St. Pius V School Fundraiser

You are invited to join us on May 1, 2014, for the 8th annual St. Pius V School scholarship fundraiser, Noche Mexicana! We will return to the energizing atmosphere of Carnivale, 702 W Fulton St., Chicago, IL 60661, for our celebration and silent auction.

Proceeds will provide financial assistance for families unable to afford full tuition at St. Pius V school.

Choosing Catholic education can be difficult. Our parents make sacrifices to enroll their children in St. Pius V School. Without the scholarship funds that Noche Mexicana provides, our school would not be an option for many students. Your participation has a direct, positive impact on the lives of our students and their families.

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Seeking Posada:

Dear Friends and Families of St. Pius V,

For the families at St. Pius V, Christmas isn’t Christmas without Posadas, an old Mexican tradition that reenacts the drama of that first Christmas Eve. That night Mary and Joseph found themselves homeless in a strange city. Finally a door is opened for them in a humble stable, where they welcome their child into the world. This year our Christian base communities again organize the evening Posada in our church: processing together, praying the rosary, reflecting on the nativity story, and finally sharing Christmas sweets and the delight of breaking the treat-filled piñatas. Continue reading

National honor for Mrs. Nasko

For nearly three decades, Mrs. Nancy Cullinan Nasko has served students, families and staff of St. Pius V School. Mrs. Nasko has cared for us, prayed for us, cried with us, cheered for us and loved each and every one of us with all her heart. Her work here, first as a teacher and now as principal, has shaped St. Pius V School into a top-notch institution drawing students from all over. She deserves more gratitude than we could ever give her, and we are proud to announce that her work has been recognized.

On October 25th, 2013, the National Association of Elementary School Principals will present Mrs. Nasko with their highest honor, Distinguished Principal Award in Washington, DC. Only 61 principals in the country were chosen to receive this award and of those, just four are Catholic school principals. That’s right: Mrs. Nasko is one of the top four Catholic elementary school principals in the entire country!

If you know Mrs. Nasko, you know that no one is more deserving of this honor. She is a credit to our school, our city, and now our entire country. More than that, she is a credit to our faith, spreading love, charity and kindness wherever she goes. Her educational philosophy—borrowed from St. Francis of Assisi —is posted on her office door: “Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” If anyone has ever lived this philosophy, it is Nancy Cullinan Nasko. Congratulations, Mrs. Nasko.

We love you!