October 2020
Dates to Remember:

Thursday, October 22- 8:15 Mass- grades 1-3 Cohort B

Tuesday, November 3- Election Day- No School- Vote

Monday, November 9- 8:15 Mass- grades 1-3 Cohort A

Thursday, November 12- Holy Name Chicken BBQ (details to follow!)

If your child's immunization or physical documentation has not been sent to the school nurse, please do so ASAP. Nurse Tracy can be reached at TMartin@saintmarkschool.com or 836-1191
Protecting God's Children

The Diocese of Buffalo employs a program called Protecting God’s Children. Part of this program is teaching children safety skills to help empower them to make safe choices. This is mandatory for all Catholic schools in the Diocese. This year, due to COVID-19 the diocese has designed a home learning plan that families can complete together. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to sit down and discuss these matters together. Below are the links to the parental lessons for each age grouping. Please review the lesson with your child and return to their teacher the accompanying form.

Questions can be directed to our Religious Education Coordinator, Miss Wind at KWind@saintmarkschool.com

Family Safe Environment Training Lessons

The NYSDOH has released a COVID-19 Toolkit which includes a decision making chart for student attendance. Per our Reopening Plan, this tool should be used by parents every morning before leaving with their child(ren) for school. It is also on our school website. This does not have to be printed and returned to school; we ask that you use it with your child(ren) at home.

Teen Support Group sponsored by Mental Health Advocates of WNY

This peer support group is open to adolescent youth between the ages of 13-18. Youth Peer Advocates facilitate this strength-based group to give
youth the opportunity to connect with their peers, validate each others' experiences, and discuss management of mental health. The group offers
a safe place for youth to receive support as well as to celebrate accomplishments and practice self-care skills. Information Here
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