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Happy Friday! Is everyone enjoying the beautiful spring weather? Hard to believe that next week we will gear up for the last month of the school year.

Please remember that next Thursday, May 3, will be an 11:30 AM dismissal. There will be NO LUNCH and NO AFTERCARE. Please make sure that your children are picked up promptly so that we can begin our staff meeting on time.

Upcoming Dates

For future planning, here is a list of important dates for May:

  • Thu., May 3 11:30 AM early dismissal NO LUNCH and NO AFTERCARE

  • Sun., May 6 First Communion at the 11 AM Mass

  • Fri., May 11 Awards Day and May Crowning

  • Sat., May 12 Father/Daughter Dance

  • Thu., May 17 8th Grade Graduation

  • Fri., May 18 Talent Show

  • Tue., May 22 Field Day

  • Fri., May 25 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, 11:30 AM dismissal NO LUNCH and NO AFTERCARE

Summer Program

This Summer St. Mark’s is happy to offer their Summer Target Program. Students will receive one – on- one tutoring from a teacher. Sign your child up today! Contact Miss Medland at rmedlandfor details.

Field Day

We are preparing for our end of year PBIS celebration! For a successful event, we need parent volunteers and supplies. The Field Day will be from 8:00AM-11:30AM on May 22nd. Our tentative rain date is May 23rd. Please consider signing up to help our First Annual PBIS Field Day! Any questions? Contact rmedland.


Registration for the 2018-19 School Year

Please complete your online registration for the 2018-19 school year as soon as possible. This year’s registration forms are online and can be accessed through your Renweb Parents’ Web account. Log on to Parents’ Web, click on the Family Information tab on the left side of the page, and then select Enrollment/Re-enrollment. This will take you to our online enrollment forms. If you have any questions, or need assistance completing the forms, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

As part of the registration process all families are required to complete and return the Tuition Pledge and Scholarship Form. If you have not yet returned this form, please do so as soon as possible. Contact the school office if you need a copy of the pledge form.

Pre-K Tuition Rates


Monthly Tuition & Fees

Total Tuition & Fees

Five Day Full Day Pre-K



Five Day Half Day Pre-K



Three Day Full Day Pre-K



Three Day Half Day Pre-K



*A $150 book fee for each Pre-K student is included in tuition fee.

Empower Illinois Scholarship

Scholarships offered through the new “Invest in Kids Act” could cover 50 to 100 percent of tuition and eligible charges for your child next year. Applications are still being accepted and scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, so it is very important to act quickly! Key information about the program and application process is available on www.empowerillinois.org

Eligibility notification began, April 2nd

On April 2nd parents and guardians began to receive email notification of their students’ eligibility for an Empower Illinois Scholarship. A new round of email notifications will be sent each Monday until all applicants have received notification of their eligibility.

Parents and guardians may have questions about their specific eligibility status, and applicants are encouraged to carefully read the instructions included in their eligibility notification email. Parents may visit the Empower website for additional information or email scholars with your questions.

IMPORTANT: Email invitations to complete an Empower Illinois Scholarship application will continue to be sent at the same time; please remember that this email invitation process may take several weeks.

Education Savings Opportunity

Effective January 1, 2018, families may now use 529 education savings plans for K-12 tuition at private schools. Grandparents, godparents, aunts and uncles can help fund a 529 and send a child to a Catholic school. Families should consult with their tax and financial advisors.

Daddy/Daughter Dance

Don’t be late for this very important date! Follow the white rabbit to the Daddy/Daughter Dance at St. Mark’s School. It will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $15 per Dad and daughters are free. Please register at the school office by Friday, May 4.

Used Uniform Sale

St. Mark School will host an Used Uniform Sale this summer. Please donate your child’s outgrown, gently used school uniforms and sports uniforms. Blue storage bins for these items will be located in the main entry of the school. We would appreciate your uniform donations of both Girl and Boy: White or Navy blue polo shirts, uniform plaid skirts and jumpers, Navy shorts or pants, sweatshirts, spirit wear, and soccer shirts. Prices for used uniforms range from $1.00 – $5.00 at the sale.

Tentative Dates for 2018-19

We are in the process of finalizing our 2018-19 school calendar. Here are some tentative dates for future planning.

  • First day of School: Monday, August 20th

  • Fall Break: Friday, October 5th-Tuesday, October 9th

  • Christmas Break: Monday, December 24th-Friday, January 4th

  • Spring Break: Monday, April 15th-Monday, April 22nd

Calendar of Events

Monday, 4/30

Track meet @ Tremont (High School) 4:30PM

Tuesday, 5/1

Track meet @ Rankin 4:30PM

Thursday, 5/3

Teacher Inservice 11:30AM dismissal

Blood Drive 12PM

First Communion Family Potluck/Rehearsal

Friday, 5/4

First Communion Retreat

Saturday, 5/5

IESA Track Sectional @ Mossville

Lunch Menu for the Week of 4/30

Monday: Egg patties, sausage links, tri-tater bar, mandarin oranges, muffin, milk

Tuesday: Chicken strips, fries, carrots, mixed fruit, bread & butter, milk

Wednesday: Pulled pork on a bun, baked beans, broccoli w/ranch, applesauce, milk

Thursday: Early dismissal-No lunch served

Friday: TREAT DAY, Chicken fajita wrap, corn peaches, milk

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