Happy Thursday! Is everyone ready for the long weekend ahead? Just a reminder that there will be no school tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 6, Monday, Oct. 9, and Tuesday, Oct. 10. We will see everyone Wednesday, Oct. 11 for a short week of school. Enjoy the time with your families.
Physicals, Immunizations, Eye and Dental Exams
The front office has sent a note home with children who are missing required school physical, eye or dental exams, please turn in your forms as soon as possible. ALL eye exams, dental exams, and physicals needed for: Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 6th grade students MUST be done and necessary paperwork be turned into the office by October 12th. If these items are not completed, your child will not be able to return to school until done. If you have any questions please contact the office. Your child may not return to school after the October 15th exclusion date. This is a state mandate.
Thank you to everyone who made purchases at our Blue Ribbon Book Fair this week. If you were unable to visit our Book Fair in person, the online fair will available for shopping through next week: http://www.readola.com. Be sure to mention St. Marks.
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th boys soccer team on their 4-0 victory over St. Thomas to win the PPSA championship. Great season boys! Go Marksmen!!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the PSA fundraiser. We surpassed our goal and raised over $4265 for our youth ministry, to purchase school supplies, and to help with the ceiling repair in the church.
8th Grade Fundraiser
The St. Mark 8th Grade Golf Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Newman Golf Course. Registration begins at 11AM with play starting at noon. Dinner is included, and there will be a 50/50 drawing and prizes. Don’t like to golf? Bring the family to the SMS gym later in the day for dinner. Cost for dinner only is $10 per person or $30 for a family. Dinner starts at 5PM and will be served by our 8th graders. Contact Jamie Osmulski at osmulski or Amy Dixon at dixonfamily7 for reservations.
Please remember that starting Nov. 1st, students will no longer be allowed to wear shorts or skorts as part of their uniform. Girls may wear solid navy or black ankle length leggings under their jumpers or skirts. Also, all uniform skirts and jumpers must be the St. Mark plaid. Solid navy is not part of our dress code. All uniform pants must be navy dress pants with all inside pockets. Start watching for those sales!
There will be no Lego League on Monday, Oct. 9. Lego League will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
We Are Collecting…
There is still time to send in those Box Tops! Our collection contest runs through October 20th. The class that collects the most Box Tops will win a pizza party and a spirit day. Remember that every Box Top is worth 10¢ to our school.
We also collect brand name ink and toner cartridges for recycling. Your used cartridges are worth money to our school and can be sent to the office any time. They must be name brand…we cannot send in Office Depot or other remanufactured items.
Halloween is coming! Use Scrip for all of your fall decorating and spooky costume needs. We have Walmart, Target, Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics just to name a few. Scrip can be purchased after all weekend Masses. Scrip is an easy, no cost to you, way to help our school while you shop.
We are still in need of help for the following activities:
Room Parents – Grades PreK 4, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th
Harvest Festival/Trunk or Treat – Set up, game monitors, food table, popcorn bar, door monitor, clean up (you can dress in costumes, too!)
Girls Basketball Home Games – 10/18, 10/30
To sign up to help with any of these events visit our SignUp Genius page: https://tinyurl.com/sms-volunteers2017-2018
Calendar of Events for the Week of 10/9
Monday, Oct. 9
No School – Columbus Day
Tuesday, Oct. 10
No School – Teacher Inservice
Thursday, Oct. 12
Confirmation meeting 5PM
Lunch Menu for the Week of 10/9
Monday – No School
Tuesday – No School
Wednesday – Chicken noodle soup, turkey sub sandwich, crackers, carrot sticks w/ranch, mixed fruit, milk
Thursday – Tacos w/cheese, lettuce, salsa, corn, refried beans, pears/pineapple, milk
Friday – TREAT DAY, Grilled ham and cheese sandwich, fries, applesauce, milk