Happy Friday! I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Believe it or not, the end of the first quarter is the end of next week. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Thursday, November 2nd in the evening and Friday, November 3rd in the morning.
Just a reminder for future child care planning…due to our conferences, we will dismiss at 11:30AM on November 2nd and there will be no school November 3rd. There will be NO AFTERCARE and NO LUNCH on November 2nd.
This morning a school-wide lockdown practice was held. Sometime next week, the police department will be here to conduct an official school lockdown. Please stress to your children the importance of listening to their teacher’s instructions in case of a school emergency. More information will be sent next week once we have completed our mandated drill.
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 clothes on that day.
Halloween Harvest Festival
It is time for Candy Wars! As we start to gear up for the Harvest Festival, we will be collecting candy for October 16-27. We need donations of bagged, pre-wrapped candy! Please make sure that all donations are marked with your child’s grade.
The winning class will get a spirit day and a treat. We will send an update next Friday to let you know who is winning the war!
Halloween Harvest Festival
Our annual Halloween Harvest Festival will be held on Friday, October 27 from 5-8PM. Please plan on joining us for a night of spooky family fun!
Golf Outing/8th Grade Fundraiser
The St. Mark 8th Grade Golf Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Newman Golf Course. Registration begins at 11AM with play starting at noon. Dinner is included, and there will be a 50/50 drawing and prizes. Don’t like to golf? Bring the family to the SMS gym later in the day for dinner. Cost for dinner only is $10 per person or $30 for a family. Dinner starts at 5PM and will be served by our 8th graders. Contact Jamie Osmulski at osmulski or Amy Dixon at dixonfamily7 for reservations.
Fun and Fright on Fredonia
Join Bradley’s Fraternity and Sorority Life for the 3rd Annual Fright and Fun on Fredonia. It’s happening Thursday, October 26th from 5 to 7 p.m. on Fredonia Avenue. This free kid-friendly Halloween event will offer free candy, carnival games and other activity booths. Dress up in your best costume, enter a mummy wrapping contest and much more. Fraternities and Sororities at Bradley want to give back to the neighborhood in which they live and provide a free, safe, alternative/additional Halloween activity for our community and neighbors. This event is free and open to the public.
We are still in need of help for the following activities:
Room Parents – Grades PreK 4, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th
Harvest Festival/Trunk or Treat – Game monitors, food table, popcorn bar, door monitor, clean up (you can dress in costumes, too!) We can also use more cakes/treats for the Cake Walk.
Girls Basketball Home Games – 10/18, 10/30
To sign up to help with any of these events visit our SignUp Genius page: https://tinyurl.com/sms-volunteers2017-2018
PND 8th Grade Visit Day: Peoria Notre Dame will host a visit day for 8th grade students on October 17 from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Many students will be attending with their Catholic grade schools, but any interested 8th grade student is welcome to attend. Please contact k.madison for more information.
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.
Calendar of Events for the Week of 10/16
First Reconciliation Meeting
Girls BB game @ St. Phils starting at 5:30PM
Girls BB game @ Hollis starting at 5PM
Lunch Menu for the Week of 10/16
Monday: Chocolate chip mini french toast packet, cheese sticks, carrots w/ranch, blueberries, mini muffin, milk
Tuesday: Cheese/pepperoni pizza bites, green beans, cucumbers w/ranch, mixed fruit, milk
Wednesday: Cheeseburger macaroni, carrots, peaches, garlic bread, milk
Thursday: Popcorn chicken, broccoli, mandarin oranges, dinner roll w/butter, milk
Friday: TREAT DAY, Mini corn dogs, baked beans, applesauce, milk