St. Mark's Parent Guild Bulletin

February 7, 2013

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Thank you to all who attended An Evening with Brené Brown. It was such an incredible event, filled with laughter & inspiration. The audience ended the evening on their feet with a Don't Stop Believin' anthem led by Dr. Brown and our own Garhett Wagers. We are proud to have been able to partner with the school in sharing Dr. Brown with you. Thank you for supporting this event, and we hope you enjoyed it!

Thank you to the Parent Education committee, led by Nicole Ellithorpe for working with the school administration in planning, organizing and staffing the event!

Thank you to our parent artist & designers, Kelly Bourgeois, Annsley Popov & Jill Reno for donating pieces to Dr. Brown to show our school's appreciation.

Our February Meeting Minutes are posted here.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Carrie Gillette

Parent Guild Vice President

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 can 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!

Heritage Festival – May 10th

Our second annual Heritage Festival will be on Friday, May 10th. This is a school-wide event and provides students hands-on learning about cultures throughout the world. There are many opportunities for parent volunteers including assisting with specific country booths, decorations & planning. If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event, please email Gury Doshi at We welcome all parents to our initial planning meetings on your choice of Saturday, Feb. 9th from 3-4 p.m. or Sunday Feb. 17th from 3-4 p.m. at St. Mark’s School. Stay posted for more details about this exciting day!

Helping Hands - Volunteers Needed

The Helping Hands committee provides invaluable help by assisting our Early Childhood teachers prepare for projects in their classrooms. Each Wednesday, the committee meets after drop-off in the Lower School Teacher's lounge to cut, trace and laminate. It is a wonderful opportunity to help out the teachers while getting to know other parents. The committee typically works from 8 -9:30am, and appreciates any time you can share. Please email Jennifer Funderburk at to learn more!

Dress a Girl Around the World

The Women of St. Mark's Church are collecting new & gently used pillowcases. The pillowcases will be used to create pillowcase dresses that will be distributed to young girls in various impoverished countries throughout the world. A collection basket is located outside of the nurse's office. Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause. Contact Tonya Pickron at with any questions.

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 tore. (as supplies last)

see you around campus at these fun events

March 1 - Box Tops for Bracelets Drive

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

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

March 28 - Grandparents & Special Friends Day