Tales from Heroville

July 2021

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Please Join Us Online to Celebrate the End of the Summer Heroes Academy!

Summer is coming to an end and we are so proud of our St. Mark Heroes, and we are so proud of what these incredible kids have accomplished this year. They've conquered fears, they climbed to new heights, they made best friends, they went for a splash, they learned about animals and all things crawly and so much more.

Please Join Us on Our Facebook Page as we celebrate the end of summer and these incredible kids!

Western Dubuque - July 22

We will go live twice on Thursday morning to showcase our 3-5th graders followed by our k-2nd graders.

Dubuque - July 23

We will go live during the following times on Friday morning to showcase our kids

  • STEAM 9:15-9:25
  • 3rd & 4th 9:30-9:50
  • 5th: 9:50-10
  • Kdg: 10:30-10:40
  • 1st: 10:40-10:50
  • 2nd: 10:50-11

All live videos will be available on our Facebook page following our virtual event.

Summer is a time for . . .

3.2.1.... soak 'em!!!! Second graders against the Dubuque Police Department #summerlearning
. . . and splashing!

National Summer Learning Week

National Summer Learning Week PSA from Secretary Miguel Cardona
This Summer Learning Week, St. Mark joined other summer programs throughout the country in highlighting the importance of summer learning and the impact it has on our kids and our families especially after such a difficult time of big changes, big feelings, and uncertainty.

For fun family resources and more you can take advantage of all summer visit https://www.summerlearning.org/.


Apples for Students
The school year is coming fast! St. Mark is reaching out for community support to ensure students in the Western Dubuque, Dubuque, and Eastern Dubuque School District and area parochial schools will have access to the supplies they need for this school year.

Those interested in supporting these efforts can fill a school bag for as little as $40 per child. You can help be visiting stmarkyouthenrichment.org/apples.

If you're a parent in need of school supplies, please contact your school's guidance counselor.

Registration is now open for the 2021 school year. Sign up is open to students from Dyersville Elementary, Peosta Elementary, Seton Catholic, Audubon, Lincoln, & Marshall. We can't wait to see you next year! Click this link for the Registration.

Families, Don't Miss Out on the Child Tax Credit

Child tax credit money started being paid monthly on July 15 to families with children across the U.S. to help with recovery from the pandemic. For more information, or to sign up for the advance payments if you don't typically need to file year end taxes, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/.