St. Pius V School is a long-time partner with the Big Shoulders Fund, an organization that supports children in local Catholic schools. “Lend a Shoulder Day” is their annual event bringing their supporters into the schools to spend a day with students and teachers.
Our school hosted 20 guests from US Cellular, Advocate, and Grant Thornton for a day of fun and learning on November 8. The visitors spent time with students in various classrooms, participating in hands-on activities like coding, a debate, art, math lessons, and even an educational game of Jeopardy!
“We were honored to be chosen to showcase our wonderful school on Lend a Shoulder Day,” said Mrs. Nancy Nasko, principal. “We are so proud of all of our students and teachers and grateful for our strong relationship with the Big Shoulders Fund.”
Soup-er Stadium Challenge
St. Pius V School joined other schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago in the Soup-er Stadium Challenge: a drive to collect enough food to fill every seat in Solider Field twice!
Three of our students visited Solider Field, met former Bear Charles Tillman, and helped make a promotional video for the challenge.
Science on the Go!
Thanks to the Big Shoulders Fund, our students in grades 2, 4 and 5 are participating in the “Science on the Go!” program with the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Teachers receive training to become more comfortable teaching science through lessons that are hands-on, inquiry-based, and incorporate cooperative learning.
The students experience nine interactive lessons, including three taught by a museum educator. They also have opportunities to interact with resources from the museum’s living and preserved collections.
The program culminates in an all-expense paid field trip to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park for our students!
Our school continues to be blessed with wonderful students, amazing parents, generous benefactors, and dedicated teachers and staff!
We are so proud of our graduates going on to make a world of difference in high school, higher education, and in their families and communities.
Many thanks to all who support our school – may God continue to bless you!