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Newsletter 12/14/2021

OUR CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

merry xmas

We offer blessings and good wishes for each St. Mark’s student, parent, and guardian as we come to the close of another year. We hope that the upcoming Christmas Break and the New Year offer a time for rest, contemplation, and a renewal of our faith in God. Please travel safely as you spend time visiting with families and friends. We wish you a Blessed Christmas and New Year.

 

Dr. Clark, Ms. Gerardo, and the St. Mark’s Lutheran School Faculty and Staff

 

DECEMBER & JANUARY TUITION

December tuition is now past due.  If payment has not been received, a $15 late fee has been added to your balace. We accept checks, cash and online billpay.

 

January tuition will be due starting Monday, January 3rd through Monday, January 10th. A $15 late fee will be added to all accounts on Tuesday January 11th .  We accept checks, cash and online billpay.

 

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.

2ND SEMESTER LUNCH CARDS

Reminder to all Students with 1st Semester Lunch Cards – If your student will be needing a 2nd Semester lunch card, please be sure to buy one before the 2nd semester begins on January 3, 2022.

 

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. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION IN SCHOOLOGY - NEW UPDATES

Parents and 8th Grade Students: The local high schools are sending us information that will encourage you to attend their school. Sometimes, we do not have much advance notice and that is why we immediately add it to Schoology.

Please check for updates through Schoology in the "Parent Group." Once you are logged in, locate the "Resource" link on the left. You will find the High School Information folder there. Make an educated decision about your high school education. 

 

SPORTS UPDATE

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The 8th grade boys’ and 7/8 girls’ basketball teams opened their seasons with games against Friends Christian.  Each team led at the end of the first quarter, but then could not sustain any offensive consistency. The boys lost 42-37, while the girls lost 28-17.

Jeremy Dayton              10                                           Julia Rezko                   7

Dominic Gallardo           10                                           Jillian Tung                   6

Ian Kwong                      6                                            Kerrie Takesue             2

Chidi Obinwanne             4                                            Isabella Salcedo           2

Jett Hung                       4

Christian De Casas          2

Roshan Shah                  1

 

IMPORTANT DATES / SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Every Friday

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

December 15, 2021

Classroom Parties with an 11:30 a.m. Dismisal – Beginning of Christmas Vacation – No Lunch will be provided

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.

ADVENT/CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

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Theme: On the Way to Bethlehem

Please note our new worship time is 10:00 AM

 

December 19 - PEACE

Joseph has a dream!

Blue Christmas Healing Prayer and Candle lighting at Worship.

Choral Concert @ 2pm in the Sanctuary by The Nightingale Ensemble of LA

 

December 24 - Celebrate!

Christmas Eve Worship at 4:30 pm!

Christmas Around the World!

Families worship together with special candle lighting and carols.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

December 26 - What's in a Name?

What is the meaning of a name?

Christmas carol singing

 

January 2 - A New Beginning!

What can the past say about the future?

New Year's Resolutions

 

January 5 - Epiphany/Three Kings Day!

We will meet at 3:15 after school and celebrate the coming of the Wise Men with gifts for Jesus!

Special Children's Choir Music King’s Cake and more!

 

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:

January Lunch Menu

Singer Music Food Drive Flyer