Parent Update May 3

Posted: 05.4.2018

Dear Parents,

Our Odyssey of the Mind team has collected A LOT of items for the yard sale tomorrow. Spread the word to family and friends! The yard sale / car wash is tomorrow starting at 8am.

Important dates to remember

May 5 = Odyssey Yard Sale and Car Wash

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

Quarter Auction

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

May 15 = Chess Tournament

May 22 = PTO meeting, 8:15am in rooms 5/6 of the church

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

School Supplies

St. Mark is once again offering parents an easier way to do their back to school supply shopping. Order next year's school supplies now. School supply kits are shipped directly to the school and will be available for pick up at Open House Night, August 21st. To order, go to and enter code STM213. Please check your child's backpack for information on this optional program (flyer is attached as well). Due to space constraints in the classroom, Kindergarten (Last Name K-Z) will need to purchase additional items in January 2019, hence the lower cost up front.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Trish Ziermann at

Odyssey Yard Sale and Car Wash

St. Mark's Odyssey of the Mind team will be hosting a yard sale and car wash this Saturday, May 5th from 8-1 in the school gym and back parking lot. Stop by and help support our team as they raise money to travel to compete in the Odyssey World Finals this month.

Quarter Auction, May 11 at 6pm in Parish Hall (same night as MS dance!!!)

The Columbiettes are once more sponsoring a Quarter Auction. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Your ticket includes 2 beverage tickets. Meatball subs, hot dogs, chips and desserts will be sold. See attached for more information

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Front Desk

We are in need of volunteers to sit at the help desk in the lobby. The schedule calendar is on the desk. Just put your name in the day/time that works best for you. Thank you!!

8th Grade Graduation

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

Spring Pictures

Hope you received your child's spring pictures. As with the Fall, you only pay for those you want to keep. Checks are to be made payable to Lifetouch. You may also pay online at Please submit all payments/unwanted pictures to the school office by Monday, May 7th..

Summer Camps

Please see the attached for a list of summer camps offered by SMCS faculty and staff. Most have registration forms attached.

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