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Newsletter 10/1/2019


October tuition is now due. Tuition may be paid in the School Office with a check or cash. If you will be using monthly
Day Care this month it can be paid with your tuition. You may also schedule bill pay through your bank. Tuition paid on
October 11th or later will be charged a $15.00 late payment fee.


The October Booster Club Meeting will be this Thursday, October 3rd at 8:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Bring your
Family Commitment Card to receive 1 hour of Family Commitment Time.


We will be holding a used uniform sale this Thursday during the Booster Meeting from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Shirts are $5. Sweaters and jackets are $10. We accept cash and check only.
All proceeds from the Used Uniform Sales go to the Booster Club.


"ARCTIC ADVENTURE BOOK FAIR: Snow Much to Read!" is the theme for our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair to be
held in the library October 3-11. It will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. except for the afternoon of Friday,
October 11 when it will close promptly at 2:00 p.m. for pack-up. PARENTS: We are featuring the Classroom Wish List
program and will have gift certificates for teachers and students. REMINDER: Please add 9.5% to all purchases at the


• Tickets for the Auction may be purchased online Tickets
are $65.00 per person that includes a catered dinner.
• Donations from YOU are needed! We need donations from you to make our fundraiser a success. Please donate
items you would be interested in purchasing at an auction. Start by uploading the specifics of your donation at Then, print your receipt, affix it to your donation and bring it to the School
Office. Don’t worry about wrapping because the Booster Club parents will do that for you. Please don’t wait until
the last minute to support our Auction.
• Advertising in our printed Program.
Parents, do you have a business you would like to promote at SML? We have an advertisement opportunity for
you. Our guests use our printed program all evening because it is used as the bidding number for the Live Auction
and it directs guests to their assigned tables. Program advertisements, full-page color, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, may be
purchased at our Silent Auction website for $300.00.
The first step is to purchase an ad at “Advertising Order” and provide your contact information at The second step is to email your receipt and your artwork in a highresolution print-ready PDF to Christopher Birtja at
Orders must be submitted by no later than October 28, 2019.
• 8th Graders – Earn Community Service Hours at the Auction!
We need 8th Graders to work for the Booster Club at the Silent Auction. In return, you will earn Community
Service Hours. The only requirement is that at least one of your parents must purchase a Silent Auction ticket and
be in attendance for the entire event. Using an iPad, you will sell raffle tickets, refill beverage dispensers, help
guests find their table, and you must clean up after the event. You will be under the direction of Ms. Marti
Rendon. We will feed you an early dinner before the event starts at 5:00 p.m. If your parent(s) have purchased a
Silent Auction ticket and you want to volunteer, please email Ms. Kubasek at Please
provide your first and last name. We are counting on your help and you will have a great time seeing the Auction
in action! And, maybe, your parents will bid on something for you!


**For both competitions, please check out past years’ competition samples on Blackboard, SML website - /
“Students” tab.
8th Graders Only: 2019 AMC 8 (American Mathematics Competitions)
November 12, 2019, Tuesday, 6:45 A.M. (Please note that this is the day after the Veterans Day holiday). This
competition is open to all 8th graders only, but you must sign up to participate. It is held on campus in the Spanish
classroom. If you are interested in participating, you must pick up the Information/Sign-up form from Mrs. Lee. The
completed form must be turned in by October 4, Friday to Mrs. Lee.
7th and 8th Graders: 2019 Damien High School Math Competition
October 26, 2019, Saturday. 8:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M. at Damien High School in La Verne. This is a team competition.
A team must have four students, but applying does not guarantee that you will be selected as a team member. Mr. Ossa
will decide on the number of teams and their members from all the applicants. If you are interested in applying, you must
pick up Information/Application form from Mr. Ossa. The completed form must be turned in by October 4, Friday to
Mr. Ossa.


Parents, St. Mark’s is a SMOKE FREE CAMPUS. This means No Smoking or Vaping at any time, which includes
weekends and after school hours.
If your child will be picked up early from school by another parent, please notify the Office prior to the pick up
time. This includes parents that are already on your emergency card.
Please DO NOT park in the parking stalls that are reserved for Church. They are reserved for Church
members who drop in at different times during the day.


Parents may drop off a completed SCRIP order form with payment at any time during school Office hours. The orders
will be filled within two days, if we have the correct SCRIP on hand. If we need to place an order, it will be
approximately two weeks for your order to be ready for pickup.
Scrip Hours Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.


Please remember to send your students to school with a reusable water container. We have several refilling stations
around school dispensing cold water. Let’s set an example of reducing our use of plastic water bottles.


Veterans Day November 11th
Thanksgiving Break November 27th -29th
Christmas Break December 19th – January 3rd
Easter Break April 10th – 17th

Upcoming Events
Every Tuesday 7:45 A.M. 5th-8th Grade Prayer Groups
Sept. 30-Oct 4th 6th Grade at El Camino Pines
Oct. 3rd- 11th SML Fall Book Fair
Oct. 3rd 8:30 a.m. Booster Club Meeting in the Fireside Room
October 6th 7:30 a.m. SML Breast Cancer Walk
October 13th 9:00 a.m. 1st Grade Sings in Church
October 14th 6:30 p.m. High School Information Night
October 17th 11:30 a.m. Dismissal K-8th Grade 12:30-6:00 p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 18th 11:30 a.m. Dismissal K-8th Grade 12:30-3:00 p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 22nd Make up Picture Day K-8th Grade
October 25th 5:30 p.m. SML Carnival
October 27th 8th Grade Sings at St. Mark’s Church


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.
Youth Group 6th-8th Grade – Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.