Monday – May 22, 2017
PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC ANNOUNCES ITS NEW VIRTUAL TEXTBOOK STORE & BUY BACK PROCESS
2017 Textbook Buyback: Special One-Time Offer! eTechCampus will buyback your textbooks. For this transition year only, you will receive up to 70% of last year’s purchase price if you choose in-store credit. You will receive up to 50% of last year’s purchase price if you choose cash or check return. All books must be in resaleable condition and not be discontinued for the 17-18 school year. There will be two days for students to turn in their books in order to receive the benefit of this one-time offer.
Textbook Turn-In Days
Monday, May 22 from 7:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the small gym
Tuesday, May 23 from 7:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the small gym
Books will NOT be accepted at Providence Catholic after buy-back closes on May 23. There are no exceptions! After May 23 families may use the 24-7 online buyback through eTechCampus. If you utilize online buy back, there will be a significant reduction in the textbook buy back price.
The new virtual bookstore will be available for preview July 1, 2017. Books will be available for purchase online beginning July 17, 2017. We will send you login information in June. The address for the virtual textbook store is: pchsbookstore.etechcampus.com
Get the Buy-Back directions here on our website.
Palmer & Prep: Extended Hours in the BLC
We will again be extending the hours of our Learning Commons, giving you the opportunity to study for second semester final exams. Enjoy lemonade and ice tea, an “Arnold Palmer” while you “prep” for exams. There will be some subject area faculty for tutoring. Here are the extended hours.
- Monday, May 22, 2017 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Attention Students: Please consider donating any used uniform polos or fleeces that you are no longer using that are in good/clean condition. Drop off boxes will be located in the Main Office and room 213 starting Friday, May 19 through Friday, May 26. The Used Polo Sale will take place in the fall before the start of school.
CELTIC TIME 2017-2018…application and teacher recommendation forms are on the Portal for anyone wishing to apply to be a Celtic Time Student Advisor next year.
Attention freshman, sophomore, and junior students: Providence Catholic will be starting a new Student Diversity and Inclusion Club that will be offered to starting in the 2017-2018 school year. This new club will be open to all members of the student body. An application was sent to every Providence student email account. If you are interested, applications will be due on May 23 (the last day of finals). If you have any questions, please see Mr. Senffner, Mr. Murphy, or Mrs. Auld.
Dean’s Office – Next week we will have detention Monday and Tuesday after exams.
Files on the Network: Students, after June 1, files in Student’s network folders will be deleted permanently! If you need to save any documents or files from your H: drive, be sure to copy them to OneDrive or other portable media. Next year, with BYOD, all students will be required to save documents to their OneDrive.
Attention Seniors: Your PCHS email will remain active until July 15. Be sure to let senders (especially colleges and future employers) know what your new email will be before that date!
ACTS Hours Opportunity! Students please be aware the following opportunity will take place at the beginning of August. Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church in Homer Glen (14610 S. Will Cook Road) is looking for volunteers to help with their Prairie Fest from August 10-August 13. If you are available to work any combination of these shifts, please contact Mrs. Georgia Peceniak ’71 at firstname.lastname@example.org to register as soon as possible. This is a fun event and a great way to earn ACTS hours before school starts! Please see all availability below.
- Thursday 8/10 9:30 am – 1:00 PM; General setup; need 6-10 students
- Friday 8/11 2:00 – 4:00 PM; Last minute setup; need 2-4 students
- Saturday 8/12 1:00 – 3:00 PM; Female student to dress up as Elsa for kid’s tent, costume provided; need 1 student
- Saturday 8/12 12:00 – 4:00 PM; students to do face painting; need 2 students
Activities & Clubs
Providence Catholic Bands are hosting Colorguard Camps open to any current PCHS student and incoming 8th grader next week! The coaches of the Providence Catholic Colorguard Team will teach basics for dance movement and equipment- no experience is needed! To Register click the “Colorguard Camps” link on our homepage at www.providencecatholic.org at no cost to you! The camps will start next week on Wednesday May 24th and again on Wednesday May 31st. Please meet in the music room at 5:30pm and if you have any questions be sure to stop by Mr. Rogers’ office in room 229.
Boys Tennis: Congratulations to the boy’s tennis team who finished 2nd at the sectional tournament, which is the best result in over a decade for the program. And good luck to Adam Harrington in the state singles tournament this week as well as the doubles team of Joey Harris and Nick Spreitzer who also qualified to represent Providence at the state tournament.
BOYS TRACK: Congratulations to Gavin Jaime and Lucas Weaver who both qualified to the state track meet next weekend at Eastern Illinois University. Lucas was sectional champ in the pole vault and also qualified in the discus. Gavin qualified in the 400m and the pole vault.
Boys track athletes must turn in your uniform this week! Anyone who missed the banquet can see Coach Cogs for their “letter”.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Anyone who hasn’t received a summer schedule, please see Coach Trendel ASAP to pick-up your copy.
All Student-Athletes must be out of the Locker Rooms no later than Noon on Tuesday, May 23, – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Girls Cross Country: If you were not able to attend the girls’ cross country meeting, please see Coach Savage in Room 111 before the end of the school year.
Attention Students: Football managers needed for the 2017 football season. Male or female. If interested or have questions please see Coach Cogs in room 224 or email him at email@example.com.