eFolder for March 9

eFolder for March 9

Happy Friday! What happened to Spring? I think Winter isn’t quite ready to give up yet. Soon…

Today is the end of the 3rd Quarter! Can you believe it?? We are heading quickly toward the end of the school year!

Please remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night before you go to bed. You don’t want to be late for church on Sunday!

Upcoming Events (It’s a busy week!)

8th Grade Confirmation

Please keep our 8th graders in your prayers. They will be confirmed this Saturday at 4PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Biscuits and Buds

Tired of fixing Sunday breakfast for the hungry men in your life? The PSA is sponsoring Biscuits and Buds on this Sunday, March 11:00 AM after the 7:30 AM and 9AM Masses. Send the guys to the gym for a delicious breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Donations are greatly appreciated, and remember, no girls allowed!

Help is still needed for this event: https://tinyurl.com/sms-volunteers2017-2018


This year’s Declamations contest will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at St. Vincent’s. Participating students were given a packet with information including performance times and a map of the building last week. If your child did not show you this information, or if you have any questions regarding this event, please contact me at chapp.

Fine Arts Event

Our annual SMS Fine Arts Event will be held on Thursday, March 15 from 5:30-7:30PM at the Spalding Pastoral Center. Come and view visual art displays and musical and dramatic performances. Refreshments will be served. Tacos “to go” will be sold at the event – 3 tacos for $5 and soda or water $1.

Help is needed with this event on 3/15 to monitor the event, and we could use and additional person on 3/16 to transport displays back to school. To volunteer visit our SignUp Genius page: jplacko.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, March 17 at 11:00AM. Details on parade line up will be sent as soon as we receive that information. We will have two trucks this year, one with the SMS float and one with the 8th grade boys’ basketball team. Grab your green (with a touch of blue and gold) and join us. Don’t feel like walking in the parade? Grab a spot along the parade route and cheer us on.

Float decorators and chaperones for the parade are needed. and visit the SignUp Genius page to volunteer: https://tinyurl.com/sms-volunteers2017-2018

America Reads Tutoring

There will be no America Reads Tutoring next week, March 12-15 due to Bradley’s spring break. Tutoring will resume on Monday, March 19.

SMS 19th Annual Auction – Under the Bigtop

Invitations have been mailed for our 19th annual auction, Under the Big Top, to be held on Saturday, March 24. If you did not receive your invitation and would like to attend, please contact the office.

Please note that every family can lend a helping hand. It is crucial to make this event a big success. Much of the tuition assistance we were able to award this year was a result of the great turnout and money raised last year. If you have applied for assistance or plan to this year, be sure to show your support to the auction! There are many ways you can help.

SignUp Genius for Auction ONLY: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084da5ab2ba7fe3-auction

If you have any questions on what you can do to help with the auction, please contact our auction chairperson, Andrea Kupferschmid @ kups4

Reminder: The Auction committee will meet every Sunday until the auction at 6PM in the rectory basement. Please stop by and help out if you have time.

Lucky Duck Update

Who wants to be the Lucky Duck at the Auction this year?

Purchase a Lucky Duck for $25 and have a chance to be the winner of any LIVE auction item of your choice! Only 100 Lucky Ducks sold, so contact Andrea Kupferschmid at kups4 to pick your lucky number! Coming to the auction? We can charge your Lucky Duck to your paddle! Remember you do not have to be at the auction to win!

Look what you could win……..

1. Authentic Brick Oven Pizza party!

2. Dinner with Our Priests

3. 4 Disney Park hopper passes

4. Traditional Lebanese Dinner

5. Your own make over crew. 6 people for 4 hours

6. Field house party

7. Fr. Dominique Garramone Pizza party for 8-www.breadmonk.com

8. Smokin Brothers 30 inch Smoker Grill, fully assembled w/cover and 2 bags of smoker pellets smokinbrothers.com

9. Cardinals vs Cubs- 2 tickets

10. Cubs vs Cardinals-2 tickets

11. Substitute Teacher for a day

12. 8 hour day of plumbing

13. Cluskey Condo for 7 days in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

14. Your own personal chef for 6 at your home

15. Beautiful patio furniture-36"round tall table and 2 chairs

16. Flying lesson or 1 hour airplane ride for you and 2 guests.

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. We will be available to scan documents and assist families with completion of this process.

The computer lab will be available during the following times next week:

Monday 9-10:30am, 12:45-1:30pm

Tuesday 10:30am-12:00pm, 12:45-1:30pm

Wednesday 9:00-10:30am, 12:45-1:30pm

Thursday 9:00-11:00am, 12:45-1:30pm

Friday 8:00-2:00pm

Please note that you will need to schedule your appointment for the beginning of an available time slot, and you MUST call the office to schedule an appointment. If these times do not work with your schedule, please call the office and we will work with you to find a time to complete your application.

Spalding Scholarship

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.

The Protocols and Procedures and a handy Checklist to guide families through the application process may be found on the diocesan

website: www.cdop.org, under Catholic Education and then under Financial Assistance. A Spanish version is also available.

Parents are be urged to apply online and can access the FACTS application form at: online.factsmgt.com/aid.The application is 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.

Items Needed for the Spring Musical

The musical is gathering props and costume pieces! If you have anything you think may be able to be used in Peter Pan, please bring it to school and drop it on the stage- there is a laundry basket. If it is an item you would like returned at the end of the show, be sure to put your name on it. If you think there’s a possibility we could use it, bring it!!

Some examples….

– Play swords (7)

– Raccoon hats (3)

– Bows/Arrows (7)

– Clothing for Indians, Pirates, Lost Boys, Fairies, Lost Boys, or Darling family members.

PND News

PND Bunny Breakfast

Enjoy a morning of Easter fun at Peoria Notre Dame’s Easter Bunny breakfast on Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Cost is $3 for children 3 and over, $5 for adults. Activities include breakfast, arts and crafts, and an Easter egg hunt. Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be an egg-celent time!


Notre Dame Junior Football League is now accepting Registrations at pndjfl with any questions.

Calendar of Events

Saturday, 3/10

Confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral 4PM

Sunday, 3/11

Biscuits and Buds after 7:30 and 9AM Masses

Daylight Savings Time begins

Tuesday, 3/13

Declamations at St. Vincent

Wednesday, 3/14

Art Fair set-up

Thursday, 3/15

Scholastic Bowl @ Peoria Academy 3:30PM

Art Fair 5:30-7:30PM at the Spalding Pastoral Center

Friday, 3/16

Art Fair tear-down

Lunch Menu for the Week of March 19

Monday, 3/12: Hamburger or cheeseburger on a bun, fries, black beans, peaches, milk

Tuesday. 3/13: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes w/gravy, mixed fruit, bread and butter, milk

Wednesday, 3/14: Irish nachos (potato wedges, taco meat, nacho cheese) corn, pears/pineapple, milk

Thursday, 3/15: Spaghetti w/cheese, lettuce mix w/ranch, applesauce, garlic bread, milk

Thursday, 3/16: Grilled cheese or PBJ, fries, carrot sticks w/ranch, peaches, milk

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