ST. MARK’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Next week we only have two days of school, on Monday and Tuesday! We hope all of our families have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving break! School will resume on Monday, November 29.
IDPH has released a Holiday Safety Guide. Please take some time and review if you have any questions.
Students in 3rd - 8th grades will be taking a field trip to Bradley University for a women’s basketball game to participate in Education Day and watch Ms. Haack (our 3rd grade student teacher). Permission slips were sent home last week. Please remember to return them with your child.
Financial Aid for next school year...
Announcing Reservation Night for the Empower Illinois Scholarship 2022!
Mark your calendars! Reservations for a 2022-2023 (next school year) scholarship will open Wednesday, January 12 at 6:30pm. ANY family who may need to request additional financial aid MUST complete this process. It is extremely important that you secure your spot on Reservation Night as this is a first come, first serve process.
Like previous years, the reservation will be a two-step process. At 6:30pm, the reservation form will open, giving families time to enter their information before submission at 7pm. Once families reserve their time stamp, they will receive an email to log into their EmpowerXChange portal and complete the application when it opens on Friday, January 14.
Keep an eye on subsequent newsletters for updated resources. In the meantime, please direct any questions to our helpline (800-616-7606, firstname.lastname@example.org).
PSA Advent Event
St Mark PSA has organized a morning to slow down and wait on the coming of our Lord this Advent. Please join us Saturday, December 4th at 8AM for mass, 1st Saturday Fatima Devotions, and adoration and confession from 9AM-11AM. Stay for all the events or as much as your schedule allows. Don't miss the chance to make Christ the focus of your Advent Season!
Our Musical this year is The Lion King. Auditions will be held on December 1st and 2nd, starting at 5:30pm. This is open to students in grade 4th - 8th grade! Please have your child see Mrs. Hultgren if they have not chosen a song.
Bradley University offers free tutoring after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Mark. Here is the application form. If your child received tutoring in the fall, you will still need to fill out the form for the spring!
Auction Committee - HELP NEEDED!
The St. Mark's School Auction needs you! This very fun event, which is the school's largest fundraiser, is scheduled for March 12. That may seem like a ways away, but it is really right around the corner! We are very excited to be back in person at the Itoo Hall. The auction committee is a great way to get a group of friends together and do great things for the school at the same time!
For the auction to be successful, we need many parent volunteers. We are looking for people interested in co-chairing the auction and also chairing various committees, including live auction, decorations, dessert dash, and check in/check out. If you are able to help or have questions, please contact Maria Carroll at email@example.com Thank you!