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Newsletter 5/7/2019

“LORD, you know all things; you know that I love you” John 21:17

MAY DAYCARE

The month of May daycare payments can be made in the school office this week.
FYI – Your May tuition payment was paid last August during registration so NO tuition payment is due this month.

LUNCH TICKETS

As of tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th, we will have 11 lunch days left. Please keep this in mind when you purchase lunch tickets. You may want to check with your child’s teacher to see how many lunches they have left before you purchase.
K - 4th Grade - 10 lunches $37.50 and 5 lunches $18.75
5th – 8th Grade - 10 lunches $40.00 and 5 lunches $20.00

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!

SML SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

Summer School enrollment packets are available online.
Our Summer School is full of fun activities and fieldtrips. So hurry in before our classes fill!

GET YOUR VERY OWN COPY OF “THE ADDAMS FAMILY” DVD!

Stop by the school office to pick up your own copy of the St. Mark’s Youth Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family”! Relive the magic as you watch the SML students bring the story to life on the stage, sing along to your favorite numbers from the show, and enjoy the never-before-seen extra footage. DVDs are only $15 and can be purchased in the school office. THANK YOU for supporting the St. Mark’s Youth Theatre!!!

HELP NEEDED FOR SILENT AUCTION

The Silent Auction team is seeking a volunteer to help with digital posters - no major artistry needed - just good digital pictures. Using MS Word and digital pictures, the team is seeking a Silent Auction Chair to organize the digital posters and advertisers. This will require 20-30 hrs for out next auction in November 2019. If you are interested in helping, please contact Glory Hammes at gdh7055@gmail.com or 562-572-7799. Thank you so much.

SML SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

Attached in this email are the sign up sheets for SML Summer Sports Camps.

MEDICAL – PLEASE PICK UP YOUR MEDICATIONS

If your child WILL NOT be attending Summer School, you will need to pick up any medicine that you have left in the school office for this school year by Thursday, May 23rd. Students who are attending Summer School may leave their mediciaton in the school office until summer school is over. New Medication forms will need to be filled out with the new medication for next year. Any medicine not picked up with be disposed of properly.

BOOSTER CLUB POSITION FOR TWO PARENTS TO CHAIR – USED UNIFORM SALES

We are very proud of the way that we recycle Used Uniforms here at St. Mark’s. We sell t-shirts and sweatshirts to parents at a reduced price. It is just another way to model reusing items to our students. Are you interested in chairing the sale of Used Uniforms? We are looking for two (2) parents to chair this effort. You would be in charge of selling the Used Uniforms at monthly Booster Club meetings in the mornings, one evening meeting, and a few additional days during the school year. Ms. Kubasek has a detailed description of the position so please contact her for the information.
Tkubasek@stmarks.ws.

PRACTICE FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST (HSPT)

Saturday, May18th @ Loyola High School –9:00 a.m.
This practice exam is offered to help promote students’ confidence next year when applying to Students currently enrolled in the 7th Grade may take a pre-HSPT at Loyola High School at 9:00 a.m. on Catholic high schools. Standardized testing is distinct from the HSPT so this will provide students with an understanding of the test content, pacing and structure. Both boys and girls may take advantage of taking the practice test. Students will receive a comprehensive scoring report from the Scholastic Testing Service identifying strengths and areas for improvement. The fee is $20.00 and you may contact Heath Utley at hutley@loyolahs.edu for information. This link provides information on the two-part registration process that must be completed in advance: https://www.loyolahs.edu/pre-hspt-exam/?preview=true

SMLC VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 3rd - 7th, 2019 6:00 - 8:30 P.M.
Ready for an epic African adventure that engages the whole herd? At our “Roar” Vacation Bible School, kids will explore and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through the wildlife at St. Mark’s
Lutheran Church.

“Children are encouraged to attend and have fun as they learn more about God and the Bible. If you love to sing, dance, eat yummy treats, and make fun crafts, come join us for an exciting week at VBS!” says VBS Chairperson Christine Birtja
Save time! Register online:
https://vbspro.events/p/smlvbs

MOTHER’S DAY SUNDAY, MAY 12TH

Looking for a church to worship together with your family on Mother’s Day? St. Mark’s invites you to our 9:00 a.m. service. We will have a special photo presentation of Mothers and their children. We invite you to send in your picture of you and your mom or you and your children to Carolyn Collosi at ccollosi14@gmail.com by Friday, May 10th . It will be fun for your kids to see themselves and you up on the big screen. Please list all names of everyone in the photo so their names can be added.

Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday - 7:45 A.M. 5th-8th Grade Prayer Groups
May 8th-May 17th - 8th Grade East Coast Trip
May 16-17th - 5th Grade Sacramento/San Francisco Trip
May 19th - 8th Grade Baccalaureate 10:00 a.m. St. Mark’s Church
Arrive promply at 9:15 a.m. SML Library
May 20th - 5-7th Grade Finals with a 12:00 noon dismissal
May 20th - 7:00 p.m. 8th Grade Awards in SMLC
May 21st - 5-7th Grade Finals – K-4th Track & Field Day – 1:00 pm K-7th Grade Talent Show
May 22nd - 5-7th Grade Activity Day - 7:30 p.m. 8th Grade Graduation
May 23rd - 8:45 a.m. K-7th Grade Awards
May 23rd - 11:30 a.m. K-7th Grade Dismissal –Last Day of School
May 28th - First day of Summer School

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.