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Newsletter 10/8/2019

OCTOBER TUITION AND MONTHLY DAY CARE
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.

 

BOOK FAIR
"ARCTIC ADVENTURE BOOK FAIR: Snow Much to Read!" is the theme for our Scholastic Book Fair currently being
held in the library until Friday, October 11. It is 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 have gift certificates for teachers and students. REMINDER: Please add 9.5% to all purchases at the fair.

 

ST. MARK’S ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT
Our 26th Annual High School Information Night is next Monday, October 14, 2019. This event will be held in the gym
from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Sixth to eighth grade students and their parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend. It is a
great opportunity for students to meet representatives and student ambassadors from 30 high schools to help guide them
toward making exciting and important decisions about their future. The English teachers are offering extra credit for
attending so please be sure to check in at the entrance before going in!

 

SILENT AUCTION UPDATES
Early Bird Raffle Prize for Auction Tickets bought on line.

We will present a $150 Cheesecake Factory gift card to the raffle winner who purchases auction tickets by October 28th. The winner will
be announced in the 10/29/2019 Family Newsletter. Go to https://stmarkls.ejoinme.org/31stAnnualSilentAuction.
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 https://stmarkls.ejoinme.org/donate. 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. https://stmarkls.ejoinme.org/advertising
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 https://stmarkls.ejoinme.org/advertising. The second step is to email your receipt and your artwork in a highresolution print-ready PDF to Christopher Birtja at smls.advertising@gmail.com.
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 tkubasek@stmarks.ws. 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!

 

USED UNIFORM SALE – 10/15
There will be a used uniform sale on Tuesday, October 15th from 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Shirts are
$5. Sweaters and jackets are $10. We accept cash and check only.
We welcome any parents who want to help us during the sale for family commitment hours.

 

GET READY FOR SML CARNIVAL
Friday, October 25th is coming up and we look forward to a great Carnival this year! Make sure to read today’s flyer
which will give you all the details on how to participate, get tickets and how to ear commitment hours.
CANDY!! We need a bag of individually wrapped candy per child! No bubble gum or blow pops!

 

SCRIP
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.

 

STUDENTS MUST BRING REUSABLE WATER CONTAINERS TO SCHOOL
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.

 

SML CANCER WALK THANK YOU
Thank you to staff, parents, students and friends who came out on Sunday and walked. We had 75 walkers and have
raised $5,505 towards our goal of $6,000. Thank you to everyone who support us and The American Cancer Society.

 

FACEBOOK
We have a new Facebook Page. Please like this page to get updates on campus happenings
https://www.facebook.com/St-Marks-Lutheran-School-121274892605911/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Every Tuesday 7:45 A.M. 5th-8th Grade Prayer Groups
Oct. 3rd- 11th SML Fall Book Fair
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

 

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