St. Mark's Parent Guild Bulletin

February 28, 2013

Tomorrow we are collecting Box Tops and Labels for Education at the Lion's Den Spiritwear Store outside Hauser Hall. For every 20 Box Tops or Labels for Education turned in, students will earn their choice of a St. Mark's Spirit Bracelet, Bag Tag or Pencil Set. Please trim the Box Tops and group them in increments of 20 for a speedy checkout! We also need a few volunteers to help count, please contact if you can help after drop-off.

It's not too late to RSVP for Dads & Donuts tomorrow morning, please email

I hope to see you at our next Parent Guild meeting, on Wednesday, March 6th at 8:05 a.m. in Hauser Hall. This meeting will feature Grandparent & Friends Day, committee changes for 2013-14, the Un-Gala and more!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Carrie Gillette

Parent Guild Vice President

Grandparents & Friends Day - March 28th

Grandparents & Friends Day is Thursday, March 28th. This is a special day for students to share the campus with Grandparents & Friends through classroom visits and chapel. Invitations will be mailed soon, please take a moment to update any Grandparent address changes in RenWeb.

Chapel Services:

8:30 a.m. Preschool 2s - Kindergarten

9:30 a.m. 1st - 8th Grade

There will be complimentary valet service to assist our visitors and we will have early dismissal.

Why Good Kids Act Cruel: The Hidden Truth about the Pre-Teen Years"

Join the Parent Education Committee Book Club on Friday April 12th at 8:00 a.m. in Hauser Hall as we discuss "Why Good Kids Act Cruel: The Hidden Truth about the Pre-Teen Years" by Carl Pickhardt, PhD. In this book Dr. Pickardt answers 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?

Please let us know if you are interested in attending at

Nominations for 2013-14 Parent Guild Officers

We are accepting nominations for Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for

the 2013-14 school year. Please send any recommendations you have to or, you may leave a note with Ms. Reid to place in the Parent Guild VP box.

If you have any questions or would like to talk more about the open opportunities, please feel free to contact any of the current officers. We look forward to building next year's slate!

Marriage Event for the Women of St. Mark's

The Women of St. Mark's Church invite all women to their upcoming speaker on marriage. Lynn Goode, a Licensed Master Social Worker, will speak on navigating a successful marriage on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Tonya Pickron. Bring a wedding photo and help us cut a Moeller's Bakery wedding cake. Please RSVP to Tonya at

see you around campus at these fun events

March 1 - Box Tops for Bracelets Drive at Lion's Den Spiritwear Store

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

March 6 - Parent Guild Meeting, 8:05 a.m. in Hauser Hall

March 28 - Grandparents & Friends Day - Early Dismissal

April 12 - Book Club Discussion, 8:00 a.m in Hauser Hall