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Newsletter 11/6/2018

“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven” Matthew 5:16

NOVEMBER TUITION

November tuition is now due, 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.

CHILD SAFETY PARENT EDUCATION EVENT

The Rodriguez family has helped St. Mark’s provide an informative Child Safety Parent Education Event
The Speakers: Susy Flore, MS, is the Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center for Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment, who is also a Forensic Interview Specialist. She will be joined by Deputy District Attorney Kathy Cady
Topic: How to Protect your Child from Sexual Predators
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 P.M. Location: Fellowship Hall
The presentation will last approximately one hour. Parents in attendance will earn a relaxed dress day for their child and one hour of family commitment.
We plan a second presentation early in 2019, on How to Protect your Child from Online Sexual Predators.
Please mark your calendars for this special parent meeting,
Barbara Clark Principal

WEDNESDAY CHAPEL

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.

SILENT AUCTION

On behalf of St. Mark’s Lutheran School, I extend this note of gratitude. We are grateful for the Auction Team parents, Glory Hammes, Kathy Lim, and Winnie Lim Takesue. The 30th Annual Silent Auction was a resounding success due to the countless hours spent on bringing our auction back to our campus. Glory, Kathy, and Winnie organized gift donations from the homerooms and outside donors, sold raffle tickets early in the morning, sold event tickets online, organized our 8th Grade volunteers (a huge help!) and fine-tuned the Auction along the way. The Auction Team thought of new ways to raise money by adding the “Fund-A-Need” to the Live Auction, moving the All-Star basketball and volleyball games to the Live Auction, and adding a lively ice-breaker game, “Heads or Tails” before the Live Auction bidding began. Parents Carrie Purunjian and Tiffany Arias transformed the Gym into a beautiful party venue for the evening with lighting and flowers. Christopher Birtja patiently waited for sponsors’ advertisements to arrive so that he could artfully create the printed program. We’ve relied on Chris and Christine Birtja to provide tech assistance at registration each year along with parent, Luis Rodriguez. We appreciate every small and large task taken on by many parents leading up to the auction. Our Auction became a reality only because of our dedicated parents. Thank you.
Barbara Clark

A SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS FROM THE AUCTION TEAM

Thank you to parents, families, teachers, staff, spouses and our beloved 8th grade ushers for your support of St. Mark’s and our 30th Annual Silent Auction. We want to especially thank our Room Parents for record attendance for this event. Special thanks to Valley Vista Services and the Perez Family, the Rivera Family, the Pont Family, and the Machado Family for their generous support.

USED UNIFORM SALE

Used Uniform Sales will be happening in the Fellowship Hall this Thursday Nov. 8th 2:30-4:00 p.m and
Friday 11/9 7:30-9:00 a.m. $5 per T-shirt or polo; $10 per sweatshirt or jacket. We accept cash and check.

MEGA BANK

We will be open this Thursday, November 8th, so bring your deposits and passbook!

NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE

Monday, November 12th, school and daycare will be closed as we celebrate Veterans Day.

UPCOMING FOOD DRIVE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH & RELAXED DRESS DAY

Food Drive Items


Every student who brings in a minimum of three (3) food items may come to school next week in Relaxed Dress on Wednesday, November 14th. This is our chance as a community to help people in need. What do we need the most? First, check the expiration dates. Secondly, do not choose anything in a glass jar because we cannot accept those donations. Super important. Then, we need cereal, canned tuna, canned meats, refried pinto beans, spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, peanut butter and dry pasta.
Parents, do you need Family Commitment Hours? We need drivers to the Action Food Pantry in West Covina that day. You too can have relaxed dress! Just kidding. We do need help so please call the School Office to volunteer as a driver.

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

The snack shack is now open after school until 4:00 p.m.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.
Deadline 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.

DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL MATH COMPETITION RESULTS: October 27, 2018

SML Team Members (2 Teams)
Ella Cho; Kaitlyn Gomez; Jason Lim; Kamran Lim-Hanna; James Qiu; Justin Sulivan-Pascual; Jeff Sun; Eric Ye

Individual Winners
Jason Lim: 1st Place in Geometry
Eric Ye: 4th Place in Geometry
Kamran Lim-Hanna: 2nd Place in Logic and Reasoning
Justin Sulivan-Pascual: 4th Place in Logic and Reasoning
James Qiu: 1st Place in Arithmetic and 1st Place in Math Medley
Jeff Sun: 1st Place in Algebra and 2nd Place in Math Medley

Team Winners
1st Place Team Overall - 8th Grade and 2nd Place in Super Quiz Bowl
Jason Lim; James Qiu; Justin Sulivan-Pascual; Jeff Sun

SPORTS THIS WEEK

Cross Country has a meet this Wednesday, November 7th at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park at 3:30 p.m.

SPORTS UPDATE

The SML football teams finished their season with games at Bethany. The Varsity lost by six to the Bears, while the 6th grade cruised to a 38-6 win.

The 8th grade girls’ volleyball team met Emmaus in a playoff match to determine the winner of the West Division. The Lions rallied late in the third set to win 25-18, 12-25, 25-22, advancing to the championship match against Christ Lutheran, which immediately followed the playoff. St. Mark’s played some of their best volleyball of the season with long rallies, block attempts at the net, and aggressive attacks, however they were unable to stage a late comeback and fell to the Chargers 23-25, 25-20, 17-25.

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. 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.

Additional News Items for the Week

Drama T-Shirt Order Form