St. Mark's Parent Guild Bulletin

October 11, 2012

Thanks for your support!

It was really great to see so many St. Mark's families at the Pumpkin Patch this weekend. Many Thanks to Briar and Ian Salmon, who did an amazing job organizing this event and leading our volunteers.

We have such a wonderful group of parents that attend our events and make up our community. Thanks for all you do to support St. Mark's!

Hope to see you around campus,

Carla Singer, Parent Guild President

Dads and Donuts Tomorrow

Be sure and send Dad with the kids tomorrow morning at 7:15 for the October Dads and Donuts! Let us know you are coming at Special thanks to Kevin Brophy for sponsoring this month's event.

Scarborough Fair- The Latest News

Scarborough Fair, our annual all-school fall carnival is just a few weeks away on October 27. This fun event for our school is possible through the time and talents of our volunteers, so please take a look at our volunteer link to see how you can get involved!

Our fantastic Scarborough Fair t-shirts will be delivered in your students' backpack early next week. Students can wear the shirts on Friday, October 19, as well as the entire week of Scarborough Fair (with the exception of their Chapel day).

Wristbands for the fair are now on sale!

Family Restaurant Events

Our October Family Restaurant Event is on the 17th. Have lunch or dinner at Berryhill at Buffalo Speedway and Westpark, and they will donate 20% of your purchase to the St. Mark's Parent Guild. Your flyer will be in this week's Friday Folder.

On October 26th (In-Service Day), stop by Menchie's on Weslayan for frozen yogurt and they will donate 20% of your purchase back to the St. Mark's Parent Guild. Look for your flyer in next week's Friday Folder.

Parent Education Information

"We want to be able to control what other people think about us so that we can feel good enough." - The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brené Brown

Join the Parent Education Committee on October 19 at 8:00 a.m. in Hauser Hall to discuss The Gifts of Imperfection. All are welcome whether you have read the book or not. Come join the discussion and learn about the 10 guideposts toward living a wholehearted life, referenced by Dr. Brown in her book. In the words of Dr. Brown, part of living a wholehearted life is to "let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are." Are you ready?

Please let us know if you are interested in attending at

Box Top Drive Update

Our October Box Tops & Labels Drive is heating up and we have less than two weeks left! Every label generates funds that Parent Guild uses to pay for programs like Breakfast with Santa, Teacher Appreciation and Field Day.

As of today, the Blue Team is in the lead with 2000 and the Red Team is right behind them with 1850. Go Red! Go Blue! The winning team receives 50 points to add to their yearly total in the Spirit Competition.

Please contact Moya Varner with any questions at

St. Mark's Sweatshirts Now Available

This year we are offering long-sleeved hoodie sweatshirts for our students. These items are not required, but are a great way to show school spirit and stay warm. These sweatshirts are approved uniform items and can be worn by both divisions. You can stop by the Spirit Store on Friday morning to place your order. Order forms are also available online at

The deadline to place your order is tomorrow, so don't be left in the cold!

see you at these events around campus

10/12- Dads and Donuts

10/13- Parents Night Out at St. Mark's Church. Contact to be added to their distribution list

10/17- Family Restaurant Night at Berryhill (Buffalo Speedway at Westpark)

10/19- Parent Education Book Club, 8:00 a.m.

10/26- Spirit Day at Menchie's

10/27- Scarborough Fair, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

11/12-11/16- Book Fair