Newsletter

2020 is here and our children are truly growing. I hope that all of you and your families had a wonderful holiday season and are settling back into your regular routines. Thank you to all the families that participated in the Angel Tree by giving gifts to those who may not have had a joyous Christmas without your generosity. Thank you to our Bear families who allowed their children to perform the night of Birthday for Christ. It was a fabulous performance. Calendar January 29th — (on or before) W2 information will go home. You must sign for this information. Additional copies will cost $2 per page. January 20th —Martin Luther King Jr., Day St. Mark’s Ark will be closed February 17th —Presidents’ Day, St. Mark’s Ark is closed February 5 and 6—Spring Pictures February 25th—Shrove Tuesday February 26th—Ash Wednesday March 30—Vision screening for ages 3 and up May 1—Spring Program Housekeeping Sign In Due to DCF regulations, we are required to have you sign in your child. The teacher will do a quick health check and sign her initials. Please don’t forget to help us document your child’s arrival and departure. Health Check A general check of your child for scrapes and bumps each day will help us do our job better. It is a great help when you tell us about their little accidents at arrival. This should take 30 sec. at sign in time. Breakfast Breakfast is served everyday from 7:15-8:00 am. Please do not bring in a special breakfast (donut, cereal, yogurt, soft drinks etc.) for your child. If you wish for your child to have something other than what is being served, please give it to him at home. It is very difficult to explain to a two year old why his friend is eating a donut and he is eating cheese toast. TUITION REMINDERS Tuition is due on Mondays. It is late on Wednesdays. Late fees will be charged accordingly. • We can not take temporary bank checks. If you run out of checks, please give us a money order. St. Mark’s Ark does take credit cards. Additional fees are charged. Please continue sending labeled jackets and hats with your child in the mornings. We ask that you walk your child to the classroom to hang it up. The children are claiming any jacket in the San Marco room after gym time. More and more jackets are going home with the wrong child. Warm days are followed by cold ones during the week, but we would like to continue taking the children outside in the mornings when it is chilly. Your child may insist he or she does not need a jacket, but many times the entire class has to come inside because one or two children are not dressed properly to play outside. You must insist that your child bring a jacket! We ask that you send a full jacket with sleeves, not just the popular fleece vests. Thank you for your cooperation and support of this issue! While many post-print updates appear on the online calendar, St. Mark’s also has a social media presence. Website: www.stmarksjax.org Facebook Page (Public): www.facebook.com/stmarksjax Facebook Group (Private/Request to join): https://www.facebook.com/groups/94748356090/ Instagram: stmarksjaxelca Download St. Mark’s Ark App and say yes to push notifications. Also, visit the St. Mark’s Ark Preschool website: http://stmarksark.com MAY GOD’S PEACE AND MANY BLESSINGS COME TO ALL OF YOU IN 2020!

St. Mark’s Ark contacts Phone 904-346-0404  Fax     904-425-3516  Patrice director@stmarksark.com  Cathy ckirby@stmarksark.com