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Grace Families,

A new superintendent has been chosen for the Diocese of Peoria. Dr. Susan Miller, PhD will be relocating her family to the Peoria area, and comes to us with a wealth of experience in both public and Catholic schools, as a teacher and an administrator. She will begin in her new position mid-July. The bishop, the Office of Catholic schools, and I personally am very excited to have a permanent superintendent with her experience and passion for Catholic Education.  I look forward to working with her as we Grow with Grace.

A HUGE Thank you to the families who have already registered for next year!!  Our enrollment drives staffing, so by having accurate enrollment numbers early, we can be good stewards of our finances, and can determine appropriate staffing for next year.  Our goal in each classroom this year is 15-20 students.  Even a verbal 
We do have a current plan based 
REFERRAL DISCOUNTS ARE BACK! You will receive $300 for any new family who registers and attends Grace next school year.  We have already had a few have inquiries this year based on referrals from current families. We will be reaching out shortly upon their registration to provide tuition discounts!
Update: If a new family takes a tour before June 2023, and says you referred them, we will give $50 off your tuition THIS YEAR!  If they then REGISTER and attend, then you will get $250 off your tuition next year.
If they don’t need a tour and simply register and attend based on your recommendations, then all $300 goes to next year, and we will reach out to you about how you would like that applied.
Existing families can split the tuition discount (if two existing families refer the same new family.)

All tuition increases this year will be going toward the rising cost of school bills, which have increased by 5-10% this year.  We are still raising money toward the playground and adding additional playtime activities to the blacktop area, which we hope will not only provide more fun and learning opportunities for our current students, but give Grace a little more “Curb Appeal”, and serve as an notification to our community that we are here to stay.

Financial Aid/Scholarships
ONLY families who have applied for ALL external scholarships for which they are eligible (including Empower, Kremer and Spalding as applicable) by April 28th will be considered for “in house” financial assistance. You will also need to be current on your tuition for this year no later than June 1st, 2023 to be considered.

School Calendar for next year to be released shortly. We are waiting from the diocese for approval before releasing it but for planning purposes the proposed start date is Wednesday Aug 16th.

Important Dates Coming Up:
Sat April 22nd, - Grace Gala!  Join us and bring your friends for an Adults Night Out with a Great Gatsby Theme.  There will be delicious food, dancing and a Cash bar, so 21+ only, please!  Tickets must be purchased in advance, no entrance tickets will be sold at the door.

Mon. April 24th- 11:30am Dismissal, Professional Development afternoon for teachers.
Sat. April 29th- 10am, First Holy Communion for our 2nd graders and those seeking to come into the Church.  Please plan on joining us to celebrate!

May the blessings of Easter be with you this season and always.