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St. Columbkille, Chicago

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The St. Columbkille Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50-year reunion from noon to 4 p.m., on April 27, 2019, at the La Villa Restaurant Lounge and Banquets, 3632 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, Illinois, 60641.

For more information and pricing, or for classmate photos, contact one of the following: Linda Pecoulas Warren at llvegas1@yahoo.com  Maria Perez at 773-699-3353 or by email at mperez3353@gmail.com, or Irena B. Simons at Irenasimons@aol.com or by phone at 847-951-6677.

 

For reunion information

St. Columbkille Alumnae Association celebrated its final reunion as a school in 2015. Individual classes will continue to gather as they wish. If the sisters can be helpful to you in any way, please contact Connie Gualano, alumnae/I relations and planned giving manager/grant writer at cgualano@spsmw.org or call 812-535-2811.

 

History of St. Columbkille School

In September 1899, the Sisters of Providence took charge when the Holy Cross Brothers withdrew and Father Dunne invited the sisters to take charge of the boys’ school. In 1907, the sisters also took charge of the girls’ school due to the withdrawal of the Sisters of Charity. Boys and girls were in separate rooms. The grammar school for the girls developed into a full eight grades and a commercial high school. Due to lack of available sisters, the grammar school closed in 1971. The commercial school closed in 1969. The nursery school opened in 1918 to childcare needed for mothers working outside the home during the war. In 1983, the Sisters of Providence closed the nursery, which was subsequently used by Esperanza School for special education.

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