Report cards came home last Wednesday. We encourage you to take some time to review your child’s progress with them. While it is easy to look for areas that need improvement, be sure to affirm the positive areas as well. Discuss second quarter goals together and please, feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Please sign the report card envelope and return it to your child’s teacher by Friday, November 2nd.
Our first round of parent-teacher conferences are over, and I applaud you for the almost perfect attendance of parents. I do realize that in a couple of cases unexpected circumstances prevented you from attending but communication with the teacher(s) still took place. What does that tell me? First, it tells me that you are very interested in your child’s education. Secondly, it tells me that you are very supportive of Christian education. Thirdly, it tells me that we are a very closely knit family of Christians working together for the welfare of the next generation. And finally it tells me that you are very willing to have open discussions about the learning process. Thank you for being a concerned and supportive parent.
Principal Dick Schneider
VISION & HEARING SCREENING
♦ Vision screening will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 for students in K, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade.
♦ Hearing screening will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 for K & 1st grade.
♦ Students in any grade may be tested if a parent or teacher feels it is necessary. Please notify the school office if your student is not included in the groups above and you would like them to be tested.
Students of St. Mark in grades 1-8 have the opportunity to take hot lunch every Thursday. Currently, we offer Pizza Hut, Fazoli’s, and Cousins Subs.
Please make note of the following procedures and guidelines for taking part in the hot lunch program at St. Mark:
Each family will be asked to select menu choices for their children at the beginning of the year. Parents must notify the office of any changes to the standing orders by Monday of the week of hot lunch. You can change the order by phone or by returning this form. Unless a child is sick on a hot lunch day, families will be charged for all children’s orders.
Payment method: all families will be billed for hot lunch through FACTS, our tuition management system on the 15th and last day of the month. Payment will be due 14 days from the date you receive your invoice. Automatic payment is available through FACTS but must be set up by the family. This option allows your invoices to be paid from a designated account automatically each billing cycle. FACTS will simply email you your invoice total and the amount to be withdrawn from your account on the 15th and last day of the month and withdraw that amount 14 days later.
Notification process for negative account balances: FACTS will notify you on the 15th and last day of each month regarding your account balances. The due date for your invoice will be 14 days after the billing date. If balance is not paid after 14 days a $10.00 late fee will be applied to your account. Please pay promptly to avoid late fees.
If an account reaches -$20.00 students associated with that account will be denied access to the hot lunch program until the account has been paid in full.