Family Newsletter





2 – Late Start

11 – Virtual Veteran’s Day

12 – Blood Drive

12 – Sports Pictures

19 – Early Dismissal 2:25 p.m.

21 – Auction

23 – Middle of Term

26 – 27 – Thanksgiving Break


WINTER FESTIVAL (12/11): Have the COVID blues got you feeling trapped? Come to Winter Festival for some family fun in the school’s courtyard. The event will feature tabletop dioramas depicting our Christmas play, It’s a Wonderful Life, musical performances by a band, orchestra, and choral groups, Christmas caroling, bonfires, and hot chocolate and food served from a couple of food trucks. The outdoor event runs from 5-8 pm. Hope to see you there!

CHRISTMAS PLAY (12/12):   This year’s Christmas play, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Playwill be live streamed over the internet on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 19.  The play, a radio version of the classic Christmas story, reminds us all that “No man is a failure who has friends.” Please watch our social media for information on how to buy tickets for the event.

  • Also, come out on Friday, Dec. 11 to get a sneak peek at how we created different sound effects in the show, to enjoy a preview of the play along with tabletop dioramas of the story created by our student artists, to listen to music, and to enjoy food treats and hot chocolate at our Winter Festival.


VETERAN’S DAY:  On Wednesday, November 11, Illiana will be celebrating Veteran’s Day – Covid style. Please check our social media channels and blogs for a video that celebrates the many that have faithfully served our country. We thank those in our community who have celebrated with us in person over the years. To keep everyone safe, and in keeping with the guidelines set by the state, we will celebrate virtually this year. Questions? Please reach out to Cassie Siersema at  or Jenna Dutton at  

ILLIANA CHRISTIAN AUCTION:  The Illiana Christian Auction Committee will take place on Saturday, November 21.  The Silent Auction begins at 5:00 p.m. and the live auction at 5:30 p.m. We are eager for your partnership and are asking for your investment by providing items or services to be auctioned or cash donations. Proceeds from this auction will support the Athletic Department, and will also go towards enhancing our digital media capabilities. The goal this year is to raise $65,000.  Questions may be directed to Bonnie Trepton at or 219-558-7066 ext. 24. If you are interested in donating to the auction, please visit our website for details.

YEARBOOK:  Students will be able to order the 2020-2021 yearbook, The Spire, in November.  An order form will be given to students, in homeroom, which they must complete at that time.  The cost of the yearbook will be added to your tuition statement.  If there is a change with the order, please contact Suzanne Jonkman,  The cost is $68 if ordered this fall.  If a student requests a yearbook after printing, the cost will be $80.  The Spire will be distributed at the beginning of October next year.

FRUIT SALE:  The Junior class sells oranges, grapefruit, and mixed nuts to help cover some of the cost of the PROM.  The sale will be from November 17 to December 1.  If you are interested in purchasing these, please contact a junior student with your order.  Juniors are reminded to have their orders in no later than December 1, and the payments are due December 16.


PREVIEW ILLIANA (Open House for prospective students and their parents):  Plan now to join us, in person or virtually, at Preview Illiana on Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m.  Meet students, teachers, and staff, learn about our academic, extracurricular, and service opportunities, and experience Illiana’s mission to develop a passion for God, people, and the world. Register at


Volunteering:  If you have signed up to volunteer please double check your scheduled time. Some of the lunch times for workers have been revised.  To volunteer go to  Thank you so much for volunteering!

Golden Opportunities Coupon Books:  P.I.E. is selling Golden Opportunities Books. Both NWI and Chicago South Suburbs books are available in the school office for $25 each.  These make great Christmas gifts! You may send your check or cash with your child and they may pick them up in the school office. This is a fundraiser for the Excellence in Education Fund which covers many items not included in tuition. Please consider this great fundraiser!

Rise & Roll Bakery:  Keep an eye out in the December newsletter for an announcing a fundraiser at Rise and Roll Bakery in January!

SCRIP:  SCRIP Tuition credit has been posted to your November tuition statement.  Over $10,000 was earned in tuition credit over the last 3 months!    If you want to get started in earning tuition credit please email
SCRIP cards are perfect for stocking stuffers and holiday gift giving.  You may purchase these gift cards at   or at the SCRIP store.  Don’t wait to place your order!  Do you have a family member that gives gift cards for Christmas?  Why not offer to purchase the gift cards through your SCRIP account and collect the tuition credit back?   Did you know that you can purchase SCRIP ecards that are available for immediate use from your phone?  These can be purchased online through your account at any time.  All online orders need to be purchased through PrestoPay.



The IHSAA opening dates for tryouts are as follows:   Wrestling: November 2, Boys Basketball: November 9, (times will be announced).

ADMISSION PRICES FOR WINTER ATHLETIC EVENTS:  Adults: $5.00, Students (with ID): $3.00, Seniors: $3.00, and Winter Family Pass: $25. Family passes are available at any winter athletic event at the gate.


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