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Newsletter 10/30/2018

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in fath and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

NOVEMBER TUITION

November tuition is due this Thursday, November 1st. You will have until Friday, November 9th to pay your tuition without incurring a late fee. A $15 late fee will be added to all accounts on Tuesday, November 13th.
We accept checks, cash and online billpay.

WEDNESDAY CHAPEL

Thank you to students and parents for your generous donation to Hurricane victims. We have sent $645.00
to Lutheran Hurricane Relief.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT EVERY WEDNESDAY A CHAPEL OFFERING IS COLLECTED.

Our chapel offering is used to support Lutheran Social Services, Navajo Lutheran Missions, Child Fund International and our local Action Food Pantry. Please consider contributing to these worthy causes through supporting our chapel offering. Thank you.

BOOSTER CLUB MEETING THIS THURSDAY

Our next Booster Meeting is this Thursday, 11/1 at 8:30 AM. Get a school update on what's happening at St. Mark's, while you enjoy coffee and morning pastries. You may also purchase low-cost, Gently-Used Uniforms at the meeting. Each Parent will receive one Family Commitment hour for attending.

MEGA BANK

We will be open this Thursday, November 1st, so bring your deposits and passbook!

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Don’t forget to set your clock back Saturday night, November 3rd before you go to bed.

A BIG THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT CARNIVAL!

A special thank you to Matthew Garza for chairing the carnival and all the parents that pitched in to help make the Fall Carnival the St. Mark's night of fellowship and fun. The event was very festive with beautifully decorated booths by each classroom, tasty baked goods for cake walk with candy and food for all.
A BIG special thanks to our sponsors and Ms. Sue Ferrini, SML art teacher, who handcrafted our sponsor posters. We couldn't do it without you!

2018 Sponsors

Boiling Point Group
Taco Ready Inc.
Galvez Deyeda
The Hammes Family
The Machado Family
La Puente Kids Dental Home
The Rizk Family
Haven of Wellness Day Spa
Think-Fit Private Training
Luke Rodriguez Class of 2019
Blake and Madeline Do
The Banegas Family
Pinata District.com
Annabella Chou, Rick Chou & Wendy Hsieh

Carnival Booth Results

1st Place – Kindergarten (Gone Fishin)
2nd Place – 2nd Grade (Dia De Los Muertos/Coco)
3rd Place - 6th Grade (Wizard of Oz – Tornado Scene)

Carnival Raffle Results

Winners of the raffle tickets at the Carnival:
1st place - $ 300 SCRIP Chigozie Obinwanne
2nd place - $ 200 SCRIP Savannah Manale
3rd place - $ 100 SCRIP Hannah Dong

Please see Ms. Joyce, with your parent, in the school office to pick up your order form.

SAFETY ISSUE UPDATE

Dr. Clark would like all parents to be aware: our students may not wear hoop or dangling earrings to school.
This is considered a safety issue. Only stud earrings are allowed.

8TH GRADE SNACK SHACK

Thursday, November 1st the Snack Shack will open with limited food items. The official opening is Monday, November 5th with all their yummy foods. We are looking forward to serving students, parents and staff.
Come check us out!

SCRIP- THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!

In November we will start carrying $5 Starbucks, $10 Target and $10 Walmart. Please start thinking about your holiday shopping. With Thanksgiving break and Christmas break we will need to get orders in early to accommodate your Scrip needs. Thank you for using Scrip for your holiday shopping and gift giving.

DRAMA CLOTHING ORDER FORM

You can now Pre-Order your “Addams Family” tee shirts, sweatshirts and bags. There is an order form attached.
Dealine to Pre-Order is December 14th.

PARKING

Please DO NOT park in the 3 parking spaces that are in front of the church with signs that state “Church Parking Only”. These parking spaces are reserved for our Church members. These spaces must be available throughout the day. Thank you.

SPORTS THIS WEEK

Volleyball:
Tuesday, Oct 30th :
8th grade vs. Emmaus (Playoff game). 3:30 at Mt. Calvary, Diamond Bar.
8th grade vs. Christ (if we win playoff game). 4:30 at Mt. Calvary, Diamond Bar.

Football:
Wednesday, Oct. 31st :
Varsity vs. Bethany. 3:30 at Bethany, Long Beach
JV vs. Bethany. 4:30 at Bethany, Long Beach

SPORTS UPDATE

Both the Varsity and 6th grade football teams defeated Mt. Calvary. Varsity won 41-12 and JV won 30-0
Their final game will be October 31st at Bethany.

The 8th grade girls volleyball team will play Emmaus at 3:30p.m. on Tuesday @ Mt. Calvary, Diamond Bar. Christ Lutheran awaits the winner for the league championship immediately following that playoff match.

DO YOU NEED FAMILY COMMITMENT HOURS???

Several parents are needed to help co-ordinate our school recycling program. Contact the school office for more information.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 1st - 8:30 a.m. Booster Club Meeting Fireside Room

Nov. 3rd - 5:00 p.m. SML Silent Auction on campus

Nov. 4th - Daylight Savings Time Ends

Nov. 12th - Veterans Day NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE

Nov. 14th - SML Food Drive during chapel – bring 3 items earn relaxed dress that day

Nov. 19th - 12:00 noon dismissal for grades K-8th – Teacher In Service – Day Care open

Nov. 20th - 12:00 noon dismissal for grades K-8th – Teacher In Service – Day Care open

Nov. 21st-23rd - Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE
Nov. 26th - School Resumes

SML CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School 9:25 a.m. during church service.
**The Church is open for prayer or meditation, Monday -Thursday 7a.m. throughout the day.

SILENT AUCTION UPDATE

Upcoming Silent Auction this Saturday, November 3, 2018

We are happy to report that we have sold over 200 tickets for this Saturday’s fundraiser, our 30th Silent Auction! It is always good to meet together as a community of parents, teachers, and friends. We have many items open for online bidding and a preview of the Live Auction items. Please arrive on time as we are on a schedule for the evening’s events and dinner. We look forward to seeing you in the Gym on Saturday evening!

Teachers’ Items are Open for Bidding

Please take a look at the Teachers’ Items along with your children. There are many activities to choose from including a trip to Disneyland, the Long Beach Aquarium, Color Me Mine, and more.

SML Parking Spaces for the 2019-2020 School Year

This year, we are offering the 2019-2020 Parking Spaces for $5,500. If you are registered for the Silent Auction, you have already received a text message regarding online bidding. The front row Parking Spaces are available online for purchase as of today on a first-come, first served basis.
No worries about Parking on Graduation Night
This year, we are offering a limited number of parking spaces for Graduation Night on the upper level parking lot with easy ramp access to the Gym. Bid on your parking space now!

Live Auction Items may be previewed only

Please take a look at our Live Auction items online. These are preview items so you may not bid online but you sure can bid on Saturday night! Among our Live Auction items, we have Lakers tickets, graduation seats, a Gondola Getaway dinner and ride for ten, and a culinary/wine experience offered by two of our parents!