From The Director

Published on March 9, 2015

Dear Parents,images-4

Another month of education is behind us.

February, although a short month was very eventful. On February 15 together with the Polish Club we celebrated Polish Day once again in Lemont. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate the strength of the Polish community in Lemont and the surrounding areas. Our students took an active part in this event. Under the expert eyes of Ms. Małgosi Radzik, our teachers and the President of the Polish club- Ms Alina Kimel, the children painted beautiful buildings representing parts of old Warsaw. The youngest group was coloring pictures while the older kids prepared posters, albums and wrote essays.We thank you all for your commitment.

Our school dance group named Polanie once again surprised us with their dances and songs, this time -Warsaw style-BRAVO!

The children were rewarded for their hard works and dances with pizza from the Polish Club. The teachers prepared Warsaw themed art. Thank you. The second great event at our school was the swearing in of the first grade class.

Thank you Ms. Bożena Łazarska and Ms. Annie Mrózek-Gal for preparing the children for a great and memorable day. Thank you for all the beautiful songs and rhymes.

Thank you parents for your help and for refreshments.

What’s ahead:

  • XI gr. preparations for the trial final exam.
  • Graduation pictures for VIII and XI graders.
  • A trip to Poland for the VIII graders.

Halina Szyrzyna – School Director

Monika Górnikowski – School Vice Dyrector


From the Director

Published on February 10, 2015

Welcome !

Time passes quickly. The first semester is behind us. Traditionally, we invite all parents for the Mid-Year Parent-Teacher Conferences which will be held on February 7th, 13th and 14th.

Last month our school participated in three competitions. Thank you to all students, teachers and caregivers for their involvement and contributions.

The first competition was about Nicolaus Copernicus. Thank you M.Maj class for preparing models of the solar system and the 7th grade class, especially Natasha Lipsa, for compiling material for a book on Copernicus.

Competition “Stawiem na polski”- Mrs. Anna Watkins, Dorota Grzegorzewicz and Katarzyna Kozak – thank you for your encouragement and preparing students to compete.

Those who took part in it are: Karolilna Żegleń, Michal Luc and Sandra Necka – thank you and congratulations.

The third contest – an essay about Katyn. Participants in this competition are from Mrs. Anna Watkins class, and the students are: Tomasz Bzdyk , Joanna Duda , Daniel Garczek and Tamara Lipsa . We wish you good luck!

We still have one more opportunity to present your children and our students.

February 8th will be a contest ” Young Talents”. You know your child best. Please encourage them to participate.

February 27th and 28th, we invite you to enroll for the 2015/2016 school year.


The Polish Club of Lemont Invites You

Published on January 23, 2015


From the Director

Published on January 10, 2015

Dear Parents

Recently our students watched a show at the Copernicus Center:  Magical Christmas.

Thanks to you dear parents, such magical festivals were also held in every classroom in our school.  Thank you for every minute dedicated to our students and your children.  Thanks for all the goodies brought by our students to our Christmas party and for the parents participation in packing the gifts.  Once again we thank you.  We appreciate your work in all the performances in which children were involved.  The fact that the children’s’ roles were memorized is to your credit.  We thank all the instructors and organizers for the great atmosphere you created, preparing the “Zespół Polanie” for all performances.  Dances, carols, songs, and dancers were great.  You made us very proud.


That’s behind us. And what lies ahead?

We remind you all of the various competitions such as the Copernicus , language competitions.  We invite everyone to participate. There are many prizes to win!

On January 31, our future high school graduates will have their prom.  We also want to remind you about our essay contest developed by the “Michael’s Grele” Foundation.  Please remind our high school graduates about this.

 Again I would like to thank everyone for their hard work, dedication and an open heart.

See you in the New Year 2015

Halina Szyrzyna

Monika Gornikowska


Merry Christmas

Published on December 22, 2014

Christmas is just around the corner!

The entire staff wishes you and your family the Merriest Christmas and the Happiest New Year for 2015.
To all the parents and students of John Paul II Polish School, we would like to thank you for your enormous commitment and unwavering support throughout the year.
We wish you a successful, healthy, and peaceful Christmas filled with joy and love of your family, relatives, friends, and neighbors.
Let the time that you spend together be filled with good tidings and holiday cheer.
After the holidays, it’s time to prepare for a prosperous and Happy 2015 New Year.