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Newsletter 5/14/2019

“I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me…I lay down my life for the sheep” John 1-:14-15

FINAL OUTSTANDING BALANCES AND MAY DAYCARE

Please check with the Office for any outstanding charges. If your children will be attending Day Care in May, please stop by the Office to settle all outstanding balances.
Please note that students' Report Cards are held on May 23rd until all outstanding charges are paid in full.

LUNCH TICKETS

As of tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15th, we will have 6 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 - 5 lunches $18.75 5th – 8th Grade - 5 lunches $20.00

The CONCLUSION OF OUR ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN AND DONOR POSTER

We are finalizing our Annual Giving Campaign Poster acknowledging all who have generously contributed to St. Mark’s. Our mid-term Donor Poster (in blue) reflected those who had either pledged or donated. Our final Donor Poster will reflect only the names of the families who have made their donations in full. We especially like the new feature this year listing the names of the graduating 8th Graders, Class of 2019, whose families made a contribution. We would like to see everyone’s name on the Poster so please make sure that your donation has been fulfilled by this week. 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 to enroll before our classes fill!

LOST AND FOUND

Lost and Found will be out in the center courtyard, Wednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16th.
Please check for any missing items.
This will be the FINAL LOST AND FOUND for the school year.

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

The sign up sheets for SML Summer Sports Camps are on our website.

COMPETITION RESULTS FOR THE 2019 CALIFORNIA MATH LEAGUE

Algebra 1 (7th & 8th): Justin-Sulivan Pascual placed in the first place. Brett Brzycki and Jeff Sun tied in the second place. Matthew Aceves and Eric Ye tied in the third place.
5th GRADE: Wilson Peng placed in first place. Aiden Ho placed in second place. Benjamin Co, Aaden Chen, and Weiss Lee tied in third place.
4th GRADE: Jerry Yang placed in first place. Tyson Yee placed in second place. Isla Castellon and Shotaro Harada tied in third place.
Congratulations to all Mathletes!

2019-2020 SML SCHOOL CALENDAR CONTEST

Our annual drawing contest for our school calendar will run through the last day of school May 23rd. THE Homeroom teacher Sfor K-7th Grade students will have the paper that students may draw on. Theme thoughts – Once a Lion always a Lion and SML Memories.

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 medications 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.

8TH GRADE EAST COAST TRIP

Our 8th Graders encountered some rain on the East Coast Trip. It has not stopped them from their tours and activities. Here they are laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and at Williamsburg.

7TH GRADE CATALINA PHOTOS

7th Grade returned from a great week at Catalina.

PRACTICE FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST (HSPT)

Saturday, May18th @ Loyola High School –9:00 a.m.
Students currently enrolled in the 7th Grade may take a pre-HSPT at Loyola High School at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18th. This practice exam is offered to help promote students’ confidence next year when applying to 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 -chairperson
Save time! Register online:
https://vbspro.events/p/smlvbs

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
Students MUST arrive promptly 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.