IMPORTANT DATES & UPCOMING EVENTS
May 23rd- Cross Country Informational meeting at SVdP at 6:00pm
May 24th- Field Day
May 26th- Last day of School! Mass at 8:00am and dismissal at 11:30am
Note: There will be NO aftercare available or lunch served..
ATTACHMENTS & FLYERS
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 8TH GRADE CLASS OF 2022
We are so proud of our 8th grade students and we wish them the best as they enter high school.
God bless every one of them.
OUT OF UNIFORM DAYS
We know that the end of the year brings many opportunities to be out of uniform, so we want to be sure to remind everyone what are the “out of uniform” expectations. While we know that the trends right now include many ripped jean shorts and pants, we ask that they are NOT worn. In terms of clothing length, please check below as to what is in our handbook. If your child cannot stay within the school policy guidelines, then have them wear their uniform shorts or skirt. A couple other reminders that need to be reiterated: hair color and length. Wearable technology, iPhone watches, etc. are NOT allowed at school.
A good note to keep in mind: Modesty is always the best policy.
Jewelry / Makeup
Minimal modest jewelry: one bracelet or one watch allowed. Religious medal worn on a chain (tucked inside of shirt). Girls may wear only one stud earring per ear (on ear lobe only). Boys are not permitted to wear earrings.
Makeup, acrylic or press-on nails, or tattoos are NOT permitted. If acrylic nails are worn, they must be removed within 48 hours.
No hats or bandanas allowed in the school building.
Hair must not be considered a distraction. Natural hair colors only.
Girls-All hair accessories must be simple and plain (solid uniform colors or uniform plaid only). No oversized bows or headbands with ears, etc. will be allowed.
Boys – Hair must not hang over the top of the ears or hang lower than the eyebrow. Hair must not be longer than 3.5 inches at any time and must not be considered a distraction.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation following the dress school policy.
If you are interested in summer tutoring, in person and or via zoom, please contact Mrs. Alexander (email@example.com). This service would be free to families if interested.
ATHLETICS FOR NEXT YEAR
We are co-oping with St. Vincent de Paul for the following sports: cross country, boys and girls basketball, track and field, and cheerleading. We are still looking for a 6th grade GIRLS’ basketball coach. If you are interested, please let us know by calling the school office at 309-676-7131.
There will be an informational meeting this Monday, May 23rd at 6:00 in the new gym at St. Vincent for any incoming 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders interested in cross country. Coming to the meeting DOES NOT commit your child to participation.
There will also be "runs" in the summer for your child to attend and get a sense of whether they would like to participate or not.
If you have any questions or can not attend but would like information, please contact the school office.
SAVE THE DATE- TASTE OF ST. MARK & UNPACK YOUR BACKPACK!
Taste of St. Mark is scheduled for August 13th following the 4:30 mass. The classrooms will also be open for students to drop off their backpacks. Specific details about the evening will be sent closer to the event.
If you own a restaurant or have a signature dish and would be willing to prepare food for the event, or would like to participate in planning for the event or helping at the event, please contact Angela Barth at firstname.lastname@example.org. The more help, the lighter the load for everyone! This is a great way to kick off the new school year and meet new families. Get involved - you’ll be glad you did!
PSA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Are you looking for a great way to meet other families and help St. Mark School? PSA has plenty of opportunities to do this! We are currently looking for a PSA secretary, PSA Hispanic Outreach Member, and volunteers to help with the planning of Taste of St. Mark on August 13th. Also, if you would like to volunteer with PSA in any other capacity or have any ideas, reach out anytime!! Please consider helping in any way you can to make our events a success. For more information email Angela Barth at email@example.com.
If you shop for groceries online or have digital receipts, you can submit your email receipts to earn Box Tops for our school! Visit the app or website for more details and to see a full list of participating retailers. The Box Tops mobile app is easy to use, and the earnings add up fast. See how it works!
Use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online. From playground equipment to technology to library books, our school can use this money to help teachers and students get the supplies they need.
It's for anyone who doesn't currently have the BOXTOPS scanning app and will earn the school $5 with their first scan before May 31. Referral code during registration: teachersmakeusbetter
PEORIA NOTRE DAME INFORMATION
SUMMER ATHLETIC CAMPS
Registration is now open for the PND Summer Athletic Camps. Registration information for all camps can be found on our website(link below).
DANCE TEAM KIDS CAMP
Registration is online this year at this link: https://www.familyid.com/programs/2022-peoria-notre-dame-summer-camp-dance.
EMMAUS DAYS 2022
Sessions 1 and 2 will be held at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center in Champaign, Illinois. Participants deepen their faith and focus on discerning God's will through prayer and the sacraments. By listening to and spending time with priests and seminarians, participants get a glimpse into their lives. Session 1 is for those who are in col- lege, as well as single men in their 20s and 30s who are discerning their vocation. Online registration will open April 1, 2022.
Session 1- June 10-12, 2022
St. John’s Catholic Newman Center Champaign, IL
Session 2-June 24-26, 2022
St. John’s Catholic Newman Center Champaign, IL
Sessions 3 and 4 will be held at Peoria Notre Dame High School. Led by seminarians, participants hear God’s call to become real Christian men. The experience includes prayer, talks and activities like basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee and card games.
Session 3- July 17-20, 2022
High School Freshmen & Sophomores Peoria Notre Dame High School
Session 4- July 20-22, 2022
Seventh & Eighth Graders Peoria Notre Dame High School