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Happy Thursday! Just a reminder in case you have forgotten…we are dismissing today at 11:30AM and there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, November 3. We will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences tonight from 4:30-7:00PM and again tomorrow morning. You should have received a slip with your scheduled conference time. If you did not receive your time, please contact the office ASAP.

Daylight Savings Time

Don’t forget to set those clocks back one hour this Sunday, Nov. 5th.

Start the Day on Time

Please plan accordingly in order to arrive to school on time. We have noticed an increase in tardies lately. We understand that with the weather and traffic at University and Main St., that sometimes it might be hard. Plan to leave earlier to ensure your child gets a good start to his/her day. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a productive learning environment for all of our students.


Please be sure to drive carefully when coming to and from school. Our students safety is our number one priority! Please avoid driving against the traffic on Underhill at these times to avoid a back up in the alleys and main streets. Be careful when driving through the alleys as we have many students walking on them. We ask that all parents cross at the crosswalks with the guards and avoid crossing anywhere else on Bradley Ave. Please pull over completely to the curb and come to a stop before allowing children to load your car. Avoid dropping off/ picking up in the middle of the road on Underhill. Cell phones are illegal to use in a school zone!


The cold and flu season will soon be here! Please remember the following if your child is ill…students must be fever free without meds for 24 hrs. before returning to school. This rule also applies to students with vomiting or diarrhea; students will need to be symptom free for 24 hrs. Please help us minimize the spread of illness in our school.

If your child is absent in the morning, please make sure to notify the school office. In addition, please make sure that we have up to date contact information in case your child becomes ill during the school day and needs to go home.

If your child needs to leave during the day for an appointment, please notify the office that your child needs to leave and the time. The office will then notify the teacher. Teachers do not always see a message sent via Class Dojo or texted to them during the day.

Winter Gear

Brrrr…it’s cold out! We will have outdoor recess whenever weather permits. Please make sure that your child is properly dressed for colder weather. All clothing should be marked with your children’s names in order to make sure that all misplaced items are returned to their proper home. Boots can be worn on the playground, but are not allowed in the building. Boots of any kind are not part of our dress code.

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be done on Wednesday, November 8th. If your child was absent on the first picture day or needs to have their picture retaken, they can dress in nice, Catholic school appropriate, clothes on that day.

PND News

PND Class of 2022 Placement Testing: The High School Placement Test (HSPT) will be given on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Peoria Notre Dame High School. Cost is $20. Please visit https://www.peorianotredame.com/placement/ for more details and registration.

PND Shadow Visits: 8th Grade students are invited to experience a day in the life of a PND student by scheduling a shadow visit. Shadow visitors will have a chance to explore the PND campus, attend classes and lunch, and learn more about the activities that PND offers. Please visit https://my.peorianotredame.com/shadow-request to schedule your visit.

St. Mark Christmas Program

The Christmas Program date has been changed and will take place on Monday, December 11th at 6:00PM.

Volunteer Opportunities Through Sign-Up Genius

  • Room Parents for Grades 1, 4, 5

  • Girls Basketball Home Game 11/15

  • Boys Basketball Home Games 11/13, 11/20

To sign up to help with basketball games, to volunteer to be a room parent, or to help with any of our other upcoming activities, visit our SignUp Genius page: https://tinyurl.com/sms-volunteers2017-2018

Pack the Place Fundraiser for Keegan’s Krew

On Wednesday, November 8, our 6th grade girls and 6th grade boys will play basketball games at Peoria Academy.

The games will start at 5:30PM. Peoria Academy is holding a “Pack the House Night” in honor of Keegan Beal. All concession proceeds for that night will be donated to the Go Fund Me page to help spread Keegan’s message of



The Star-The Story of the First Christmas

Enjoy a Sony Picture animated film about a brave donkey, Bo, who befriends Joseph and Mary, along with the lovable sheep, a dove with lofty aspirations, three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals. Join them as they follow The Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.


This is a PRE release major motion picture that will open to the public November 17th.

Wednesday November 15th 7 PM, Check in 6:15-6:30

Moment of prayer 6:50PM

Landmark Cinemas

3225 N. Dries Lane

Peoria, IL 61604

Take advantage of the $5/person for this PRE RELEASE


CONTACT Marsha Kampfl, 309-370-2122 or

Email: marshak36

Mail check payable to Ave Maria Charity

2705 W. Sesame St.

Dunlap, IL 61525

Calendar of Events for the Week of 11/6

Saturday, Nov. 4

8th grade placement test at PND

6th Boys BB vs. Christ Lutheran @ Peoria Central starting at 9AM

8th Boys BB vs. Christ Lutheran @ Peoria Central starting at 6PM

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Girls BB game @ Peoria Academy starting at 5:30PM

6th Boys BB game @ Peoria Academy starting at 6:30PM

Thursday, Nov. 9

Girls BB game @ Concordia starting at 5:30PM

Friday, Nov. 10

6th Boys BB Tournament @ St. Jude

Lunch Menu for the Week of 11/6

Monday: Sausage/egg bagel, cucumbers w/ranch, strawberries, milk

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

Wednesday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, applesauce, chocolate chip cookie, milk

Thursday: Spaghetti w/cheese, lettuce mix w/ranch, sliced peaches, garlic bread, milk

Friday: TREAT DAY, Grilled cheese or PBJ sandwich, fries, dried fruit mix, milk

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