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.

October 15, 2021
Dear St. Mark Families,

In this Sunday’s Gospel, we will continue to read from the section of Mark. Jesus teaches that those who wish to be great must be the servant of all. As teamwork is this year's theme for St. Mark School, we are called to be humble and give of ourselves for the greater good of our community. I want to thank our parents for their patience and understanding at Thursday's arrival and dismissal times when Disney production trucks were using our St. Mark campus parking lot.
Your support is greatly appreciated.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Warner 

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

Please do not reply to this email. If you have questions, comments or concerns please email me directly.
From the Nurse's Office

As a reminder, the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health advises families continue to follow the CDC’s guidance for travel. Any family traveling outside of Connecticut for a period of 24hrs or longer will be asked to follow
a quarantine period of 10 days without a test. A family may choose a COVID test on day 3-5 of the quarantine period. A student may return to in-person instruction on day 8 after quarantining for a period of 7 days with a negative test result.

Please click here to read the Connecticut COVID-19 travel guidance.
Lost and Found

Parents are reminded to please label your child's name on ALL of his or her belongings-especially sweatshirts, sweaters, fleeces, and coats/jackets. Our school Lost and Found has accumulated many items thus far. If your child is missing an item, please contact his or her teacher to arrange a time to check the Lost and Found.
Mrs. Pelazza Counselor’s Corner

For the month of October, our St. Mark community is learning all about respect. Each grade K-8 will have a developmental guidance lesson where students will be taught what respect means and how to show respect at school, at home, and in the community.

Looking for some books to add to your home library?
Below are some books that connect to the theme of the month, Respect.
  • A little Respectful Spot by Diane Alber
  • The Berenstain Bears – Show Some Respect by Jan Berenstain
  • Do unto Otters by Laurie Keller
Morning Drop Off Reminders

We ask that the following protocols be followed by our school community for the safety of our students.

Please pay close attention to which driveway you use to enter the parking lot. Using the wrong entrance creates a risk for an accident!

  • Parents utilizing the Drop and Go Car Line are to enter using the driveway adjacent to the Blessed Mother Statue.

  • Parents utilizing Parish Center entrance for Preschool and Goodbye Zone are to enter using the driveway across the street from the farm.

  • Doors will close promptly at 7:45am in order for classes to be on time for 8am daily mass.

  • Speed limit is 5 mph in the parking lot.

  • The Nemergut Drive entrance is the ONLY EXIT during arrival and dismissal times. Do not use any other driveway to exit the parking lot.

Please note: If someone other than yourself is dropping off, please relay this important information.
In Our Classrooms

Each week, we will be featuring exciting and creative things happening in a chosen grade level. This week, we highlight our Grade 7 students. On Thursday, the class visited with Father Christopher Ford, Vocations Coordinator for the Diocese of Bridgeport, for inspiration and discussion of their participation in 2021 CT State Council Knights of Columbus Vocation Poster Contest entries.
This week in Social Studies, our Seventh Graders presented artifact based projects that detail their studies of Native Americans and their culture.
In Music class this week, students in Grade 7 reviewed musical elements.
Grade 7 enjoying some warm fall weather at recess!
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  • Tuesday, October 19th: HSA Meeting (open to all) Church Hall, 7pm new date

  • Thursday, October 21st: BCA Cut-A-Thon, $5 Dress Down new date

  • Sunday, October 24th: HSA Trunk or Treat, 4:00-5:00pm new date

  • Wednesday, October 27th: HSA $1 Snack Shop

  • Thursday, October 28th: Halloween Theme Dress Down, $1 no costumes

  • Friday, October 29th: HSA Monster Mash, outside, 6:00-8:00pm

  • Saturday, October 30th: HSA Monster Mash Rain Date

  • Sunday, October 31st: Happy Halloween!

  • Monday, November 1st: Winter Uniform begins
St. Mark School | 203-375-4291 |
500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford, CT 06614
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Helen Keller