April 13 Parent Update

Posted: 04.13.2018

Dear Parents,

Just as a reminder, the original school calendar stated we had the day off on Friday, April 27th. Thanks to Mother Nature and snow days, April 27th is now a full day of school as well as Grandparent's Day.

Also, please know I am compiling a list of summer camps offered by SMCS faculty/staff. The hope is to email the information to parents early next week.

Important dates to remember

April 21 = International Food Festival

April 27 = Grandparents Day

April 27-May 4 = Scholastic book fair

April 28 = Ignited by Truth Catholic Conference

May 4 = Bike to school day

May 5 = Odyssey Yard Sale and Car Wash

May 11 = MS Dance (current 5th grade thru 8th)

May 14 = MS Spring concert for chorus, guitar, orchestra and band

May 25 = 11:30 dismissal - no after school

May 28 = Memorial Day - no school

May 31 = MS Exams begin

June 7 = Honor Day celebration, 1pm in the gym

Last day for PreK and K

June 8 = 11:30 dismissal

8th grade graduation

Additional Information

Parent Volunteer Opportunity

It's almost time for our 8th Graders to Graduate!

We are in need of parent volunteers to help:

  • setting up and decorating on Thursday, June 7th after school
  • help with the reception on Friday, June 8th in the morning

For this to be a successful celebration we need LOTS of help!

Remember Graduation is something as a parent that we look forward to for all of our children!

Thank you, Graduation Reception Committee

Odyssey Yard Sale and Car Wash

Our 3rd and 4th grade Odyssey of the Mind "technical" team recently won the Regional tournament and placed 2nd at the State tournament to earn a spot at the Odyssey World Finals in Ames, Iowa in May. They will compete against teams from all over the US and 25 other countries at this multi day tournament! To help offset the $1400 cost per student to attend World Finals, the team will be hosting a yard sale and car wash on Saturday, May 5th at St. Marks. Donations of items for the yard sale will be accepted starting the week of April 30th. Contact Catherine Sawyer at 910-465-6634 or for more information

3v3 Basketball Competition at the Food Festival!

Use the following link to let you 5th - 8th grader sign up a team to compete in a 3v3 competition ran by Mrs. Frazelle, her husband, and SMCS Alumni at the Festival Saturday, April 21st starting at 12:30pm.


Great Prizes for the winners; Dinner and movie tickets for Mayfair, 1 hour bounce passes for Defy Gravity, and Giant Candy Bar Basket

There will be free throw (5th grade and under) and 3 point (6th-8th grade) competitions as well. The sign up sheet for these competitions will be at the Fun Zone entry table at the festival.

And the weather looks beautiful. Grab your family and come enjoy food, drink, music and games. If you have an hour to spare or need volunteer hours, please consider using the link to help out!

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Please contact Laura Sterner @

The Wilmington Symphony has generously donated a set of tickets for St. Mark families to attend the symphony's production of "Don Giovanni" on Saturday, April 21st at 7:30pm. The performance will be held in the Wilson Center, located downtown on the campus of CFCC.

You can reserve your tickets through the following form:

Wilmington Symphony Ticket Reservations

Tickets will be available at the Wilson Center box office the night of the performance. Contact Mrs. Black if you have any questions -

See you at the symphony!

St. Mark Vacation Bible School

All Aboard the Vatican Express! Come join the fun and excitement at our Catholic Kidz Camp (VBS), being held at St. Mark June 25-29 from 9 AM until Noon in our Parish Hall. Our VBS is for preschoolers starting at age 3 through rising 5th graders!

Come learn about St. Peter, our current Pope, Vatican City and St. Jerome! Come learn some great songs and meet new friends!

Registration forms may be found outside of the Faith Formation offices.

Sr. Isaac Center

The Sr Isaac Center is in desperate need of children's clothing (ages infant through 18 yrs.) and toiletry items to hand out to individuals and families in need. Please bring items to be donated to the office.


Please take 2 minutes to download the Shoparoo app, which is a quick and easy way to earn money for our school! Simply take a picture of your receipt (any type of receipt: grocery store, home goods, restaurant, clothing stores, etc) and answer 1 question! That's all there is to it! Thank you for your support.

Harris Teeter

Please remember to re-link your Harris Teeter VIC cards to SMCS by going to and clicking on "Together In Education (TIE)" link. You may also re-link your VIC card to SMCS at the register. The school ID number is 4942

Have a wonderful weekend,

Lisa Erling