News from our Principal

January 10th, 2022 Update

Hello friends of IJP School,

Happy new year! We are so happy to be back together again after our Christmas break. Amid the COVID surge, we are making adjustments to our spaces and routines as necessary for the safety of our students and staff. Our families are also doing a great job of keeping us informed about their situations, so that we can help navigate what’s best for us all. 


As you’ve probably read, we have a major project happening here in our building- the installation of air conditioners! Because of the generosity of one of our school families, we were able to purchase the necessary equipment to cool every classroom in the original building with low profile wall units as well as the offices of the building and cafeteria. Since the gym and PLC rooms are already air conditioned, our entire building would be cool. The hope is to start installation over spring break so that we benefit from the air conditioners as soon as warmer weather could hit. 


The 1:1 match is an incredible opportunity for all of us to work together to improve the educational experience of not only our IJP school students and staff but also our RE students and staff. Our total budget is $350,000 which includes a cushion for overages or unexpected expenses. As of this writing, we have collected $224,000 with the initial donation, your donations, and the matching funds. We are on our way to really making a difference in the lives of our students and in their learning environment. 


We have another fun project in the making…I will give you more information another time. We are upgrading our PreK-Kindergarten playground! Can’t wait to show you what’s in store!


Air conditioning and playgrounds are exciting, but so are SNOWFLAKES! Our students listened to the book Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin about the man who learned to photograph snowflakes. Students in all grades researched, designed, and built their own snowflake models then out of toothpicks and marshmallows. It was wonderful to see the creative minds at work as well as their collaborative spirits. 


Coming soon..Catholic Schools Week! January 30-February 5- Faith. Excellence. Service. Plan on visiting our Scholastic Book Fair on Sunday, January 30 in our school library as well as our Open House the evening of Thursday, February 3. Come and see who we are and what we do. We couldn’t be prouder. More details to follow!


Thanks for your continued support. 

Charlotte Kelly, principal

Other News


Hello IJP Parent!

PTO is excited to announce that Market Day is back! Everything is done online, and orders are delivered straight to your address, no picking up anywhere else! Best of all, IJP PTO will earn up to 10% of sales!

To register for a Market Day account, you simply click on this link… and select Illinois for the state.

It will then ask if you want to select an organization, and you can simply type in INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE PTO – FLOSSMOOR – IL and select it when it appears. Continue with setting up your account and you are all set-up to help the PTO!

There are monthly specials with some great deals! My favorite for this month is the appetizers – buy 3 appetizers (Buffalo wings, Chicken sticks, or Popcorn Chicken) and get a free Mozzarella Stick! Great for game day in our household!!

Support our school with our Market Day Fundraiser – PURCHASE WITH A PURPOSE – 10% of all orders go back to our PTO! If IJP PTO has 25 orders this month, we can earn an extra $100. Thank you to everyone who registered for an account. In just two weeks, we have already raised $43. Be sure to check out the two great promotions for February!

If you have any questions about the registration or how to select IJP PTO, please feel free to contact Tammy McMahon at or 219-718-4577.




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