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Newsletter 10/06/2020

TUITION

October tuition is now due. You will have until Friday, October 09, 2020 to pay without a late fee. We accept checks, cash and online bill pay through your bank.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 - NO LIVE STREAM CLASSES FOR THE LION’S LEARNING DEN

As Quarter 1 comes to an end for both our students and teachers, our teachers need enough time to complete certain necessary technology tasks. In order to give our teachers that extra time to complete these end-of-quarter actions, the Lion’s Learning Den will not present live stream classes this Friday, October 9th. Each teacher, however, will decide individually if they will post assignments. Kindergarten through 4th Grade families should check with your respective teachers. Students in the 5th through 8th Grades should check with their individual class teachers for specific instructions. 

FALL CONFERENCES WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH FROM 12:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH FROM 12:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Kindergarten through 4th grade teachers will be emailing all parents of their students to schedule your conference times. Please look for this email and respond promptly to request your times.

5th through 8th grade teachers will only be requesting conferences for students whom they believe a conference is necessary.  If you have not received an email from your child’s teacher by Tuesday, October 6th, but would like to request a conference, please reach out to your child’s teacher directly and they will schedule a time for you to meet. 

All conferences will be held remotely through Teams.  Once your child’s teacher has confirmed your meeting time, they will give you further instructions on how you will be able to join the meeting using your child’s Microsoft Teams account.

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

*REMINDER: Please include method of payment on Scrip orders. Check # or Cash.Thank you!

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.

6TH GRADE EL CAMINO PINES FIELD TRIP

Due to COVID, our 6th grade El Camino Pines Field trip has been postponed to February, 22–26, 2021.

SML CHURCH 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 

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.

 

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

 

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. 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.

 

SAGE HILL SCHOOL.

Contact: Elaine Mijalis-Kahn  Director of Admission and Financial Aid   MijalisKahnE@sagehillschool.org

Upcoming Event: Our one and only Admission Open House will be held virtually at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10th.  Attached is a flyer for 8th Graders from Sage Hill. See attachment.  Registration is required in order to receive a passcode.

 

FAIRMONT PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Contact: Betty Petersen | Director of International Admissions 
Fairmont Schools  p. 714.234.2784 | c. 714.600.3442
bpetersen@fairmontschools.com  
Upcoming Event: Prep Admission Open House, Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

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: 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

 

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 😷.

 

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.

 

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