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Newsletter 11/23/2021

 

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DECEMBER TUITION AND DAY CARE

December tuition is now due. You will have until Friday, December 10, 2021to pay without a late fee. A $15 late fee will be added to all accounts on Monday, December 13th. We accept checks, cash and online billpay.

 

K-8TH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM INFORMATION

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Attached you will find informations with regard to our upcoming Christmas Programs.  Please make sure to read the attached letter from our Music teachers.

Thank you.

 

NEW KINDERGARTEN PLAYGROUND INSTALLATION

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The NEW Kindergarten playground installation began on Saturday, November 20, 2021 and will continue through the Thanksgiving break, ending by Sunday, November 28.  This will affect A.M. drop-off and P.M. pick-up, as the main entrance will be utilized by the playground crew.  We ask that you assist us in keeping your children safe during the peak times of A.M. drop-off and P.M. pick-up.

 

THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE  WITH IMPORTANT DISMISSAL TIMES & DAY CARE RATES

Tuesday, November 23:           K-8th Grade 12:00 noon Dismissal -  Afternoon Teacher           In Service

After school Day Care rate $25

                                                School Office hours 7:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

 

Wednesday, November 24th  - Friday November 26th: NO SCHOOL OR DAY CARE – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Enjoy your time with family and friends.

 

8th GRADE SNACK SHACK PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

Is your 8th grader going on the 8th Grade East Coast trip? Would you like to offset the cost? The 8th Grade Trip Snack Shack Fundraiser is officially open.  Adults are needed to run the Snack Shack from 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. each day. Students also have the opportunity to work and earn funds. Please note that Snack Shack cannot open on any given day unless we have at least 1 ADULT signed up to work.  If you are interested in participating, please email Ms. Birtja at cbirtja@stmarks.ws. Thank you.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. MARK’S 

Are you interested in working at St. Mark’s? We currently have job opportunities working in the Preschool. We are in need of Preschool Substitutes. Please email lmunoz@stmarks.ws for more information. Please be advised that you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and you must present your COVID-19 vaccination card to be considered for SML employment. The job requirements are 12 units of childhood development and 6 months of experience.

 

SCRIP ROOM & HOLIDAY ORDERS

Don’t miss out on the chance to purchase your gift cards right here at SML and use the holidays as an opportunity to meet your annual SCRIP requirement. Extra travel, grocery shopping, and gift giving are an easy way to get that done! 

SCRIP Room Hours:

Mondays - 7:30-9:00 A.M.

Tuesdays - 7:30-9:00 A.M.

Wednesdays - 2:30-4:00 P.M.

Thursdays - 7:30-9:00 A.M.

Fridays - 7:30-9:00 A.M.

Completed SCRIP order forms may also be submitted to the school office. If we do not have your SCRIP in stock, it may take up to 2 weeks to receive your cards, so submit your orders as early as possible. Please keep this in mind as we approach the holidays! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Gil at jgil@stmarks.ws

 

Also in the SCRIP Room is a binder filled with each SML staff member’s SCRIP Wish List. If you’re thinking of giving your child’s teacher or T.A. a gift card for the holidays, come and check out this helpful binder!

 

8TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS

SML High School recommendation forms are available in the School Office. There is a $5.00 processing fee that is due with the completed request form(s) the high school needs. Please allow 2 weeks for this process because our teachers need time to write their recommendations and we need to mail them to the high schools in a timely manner. 

 

BOOSTER CLUB USED CLOTHING SALE

The Booster Club will hold a sale of used uniforms on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall. We accept cash and check only.

 

REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Face Shields must be worn by all students during snack time and lunch recess.  Please make sure your daughter/son brings a face shield with them to school.  The School Office has them available for $5. Each time your child picks up a Face Shield from the School Office, $5 will be added to your account. Thank you.

 

ST. MARK’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY – T-SHIRT SCHEDULE

To demonstrate school unity through the St. Mark’s leadership academy mission statement, we are incorporating a leadership themed t-shirt/sweatshirt as part of our dress code once a month. The leadership themed t-shirt/sweatshirt may only be worn on the dates listed. If a student chooses not to wear a leadership themed t-shirt/sweatshirt, then they must adhere to the daily SML dress code policy. Thank you.

December 9                            January 27 & 28                   February 24th

March 31                                April 28                                  May 12

 

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION IN SCHOOLOGY 

We have received information from many high schools that usually attend our annual High School Information Night. All the information received is constantly updated in the SML Schoology Parent Group. Currently, sixteen high schools have provided important and timely information with deadlines and requirements. 


Please check for updates through Schoology in the “Parent Group”. When you are logged in, locate the "Resource" link on the left.  You will find the High School Information folder there. We strongly encourage you to check it weekly for new school information and important deadlines that have been posted. Selecting the best high school for your 8th Grader is an important decision. Please research all that these high schools offer and contact the schools directly. 

 

LATE DELIVERY OF  LUNCHES,  HOMEWORK,  AND P.E. CLOTHES

To minimize classroom interruptions for your children, we ask that all forgotten lunches, books and homework are left at the “Drop off/Pick up Table.” It is the student’s responsibility to check this table as we do not call students down to the School Office.

We remind all parents that fast food lunches and snacks may not be purchased and dropped off for students. Please see page 18 of our Parent Handbook.

 

TRAVEL GUIDELINES FOR UNVACCINATED INDIVIDUALS

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Upon return from international travel ONLY, we ask that you have your child tested for COVID-19.  If you provide St. Mark’s with the student’s negative test result, the student may return immediately to school.  If you choose to not have your child tested, the student is required to quarantine at home for seven (7) days from the date of arrival back into the United States.

 

IMPORTANT DATES / SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Every Friday

Prayer Group at 8:30 A.M. by Fireside Room

November 24 – 26

Thanksgiving Break

December 2, 2021

Used Clothing Sale 7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. – Fellowship Hall

December 2, 2021

8:30 A.M. Booster Club Meeting

December 15, 2021

Last day of School Christmas Break – Early Dimissal 11:30 A.M.

December 16 – 31

Christmas Break

January 3, 2022

School Resumes – 3rd Quarter Begins

April 18 – 22

Easter Break

 

SML CHURCH HAPPENINGS

SML Church ongoing information

St. Mark's Sunday worship will begin at 10:00 A.M. and will include more Contemporary Music as well.  So come check us out at 10:00 A.M.! and online via Livestream or on demand.  All are welcome!  Masks are required for all people inside the building (those actively leading may remove when speaking/singing but will maintain social distance). The worship is available on our website, https://stmarkshh.com, on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf9V2pfd3FQRI5peGTYHMLQ and on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/St.MarksLCHH.

 

Sunday School - Every Sunday, children start in worship and then go to class following the children's sermon or before the Message.  Children are to be picked up from the class which is located beneath the Sanctuary on the lower patio outside the Church Office.

 

Phone Number: 626-961-2486, Pastor Jim Cell Number: 651-249-6261 Pastor Jim Mericle is available for emergencies anytime.

 

Media Information:

Website: https://stmarkshh.com

APP (st mark’s Lutheran church hh)  You can find it in Apple, Amazon or Google Play Stores. Download it onto your phone. You can find online worship, daily devotions, video recordings, link to school website, notifications, daily Bible reading (read or audio), prayer requests, events, opportunities to donate and more.

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/St.MarksLCHH

 

Attachments:

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Scrip Holiday Flyer

SML Church Art Contest

Servite Flyer

K-4th Christmas Program Flyer

5th - 8th Christmas Program Flyer

Thanksgivimg-Advent Letter