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Newsletter 2/25/2020

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR ENROLLMENT FORMS                    

                                                                                                                       

PRIORITY ENROLLMENT ENDS Wednesday, February 26, 2020 AT 4:00 P.M.

SML Parents and Guardians, please bring in your completed Enrollment Forms for the 2020-2021 school year. The forms were sent to you via email. Here is what you must submit:

  1. The Enrollment Application per student
  2. The Signed Approval and Pledge of Parents per student
  3. Helpful Student Information per student
  4. Church Information Form per family
  5. The $150 Enrollment Fee per student
  6. The $150 Family Commitment Fee per family

 

Take advantage of the lower tuition rate and secure your child’s spot for next year. We open enrollment to the public on 2/27/20. Tuition rates go up on Thursday, March 12th .

SPIRIT WEEK MARCH 9TH  – MARCH 13TH

The following days have been chosen by student council and approved by Dr. Clark.

Monday: Character Day (No weapons or masks allowed)

Tuesday: Sports Day

Wednesday: In-N-Out /Pajama Day

Thursday: College Day

Friday: Red/White Day + JH Dance 1-3pm

 

Pennies For Patients:  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

(3 weeks from February 24th – March 13th )

*Winning GRADE LEVEL wins ice-cream

*SABOTAGE WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY at Lunch in Daycare Room.

(Place silver coins and bills in other grade level containers.)

(Pennies to your Classrooms)

CANDY NEEDED

Students may also earn points during Spirit Week by bringing in a bag of individually wrapped candy

(NO BLOW POPS or BUBLE GUM) to their classroom.  The candy will be used on Friday in the “Candy Room”.

“THE LION KING” LAWN STAKES – ORDER 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.  Orders are due by Friday, March 6. Thank you to all the families who have already purchased one in support of the drama program: Matthew Aceves, Kayla Acuna, Abigail Austin, Sasha Berdote, Sonia Bhatia, Sonny Bhatia, Garrett Birtja, Rylee Birtja, Chloe Cho, Grace Clark, Sophia Contreras, Olivia Cuellar, Christian De Casas, Kamryn Fan, Madison Fox, Nicole Fu, Madison Gallegos, Mia Gallegos, Salma Galvez, Chris Gao, Ryan Gau, Ava Green, Cassidy Golden, Wesley Guan, Seth Guerrero, Lauren Gutierrez, Emily Hartman, Christian Hernandez, Jolene Hernandez, Aiden Ho, Alisa Hou, Andrew Lazinos, Daniela Lopez, John Lugo, Adison Machado, Max Mendoza, Manuel Molina, Erin Morga, Carter Morgan, Anaisa Mota-Ramirez, Collin Nelson, Dariana Nieblas, Chidiebube Obinwanne, Chigozie Obinwanne, Sophia Olea, Sarah Ontiveros, Evan Ouye, Rachel Pan, Nora Peñuela, Za’Daun Peron, Cecilia Pirone, Sophia Qin, Julia Rezko, Mariella Rezko, Damian Rivera, Eric Rosales, Damien Rossi, Isabella Samson, Roshan Shah, Jasmin Sonboli, Lily Sotelo, Sophia Turnbull, Harrison Wang, Stephanie Wang, Ella White, Sophia Zhang, William Zhang, Grace Zhu, Juliana Zonni, the SML Booster Club, and Ms. Gil. Check out the flyer in your weekly SML email to see how you can EARN A RELAXED DRESS DAY on MONDAY, APRIL 6 just by purchasing one!!!!

EXTRA INVENTORY OF “THE LION KING” T-SHIRTS & SWEATSHIRTS!!!

There are limited sizes of “The Lion King” t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale in the School Office. These will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, as there will not be any additional inventory ordered. T-shirts are $20, sweatshirts are $30, and tote bags are $15. Get yours now – and thank you for supporting the St. Mark’s Youth Theatre!

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 began on 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 receive 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 NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2020 at 11:30am!  We still 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 and show your appreciation for all that they do for our children, our families and the St. Mark’s community.  We are still looking for volunteers to help with set-up, food service, playground supervision and clean-up, as well as food donations. At this time, we really need more appetizers, sides and main entrees/hot foods. Please note: volunteers for playground supervision must sign up by Friday, February 28, 2020. This is an excellent way to get those last few family commitment hours before the April 30 deadline. Please refer to the Teacher Tea Flyer for more information or contact Tanya Yee at smlteacherstea@gmail.com with any questions, volunteer sign-ups, and food contributions.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS! 

The Talent Show audition sign-up form is included in the weekly family emails for your convenience or available in the office. It is due on March 27, 2020. 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! 

 

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS - BABY PICTURES ARE NEEDED!

The 2020 Yearbook theme is "Roar On and Grow On." As part of this theme, the yearbook staff is creating a fun trivia page that shows how much the eighth grade students have grown over the years. This page will be filled with baby pictures of the 8th grade students.

 

The March 6, 2020 deadline is fast approaching, so please submit a photo taken of your 8th grader as a baby as soon as possible. Send the photo electronically to Ms. Ochoa at mochoa@stmarks.ws and include the student's name and homeroom in the subject line.

 

If you can't send the photo via email, you can submit the actual photo in an envelope with the student's name and homeroom marked on the front to Ms. Stiens. We will scan the photo and return it to you.

ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN – DONATIONS AND PLEDGES UPDATE

Please see the attached updated report on donations and pledges made to this year’s campaign. Please check the list to find your name. We are especially proud of the 8th Graders’ families who have donated in their student’s name. All 8th Graders are listed in bold with “Class of 2020.” This updated poster is displayed on campus and in the Office.

All pledges must be fulfilled by Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in order for us to retain your name on the final Donor List. Our donations and pledges combined equal over $100,000.00 but we are currently at $94,000.00 in donated funds. Please join us in either making a new donation or fulfilling your pledge by our March 31st deadline. If you have questions, please contact Tina Kubasek at tkubasek@stmarks.ws. Many thanks. 

7TH GRADE PARENTS: CATALINA TRIP PAST DUE BALANCE INFORMATION

$580 Balance and health forms were due Feb. 21st.

MINI MEGA BANK

This Thursday, February 27th is Mega Bank Day. Remember, deposits must be at least $5 and bring your deposit book.

SCHOOL TOURS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

The best way for new parents to learn about our school is to take a personal tour. We will answer questions about our curriculum, student life, extra curricular activities, and tuition. If you have friends or relatives interested in our school, please have them call our School Office to schedule a tour appointment. 626.968.0428.

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 25, 2020

The 7th grade boys finished 3rd in the B Division of the St. John’s, Orange Tournament, while the 8th grade finished 4th in the A Division. Shield of Faith defeated the 8th grade forcing a tiebreaker game to determine the league champion. In girls’ action, Emmaus also defeated the Lions setting up a potential championship game pending the result of the Bethany game; date and location is yet to be determined for the championship.

 

St. Mark’s      48        Hope               16        St. Mark’s      45        Shield of Faith               64

Christian de Casas      8                                  Marcus Lin                 13

Kingsley Fritz             8                                  Ethan Shigamora        13       

Garrett Birtja               8                                  Kidus Tilahun             8

Taylor Sundstrom       6                                  Noah Campa               7

Jett Hung                     6                                  Aidan Berdote             4

Sonny Bhatia             2

Ian Kwong                  2

Noah Rosales              2

Wesley Guan              2

Roshan Shah               2

John Rizk                    2

 

St. Mark’s      44        Loving Savior            23        St. Mark’s      36        Mt. Calvary   13

Liam Quesada             11                                Emily Hartman           12

Kidus Tilahun             9                                 Mariella Rezko           10

Noah Campa               7                                 Sophia Qin                  6

Marcus Lin                 5                                 Lauren Gutierrez         6

Ryan Gau                    4                                 Rachel Pan                  2

Aidan Berdote             4

Jacob Moorey             2

GoGo Obinwanne       2

 

St. Mark’s      58        Mt. Calvary   68        St. Mark’s      51        Zion                56 OT

Marco Rangel             15                                Marco Rangel             21

Dominic Gallardo       12                                Dominic Gallardo       17

Stephen Bermejo        12                                Stephen Bermejo        9

Grant Seals                 10                                Theo Wong                 2

Theo Wong                 6                                 Alex Yang                   2

Alex Yang                   3

 

St. Mark’s      48        St. John’s B   17        St. Mark’s      49        Christ, Costa Mesa  19

Dominic Gallardo       12                                Marco Rangel             14

Marco Rangel             8                                 Dominic Gallardo       11

Stephen Bermejo        8                                 Grant Seals                 6

Theo Wong                 8                                 Theo Wong                 5

Alex Yang                   4                                 Franklin Estrada         5

Karl Tang-Wang         4                                 Stephen Bermejo        4

Grant Seals                 2                                 Alex Yang                   2

Franklin Estrada         2                                 Isaak Dahdul               2

 

St. Mark’s      64        St. Paul’s        41        St. Mark’s      22        Salem              42

Marcus Lin                 36                                Kidus Tilahun             10

Kidus Tilahun             10                                Marcus Lin                 6

Aidan Berdote             6                                 Liam Quesada             2

Liam Quesada             5                                 Noah Campa               2

Noah Campa               3                                 GoGo Obinwanne       2

Jacob Moorey             2

Ryan Gau                    2

 

St. Mark’s      41        St. John’s       61        St. Mark’s      16        Emmaus         27

Marcus Lin                 15                                Mariella Rezko           8

Kidus Tilahun             14                                Emily Hartman           6

Liam Quesada             8                                 Sophia Qin                  2

Ryan Gau                    4

 

This Week’s Games

Tuesday, February 25

            7th Boys @ Bethany, Long Beach 3:30

            7/8 Girls @ Bethany, Long Beach 4:30

 

Wednesday, February 26

            6th Boys @ Loving Savior, Chino Hills 3:30

            5/6 Girls @ Loving Savior, Chino Hills 3:30

UPCOMING EVENTS

Every Tuesday

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

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. Conferences

March 24th

8:00 a.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

Communion Classes Flyer

St. Mark's Church Basketball League

School Year 2020 Donation

Lenten Dinner Flyer