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Newsletter 9/29/2020

LION’S LEARNING DEN / TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS

Parents, we realize there will be questions about live stream learning for your children. Please contact us at itsupport@stmarks.ws if you have technology-related questions. Please include your name and your child’s name and grade. You may have questions about logging in, connections, or joining a meeting. Connecting directly with our IT Support Team will streamline the process for you. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new platform together.

MANDATORY SCRIP 

Get your Scrip now!!!! Take a look at the new order form in the attachments. You may now purchase / order Panda Express, Little Caesars, H&M, The Container Store, and Cost Plus World Market.  Remember, the holidays are rapidly approaching. Please note that you may continue to buy scrip for some of the major department stores such as JC Penney and Kohl’s. But, due to the nature of the retail climate, we are not keeping these cards in stock. Please allow enough time for the order of these particular cards to be delivered. You may contact me regarding any of your Scrip needs at tnavarro@stmarks.ws. Thank you! Ms. Traci

CHAPEL OFFERING

Even though we are not together on campus, we can still be one heart when it comes to the charities St. Mark's supports: Lutheran Social Services, Child Fund Philippines, Navajo Lutheran Missions and our local Action Food Pantry.  Offering envelopes were given out at registration for each student.  Consider participating in giving to these worthy organizations.  You may bring your offering to the School Office, mail it in, or bring it with you when you pay tuition.  Thank you for your support in advance.

SML 2020/2021 CALENDERS STILL AVAILABLE!

We are glad to announce that we still have some 2020/2021 calendars available for $12 each. Please come in to our School Office to get one. Limited supplies available.

PICTURE DAY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

Our K - 8th Picture Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Please delete the 9/15/2020 date on your calendars.

SML OCTOBER MOVIE NIGHT

You are invited to join us in the St. Mark’s main parking lot for:

 

Spider-Man

Into the Spider-Verse

Saturday, October 10th

6:45 p.m.

 

You may watch from your car, drive-in movie style, or bring a chair, snacks, and your face mask 😷 and sit outside while social distancing. Limited Seating Availability. R.S.V.P call or text 

Christine Birtja - 626-224-4099 Kelly Chen - 818-667-6400 Jane Martin - 562-889-9063 

GIRL SCOUTS TROOPS ARE FORMING!

Join us for a virtual informational meeting on Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m. to learn more about Girl Scouts and how you can get your family involved in Girl Scouts! Register today through Eventbrite (once registered you will receive meeting log-in credentials).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-scout-troops-are-forming-at-st-marks-in-hacienda-heights-tickets-116254625715?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

We hope to see you there! For more information contact: Mayra Barajas mbarajas@girlscouts.org

(626) 677-2324

CUB SCOUTS FOR GRADES K-5 

We’re accepting new applications for Cub Scouts. Come and join our Pack! At Cub Scouts, we help to facilitate memorable family bonding experiences through fun and educational Scouts' programs. Please contact Eva Chan 310-403-2105 for more information,  scouts.pack727@gmail.com.

VIRTUAL LEGO ENGINEERING AT ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL

Play-Well classes are going virtual! Tap into your imagination from the comfort of your own home with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and simple pieces from your own LEGO® collection - all while connecting virtually with your friends and classmates! Students will explore their creative boundaries, learn new building techniques, and connect their projects to practical real-world STEM concepts, all with a focus on open-ended builds that do not require special LEGO® pieces.

Register: http://bit.ly/StMarksK-2 or http://bit.ly/StMarks3-6

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION FOR OUR JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS

This year, we are unable to host our annual High School Information Night for our junior high students. As high schools contact us regarding their virtual tours, their application process and respective due dates, we will relay that information to you in our weekly Family Newsletter. Today we include information from Don Bosco Tech (attachment), Orange Lutheran, and St. John Bosco (attachment). We encourage you to take a look at these schools to get a broader idea on your high school options. Please contact these schools directly.

 

DON BOSCO TECH – Contact:  J.M. Garcia M.Ed.| Director of Admissions Phone: 626-940-2009 | Cell: 626-975-8415 email: jgarcia@boscotech.edu | www.boscotech.edu
Upcoming Date: October 5, 2020 for Early Admissions. Don Bosco Tech offers virtual shadows, virtual class visits, private campus tours, and “one-on-one” meetings. Please see the attachment.

ORANGE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW DAY 2020! OCTOBER 10, 2020 AT 2 PM

We are thrilled to invite prospective students and families to join Orange Lutheran in a new interactive, cutting edge, digital experience for this year's Preview Day, Zoom Into OLu! Discover what makes OLu the difference you’ve been looking for during this unique virtual journey as we follow the stories of current Lancers. The entire family is welcome and encouraged to attend!

To RSVP today please click here!

Please reach out should you have any questions at www.lhsoc.org.  Thank you in advance.

 

JOHN BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL – Contact: Michael Crawford, Dean of Admissions, at 563-920-1734 ext. 313 or admissions@bosco.orgto schedule a visit. Please see the attachment.

Upcoming Dates: We Are Bosco | October 1st | 6:30pm-7:30pm (Virtual Presentation)

Brave For A Day | October 9th | 8:30am-12:00pm (On Campus, RSVP Required by Oct. 3rd) RSVP at www.Bosco.org/Admissions/Experience-Bosco.
Academic Pathway Night | October 14th | 6:30pm- 7:30pm

Meet the Parents of St. John Bosco High School | October 21st 6:30pm-7:30pm

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Veterans Day - November 11th

Thanksgiving Break - November 25th – 27th 

Christmas Break - December 17th – January 1st

Martin Luther King Day – January 18th

Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12th

President’s Day – February 15th

Easter Break - April 2nd – 9th

SML CHURCH HAPPENINGS

The Church Office is currently closed, but if you need to contact someone at the church, please call the church phone 626-961-2486 or email church@stmarks.ws.

 

St. Mark's Church and Pastor Jim invite you to outside patio services every Sunday in October at 9:00 a.m. Everyone observes social distancing. Please bring your own chair and a face mask 😷.

This coming Sunday, October 4th, there will be a Blessing of the Animals at the 9:00 a.m. service. All animals are welcome. We ask that you bring your family pet on a leash or in a crate for safety issues. After service please make sure you pick up after your pets and keep your pets close to you on a leash. Do not allow people to pet your animals without your approval. By the same token, make sure to get the approval from others before letting your pet approach them.

If you are not able to attend, you may view on the following:

LINKS FOR SERVICE

The recording is available on our website, https://stmarkshh.com, on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMSQcTr13I0,

and on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/St.MarksLCHH today.

 

ATTACHMENTS:

Scrip New Order Form 

SML Final Movie Night

Be a Cub Scouts Flyer

Girl Scouts Flyer

VIRTUAL LEGO ENGINEERING CLASS

St. John Bosco HS Flyer

Don Bosco Technical Institute Flyer