PRINCIPAL'S POST
March 6, 2020
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
FISH FRY - There are 5 nights left of our Fish Fry and we kindly ask that each family sign up for 2 slots if you have not already done so. There are daytime and nighttime slots available. Thank you for all that you do to help us keep our tuition as low as possible. In the last 8 years, we have not raised tuition - only reduced it. This is due to the hard work and effort that you have put into our 2 fundraisers. You may fill out the purple paper copy that was sent home OR click on the following link to find a place that you can help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084BAAA92AA02-fish1


RUNNING CLUB - We have a parent, a teacher, and a lot of students who would like to get ready for the Ellis 5K in April. Do you think you could help? Helping would consist of being present once a week during March and April for an hour and managing a small group of students. All students will stretch and warm up together in the gym and then we will break into age appropriate groups to run various routes in and around the school. Please call the office, talk to Mrs. Lisa Couch, or to Mrs. Lindsey Perkins if you are interested.


12 GRAND EVENT MEETING - Our first official meeting for our 12 Grand Event 2020 will take place next Friday, March 13, at 6:00pm. We decided to hold it during the Fish Fry so that more families could attend. Please come and bring all of your ideas. We will choose our theme for this year's event and solidify the date at this meeting. ALL are welcome to attend!


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR - Our Spring Book Fair will take place from March 16 - March 20. There are many opportunities to help. Please click on the following link to see where you may be able to lend a helping hand: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084baaa92aa02-book


PTO MEETING - Our next PTO meeting will be Thursday, March 19 at 6:30pm. If you are interested in serving as a PTO officer, please come to this meeting. In addition to officers, we will be discussing Teacher Appreciation, End of Year celebrations, and updates about next year's 12 Grand event.


SCHOOL COUNCIL - We are looking for 2 parents, grandparents, or guardians to serve on our School Council. If you think you might be interested, please email the principal, Cathy Cornett, at cathycornett@saintmarkcatholicschool.com
If you, O Lord, mark iniquities,
who can stand?
Psalms 130
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Don Clemmer — dclemmer@cdlex.org , (260) 580-1137

Catholic Diocese of Lexington Adopts Measures for Epidemic Response

LEXINGTON — Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., has approved a diocesan epidemic response, which has been made available to all parishes, missions, schools and the central administration of the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, in the event of a public health emergency. A March 4 memorandum outlines the response.

“The Catholic Church has people of all ages and backgrounds in our care. It’s especially critical in the event of a public health emergency that we strive to be good neighbors and institute responsible measures that protect our faith communities, schools, the personnel who serve in our institutions and the people served by them,” said Bishop Stowe regarding the adoption of the response measures.

The diocese’s response includes preventive measures currently recommended, as well as various operational responses in the event of a state of emergency. The former include hygiene practices and adherence to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) specific to a viral or bacterial outbreak. The operational responses address closures, restrictions on professional travel and liturgical recommendations. 

The full text of the memorandum of the diocesan epidemic response can be found here: EPIDEMIC RESPONSE

The Catholic Diocese of Lexington covers 50 counties in central and eastern Kentucky and has 58 parishes and missions and 15 Catholic schools.
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.  
COUCH'S WORLD CHANGERS
We are so thankful for our Mystery Readers this week! We also practiced comparing fractions.
JENNINGS' JELLYBEANS
A week filled with mystery numbers and mystery readers!
Thank you mystery readers for making this week so special!
GANNON'S GARDEN
Literacy Week was a blast! Thank you to our Mystery Readers who came and surprised our class. We had such fun rhyming with Dr. Seuss Books!
PEARCE'S PUDDLEJUMPERS
Thank you Mystery Readers, we really enjoyed you reading to us. Literacy Week was a blast! We are starting to read ourselves!
NEEDHAM'S NUGGETS
Thank you so much to all of our mystery guest readers who took time out of their busy schedule to read to us!
This week we focused on the letter Mm. We learned about magnets and what objects around the classroom were magnetic.
We talked about rhyming words and what that means. Each student was given a chance to come up with their own set of rhyming words and they all did great!
Lastly, in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, we turned on our listening ears and completed a directed drawing of Cat in a Hat.
ADAMS' PRE-K PALS
Letter M week was all about working our muscles both big and small! We made monsters, masks, and explored magnets! We practiced our balancing skills outside in the beautiful sunshine, made a new friend this week and learned about the life cycle of a butterfly. We also got to start the week as our favorite book characters and have mystery readers come read to us!
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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