St. Mark's Parent Guild Bulletin

September 28, 2012

We have a new location!

We are excited to share important news and volunteer opportunities directly with you through this new bulletin. Check your inbox on Thursdays for the latest Parent Guild news.

Hope to see you around campus,

Carla Singer, Parent Guild President

Don't miss our October Meeting

Join us on October 3 at 8:05 a.m. in the cafeteria or 6:00 p.m. in Hauser Hall. Parents on the 8:15 a.m. drop off schedule are welcome to bring their children to the morning meeting.

Pumpkin Patch News

Our annual Pumpkin Patch is coming up next weekend, so be sure and stop by to pick up your pumpkins! The Patch will be open Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Sign up to volunteer at http://stmes.ivolunteer.com/pumpkinpatch

All about Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair is our annual Halloween carnival on October 27 from 3:00-7:00 with fun events for all ages. We had a great kick-off planning meeting last week, and it is not too late to join the fun. Areas we need expertise include: Decorations, Marketing, In-Kind Donations, Event Set Up and Break Down. Ready to Volunteer? Send us an e-mail at parentguild@stmes.org.

Don't miss out on your chance to have a Scarborough Fair t-shirt! The deadline for orders is tomorrow, so stop by the Spirit Store tomorrow morning to place your order.

Thank you to these generous neighborhood businesses for parterning with us as underwriters for our Fair!

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., Parker School Uniforms, Carboceramics, Tista's Fine Furniture, Doctor's Express, Frost Bank, Kaki Vallee, Greenwood King Realtors, McDermott Will & Emery, Texas LoanStar, Inc, Wortham Insurance, Copy Doctor, Kumon West University, Sweetwater Pool & Patio, and David's Pools & Spa

Parent Education Book Club

"Comparison is the thief of happiness." - 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. In this book, Dr. Brown identifies ten guideposts toward living a wholehearted life. We will talk about what living a wholehearted life means as an individual, as a parent and as a member of our school community. Please let us know if you are interested in attending at parentguild@stmes.org.

October Box Top Drive- Red Team Versus Blue Team

During the month of October, be sure to turn in your Box Tops and Labels for Education in the red or blue boxes in the front reception area. The winning team will be awarded with 50 points for their yearly total! Check your Friday Folders for a list of products and help your students find the labels in your pantry.


New St. Mark's Gear 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. We will be taking orders until October 12. Look in your Friday folder for a flyer with details, or stop by the Spirit Store on Friday morning to place your order. Order forms are also available online at http://www.stmes.org/uploaded/Forms/Development/12-13_sweatshirt_order_form.pdf

Don't Miss These Fun Events on Campus

10/5-10/7- St. Mark's Pumpkin Patch

10/12- Dads and Donuts

10/13- Parents Night Out at St. Mark's Church. Contact church@stmarks-houston.org 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.

10/23- Parent Education Panel Discussion, 6:30 p.m.

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