ST. MARK’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Thank you to all of our room parents for the help with our Halloween celebrations! We had a great afternoon at school and hope all of our families enjoy Halloween weekend. IDPH has released a Holiday Safety Guide. Please take some time and review if you have any questions.
There is an early dismissal next Thursday, November 4th at 12:30PM.
Our 6th grade boys basketball team is looking for a coach! Please contact Shannon Alexander or OJ Skinner if you are interested in helping.
We have quite a few students showing up to school without a mask. Please make sure your child has a mask each day for school. We have some in case of emergencies but cannot supply a mask each day.
Due to the change in weather, students need to be prepared for recess and PE outside. Students can bring hats, gloves, and coats. Students should also have sweatshirts that are dress code appropriate for inside the classroom. Until the boiler gets turned on, it will be chilly in the building. Please remember to LABEL your child’s items such as sweatshirts, coats, lunchboxes, etc. This makes it easier to return items to students who may lose something.
We are also in need of donations of small cups and/or small water bottles. Please continue to remember to send a water bottle to school each day with your child.
Another special thanks to our K-2 team for helping, planning, and preparing the ofrenda for Día de Muertos. Special thanks to Ms. Vega, Ms. Hernandez, and Mrs. Ramirez. For the Feast of All Saints, we will attend Mass on Monday at 8:00am. Be sure to be here on time!
Picture Day - Proofs & Retakes
Parents should have received an email with your child’s picture proof. If you did not, please let the office know. Picture retake day will be Wednesday, November 10th. This is also an 11:30AM dismissal!
Auction Committee - HELP NEEDED!
The St. Mark's School Auction needs you! This very fun event, which is the school's largest fundraiser, is scheduled for March 12. That may seem like a ways away, but it is really right around the corner! We are very excited to be back in person at the Itoo Hall. The auction committee is a great way to get a group of friends together and do great things for the school at the same time!
For the auction to be successful, we need many parent volunteers. We are looking for people interested in co-chairing the auction and also chairing various committees, including live auction, decorations, dessert dash, and check in/check out. If you are able to help or have questions, please contact Maria Carroll at email@example.com Thank you!
Dress Code – last day for shorts this year is TODAY Friday, October 29th
Beginning on Monday, November 1st, and lasting through March, students must wear the uniform navy blue twill pants. Also, the only sweaters allowed are the navy blue cardigans, crew, V-neck, or navy blue vests. The only sweatshirts allowed in the classroom are navy blue sweatshirts or St. Mark sweatshirts. No leggings are to be worn as pants. Girls can wear leggings in place of tights with a uniform skirt or jumper.