St. Mark's Parent Guild Bulletin

November 1, 2012

Scarborough Fair- Thank you!

What a great weekend for our community! Thanks to the help of 200 parent volunteers and a planning committe of 30, Scarborough Fair 2012 was a big success.

There were so many people that contributed creative ideas and many hours to make this day the best it could be. Many thanks to our hard-working committee, all of the parent volunteers, and the families who attended this fun event. We truly are A Community Engaged.

Carla Singer

Parent Guild President

Take a look at some of our favorite pictures from the day at the bottom of this Bulletin. You can also click here for the Facebook link to the complete photo album.

Dads and Donuts Tomorrow

Be sure and send Dad with the kids tomorrow for the November Dads and Donuts. Breakfast will be from 7:15-7:45 in Hauser Hall. Let us know you are coming at Many thanks to Cullen Evans and Gerardo Amelio for sponsoring this month's event.

November Parent Guild Meeting Times

Our monthly meeting will be held at 8:05 a.m. on November 7 in the cafeteria. Parents on the 8:30 drop off schedule are welcome to bring their children. Later that day, we are offering a 5:30 p.m. meeting in the Upper Library for parents who cannot attend the morning meeting. Perfect for parents who use our aftercare program!

Box Top Drive Results

Congratulations to the Blue Team for collecting 3263 Box Tops! They will receive 50 points towards their yearly total in the Spirit Competition. Great job to the Red Team for collecting 3147 Box Tops. Thank you to Moya Varner and the Box Tops Committee for their work creating this drive and counting all of the Box Tops.

We will continue to collect Box Tops throughout the year, just turn them into Ms. Reid's office. Let's see if we can get to 10,000 Box Tops before the end of the school year!

Family Restaurant Night

Don't miss Family Restaurant Night on November 7. Join your St. Mark's friends for dinner at The Buffalo Grille, mention you are with St. Mark's, and they will donate 15% of the proceeds to the Parent Guild. The Buffalo Grille is located at 4080 Bissonnet at Academy.

Teacher Appreciation

The Teacher Appreciation Committee was happy to provide dinner for the teachers during their conference evening on October 25. Special thanks to Tonya Pickron for organizing this for our teachers.

Poinsettia Sale

Deck the Halls with Poinsettias, while supporting the Parent Guild! Please check your Friday folders for more details.

Orders are due by Friday, November 16 and Poinsettias will be delivered on December 4.

Parent Education News

Mark your calendars for an evening panel event on December 5 at 6:30, "Contemporary Parenting Concerns: What is it about over-scheduling, technology and sexuality that gives us anxiety as parents?"

The TED talk with Garhett Wagers has been moved to Monday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Hauser Hall.

Please let us know if you are interested in attending either of these events at

see you at these events around campus

11/3- Parents' Night Out at St. Mark's Church Contact to be added to the mailing list.

11/7- November Parent Guild Meeting, 8:05 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

11/7- Family Restaurant Night, The Buffalo Grille, 4080 Bissonnet at Academy

11/12-11/16- Book Fair

12/1- Breakfast with Santa- details coming soon!

12/5- Parent Education Evening Panel, 6:30 p.m.

12/10- TED Talk with Garhett Wagers, 6:30 p.m.

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