St. Mark School
A 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.

November 15, 2020
Dear St. Mark Families,

I'm happy to share with you that our St. Mark School Pre-K and Kindergarten Open House Tours were a overwhelming success! 18 families reserved tours to visit our school and all were impressed with our welcoming community and what our school has to offer. I'd like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to everyone who made the day possible, including our St. Mark School AMEN Team, our Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Larracuente and Ms. Di Costanzo, and 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Zenowich, for taking the time to share what makes our school community special with perspective new families.

I'd also like to thank our current families who hosted an Open House lawn sign to market our Open House Tours. You can return the sign at school or it can be picked up from your house. Please call Mrs. Mannino at 203-375-4291 to make arrangements. Many Thanks!

As we continue on in this school year with the theme of gratitude, let us be grateful that God has protected our students, and ask for His continued blessings on our families.

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

Yours in Christ,
Melissa Warner 

Please do not reply to this email. If you have questions, comments or concerns please email me directly. 

If you are a room parent for your child's classroom, kindly forward this communication to your fellow grade level parents, ensuring all St. Mark families have the most up to date information.
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

As you are aware, the first marking period for the 2020-21 school year has closed. Report cards for students in grades 1 through 8 will be sent home via back pack mail on Tuesday, November 17th.

Virtual Parent/Teacher conferences for grades Kindergarten through Grade 8 will be held on Wednesday, November 18th, 3pm-7pm and Thursday, November 19th, 12pm-6pm via Zoom.

This past week, classroom teachers provided families a link to sign up for conferences. All families are strongly encouraged to sign up for and attend a conference. Please be advised that teachers will assign and communicate a conference time for any family that has not indicated their preference on the sign up form.

Please click the appropriate grade level below to sign up for virtual parent/teacher conferences.








If you would like to request a conference with a specials teacher, please email the teacher, and they will be happy to schedule a conference at a mutually convenient time.

Sarah Carrano, Art scarrano@stmarkschool.org
Lucy Gonzalez, Spanish lgonzalez@stmarkschool.org
Josie Huben, Innovation/Technology jhuben@stmarkschool.org
Lauren McCone, P.E. lmccone@stmarkschool.org
Jennifer Trahan, Music jtrahan@stmarkschool.org
COVID 19 Update

As we are all aware, COVID cases are back on the rise. In an effort to remain in school full time, it is imperative that students follow our guidelines by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks and following directions.

Every morning, our school community is reminded of our COVID safety protocols during morning announcements. Unfortunately, we are noticing an concerning rise in incidents where students are removing their mask when speaking. We appreciate the continued support of families by reminding your children of the importance of wearing a face mask to cover their nose and mouth at school.

We have received no further reports of COVID 19 positive exposures this week and we feel confident that contact tracing for our current case is complete. We will continue to inform you of any updates or changes, as well as any resulting actions that would impact in-person instruction.

Again, we continue to be profoundly grateful to our St. Mark families for your proactive and generous cooperation with our safety protocols. Let's continue to follow CDC, state and local health department COVID guidelines, so that we can continue our full time in-person instruction. Please keep those suffering from COVID 19 and our St. Mark community in your prayers.
Veterans Day 2020

Veterans Day is a special day in our country when we thank those that served in our United States Armed Forces. On Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, students showed their appreciation of our veterans by participating in a red, white and blue dress down day. The dress down raised $267 and the proceeds will provide a pizza dinner for veterans living at Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport.
The Power of Prayer

If you have a prayer intention, please submit your request to St. Mark School's prayer line by clicking here. Your intention will be remembered during our Afternoon Prayers and Announcements.
For Parish information, visit: https://www.saintmarkchurchstratford.org/

For important information and updates on COVID-19, visit the
Please visit our school website regularly at www.stmarkschool.org. Important school updates including copies of notices, newsletters, HSA links, and school calendars can all be accessed on the website.

Visit our social media pages for updates on our school community.
  • Wednesday, November 18th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, November 19th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, November 19th: Early Dismissal at 11:25
  • Monday, November 23rd: Lyman Pie Fundraiser pick up
  • Wednesday, November 25th: Early Dismissal at 11:25, No After School
  • Thursday, November 26th: No School, Happy Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 27th: No School
St. Mark School | 203-375-4291 | www.stmarkschool.org
500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford, CT 06614
The secret to happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us everyday in His goodness.
Saint Gianna Beretta