eFolder for May 11
Happy Friday! Congratulations to all of our students that received awards this morning at our Awards Day assembly. You are truly examples of our school motto: “Where Christ is Loved, Excellence is Expected, Character Counts, and Traditions Thrive”.
Congratulations to our Second Grade class on making their First Communion last Sunday.
End of Year Balances
The last day of school is only two weeks away. Please remember that ALL financial obligations must be taken care of by that date. This includes tuition, lunch, and aftercare balances. It also includes any activity fees, as well as library fines and fees. If these balances are not paid by the end of the school year, report cards will be held until payment is received. In addition, no records will be sent to any high schools. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the office to discuss options.
Sat., May 12 Father/Daughter Dance
Thu., May 17 8th Grade Graduation 7 PM
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
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.
K – 5 will participate in the field day at St. Mark’s.
Jr. High will participate in the field day at Bradley Park.
Students will be served sack lunches on that day. If you did not order a lunch for your child, please make sure to send a lunch with them on that day.
Haitian Hearts Walk-A-Thon
On Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, St. Mark’s students in K through 8th grade will be walking in their PE classes to raise money for Haitian Hearts. All contributions made will go to pay for food and medical care for children and families in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world located only 600 miles from Florida. Thanks much for your support.
St. Mark’s Men’s Club Reorganization Meeting
Calling all St. Mark’s men parishioners, parents, alums and friends! You are invited to the St. Mark’s Men’s Club reorganization meeting on Thurs. June 14, 6-8 pm at Jimmy’s Bar, 2801 W. Farmington Rd. Please join us for an evening of food, drink, fellowship, and fun for all men 21 and older interested in being a part of the St. Mark’s Men’s Club. Questions? Call 472-7522.
Information and registration forms for the Peoria Parochial League Fall Soccer Program was attached to this week’s eFolder. Please return these forms ASAP so that teams can be determined. Our soccer program is open to students in Grades 1-8 (in the fall). If you have questions, please contact Gabe Trevino.
This summer’s Totus Tuus will be held June 17-22. There will be sessions for students in grades 1-6, as well as one for middle and high schoolers (grades 7-12). Please contact Terry Mischler at (309) 497-2838 or Peggy Flynn at (309) 303-9320 with any questions.
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!
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. Copies are attached to this eFolder.
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.
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 this Saturday, May 12 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $15 per Dad and daughters are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
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
If you have not already done so, please make sure to return all library books ASAP. Students with missing books or outstanding fines will not receive report cards.
Information for several PND summer camps was included in this week’s eFolder. Check them out if you are looking for activities for your child.
Calendar of Events
Saturday, May 12
IESA State Track Meet
Sunday, May 13
Happy Mothers Day!
Tuesday, May 15
5th Grade Retreat
Wednesday, May 16
Kids Rule the School
8th Grade Last Day
Thursday, May 17
PreK Field Trip
3rd/4th/5th Field Trip
8th Grade Graduation 7PM
Friday, May 18
School Talent Show
8th Grade Dance
Lunch Menu for the Week of 5/14
Monday: Super nachos (chips, taco meat, cheese), jalapenos, black beans, mixed fruit, milk
Tuesday: Meatballs in a bread bowl, cheese, green beans, cucumbers w/ranch, applesauce, milk
Wednesday: 8th grade special lunch buffet, hot dog on a bun, coney sauce, chips, pears/pineapple, milk
Thursday: Oven baked chicken, sweet potatoes, broccoli w/ranch, applesauce, bread and butter, milk
Friday: TREAT DAY, Grilled cheese or PB&J sandwich, potato wedges, carrots w/ranch, peaches, milk