** Drop off reminder: If your child needs help getting out of the vehicle, you will need to park in one of the lots. The drop off line is for students who can independently unbuckle and get out of the car. Most preschool parents will need to park and walk their child up to the door. Thank you for your cooperation and help keeping all of our students safe.
Our Christmas Program this year will be a virtual concert! Students will be recorded playing their songs on Tuesday, December 7th. Students are invited to wear their Christmas best this day!
We were hoping to be able to have Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom this year. Unfortunately, these events will not take place during the 2021-2022 school year. Please keep an eye out for other events throughout the year.
Don’t Start Presentation
Today our 5-8th grade students had the opportunity to see the Don’t Start Presentation by Warith Muhammad and Dr. Joe Couri This program was produced by Romell Lanier, inspired by and written for Carl Cannon’s Elite Youth Program in Peoria Illinois. They shared the message about avoiding the wrong path of violence and drug abuse and to stay in school and to learn to be a leader.
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!
8th Grade Girls’ Basketball
Congratulations to Emma Stecher and her 8th grade teammates for winning Regionals last night! The next 8th grade girls Sectional game will be held Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30 PM in Brimfield. They will be taking on St. Phil’s! Mark your calendars… this will be a big game!
Brimfield Grade school
216 E. Clinton Street, Brimfield
7th Grade Girls’ Basketball
Congrats to our 7th grade girls’ basketball team for winning Sectionals!
The 7th grade girls are going to State! They will play in Paris, IL vs Mt Pulaski starting at 2:30 PM. If they win, they will play at 6:30 PM at the same location. Let’s wish McKenna Murphy and her teammates good luck!
Paris High School
14040 E. 1200th Rd., Paris, IL 61944
Candy Cane Sales
The Student Council will be selling candy canes before school from 7:30 - 7:50 AM during the week of December 13th. Full sized Candy Canes are 50 cents a piece of 5 for $2.00. There is a limit of 10 candy canes per student per day.
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, email@example.com).
The last day for fall tutoring is Tuesday, December 7th!
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!
There will be an auction meeting on Tuesday, December 14 at 5:30 PM at the rectory for anyone interested in helping with the auction. We promise the meeting won't last too long and there will be snacks! Grab a friend and come!
Santa Breakfast and Cookie Craze
The 8th grade class will be hosting this year's Cookie Craze (formerly known as the Cookie Walk) as a fundraiser for their class. In order to make the event a success, we are asking that all families donate 3 dozen homemade cookies that will be re-packaged and sold the morning of the Santa Breakfast.
Cookie donations can be brought to the school on Friday December 17th or Saturday December 18th. Specific times and a reminder will be sent out the week before.
If you have any questions please reach out to Amie Slott firstname.lastname@example.org
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Incoming 9th grade families:
The PND business office is allowing the incoming 9th grade families to use their 2020 tax information in
the FACTS Grant & Aid application as an ‘early bird’ option. Once you have your application and tax
forms submitted, and your application has been verified by FACTS, please contact Grant McInnis to
discuss what your payments will look like. Note: after December 31, FACTS will require 2021 tax forms
to be submitted. Please visit https://factsmgt.com/financial... and fillout your application for the 22-23 school year.
Randy Simmons Tuition Assistance Scholarship:
Attention incoming 9th grade families:The Randy Simmons Tuition Assistance Scholarship deadline is
December 10th, 2021.The FACTS Grant & Aid application is required to be completed to be
considered for this scholarship. Please visit the link below for more information.