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Newsletter 11/17/2020

TUITION

November 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.

5TH GRADE SACRAMENTO/SAN FRANCISCO TRIP

Dear 5th Grade Parents/Guardians, We are excited to announce our 5th grade trip to Sacramento/San Francisco that will take place on Thursday, May 13 – Friday, May 14, 2021.  St. Mark’s has partnered with WorldStrides. Please see the attached flyers for more information on how to reserve your trip. Please contact Ms. Wampler jwampler@stmarks.ws if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE  WITH IMPORTANT TIMES

Monday & Tuesday – November 23rd & 24th Office Hours 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday – Friday November 25th – November 27th NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24, 2020:
-  Grades 5-8: Homeroom teachers will distribute schedule to students; Dismissal @ 11:30 AM
-  Grades K-4: Same AM schedule but dismissal will be at 11:30 AM

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Enjoy your time with family and friends.

FOOD DRIVE - THANK YOU SO MUCH SML FAMILIES

Thank you to staff members, Dr. Clark, Ms. Ferrini, Ms. Birtja, Mr. Ossa, Ms. Nelson and her son Colin and Pastor Jim for helping out with the food drive last Saturday. Between church and school we collected over 1,000 cans of green beans. 600 for the Thanksgiving baskets and the remaining to be distributed in coming weeks along with the various food donations. Thank you so much SML families. 

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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.

HOLIDAY SCRIP

The holidays are rapidly approaching! We currently are carrying the smaller denomination scrip in Starbucks - $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. 

Deadline for Christmas Scrip Orders: Dec. 4th. All orders must be turned in by Friday, December 4th in order to receive your Scrip before we go on Christmas break.

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.

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 at 6:00 p.m. - Focus on Athletics; December 2, 2020 General Admissions Overview.

 

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

 

TROY HIGH SCHOOL – TROY TECH | Contact: Laurie Downum-Bonnett

Troy Tech Coordinator, 714-626-4520   Ldownum@fjuhsd.org

Upcoming Events: December 2, 2020 Troy Tech Live Virtual Visit from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.; Testing on January 9, 23, and 30, 2021; January 20, 2021 Information Night at 5:00 p.m.

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

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:

Sacramento/San Fransisco Flyer 1

Sacramento/San Fransisco Flyer 2

Holiday Scrip Order Form

Troy High School Flyer

St. John Bosco HS Flyer