The Parent Association sponsors and helps organize several events throughout the year that combines the effort to build friendships and enhance community spirit while raising funds for Saint Mark’s programs. These events include Fall Fest, Book Fairs, Talent Show, Jog-A-Thon, the Spring Auction, and the Golf and Tennis Tournament. All families are encouraged to support the school by attending these events, as well as by volunteering for the planning and execution.
Held the first Friday of every month during the school year, Community Coffees are opportunities for parents, faculty, and staff to connect in a casual setting on campus. The monthly Parent Association meeting is held immediately following Community Coffees.
The annual Fall Festival brings the Saint Mark’s community together for an afternoon of games (including ever-popular “confetti eggs”), arts and crafts, retail booths, and food. The school parking lot is transformed into our “fairgrounds,” and families from the school, church, and neighborhood come together for a day of fun.
Annual Spring Event
The school’s largest fundraising event is held in the spring each year. The event includes live and silent auctions and a paddle raise, as well as dinner and dancing. Every other year, the event begins with friendly competition at the Golf & Tennis Tournament earlier in the day.
The Friends of the Library Committee organizes two book fairs every year, one in the fall and one in the spring, as well as other activities to support the Library.
This is one of the most-loved events at the school. Students from kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to perform in front of an audience to show their talent. Students dance, play instruments, sing, tell jokes, recite poetry, and perform gymnastics or martial arts routines. The spring Talent Show gives our students a chance to take risks in front of a supportive audience and is not-to-be-missed!
The Jog-A-Thon, a student fundraising event, is held every spring. Participating in the Jog-A-Thon, students help raise money to support their school and have a morning of healthy fun doing it!
Used Uniform Sales
Several times a year the PA hosts used uniform sales, where parents can stock up on gently used shirts, pants, skirts, jumpers, and sweaters. Proceeds from the sales support the school.
New Family Welcome Dinner
Each fall, PRIDE hosts a dinner to welcome all new families, share PRIDE’s mission, and invite parents to be involved.
Families bring a dish from a country of their heritage for a festive on-campus dinner.
The focus of the Diversity Day is celebrating our differences and recognizing the ways in which we are the same. During the day, students visit booths focused on all types of diversity, including cultural heritage, family diversity, and religious diversity to name a few.