SAVE-THE-DATE..Parent Ambassador Meeting..Jan. 18, 2018..5:30-7:00 PM
There will be a Parent Ambassador meeting for all families who are present Ambassadors and for those who want to be an Ambassador. The Parent Ambassador program is a program where we rely on the parents to spread the good word about SVdP to the public, publicize our school and parish by wearing the SVdP spirit wear, and to help us with events and/or extracurricular activities. There are sub-teams for publicity, Student Ambassadors, and mentoring programs that we can use help with also. Our goal at the January meeting is to update all of the Parent Ambassadors about what is going on at SVdP so you can get out there and spread the good word about SVdP! Click here for flyer with more information.  Please RSVP to by Wed. Jan. 17th.


First Reconciliation – Saturday, January 20th
SVdP 2nd graders will make their First Reconciliation on Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 AM in the church. Second grade parents are encouraged to attend. Please keep our 2nd graders in your prayers.


"All for Books" Out of Uniform Day – Tuesday, January 23rd
SVdP is once again participating in the Scholastic Book Fair's All for Books program. Any student that donates at least $1.00 on Tuesday, January 23rd may have an out-of-uniform day. The classroom that donates the most money wins a comfy clothes day and pizza party. Funds collected from the All for Books program will be used to purchase books for our students. In addition, Scholastic Book Fairs will match our monetary donations with a donation of up to one million books to two non-profit organizations dedicated to helping children, families, and teachers acquire books and educational resources: Kids In Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. Every dollar we collect puts books into the hands of children.


Donors Needed for Historic Catholic School Scholarship Opportunity – "Invest in Kids Act"
The "Invest in Kids" tax credit application for individual and business taxpayers is available through MyTax Illinois as of January 2nd, and tax credits are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. All donors need to have an account with Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) before you can request to contribute to the scholarship program. This should be established now at as it can take 7-10 days to establish an account. Designate your donation for St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School to provide tuition scholarships for area families wanting a Catholic education who are unable to afford it for their children. For more information, visit or and select CATHOLIC EDUCATION or contact Mr. Russ Courter, Director of Diocesan Parish and School Finances, or Dr. Susan Stolt, Associate Superintendent of Diocesan Schools.


Scholarship Application Information – "Invest in Kids Act" - applications being accepted and scholarships awarded starting Wednesday, January 24th 
Scholarships offered through the new "Invest in Kids Act" could cover 50 to 100 percent of tuition and eligible charges for your child next year. Applications are being accepted and scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis starting Wed., January 24th so it is very important to act quickly! Key information about the program and application process are available on and the attachments (from this website) entitled, "EMP_About_Tax.Credit_Scholarship_Program," "EMP_FAQ_Students," and "Tax_Credit_Scholarship_Program_Apply." Information can also be found on the diocesan website ( and select CATHOLIC EDUCATION, or by contacting St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Mrs. Patsy Santen, Principal, (, Mr. Russ Courter, Director of Diocesan Parish and School Finances, or Dr. Susan Stolt, Associate Superintendent of Diocesan Schools at (309) 671-1550.


SVdP Scholastic Book Fair – Thurs. Jan. 25th through Fri., Feb. 2nd
The Scholastic Book Fair will be here before you know it! Please mark your calendar for the following dates: Thursday, January 25th through Friday, February 2nd. See "2018 Scholastic Book Fair Letter" and "Book Fair Hours 2018" for information.
We are in need of volunteers to help during the Book Fair. Please sign up to help at click on "find a signup", enter in the email and choose the Scholastic Book fair volunteer sign up. Thank you so much for your help!


SVdP Spelling Bee – 5th through 8th Graders – Thursday, Jan. 25th
The St. Vincent de Paul all-school spelling bee will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the CARE room.


"Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age" – Thurs., Jan. 25th
Mark your calendars for the SVdP showing of "Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age" on Thursday, January 25th from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the parish hall. In SCREENAGERS, as with her award winning documentaries on health, Delaney Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. To check it out:

Babysitting will be available!

If you cannot attend SVdP's showing of SCREENAGERS, the following parishes will also be showing this movie:

St. Mark February 21, 2018
Blessed Sacrament February 22, 2018
St. Patrick September 26, 2018
St. Thomas, and St. Edward TBD


Save the Date – SVdP Open House – Sunday, January 28th

Be sure to save Sunday, January 28th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for SVdP's Open House! Donuts, juice, coffee, and milk will be served, teachers/staff will be hosting, and the Book Fair will be open for viewing/purchasing books.


National Catholic Schools Week – Jan. 28th – Feb. 3rd
We are gearing up to celebrate our fantastic SVdP Catholic School the week of January 28th – February 3rd. Themes, events, and dress up days can all be found in "Catholic Schools Week Parent Flyer 2018." It is sure to be a fun-filled week!


½ Day of School – Wednesday, January 31st – dismiss at 11:30 AM
Just a reminder: there will be a ½ day of school on Wednesday, January 31st due to Professional Development for our teachers. Dismissal will be at 11:30 AM and AfterCARE will be available but parents need to provide a lunch.


PJ Anderson Concert - Thursday, February 1st
PJ Anderson and Band is coming to St. Vincents on Thursday, February 1st at 7:00 PM in the church! Join us for a night Praise and Worship! Please see "PJ Anderson Concert Flyer" for more information.


Save the Date – SVdP Grandparents Luncheon – Friday, Feb. 2nd
Friday of Catholic Schools week is a day to celebrate families.  Please mark your calendars for our Grandparents Celebration Luncheon on Friday, February 2nd.  A separate mass email with more information and reservation form was sent earlier.  Reservation forms are due Tuesday, Jan. 16th.  For seating purposes and an accurate lunch count all families need to turn in a reservation form even if your children are bringing cold lunch.  Please see the attachment entitled, "Grandparents Luncheon Letter-Sign up-2018,"for the reservation form.  Please return to school office with payment (if applicable) as soon as possible if you haven't already.


Early Dismissal Day - Friday, February 2nd – dismiss at 1:30 PM
Just a reminder: Mark your calendars for Friday, February 2nd as an early dismissal day. Due to Grandparents Day/Luncheon for Catholic School's Week, dismissal will be at 1:30 PM. There will be AfterCARE from 1:30 PM dismissal to 6:00 PM as usual.


Ash Wednesday/Valentine's Day – Wednesday, February 14th
The 14th of February is Ash Wednesday, a day of abstinence. SVdP School will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 13th for their classroom parties – on Fat Tuesday.


Eighth Grade Confirmation – Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Eighth grade Confirmation with our bishop has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  There will be a mandatory practice for your students and sponsors on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the church.  Please mark your calendars for these important dates.


Did you Know?  Your child can attend a Catholic School - Financial Assistance Available
Tuition assistance scholarship grants from the endowment fund established as a result of the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop Spalding, the first Bishop of Peoria, will be available for the 2018-19 school year for students enrolled in or intending to enroll in grades Kindergarten through 12 in any Catholic school located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are active members of a Catholic parish in the diocese. All grants will be based on financial need objectively assessed.

Information about the grants and application materials may be obtained from any Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Peoria or on the Diocesan website under Catholic Education and then under Financial Assistance. Consult the detailed protocols and procedures and checklist for all requirements necessary to be eligible for an award.

Parents are encouraged to apply online at: Families of students currently receiving grants are reminded that all grants are for one year only, and anyone seeking to renew a grant for the 2018 - 2019 year must reapply.

Deadline date for the completed application is April 15, 2018. Notification of grant awards will be made by May 30, 2018.

Another funding opportunity is also available due to legislation recently enacted in Illinois. Students may be eligible for up to 100% of tuition and fees under a new program for tax credit scholarships (TCS). Details on how to apply and who qualifies are available on the Empower Illinois website at Students who receive a TCS are ineligible to receive a Spalding award.


SVdP Spring Musical – Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th

SVdP’s musical director, Bryan Blanks, announced that this year’s SVdP Spring Musical will be “Back to the 80’s.”  


Save the Date – Totus Tuus 2018
With spring approaching, many families will be planning for summer. Be sure to include Totus Tuus, our fun filled Catholic kids camp, in your plans. Totus Tuus will be held at St. Vincent de Paul June 24-28, 2018. Registration information to come.


2017-2018 Religious Devotions and Activities Calendar - 

School Religious Activities and Devotions calendar.  Parents are welcome to attend school Masses, rosaries, and other devotions.


Donut Sundays

Come over to the Parish Hall after Mass for some fellowship ..... and donuts! Catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones. Donut Sundays follow the 9:00 and 10:30 Masses.


For more events, please see our Calendar.

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