August 5, 2021
On behalf of the faculty and staff, it is truly my pleasure to extend a big welcome back to you as we begin the 2021-2022 school year. I hope you all have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer! Our dedicated team of faculty and staff has been working hard to prepare for your return to school on Tuesday, August 17th. To those students and parents who are new to St. Mark’s, we extend a sincere welcome and best wishes for an AMAZING year ahead!
I have attached the most recent new release per the Office of Catholic Schools regarding the COVID protocols and mask mandate. All administrators meet with the OCS next week, so we will wait to send any more detailed information once we have had the opportunity to complete the final edits on our plan. Our students’ safety is our number one priority, so we will be sure to provide you with the protocols before we start the first day of school.
This year we are also excited to welcome two new teachers: Abbie Acosta (2nd grade) and Abby Steinkoenig (5th grade). In fact, both teachers were here last year. Ms. Steinkoenig completed her student teaching in 3rd grade last year, and Ms. Acosta covered a maternity leave for our 4th grade class for Mrs. Lucas. We are really happy for them to join our team this year!
Here is the great line up of our entire staff:
Shannon Alexander- School Secretary
Marsha Tigue- Afternoon School Secretary
Peggy Dwyer- Kitchen Director
Pre-K 3- Andrea Whitten & Molly Faley
Pre-K 4 Jessica Schwindenhammer & Jean Bachler
Art- Margaret Tomlins
Intervention and ESL & Assessment - Ann Suarez
Intervention and ESL- Lin Lichtenstein
Resource & Technology -Laurie Gilbert
K- Sarah Hultgren
1st grade-Amie Fleming
2nd grade- Abbie Acosta
3rd grade-Jessica Revallo
4th grade-Meagan Lucas
5th grade -Abby Steinkoenig
6th-8th Religion- Terry Mischler
6-8th Science- Mays AL Musharbash
6th grade homeroom, 6th-8th Social Studies & PE- Carrie Schmillen
7th grade homeroom & 6th-8th Language Arts- Nick Lucas
8th grade homeroom & 6-8th Math & PE- Jessica Freeman
Upcoming days that you do not want to miss:
August 13th- Unpack Your Backpack 9:00-12:00pm
Come meet your homeroom teacher, check out your classroom, and drop off you school supplies. Stop in any time between 9:00-12:00pm.
August 14th -Taste of St. Mark- Back to School Kick-off 5:30-7:30pm
There will be food booths sponsored by our parish community, beer tent, games for the children, music from Three and Half Men, and just a great evening of celebrating our St. Mark Family. Come meet your teachers for the new year too!
Pre-K 3-year old and 4-year old- Open House 8:30-11:30am
Parents and students are welcome to come meet the teacher and check out the classroom! Parents are asked to stay with their child.
1st Day for K -8th grades
Details for drop off procedures will be sent next week. Early dismissal will be at 11:30 A.M. for all students in K-8th.
There will be no aftercare on the 1st day.
First FULL day of school for Prek-8th grades. There will be a HEAT SCHEDULE through Labor Day with dismissal at 1:30pm. Aftercare will be available until 5:30pm.
Be sure to keep your eyes open for our Marksmen Memo and letters regarding the opening of school. We are also excited to share a new website and app for our school. More details to come…
The faculty, staff, and I look forward to seeing you and the children and beginning the new school year. May God bless you and your families. Enjoy the remainder of your summer!
Dr. Noreen Dillon Principal