St. Mark School
A 2009 National Blue Ribbon
School of Excellence
St. Mark School is a Christ-centered learning environment that teaches Gospel values and fosters academic excellence. Aware of the dignity and uniqueness of all students, we are committed to the spiritual, intellectual, moral, social, and physical development of each child.


May 6, 2022

Dear St. Mark Families,


Mother's Day has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States on the second Sunday of May since 1914. But Catholics have been celebrating a sort of mother's day since the first few centuries of the Church.


In Catholic tradition, the month of May is dedicated to Mary. Chosen by God above all other women, Mary's faith and obedience paved the way for the Incarnation. Her example teaches us faith, obedience, humility and most of all, how to love.


According to St. Thomas of Villanova, "If in this world any creature ever loved God with whole heart, with whole soul, and with whole mind, she was the creature.”© https://www.dolr.org/article/honoring-mothers-catholic-tradition


I would like to take this opportunity to wish a very happy and blessed Mother's Day holiday to all our St. Mark family mothers, grandmothers, Godmothers, and mothers to be. May your day be blessed with love of family and friends.


I wish you all continued good health and God's blessings.


Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Warner 


Please do not reply to this email. If you ever have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

Living our Faith


Please join me in praying for our 2nd Grade Class who will receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 7th, thereby nourishing and sustaining their relationship with Jesus Christ. May they always walk with God by their side.  On a personal note, I ask that you keep my daughter in your prayers, as she is also receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion tomorrow.


May Crowning of the Blessed Mother will be presented by Grades 2 & 8 on Wednesday, May 11th at 9am in our church. All parents are welcome to attend.

Music Teacher Candidates 

St. Mark School is looking for a qualified music teacher for Preschool-Grade 8. If you know someone who may be interested in a part-time position, please ask them to email their resume to mwarner@stmarkschool.org

Dress Down Day Reminders


With the warm weather approaching, I want to remind students that open-toed shoes are not allowed at school. This includes flip flops, slides and open-toed sandals.

Room Parents


Are you interested in being a Room Parent for your child’s class for the 2022-2023 school year? If you would like to be considered for the role, please email Ms. Zenowich no later than June 15, 2022. If you are selected to be a Room Parent, an invitation email will be sent to you mid-summer. 

Faculty/Staff News 


Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Carolyn Mannino on the arrival of her 4th Granddaughter! Juliana Elizabeth was born on Monday, May 2, 2022. Mom and baby are both home and doing well. 

 

Ms. Danielle Vieth, our Grade 8 teacher, has made the decision to not return to St. Mark School for the 2022-2023 school year. Ms. Vieth intends to pursue other avenues to further her career. Please join me in wishing Ms. Vieth all the best in her future endeavors. 

Blake's School Uniform Company Sale

Blake's School Uniform Company is offering early bird specials on uniform sales for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here for pricing information and click here to download early bird coupon. For store information visit www.blakesschooluniform.com
End of Year Dates

With the approval of the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools, Office of the Superintendent for Schools, the last day of the 2021-2022 school year for Grades Kindergarten through 7 will be Friday, June 17th, 2022.
 
Early Dismissal Days in June
Thursday, June 16th, 11:25 Dismissal
Friday, June 17th, 11:25 Dismissal

Little Lions Preschool Program (PK3 & PK4)
The last day of Little Lions Preschool (PK3 & PK4) Program will be Thursday, June 16th, 2022. Please note that the day is an early dismissal at 11:25am and there is no After School Program. We will celebrate our PK4 students moving up to Kindergarten with a Graduation Celebration on the last day of the program, Thursday, June 16th.

Kindergarten
Kindergarten Graduation will be celebrated on Friday, June 17th. Please note that the day is an early dismissal at 11:25am.

After School Program
The last day of St. Mark School's After School Program will be on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 for all grades, PK3-8.
Parish News

St. Mark Parish Ladies Guild’s annual May Crowning
St. Mark Ladies Guild’s annual May Crowning will be in church on Monday, May 9 at 7:00 pm. A scriptural rosary will be said followed by the crowning of our Blessed Mother by Guild officers. Refreshments will be served after the service in the Upper Room. This is not a ladies only event. Everyone is welcome. 

Pray the Rosary
Please join the Knights of Columbus as they pray the rosary for the entire month of May in honor of our Blessed Mother. Dates/times are in the bulletin starting this weekend.  

Are You in Need of Food?
Anyone in, or out, of the Parish, who needs food assistance, should contact Deacon Paul at pkurmay45@optimum.net or call him at 203-378-8025. You may also leave a message at the rectory office 203-377-0444. Discretion and confidentiality are a priority. Please don’t be nervous to reach out to us.
For Parish information, visit: https://www.saintmarkchurchstratford.org/

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Dates At A Glance
  • Saturday, May 7th: First Holy Communion, Grade 2


  • Saturday, May 7th: HSA Bottles and Cans Drive, 10A-2P


  • Wednesday, May 11th: May Crowning, 9am


  • Thursday, May 12th: Cap and Gown Photos, Grade 8


  • Wednesday, May 18th: HSA Father's Club Sports Center Community Event


  • Thursday, May 19th: $1 Dress Down Day


  • Friday, May 20th: K-8 Variety Show
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