November 17, 201​7 - Weekly Update

​Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

In this issue:
- Hat and Mitten Drive
- Uniform guidelines for cold weather
- Identity Athlete Academy Clinic
- Give to the Max Day
- Mass of Gratitude
- Grade-level Google Communities
- Open Gym Fridays
- Wreath Sale: Pick up
- The Roar

A big thank you to everyone for a such great participation in fall conferences!

Hat And Mitten Drive
A new church and school Hat and Mitten Drive is coming up soon! Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Uniform Guidelines For Cold Weather
Students, especially in the winter months, are encouraged to wear uniform sweatshirts and/or fleeces at school to stay comfortable. These items are available in the uniform closet or for purchase in the Lions' Den.

Students may not wear out of uniform sweatshirts and jackets in class.

Identity Athlete Academy Clinic
Mr. Gorilla is hosting the second Identity Athlete Academy Clinic of the school year this Saturday, November 18. It is not too late to sign up or even show up at the door. Please see this flyer for more information.

Give To The Max Day
We met our goal for Give to the Max Day! We fundraised $25,573 all in one day. We have an additional match for another $7,500 for the annual appeal, so gifts given off of the giveMN site are still good for the rest of the match. Thank you and God bless you for your generosity!

Mass Of Gratitude
Parishioners LOVED seeing so many students at Mass in uniform a couple of weeks ago for the Mass of Gratitude Weekend. We would love to have students help (in uniform) again on December 16-17 to help usher. Ms. Overhaug and Mr. Zeckser will be there and will reward participants on Monday with Out of Uniform passes.

Please sign up with this form. Thank you for your participation!

Grade Level Google Communities
Invitations for parents to join Google Communities for each grade level went out in the beginning of the school year (from grade level "Purple Parents". If you have yet to join or are looking for more information, please contact the designated Purple Parent(s) for your children's grade levels. For more information about Google Communities and how to join, see here.

Open Gym Fridays
Reminder that Mr. Gorilla is hosting open gym every Friday evening from 6-7:30 pm. Parents and students are welcome to attend!

Wreath Sale: Pick Up
A reminder that the wreath sale pick up is coming up next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Orders must be picked up on: Tuesday, November 21st (2:30-5:30 pm) Wednesday, November 22nd (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) Please pick up your wreaths in the alley behind the Parish Center. If neither of these times work for you, please let Patrick Bowlin know and other options can be discussed to get your order to you. Checks are payable to St. Mark’s School. Thank you!

Learning And The Brain Conference
Mrs. Rogers and Ms. Heintzelman returned this week from the 3 day Learning and the Brain Conference in Boston. Experts gathered from around the world to teach about the impact of neuroscience on education and how it can impact our teaching and learning. Both Mrs. Rogers and Ms. Heintzelman will be sharing their biggest takeaways with the rest of our staff. Hooray for an advance in brain education here at Saint Marks!

The Roar
Check out this week's episode of The Roar and be sure to listen all the way through to hear from our surprise student guests!

Episode 002

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News And Upcoming Events

Identity Athlete Academy Clinic: Nov 18

Thanksgiving break: Nov 22-24

Marker Monday: Nov 27

Picture re-take day: Nov 28

Wellness Fun Friday: Dec 1

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