St. Mark's Parent Guild Bulletin

April 25, 2013

We are excited to announce our slate of officers for the 2013-14 school year!

President: Carrie Gillette, mom to Will (1st) and Nick (Pre-K)

Vice President/President-Elect: Tonya Pickron, mom to Noah (1st) and Lindsay (Pre-K)

Treasurer: Verity Gilpin, mom to Charlie (K), Adelaide (entering 2s) and Elliot

Secretary: Jennifer Ducey, mom to Trip (2nd) and Wheatley (Pre-K)

If you haven't had an opportunity, please click here to sign up for 2013-14 committees. There are many opportunities for you to be involved, and there are varying levels of commitment. Thank you for sharing your time & talent with Parent Guild!

The slate and budget will be voted on during the last Parent Guild meeting of the school year on Wednesday, May 1st at 8:05 in Hauser Hall. We hope you can join us.


Carrie Gillette

Parent Guild Vice President

Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon

Teacher Appreciation week is May 6th - 10th. We will be having a luncheon for the teachers on Tuesday, May 7th and are looking for the following volunteers:

  • Volunteers to help setup Hauser Hall for the luncheon at 9:30am
  • PS3, Pre-K and Kindergarten parents to monitor the cafeteria during the 10:45am lunch
  • Food donations: Baguettes or breads (sliced), Fruit, and bite-sized desserts

If you are interested in helping, please contact Tonya Pickron at

Teacher Appreciation Week Student Project

We will be creating a garden collage of messages to show our teachers and staff how much we value them. In the Friday Folders, students will bring home a cut out to write a note or message to their teacher or any staff member.

Please be sure to write the teacher's or staff member's name on the front and your student's name on the back. Extra cutouts for additional messages and the collection box will be located outside Nurse Michelle's office. Please return these notes by Friday, May 3rd and thank you for your help in showing the teachers how much we appreciate our teachers!

Heritage Festival - Volunteer Needs

Heritage Festival is a school-wide event on May 10th and we are looking for volunteers to help in the following ways:

We really need 2-3 parents to host a U.S.A country booth, highlighting American culture. Volunteers will bring items and photos to display at the booth (e.g. flags, baseballs, historical events, symbols, famous sites, pop culture) and will staff the booth from 9:15 -12:45 on Friday, May 10th.

In addition, we have volunteer opportunities to help decorate and work the event. Volunteers shifts are 2-3 hours and you can sign up by clicking here.

If you are interested in hosting the U.S.A. booth or have any questions, please contact Gury Doshi or Hala Issa - Ahmad at

Save the Date: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

The administration and faculty of St. Mark’s wants you to save the date now! On Tuesday, May 14 they will host a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast in Hauser Hall from 7:50-9:00 a.m. Whether you served as a Room Parent, a Parent Guild Volunteer, an Annual Fund Class Rep, a Booster Club parent, all of the above or other… all volunteers are welcome. Join us!


We are excited to announce Ali Dodson and Anna Scholtes as the 2013-14 Spiritwear chairs. They have already been at work finding new items for our students to wear and show their Lion's Pride. We will be offering a St. Mark's embroidered belt and a boathouse rain jacket, both of which are approved uniform pieces and can be worn to school. Order forms will be sent home in the Friday Folders. Click on the following links for the belt and the rain jacket order forms.

Used Uniforms - Collection & Summer Sales

We will offer a used uniform collection during morning carpool the last week of school. Simply put your uniforms in a bag and volunteers will take them from your car to resell. You can always drop off used uniforms at Ms. Reid's office, at any time during the year.

Mark your calendar for our summer Used Uniform sales on June 19th, August 7th and August 20th. Please contact Patty Wailes at with any questions.

End of Year Appreciation Fund: May 1st -15th

We are pleased to offer the End of Year Appreciation Fund again as a way to recognize St. Mark's teachers and staff. Participation is completely voluntary and we will collect donations to be divided equally from May 1st through May 15th. Please stay tuned for details on how to participate.

see you around campus at these fun events

May 3 - Box Top Drive during morning drop-off

May 3 - Dads & Donuts, 7:15 a.m. in Hauser Hall

May 5 - Ice Cream Social for Incoming & Buddy Families

May 7 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

May 10 - Heritage Festival

May 14 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast in Hauser Hall

May 20, 21, 22, 24 - Used Uniform Collection Drive