Dear St. Stephen families,


The end of January was a celebration of Catholic Schools, and the students participated in a Penny Wars contest for the week.  The students competed against each other to win an ice cream party and extra recess.  The proceeds of this contest went to the St. Stephen Technology Fund; the total raised was $1,512.63!  Congratulations to the 5th grade class for winning the most points, and to the 3rd grade class for having the most money.  Mrs. Arnaout-Price planned and put together the contest; we all thank you for your work!


The 7th and 8th grade classes participate in the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Academic Olympics at Cabrini High School every year.  Thank you to the students who attended and represented St. Stephen School with dignity and class.  Congratulations to Sunny Duran for earning the Bronze Medal in the Science category.


I would like to thank Mrs. Arnaout-Price and Mrs. Redmond for chairing the Daddy-Daughter Dance on Feb. 7th.  The work that they put into preparing for the evening made it a wonderful event for the families.  I am happy so many families attended and were helpful in making the event so successful.


We are now in the Lenten Season and are looking forward to attending the missions led by Fr. Zachary and Fr. Solanus in March.  Part of our mission during Lent is to collect items both for the Lincoln Park Pregnancy Center and the Christian Services Pantry.  I am always impressed by the generosity of our families here at St. Stephen School.



Mrs. Christine Vaughan