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March 15, 2019

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Virtue of the Month

1808 Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause. "The Lord is my strength and my song."70 "In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

FAMILY: Attend the Stations of the Cross as a family and create a family Lent mission (Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving)

SCHOOL: 8th Grade to present the Living Stations of the Cross

Upcoming Dates

March 15- End of 3rd Quarter

March 15- Mary Poppins Cast Party

March 18- Boys Volleyball @ Saint Peter and Paul

March 19- 2nd grade Bread Festival

March 19- Montini Culvers Night 4-9

March 19- Boys Volleyball @ Saint Thomas

March 20- 3rd grade to visit 4th grade religion class

March 21- All School Mass @ Saint Patrick

March 21- Band Concert @ Montini

March 22- Report Cards

March 23- March 31- Spring Break

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Volunteer Hours

Parent volunteer hours are due to the school office by May 1st. Accounts will be charged for logs not returned by this date. Accounts will be charged $12.50/ per hour for any hours not fulfilled.

Primary Spring Program

The Primary Spring program is rescheduled for May 2nd @ 2 PM at Saint Patricks Church

STEM needs

We need...Wine corks, clean yogurt/sour cream type containers (all sizes), Gatorade/powerade caps, marbles, hot wheel tracks, and LEGOS.


Montini PTA

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Spring Spirit Wear

Now's the time to order your Spring gear!

From the Business Manager

Family Educational Expenses for 2018

A summary report of expenses paid from January 2018 thru December 2018 is available within your Smart Tuition Account. To view/print this information do the following:

1. Login to your Smart Tuition Account

2. Click on the box labeled Family Year End Statement on the top right of your screen. This will show the detailed amounts paid.

3. Print

Tuition Assistance


Anyone who is interested in tuition assistance (Grades K-8) at Montini Catholic School for the 2019-2020 school year must go through a 2 step process: . Apply through Empower Illinois . Apply through FACTS

Please remember that the money for tuition assistance from FACTS comes from the Montini coffers. FACTS does not award any funds; they merely evaluate for need and give us their recommendations. Also, if a family receives the maximum award using the FACTS recommendation, the highest amount given is at 50% tuition. The other 50% will remain your responsibility.

The last date to file is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. You must be certified by your pastor as eligible for the Participating Parish Rate to receive any tuition assistance. There are about eight weeks in which to file for tuition assistance. I will send out weekly reminders until that time. However, it is the obligation of the parents to file before the deadline. No tuition assistance will be given to anyone who does not file this form. Filing by the April 30th date will enable us to determine if your family has received any tuition assistance before the end of the current school year. The procedure to apply is as follows:

1. Go to 2. Go to the Admissions tab 3. Click on Tuition Information 4. Scroll down to Tuition Assistance Please call me at 815-385-1022 if you have any questions about this process. Remember all applications must be done on-line and submitted by April 30th.

Jan Radloff Business Manager

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