March 27th Newsletter - Immaculate Conception School
Immaculate Conception School News Volume 10 Number 26 March 27, 2015 115 North B Street Monmouth, IL 61462 309-‐734-‐6037 Monsignor Thomas Mack Father Timothy Hepner Kathryn Bennett, Principal Website: www.immaculate-‐conception.net Let's Play Ball ICS will field its first IESA sanctioned baseball team with sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys next fall. Kent Thompson will be the coach. We will be playing a six game schedule beginning on August 18 and ending on September 9. Practices will start on August 3 and the IESA Regional Tournament will be played during the week of September 14. Home games will be played on the Field of Dreams at Citizens Lake. The baseball schedule will consist of games with Abingdon-‐Avon, LaHarpe/Dallas City Coop, United, West Central, and Williamsfield. Additional information about the baseball program will be provided to all the 2015-‐16 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys in April so that they have time to consider their possible participation on the team. Auction Raffle Tickets Available in April for Fair Share Points This year’s auction raffle ticket chair, Tracie Briggs, is enclosing a form for parents/guardians to complete and return to school on Monday morning if they are interested in earning Fair Share points for selling auction raffle tickets. Tickets are sold for $20 and parents/guardians earn 8 points for each raffle ticket sold. The grand prize this year is $1,000. Only five hundred raffle tickets will be sold. To earn Fair Share points for school year 2014-‐15, tickets must be sold by May 15th. . ICS Science Fair Set for April 14 On Tuesday, April 14, ICS will conduct a Science Fair for the students and parents/guardians. Students will display their Science Fair projects for all to peruse. Beginning at 6 p.m. St. Louis Mad Science will present the ultimate in spectacular science, the “Fire, Wind, and Ice” show. Students will be dazzled and entertained as presenters demonstrate the principles of chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter. The event includes foggy dry ice storms and demonstrates how giant beach balls can float in the air. Participants will be amazed by sizzling, shivering scissors, and special bubbly showers. The school’s PTO is sponsoring the show. Third Quarter Honor Roll High Honors (3.5 average and above): Grade 6 – Bridget Brokaw, Ryley Huston, Kayla Pinedo, Reese Putnam, and Carter Russell; Grade 7 – Santina Alfano, Jacob Bentz, Blake Cunningham, Carly Gillen, Reese Kane, Alec Thompson, and Regan Trego; Grade 8 – Alassandra Arteaga, Marcus Avendano, Nicholas Corman, Emma Parkins, Tala Tabhishat, and Carly Thompson. Honors (3.0 -‐3.49 average) Grade 6 – Kadyn Avendano, Declan Flynn, Catherine Fuller, Cristian Perez, Dareann Pettis Jack Thompson, and Toby Turnquist; Grade 7 – Domenico Alfano, Dylan Diaz, Andrew Fuller, Sullivan Huston, Max Martin, Cullen Vickroy, and Delaney Woodard; Grade 8 Gisel Arteaga, Maci Bryan, Emanual Flores, Juan Vazquez, and Mary VonKannon. Congratulations students! Spaghetti Dinner April 18th Parents/guardians are reminded that the school’s spaghetti dinner is Saturday, April 18 from 5:30-‐7:30 p.m. An adult ticket cost $8 and for children 3-‐12 years of age the cost is $4. New this year, the committee is offering “to go” plates. If you signed up to work the spaghetti dinner, the co-‐chairs’ request for your donations is in your blue folder today. Tickets are also in the blue folder. Please remember when you sell the ticket to check the meal that is being sold. Please note on the tickets we are also tracking the number of children 2 years and under who do not pay for the meal. If you need more tickets please call the school office and we will see that you get them. All ticket money and unsold tickets must be returned by Wednesday, April 15. Thank you for helping with this fellowship fundraiser. Hope to see you on April 18. College for Kids You will find a green flier in your blue folder that explains what College for Kids is all about. The program is for talented/gifted children who are finishing 2nd grade through 8th grade. If you are interested, please call the school office and we will send a College for Kids folder home to you. Please Note Important Tuition Correction An error was made in calculating the two-‐children, semi-‐annual parishioner tuition. The schedule read $1932 and should have read $1947, a $15 difference per payment. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Enclosures Lunch and Activity Calendar; Easter Egg Hunt Info; Spaghetti Dinner donation requests and tickets; Auction Raffle information; and Band Info letter. School Calendar March 30-‐April 3, 2015 Monday, March 30 Thursday, April 2 Holy Thursday No School Tuesday, March 31 Student Council & NJHS officers attend Friday, April 3 Good Friday No School Chrism Mass at the Diocese of Peoria & Choir Practice 3-‐4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 Rosary 8:40 & Mass 9 a.m. & Chess Club 3 p.m. April 6-‐ April 10, 2015 Monday, April 6 Easter Monday No School Thursday, April 9 – Youth Group 3 p.m. ICS Track Meet Tuesday, April 7 –Choir Practice 3-‐4 p.m. Monmouth-‐[email protected] Sunny Lane Field 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 – Rosary 8:40 & Mass 9 a.m. & Chess Club Friday, April 10 – Chimes 3-‐4 p.m. 3 p.m.