What’s New

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Signing yearbooks at the end of a great school year.

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Congrats to the Class of 2018 – we will miss you!

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See you next school year!

 

Lots of hugs spotted on the last day of school. Hope everyone has a fun and safe summer!

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Prayer partners enjoying these warm days and celebrating that the end of school is near!

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Third graders enjoying a field trip to Brookfield Zoo.

 

SRB went to the dogs… Robin’s Dog Stars, that is! Students had a blast watching the dog show.

 

It was a fun but hot afternoon at Dunham Park for our annual Pre-K Picnic to celebrate the end of a great school year.

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Sixth graders enjoyed a field day at St. Patrick High school, which was sponsored by both Trinity and St. Pats. Students competed with other 6th graders from neighboring schools.

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Students filled the Jensen Gymnasium with songs of spring during our music showcase.

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School and parish families celebrated May Crowning to honor our Blessed Mother.

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This lucky family won a trip to school in a firetruck at our recent Red Ribbon Gala! Thanks to the Chicago Fire Department for this special gift to benefit our school.

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Our Eighth graders wearing their ribbons following our annual Ribbon Ceremony. The ribbons are blessed and distributed a few weeks before graduation–a tradition dating back to the school’s founding in 1931. They will receive their second ribbon, identical to the first, just before they process in for graduation.

tech_s.jpgWe had a great time at Tech 2018.  JP, Aleksander (both 3rd graders) and 5th grader Kristian demonstrated their work with Micro:bits for Rep. Martwick.

 

The weather could not have been more perfect for our kindergarten field trip to the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Learning Garden BrochureCheck out a wonderful project currently underway to honor the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and to benefit our littlest students! We are currently seeking sponsors and handy helpers to bring this project to life. Interested in learning more? Contact business manager, James Ouper at jouper@srb-chicago.org.

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Mrs. Wilfinger’s Kindergarten class celebrates “hat day.”

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory put on by St. Robert Students!

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Second graders work on their final research project. Students use books, the internet,  and educational videos to pull their research together, then share it on an organizational chart.

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Sixth grade students proudly display final projects for Spanish class. Muy bien!

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Parents and staff enjoying our recent Red Ribbon Gala to benefit the school and parish! Thanks to everyone who made this possible and attended the event.

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Two of our students qualified for the Illinois State Science Fair where they competed alongside 1,200 students from all around the state. Both came home with awards! We are very proud of what these young ladies have accomplished.

 

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Check out these items made by our students for the silent auction of our annual Red Ribbon Gala!

 

Our student athletes are recognized at the annual Sports Awards. Go Bruins!

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Bobby Bruin takes time for a picture with principal Mrs. Mijal, who was recognized by the St. Robert Bellarmine Sports Association for her years of service at the annual Sports Awards Banquet held Thursday, April 26.

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Sixth graders work on their class project for the upcoming Red Ribbon Gala live auction!

 

Our 6-8th graders had a blast during a recent field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry.

 

 

Our “Science Grandpa and Grandma” (Chuck and Pat Gohs) visited Pre-K to teach students about electricity and magnets through hands-on experments.

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Presenting our six grade gods and goddesses! This is the highlight of our study of Greek and Roman civilizations. Students research and write a report, dress as their god or goddess and “become” them for a day and present to their class.

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Wow! Our students helped to raise $1,873.43 during the Clean Water Lenten Project organized by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Funds will purchase a solar panel and is part of their permanent solution to the problem of unclean water in Nigeria. Thank you! (Photo by Ethan Sykes)

Bobby Bruin takes time for a picture with principal Mrs. Mijal, who was recognized by the St. Robert Bellarmine Sports Association for her years of service at the annual Sports Awards Banquet held Thursday, April 26.

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There’s never a dull moment in Mr. Fischer’s science class. Students experiment with rocket balloons experiment to see if the size of the opening affects how far the balloon will travel.

 

Hooray for outdoor recess, sunshine, and more moderate April temperatures.

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The same week of snow, preK students enjoy warmth and sunshine.

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A surprise April snow was caught on film by our principal, Mrs. Mijal.

 

Students of all ages were excited for a special visitor to our school.

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Your 2018 8th grade CSCC champions!

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Cheering on our #1 teams!

 

Congrats to the SRB 8th grade boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams for making it to the finals!

 

Hanging around with the 6th grade Red boys’ volleyball team, who made it into the finals!

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Congrats to our 8th grade All-Stars: Grace O’Brien, Laila Galiber, Olivia LaCour and Kathleen Grasz, Emelio Bedon, Joseph Stauber, Liam Dohl, and Rory Thompkins!

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Eighth grade looking sharp for our Spring Picture Day. (Photo: Joy Stauber)

 

Mrs. Wilfinger’s kindergarten class continues to write and work on their Lenten goals. We are adding them to the parish project chain.

 

Fourth graders have fun with their prayer partners, including an Easter egg hunt.

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Happy birthday to Mr. Fischer! His science students toast to his big day with his favorite drink.

 

A leprechaun visited Mrs. McHugh’s Pre K class this morning and left a wee mess of shamrocks and gold coins. The children helped clean up all the shamrocks and gold coins and did such a good job, they could keep them!

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Students in 7th grade celebrate an out-of-uniform day benefitting Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

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Some of Mrs. Gargano’s PreK students dance a jig for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Let’s hear it for our 8th grade girls volleyball team! They celebrated a great close to their season with a win at home.

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Mrs. Schroeder’s 4th grade class brainstormed ideas on what they would do with their authority to make their kingdom an ideal place to live if they were King or Queen for a day.

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The Preschool class read the book, What Does it Mean to be Kind? and then made a kindness chain win paper strips. Each child added to the chain by writing one way to be kind to others. The class had some great ideas: give someone flowers, say please and thank you, and make a picture for a friend!

 

The first and fifth graders listened to the story How Full is Your Bucket? and discussed ways to treat others kindly. They completed a sorting activity which focused on telling the difference between actions that are kind and unkind.

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Seventh and second grade prayer partners wrote down examples of how we could show kindess within our community and school. We looped then together and created a kindness chain. It was a wonderful experience for all of the students involved!

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Mrs. Haseltine’s Kindergarten class listened to the story What Does It Mean To Be Kind? by Rana DiOrio.  After the story the students completed a writing activity where they wrote what being kind means to them.

 

 

Students made peace posters to honor the student victims from Parkland, Florida a month after the incident.

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Eighth graders watched a speech by Emma Gonzalez on the Parkland, Florida shooting.

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Sixth grade students share their “Book in a Bag” book reports with one another.

 

Congrats to Michael Malone, Tina Barone, Molly McHugh and Jack Kenney who made it to the Regional Science Fair at The Museum of Science and Industry. Molly and Tina are heading down to the State Science Fair on April 28th in Peoria!

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One of our kindergarten students demonstrates his creatively Irish leprechaun trap.

 

Congrats to these honor roll students pictured at a recent awards ceremony.

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Everyone was Irish and many were dancing at our recent St. Patrick’s Day party!

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Sixth graders work on psalms in religion class.

 

Annually, on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the 3rd graders read Dr. Seuss stories to the Pre-K classes.

 

Prayer Partners make the best shopping buddies! Students have fun together at our annual book fair.

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Mrs. Wilfinger’s Kindergarten class dresses up as their favorite book characters in honor of our book fair.

 

Our fourth grade boys volleyball team has a ball with our new mascot. Go Bruins!

 

We went to the dogs (and cats) for our recent book fair! Thank you to Mary Beth Gerlach and all our volunteers for making this such a special event.

 

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Third grade transformed Kernaghan Hall into a Wax Museum of historical figures. They all had wonderful speeches prepared.

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Sixth graders share Valentine’s Day riddles.

 

 

Our preschool students enjoy “Love A Book Day” in their pajamas. Students bring their favorite book to read and hear guest speakers, including Mrs. Mijal and Mrs. Wilson, among others. It is a fun-filled day full of literacy!

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Sixth grade boys volleyball team hangs around with Bobby Bruin. (photo: Melissa Roy)

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Kindergarten celebrates a bit of Mardi Gras.

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Our 8th grade boys and girls volleyball teams scrimmaged against each other in a fun showdown. They’re all winners in our book! (Photo: Joy Stauber)

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How are your lenten goals going?

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Fifth and sixth grade volleyball players pause for a photo. Go Bruins!

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Mrs. Wilfinger’s Kindergarten class demonstrates the Bean Bag Boogie!

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Our sixth graders learn about China from Mr. Wang, the principal of the Chinese school our international guests attend. St. Robert Bellarmine is hosting several exchange students for the next few weeks.

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PreK-4 students make good friends!

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Look at that talent! Thanks to the Parents’ Association for organizing a fun Paint Night event in Kernaghan Hall.

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Students welcome guests from China who will be staying with us for 2 weeks.

 

Photos from our Annual Spelling Bee. Congratulations to our winners, Elizabeth Niznik and Dillon Laycock!