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Newsletter 2/11/2020

FEBRUARY TUITION

February tuition is now past due. A $15 late fee has beeen added to all late payments.  We accept checks, cash and online bill pay

PRESIDENT’S DAY – 02/17/2020

Monday, February 17, 2020 is President’s Day. The School and Daycare will be Closed.

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION LUNCHEON AND TOUR - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020

If you have a child ready for Kindergarten this year, please join us for lunch and a tour this Thursday, February 13, 2020. Please call the school at 626.968.0428 to reserve a seat(s). You will meet the Kindergarten teachers and view our classrooms where your child will start his/her St. Mark’s journey. Check in is 12:00 p.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. We look forward to meeting you.

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!

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 will ensure that you get receive 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 are due on 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

This Thursday, February 13th is Mega Bank Day. Remember, deposits must be at least $5 and bring your deposit book.

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 11, 2020

The 5/6 girls had one of their best outings of the season in their win over the Shield of Faith varsity team. The Lions led the entire game, but the Warriors pulled within two points early in the fourth quarter before the girls went on an eight point run. The 6th grade boys also defeated Shield of Faith with a balanced offensive performance.

 Sports Update  

This Week’s Games

Tuesday, February 11

            7th Boys @ Emmaus, Alhambra 3:30

            7/8 Girls @ Emmaus, Alhambra 4:30

            8th Boys Home vs. Hope 3:30

 

Wednesday, February 12

            6th Boys Home vs. Christ 3:30

            5/6 Girls Home vs. Christ 4:30

 

Thursday, February 13

            8th Boys Home vs. Emmaus 3:30

            7th Boys Home vs. Loving Savior 4:30

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Every Tuesday

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

February 13

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

February 17

PRESIDENTS’ DAY NO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE

March 2nd

Staff Tea

March 5th

8:30 a.m. Booster Club Meeting

March 8th

Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 11th

3rd Quarter Ends – Report Cards Sent Home

Mar. 9th-13th

Spirit Week at SML

Mar. 16-19th

5th  -8th Grade Iowa Testing

Mar. 20th

11:30 a.m. Dismissal for K- 8th Grade

March 20th

1:00-3:30p.m. Coferences

March 24th

8:00a.m. Spring Musical & 8th Grade Graduation Pictures

Mar. 23rd-26

3rd & 4th Grade Iowa Testing

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

Drama Lawn Stake Order Form

8th Grade Fundraiser

8th Grade Baby Pictures

Talent Show Audition Permission Slips

Teacher's Tea Parent Flyer

Ash Wednesday Flyer

SRC January Awards

Communion Classes Flyer