St. Mark's Parent Guild Bulletin

January 24, 2013

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

We are very excited to co-present Dr. Brené Brown with the school on Tuesday, February 5th. Refreshments and seating will begin at 6:30pm and Dr. Brown's presentation starts at 7:00.

The Parent Education committee will be selling signed copies of Dr. Brown's books, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection before & after the presentation.

Please register at as seating is limited.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Carrie Gillette

Parent Guild Vice President

Lion's Den Spiritwear store - Volunteers Needed

The Lion's Den Spiritwear Store is open every Friday from 7:35 - 8:45 a.m. and offers St. Mark's gear such as hats, travel mugs, tote bags and hair bows.

We are looking to fill our spring schedule, please click here to sign up If you haven't worked at the store before, don't worry - we will pair you with an experienced volunteer!

Box Tops for Bracelets!

Bring your Box Tops to school on Friday, March 1st. For every 20 Box Tops turned in, students will earn their choice of a St. Mark's Spirit Bracelet, Bag Tag or Pencil set from the Lion's Den Spiritwear store. (as supplies last)

Used Uniforms

Please drop off any uniform donations to Ms. Reid in the front office to help replenish the stock for summer sales. Any uniforms which are not in good enough condition to sell are donated to Outreach Christian School in Zambia. In the past year, St. Mark's has donated several large bags of unwanted uniform pieces, books and computers to the school. We received a thoughtful note from the school with pictures, click here to view it. Thank you so much for supporting this program!

Used Uniform sales take place in the summer, but if you have used uniform needs in the meantime, please contact Patty Wailes at

Parent Education - Book Club

Join us on Friday April 12th at 8:00 a.m. in Hauser Hall to discuss "Why Good Kids Act Cruel: The Hidden Truth about the Pre-Teen Years" by Carl Pickhardt, PhD.

Why do many good children increasingly treat each other badly starting as early as late elementary school; when does this meanness become most common; what are the objectives this deliberate mistreatment; how is it typically delivered; and what can parents and teachers do to help children in response?

The Parent Education Committee is starting to plan for next school year's events. Please let us know your interests in terms of speakers, books & events. E-mail us at

see you around campus at these fun events

February 1 - Dads & Donuts, 7:15 a.m.

February 5- Dr. Brené Brown event at St. Mark's, 6:30 p.m.

February 6 - Parent Guild meeting, Hauser Hall 8:05 a.m.

March 1 - Box Tops for Bracelets

March 1 - Dads & Donuts, 7:15 a.m.

March 28 - Grandparents Day