OneVoice Weekly – Apr 25, 2014

Upcoming Events

Next Week:
Saturday – April 26
+ Prom: Check-in for prom begins at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Students are asked to arrive by 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7. Valet parking will be available at the Madison St. entrance of the Pere Marquette for $5. Students may also park free of charge in the parking deck on Fulton St. Students must stay at the dance until after the crowning of the king and queen at 10:00.

Monday – April 28
+ Eleanor Appel
+ All School Rosary

Tuesday – April 29
+ 7:45 Mass Intention: Souls in Purgatory
+ Sophomore Boys’ Retreat

Wednesday – April 30
+ Noon Mass Intention: Albert Weitz
+ 4th Grade Foreign Language Day
+ Sophomore Ring Meeting

Thursday – May 1
+ 7:45 Mass Intention: Kelly Needham
+ Rice House Mass

Friday – May 2
+ 9:30 All School Mass/May Crowning
+ Lumen Christi Core Meeting B/C
+ Art Meeting B/C

More Upcoming Events
May 6: Sophomore Class Ring orders: 11:00 – 1:00 and 4:00 – 7:00
Cap and gown distribution

May 7: Senior Day of Recollection

May 8: Band and Jazz Choir at May Crowning and Fine Arts Luncheon at the Sheen Center
A special celebration on the Occasion of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s birthdate will be held beginning at 10:00 for table decorating, 11:00 May Crowning, and 11:30 Luncheon and Dessert Auction. Cost is $30 per guest. RSVP 691-9531 by May 5. This event benefits the PND Fine Arts.

May 15: PND Band and Choral Concert: Livingston Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.

May 20: Band and Choir to Perform at Courthouse: Arts in Education Spring Celebration, Noon.

May 24: Senior Art and Fashion Show

End of Year Events for Seniors
May 23 Seniors’ last full day
May 27 Senior Exams
May 28 Senior Exams followed by Honors practice
May 30 Senior Honors Assembly/Class picture (Schedule C) – Parents are encouraged to attend.
June 1 Baccalaureate/Graduation Mass 2:00 at the Peoria Civic Center
A letter with all graduation details will be coming to senior parents in the next couple of weeks.

Faith Formation
This Sunday is “Divine Mercy Sunday.” It is a day of great grace as we conclude the octave of Easter. On Monday, April 28th, we will praying an All-School Divine Mercy Chaplet in the same way that we pray our All-School Rosary.

On Tuesday April 29th, the sophomore boys will be making their Day of Recollection at the Community of St. John in Princeville. Please keep them (and the chaperones) in your prayers.

On May 1st, Rice House has their House Mass during A/B advisory.

Friday May 2nd, there is All-School Mass and May Crowning.

From the President

A blessed Easter to all our parents and families as we celebrate the Octave of Easter! As a Church we will continue to celebrate this season of the Lord’s resurrection for the next six weeks. What a joy it is to know new and resurrected life that Jesus promises to each of us. As a community of faith, I hope you witnessed that in your parish and now share it with your family and loved ones.

Recently, I was able to attend the National Catholic Education Association Conference in Pittsburg. After attending many of the sessions I realized how many great things we already have going on at PND. We are very much in line with best practices, with technology use, academics, and most importantly Catholic identity. Our goal with our new Strategic Plan is to make sure that all of these areas of growth are being implemented and measured. Thanks for your trust and belief in the mission of Catholic education, especially at Peoria Notre Dame. As we continue the Church’s mission in the Diocese of Peoria, I am confident about the spiritual, academic, technological and co-curricular growth that we are about at PND.

From the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians:
A big weekend for our students with Prom on Saturday, April 26th from 6 until 10:30 p.m. Parents, please note, that Notre Dame does not recognize or approve of a senior gyp day. We ask you help us by encouraging your son/daughter to attend school until the completion of the school year. We appreciate your support and pray of the safety of all our students attending Prom this weekend.

Parents should have received a registration confirmation letter listing their student’s course choices for next year. If the letter is not returned by April 29, and you have class changes for your student, you will be charged $40 for schedule changes after that date. This information is critical for the school’s master schedule and teacher assignments for the 2014/2015 school year. Thank you for your cooperation.

Thank-You and God Bless.

Athletics, Fine Arts, Extra-Curricular
From Athletics:

We are very excited to debut our brand new Peoria Notre Dame High School Athletics website, which will cover all Men’s and Women’s sports offered at PND.

You can access the new athletics website by clicking the “ATHLETICS” button at the top of the Peoria Notre Dame home page or directly at

Also be sure to follow our new PND Athletics social media accounts for the latest news, scores, and cancellations.


PND Baseball: A baseball fundraiser will be held at Kouri’s Pub on Sunday, April 27 from 3:00 – 7:00. A $10 ticket will get a cheeseburger, fries, and soft drink. Contact any baseball player or coach for tickets.

PND Dance Team: Mark May 3rd on your calendar; Dance Team Car Wash – 8-2 – PND Circle Drive. Baked goods available as well.

From Clubs/Activities:

Yearbook: Monday is the last day to purchase yearbooks. The cost is $50. Please email Mrs. Zoz with any questions.

PND Choirs: Choir members who are given pink activity forms for upcoming performances must have them signed and turned in before the performance dates. Any student interested in PND Concert Choir or Vocal Jazz Ensemble, “Scattered!” should email Mrs. Strauss.

Parents of Freshmen/new choir members–If your son or daughter would like to enroll in PND Choir, please email Mrs. Strauss and contact the counseling department.

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