Empower Illinois Application Reminders: 

  • Part one of the application will be available at on
    January 15, 2019 at 7 p.m.  
  • The application is a two-part process
  • Part one is a brief reservation form which will timestamp applications 
  • Schools and families will be notified when part two is available 
  • Families can complete part two on empowerXchange and are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible

Empower Illinois is always ready to help.  Please reach out to the phone number or email below so they can assist with any questions.

(309) 416-0741


8th Grade Elevate Fundraiser - Sunday, January 20th
There will be an 8th grade fundraiser at Elevate, Sunday, January 20th, from 6-8 PM.  The cost will be $15 per person for advance reservations.  The cost will be $20 at the door that evening.  A waiver will need to be filled out for all participants and returned with fee.  Please see “Elevate flyer-waiver,” for more information and the necessary waiver.  Waiver and money will need to be turned in by Wednesday, Jan. 16th (note the turn-in date has been extended). 


No School Day –Monday, January 21st  

Reminder:  there will NOT be school on Monday, Jan.21st due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 


“All for Books” Out of Uniform Day – Wednesday, Jan. 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 Wednesday, Jan. 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.  See “All for Books 2019,” for more information.


SVdP Scholastic Book Fair – Thurs. Jan. 24th through Fri., Feb. 1st  

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here before you know it!  Please mark your calendar for the following dates:  Thursday, January 24th through Friday, February 1st.  See “2019 Book Fair Information flyer” and “Book Fair Hours 2019” for information.

We are in need of volunteers to help during the Book Fair.  Please sign up to help at

Thank you so much for your help!


Save the Date – SVdP Open House – Sunday, January 27th

Be sure to save Sunday, January 27th 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. 27th – Feb. 2nd 

We are gearing up to celebrate our fantastic SVdP Catholic School the week of January 27th – February 2nd.  Themes, events, and dress up days can all be found in “Catholic Schools Week Parent Flyer 2019.”  It is sure to be a fun-filled week!


SVdP Spelling Bee – 5th through 8th Graders – Tuesday, January 29th 

The St. Vincent de Paul all-school spelling bee will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29that 9:30 AM in the CARE room.  Good Luck Spellers!


½ Day of School – Wednesday, January 30th – dismiss at 11:30 AM

Just a reminder:  there will be a ½ day of school on Wednesday, January 30thdue 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.


Early Dismissal Day - Friday, February 1st dismiss at 1:30 PM

Just a reminder:  Mark your calendars for Friday, February 1st 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.


Save the DateDaddy/Daughter Dance – Friday, March 8th  

Girl Scout Troop 4223 is hosting the annual Daddy/Daughter Dance on Friday, March 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Parish Hall.  Show us your team spirit!  Whether you're a cheerleader or player, dress in your favorite team gear.


School Religious Activities and Devotions - 2018-2019

Please see our SVdP School Religious Activities and Devotions Calendar for all the school religious activities.  Parents are always welcome to attend with our school children.


Save the Date – Totus Tuus 2019

Be sure to include Totus Tuus, our fun filled Catholic kids camp, in your summer planning.  Totus Tuus will be held at St. Vincent de Paul June 23-29, 2019.  Registration information to come.


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 11:00 Masses.


For more events, please see our Calendar.


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