Saint Mark School

Weekly Message from the Principal

Weekly Message from the Principal, 

Mary Ann McQueen

Sept 5, 2017

 

PLAY FREE DRESS TO BENEFIT THOSE IMPACTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 (TOMORROW!)

 

Don't forget to bring your $1.00 (or more for those in need) to pay for play free dress tomorrow. See guidelines below.

 

$1 Theme Days & Free Dress Days

Each month Student Council designates a “$1Theme Day” to raise money for service and outreach projects. Additionally, SMS provides “Free Dress” days to celebrate or promote special events. Once again, emphasis is placed upon neatness, cleanliness, appropriateness and comfort for work at school. As a general guide, “free dress” should provide the same body coverage as that provided by uniforms! If it doesn’t show on a uniform day, it shouldn’t show on a free dress day!  Clothing should be sized to fit, without holes, neither faded nor frayed, nor worn inside out.Inappropriate logos/graphics/sayings are not allowed. Please be sure that socks that come well above the ankle and closed-toe athletic shoes are worn. Shoes worn on free dress days must be appropriate for play yard activities. As always, the administration of SMS reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of clothing, and will contact parents if a student’s dress does not meet these guidelines. Occasionally “free dress” can include “play” free dress and students are allowed to wear appropriate shorts, casual pants and shoes.  Adherence to the above guidelines and responsible decision making is expected. Students who may have questions about what is “appropriate” play free dress should consult with their homeroom teacher in advance.

 

COMING SOON-MINDFULNESS WITH MR. CHARLIE ALLEN
Charlie Allen father of Murphey Allen offers a relaxing 10-15 minute meditation session after announcements to all parents who are interested.  This is a great way to start off the morning. Details on when mindfulness with Charlie begins will be sent out via email.

FUNERAL WILL IMPACT PARKING TOMORROW:

There will be a funeral tomorrow which will impact on parking at pick-up in the afternoon. The Garfield lot may not be available, please be aware. Plan to come a little after 3:00 PM vs. prior to 3:00 PM. The line on Coeur D'Alene is backing up and causing many to be illegally parked and to block traffic.  Thanks for your attention to this!

 

 

FLU SHOTS:

 

Please take advantage of the opportunity to have a flu vaccine on September 13, 2017 here at SMS!  We especially encourage all 5th-8th grade students to get a flu vaccine prior to going away to camp!  Email Mrs. Donaldson today if you would like your child to be vaccinated and submit the paperwork to your homeroom teacher tomorrow at the latest!

 

VIRTUS AND FINGERPRINTING:

 

Parent volunteers must have completed Virtus training and been fingerprinted with the Archdiocese.  Virtus training takes place this Saturday, September 9 at 9:00 AM in the parish hall - you must have a reservation! Call the school office as soon as possible!  Fingerprinting takes place September 16, 2017 - call the office to sign up for any remaining reservations!

 

PARENT MEETING FOR GRADES 5-8:

 

Parents of 5th-8th grade students have a mandatory meeting focused on the one-to-one iPad program and upcoming camp excursions. This meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. Plan to arrive to park and get settled by 5:45 PM. Parking will be available on the school yard.  Gates will open at 5:45 PM.

Many thanks!

 

CALLING ALL LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS!:

 

The orientation meeting for all library volunteers will take place this ThursdaySeptember 7, 2017 in the school library at 1:45 PM.  We need committed volunteers to staff the library and to support this program. Please consider joining this amazing team lead by Mrs. Helene Hickey!

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS:

 

Order forms for school portraits are being sent home tomorrow!  Parent volunteers, plan to have your picture identification taken for your volunteer badge beginning at 7:15!  Please take advantage of this opportunity!  There may be an opportunity to have your photo taken just prior to pick-up but we cannot guarantee availability at that time.

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