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Grantfork news for the week of April 23

Grantfork Elementary

The Spring Book Fair will be April 27-May 1 from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed for about one hour a day.

Students will be enjoying a field trip to Carlyle Lake on Friday, April 24. The cost per students will be $5.

Students will be taking their final yearly PARCC testing from April 27-May 8.

A Panera (St. Louis Bread Co. in Edwardsville) night fundraiser will be on Thursday, April 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. Those attending this fundraiser will need to pick up a flier from the school or get a copy on line for your phone or tablet. It must be shown when you order, in order for the PTO to receive a percentage of your order.

Parents of children that will be 5 years old on or by Sept. 1, 2015 are asked to call the Alhambra Primary School 488-2200 to register for kindergarten next year. Children who are currently enrolled in pre-K will already be registered. Calls from parents of children already enrolled are only necessary if your child will not be attending school at Alhambra this fall. Kindergarten visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 1. Children enrolled in kKindergarten already, will not be in school that day.

St. Gertrude Catholic Church

There will be a Mass time change for Wednesday, April 29. It will begin at 6:30 p.m., instead of 7 a.m. St. Gertrude PSR will be having the closing Mass.

PSR will host an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, April 29 after closing Mass at 6:30. Parents, grandparents and parishioners are invited to attend.

A Mass will be held at Hitz Memorial Home on Friday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m. and at Alhambra Care Center at 10 a.m. Friends and family are invited to attend this Mass with a loved one.

Registration for the fall PSR for Grantfork will be April 29 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. This is for ages 5 and up. To register, contact Brenda Knackstedt 488-7018 or online bbknackstedt@plocherco.com or Kim Lewis at Klewis@plocherco.com

PSR will host an ice cream social on Wednesday, April 29 after closing Mass at 6:30 p.m. Parents, grandparents and parishioners are invited to attend.

Donations are being accepted for this year’s chicken dinner raffle. Call Carly Maurer at 488-3183 or Mary Ann Frueh at 488-2546.

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki will offer Sacraments of Confirmation to the members of the Silver Creek Parishes, St. Jerome, St. James, St. Elizabeth and St. Gertrude, on Wednesday, May 27. Confirmation Mass will be at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth in Marine. This is open to any adults 18 or older who have not received the Sacraments of Initiation and would like to be confirmed. Contact Lorraine Senci at (618) 667-6571, ext.11, for further information and to register.

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