ST. MARK’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Can you believe that Friday, September 17th is midterm? The first few weeks of school have flown by! Midterms for 4th-8th grade will be sent home via email at 3:00 PM on September 17th. The link will be active for two weeks. Any questions can be directed to your child’s homeroom teacher.
We raised $210 for Hurricane Ida today. Thank you to all of our families who participated!
ALWAYS IN OUR PRAYERS
As the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 approaches, let us remember the countless lives lost in the tragedy, to honor and thank the community's first responders and to offer a prayer for continued healing and hope for our nation.
Gracious God, our world changed with the 9/11 attacks.
We have seen how easily buildings can fall and how quickly lives can end.
As we remember 9/11, may it remind us that you are our only true security.
Give us your strength to face the memory of this attack and
the changes it made in our lives.
Give us your compassion to help each other and recognize
need around the world.
Give us your hope as we face an uncertain future.
Give us your peace.
Let’s keep our kiddos safe!
We appreciate your attention to the drop off and pick up procedures. We want to ensure everyone’s safety at all times. Just a few reminders:
Please pull over to the curb for drop off; do not allow your child to exit the car from the middle of the street.
Avoid backing up; be patient as people move ahead.
If your child needs any assistance to get out of the car, pull into the parking lot to help your child out. Examples: children who are in car seats and need assistance, dropping off birthday treats, carrying in a school project, etc.
Use Underhill Ave, only to exit towards the alley; do NOT drive towards Bradley Ave.
If your child arrives before 7:30am, then must go to BEFORE CARE. Otherwise, they must remain in your car until 7:30 am when the doors open up. Students must not be left unsupervised at all.
NWEA MAP Testing - Update
All students began taking the NWEA MAP Testing on Monday, August 23rd. We should be finished with all testing by Friday, September 10th. These tests are actually taken 3 times a year on the computer. These tests assist the teachers in planning instruction for individual students and to confer with parents. It also empowers our school staff as they continue to work to improve all educational outcomes. Your student’s teacher will share their individual results at our fall conferences.
Early Dismissal Day- October
Please note that the Early Dismissal day on October 7th will be at 12:30pm. A sack lunch and aftercare will be available. From now until the end of the year, Early Dismissal days on Thursday will be at 12:30pm,
Parent Teacher Conference
On October 7th, we will hold our Parent Teacher Conferences from 2:00-7:00pm. A schedule for sign-up will be coming out soon!
Our spirit wear store is now OPEN! You can order until September 12th. Purchased items will be distributed at school. If it is a gift, please let the office know and it will be held in the office to be picked up. We are hopeful that these items will arrive before the next spirit day in October.
Video Game Development Workshop - Highschool Students
This is the entrepreneurial program for students who are interested in pursuing their tech dreams and may start their own business down the road. Learn how to make your own video games in this class. Working in groups, students design and build their own video games. Maybe you have a high schooler at home or know someone who might be interested- pass it on!