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Newsletter 11/10/2020

TUITION

November tuition is now due. You will have until today, November 10, 2020 before 4:00 P.M. to pay without a late fee. We accept checks, cash and online bill pay through your bank.

SCHOOL IS CLOSED TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020

On Veterans Day - November 11th, school is closed.

HOLIDAY SCRIP

The holidays are rapidly approaching! We currently are carrying the smaller denomination scrip in Starbuck’s - $5, Target - $10 and Walmart - $10. These make for great stocking stuffers, a nice gesture for your mail carrier or a treat for your neighbor. Reminder: Items that are not in stock take up to two weeks to order. Please keep that in mind as you plan for the holidays. Please email your orders and any Scrip needs to tnavarro@stmarks.ws Thank you for your support of our Scrip program.

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“GIVING THANKS” NOVEMBER FOOD DRIVE

This year our annual “Giving Thanks” November Food Drive will be collected differently. Since students are not on campus, there will be a truck from the Food Pantry this Saturday, November 14th between 11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. to collect your donations in the main parking lot at St. Mark’s.  Dr. Clark, Pastor Jim and several staff members will be on hand to help take your donations and say “Hi”. 

You may also drop off food items on Thursday and Friday, November 12th and 13th in front parking lot, next to the turtle by the walk way. 

 

Canned green beans (NOT French cut) are needed for Thanksgiving baskets. 600 cans are needed. We have so far collected over 400. Other items needed are 1-lb. bags of white rice and 1-lb. bags of pinto beans that will be used for the Christmas baskets. Always needed are canned meat, soup, beans, boxed meals, cereal, peanut butter etc. Please remember no expired dates or glass jars. Baby diapers (various sizes) and baby wipes are also needed. 

 

During November and December, monetary donations are collected so that the Food Bank can provide a Christmas basket for needy families. 
If you can’t make the food drive you may donate by check made out to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Please note “Christmas food baskets”. 

Online donations may be made at: 

https://secure.subsplash.com/ui/access/34WJTS

Thank you for your generosity. 

FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES

Parents and Children/Youth (4th grade and older) are invited to join Pastor Jim for two weeks of classes, plus bread making, and to celebrate First Communion. Please see the attachment for more information.

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 each of 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.

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.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION AT WWW.STMARKS.WS

Parents and students are encouraged to access High School Information on our school website. Please go to “Parents” and then “High School Information” where you will find high schools in alphabetical order with their most recent marketing materials.

 

DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL | Contact: Carrie Birchler, Director of Outreach Marketing
(909) 596-1946, ext. 834  http://admissions.damien-hs.edu

Upcoming Events: Admissions Webinars each starting at 6:00 p.m. - November 11, 2020 Focus on Curriculum Pathways; November 19, 2020 Focus on Athletics; December 2, 2020 General Admissions Overview.

 

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

Upcoming Admissions Events: Friday, November 13th, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, A Day in the Life of a Jester

 

SANTA CATALINA SCHOOL | 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.

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

Upcoming Events: 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

 

ROSARY ACADEMY |1340 N. Acacia Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92831 (714) 879-6302

https://www.rosaryacademy.org/ Rosary Academy’s Open House previously scheduled for this week has been rescheduled for November 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please see the school’s website for updates.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR/ SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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 November 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 the service 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:

HOLIDAY SCRIP ORDER FORM

FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES

ST. JOSEPH'S HIGH SCHOOL FLYER

ST. JOHN BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL FLYER