eFolder for May 19

Happy Friday! Last night we celebrated our 8th graders graduation from SMS! We will miss them, but are confident that they have learned the skills necessary to be successful in their next stage of life…high school! Congratulations to the class of 2017 and their parents!


The last day of school will be Friday, May 26th. This is an 11:30AM dismissal with NO AFTERCARE. Please pick your children up promptly on that morning!

Summer Office Hours

Our summer office hours beginning the week of May 29th will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8AM-12:30PM.


Congratulations to our track team on an awesome season. Several of our team members made it to the IESA state meet last weekend. New school records were set in the 4×800 relay, the 400, and the 800. Way to run fast, Marksmen!

Mexican Festival

The Hispanic families of St. Mary’s Parish are hosting a Mexican Festival this Sunday, May 21st from 8:30AM-3:30PM. They will be serving your choice of beef tacos, pork tamales, or chicken fajitas (all served with rice and beans) for $5 per meal. Nachos will also be available for $3, and drinks (coffee, water, or soda) will be available for an additional $1. Stop by for a delicious meal!

Totus Tuus

Our parish will host Totus Tuus July 1st through July 7th. If your child has never attend, plan to send them this year! If your child has attended, please send them again and tell your friends to send their children, too!

Volunteers needed!

On Sat. June 10, we are having an adult anniversary celebration/alumni reunion for our school which is celebrating its 120th anniversary! The party runs from 5-9 pm. We are in need of volunteers to spend some time helping with this event and then enjoying the party! If you are able to help, please contact Maria Carroll mariakingcarroll or Amy Dixon dixonfamily7

Vote for Dr. Dillon for Best Boss!

Did you know our very own Dr. Dillon has been nominated for Best Boss in the Best of Peoria put on by Peoria Magazines? Please take a quick minute to show your support by voting for her at http://www.peoriamagazines.com/BOP Let’s let all of Peoria know what we know at St. Mark’s: that we have the best boss!

Enrollment for 2017-18

If you have not yet completed your child’s enrollment for the upcoming school year, we ask that you do so before the end of May. We need to have an accurate count in order to plan for textbook orders, staffing, etc. Also, if you are NOT planning on returning next year, please notify the office ASAP.

Financial Assistance Reminder

All families should have received their tuition contracts for the 2017-18 school year. St. Mary’s families that are in need of additional financial assistance need to contact St. Mary’s Parish. Msgr. Deptula is asking that each family submit IN WRITING the following to him:

  • Copies of the FACTS information

  • Copy of their tuition contract from St. Mark

  • A letter from a St. Mary’s Cathedral staff member verifying their active participation in the St. Mary’s Cathedral parish

  • A letter indicating exactly how much additional help they are requesting from the St. Mary’s Cathedral parish

These letters and additional documents are due to the Cathedral parish office by the June 15, 2017. By the second half of July, St. Mary’s will send the families’ letters indicating any additional help they can provide.

Any St. Mark families will need to submit a letter to the St. Mark Tuition Assistance Committee if you are seeking additional financial assistance. Please note that you must also have applied in FACTS.

Additional Financial Matters

Please make sure that all accounts are paid before the end of the school year. This includes tuition, aftercare to date, and lunch accounts. If you are having difficulty making the required payments, please stop in the office to let us know what is going on. We would like to close the books on this school year as soon as possible.

Summer School

We still have opening for our summer school program. If you are planning on enrolling your, please do so as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Miss Medland, Ms. Campbell, or Ms. Freeman.

Summer Reading Program

Parents! Be on the lookout for information coming home with your student about Scholastic Happy Camper Summer Reading Program. All students will be enrolled and any students logging minutes each week will be eligible to attend our summer reading recognition event this fall. It is so important to keep reading during the summer!


University of Illinois-4H Summer Workshops

The University of Illinois – 4H Extension Office is offering a number of summer workshops. Workshops include Photography, 4G STEM Camp for girls, STEM Academy, and many special interest clubs. To view the online version of their newsletter click here: http://illinois.edu/emailer/newsletter/130090.html

Calendar of Events for the Week of 5/22 (Last Week of School!)

Tue. 5/23

St. Jude Trike-A-Thon

Pre-K Open House and Art Show 5:30-7PM

Fri. 5/26

Last Day of School! 11:30AM dismissal

Lunch Menu for the Week of 5/22

Mon. 5/22: Hot dog on a bun, coney sauce, french fries, mixed fruit, cookie, milk

Tue. 5/23: Breakfast buffet-Eggs, bacon, sausage, cheeses stix, pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, french toast, tri-taters, milk

Wed. 5/24: Stuffed crust cheese pizza, green beans, peaches, cookie, milk

Thu. 5/25: Chicken strips, fries, applesauce, bread and butter, milk

Fri. 5/26: Last day of school–No lunch served

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