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Attendance Letter Notification
New Mark North Star News
Hello New Mark Families, I cannot believe that we are looking at only three weeks left in our first semester. We have accomplished a few of our goals already for the year, and we are making progress towards the rest of them. Our students are getting ready to take their end of the semester District Assessments in ELA, math and science. We will be administering our second writing prompt to all students in all subjects on Thursday, December 19, during first hour. This is important information for us to have on each of our students. Please make every effort to have your child in attendance on this testing date.
You have many opportunities to be at New Mark supporting your student(s) in the month of December. Please make sure to look at the concert schedule dates on our website under calendar. I always invite and encourage you to be actively involved with your student and events occurring at New Mark. Our PTSA will be at all of our concert events selling New Mark spirit wear and fundraiser cards. These cards are great stocking stuffers! They will also be providing refreshments. I wanted to publicly thank our PTSA for constantly supporting our school community.
We just completed our food drive for the Northland Christmas Store. We collected 3,973 cans of green beans, corn and boxes of macaroni and cheese. We raised $132.00 in cash donations. That dollar amount equates to another 396 cans or items of food. We want to thank you so much for helping us make this year’s food drive so successful. We obviously could not do this without your support.
Our Winter Break begins at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013. Students will return to begin our second semester Monday, January 6, 2014. With only three weeks left in semester one, we have much to accomplish. We will be focused on ending the semester with strong academic performance and positive behaviors. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns as we end this semester. I wish all of you and your families the very best during the upcoming holiday season.