Dear Boarding Parents/Guardians and Students,
We are halfway through our second semester and only three weeks until we depart for spring break! As March begins, we see less snow, more sun, and the beginning of spring. The boarding program will receive some wonderful guests from New Orleans and Vienna this March!
One of our sister schools from New Orleans, Louisiana, will visit us on March 7 and stay with us until March 9. They will participate in a retreat at the Gloria Dei Center and spend the evenings with our boarders and staff members. After we say goodbye to our first visitors, we'll welcome our Vienna guests. We will have 12 students that will live with us for a week. They will immerse themselves in classes, social activities, and boarding life! The second week of their stay will be spent living with our amazing Woodlands families. The girls are very excited about welcoming our Sacred Heart guests. We hope this experience inspires your daughters to explore, learn new things, and expand their cultural knowledge.
On March 24, we'll be saying goodbye to our Vienna students and also hello to Spring Break! The dorms will close on March 24 at 5:00 pm and re-open on April 10 at 12:00 pm. Parents/guardians, please sign in to Blackbaud to share the departure and arrival information. This form will appear in "Forms to review." in the Parent Portal. The form is due by Friday, March 10.
Please see below for Blackbaud login instructions:
- Login into Blackbaud
- Enter your e-mail address
- Complete login by entering your password or selecting the authentication service you selected during your Blackbaud ID setup (Google, Apple, etc.)
If you experience difficulties logging in, please contact Elliot Coffey to receive direct assistance.
Please note: Transportation will be available for all students on March 24 after 8:00 am and before 4:00 pm. On April 10, transportation will be available after the dorms open at 12:00 pm, not before.
If your child is traveling via plane, please send the flight information to the boarding staff.
Contacting the on-duty residence life staff person: To share information, grant permissions, plan an excused absence, or have a visitor, please phone one of our four on-duty phone numbers to speak with a residence life coordinator.
Ms Fennessey: 847-525-8339
Mrs. Krakoski: 847-516-1147
Ms. Lotterer: 224-507-8970
Ms. Ende: 224-551-8929
To speak with the director of the residence life program: the direct number for Ashley Robles-Robles is: 847-525-8328.
To appropriately plan the Friday and Sunday meals and the weekend activity schedule, we need to know when our 5-day boarders will depart and return to campus. Please email us the departure date and mode of transportation by Wednesday evening. Parents may also set a weekly plan for departure and arrival times.
The Boarding Program Community
The boarding staff will continue to monitor each student's academic progress. We will use this information to determine if extra study time is needed if tutoring is necessary, or if she can be excused from study hall to participate in other activities.
February was a short but exceptional month. On February 3rd, we celebrated the "Sacred Heart Awards." Two of our boarders were recognized for living Sacred Heart Goal V: Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom." Congrats RC and Chiara!
After the fantastic start of the month, we celebrated Galentine's Day on February 13th - a day for women to celebrate their friendships with their lady friends. We painted with Miss Lotterer as our instructor, drank apple cider, and ate chocolate-covered Oreos and strawberries. On Valentine's day, we had a movie night while eating Ice Cream. A group of students accompanied Mrs. Krakoski to the Art Institute of Chicago. On February 18th, our school choir was honored to sing the National Anthem at a Northwestern University game. Of course, our girls were there to support each other!
Please tell your girls to participate in the boarding program activities with us; this helps us create a healthy balance for our overall well-being.
Please be sure to follow us on Instagram to keep up with our latest activities and adventures!
Thank you for your attention to these details. Enjoy this special time as we move into spring,
Please contact us with any questions or concerns, and stay tuned for our next Res Life update!
Woodlands Residence Life Staff