to 100 tickets, so act quickly!

MEGA RAFFLE

Our MEGA Raffle can earn the school up to $20,000 while earning a lucky winner $10,000. Limited to 300 tickets sold, so odds are great. Consider buying or selling a ticket! Tickets can be split among families, church groups, or social clubs, so think about who can buy a ticket with you. Even split 5 ways, it costs you $20, but you can win $2,000!!!!

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED!!!

We need good Substitute Teachers! What an opportunity to be with great students and to get paid for it! Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree. Interested, or know a good candidate? Contact the office today for details!

YOU ARE THE BEST ADVERTISEMENT!

Enrollment starts in March. Our Benefit Gala is in March. Do you want good students and good families at our school? Do you want more support for our school to raise our Tuition Assistance levels? YES? We are asking you to take our message to your friends, churches, businesses etc., or bring them to us! Contact the office, so we can invite them!

February

6 PTO 6 PM

7 Gr 4 Mass; End of 3rd Qtr

8 Violin, Praise Dance, Choir at St Clare, O’Fallon at 5 PM

13 3rd Qtr Mid-Term sent home

14 Gr 3 Mass

17 President’s Day; No School

19 Billiken’s Basketball Event

20 Black History Night 5:30 – 6:30 pm; Refreshments & Fellowship at 6:30 pm at the chapel

21 Gr 2 Mass

22 Liturgical Dance, Violin, Choir at St Dominic’s Breese at 5:30 pm

24 Extended Day Session 5 Begins

25 Grade 2 Molly of Denali PBS APPY HOUR 5-7 PM

26 Ash Wednesday (Start of Lent) Gr 1 Mass 8:30

27 6th Grade SLU College Visit; 8th Grade Graduation Meeting

28 Peacemaker Day

29 LEAP DAY!!!

LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theabowmanschool  or our web page at stbcs.com.

If our first line (618) 397-0316 is busy, try our second line (618) 397-4926!

Weekly Newsletter – January 23, 2020

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

Looking ahead to Catholic Schools Week. We will celebrate with the themes:

“I am Beautiful”, “We are God’s Children”, and “We are One in Unity”.

WINTER CLOTHES: Please be sure students have heavy coats, hats, and gloves on the cold days!

BENEFIT DINNER COLLECTION

Each class will collect $3-$5 per student to have a class gift box at the Benefit Dinner. Guests will bid on the gift boxes which will have mystery gift cards purchased with donations from each class!

2nd QUARTER AWARDS: Has been moved to Thursday, Jan 30 at 9:30 (after mass) in the Chapel

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION CEREMONY: Fri, Jan 24 at 9:30 in the Chapel

BENEFIT DINNER GALA MARCH 14, 2020 HELP

Our annual fundraiser dinner is March 14 at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon. We have Silent Auction Baskets and Gift Card Balloon sales as part of the event. You can help by taking a Donation Solicitation form to local businesses that you use and ask them to support your school. Also, invite people!

SPRING FAMILY PHOTO FUNDRAISER

The PTO is sponsoring a Family Photo Fundraiser for a Mar 21-22 Photo Session at our school. You can sell a Family Photo Sitting ticket for $5, and the family gets a free Family Photo. JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER! For each ticket you sell, you get $20 credit toward the Family Fundraising requirement. You can get a ticket from the office, or sign out a book of 10. We are limited to 100 tickets, so act quickly!

MEGA RAFFLE

Our MEGA Raffle can earn the school up to $20,000 while earning a lucky winner $10,000. Limited to 300 tickets sold, so odds are great. Consider buying or selling a ticket! Tickets can be split among families, church groups, or social clubs, so think about who can buy a ticket with you. Even split 5 ways, it costs you $20, but you can win $2,000!!!!

January

  • 24 Grade 7 Mass 8:30 & National Junior Honor Society Induction
  • 25 SLU High Work Day from 7-12; Robotics Practice 10-2
  • 26 St Augustine of Hippo, East St Louis, Mass 9:30 AM
  • 26-31 Catholic Schools Week
  • 29 Spelling Bee 8:30 in the Cafeteria
  • 30 Grade 5 Mass and 2nd Qtr Awards
  • 31 Peacemaker Day

February

  • 1 Clavius Project Robotics at SLU High 8:30 – 12:00
  • 3 Staff Meeting 12:30 Dismissal

17th Annual Benefit Dinner Gala – March 14

17th Annual Benefit Dinner Gala – March 14

Saturday, March 14, 2020

NEW LOCATION: The Regency Conference Center

400 Regency Park – O’Fallon, IL 62269

5:00 p.m. Doors open – Silent Auction begins

6:00 p.m. Dinner

$60.00 per person – $600.00 per table sponsor of eight

Includes table sponsor gift

RSVP by February 28, 2020

The Mega Raffle Returns

Chance to Win the Grand Prize $10,000

Next Early Bird Drawing – February 28

more details below

Evening Highlights

David Graham – Emcee, The Clean Comedy Guy

Kenya Ajanaku – Call of the Drums

Distinguished Alumni Honoree

Violin Special Group

Liturgical Praise Dance

Silent Auction

Fund-A-Need – “Each One Teach One”

Interested in advertising, being a sponsor, donating a service or item – please contact us!

For more information contact Roberta Trost for dinner tickets, MEGA RAFFLE TICKETS or Learn more about Cash for A Cause. Call 618-397-0316 or email: roberta_trost@yahoo.com

Advent Prayer Service

Advent Prayer Service

Date Change – We will host our DRESS REHEARSAL 
ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 AT 10:00 a.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School

Invites you to our

Advent Prayer Service

Refreshment Reception immediately following in the Library!

Take a tour and see our “Believe Reading Resource Room”

Second Performance
Thursday, December 19 – evening performance – 6:30 p.m.

8213 Church Lane Chapel – East St. Louis, IL 62203

Blessings for the Christmas Season!

SAVE THE DATE – Mark your calendar

Annual Benefit Dinner Gala

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Regency Conference Center – O’Fallon, IL

5:00 p.m. doors open – Silent Auction, Dinner 6:00 p.m.

To learn more information about our school, please email or call

Email: roberta_trost@yahoo.com

Phone: 618-397-0316

Our students look forward to seeing you soon!

Weekly Newsletter – December 5, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

We have started the season of Advent, which are the four Sundays and weeks of preparation for the celebration of the coming of Jesus. This is a great time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, God sending us His Son, Jesus.

ADVENT SERVICE MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

All students are required to participate in our Advent Service, Thursday, Dec 19, from 6:30 – 8 PM. Students practice violin, praise dance, and choir together as a family, and this is our opportunity to minister as a family!

ADVENT SERVICE DRESS CODE

Students are required to wear a button-up white shirt, black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Please start shopping for these if you do not have them. If you have problem buying them, contact the office ASAP.

DECEMBER CHOCOLATE AND CANDY SALE:

Thank you all for a great candy drive! The order went in yesterday, and we will notify you when it arrives!

2nd QUARTER MIDTERMS COME HOME TODAY!!!

Please sign one copy and return it with the envelope.

COLD WEATHER CHRISTMAS DRIVE

Please buy an extra pair of gloves or mittens, a warm scarf, a winter cap, or pair of white socks to decorate our school Giving Tree! We will collect these items for St Vincent de Paul here in East St Louis from Monday, Dec 9 to Wednesday, Dec 18. If you can spare a little extra, we can help keep our neighbors warm this winter!

PTO CHRISTMAS SKATING PARTY

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 From 6 -8 PM. Tickets go on sale next week! This will be a great time again this year for our students to celebrate Christmas and the end of the first semester!

Weekly Newsletter – November 26, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

Please enjoy your Thanksgiving Break and give Praise and Thanks to God for all we have each day.

THANKSGIVING BREAK: NO SCHOOL UNTIL MONDAY!  ENJOY THE HOLIDAY!

EARLY DISMISSAL MONDAY, DEC 2: 12:30 DISMISSAL For all students due to Staff Meeting.

PICTURE RETAKE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

If you need a retake, return the form Monday with your student name on it.

 

ADVENT SERVICE DRESS CODE

All students are required to participate in our Advent Service, Thursday, Dec 19, from 6:30 – 8 PM. Students are required to wear a button-up white shirt, black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Please start shopping for these if you do not have them. If you have a problem buying them, please send a note to the office ASAP.

DECEMBER CHOCOLATE AND CANDY SALE:

Return Forms & $$ by Monday, December 2

All families have a fundraiser fee of $100, which is covered by $250 worth of sales of TJs Pizza, Bobo’s chocolate and candy, or a Spring Photo Day. The Bobos sales run through November to include Thanksgiving, and it has an online ordering piece too! Contact family and friends and advertise sales for Christmas gifts!

ST AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO FALL HARVEST SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT

November 29 at 7 PM. Free Will Offering. 408 Rev Joseph Brown Blvd, East St Louis, IL.

2nd QUARTER MIDTERMS COME HOME TODAY!!!

Please sign one copy and return it with the envelope.

STBCS Believe Project Literacy Lab Featured on Nine Network

The St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature project, “The Believe Project,” has opened a literacy lab at Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic School. This is one of eight literacy labs in the St. Louis area that will create literacy spaces within schools and community centers that serve pre-kindergarten through third grade students. 

 

 

STBCS’s Literacy Library Featured on KMOV4

News 4 Schools: The Literacy Library

EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Students in a Metro East school have a whole new reason to ditch the phones, turn off the TV and get out the books because they have a new library.

The Literacy Library Site was dedicated Thursday at Sister Thea Bowman School in East St. Louis. It is the second such project from the Believe Project.

The goal is to help make sure students are proficient in reading by the third grade. Many of the books feature African American characters.

Students even got to meet Clifford the Dog at Thursday’s dedication. The books for the library are being provided by Scholastic Books and Ready Readers. The furniture was donated by IKEA.

WATCH VIDEO

Weekly Newsletter – September 12, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

“It Takes A Village” repeated Rev Tracy several times, and I agreed with her. Who is that village? Our staff, our students, our families, and our school supporters are all part of the village, but to be a village, we must all speak the same language of commitment, hard work, and accountability in our roles to educate, inspire, prepare, and empower our young people!

IOWA ASSESSMENT: September 16 – 18

All of our Grade 2 – 8 students will take the Iowa Assessment. This is very important to your student and our school. Please have students to school by 7:30, so they can enjoy a good breakfast and be ready to test! Please encourage them to try their best and do well. We use test scores in grant requests to garner money for Tuition Assistance for your students.

FAMILY FUN 3K WALK AT MARY BROWN CENTER: Saturday at 10 AM

We have 10 paid for open spots and T-shirts to walk on Saturday. This is a great event! Just be the first to send in a note with your student saying you will participate, and how many children need a shirt, and you are in!  We need this Friday!

BELIEVE READING ROOM RIBBON CUTTING: Thursday, Sep 19 at 9:30

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting for our new Believe Reading Room. It is beautiful and will be a great place for our young students to read, read, read!  We will have a little ceremony, Room tours, and refreshments! Please join us!

TOUR AND LUNCH: September 24 at 10:30

Do you know a professional, local clergy, or somebody who might be interested in supporting our school? Contact Ms. Roberta Trost at our school, and she can invite them personally to our bi-monthly Tour!

SPECIAL COMMUNITY PLANNING MEETING: Tuesday, Oct 8 at 6 PM

United Congregations of MetroEast (UCM) and Parents United For Change hosted a special meeting for our families to participate and raise a voice in their community for what they care about most: family, schools, safety, clean water/air, etc. The next meeting is Tuesday, Oct 8 from 6-7:30 PM! Please plan to join and make a difference in ESTL!

CAMP ONDESSONK INFORMATION SESSION: Monday, Sep 16 at 6 PM

Informational session for all 6-8th grade parents and guardians on the Camp Ondessonk Trip. This is an open session for you to receive information and ask questions about the great opportunity for the 6-8th grade students, 24-25 Sep.