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Newsletter 2/5/2019

“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1-2

FEBRUARY TUITION

February tuition is now due. You will have until Friday, February 8th to pay the tuition without a late fee. A $15 late fee will be added on Tuesday, February 12th. We accept cash, check and billpay set up with your bank.

7th GRADE PARENTS: CATALINA TRIP DEPOSIT/BALANCE INFORMATION

$100 Deposit was due Jan. 28th.
$555 Balance and health forms due Feb. 23rd.

MINI MEGA BANK

There will be no Mega Bank on February 7th, due to leadership days activities. We’ll open again as normal on February 14th.

SCHOOL TOURS FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Our school tours for the 2019-2020 school year have begun. If you have any friends interested in SML please have them contact the School Office to set up a tour appointment.

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL AGED STUDENTS

Beginning February 12th and through February 26, 2019, current preschoolers may be re-enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a child ready to start preschool, enrollment begins February 12th. As of February 27th, we will fill any available preschool spaces with new incoming students. In the past, we have been at capacity by the end of the school year (May 2019) or earlier. Our goal is to give top priority to siblings of current students. Students who have siblings in K-8, MUST TURN IN ENROLLMENT FORMS AND PAYMENT TOGETHER. To ensure that your child may attend SML Preschool, we strongly encourage you to enroll in a timely manner before we open the enrollment to the public.

BOOSTER CLUB MEETING THURSDAY, FEB. 7TH

Our next Booster Meeting is this Thursday, feb. 7th at 8:30 A.M. Get a school update for 2019 and 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.

BUY YOUR “ADDAMS FAMILY” MERCHANDISE NOW!

"The Addams Family" t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags are now available to purchase! Various sizes are available, but hurry to get one before your size sells out. You may purchase a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or tote bag before and after school in front of the Fireside Room or in the office. Ensure that your child can participate in the drama classroom competition on Wednesday, March 27, where we'll see which class has the highest percentage of students wearing "The Addams Family” t-shirts and sweatshirts. The K-4th and 5th-8th classes with the most participation will win front row seats for the matinee shows on Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28. Thank you for your support of the St. Mark's Youth Theatre!

ST. MARK'S TEACHER AND STAFF TEA

Our annual teacher and staff appreciation luncheon to thank our teachers and staff for all their hard work throughout the year is coming up on MONDAY, MARCH 4th, 2019 at 11:30 a.m! We need help from our St. Mark's families to make this event a success. Please sign up to volunteer your time and your delicious food donations for the upcoming Teachers’ Tea and show your appreciation for all that they do for our children, our families, and the St. Mark’s community. We are looking for parent and/or family member volunteers to help with set-up, food service, playground supervision and clean-up, as well as food donations. This is an excellent way to get those last few family commitment hours before the April 30 deadline. Please be on the lookout for the Teacher Tea Flyer for more information and contact Tanya Yee and Ruth Flamenco at smlteacherstea@gmail.com with any questions, volunteer sign-ups and food contributions.

ATTENTION: 8TH GRADE PARENTS

St. Mark’s has been selected to participate in the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress also known as NAEP. It is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what students across the country know and can do in a variety of subject areas. Several of our 8th-graders have been randomly selected to take assessments in mathematics, reading, and science. Parent letters to these students were sent home on Friday, February 1, 2019.
You can find more information about NAEP by copying and pasting these links into your browser: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf
https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/parents/

OUR MID-SCHOOL YEAR REPORT ON THE ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

Please see the attached Mid-School Year Report on Donations and Pledges to the Annual Giving Campaign. We are happy to report that as of January, we have raised $118,000 in donations and pledges. We are grateful for both the contributions to our school and the promises to contribute by April of this year. If you did not make a donation at Registration time, there is no time like the present to make that donation. You may bring your donations directly to the School Office. Please remember that we have always asked for a contribution amount that is good for you and your family. Please join all of the other families and friends of St. Mark’s and we will include your name on the next update. If you have any questions, please contract Ms. Kubasek at tkubasek@stmarks.ws. And thank you for your support of our school.

SAVE THE DATE!

This year, auditions for the May 2019 Talent Show will be held on one day only, Saturday, April 13, 2019. Please save the date, as no other auditions will take place- no exceptions. On this day, the auditions will start early in the morning and will continue through the afternoon as needed. Sign-up forms will be distributed at a later date. Thank you!

SNACK SHACK

The Snack Shack will be open EVERYDAY AFTER SCHOOL from 3:00 -3:45 p.m. We sell Drinks, Food, Snacks and more!! Please help support our 8th graders going on the Washington D.C. trip. We are located outside the Gym underneath the stairs.

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.

8TH GRADE RECOMMENDATIONS

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.

Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday - 7:45 a.m. 5th-8th Grade Prayer Groups
February 5th - 3rd Quarter Midterms sent home
February 7th - 8:30 a.m. Booster Club Meeting
February 11th - LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE
February 12th - 2019-2020 Enrollment begins –
February 14th - Kindergarten Information Luncheon & Tour – 12:00 pm check in – 12:30 pm Lunch
February 15th - 12:00 Noon – K-8th Grade Dismissal – Teacher In Service Afternoon
February 18th - PRESIDENTS’ DAY NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE
February 24th - Kindergarten Sings at SML Church 9:00 a.m. service

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.