Happy Wednesday. As we begin our Easter Break, remember to focus on the season. Tomorrow, Holy Thursday, is the beginning of the Triduum, the Holiest time of the liturgical year.
The schedule for Holy Week and Easter Sunday at St. Mark:
Holy Thursday 7:30PM
Good Friday 3:00PM
5:30PM (Live Stations of the Cross on the Bradley Quad)
Easter Vigil 8:00PM
Easter Sunday 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 11:00AM, 9:00PM
Easter Break will begin tomorrow, Thursday, March 29 and go through Friday, April 6. School will resume on Monday, April 9. Enjoy the time with family!
19th Annual SMS Auction
Thank you everyone who braved the awful winter weather last weekend to come out and support our school. A huge thank you to Andrea Kupferschmid and Brenda O’Russa for chairing not only this year’s auction, but many of our past auctions. Enjoy your retirement from fundraising! Thank you, too, to anyone who had a part in this year’s auction…those who helped organize, those who donated, and those who came to bid on items. We appreciate all of your support. THANK YOU!
Spring pictures will be taken on Wednesday, April 11. Students may wear nice clothes for their pictures. Please remember that all clothing needs to be Catholic school appropriate. No short skirts, tank tops, skinny straps, or ripped jeans. Students wearing leggings must wear a tunic top or dress for modesty. Also, no flip flops or heels, please.
The John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship Endowment Fund was established with funds raised in the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign. This scholarship is need based and awards to be used in the 2018–2019 school year will be announced by May 30, 2018.
The application deadline date is April 15, 2018, and all 2017 tax documentation/requirements necessary to complete the application must be submitted to FACTS by that date. Families are encouraged to apply early.
Protocols and Procedures as well as a checklist can be found on the diocesan website: www.cdop.org, under Catholic Education and then under Financial Assistance. Parents are urged to apply online and can access the FACTS application form at: online.factsmgt.com/aid. These documents as well as the application are available in both English and Spanish.
If you need assistance with the application process, or have questions, please feel free to contact the school office when we return from break.
Empower Illinois Scholarship Application Update
Parents who applied for the Empower Illinois Scholarship need to monitor their email accounts! You will have seven days after you receive an email with details on completing your application to complete the application and upload the supporting documents. Please remember that the school office will be closed over Easter Break.
Art Supplies Needed
Please save empty toilet paper rolls over break. Mrs. Placko will be using them to create props for the spring musical.
Spring Musical-Peter Pan, Jr.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 9th in the school office. Shows are Friday, April 21 at 7:00PM and Saturday, April 22nd 1:30PM matinee and 7:00PM. All tickets are $5 and Saturday Matinee includes free popcorn. If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact Leslie Fot at leslie_foti
There is still time to order a copy of our 2017-18 yearbook! To order online, please visit: inter-state.com/yearbook and enter the code: 23522V. Online ordering will be available until March 30th. This year’s publication will be full color and the cost is $11. We will hold a book signing party toward the end of the school year for all students who purchase a yearbook.
Calendar of Events
March 29-April 6 Easter Break
Monday, April 2:
Track meet @ St. Pat’s Washington 4:30PM
Monday, April 9: