January tuition payments will have an extended deadline of Friday, January 14, 2022, without incurring a late fee. We accept checks, cash, and online billpay.
K-8TH GRADE – FIRST SEMESTER AWARDS
The K-8th grade First Semester Awards Assembly has been pre-recorded and will be viewed in class on Wednesday, 1/12/22. We are so proud of our entire student population and their hard work this first half of the school year. We acknowledge their flexibility, perseverance, and endless work effort while adjusting to being back on campus. St. Mark’s would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to In-N-Out Burger, Rubio’s Coastal Grill, BJ’s Restaurant, Islands, and Raising Cane’s for graciously providing award certificates for our students and encouraging their success! ROAR ON to all our Lions!!!
BOOSTER CLUB MEETING
The Booster Club Meeting scheduled for this Thursday, January 13, has been postponed.
7TH GRADE PARENTS: CATALINA TRIP DEPOSIT/BALANCE INFORMATION
$100 Deposit due Friday, January 14, 2022
$580 Balance due Friday, February 18, 2022
SCRIP COMMITMENT REMINDER
The annual SCRIP requirement for every SML family is $2,500 by APRIL 15, 2022, or the buy-out option is $350. An email was sent out with each family’s updated balance for the year. All orders must be placed by APRIL 1, 2022, to ensure that any backordered SCRIP cards can be received in time to meet the APRIL 15, 2022, deadline. Don’t miss out on the chance to purchase your gift cards right here at SML in the SCRIP Room. Additionally, completed SCRIP order forms may be submitted to the school office or sent via email to: SCRIP@stmarks.ws.
SCRIP Room Hours: Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 7:30-9:00 A.M. & Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 P.M.
SML SPELLING BEE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
Spelling Bee Participants: The Spelling Bee has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 20 at 9:00 A.M. in the gym. Each participant is allowed 2 adults to come watch, but please check into the school office before entering the gym. There is also a mandatory meeting this Thursday, January 13, at lunch time on the church stairs to review the rules. If you have any questions, email Ms. Solis or Ms. Wampler.
6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH : ANNUAL CAML (CALIFORNIA MATH LEAGUE) MATH COMPETITIONS
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 6:55 A.M. (7th and 8th) / 3:30 P.M. (6th)
Students can pick up Sign-Up/Information forms this week from their math teachers. Past contest samples are posted on Schoology under Math Course. This competition is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, but students must sign up to compete. The Sign-Up/Information form must be turned in to Ms. Wampler (6th) and Mr. Ossa or Mrs. Lee (7th and 8th) by Friday, January 21, 2022.
PRESCHOOL, 1ST GRADE, AND 2ND GRADE: SINGING IN CHURCH HAS BEEN CANCELED
Preschool, 1st grade, and 2nd grade singing in church dates have been canceled for the month of January.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. MARK’S
Are you interested in working at St. Mark’s? We currently have job opportunities working in the Preschool and SML K-8th grade Day Care. We are in need of Preschool substitutes and SML K-8th grade Day Care workers. Please email email@example.com for more information on Preschool and email Connie Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SML K-8th grade Day Care positions. 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 Preschool job requirements are 12 units of childhood development and 6 months of experience.
TRAVEL GUIDELINES FOR UNVACCINATED INDIVIDUALS
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.
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.
January 27 & 28 February 24 March 31 April 28 May 12
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.
IMPORTANT DATES / SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Prayer Group at 8:30 A.M. by Fireside Room
January 17, 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – School & Day Care CLOSED
April 18–22, 2022
SML CHURCH HAPPENINGS
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. Church Office Phone Number: 626-961-2486; Pastor Jim Cell Number: 651-249-6261. Pastor Jim Mericle is available for emergencies anytime.
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 Page: https://www.facebook.com/St.MarksLCHH