Coronavirus Protocol Update

To our valued parents, partners, and staff, In an effort to keep everyone as informed as possible during this school year we are sharing the following information update related to St. Mark Youth Enrichment’s program operations impacted by COVID-19. As our understanding of the COVID-19 virus and best practices surrounding health and safety are constantly evolving, all guidance is subject …

We Fight For Iowans Tuesday, June 30

KWWL And Five Eastern Iowa United Ways Are Teaming Up For A Special Day Of Giving To Raise Money For The COVID-19 CARE FUND. On Tuesday, June 30, KWWL and five Eastern Iowa United Ways are teaming up for a special day of giving to raise money for the COVID-19 CARE FUND. The day-long event is called We Fight For …

St. Mark is Here

As we continue to navigate this new, albeit temporary, normal together know that you have been on my mind every single day. I imagine all the beautiful things that are coming from this…things like families working together to make dinner, playing together in backyards, pets who are thrilled their humans will be home ALL day again, finding new and creative …

Sight Words: Printable Games

Sight Words has an extensive collection of printable board and card games that build reading skills while also keeping kids engaged. For many of these, you just need a color printer, paper, scissors, or other everyday objects you can find around the home. Enjoy! Sight Words Bingo Play bingo while reinforcing your sight words. Print out your own custom cards. …

Five Helpful Responses for Our Families at Home

by Jon Aguilar, Communications Specialist I’m not going to lie. When I hear stories from other parents, it’s not hard to see that adjusting to this temporary normal is going to be a little tough. Writing this I know it’s a little strange in my house. My dog is confused, my daughter doesn’t know what’s going on. To say things …

Fun, Kid-Friendly Recipes

From Convivium Urban Farmstead In early March, Convivium welcomed our kids to make tasty recipes like homemade tortilla chips, pico de gallo, and more. Huge shout out to the Dubuque Police and student volunteers for helping! Our friends at Convivium Urban Farmstead recently shared some of these great kid-friendly recipes for families at home. View the recipes from Convivium. Searching …

Tips for Working from Home

Working from home? The Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce just released 5 tips for those navigating the waters of working from home for the first time. Location, Location, Location: Find a dedicated and comfortable spot to work. Find a buddy: Help fill the socializing gap while working remotely by finding a colleague you can hit up when you feel the …

COVID-19 and St. Mark

Dear friends, I’m going to be honest. Things are a little scary right now. But as I would tell my St. Mark kids, “Things are going to be okay, we’re all in this together.” I can promise you that St. Mark will do all we can to share the best and most recent news and resources with all of you. …