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Newsletter 10/20/2020

TUITION

October tuition is now past due. A $15 late fee has been added to all late payments.  We accept checks, cash and online bill pay through your bank.

PINK DAY FOR BREAST CANCER, WEDNESDAY 21, 2020

Please see the attached flyers for St. Mark’s Pink Day. We are hoping to have all Staff and Students participate tomorrow, October 21st by wearing their pink shirts. Also attached is the flyer you can print out if you plan of participating in the Virtual Walk.

Pink Day Pink Day Pink Day Pink Day Pink Day Pink Day Pink Day Pink Day Pink Day Pink Day

8TH GRADERS ONLY:  2020 AMC 8 (AMERICAN MATHEMATICS COMPETITIONS)

Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 9:00 A.M.  This competition is open to all 8th graders, but you must sign up to participate. It will be held on the SML campus, using school iPads on an online competition platform. (location/classroom TBD). To sign up, a parent must notify Mr. Ossa via email to let him know that your child will be participating ASAP/by this Friday, October 23. (Please cc Ms. Lee)

 aossa@stmarks.wsslee@stmarks.ws. You can check out the difficulty level of competition questions by reviewing past years’ contest samples on SML website: https://www.stmarks.ws/Domain/227   [stmarks.ws > “Students” tab >  AMC 8 Math Competition]

SCHOOL SPELLING BEE DATE CHANGE

Our School Spelling Bee previously scheduled for January 14, 2021 has been rescheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021. The Saturday competition in the school Gym is for the top five spellers in the 4th through 8th Grades. The attendees are limited to the 25 participants, the judges, and a limited number of family members. Should the regional Scripps Spelling Bee take place in March 2021, the winner and his/her family will make the decision as to whether or not to attend that event.

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!

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.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION FOR THE SML JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS

As we receive information from high schools, we will include it and flyers in our weekly Newsletter. Many schools are offering virtual tours. We encourage you to take a look at these schools to gather as much information as possible before making your high school decision. Please contact these schools directly.


FAIRMONT PREP l Contact: Betty Peterson, Director of International Admissions, 714.234.2784
bpeterson@fairmontschools.com *See attachment.
Upcoming Events: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., Advanced Science & Engineering Program, 6:00 p.m. International Business Program; 6:30 p.m. International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
Tuesday, October 27th, 5:30 p.m. Students Life, Culture, and Extracurriculars, 6:00 p.m. Athletics.

 

MIDLAND SCHOOL I Contact: Lydia Felty, Admissions Associate, (805) 688.5114, ext. 127.

www.midland-school.org. *See attachment for virtual campus tour information.

Upcoming Admissions Events: Tuesday, October 27th at 4:00 pm. EMA Boarding School Fair.

Wednesday, October 28th at 4:30 p.m. California Boarding School Panel

 

SAINT JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL I Contact: Stacy Bang, Director of Marketing and Admissions, 562.925.5073. *See attachment.

Upcoming Admissions Events: Sunday, October 25th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Virtual Open House.
Friday, November 13th, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, A Day in the Life of a Jester

 

SANTA CATALINA SCHOOL I Contact: Stephanie Hill, Associate Director of Admissions,

831.655.9356, admission@santacatalina.org

Register for virtual Open House experiences from November 7th through November 19th.

 

SERVITE HIGH SCHOOL I Contact: Grace Masterson, Assistant Director of Admissions, 714.774.7575, x1170. DiscoverServite.com. *See attachment.

Upcoming Events:  Sunday, October 25th, Discover Servite Open House. Student Ambassadors will lead small groups in learning about why Servite is the best place for your son’s high school education. Representatives from the administration, faculty, staff, athletics, and activities will be available to answer questions and share information. COVID-19 health protocols will be followed.

JOHN BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL I Contact: Michael Crawford, Dean of Admissions, 562.920/1734, ext. 313 Admissions@Bosco.org. *See Attachment.

Upcoming Events: Wednesday, October 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Meet the Parents of St. John Bosco

Tuesdays + Thursdays, On Campus Tours limited to 10 people or less from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Contact Charles Alvidrez at calvidrez@bosco.org

Wednesdays + Fridays, Virtual Tours from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit website http://www.bosco.org/Admissions

 

WHITTIER CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL I Contact: Cindi Morrison, Marketing & Events Coordinator

562.694.3803 ext. 316. cmorrison@wchs.com Upcoming Event: Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 p.m. Virtual Info Night. Please sign up for the event: https://www.wchs.com/visit/info-night/

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

SML CHURCH HAPPENINGS

We offer our blessings for St. Mark’s alumni, Rylee Birtja, Nicole Li, and Natalia Lazo who will be confirmed this Sunday, October 25, 2020 at our 9:00 a.m. service. We are incredibly proud of Rylee, Nicole, and Natalia, as they step forward in their commitment to God to be faithful, kind, honest, and honorable citizens of the world.

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.

 

Media Information:

NEW APP (st mark’s Lutheran church hh)

You can find the App in Apple and Amazon Stores and in Google Play Store. Download it onto your phone. You can find online worship, other media, notifications, daily Bible reading (read or audio), events, opportunities to donate, and more as we grow it.

 

 

*ATTACHMENTS:

Breast Cancer Virtual Walk Flyer

Pink Day Parent Letter Flyer

Scrip Order Form Flyer

Fairmont Prep. Flyer

Midland School Flyer

Saint Joseph High School Flyer

Servite High School Flyer

John Bosco High School Flyer

Be a Cub Scouts Flyer

First Communion Class Announcement Flyer