School Calendar
Lunch Menu

Feb. 18th No School
Feb. 21st No School - Presidents Day
Feb. 24th Vision and Hearing Screening
Feb. 28th No School

Students will be allowed to wear red or pink shirts with jeans on Monday, February 14th for Valentine’s Day.

Congratulations to the 8th grade boys basketball team for defeating Brimfield last night 47-19 to win the Sectional Championship game! They advance to the state playoffs to play in the quarterfinals this Saturday, Feb. 12th at 2:30pm at Mt. Pulaski High School. Good luck Vikings!

As masks are now optional, we are keeping the internal workings of the school the same. Rooms
will be cleaned, visitors will be allowed on a limited, scheduled basis and student safety protocols will be observed.

“The superintendent has given approval for every diocesan school to schedule a “mental health day” for faculty/staff and students every month. That includes one day in February; one in March; one in April; and one in May. The days selected each month will be at the discretion of the pastor/chaplain and principal and will be communicated well in advance in order for families to make arrangements for their children who will be out of school. Furthermore, it will be a “free” day with no e-learning or remote learning. 
Dr. Sharon Weiss, Office of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Peoria”

The dates that we will NOT be in session:
February 28th
March 11th
April 14th (Holy Thursday)
May 27th (Note: Our last day of school will be a half day on May 26th)

We  appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we provide this much needed time for our students and staff. 

You can earn rebates for your SMS tuition by purchasing gift cards with our Scrip Fundraising Program. Create an account today and find gift cards for all of your favorite retailers- restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, and more. We even have Scrip for local businesses! Use these cards for your daily purchases, and earn back year-round for your family’s tuition. Email Pat Nedza at with any questions.


Students have the opportunity to design our 2021-2022 yearbook cover! Please find more information on the flyer. Our auction theme this year is Around the World, so a travel theme or Around the World theme is a BONUS! This is open for any student at SMS! 

If you have taken pictures at any events involving our students and would like to share them with Ms. Gilbert for use in the yearbook please email them to Please send them anytime throughout the school year until February 25, 2022. Thank you.

2021 Tax Documents for Tuition and Before/After Care are ready to be printed off in your FACTS Account. Hard copies of these documents are not sent home with your students. In order to print your tax documents please follow the instructions below. If you are looking for 2021 Church contributions, you will need to contact the parish office to receive that information. Login to FACTS SIS Parentsweb (formerly called Renweb Parentsweb)
2. Click on “Financial” on the left-hand side
3. Click on “Financial Home” on the right-hand side in the Financial Links box
4. Click on “View Details”
5. Click on “View Payment Summary” (please make sure that “2021” is the year selected)
6. To print off the tax information, click on the print icon at the top right corner

Please see the attached PDF for more guidance. 

Weather permitting, our students will have outdoor recess daily. Assuming other relevant conditions are conducive to outdoor recess, students will go outside when temperatures with wind-chill are 20 degrees or above. 

Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor recess daily. In addition, the school can be a bit chilly when the temperatures are much lower.  Also, we are opening windows in the rooms from time to time for air circulation.  


Tickets for the St. Mark's School Auction to be held on March 12th, are now available! Check out our link to get yours!

Please sign up to volunteer!
We need many volunteers for the St. Mark’s School Auction. Please use Sign Up below to volunteer for this fun event! 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
If you have any questions or want to get involved, give us a call at 309-676-7131.

Eighth 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 to schedule your visit.