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Newsletter 4/9/2019

"Mary anointed JESUS’ feet, and wiped them with her hair" John 12:3

APRIL TUITION

April tuition is now due. You will have until 4:00 P.M. tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th ,
to pay without a late fee.

OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT FROM 7:00 TO 8:30 P.M.

Tonight is our annual Open House. This is your opportunity to visit your child’s classroom. The students are very excited to show off their best work. This is also a good time to visit the classrooms of your child’s next grade level. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open in the Library. Take advantage of stocking up on summer reading selections for your child and maybe purchasing a book for your child’s classroom library. We look forward to seeing you tonight!

Our 55th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WAS A BIG SUCCESS!

On Friday, April 5th, our students and staff celebrated St. Mark’s 55th Anniversary. There were gifts for each student, a pizza lunch, a photo booth, Uncle Sam on stilts (he was a juggler too!), a water dunking tank for the brave staff members, and popsicles at the end of the day. Students started the day by touring each classroom where they received a small gift. Our School Board members commented on how polite our students behaved. The special commemorative gift was a stuffed animal – of course, it was an adorable St. Mark’s Lion. It was a memorable way to honor our 55th Anniversary as a school.
Thank you to all of the parents, our School Board members, and our staff for making the day run smoothly and for making the day fun for our students.

THIS WEEK APRIL 8-12TH NEW SOCK DRIVE/EARN A RELAXED DRESS DAY

Works of Power- is a non-profit organization with multiple programs whose primary purpose it to impact and empower individuals to positively transform their culture. Student Council has partnered with WOP, hosting a week long sock drive for the homeless from April 8-12. Each student who brings in 6 pairs of "new adult socks," will earn a relaxed dress day, next Monday, April 15th
You may bring multiple packages of 6 pairs of socks, but the maximum number of relaxed dress days you will earn is one day.

TIME TO HONOR YOUR PLEDGES TO THE ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

This is our friendly reminder that we are wrapping up this year’s Annual Giving Campaign. This means that we need your promised donation made during the 2018 Registration period. Please bring your donation to the School Office. If you’ve not made a pledge, this is your chance to support our school. There is still time for you to be included on our Donor poster. Do you have a graduating 8th Grader? We’ve highlighted the names of our 8th Graders whose parents have donated. You can still be a part of that 8th Grade group as well. Questions? Please contact Ms. Kubasek at tkubasek@stmarks.ws. Thank you!

SPRING BOOK FAIR

"DINO-MITE BOOK FAIR: Stomp, Chomp, and Read!" is the theme for the Scholastic Book Fair currently being held in the library until Wednesday, April 10. It is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except for the afternoon of Wednesday, April 10 when it will close promptly at 2:00 p.m. for pack-up. It will also be open during Open House on Tuesday, April 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
PARENTS: We are featuring the Classroom Wish List program. REMINDER: Please add 9.5% to all purchases at the fair.

7TH GRADE PARENTS- IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM DR. CLARK

If you were unable to attend the 2020 8th Grade East Coast Trip Meeting, please pick up forms from Joyce in the office.

FAMILY COMMITMENT HOURS – 15 Hours

Parents, Tuesday, April 30th is the deadline to turn in your completed Family Commitment Hours white card in order for you to qualify for the reimbursement. The card listing 15 volunteer hours must be signed and submitted to the School Office. Thank you
4th and 5th GRADES: CAML (California Math League) MATH COMPETITION
The 4th and 5th CAML contest will be offered to all students during math class on the following dates:
4th Grade: April 16, 2019, Tuesday. 5th Grade: May 3, 2019, Friday.
7th and 8th Grades: Algebra 1 CAML (California Math League) Competition
April 16, 2019, Tuesday. 6:55 A.M.

MEDICAL NOTES

If your child brings a medical note from either a parent or a 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.

Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday - 7:45 A.M. 5th-8th Grade Prayer Groups
April1-10th - "Dino-Mite" Spring Book Fair in the Library
April 9th - 6:00 P.M. Sac/San Francisco Trip Meeeting for 5th Grade parents
7:00 P.M. - K- 8th Grade Open House begins in the Gym
April 16th - 7:00 P.M. Band and Bell Concert
April 18th - 11:30 A.M. Dismissal for K-8th Grade
April 19th - GOOD FRIDAY – SCHOOL AND DAYCARE CLOSED
April 21st - Easter Sunday
April 22-26th - EASTER VACATION – NO SCHOOL / DAYCARE OPEN 6:30 A.M. -6:00 P.M.
April 29th - School Resumes

SML SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

Basketball camps for 1st - 3rd grade and 4th - 8th grade

Volleyball camp for 5th - 8th grade

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.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LENTEN SERVICES – Every Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.