October 27, 201​7 - Weekly Update

Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza

In this issue:
- Saint Mark's is on to something
- Box tops
- Saint Mark's Strategic Plan
- Open houses
- Dunker Fridays
- CARE-a-thon
- Fall sports update

Saint Mark's Is On To Something
K-8 schools like Saint Mark's are excelling in regards to their middle schoolers. Students that experience brain science education, receive positive influence from peers, and support from instructors, all while learning in the same environment from grades K-8, are able to enjoy more success academically, socially, and emotionally. Check out this article for more information!

Box Tops
Please bring your box tops in! We want to get as many as possible by October 30th! We get checks from box tops in December and May, so it would be preferable to have the money be used throughout the year rather than all at the end of the year.

Saint Mark's Strategic Plan
Saint Mark's Strategic Plan has been finalized and approved, and will be shared soon. Once finalized, it will be shared on our website so that parents may get an inside look at our vision for the future. Stay tuned for more updates!

Open Houses
Open House at Saint Thomas Academy! Families interested in learning more about Saint Thomas Academy are invited to attend an upcoming admissions open house on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. STA is Minnesota’s only Catholic, college preparatory, military/leadership school for boys. For the schedule and to register for the Open House, see here, or call 651-683-1516.

Open House at De la Salle! Families interested in learning more about De la Salle are invited to attend an upcoming admissions open house on Monday, October 30, 2017, at 7:00 pm. De la Salle is the third largest Catholic High School in Minnesota and continues to grow. For more information please see here.

Dunker Fridays
Dunker Fridays are back! We are offering 4 take-home Italian Dunker Days this year, with the first coming up on November 3rd. Check out this flyer for more information!

Our annual CARE-a-thon fundraising effort is underway, and service projects next week! Thank you to everyone who has turned in their permission slips, chaperone forms, and for the donations we have collected so far! If you have yet to bring in any of these items, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you and cheers to our week of service ahead!

Fall Sports Update
Our boys and girls soccer teams have wrapped up their regular and post seasons. The students grew a lot in skills and really had seasons to make us proud. The 8th grade girls have finished their season, and the 6th grade girls team (made up almost entirely of 5th graders) won their divisional championship today and is headed to St. Agnes for the CAA championship tomorrow at 1pm.

News And Upcoming Events

All School Mass, November 1

Final day of filming for school music video, November 1

Wreath Sale due date is November 2

Half day next Friday, November 3

CARE-a-thon service begins this Monday! Remember to dress warmly for the service projects next week, the weather is looking chilly!

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