November 2020
Dates to Remember:



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

Wednesday, November 11- Veterans' Day- No School

Thursday, November 12- Holy Name Chicken BBQ

Tuesday, November 17 & Thursday, November 19- School Picture Retake Days

Wednesday, November 25--Friday, November 27- Thanksgiving Break- No School


School Reach

This year, our automated School Reach system will send text messages along with a phone call. This system is used in addition to email. It is a crucial piece to our communication plan with parents, especially for any school wide closures.

Opt-in by following the directions below!


A Message from our Library

Our school librarian, Mrs. Polovich, has curated a list of books to support students' mental health, character building and socio-emotional learning. We currently have many of the books listed in our school library. Should you want to borrow one, email her at MPolovich@saintmarkschool.com



Also, please return any library or school books from the 2019-2020 school year. We are waiving fines for library books from last year, so you may return any books with no penalty!
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




Holy Name Drive Thru Chicken and Ribs BBQ
Thursday, November 12th, 4pm-7pm
Chicken dinner $10
Rib dinner $12
Combo dinner $15
Mac & Cheese $2

Tickets are being sold at weekend Masses and here.



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.

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