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Newsletter 11/5/19

NOVEMBER TUITION AND DAY CARE

November 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. Please note that the 10th is a Sunday. Your payment will be considered late after 4:00 p.m. on November 8th. Tuition paid on November 12th, or later, will be charged a $15.00 late payment fee.

 

SML BOOSTER MEETING – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th at 8:30 a.m.

All parents/guardians are invited to attend our monthly Booster Club meeting this Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room. You will hear important updates about our Silent Auction. The Auction Committee Chairs, Glory Hammes and Winnie Lim Takesue, will explain where they need help in preparing for the event up until and including the day of the event. There may be a small task that you can take on that will earn you Family Commitment Hours. Please stop by for coffee and pastries this coming Thursday morning. Bring your Family Commitment card with you.

 

USED UNIFORM SALE

There will be a Used Uniform Sale today, Tuesday, November 5th after school until 3:45 p.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. Email at yfchew@gmail.com

 

VETERANS DAY -NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE

Monday, November 11th, there will be NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE.

 

SILENT AUCTION UPDATES

· Buy your tickets today! https://stmarkls.ejoinme.org/tickets Come together as a group of friends to celebrate and support our school. Your ticket purchase by November 8th is important because we have to finalize our catering and rental orders this week.

· Sponsors Receive Auction Tickets! Your sponsorship of the Auction starting at the $500 Lion level entitles you to two (2) tickets. The $1,000 Bronze Sponsorship entitles you to four (4) tickets; the $1,500 Silver Sponsorship entitles you to six (6) tickets; the $2,500 Gold Sponsorship entitles you to eight (8) tickets; and a $5,000 Platinum Sponsorship entitles you to ten (10) tickets. You may also sponsor the auction at the $100 and $250 levels for recognition.

· 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!

 

SML FALL CARNIVAL UPDATE FROM MATTHEW GARZA

I would like to send out a BIG Thank You to everyone who helped with making the 2019 St. Marks Fall Carnival a success. The event was well attended with beautiful decorated booths by each classroom, tasty baked goods for the cake walk and plenty of candy and prizes. A HUGE thank you to our sponsors and Mrs Anna Hugo and her helpers who handcrafted our sponsor banners.

Classroom Booth Winners

1st place -2nd Grade

2nd Place -3rd Grade

3rd Place – 5th Grade

2019 Sponsors

Nekter Juice Bar-Whittier

Taco Ready-Baldwin Park

The Rizk Family (Olivia,John & Kate)

The Beecher Family (Thomas Beecher)

The Chaaya Family (Camille Chaaya)

Alion Home Inc The Galvez Family (Kristina Class of 2020)

The Perez Family (Isla and Ava Perez)

1st Reliable Maintenance (Ethan Mancia)

Think Fit Private Training

St Marks Booster Club

A special Thank you to Matthew Garza for chairing the Fall Carnival for the 2nd year in a row. You did a fantastic job, the students had a wonderful time, parents enjoyed watching their children have fun with all the games.

 

ORDER YOUR “LION KING” MERCHANDISE NOW!

"The Lion King" t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags are now available to pre-order! Drop by the school office to see various sample sizes of both t-shirts, the pull-over sweatshirt, and the tote bag. Ensure that your child can participate in the drama classroom competition on Wednesday, April 1, where we'll see which class has the highest percentage of students wearing "The Lion King” t-shirts and sweatshirts. The K-4th and 5th-8th classes with the most participation will win front row seats for the matinee shows on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2. Order forms are included in the weekly family emails and in the office.

 

ATTENTION: THERE WILL BE NO DRAMA ITEMS FOR SALE “OFFTHE-RACK” THIS YEAR, SO PRE-ORDER YOURS NOW!

All merchandise will be delivered in January 2020. Thank you for your support of the St. Mark's Youth Theatre!

 

UPCOMING FOOD DRIVE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th & RELAXED DRESS DAY

Every student who brings in a minimum of three (3) food items may come to school that day in Relaxed Dress on Wednesday, November 20th . This is our chance as a community to help people in need. What do we need the most? First, check the expiration dates. Secondly, do not choose anything in a glass jar because we cannot accept those donations. Super important. Then, we need cereal, canned tuna, canned meats, refried pinto beans, spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, peanut butter and dry pasta. *Parents, do you need Family Commitment Hours? We need drivers to the Action Food Pantry in West Covina that day. You too can have relaxed dress! Just kidding. We do need help so please call the School Office to volunteer as a driver.

 

8th GRADE SNACK SHACK PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

Is your 8th grader going on the 8th Grade East Coast trip? Would you like to offset the cost? The 8th Grade trip Snack Shack Fundraising is officially underway and runs from November 12, 2019 through March 27, 2020. Adults are needed to man the Shack Shack from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. each day. Students also have the opportunity to work and earn funds. Please note the Snack Shack cannot open on any given day unless we have 2 ADULTS signed up to work. If interested in participating. please email Nancy White at nlbwhite@gmail.com.

 

SCRIP

The holidays are rapidly approaching. Get a head start on shopping and stop by the Scrip Room to purchase or place an order. Don’t run out of time to get the things you need while fulfilling your mandatory Scrip obligation. Please be reminded that if placing an order, it takes approximately two weeks to process. Thank you!

Scrip Hours Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

 

MATH COMPETION AT DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL

Note: Some results may appear different from the day of competition results due to tiebreakers incorporated at the end of the competition.

7th Medley Boys

William Zhang 3rd place

Alexander Yang 4th place

8th Medley Boys

Max Mendoza 5th place

7th Grade Super Quiz Bowl

2nd Place

Nora Penuela

William Zhang

Raymond Jiang

Nathanael Pereda

Overall Team Winner 7th Grade Classification

1st Place:

Nora Penuela

William Zhang

Raymond Jiang

Nathanael Pereda

2nd Place:

Seth Guerrero

John Lugo

Anaisa Mota-Ramirez

Alexander Yang

Overall Team Winner 8th Grade Classification

3rd Place:

Matthew Aceves

Max Mendoza

Frederick Cheung

Kasey Lee

Honorable mention to Chigozie Obinwanne, Chloe Cho, Charlotte Ao, Victoria Rojas, and Marcus Lin for scoring very well across all exams.

 

SML WINTER HOST FAMILES NEEDED

"Spend your winter with Korean students for 3 and 7 weeks" Jan, 11th - Feb. 1st 2020 (3 weeks) Jan. 11th - Feb. 28th 2020 (7 weeks) Host families are needed to provide room and board for Korean students from ages 10 to 15. Students will be attending school Monday – Friday with field trips on Saturdays Become a host family to share your love and give a wonderful, exciting experience to these exceptional students. Contact: Mia Kim (714)403-9853 or miakim0637@gmail.com

 

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.

 

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

November 7th 8:30 a.m. Booster Club Meeting in the Fireside Room

November 11th Veterans Day NO SCHOOL OR DAY CARE

November 16th SML Silent Auction

November 20th SML Food Bank Food Drive

November 25&26 K-8th Grade 12:00 Noon Dismissal – Afternoon Teacher In Service

November 27-29 Thanksgiving Days – NO SCHOOL OR DAY CARE

 

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.