Principal's Weekend Update

May 25th, Saint Bede the Venerable

In this issue...

- First Friday Breakfast

- Lunch Volunteers Needed

- Virtus Training Reminder

- A Grand Olde Saint Mark's Success

- New Markers on the Horizon

- Preschool Expansion

- Standardized Test Scores Update

- Communication opportunity coming



  • Important reminder that all fees (including but not limited to: lunch accounts, library accounts, yearbook fees, tuition, etc.) need to be paid before the end of the year field trips. Students will not be permitted to attend field trips, including Pre K- 8th grade field day on June 4th , if fees have not been paid.
  • Thank you to all the Markers who participated in Marker Monday at Sweet Pea's last week! As always, we love to see everyone out and appreciate the support! It was a delicious event and early indicators are that it was one of our top Marker Monday fundraisers of the year! Thank you!

First Friday Breakfast

The final First Friday of the year is next week on June 1st, so the Wellness Committee is hosting a First Friday Wellness Breakfast! Please join us at drop off on the playground June 1st to celebrate our health and wellness as well as an end to a great year!

Anyone interested in helping by serve up healthy treats or provide some, please contact Danielle Robinson-Prater at .

See you all there :)

Lunch Volunteers needed!

Our lunch program is in need of lunch volunteers, especially for the end of the year with the last day of hot lunch being served on June 5th.

Please see the sign up sheet below to register. Thank you so much for your time and help!

Virtus Training Reminder

Just a reminder that all Parents will need to be certified in Virtus Training by this Fall. Saint Mark's is hosting another training session on Thursday, June 7th at 6 pm.

To register for a session, create an account on and follow the prompts to register.

A Grand Olde Saint Mark's Success

Thank you to Drew Nowak and the festival committee for organizing such a fun and smooth weekend for Saint Mark's! The festival was very well attended especially on Friday night. Thanks, also, to the many of you who came out to volunteer for a shift or two.

New Markers on the Horizon

On the heels of the news of some of our teachers heading in new directions next year, we have begun the process of hiring great new teachers to lead our students next year. Positions are posted and applications are coming in. We look forward to hiring and welcoming new Marker teachers and introducing them to you as well. Stay tuned!

Preschool Expansion

Due to the high number of preschoolers enrolled, and in the interest of welcoming students on our wait list, we will open a third room in preschool next fall! The Apple Room will serve as a half day room for preschoolers, and we are now able to enroll even more students into the Star and Sunshine rooms! Thank you for sharing the word about the awesome Saint Mark's Preschool, as it has certainly contributed to its popularity and success.

Standardized Test Scores Update

Your teacher's newsletter and the Middle School Nugget will include our spring district mean scores, which were not included in this spring's individual student reports. We apologize for the delay in that piece of information.

Communications Opportunity Coming

In response to the positive feedback families have shared about the FAQ email, there will soon be a live portal families can access to ask more questions about some of the changes that may be coming up. We hope that families will find this to be a good opportunity to ask questions and better understand the goings on at school.

News and Upcoming Events

  • Memorial Day (no school), May 28
  • PES Family Retreat, May 30
  • First Friday Breakfast, June 1
  • 8th Grade graduation rehearsal, June 1
  • Field Day, June 4
  • 8th Grade Graduation, June 5
  • Last day of school, June 6
  • Virtus Training Session, June 7
  • Saint Mark's Golf Day, Jun 24

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