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St. Francis de Sales Holds Two Open House Events

The open houses will be held on Jan. 20 and Jan. 28 at St. Francis de Sales in Lake Zurich, to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

St. Francis de Sales Holds Two Open House Events

St. Francis de Sales Parish School, 11 S. Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich, invites all families to attend our two Open House & Information Sessions in January.

The first Open House & Information Session will take place on Sunday, Jan. 20 in the New Gym Lobby from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This session is specifically for families with children who will be entering preschool or kindergarten. A second Open House and Information Session, for all grade levels, will take place on Monday, January 28 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. At this time, new families may visit classrooms and registration for the 2013-14 school year will officially begin. It will continue in the school office throughout the entire week. Registration is not on a first-come, first- served basis. New students must provide their county (not hospital) birth certificate, baptismal certificate, Social Security number and $150 deposit, which holds the child’s spot and is deducted from the total tuition amount.

The Open Houses are held in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Catholic Schools Week, which takes place Jan. 28 – February 1. The St. Francis de Sales community will kick off Catholic Schools Week with the Open House for all grade levels on Monday, January 28. On Wednesday, January 31, the entire student population will gather for their weekly Mass celebration. Students are invited to bring a special guest to Mass, with a reception to follow. Other activities during the week include a Teacher Appreciation Lunch as well as a School Variety Show.

“St. Francis de Sales Parish School is not just an educational institution. It is a community united by our belief in Jesus Christ,” said Mr. Roy Rash, Principal. Mr. Roy Rash, alongside St. Francis de Sales Pastor, Father David F. Ryan, leads a staff of accomplished administrators and highly experienced educators.

St. Francis de Sales Parish School serves students in preschool – grade 8. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, St. Francis de Sales Parish School has received the prestigious recognition as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The school is committed to providing an environment that promotes academic excellence and a foundation of faith for all students, teachers, staff and parents. The St. Francis de Sales community is committed to modeling and teaching Catholic Christian morals and values while creating a caring, respectful environment that fosters a love for learning. Students attend religion classes daily as well as a weekly all-school Mass led by Pastor, Father David F. Ryan.

“We have outstanding community schools in District 95 and our community families are blessed that our parish school teaches the Good News of Jesus Christ and offers an outstanding option for education and faith formation,” said Father David F. Ryan, Pastor of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish.

Despite the financial hardships brought on by this economy, St. Francis de Sales has maintained a consistent, affordable tuition with multiple child discounts throughout the recession. Some highlights of the school include its nationally recognized Committee for Children’s “Steps to Respect” Bullying Prevention Program and its interactive, multimedia classroom instruction. In addition to its strong academic curriculum, St. Francis de Sales students receive instruction in Spanish, Art, Music and Physical Education. A variety of after-school sports programs, music programs and student clubs and activities are offered.

For more information about St. Francis de Sales Parish School, please visit the St. Francis de Sales school’s website or contact the school office at (847) 438-7921. 

This news release was provided by St. Francis de Sales. 

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