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Newsletter 02/04/2020

FEBRUARY TUITION

February tuition is now due. You will have until Friday, February 7th  to pay the tuition without a late fee.  A $15 late fee will be added on Tuesday, February 11th .  We accept cash, check and billpay set up with your bank.

IT IS COLD & FLU SEASON  

Only well students should attend school.  If a student has a fever of 100 degrees or higher, they must remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol.  Our goal is to keep St. Mark’s a healthy campus.

“THE LION KING” LAWN STAKES – ON SALE NOW! BUY ONE AND EARN RELAXED DRESS!

Show your support for the St. Mark’s Youth Theatre by purchasing a personalized “The Lion King” lawn stake. These will be displayed on campus during all five performances and are yours to take home with you after the final show on Sunday, April 5. Orders are due by Friday, March 6. Check out the flyer in this week’s Family Information email to see how you can earn a relaxed dress day on MONDAY, APRIL 6 just by purchasing one!!!! Thank you for supporting the St. Mark’s Youth Theatre drama program!

LEADERSHIP DAYS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH AND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH

Thursday, February 6th (students wear RED shirt)

Friday, February 7th (students wear BLUE shirt)

GUEST SPEAKER:  http://a-motivational.com

Alex Montoya is a business owner, international speaker, and published author. He is the proud business owner of AMOtivational Communications: Motivational Presentations & Communication Consulting.  Alex is dedicated to creating lasting solutions for his clients by delivering motivational presentations and inspiring them to overcome any obstacle they may face as a corporation or as an individual.

 

Alex Montoya is also an accomplished author. He was one of the first San Diegans mainstreamed from special-education in 1980, a feat that earned him a spot in the San Diego Unified School District “Hall of Fame” in 2013.  Alex is the former Manager of Latino Affairs for the San Diego Padres where he oversaw the team’s outreach and charitable programs to the Latino community in San Diego County and Mexico.

K-4th: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Feb. 6th)

5th-8th: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Feb. 6th)

 Alex Montoya

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL AGED STUDENTS 

Beginning February 12th  and through February 26, 2020, current preschoolers may be re-enrolled for the 2020- 2021 school year. If you have a child ready to start preschool, enrollment begins February 12th . As of February 27th, we will fill any available preschool spaces with new incoming students. In the past, we have been at capacity by the end of the school year (May 2020) or earlier. Our goal is to give top priority to siblings of current students. To ensure that your child may attend SML Preschool, we strongly encourage you to enroll in a timely manner before we open the enrollment to the public. If you have multiple children to enroll either in the elementary, preschool, or both, it absolutely makes enrollment easier for the Office if you enroll them all at the same time.  We can the ensure that you get the proper tuition reduction for your family.

ST. MARK'S TEACHER AND STAFF TEA

Our annual teacher and staff appreciation luncheon to thank our teachers and staff for all their hard work throughout the year is taking place on MONDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.  We need help from our St. Mark's families to make this event a success. Please sign up to volunteer your time and your delicious food donations for the upcoming Teachers’ Tea and show your appreciation for all that they do for our children, our families, and the St. Mark’s community.  We are looking for parent and/or family member volunteers to help with set-up, food service, playground supervision and clean-up, as well as food donations. This is an excellent way to get those last few family commitment hours before the April 30 deadline. Please refer to the attached Teacher Tea Flyer for more information and contact Tanya Yee at smlteacherstea@gmail.com with any questions, volunteer sign-ups and food contributions.

6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH : ANNUAL CAML (CALIFORNIA MATH LEAGUE) MATH COMPETITIONS

Tuesday, February 25, 2020. 7:00 A.M. (7th and 8th)/3:30 PM (6th).

Sign-Up/Information forms can be picked up this week from their math teachers. You can find past contest samples posted on St. Mark’s website (Blackboard) to prepare for this competition. www.stmarks.ws.  “Students” tab. “CAML Math Competition” page.

This competition is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, but students must sign up to compete. Sign-Up/Information form must be turned in to Ms. Wampler (6th)/Mr. Ossa or Mrs. Lee (7th and 8th) by Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

7TH GRADE PARENTS: CATALINA TRIP DEPOSIT/BALANCE INFORMATION

$580 Balance and health forms due Friday, February 21st

DONATE TO THE ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

Your donation allows us to continue our mission here at St. Mark’s – to educate your sons and daughters, to inspire them to be life-long learners, complex thinkers, responsible citizens, and faithful servants of God. Thank you for joining us in our mission by contributing to the Annual Giving Campaign. If you don’t remember your pledge amount and/or due date, please contact Tina Kubasek at tkubasek@stmarks.ws or Claudia Villanueva at cvillanueva@stmarks.ws.

MINI MEGA BANK

There will be no Mega Bank on February 6th,  due to leadership days activities. We’ll open again as normal on February 13th.

ST. MARK’S BEANIES ARE HERE!!!

We just got our St. Mark’s beanies! please come in to the School Office and buy yours for $15

SCHOOL TOURS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Our school tours for the 2020-2021 school year Began in early January.  If you have any friends interested in SML, please have them contact the School Office to set up a tour appointment

 

 SAVE THE DATE FOR THE TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS! 

The Talent Show audition sign-up forms are included in the weekly family emails for your convenience or available in the office. The auditions for the May 2020 Talent Show will be held on one day only, Saturday, April 25, 2020. Please save the date, as no other auditions will take place - no exceptions. On this day, the auditions will start early in the morning and will continue through the afternoon as needed. Please direct any questions to Ms. Lopez. mlopez@stmarks.ws Thank you! 

TAX LETTERS/FLEX SPENDING

If you will be needing any kind of accounting or letters stating your previous year’s expenses, please submit your request to the Office and allow up to two weeks to receive your statement.

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

SPORTS UPDATE: FEBRUARY 4, 2020

The 8th boys finished second in their home tournament losing to the perennial powerhouse, Salem Lutheran. The 5/6 girls held their own against the SML varsity in a game that replaced their cancelled contest with Mt. Calvary. The varsity girls, 7th boys, and 8th boys all remain undefeated in league action heading into the third week of the season.

 

 Sports Scores

sports scores

This Week’s Games

Tuesday, February 4

            7th Boys Home vs. Shield of Faith 3:30

            7/8 Girls Home vs. Shield of Faith 4:30

Wednesday, February 5

            6th Boys Home vs. Shield of Faith 3:30

            5/6 Girls Home vs. Shield of Faith 4:30

 

 

Thursday, February 6

            7th Boys vs. 8th Boys 3:30

            7/8 Girls vs. Emmaus 4:30

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Every Tuesday

7:45 a.m. 5th-8th Grade Prayer Groups

February 4th

3rd Quarter Midterms sent home

February 6

8:30 a.m. Booster Club Meeting

February 10

LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE

February 13

Kindergarten Information Luncheon & Tour – 12:00 pm check in – 12:30 pm Lunch

February 17

PRESIDENTS’ DAY NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE

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.

If you need time for meditation or prayer in the church or side chapel, please contact Francoise in the church.

 

Attachments

February Lunch Menu

Drama Lawn Stake Order Form

What Are We Creating

8th Grade Fundraiser

8th Grade Baby Pictures

Kindergarten Science Program

Talent Show Audition Permission Slips

Teacher's Tea Parent Flyer