OneVoice Weekly – Mar 5, 2014

Upcoming Events

For the week of May 5 – May 9
Monday – May 5
+ 7:45 Mass Intention: David Lee Hopkins
+ Seniors meet with counselors regarding final transcripts

Tuesday – May 6
+ 7:45 Mass Intention: Eleanor Appel
+ Sophomore Class Ring orders 11:00 – 1:00 and 4:00 – 7:00
All sophomores attended a meeting and were given a packet regarding class ring orders.
+ Senior Advisory Assembly – Caps/Gowns

Wednesday – May 7
+ Noon Mass Intention: David Lee Hopkins
+ Senior Day of Recollection
+ Booster Club meeting 7:00 pm in the teacher’s lounge. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday – May 8
+ 7:45 Mass Intention: Deceased members of the O’Connell/Rothan families
+ May Crowning Luncheon – information listed below

Friday – May 9
+ 7:45 Mass Intention: Souls in Purgatory
+ Lumen Christi Meeting

Upcoming Events:

May 8: May Crowning and Fine Arts Luncheon at the Sheen Center
A special celebration on the Occasion of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s birth date 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.The PND Band and Jazz Choir will perform.

May 13: Sterling Merit Awards Banquet at the Peoria Civic Center
The top 8% of the senior class will be honored.

May 15: PND Band and Choral Concert: Livingston Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Band and choir members should arrive at 6:15. Choir members should arrive in their formal wear.

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, Lock-In beginning at 10:30 pm. If you have a senior and have not filled out the lock-in registration form, please pick one in the office and turn it in as soon as possible.

Faith Formation
The Senior Day of Recollection will be held this coming Wednesday, May 7, at Bradley University. The day will focus on living one’s faith in college. All seniors must turn in their permission forms for the day by Monday, May 5.

From the President

Last week we celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday on the second Sunday of Easter. This celebration was started by now Saint John Paul II. The Feast focuses on the merciful love of Jesus and especially the realization that God’s mercy is “from age to age.” I pray that we will all embrace this concept of the mercy of God and approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a more regular basis. Next year, why not make the Divine Mercy feast something to really celebrate. A blessed Easter.

Also I want to congratulate all who received scholarship money from the Diocesan Spalding Scholarship Fund. Peoria Notre Dame families received $72,000 in scholarship monies. That is great news and helps many of our families to make this worthwhile investment in Catholic secondary education.

The building campaign is ongoing. The Leadership Team, along with administration, continues to secure new gifts and move forward with the fundraising element of the campaign. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in making a gift, be sure to see if your company has a matching gift program. We received several matching gifts through Morgan Stanley and Northwestern Mutual. Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

Have a grace-filled week.

From the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We at Notre Dame want to thank- you parents for helping make Prom of 2014 a huge success. Our children looked and behaved tremendously! We received numerous compliments from the community about our students and their positive behavior last Saturday night. (Those are calls I like to field).

Academically-as we are moving forward looking at the next school year, you should know our teachers are responding positively to receiving more Professional Development over the Summer months, to help improve instruction and student engagement. As an administration, we are very excited about what the future holds for our students at Notre Dame.

Narria Tanguay has been named Student of the Month for her taking on responsibility for a number of events / organizations throughout the year: Christmas Basket Drive, All School Council, Viator House Council, Yearbook, and Prom Committee to name a few. Thank you and congratulations to Narria. She will have use of the parking space in the circle drive for the remainder of the school year.

Congratulations to Mrs. Katie Madison, teacher in the social studies department, and her husband Dirk as their baby, Claire Elizabeth Madison, was born on April 28 at 1:45 am. Mom and baby are doing well.

Again, we thank-you for your continued support of our school and most importantly the support of our students.

Bless You All,
Randy Simmons

Counseling Center

On Monday, May 5, the counselors will be hosting a senior advisory meeting to discuss and hand out the final transcript request forms.

Additional information requested on the form for the graduation program includes all colleges/universities the students applied and were admitted to and how much scholarship money the student was awarded.

These forms need to be turned in on or before Friday, May 9th for the information to be included in the commencement program. Parents’ assistance in getting these forms returned in a timely manner is appreciated.

Athletics, Fine Arts, Extra-Curricular
From Athletics:

PND Dance Team: THE MAY 3rd CAR WASH HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 7 DUE TO IN-CLIMATE WEATHER PREDICTED FOR THE WEEKEND.

From Clubs/Activities:
From PND Choirs: Students who would like to

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