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Newsletter 11/12/19

NOVEMBER TUITION AND DAY CARE

November tuition is now past due. Tuition may be paid in the School Office with a check or cash. Tuition paid today, November 12th, or later, will be charged a $15.00 late payment fee.

 

SILENT AUCTION UPDATE FROM SILENT AUCTION CHAIRPERSONS

Our Silent Auction Chairpersons, Glory Hammes and Winnie Lim Takesue are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday night at the Auction. The parents on the Silent Auction Committee have been working hard to make it a fun evening for all. A Email blast was sent out this morning with information. If you have any questions regarding the Auction, please contact the School Office. Buy your tickets today! https://stmarkls.ejoinme.org/tickets

 

DOUBLE FAMILY COMMITMENT HOURS OFFERED

We will give you double Family Commitment Hours if you help us tidy the Gym after the Live Auction is over. We have a crew of 8th Graders helping us but if you could stay and help us for an hour (or less), we would be most appreciative. Please email Ms. Kubasek at tkubasek@stmarks.ws. Thank you.

 

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 FUNDRAISER MOVIE NIGHT – DECEMBER 6TH

Tickets are now on sale before and after school every day for this fun event. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE WITH IMPORTANT DISMISAL TIMES

Monday – November 25th K-8th Grade 12:00 noon Dismisal – Afternoon Teacher In Service

Tuesday – November 26th K-8th Grade 12:00 noon Dismisal - Afternoon Teacher In Service

Wednesday -Friday November 27th – 29th NO SCHOOL OR DAY CARE – HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Enjoy your time with family and friends.

 

SNACK SHACK IS NOW OPEN AFTER SCHOOL 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.

 

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 ROBOTICS

 

COMPETITION AT WILSON HIGH SCHOOL

Students presented the idea of a pneumatic elevator to help our school become a fully accessiable campus. Their project was multi-tiered with the first elevator to be placed at the back stairs to Nesheim Hall. Eventually the idea would be to add one to the gym and Scott Hall as well. Audrey Bae, John Lugo, Seth Guerrero and Anaisa Mota-Ramirez led the research and presentation of this project. Robot design and programming was led by Frederick Cheung, Marcus Lin, Alexander Yang, and Nathaniel Pereda. Finally, the core values presentation was led by Marcus Lin with John Lugo and Frederick Chueng assisting.

Five rounds of competition to complete various missions.

Round 1: Frederick & Alex Yang scored 110

Round 2: Frederick & Nathanael scored 110

Round 3: Alex Yang & John Lugo scored 150

Round 4: Anaisa & Nathanael scored 170

Round 5: John and Seth scored 195!

Overall, we finished 11th place out of 24 teams. The 7th graders really took the lead after the first two rounds and started programming the robot to do extra missions with less than an hour of down time in between the rounds. We’ve never had a team be able to program with such ease knowing we had already scored our projected total of 110. The freedom to create a new “plan of attack,” brought out their creativity and the hard work paid off! It was fun watching this group of 8 students - three 8th graders and five 7th graders work together while having fun and working to strive for a higher score than we already had achieved!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Every Tuesday 7:45 A.M. 5th-8th Grade Prayer Groups

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

December 3rd 7:00 p.m. 5th & 6th Grade Christmas Program

December 5th 8:30 a.m. Booster Club Meeting in the Fireside Room

December 5th 7:00 p.m. K-2nd Grade Christmas Program

December 6th 6:00-8:30 p.m. 8th Grade Fundraiser movie night “Peter Rabbit”

December 10th 7:00 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Christmas Program

December 11th SML and St. John Vianney Knights of Columbus Annual Toy Drive

December 12th 7:00 p.m. 3rd & 4th Grade Christmas Program

December 13th 10:45 a.m. Geography Bee

December 16th 5th-8th Grade Finals with a 12:00 noon dismissal for 5th-8th only

December 17th 5th-8th Grade Finals with a 12:00 noon dismissal for 5th-8th only

December 18th Classroom Parties with a 11:30 a.m. Dismisal – Beginning of Christmas Vacation

December 19-20th NO SCHOOL – DAY CARE OPEN

December 23-27th NO SCHOOL – NO DAY CARE

December 30th NO SCHOOL – DAY CARE OPEN

December 31st NO SCHOOL - NO DAY CARE

January 1st NO SCHOOL – NO DAY CARE

January 2-3rd NO SCHOOL – DAY CARE OPEN

January 6th School Resumes

 

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.