eFolder for November 21


Happy Thanksgiving! Take time to thank God for the blessings he has given to each of you. On behalf of the staff of St. Mark School, we wish Thanksgiving blessings to each of you and your families. Enjoy the time with family and friends.

We will be on Thanksgiving break starting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22. School will resume on Monday, November 27.

Important Dates to Remember

November 22-24: No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 7: Early dismissal (1:30PM)

December 9: First Reconciliation

December 10: Santa Breakfast and Cookie Walk

December 11: Christmas Program 6PM

December 20-January 3: No School, Christmas Break

January 4: School resumes, early dismissal (11:30AM), no lunch or aftercare

Vision and Hearing Screening

We will be rescreening students for vision and hearing on Wednesday, November 29. Students that did not pass the first screening will be rescreened on that day.

Volunteers Needed

Due to a change in the PreK 3 classroom, Mrs. Hufeld is no longer to able to help with playground duty. We are looking for volunteers to help us monitor the playground during lunch recess. If you have free time between 11:15AM and 12:45PM and would like to help out, please contact Dr. Dillon. We will take you once a week, twice a week, or every day, whatever time your schedule allows. Grandparents are welcome, too!

Not available during the day? We have other opportunities for volunteers available. Check out our Sign Up Genius page to see what areas we need help with: https://tinyurl.com/sms-volunteers2017-2018

Santa Breakfast and Cookie Walk

Please mark your calendars for our annual Santa Breakfast and Cookie Walk on Sunday, December 10th from 7:30-11:00AM. RSVP to psa or text 309-397-7642 with number of tickets and what time you would like a table reserved for your family. Tickets are $5 a person. Santa called and said he would be here!!!! Our annual cookie walk will also take place that morning in the PreK hallway. Grab a plate or two of homemade goodies for $5 per pound.

Scholarship Opportunity

The state of Illinois is setting up a scholarship program for students who attend private schools. The program is called the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program and it is made possible by the Invest in Kids Act. It’s a brand new program, so the details are in the process of being worked out and communicated to us. One thing we do know is that on January 2, 2018, the application process will begin. The program is based on need but also on first come first serve basis. In order to have the best chance at qualifying for a scholarship, families will want to apply on January 2, so please put that date on your calendar!


Parents are invited to view a special showing of the film “Screenagers”, a film about growing up in a digital world. This film will be shown on the following dates at the schools listed, and you can attend at any location:
Nov. 29, 7:00pm….St. Jude

Dec. 6, 6:30pm…St. Phil’s

Jan. 25, 7:00pm…St. Vincent de Paul

Feb. 21, 6:30pm…St. Mark

We will be showing this film to our 5th-8th graders closer to the date our school hosts this event.

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, 11/22-Friday, 11/24

Thanksgiving Break – No School

Wednesday, 11/29

Vision and Hearing Rescreen

Thursday, 11/30

6th/8th Boys BB game @ St. Mary’s Kickapoo starting at 5:30PM

Friday, 12/1

Youth Cheer Clinic 3PM

Lunch Menu for the Week of 11/27

Monday: Nacho chips and cheese, salsa, cheese stick, black beans, pears/pineapple, milk

Tuesday: Hamburger or cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, peaches, red jello squares, milk

Wednesday: Popcorn chicken, rice, broccoli, sliced pears, dinner roll w/butter, milk

Thursday: Mini cheese ravioli, lettuce mix w/ranch, garlic bread, mixed fruit, milk

Friday: TREAT DAY, Breaded chicken patty on a bun, sweet potato waffle fries, pears, milk

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