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Newsletter 1/8/2019

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isiah 60:1

JANUARY TUITION

January tuition is now due. You have Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 11th to pay your tuition without the late fee.
A $15 late fee will be added to all accounts on Monday. January 14th. We accept checks, cash and online billpay.

2ND SEMESTER LUNCH CARDS

We have begun the 2nd semester. You may purchase lunch cards: K-4th is $300 and 5th- 8th is $320.

JANUARY LUNCH MENU CHANGE

Beginning January 8, 2019, the Salad Bar will only be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Salad Bar will NO longer be available on Wednesdays.

JANUARY BOOSTER CLUB MEETING

Our next Booster Meeting is this Thursday, 1/10 at 8:30 AM. Get a school update for 2019 - enjoy coffee and morning pastries. You may also purchase low-cost, Gently-Used Uniforms at the meeting. Each Parent receives one Family Commitment hour for attending.

7th GRADE PARENTS: CATALINA TRIP MEETINGS

Thursday, January 10th in Ms. Curtis’ classroom at 7:15 a.m. or at 7:00 p.m. Both of the meetings will cover the same material. Any parent interested in being a chaperone must attend the meeting.
$100 Deposit due Jan. 28th
$555 Balance and health forms due Feb. 23rd

MINI MEGA BANK

This Thursday, January 10th is Mega Bank Day. Remember, deposits must be at least $5 and bring your deposit book

SCHOOL TOURS FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Our school tours for the 2019-2020 school year will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9th. If you have any friends interested in SML please have them contact the School Office to set up a tour appointment.

8TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS – A TWO WEEK PROCESS

SML High School Recommendation forms are available in the School Office. There is a $5.00 processing fee for each High School Recommendation request. Please allow enough time for two aspects of the recommendations: (1) our junior high teachers strive to write a thoughtful and thorough recommendation for each student; and (2) the Office staff pulls, copies, and mails required documents to the high school. We are aware of the high school’s important due dates and our goal is to send your recommendation package to the high school. The teachers and the Office Staff need two (2) weeks to process your High School Recommendation in a timely manner.

MEDICAL NOTES

If your child brings a medical note from either a parent or physician restricting them from P.E. or sports, it is very important that students bring the note to the Office first thing in the morning. It is important for the Office to know if there are health issues at the beginning of the school day.

6th, 7th, 8th GRADES: 2019 CAML (California Math League) MATH COMPETITION

February 26, 2019, Tuesday. 7 A.M. (7th and 8th). 3:30 P.M. (6th).
This competition is open to all 6th, 7th, 8th graders, but you must sign up to compete. If you are interested in competing, you can pick up the Sign-Up/Information form from Mr. Ossa/Mrs. Eng (7th and 8th) or Ms. Estrada (6th). The completed form must be turned in by January 11, 2019, Friday.

4th and 5th GRADES: 2019 CAML (California Math League) MATH COMPETITION

For 4th and 5th, CAML competition will be held after April 15, 2019. Details on the date and time will be announced in late March. Students can prepare for the competition using past contests samples posted on St. Mark’s website (Blackboard) under “Students” tab/CAML Math Competition page.

Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday - 7:45 a.m. 5th-8th Grade Prayer Groups
Jan. 10th - 8:30 a.m. Booster Club Meeting
Jan. 13th - 1st Grade Sings at SMLC at 9:00 a.m. service
Jan. 15th - 7:00 a.m. Band Pictures 9:00 a.m. School Spelling Bee for 4th-8th Grades
Jan. 17th - 7:00 p.m. Beginning Band Recital
Jan. 21st - Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL OR DAY CARE

SML CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School 9:25 a.m. during church service.
Office hours 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
If you need time for mediation or prayer in the church or side chapel, please contact Francoise in the church office.

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