PRINCIPAL'S POST
January 31, 2020
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Important FACTS aftercare billing information!!
FACTS has made a change to the system that is effective this month. All families who paid their tuition in full yet still use aftercare, will now have to pay the $45 FACTS registration fee. You will see this $45 fee from FACTS on your next after school payment. Please contact the school office if you have additional questions.


OPEN HOUSE - Our last Open House opportunity is this Sunday, February 2 at 12 noon for prospective families who are thinking about sending their child to St. Mark. If you know anyone who has questions about our school, please let them know. Have them email or call us and we would be happy to answer any questions. You can earn a $250 credit towards tuition for referring a student to St. Mark that enrolls for a year.


SCHOOL MASS WEEKEND - Our School Mass for the month of February is this Sunday, closing out Catholic Schools Week. Please join us for the 11am Mass on February 2nd. Wear your uniform and join us for the Open House immediately following Mass.


REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 - Your child came home with a registration packet in their blue folder this week. Please fill out the information whether or not your child will be returning to St. Mark for the 2020-2021 school year. Your prompt attention to this is appreciated.
I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
Revelation 3:8
Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you've got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we'd like to see them. Our photographers can't be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
   • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 414893678
   • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
   • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
   • Click "Save Details".

It's that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 05/15/2020.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!

Sincerely,
Yearbook Adviser and the 2020 Yearbook Staff.

The Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions can be used in the book.  
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
100TH DAY OF SCHOOL
STICK & BRUSH
FIELD TRIP
ALL SCHOOLS MASS
BAPTISM
Two of our students were baptized at our Friday school Mass!
WAYS TO HELP OUR SCHOOL THAT DON'T COST ANY $$
Prayer - Please remember our school in prayer as you bring your daily prayers to mind. When you pray, our students benefit.


Kroger Community Rewards - You can enroll your Kroger Plus Card online at our secure website, www.krogercommunityrewards.com and choose “Enroll”. Within 7-10 days of enrolling, every time you shop at Kroger using your Kroger Plus Card, St. Mark Catholic School will earn $$. It takes less than 2 minutes to enroll your card!


Car Magnets - We have St. Mark Catholic School car magnets available in the school office for FREE. This is an easy way to market for our school, it doesn't take any effort, and it will help you become a better driver ;)


FaceBook - Share posts from our page (StMarkSchool). Invite your friends to like our page. Take a few minutes and give us a rating. For small businesses such as ours, it is essential to have a social media presence. This is completely free advertising for us.
Click on the link below and enter our
school code STMA13 to order school uniforms.

KY ALL STARS RATING
Our Pre-K and Aftercare programs have a 4 STAR rating!

Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky’s quality rating and improvement system serving all early care and education programs – including childcare centers, Head Start and preschool. The unified system is based on Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality. Kentucky All STARS recognizes programs that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and provides programs with additional support including training, technical assistance and coaching.  

Every day in a child’s life makes a difference, so choose child care carefully. Look for the STARS.

529 PLAN
Named after section 529 of the tax code, the 529 plan is a tax-advantaged plan operated by a state or an education institution designed to encourage saving for college. The federal tax advantage is that earnings on funds contributed to 529 accounts are not federally taxed when withdrawals are used for educational purposes. As of January 1, 2018, 529 plans may be used for K-12 education tuition.

We are using a revolutionary program to accelerate your child’s potential for academic, athletic, and social success. This research-validated program is designed to stimulate your child’s  VISUAL processing,  AUDITORY  
processing, as well as their  MOTOR  skills. The outcome is a better integrated and balanced child who will perform better in school and at home.

DeWitt Endeavors

This business is owned by Jeremy & Stephanie DeWitt. Their son is in 1st grade.


Foundation Hand & Physical Therapy

This business is owned by Brad & Tonya Cummings. Their daughter is in 2nd grade.

M ad Mushroom

This business is owned by Kinsey & Alicia Henderson. Their son is in 1st grade.


Matrix Athletics

This business is owned by Dan Quick. His son is in Pre-K.

Edge Body Boot Camp
This business is owned by our Physical Education teacher, Mrs. Laura Lucas.

Instagram: @ebbcrichmond
Business Owners - If you have a student enrolled at St. Mark Catholic School for the 2019-2020 school year, we would like to show our support by placing an ad for your business in our Principal's Post. There is no cost to you, but we will need a copy of your logo and your website address so that we can link your business to our page. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.
Communication
School office phone –  859-623-2989 opt.4
Prinicpal's cell phone –  859-200-9123
Fr. Tom at the church office –  859-623-2989 x2002
Fr. Tom’s email –  tomfnewman@aol.com
Mr. Tom Brown - Superintendent - tbrown@cdlex.org


Remind 101  – Register for this if you wish to receive text reminders and updates. (1) On your phone, go to your text messaging. (2) Where you would usually enter a phone number, type in  81010.  (3) Where you would usually type a message, put in  @stmarkca.  4) Wait 1-2 minutes and you will receive a text that lets you know that you have been registered.
"Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."       Mark 10:14
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