EMPOWER ILLINOIS TUITION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:

posted Jan 18, 2019, 7:24 AM by Gary Clayton

The Empower Illinois Scholarship application process for the 2019-2020 school year opened on Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 p.m.  The application is a two-part process. Part one is a brief reservation form which will timestamp applications. Parents will go to EmpowerIllinois.org to access the reservation form to begin the application.  Only 1 reservation form is required per family, even if you are applying for several students.  Submitting this form will timestamp your reservation.   Beginning Friday, January 18, families who completed part one will receive an email to access part two in their empowerXchange portal. Part two is when they will upload household and income documents, and complete the full application. Empower Illinois encourages families to submit their applications before January 28, 2019, to have the best chance of receiving a scholarship.

              If you have questions, you may contact the parent hotline (309) 416-0741 or scholars@empowerillinois.org  The regular parent hotline hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. 

CONGRATULATIONS

posted Jan 18, 2019, 7:23 AM by Gary Clayton

CONGRATULATIONS to Ava P. on winning 3rd place in her division of the Right to Life poster contest! Great job, Ava!

BIG LOTS FRIENDS & FAMILY WEEKEND:

posted Jan 18, 2019, 7:22 AM by Gary Clayton

Take 20%  off your entire purchase this weekend, Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th.  Coupon is not necessary as they will scan it for everyone who purchases.

 

TRIVIA NIGHT:

posted Jan 11, 2019, 8:23 AM by Gary Clayton

St. Dominic PTO will once again be hosting a trivia night set for Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gym.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. It’s music trivia with a twist! There will be silent auction, 50/50, and an all-you-can-eat nacho bar for $10.00.  You may also bring your own snacks and of course it’s BYOB. $125.00 per table of up to 10 people. Walk-ins are welcome and will be assigned to a table by the PTO committee.  Contact Penny Weiman at 217-430-0391 to make your reservation.


HOLOCAUST PRESENTATION:

posted Jan 11, 2019, 8:23 AM by Gary Clayton

On Thursday, January 17th or 8th graders will have a presentation on the Holocaust.  Carla Gordon will be here to share information as well as family experiences.  The presentation will be from 10:40-11:40 a.m. 8th grade parents are invited to attend.  


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO STUFF FUND DRIVE ENVELOPES:

posted Jan 11, 2019, 8:22 AM by Gary Clayton   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 8:22 AM ]

The Enrollment and Marketing Committee is preparing for our school’s Annual Fund Drive, and is asking for volunteers to help stuff the envelopes for mailing.  They are meeting at school next Thursday, January 17th at 6:00 p.m. to stuff the envelopes.  Any parents that would like to help out and earn service hours also are welcome to join them.  


EMPOWER ILLINOIS TUITION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:

posted Jan 11, 2019, 8:21 AM by Gary Clayton

The Empower Illinois Scholarship application process for the 2019-2020 school year will open on Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 p.m.  The application is a two-part process.  Parents will access EmpowerIllinois.org to access the reservation form to begin the application.  Submitting this form will timestamp your reservation. Only 1 reservation form is required per family, even if you are applying for several students.    Once your reservation form is submitted, you will be emailed instructions on accessing the student portal. Beginning Friday, January 18th, you can use the student portal to complete part 2 of the application.  Empower Illinois encourages families to submit their applications before January 28,, 2019 to have the best chance of receiving a scholarship.

Questions on the completing the application? The parent hotline will be open until 9 p.m. Central Time on January 15 to assist parents with any questions during the reservation step.  Beginning January 14, the regular parent hotline hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.   Hotline:  (309) 416-0741 or scholars@empowerillinois.org

SPECIAL THANKS FROM THE FACULTY AND STAFF:

posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:55 AM by Gary Clayton

Thanks so much to the PTO Board for organizing and hosting a wonderful Christmas luncheon for the faculty and school & parish staffs on Thursday, and to the parents who provided the delicious meal.  What a wonderful treat!  Thanks, also, to the parents who helped serve the meal and to those who monitored the office and assisted with lunchroom and recess supervision so that the teachers and staff could all eat together at the same time.  Finally, thanks to the PTO for the gift cards we received and your thoughtfulness to us this holiday season.  We are very grateful to all for your kindness and generosity.

DISMISSAL ASSISTANCE:

posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:54 AM by Gary Clayton   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 6:55 AM ]

We are blessed at St. Dominic School to have a safe place for our students to be dropped off and picked up that is away from the streets and traffic.   We have a great procedure in place for those picking up students to join a line of cars that will pull up to the dismissal area for their children to load.  If you choose not to join the dismissal line of cars, you may park in designated parking areas on the lot, walk to the dismissal area, and pick up your child.  At no time may any student cross the parking lot area without an adult.  This is for everyone’s safety.  Thanks to those parents who have consistently followed out procedures listed in the handbook. 

            Also, we have a third bus that generally comes after the dismissal bell.  This bus needs to be able to have access to pick up the students and turns onto the drive in front of the school to meet the students at the crosswalk near the dismissal area when it arrives.  It is important that cars are not blocking the area so that the bus can make the turn.  Thank you.

TRIVIA NIGHT:

posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:53 AM by Gary Clayton

 St. Dominic PTO will once again be hosting a trivia night set for Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gym.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  It’s music trivia with a twist!  There will be silent auction, 50/50, and an all-you-can-eat nacho bar for $10.00.  You may also bring your own snacks and of course it’s BYOB.  $125.00 per table of up to 10 people.  Walk-ins are welcome and will be assigned to a table by the PTO committee.  Contact Penny Weiman at 217-430-0391 to make your reservation.

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