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Deans' Weekly Newsletter

The Deans' Weekly is a weekly newsletter filled with news and information on the campus happenings for the week as well as upcoming events. The newsletter is distributed to parents and guardians of our students. Content for the newsletter comes from the Deans of St. Mark's and is compiled by the Dean of Students for distribution.

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Dear Parents,

We are through the first week of school and have moved more into the routine of school with academic classes and athletic programs in full swing. Woohoo! This week, we have had two inspiring Chapel talks by Colin Boylan and Rebecca Lovett, our Head Monitors, who are both committed to making this school year a positive one for all. Thanks Colin and Rebecca!
That said, the busyness of school can be exhausting and overwhelming for some. Most are still in the process of figuring out how to navigate and juggle new classes and other commitments. If you child is moving from the "stretch" zone to the "stress" zone, please be sure to reach out to your student's advisor. While the pace has picked up, the community will continue to be a vibrant place with much to do throughout the year. Let's keep everyone in the "stretch" zones!
Last Friday, we hosted Convocation on Friday evening. Every year, Convocation kicks off the beginning of the academic year with recognitions for academic excellence and for teacher dedication to St. Mark's. In addition, Mr. Warren presented a thoughtful speech focusing on role models [read Mr. Warren's convocation address].
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Dear Parents,

What a week! Student leaders, preseason athletes, new students and their families, returning students have made their way to campus and are getting ready to start classes tomorrow morning. The week has been very busy for them with Orientation Activities and our student leaders have been tremendous help in organizing and leading activities. On Thursday, the Monitors sponsored a fun community event on the Athletic Quad night where students had the opportunity to watch the Patriots football game outside, have some pizza, and hang out with classmates. Tonight, we will host our Convocation ceremony which denotes and celebrates the official opening of the academic year. Tomorrow, all classes will meet in a special schedule. We are hitting the ground running!

We will be downloading all of the data from the submitted Family Information Forms and making sure that all forms are in. Until we can complete this process, Boardingware will not be available since we need the Family Information Form for updated permissions and other information. For now, all permissions to leave campus should go through the Deans' Office and the Front Deck sign out sheet.

This Saturday after our all-school cookout with Mr. and Dr. Warren at Choate House, David Hall, a hypnotist, will be mesmerizing the crowd with his unique talents. Should be fun and entertaining. Also this weekend, we will be sponsoring a number of off campus trip to Target, the Natick Mall, Starbucks, Dick's Sporting Goods, Chipotle, and more! Students should sign up in the Deans' Office for these trips. It's a Community Weekend, and we expect boarders to stay on campus overnight on Saturday and would love to have days students stay or come back to campus on Saturday evening for the main event (if they can).

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Dear St. Mark's Community,

Happy September! Labor Day Weekend is here (and so is the first issue of the Deans' Weekly Newsletter) and the faculty spent a number of days this week taking part in professional development meetings and preparing for the arrival of students and parents next week. All of us are getting ready, and we hope that you are as excited as we are for the start of the school year! Go Lions!

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