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8th conference all stars

Congrats to these SRB 8th graders who played in the Conference All-Star Game!

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Preschool learns Spanish with Sr. Pachas!

Fourth grade students wrote winter poems with figurative language and rhyme scheme for the class poet-tree.

These two top Run-a-thon fundraisers got to be Gym Teacher for a Day, and they did a great job.

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Thanks to our Sports Board for a fun Trivia Night yesterday and to all who came out to test your knowledge!

This lucky student got to be Gym Teacher for a (Half) Day as a reward for being one of the highest fundraisers in this year’s Run-a-thon! He taught gym to our 8th, PreK4, Preschool3, Kindergarten and 4th grades.

The second graders have been working hard and having fun since we returned from Christmas break. They made New Year promises and wrote one thing they will work on for the rest of the school year. In science, the students have been observing solid objects and describing their properties. We are also learning about God’s forgiveness in religion and counting money in math. This week, the class was very excited to start learning cursive!

Students have a blast in Mrs. Schroeder’s after-school Art Club.

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It was a nail biter and didn’t end in our favor but it was a great game and our 8th grade boys are still on to the playoffs! Go Bruins!

Our fifth and sixth graders enjoyed a field trip to the Field Museum.

1st grade

After a fun and relaxing break, first grade was ready to get back into action! To kick of 2023, first grade learned about new year’s celebrations and made new year’s resolutions for 2023. In first grade, the students have been learning about different types of text like informational text. We recently read an informational magazine about veterinarians and pet clinics. We also read about how our SuperKids friends were looking for pets and what kind of pets they would have. One of them wanted a pet rock, so we created our own pet rocks! There is so much more to learn, we cannot wait to see what else 2023 has in store.

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Special moments from our annual Christmas pageant with students in grades 1-8.

Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten students sang their hearts out during the Christmas Recital.

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Photos from the Holly Fair, a fun tradition of inexpensive shopping for our families! Prayer partners worked together to knock off their shopping lists. 

Preschool has been busy preparing for Christmas. We made advent wreaths and are waiting for Jesus’ birthday to come. We also decorated a bulletin board with a nativity scene and students made stars, sheep, and shepherds.  The children are also excited about Santa! We have been busy making reindeer, ornaments, elves, and Santa. Preschoolers had great fun making snowflakes with our sixth grade prayer partners. We are looking forward to doing more activities with them!

Ms. Seng’s preK classroom is decorated for Christmas! They welcomed an elf named Jingle who hides around the classroom.

Our Extended Day Program (EDP) students have been busy creating art after school.

Leading up to Advent, SRB sixth graders have been working with Deacon Bill Frere on the life story of Joseph. They made storybooks of his life and shared it with classmates.

Sixth grade and preschool make paper snowflakes together to decorate our school windows.

SRB PreK-4 and fourth grade “Prayer Partners” met last week for a fun Thanksgiving activity together.

The seventh graders have been very busy the last few months. They are currently juggling the novel study, Blown Away, with their research and experimentation for the science fair. In science they have been learning about our body systems and just investigated how exercise affects our heart rate and breathing by choosing to run (carefully) around the cafeteria for 5 minutes! They previously tested their sense of touch by poking each other with toothpicks to see if they could differentiate between one or two pokes. They have also enjoyed spending time with their Kindergarten prayer partners and sitting with them at mass. 

We celebrated a special Mass on Friday, November 11 to honor our Veterans in our parish and school community. Thanks to all who came out and even shared a bit of their story with us.  
 

Mrs. Rodriguez hosted a “Math Glow Day” where our 5th-8th grade students completed math problems to solve puzzles using highlighters and black lights. Some of their Halloween themed clothes added to the fun.

Spanish class

Earlier this month, our Spanish classes learned about Dia de Muertos and made las calaveras (skulls) to decorate one of our walls to honor our ancestors!

Last week, our seventh graders enjoyed an ice cream sundae as their prize for winning one of the best decorated Halloween doors in our annual door decorating contest! After that surprise, they had special open gym time with their Kindergarten prayer partners.

It has been a busy end of October and early November for the fifth graders at SRB. We had a lot of fun decorating our door for the Halloween Door Decorating Contest. Our theme was The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horrors. We may not have won, but we had a great time working together and designing a fantastic door. In Science class, we continue to investigate the phenomena of objects giving off and reflecting light in the night sky. The Milky Way is not just a great candy bar, but it is a huge spinning group of stars called a galaxy. Pictured below is one of our students creating his own interpretation of six constellations on his Star Pattern Sheet. We had a lot of fun creating and trying to guess each others constellation drawings. We hope to put our studies into action with an upcoming field trip to the Adler Planetarium!

Our October monthly school assembly was based around faithfulness. Students were recognized for displaying that value around school, plus we had time to make ghosts with our prayer partners and make a school-wide conga line!

The fourth grade class is embracing the spirit of Fall with many projects! They have been working on a Chicago History Project called Ghosts of Chicago’s Past. They have been researching a famous person from Chicago’s past, writing a eulogy about them, designing a gravestone for them and drawing them as a ghost. They have also written fall haikus to put on the poet-tree, are writing a saint report in preparation of All Saint’s Day, worked on a fall project with their Prayer Partners, Ms. Seng’s Pre-K class, and visited Sonny Acres Farm Field Trip!

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Photos from our Halloween Trunk or Treat. Perfect weather, food, friends, and tons of candy!

Mr. Pickett’s fourth grade class enjoyed a fall field trip to Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago.

Second grade is well into the school year and enjoying the beginning of fall. The students have been reading nonfiction magazines, writing letters to friends and family, and solving two-step word problems. In religion, they have been learning about the saints and the story of the Good Samaritan. This week in science class, the students observed and named rocks, rubbed them together, and put them in water. We are looking forward to our first field trip for the year next week!

In first grade, we are learning so many things! We have continued our adventures with the SuperKids and delved into number bonds and adding with the number 10. In social studies, we explored what responsibilities are and how communities are structured, such as the laws and rules we follow, etc. Finally, Pete the Cat likes to visit and help us learn! He helped our first graders read about saints. 

K class

Kindergarten is learning about the letters C, G, and A by meeting the Superkid characters Cass, Golly, and Alf. In math, our focus is on numbers 0-5. Everyone enjoys using counters and cubes to show different amounts. We have also been attending weekly Mass and are learning new hymns. One of our favorites is ‘This Little Light of Mine.’ We expect to have a wonderful year ahead of us!

Photos from our September Assembly. Students were honored by teachers for displaying good sportsmanship and the monthly value of respect. We ended with an all-school freeze-dance party. 💃🕺

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Photos from our 2022 Annual Runathon – thank you to our staff volunteers, to everyone who made donations, and especially to our strong student runners raising money for their school!

Our Pre-K class met up with their prayer partners (4th graders) and read together. In addition to spending time with their prayer partners, the Pre-K class has also been working on letters, circle shapes, numbers, their colors and much more. They are also having fun in their specials, playing in the Learning Garden and participating in various activities with classmates.

Good luck to our eighth graders running for student council positions! The SRB Student council organizes out-of-uniform fundraisers for causes of their own choosing! They also serve as ambassadors at school functions, keep the student body informed of school happenings, and help with monthly assemblies.

Our first monthly assembly honoring our students was a huge success! We honored our students of the month for our core value of kindness and PE sportsmanship awards. We recognized our JV and Varsity soccer and cross county teams. We finished with relay races and an 8th grade and teacher balloon popping contest. We are looking forward to our next assembly! 

Third Grade

Mrs. Schroeder’s third grade is all smiles at the start of school. Loving this sunny, warmer weather which means we can take class outside!

Fifth graders analyzing pictures and attempting to organize them into a timeline to preview the year in Mr. Pickett’s social studies class.

Fourth grade students explaining their illustrations after reading a Shel Silverstein poem. They are learning active reading strategies such as visualization!

We welcomed back our K-8 families on Monday 8/22 and our preschool/preK families on Wednesday 8/24. Great to see familiar faces and meet some new ones. Welcome to SRB – it’s going to be a great school year!

We are blessed with a great staff! Parents’ Association planned a Hawaiian-themed lunch for our teachers and administrators.

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New and seasoned school families gathered for our Back to School Night. We enjoyed food from Firewater, one of our newest school lunch providers.

In our final week of STEM camp, students learned about force and motion. Through many different activities, they learned how quickly or slowly objects move and what gets them going or stops them.

SRB STEM campers are learning all about weather through hands-on craft projects. They made anemometers, rain cloud models, rain sticks, and tornados in a bottle!

Our STEM camp had a great first week learning about space!

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Field Day fun on the last day of school. What a great way to wrap the school year! We loved having some of our eighth graders come back to help out. Happy Summer everyone!

Scenes from our Kindergarten Graduation ceremony. On to first grade, little ones!

Congrats to out students who made the honor roll for third trimester!

Kids of all ages enjoyed Summerfest. Kudos to select faculty who braved the dunk tank!

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Congrats to the class of 2022! Photos from Eighth Grade Graduation.